Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scope:

This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information in connection with the use of our services on the neighbUrhood.com website.

neighbUrhood.com appreciates the importance of maintaining your privacy and how information about you is gathered, used and disseminated. This statement is to inform you of our Privacy Policy and how we collect and use information. This policy applies to our information collection and dissemination on (a) our web site(s) and (b) third party web sites (affiliated with us), and other ways we collect and use user information including the purchase of customer lists and data from third parties.

Collection: You can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about you or your company, as applicable. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. .

We may collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address, user’s web browser or Internet Protocol (IP) address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
  • billing and other information you provide to sell or purchase advertising time, as applicable;
  • dispute resolution, correspondence through our sites, and correspondence sent to us;
  • other information from your interaction with our sites, services, content and advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information;
  • additional information we ask you to submit to authenticate yourself or if we believe you are violating site policies (for example, we may ask you to send us an ID or bill to verify your address, or to answer additional questions online to help verify your identity or ownership of an item you list);
  • information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data; and
  • other supplemental information from third parties .

Upon completion of any survey or registration form, online or offline, neighbUrhood.com will collect user information provided on such forms. Some information is necessary to complete the survey or registration, while other information is requested and volunteered by the user to enhance usage of features, or increase eligibility to receive special offers.

Use: Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide our users with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request;
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Use and User Agreement;
  • customize, measure and improve our services;
  • tell you about our services, targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; and
  • compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.

If, however, we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in a materially different manner. However, if you have opted out of all communication with neighborhood, or deleted/deactivated your account, then you will not be contacted for the purpose of notifying you of any material changes to the Privacy Policy.

On Disclosure of Your Information: neighbUrhood cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as third parties, to enforce laws and court orders, protect intellectual property rights, eliminate fraud, and help protect both users and our company from illegal actions. neighbUrhood may disclose user information to law enforcement or other government officials as required by law in response to a verified request by a law enforcement or other government official relating to a criminal investigation or alleged criminal activity, suspected criminal activity, or potential threats to the safety of an individual. Due to the existing regulatory environment, neighbUrhood makes no assurances that user information will never be disclosed in any way not otherwise described in the Privacy Policy.

We may also share your personal information with:

  • Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as fraud investigations, bill collection and affiliate programs);
  • Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service); and
  • Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.)

With the exception of what is set forth above, neighbUrhood will not rent, sell or license users’ personal information to any third party without first notifying users via email of our intent to take such action and allowing users to remove their information from the transfer. neighbUrhood uses individual information to provide promotional offers to users through email advertising, telephone marketing, post mail, and other means of communication. neighbUrhood reserves the right to use user information for any legally permissible purpose.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, neighbUrhood RESERVES THE RIGHTS TO SELL, TRANSFER OR SHARE NON-INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES AND INFORMATION WITHOUT IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS.

Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information: You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to neighborhood.com. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and User Agreement, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Information Gathered from Third Parties: neighbUrhood may license or otherwise lawfully acquire user information from a third party. This information may include a user’s name, address, email, telephone number, and other information that users have lawfully provided to a third party, or a third party has otherwise lawfully acquired. When acquiring information from these outside sources, neighbUrhood will exercise due diligence in assuring that such data was lawfully obtained, that the third party has the right to transfer said information to neighbUrhood, and that we have the right to provide offers from advertisers to the users whose information was obtained. If we obtain user information from web sites other than our own, our name will appear and users will be notified that by signing up or accepting the terms and conditions, they will be receiving promotional and marketing messages from neighbUrhood. There will also be a link to our latest Privacy Policy.

Other occasions where neighbUrhood may obtain user information may include (1) when users request assistance through our customer service department, or (2) when users voluntarily subscribe to a service or newsletter provided by neighbUrhood or a third party. neighbUrhood may also obtain user information from public databases.

Information Regarding Children: neighbUrhood will not knowingly collect any personal information from users under the age of 13. Users between the ages or 13 and 18 may use neighbUrhood’s web sites, but only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to our Privacy Policy. Bid4Spots.com will immediately delete any and all information when it obtains actual knowledge that the user information belongs to a user under 13 years of age. neighbUrhood does not knowingly use information of users under 13, nor disseminate any such information to third parties. We strive to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Web Beacons: neighbUrhood includes “web beacons” in HTML-formatted email messages that are sent to determine whether email messages were opened or acted upon. Generally, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page including an ad banner can act as a web beacon.

Web beacons are electronic images that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. These electronic images, sometimes referred to as “single-pixel GIF”, can track the effectiveness of a promotional campaign and transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a “cookie”) and input and associate updated information into our database.

Cookies: neighbUrhood uses “cookies” (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

  • We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies;
  • We use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status;
  • Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session; and
  • You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of our site.

USERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ADVERTISING AGENCIES, ADVERTISING NETWORKS, AND OTHER COMPANIES WHO PLACE ADVERTISEMENTS ON WEB SITES, IN EMAIL MESSAGES AND ON THE INTERNET MAY USE BEACONS, COOKIES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT USER INFORMATION.

neighbUrhood HAS NO CONTROL OVER, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, ANY THIRD PARTY’S USE OF COOKIES, WEB BEACONS OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT USER INFORMATION.

Other Information Collected Using New Technology:  As technology continues to rapidly change and advance so will neighbUrhood’s uses of such technology. As a result, neighbUrhood may change or employ additional methods in gathering, using, and disseminating user information. Users are thus encouraged to visit this page for any updates to our policy.

Security: neighbUrhood stores user information on servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Account Protection: Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your neighbUrhood password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify neighbUrhood and change your password.

More Information: If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at customerservice@neighbUrhood.com.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THIS PRIVACY POLICY WITHOUT NOTICE. USERS SHOULD REVIEW THIS POLICY FREQUENTLY.