Your privacy when visiting FindmeChicago.com is important to us. This page explains what information may be collected by us during your visit and covers web visitors to FindmeChicago.com.
Information We Collect
FindmeChicago.com collects a small amount of non-personal information about your visit, including the domain name and page of the web site you were at immediately prior to entering our site. Through our statistics packages, we track how much time you spend on each page, the IP address associated with your computer and ISP, and the first page you visit when exiting our site. This information is analyzed in aggregate to improve the web site and your experience using it.
Cookies and Beacons
A cookie is a small file stored in your web browser when you visit some websites. Cookies help us to recognize you on return visits and allow us to tailor and improve the advertising we display to you. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and are set to expire after from your browser after a set amount of time. You may configure your web browser to not accept web cookies from our web site. This will not prevent you from using the web site, but may diminish your user experience.
FindmeChicago.com uses ad-serving software to display relevant banner advertising to users of our site. The software may set cookies on your browser to help us know which banner ads you’ve seen during your visit.
The privacy of young people is very important. FindmeChicago.com is not marketed to children under the age of 17 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children visiting our web site.
Third Party Advertisers and External links
Information We Disclose to Third Parties
We may use general information about our visitors and how they use the site to market ourselves, attract advertisers and new listings. For example, we may share how many individuals visited our web site in a given time period, how long on average they stayed on each page of the site. The use of this aggregated (as a whole) information does not reveal any personal information about our visitors to third parties.
FindmeChicago.com allows visitors to the business listings to comment on those listings. Names and email addresses are collected from these visitors primarily to prevent abuse of this feature of the web site. Information collected from visitors who use the comment function of FindmeChicago.com will not be sold, disclosed or shared with any third party, except when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests from law enforcement;
- We believe it is necessary to comply with law enforcement in an investigation;
- We believe it necessary to contact law enforcement based on statements or threats made in FindmeChicago.com comment areas, or to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or potential threats to the safety of any person;
- We merge, or are acquired by another company. In this event, FindmeChicago.com will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different set of policies.
FindmeChicago.com takes reasonable steps to protect your information. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your information. Your information can only be accessed by FindmeChicago.com employees. FindmeChicago.com is hosted with a reputable web host with extensive experience in web site security.
Policy effective: July 15th, 2010
Policy updated: November 9th, 2014
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