Keeping your Information Private is Important to Deal Acceleration
Deal Acceleration takes protecting your privacy, as an important matter.
Our registered users share their business products and services information, engage with the Deal Acceleration network, communicate with businesses, post and view relevant content about products, services, and company information, and link to sites where customers can buy or find out more about products and services. Some content on some services can be seen by unregistered viewers. We believe our services help your business and consumers find businesses, products, and services and connect them to where users can successfully buy those products and services.
NOTE: Because all profile information can be shared and is visible in the social media space, Deal Acceleration cautions users to guard their personal information, as anything in your profile will be visible and shared. For example, Deal Acceleration recommends that consumers never post their addresses and phone numbers.
How we protect your privacy
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties:
- With your consent
- When necessary to carry out your instructions;
- As necessary to deliver to you our features and functionality;
- When required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or
- As necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Deal Acceleration, its users, and the public.
- We have implemented appropriate industry standard security safeguards to protect your information.
What Information Do We Collect and Who Controls It?
Personal information provided to or gathered by Deal Acceleration is controlled by Deal Acceleration. For more information, go to [email protected].
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
When you create an account with us, you provide us with information (including your name, email address, and password). We use this information to offer you a personalized, relevant experience on Deal Acceleration.
You can add information to your profile such as business name, address, URL, company, business product or service information or any other relevant business descriptive terms, along with logos, pictures, specific product or service information, pictures, links to where users can buy or find out more about your products and services. You can also enter messaging, promotional videos, audio, documentation, or other information that helps you promote and sell or to enable users to be able to connect with you to solve a wide variety of business problems, as long as it is legal.
Services That Sync with Deal Acceleration
We collect information when you sync non-Deal Acceleration content - like your email address book, mobile device contacts, or calendar - with your account. We use this information to improve your experience and better connect you to your network. Synced information can be removed at your discretion.
Other tools or planned additional features will be made available to sync your information with Deal Acceleration, and in conjunction with other third-party services. For example, Deal Acceleration's mobile applications may allow you to sync your device's calendar, email, or contacts applications with Deal Acceleration to show you the Deal Acceleration profiles of meeting attendees, email correspondents or your contacts.
Another example is software tools that allow you to see Deal Acceleration and other public social media information about the people you email or meet with and leverage Deal Acceleration, to help you grow your network. If you grant these products (mobile applications or other Deal Acceleration services that sync external email and calendar services) permission to access your email and calendar accounts, they may store some of your email header and calendar history information in order to match it to Deal Acceleration and other public social media profiles. Deal Acceleration's products that sync with external email services may also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons. However, this content is unreadable by Deal Acceleration and its service providers.
When you contact Deal Acceleration, we collect information to respond to your questions to better serve you. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you.
Using the Deal Acceleration Site and Applications
We collect information when you visit Deal Acceleration, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on Deal Acceleration.
We collect information when you access the Deal Acceleration websites, applications for example, Deal Acceleration email, social media application, connections to third-party websites and personal business websites, mobile applications, chat, social sharing applications or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads, install a Deal Acceleration mobile application, view articles, products, services and other information on Deal Acceleration. If you are logged in on Deal Acceleration.com, Deal Acceleration may place cookies on your device to identify you, your usage information and other data as described in this policy. Even if you're not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including your IP address.
Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites
We collect information when you use your Deal Acceleration account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include Deal Acceleration plugins.
We receive information when you use your Deal Acceleration account to log in to a third-party website or application. Also, when you visit a third-party site that embeds Deal Acceleration plugins, we receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. If you are logged in as a user when you visit sites with Deal Acceleration plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you. Deal Acceleration will use this information to personalize the Deal Acceleration-provided functionality on third-party sites, including providing you insights from and share information with your Deal Acceleration network. Deal Acceleration may provide reports containing aggregated information to companies hosting Deal Acceleration plugins and similar technologies to help them measure Deal Acceleration-generated traffic to their websites.
We target ads to you on and off Deal Acceleration, based on information you included in your profile and your use of Deal Acceleration.
