Information we collect about you:
Generally: We may collect personal information that can identify you such as; your name and email address so long as you agree to provide permission to collect said information. However, we may collect other anonymous information that does not identify you, which we use to improve your online experience. When you provide personal information to SidewalkLocal.com, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide: We may collect and store any personal information you enter on SidewalkLocal.com or provide to us in some other manner including through tweeting, surveys or contests conducted on SidewalkLocal.com. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, and other demographic information as well as public information such as user ratings and reviews, saved restaurant and event listings, and other information you view on SidewalkLocal.com or its business partner’s websites.
Information collected automatically: We automatically collect information from your browser each time you visit SidewalkLocal.com. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.
Cookies: When you visit SidewalkLocal.com, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to SidewalkLocal.com. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on SidewalkLocal.com. Please be aware that through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on SidewalkLocal.com, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on SidewalkLocal.com.
Other Technologies: We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of SidewalkLocal.com. We also may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Information collected by third-parties: At times we may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements or provide applications and services on SidewalkLocal.com. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements or use their applications and services. TPG, LLC, nor SidewalkLocal.com provides any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and personalize online experiences as well as gauge their effectiveness.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect data when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site, other sites, and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
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Other Technologies: We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of SideWalkLocal.com. We also may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Information collected by third-parties: At times we may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements or provide applications and services on SideWalkLocal.com. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements or use their applications and services. TPG, LLC, nor SideWalkLocal.com provides any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and personalize online experiences as well as gauge their effectiveness. If such vendors are used, you will have the ability to opt out of such cookies on each vendors site.
How we use the information we collect:
Generally: We may use information that we collect about you to:
(a)deliver the products and services that you have requested; (b) manage your account and provide you with customer support; (c) perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others; (d) communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, social websites, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties; (e) develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on SidewalkLocal.com and other sites; (f) verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes; (g) enforce our terms and conditions; (h) manage our business and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Who we share your information with:
Personal information: We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Authorized service providers: We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through SidewalkLocal.com. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through SidewalkLocal.com or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.
We may disclose your information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. When we believe disclosurer is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce SidewalkLocal.com’s terms and conditions or other TPG agreements or policies.
How we protect your personal information:
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using SidewalkLocal.com, however, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews and chat rooms:
SidewalkLocal.com is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Parents: We strongly encourage parents to spend time and monitor their children while they are online. We recommend that you spend time with your children while they are online to become familiar with the types of content available on the internet. Parents should monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other online communications as well as transactional features. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers that can help provide a safe online environment for your kids.
No Rights of Third Parties:
How to contact us:
California Privacy Rights:
If you are a resident of California, in addition to the rights set forth above, you have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. California law gives you the right to send us a request at a designated address to receive the following information:
1. the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year;
2. the names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and
3. if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.
We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated email address for these requests is support@SidewalkLocal.com.
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A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate SidewalkLocal.com. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings (click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of SidewalkLocal.com may not function properly.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to SidewalkLocal.com from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit SidewalkLocal.com, we automatically collect Your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize SidewalkLocal.com for you and all other consumers, and to diagnose problems with our site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you the consumer.