Last Updated: November 01, 2016
LA Business Pros, a trade name of Whizdom Group, Inc. (collectively "LA Business Pros", "we", "us" or "our"), provide this Privacy Statement that covers the website http://www.LABusinessPros.com/. By accessing, using or registering with LA Business Pros' website, you accept and agree to LA Business Pros' Privacy Statement. LA Business Pros provides a variety of online information to assist business owners with business exit planning and selling their businesses. LA Business Pros values your privacy, feedback and candor very highly. Any user information we collect is considered private and we do not use it or share it except as permitted herein, without the user's permission. We use this personal information at LA Business Pros to provide the best quality service possible. The following privacy statement summarizes LA Business Pros' protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the LA Business Pros site.
Information Collected by LA Business Pros
LA Business Pros collects user information from several areas of the LA Business Pros site including email forms, registration forms, and any surveys that LA Business Pros may sponsor. LA Business Pros collects individual user site page view activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. LA Business Pros may track the IP address of a user's computer or place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. This is required by LA Business Pros services to provide automated features.
Use of Information Collected
Collected information helps LA Business Pros better understand its users' needs in order to improve its product and service offerings. Email addresses are used to communicate with members through the LA Business Pros bi-monthly newsletter, promotional emails, partner emails and for site administration purposes. Users may be deleted from the newsletter, promotional email and partner email lists at their request. Personal information may be used to contact users for the purpose of research, product development, marketing, or customer service, if the user has opted to receive such communication. User site page view activity is collected and analyzed and may be utilized by LA Business Pros in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. IP address and cookie log data is analyzed to better understand traffic flows and user preferences. LA Business Pros may retain the data it collects indefinitely. You may have your personal information deleted or deactivated by contacting us here. You may be asked to confirm your identity. You will receive a response within 10 business days.
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Though LA Business Pros makes every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request served on our website and to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
LA Business Pros shares information with its partners for the purpose of providing related services in which we deem our users have interest. The use that LA Business Pros' partners make of customer information will not exceed LA Business Pros' use of the data. LA Business Pros also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of LA Business Pros, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.
LA Business Pros does not rent or lease user information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, LA Business Pros may obtain information (such as electronic mail addresses) from third party providers. It is our goal to only contact individuals who we believe may have a legitimate business interest in LA Business Pros based on their membership or participation in other organizations or web sites, and who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for this purpose. While LA Business Pros endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, LA Business Pros cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
Please be aware that in the event LA Business Pros merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of LA Business Pros' assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including personal information, will be shared and/or transferred to such third party. The information may only be used or shared by such third parties for the primary purpose for which the information was originally collected. If such third parties, or if LA Business Pros for its own business needs, desire to use the personal information for another purpose, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information prior to the information being used for a new purpose, and you will have the opportunity to opt out of such new use of your personal information.
Security of personal information
LA Business Pros' clients and their personal information are considered to be LA Business Pros' greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. LA Business Pros takes every reasonable precaution to secure personal information within both its computers and its physical premises.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our website, please contact us.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by LA Business Pros and our partners, affiliates, analytics and service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We use Local Storage (LS) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LS such as HTML 5 to collect and store information.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LS.
We post customer testimonials on our website which may contain personal information such as the customer's name. We do obtain the customer's consent to post their name along with their testimonial prior to any posting of such testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from these testimonials, contact us here. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Blog / Forum
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us here. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Alternatively, if you used a third party application to post such information, you can remove it, by either logging into the said application and removing the information or by contacting the appropriate third party application.
Social Media Widgets
Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Twitter button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.
Collection and Use of Third Party Personal Information
You may also provide personal information about other people, such as their name, physical address, email address, etc. This information is only used for the sole purpose of completing your request or for whatever reason it may have been provided.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our Site includes links to other Websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of LA Business Pros. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Website you visit.
Opting-out, editing, updating or deleting personal information
LA Business Pros utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with registered users and customers. As a registered user/customer, you hereby acknowledge and grant LA Business Pros the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purposes LA Business Pros determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. LA Business Pros will use best efforts to honor customers request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will LA Business Pros have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers.
Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails including the LA Business Pros Newsletter, LA Business Pros promotional Emails, or Sponsor Emails are requested to contact LA Business Pros Client Services, or select the opt-out option that is available on all email correspondence. We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service notices and responsibilities. LA Business Pros occasionally communicates with its users via email and phone to provide information about requested services and regarding issues related to their account. It is important to note that this communication is not used for marketing or promotional purposes. Requesting the deletion of certain types of user information may prevent users from accessing some website features.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, delete or update your personal information by contacting LA Business Pros Client Services.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us here. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
LA Business Pros may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice (including via fax), or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by LA Business Pros in our sole discretion. LA Business Pros reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described herein. LA Business Pros is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. We recommend that you add News@LABusinessPros.com to your email address book to help ensure you receive email notifications from us.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
If LA Business Pros decides to change its privacy statement, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
LA Business Pros reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If LA Business Pros makes material changes to this statement, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.