We target ads to users on and off Deal Acceleration through:
- Advertising technologies like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms both on and off Deal Acceleration;
- Member-provided profile information and classifications (for example, "computer hardware vendors");
- Information gathered from a user's profile (for example, specific categories of products and services);
- Your use of Deal Acceleration (for example, your Deal Acceleration search history, blogging messaging content, etc.) or clicking on a Deal Acceleration ad;
- Information from advertising partners, which we use to help deliver relevant ads to you.
- We do not share personally identifiable information with any third-party advertiser, although your profile is visible to other users and through public searches.
Deal Acceleration may show you a variety of sponsored content. If you take social action (for example, if you "like" or "comment" on the sponsored content), your action will be seen by other users, and other users who are shown the sponsored content after you have acted on it.
Deal Acceleration ads that are delivered on third-party sites contain the label "Ads by Deal Acceleration".
Information about Your Computer and Mobile Device
The devices and networks that you use to access Deal Acceleration generate information that we collect. We use this information to improve our Services and enhance security.
When you link to Deal Acceleration sites or applications, or when you view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on Deal Acceleration. We also receive the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your computer (or the proxy server used to access the web), your computer operating system details, your web browser type, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), the operating system of the mobile device used to access Deal Acceleration, and the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or mobile carrier. Your GPS-enabled devices may also provide location data which we may use to show you local information (for example, businesses in your area). You can prevent real time location data from being sent to Deal Acceleration on most mobile devices. Deal Acceleration will of course honor your settings.
Consent for Processing Your Information
Deal Acceleration Communications
We communicate with you using Deal Acceleration messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, finance, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional messages to your Deal Acceleration inbox. You can change your email settings at any time.
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Deal Acceleration websites or applications, messages to your Deal Acceleration inbox, and other means available through the Services. Examples of these communications include:
- Welcome and engagement communications. These communications include information on how to best use Deal Acceleration, and new features;
- Service communications covering service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of Deal Acceleration;
- Promotional communications; these include internal and private email messages (email messages are only delivered to your Deal Acceleration inbox), and may contain information about products, services, and promotional items.
- These messages are sent based on your profile information and messaging preferences. Deal Acceleration tracks your response behavior to emails. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from Deal Acceleration.
- Communications from third-parties shared by any of your contacts.
With certain communications you send on Deal Acceleration, the recipient can see information such as your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through Deal Acceleration (for example, an email requesting product information, or requests made through social media) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for product information, will list your name but not your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your internal contact information will be shared with that individual along with any information you post on your business or consumer social media or business profiles.
We use information you provide to us to customize your experience on Deal Acceleration. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names of businesses that have landed on your website or profile pages. We also use aggregated information from your network and other users to show you content, such as product or service or business information relevant to you.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Deal Acceleration may be seen by others. We do not provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in this Policy. Other people may find your Deal Acceleration profile information through search engines, or use services like Facebook in conjunction with your Deal Acceleration account.
Deal Acceleration supports middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to financial services regulation, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other Deal Acceleration activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through Deal Acceleration's sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of Deal Acceleration. For example, when you post content to a Deal Acceleration social media messaging that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results. Also, if you have bound your Deal Acceleration account to your Twitter or your Facebook account, you can easily share content from Deal Acceleration to Twitter or Facebook, in accordance with your applicable account settings (which you may change at any time) and respective Twitter or Facebook policies. Further, Deal Acceleration allows third parties to search profile information using your email address or profile name information through its profile API.
Deal Acceleration Platform Services and Third Parties
Deal Acceleration works with developers to build platform applications using our developer tools. You can use the Deal Acceleration platform applications or not. If you have allowed a platform application access to your Deal Acceleration account, you can revoke that permission at any time.
We allow third parties to use Deal Acceleration's developer platform to offer services and functionality in conjunction with Deal Acceleration. These third-party developers have either negotiated an agreement to use Deal Acceleration platform technology or have agreed to our API and plugin terms in order to build applications. To inquire about integrating Deal Acceleration API and plugin terms, contact Deal Acceleration at [email protected].
We conduct surveys and polls. We may also help third parties do this type of research. Your participation in surveys or polls is voluntary. You may also opt out of getting invitations to participate in surveys.
