Privacy Policy

Smallbiz Juice is a responsible small business that is committed to protecting your privacy. Our small business privacy policy explains how we receive personal data from you, and how we will treat it thereafter. When you visit our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices we explain in this policy.

The information we gather about your visits to our website using log files is anonymous information and is not personal to you. For example, your IP address, browser name and zip code. This information is used to help us refine and improve our service to small business owners. We reserve the right to use this information in its aggregate form to inform advertisers about the audience that visit our website.

You may provide information to us about yourself by filling in self-completion forms on our website or by communicating with us by another means like email. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, financial and credit card information, and personal information.

When you visit our website we may automatically collect the following information: Information about your visit, which may include the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Website (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to move away from the page and any phone number used to call our support desk; Information we receive from other sources – we work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, search information providers, affiliate advertising networks, analytics providers) and may also receive certain information about you from them. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other website users. This helps us to personalise your website experience.

We use information held about you: To provide you with information about small business products and services that are similar to those that you have already shown interest in; To permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. We may contact you by e-mail or SMS with information about products and services similar to those which you demonstrated interest in.

We partner with third parties to provide users with lead aggregators, insurance agents, financial advisers and banks on our site. If you request any of these services, we will share your name, your email address, your phone number, and your specific location so that these third parties may provide the services you requested. When we permit selected third parties to use your data, they will contact you only if you have consented to this; To notify you about changes to our small business services; To ensure that our website content is presented in the most effective way to maximise your user experience.

We use information we collect about you: To administer our website and for internal operations, like data analysis, testing, statistical and survey purposes; To improve our website and ensure our content is presented in the most effective way; To allow you to participate in dynamic aspects of our user-experience, when you choose to; To help keep our small business website safe and secure; To measure or understand the effectiveness of content and advertising we publish, and to deliver relevant content and advertising to you; To make recommendations to you about small business products or services that may be of interest.

Any ads that appear on our website are delivered by reputable third-party agents for ad delivery and reporting. We do not share site usage information about small business users with ad agents for the purpose of targeting ads on our website. Third-party ad servers may use cookies on our website to allow them to recognize returning visitors. The information that it collects and shares through this technology is not personally identifiable to you.

We may combine information we collect about you with information we receive from other third party sources. We may use this combined information in the ways we have explained above.

We may share your information with selected third parties including: Third-party authors of content on our small business website to measure the effectiveness of their content, how it is being viewed and by whom, and to make recommendations to you about goods or services that may interest you, subject to any additional privacy policies of those third parties that might apply; Third parties such as lead aggregators, financial advisers, insurance agents and banks.

When you submit your personal information to us you may be contacted by these third parties regarding the services you have requested; Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them; Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant ads to you. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our small business users. We may also use aggregate information to help advertisers reach the audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their ad to that target audience; Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Smallbiz Juice Website.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties: In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer; If Smallbiz Juice or the majority of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data will be an asset which transfers; If we are under a duty to disclose your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of others. This includes exchanging small business information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Unfortunately, the transmission of small business information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our brand partners, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. We recommend you check these policies before you submit any personal data to other websites.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please email editor@smallbizjuice.com