Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you in connection with your use of our services, including those offered through our website and emails (collectively, the “Service”). The terms “we”“us”, and “Seekers Collective” refer to Seekers Collective, LLC, a Delaware company with its headquarters in Sacramento, California. When you use the Service, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
  2. Cookies
  3. Third Parties
  4. Controlling Your Personal Data
  5. Data Retention and Account Termination
  6. Children
  7. Security
  8. Contact Information
  9. Modifications to This Privacy Policy

 

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

We may collect and store information about you in connection with your use of the Service, including any information you transmit to or through the Service. We use the information to provide the Service’s functionality, fulfill your requests, improve the Service’s quality, engage in research and analysis relating to the Service, personalize your experience, track usage of the Service, display relevant advertising, market the Service, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Service, and comply with legal obligations. Even when we do not retain such information, it still must be transmitted to our servers initially and stored long enough to process.

Please also note:

  • a) Account Information: If you create an account on Seekers Collective, we may store and use your full name, email address, and other information you provide with your account, such as address (city, state, country), gender, age, short bio, and personal website. Your username, as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed on your account profile. Thus, if you use your full name as your username, your full name will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. You can modify some of the information associated with your account through your account settings. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal here.
  • b) Public Content: Your contributions to the Service are intended for public consumption and are therefore viewable by the public, including your recommendations, reviews, tips, and posts. Your account profile (e.g., username, city) is also intended for public consumption, as is some of your other activity through the Service, like how you engage with other people’s contributions (e.g., comments, likes).
  • c) Contacts: You can invite others to join the Service by sending them an email; no personal information is stored for this purpose. Further, Seekers Collective does not access your contacts.
  • d) Communications: When you sign up for an account or use certain features, you are opting to receive messages from other Seekers Collective users, and Seekers Collective itself. You can manage some of your messaging preferences through your account settings, but note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative or legal messages from Seekers Collective. We may also store information that you provide through communications to us, including from phone calls, letters, emails and other electronic messages, or in person. If you are a representative of a business listed on Seekers Collective, we may contact you, including by phone or email, using the contact information you provide us, make publicly available, or that we have on record for your business. Our calls with you may be monitored and recorded for quality purposes.
  • e) Activity: We may store information about your use of the Service, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit.
  • f) Different Devices: You may access the Service through different devices (e.g., your mobile phone or desktop computer). The information that we collect and store through those different uses may be cross-referenced and combined.

 

  1. COOKIES

We, and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookies in connection with your use of the Service. Cookies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Service, such as your browser type, search preferences, IP address, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session.

The purposes for which we use Cookies in the Service include:

  • Processes: Intended to make the Service work in the way you expect. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.
  • Authentication, Security, and Compliance: Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized parties, and comply with legal requirements. For example, we use Cookies to determine if you are logged in.
  • Preferences: Intended to remember information about how you prefer the Service to behave and look.
  • Notifications: Intended to allow or prevent notices of information or options that we think could improve your use of the Service.
  • Advertising: Intended to make advertising more relevant to users and more valuable to advertisers. For example, we may use Cookies to serve you interest-based ads, such as ads that are displayed to you based on your visits to other websites, or to tell us if you have recently clicked on an ad.
  • Analytics: Intended to help us understand how visitors use the Service. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions correlate to your interactions with the search page.

You can set some Cookie preferences through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the Service. The method for disabling Cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in your device or browser preferences or security settings. For example, iOS and Android devices each have settings which are designed to limit forms of ad tracking. Please note that changing any of these settings does not prevent the display of certain advertisements to you.

 

  1. THIRD PARTIES

Third parties may receive information about you as follows:

  • a) Service Providers: We may rely on third party providers to perform certain services for us in connection with your use of the Service, such as communications and hosting services, network security, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, and other functions. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests. These third party providers may share information with us that they obtain from or about you in connection with providing their services or completing your requests.
  • b) Aggregate Information: We do not share with third parties (such as advertisers and content distributors) any information with identifying content. We may only share user information in the aggregate with third parties; for example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.
  • c) Business Transfers: If another company acquires Seekers Collective or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.
  • d) Businesses on Seekers Collective: We do not share information from or about you with businesses listed on Seekers Collective. Keep in mind that businesses may see your Public Content (as defined in Section 1(b) above).
  • e) Investigations and Legal Disclosures: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure (a) is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process or law enforcement requests served on us; (b) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service; or (c) protects our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public, such as disclosures in connection with our Consumer Alerts program. If you flag or otherwise complain to Seekers Collective about content through the Service, we may share the substance of your complaint with the contributor of that content in order to provide an opportunity for the contributor to respond.
  • f) Links: The Service may link to third party services, like a business’ URL. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on or applicable to all such third party services.

 

  1. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Service pseudonymously.

 

  1. DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION

To close your account, please contact us here. We will remove certain public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service or to comply with legal obligations. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business listings, recommendations, or reviews.

 

  1. CHILDREN

The Service is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

 

  1. SECURITY

We use various safeguards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION

You may contact us online concerning our Privacy Policy.

 

  1. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be located on this page. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Service prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you acknowledge the revised Privacy Policy.