Some third parties may target advertisements to you based on your answers. Deal Acceleration or third parties may follow up with you via email regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving email messages. We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personal information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will be used only for the purpose of delivering incentives and verifying your contact information. Providing this information is voluntary, as is whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it. You may opt out of participating in surveys.
Deal Acceleration helps you search for people and businesses and their products and services and Deal Acceleration social media pages.
For example, you can find businesses or consumers and from their profile page you can send them email, read more about their business, products, and services, link to third-party websites where you can buy them, and also use our social media messaging service to interact directly with them regarding a wide variety of topics.
Testimonials, Success Stories, and Advertisements
If you provide any testimonials or success stories about our goods or services or place advertisements through the Deal Acceleration ads, we may post those testimonials, success stories, and examples of advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to third parties. Testimonials, success stories, and advertisements may include personal information, such as your name, that you have provided. For more information about Deal Acceleration ads, please see the Deal Acceleration ads link in the Deal Acceleration web page footer.
Sales Solutions, Advertising, and Marketing
We offer customized premium search listing along with communications tools as part of our advertising, marketing, and sales solutions. These services allow business users to export limited information from public profiles, such as name, headline, current company, current title, and location (for example, San Francisco Bay Area), in order to effectively enable sales and marketing campaigns. All information in your profile is accessible by any other Deal Acceleration user. We do not provide non-Deal Acceleration email or other contact information to users nor do we authorize that information to be included in your Profile pages.
Pages for Businesses and Other Entities
Companies, people, and other entities can create pages on Deal Acceleration. If you access one of these pages, you'll be listed as part of the Deal Acceleration community, and non-identifiable information about you will be provided to the page's administrators.
Deal Acceleration allows all of its users to create pages dedicated to their brand, business, and mission. These pages are public, and any communications or information shared through them will be accessible by the entity that created them. If you save an organization's page to your favorites, you will be listed as having that business as a favorite, which can be viewed by others. Deal Acceleration uses aggregate information about viewers to provide data about its performance (for example, visits).
Legal Process Compliance and Other Disclosures
If compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may disclose your personal information.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Deal Acceleration user when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if Deal Acceleration has a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
- Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies;
- Enforce the Terms and Conditions, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or
- Exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Deal Acceleration, you, personnel, or others.
- We attempt to notify users about legal demands for their data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand. Deal Acceleration will comply with legal requirements on a case by case basis.
Change in Control or Sale of Deal Acceleration Corporation Resulting in Disclosures to Others
To help us with the Services, we may employ third parties.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (for example, marketing and development, maintenance, analysis, audit, etc.). These third parties will have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Deal Acceleration not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
Your Choices and Obligations
You can change your Deal Acceleration information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to:
- Access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Deal Acceleration regarding your profiles;
- Change or remove your content; and
- Close your account.
- You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profiles or readily accessible to you. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 72 hours.
Note: Information you have shared with others (for example, through email, network updates, content sharing) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profiles. Deal Acceleration content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other users copied or exported out of Deal Acceleration, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profiles may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account, if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
Please respect our Terms and Conditions, our Policies, and all Deal Acceleration users.
As a user, you have certain obligations to other users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded users such as Deal Acceleration:
- You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, xenophobic, or other illegal actions or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Deal Acceleration and its users.
- You must not share your confidential sign in password.
- Any violation of these guidelines or those detailed in our Terms and Conditions or elsewhere may lead to the restriction, suspension, or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Deal Acceleration.
You have to meet Deal Acceleration's minimum age of 13 years of age to create an account.
NOTE: Any users under 18 years of age must have an adult (a person over 18 years of age) to take responsibility to abide by the Terms and Conditions on behalf of the minor. Deal Acceleration assumes no liability or responsibility for minors who break the law or violate the provisions of the Deal Acceleration Terms and Conditions.
Please visit Deal Acceleration's Terms and Conditions for additional information about safely using Deal Acceleration.
We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site, in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices.
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on Deal Acceleration is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Deal Acceleration Services. In addition to this level of security, Deal Acceleration advises that you select strong passwords. Deal Acceleration enforces a password at least eight characters long consisting of upper and lower case characters, numbers, and special characters. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use secured-access data centers. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Deal Acceleration. Deal Acceleration does not guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, social media messaging, chat, and similar means of communication with other users are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.