Last Update: June/12/2009
Best Biddy Corp. provides a collection of online resources, including
but not limited to targeted bidding/auction system. The Best Biddy Corp.
other websites under www.bestbiddy.com (collectively
When you visit the Site, you provide us with two types of information:
Personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose, and that we
information about your use of the Site that we
collect as you interact with the Site (Account information). If
you create an account to help take advantage of the full range of services
offered on the Site, we ask for and record personal information such as your
name, phone number, mailing address and email address.
For both Consumer and Professional Accounts: We use your email address
to send you notifications, updates and news, and to contact you both ourselves,
and on behalf of other users (such as other users who send you messages or
respond to a question you posted or regarding project bidding.) We may also use
your email address to send you a message to verify your email address. If you
forget your password, you can request us to send an email to your email address
in order to reset your password.
For Professional Accounts only: We use your email address and phone
numbers to send you notifications and updates both ourselves, and on behalf of
other users, and for activity relating to your Professional Account (such as
when users review or recommend your business or when a user posts a question
related to your service expertise.) We may use your phone number to call you to
verify that you are the owner or authorized representative of a business.
You may choose not to receive e-mail of these types by accessing the
"Your Account Information" after you log on to the Site
Submissions. We store and may publicly display
your submissions in order to help provide the Service. When we display your
submissions, we do so together with your account name. The term “account
(a) for Personal Accounts, your first username; and (b) for Business Accounts,
your first name and last name, or your business name. The term "submissions" refers
to the information that you submit or post to the Site for public display, such
as business ratings, reviews, photos, recommendations, complaints, comments,
responses to reviews, advice questions, advice responses and the information
that you display as part of your account profile.
Feedback. If you contact us to provide
feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal
information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we
can effectively respond to your communication.
Personal messaging. In order to allow you to send and
receive messages with other registered users of the Site, we record the
messages that you send and receive using the Site's or the Service’s messaging
features. When handling your personal information for purposes of the Service,
we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use
of that information to the Best Biddy Corp. specified purposes. Our privacy
practices apply to your messages only to the extent they are stored on Best
Biddy Corp. systems. For example, once the persons or businesses to whom you’ve
addressed your message have obtained your messages from Best Biddy Corp., they may
use the contents of your messages without regard to Best Biddy Corp. privacy
policy. We are not responsible for and do not control the transmission of
information over public carrier facilities such as phone networks.
Activity. We record information relating to
your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view,
your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp
information. We use this type of information to help us administer the Site and
provide Service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate (on an
anonymous basis) to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and
characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of
the Site. We may share the results of this analysis (on an aggregated,
anonymous basis) with third parties to help us provide or expand the Site or
the Service. If we display advertising on the Site, then we may also use
information about you in or derived from your Profile and User Content to display
advertising to you that we believe is tailored to you specifically. This helps
us provide our service to you and, we believe, provides you a more useful
Cookies. We send cookies to your computer in
order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service.
The term"cookies" refers
to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard
drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which
expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your
computer until you delete them or they expire in accordance with their own
terms). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file
directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not
work properly or at all.
Enforcement. We may use the information we
collect in connection with your use of the Site (including your personal
information) in order to investigate, enforce, and apply our Disclaimer,
Data Processing. By using Best Biddy
Corp, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and
processed in the United States/Canada or the region in which you reside.
Transfer of Information:
We may distribute your User Content to third parties to help promote or
benefit the Site or the Service, as more fully described in the Disclaimer. The
third parties may in turn publicly display or publish your submissions in
connection with their own websites, media platforms and products or services.
When we distribute your submissions to third parties, we typically include your
account name (but not your personal information unless you include your
personal information in your submissions).
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the
services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our
business, such as to host the Site at a co-location facility for servers, to
send out email updates about Best Biddy Corp., to remove repetitive information
from our user lists, to provide messaging systems, to process payments for
products or services, to conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation
of accounts, provide technical and customer support, or provide specific
services, such as synchronization of your contacts with other software
applications. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our
service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a
limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize
third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement
reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that
information to the Best Biddy corp.-specified purposes.
We may share your personal information with our current or future
affiliated companies, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy
Policy. If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Best Biddy Corp.
business, or individual business units owned by Best Biddy Corp., were to change,
then your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service
can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your User Content
and other information would remain subject to the promises made in any
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful
requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable
laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an
information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable
legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when
we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or
property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the
Service or using the Best Biddy Corp. name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm.
This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or
We may disclose information in the aggregate to third parties relating
to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business
relationships with those third parties, such as advertisers and content
distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been
exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners or business profiles.
Advertisements that may appear on Best Biddy Corp. are sometimes
delivered (or “served”) directly to users by third party advertisers. They
automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party
advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other
Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time
they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their
ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile
information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their
advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Best Biddy Corp.
does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the
third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact
information stored on Best Biddy Corp. unless you choose to share it with them.
You may choose to provide us with another person's e-mail address and
name so that person may be invited to create an account on the Site and easily
share reviews, ratings and other feedback on local service providers with you.
We use this information to: (a) contact and, if necessary, remind that person
about the invitation; and (b) identify when your friend sets up an account on
the Site so that you may be setup as friends. By providing us with another
person's e-mail address and name, you represent to us that you have obtained
the consent of the person concerned to disclose their personal information to
Best Biddy Corp. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order
to comply with legal process, as described above.
The Site may contain links to
other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web
sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of other sites they
information collected by Best Biddy Corp.
Controlling Personal Data:
To the extent you include personal information in your submissions (such
as a photo of yourself), third parties may be able to identify you, associate you
with your user account, and contact you. For Business Accounts, third parties
can also associate you with your user account using the search feature on the
Site, but only if the third party already knows your business name. Please
do not include information in your submissions that you expect to keep private.
Please also note that the personal messages you send or receive using
the Site's personal messaging feature are only private to the extent that you
and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, we do not have any
control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly
posts the contents of such a message.
As a registered Best Biddy Corp. user, you can modify some of your
personal information and your privacy preferences.
You may request Best Biddy Corp. to close your account. Business
Accounts may also choose to remove their business profile from display on the
Site (this will result in the business details and all reviews,
recommendations, complaints and associated feedback information for this
business being removed from display on the Site). After your account is closed,
your personal information that you provided when registering for the Site may
persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time, but will not be
generally available to users of the Site. Note that other User Content that
you’ve posted to the Site, such as reviews, recommendations, complaints,
feedback, comments, questions and answers, will generally continue to be
displayed on the Site.
If you make use of the communication features of the Service to share
information with other individuals on the Site (e.g., sending a message to
another Best Biddy Corp. user), you generally cannot remove such
Best Biddy Corp. takes
appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account
information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter
sensitive information (such as your password), we encrypt that information.
Because email and other forms of communication (i.e. phone calls), we request
that you not send private information to us by email, voice messages etc. If
you have any questions about the security of the Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer and Privacy
Your use of the Site, and any
Disclaimer and all of its dispute resolution provisions, including disclaimers
of warranties, limitations on damages, choice of law and forum. We reserve the
date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such
changes or revised statement will constitute your acceptance of the changes