The Superior Business Network (SBN.com)
intended to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of SBN.com or our
services, or otherwise provide us with information through various means such as
mail-in entries for sweepstakes or contests, the information we collect, how
that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about
carefully when using our website or services or transacting business with us.
SBN.com is part of WOMM, LLC. If you have any questions about our privacy
to contact us.
Information we collect about you
We may collect personal
information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other
information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information
through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the
United States and other countries around the world.
Information you provide - We
may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or
provide to us in some other manner including through surveys conducted on our
website. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address,
e-mail address, and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us,
financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number,
type, expiration date or other financial information). We also may request
information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, and other
demographic information as well as public information such as user ratings and
reviews, saved restaurant and event listings, and other information you view on
Information from other sources - We may also periodically obtain
both personal and non-personal information about you from other businesses,
business partners, and other third parties and add it to our account information
or other information we have collected. Examples of information that we may
receive include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and
additional demographic information.
Information about others - We may also
collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to
us. If you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.)
information that may interest them or messages (such as invitations) through our
system, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of
each such recipient.
We use various technologies to collect information from your
computer and about your activities on our site.
automatically - We automatically collect information from your browser when you
visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type
and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your
browser previously accepted from us (see "Cookies" below), and the referring
Cookies - When you visit our website, we may assign your
computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to
personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may
automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such
as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on
our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify
your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies,
please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive
features offered on our website.
Other Technologies - We may use standard
Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to
track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional or
other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been
opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to
customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted
advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online
advertising, content, programming or other activities.
Information collected by
third parties - We may allow third parties, including our authorized service
providers, affiliate companies, advertising companies, and ad networks, to
display advertisements or provide applications and services on our site. These
companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to
collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements
or use their applications and services. Our website does not provide any
personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to
deliver targeted advertisements and personalize online experiences and gauge
How we use the information we collect
SBN.com may use
information that we collect about you to:
Deliver the products and services that
you have requested; Manage your account and provide you with customer support;
Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products,
services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
Communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices
about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our
affiliate companies or other third parties; Develop and display content and
advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites; Verify your
eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
Enforce our terms and conditions; Manage our business and Perform functions as
otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
may use financial information or payment method to process payment for any
purchases made on our website, to pre-qualify you for credit card and other
offers that you might find of interest, to protect against or identify possible
fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
- If your personal information is submitted through our website when
applying for a position with our company, the information will be used solely in
connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your
personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of
considering your application for current or future available positions. This
information may be shared with affiliate companies for the purpose of evaluating
your qualifications for the particular position or other available positions, as
well as with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain
and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal
or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web
site or while using our services.
We do not share your
personal information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you
and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information
shared. We may share personal information with:
Authorized service providers -
We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers
that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include
processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service
and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our
website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other
features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to
personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to
share or use such information for any other purposes.
Business partners - When
you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through our
website or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses
with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions,
contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant's
offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other
information to that merchant.
Reservation partners - By making reservations on
our website for services provided by third parties, including government
entities, you consent to our providing your personal information and reservation
information to these reservation partners. Sharing this information with our
reservation partners allows them to contact you using the e-mail address or
other contact information you provided.
Direct mail partners - From time to time
we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods and
services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive mailings
from these providers, you can notify us at any time by sending an email to
Our affiliate businesses - We are part of WOMM, LLC. We
may share information we collect, including personal information, with our
affiliate companies. Sharing information with our affiliate companies enables us
to provide you with information about a variety of products and services that
affiliate companies also will comply with applicable privacy and security laws
and, at a minimum, in any commercial e-mail they send to you, will give you the
opportunity to choose not to receive such e-mail messages in the future.
We also may disclose your information in response to a subpoena or
similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from
law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal
rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such
cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate,
prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or
other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our
company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or
cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions
or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate
transaction, such as the sale of business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation,
or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. The personal information
that you provide to us is an asset of the company and may be included in the
assets transferred in the event of a substantial corporate transaction.
third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own
privacy policies, which describe how they use and disclose personal information.
Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal
information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this
encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties. These entities or
their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States.
Aggregated and non-personal information
- We may share aggregated and
non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may
also share it with third parties and our affiliate companies to develop and
deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties.
We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal
information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated
information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors,
for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may
tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular
features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal
information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope
you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
For merchants, we may share your business contact information with third
parties, including but not limited to, business name, address, telephone number,
email address and name of owner or proprietor of the business.
There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a
example, if you click on an advertisement or a search result on our website, you
may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may
independently solicit and collect information, including personal information,
from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your
activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy
statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy"
link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the
ability to review and update your personal information online by simply logging
into your account. You can also review and update your personal information by
contacting us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to
provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to
use certain features of our website because such information may be required in
order for you to have personalized recommendations presented to you; register as
a member or user; purchase products or services; participate in a contest,
promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other
transactions on our website. At any time you can choose to no longer receive
commercial or promotional emails or newsletters from us by logging in with your
account information, or by calling SBN.com Customer Service at 877.4SBNCOM. You
also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to
you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10
days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of
transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service
announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the
opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information
in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email
communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If
we have already provided your information to a third party (such as an event
provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information,
you may have to change you preferences directly with that third party.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures
(including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your
personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only
authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may
do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use firewalls to
help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact
business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we
take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not
expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications would
always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and
disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal
information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade
Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for
information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews and chat rooms
We may provide areas on our websites
where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with
others, as well as post reviews of businesses, products, establishments,
contractors, and the like, or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio
postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the
subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal
information on publicly viewable web pages, that information will be publicly
available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your
email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads
your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily
post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to
your personal information.
Our website is a general audience
site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under
the age of 13.
Visiting our websites from outside the United States
Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from
residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the
United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to,
stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our
central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United
States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your
country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that
your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your
information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with
No Rights of Third Parties
require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.
to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make any material
changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we
will notify you by sending an email to the email address you most recently
provided us in your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have such
an address), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website.
We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of
How to contact us
SBN.COM 440 Fair Drive, Suite 200 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 949.873.1001
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to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns.
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