Privacy and Website Terms
Thanks for using PALMCOASTCONTRACTORS.COM. This policy explains the what, how, and why we collect information when you use our directory. It also explains the ways we use your information. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses to third parties.
When we say “we,” “us,” and “palmcoastcontractors.com,” we’re referring to MASS WEBSITES INC., a State of Florida Corporation. We provide online platforms that you use to create, pages in a specified directory (the “Directory”). When we say “you” or “User,” we’re referring to the person or entity that’s registered with us to use the Directory. A “Business user” is a business that inputs business information on a page in the Directory. A “Registered User ” is a person who searches business profiles and is registered and given permission to search or respond to businesses. We may combine information about users with information provided by other users (business,registered or third parties) to create ”Aggregate Information,” which may include, but isn’t limited to, names, email addresses, demographic information, IP addresses and location.
We offer the Directory and links on our websites http://www.palmcoastcontractors.com, http://www.palmcoast.directory and http://www.floridawebsitepros.com (each a “Website” and together the “Websites”). While providing the Directory, we may collect Personal Information, which means information about a Business user or Registered user.
4. Questions & Concerns
MASS WEBSITES INC.
Attn. MASS WEBSITES PRIVACY
PO Box 131749
Palm Coast, Florida, 32135
5. Information We Collect
List and Email Information: When you add any information or create an account with the Directory, we may access the information in your user account.
Information from your Use of the Directory: We may get information about how and when you use the Directory, store it in log files associated with your account, and link it to other information we collect about you. This information may include, for example, your IP address, time, date, browser used, and actions you’ve taken within the application.
Cookies and Tracking: When you use our websites, we may store “cookies,” “tags,” or “scripts,” which are strings of code, on your computer. We and our analytics (like Google) use those cookies to collect information about your visit and your use of our Website or Directory. You may turn off cookies that have been placed on your computer by following the instructions on your browser, but if you block cookies, it may be more difficult (and maybe even impossible) to use some aspects of the Directory.
Web emails: When we send emails to Business users, we may track behavior such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. We do that to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve our features for specific segments of Business users. To do this, we include items called flash cookies, (also known as a Local Share Object, or LSO) in emails we send. Flash cookies allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details. We use the data from those flash cookies to create the reports about how your page performed and what actions your Registered users took.
Information from Other Sources: We may get more information about you or your Registered users, like name, age, and use of social media websites, by searching the Internet or querying third parties (we’ll refer to that information as Open Content Information). We use open content information to develop features like Social Profiles, a tool that helps you learn about your Registered users and send them more relevant content.
Information from the use of our Mobile Apps: When you use our mobile applications, we may collect information about the type of device and operating system you use. We may ask you if you want to receive notifications about activity in your account. If you opt in to these notifications and no longer want to receive them, you may turn them off through your operating system. We don’t access or track any location-based information from your mobile device unless you’ve given us permission. We may use mobile analytics software to help us better understand how people use our application. We may collect information about how often you use the application and other performance data. We don’t collect or link that data with any personally identifiable information.
6. Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We may use and disclose your Personal Information only as follows:
To promote use of our Directory. For example, if you leave your Personal Information when you visit our Website and don’t sign up for any of the Directory, we may send you an email asking if you want to sign up. And if you use any of our Directory and we think you might benefit from using another Service we offer, we may send you an email about it. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the Unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send.
To send you informational and promotional content that you may choose (or “opt in”) to receive. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the Unsubscribe instructions included in every email.
To bill and collect money owed to us. This includes sending you emails, invoices, receipts, notices of delinquency, and alerting you if we need a different credit card number. We use third parties for secure credit card transaction processing, and we send billing information to those third parties to process your orders and credit card payments. All information sent to the processor is encrypted by ssl certificate To learn more about the steps we take to safeguard that data, see Section 11 below.
To communicate with you about your account and provide customer support.
To protect the rights and safety of our Business users and third parties, as well as our own.
To meet legal requirements like complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
To provide information to representatives and advisors, like attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
To provide, support, and improve the Directory we offer. This includes aggregating information from your use of the Directory and sharing such Aggregated Information with third parties.
To provide suggestions to you. This includes adding features that compare Business users’ stats, or using data to suggest services your Registered users may be interested in.
7. Data Collected for and by our Users.
As Business users you use our Directory to collect personal information from your Registered users(reviews,contact forms). We have no direct relationship with your Registered users, and you’re responsible for making sure you have the appropriate permission for us to collect and process information about those individuals. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our Directory (“Service Providers.”) All Service Providers enter into a contract with us that protects personal data and restricts their use of any personal data in line with this policy. As part of our Directory, we may use and incorporate into features information you’ve provided or we’ve collected about Registered users as Aggregate Information. We may share this Aggregate Information, including Registered user email addresses, with third parties in line with the approved uses in Section 6.
If you’re a Registered user and no longer want to be contacted by one of our Business users, please unsubscribe directly from that Business user’s newsletter or contact the Business user directly to update or delete your data. If you contact us, we may remove or update your information within a reasonable time and after providing notice to the Business user of your request.
We’ll retain personal data we process on behalf of our Business users for as long as needed to provide the Directory page to our Business users or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.
8. Public Information and Third Parties
Social Media Platforms and Widgets. Our Websites include social media features, like the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. We also maintain presences on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
Service Providers. If it’s necessary to provide you something you’ve requested, then we may share your personal information to a Service Provider for that purpose. We’ll tell you we’re working with a Service Provider whenever reasonably possible, and you may request at any time the name of our Service Providers.
9. Contest and Sweepstakes
We may, from time to time, offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions on our Websites or through social media (collectively “Offers or Prize”). Participation in our Promotions is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal contact information like your name, address, date of birth, phone number, email address, username, and similar details. We use the information you provide to administer Our Promotions. We also may, unless prohibited by the rules or law, use the information provided to communicate with you, or other people you referr, about our Directory. We do not share this information with our affiliates and other organizations or Service Providers .
10. Notice of Breach of Security
Nobody is safe from hackers. If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you then MASS WEBSITES will notify you as soon as possible and later report the action we took in response.
11. Safeguarding Your Information
MASS WEBSITES accounts require a username and password to log in. You must keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party. Because the information in your user account is so sensitive, account passwords are encrypted, which means we can’t see your passwords. We can’t resend forgotten passwords . We’ll only reset them.
12. We Operate in the United States
Our servers and offices are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. By using our Websites, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.
13. Accuracy of Data, Transparency, and Choice
We do our best to keep data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address,phone,name change), then you’re responsible for notifying us of those changes.
We’ll retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide the Directory. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our Agreements.
We’ll give an individual, either you or a Registered user, access to any Personal Information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information from us by contacting us here. Unless it’s prohibited by law, we’ll remove any Personal Information about an individual, be it Business or a Registered user, from our servers at their request. There is no charge for an individual to access or update his or her personal information.