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Our Privacy Policy

We take very seriously the private nature of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we handle the information we collect when you visit and/or contribute to our site.  Please read this notice carefully.

The very purpose of our site, of course, is to allow you to share information with others. You control what information is shared with whom. Beyond what you choose to share, we will never use, sell, share or disclose your personal information, except as described here, or as may be required by law.

Information We Collect

Information you choose to provide to us
Insofar as you provide it, we will have and store information including, without limitation: your name, telephone number, and email address; the search terms you use; details regarding businesses you refer, event details including locations, dates, and times; details regarding testimonials you share about the businesses listed on our site; email list membership, etc.

Information We Receive and Store
We also log certain non-personally-identifiable information, including the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider, aggregate user data, and browser type, as you visit our site or use our service.

We also make use of cookies.  A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Like most sites, we use cookies to store user and visitor data and to record session information.  Additionally, our advertisers may set cookies (“Advertiser Cookies”) to allow an ad server to recognize your computer each time the advertiser sends you an online advertisement.

Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect

We will use and disclose your information only as follows:

Generally
We may use your profile data to improve our site and/or tailor your experience at our site, showing you content that we think you might be interested in.  Non-personally-identifiable information may be shared, in aggregate, anonymous form, with third parties, such as advertisers, to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members; this shared information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any other person.

neighbor to neighbor, Inc. (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “neighbor2neighbor”) neighbor2neighbor may use and disclose personally identifying information for such purposes as:
• Operating the site as we in our sole discretion deem appropriate, where such disclosure has been identified at the time of user submission (e.g., displaying contact information for an event, but not for a testimonial);
• Sending you information related to the neighbor2neighbor site or other neighbor2neighbor services;
• Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
• Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
• Developing new services.
If we ever send you information by e-mail concerning new products or services that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you may request no future notices.

Cookies
Our cookies are used to enhance the user experience, and may be used to focus advertising. Users may be able to configure their browser to accept or reject cookies, or notify the user when a cookie is set. It is the user’s responsibility to set browser preferences regarding cookies, although you should be aware that disabling cookies will affect performance and functionality of our site.  Advertisers may use Advertiser Cookies to gather information about where you accessed their advertisements and to determine which ads you clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver focused advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by neighbor2neighbor itself and does not cover the use of Advertiser Cookies by any advertisers.

Information Logged by neighbor2neighbor
This data is used to help manage our website and provide a better user experience, to track usage, to focus advertising and in the case of IP addresses, for security and monitoring purposes.

Third Party Information Processing
We may, at our sole discretion, make use of third party sites or services, e.g., SurveyMonkey, to process user data.  We will make the use of such third party sites or services conspicuous, and you should read the privacy policy maintained by any third party before providing your information to that site or service.

Other Use and Disclosure
Except as set forth above, we will disclose your information to third parties only as reasonably required to protect the legal rights of us, our shareholders, members, employees and customers (such as legal representatives and law enforcement), as you expressly permit, and as required by law (such as the result of a court subpoena). We may transfer your information in the event of a sale of substantially all of the assets of our business to a third-party or in the event of a merger, consolidation or acquisition.  However, in such event, any acquirer will be subject to the provisions of our commitments to you.  We will never provide, share, rent, trade or sell user-specific personal information such as your email address to any third party marketers, unless you ask us to.

Miscellaneous

Location of Servers and Information
neighbor2neighbor processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America. For users outside the United States, please note that any personally-identifying information you enter into the neighbor2neighbor site will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. You consent to such transfer through your use of the Site and our Services. You also warrant that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country and into the United States.

Third Party Links
You may encounter links to other sites on neighbor2neighbor. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, you should read the privacy policy appearing on that site.

Notification of Changes
Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be posted to this website and will become effective as of the date of posting with respect to information we then collect in the future, but will not be changed with respect to information that we have then already collected.  All links to our privacy policy will include the effective date, for your convenience.  It is and will be your responsibility to review our Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure you are aware of any changes.

Effective Date
This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to all data that we have collected since the date we started collecting data which was Nov. 1, 2005.

Contacting Us
We take our users’ privacy extremely seriously, and we have adopted policies and practices that will keep the private information you provide to us safe.  If you have any questions about this privacy policy, our practices, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).