Who we are

Our website address is: http://ilikesmallbiz.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment/review on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

ILikeSmallBiz uses tracking to create remarketing audiences of users based on user behavior and visits to our website. ILikeSmallBiz may also target these users with custom ads based on affinities/interests, geographic and demographic signals. Users can opt out of these advertising features by visiting Facebook's ad page, Google's opt-out page or resources like the NAI consumer opt-out page. ILikeSmallBiz may use email addresses to target users with custom ads through third party advertising platforms. ILikeSmallBiz shares customer information with third parties to perform services (advertising) on our behalf.

Embedded content from other websites

Listings on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We automatically collect IP addresses and Site usage information from you when you access any of our online services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Sites on an aggregate basis, including, but not limited to, the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page and the length of their visits.

Your web browser may let you choose your preference as to whether you want to allow websites to collect personally identifiable information over time about your online activities across different websites or online services.

Who we share your data with

Our practices with respect to the disclosure of personally identifiable information include the following:

Consent.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties with your express consent. You may give your consent in several ways, such as through a written agreement that you sign or acknowledge; an online method, such as a "click through" agreement or registration page; or through expressly accepting the terms and conditions under which we provide you a particular product or service.

Affiliated Businesses.
We may share your personally identifiable information with our parent or affiliated businesses, joint venturers or promotion partners, for their use in the manner described in this Policy.

Agents/Service Providers.
We use third party service providers to assist us in providing our services and Sites, including database backup providers to protect our data, and a fraud prevention service. We may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf or for your benefit. We may utilize the services of third parties to verify customer data, or to supplement other information we have collected. We may also contract with third parties to host our Sites and to conduct market research. All service providers are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide their respective services to us, and are obligated to protect your personally identifiable information under contract terms which are no less protective than those set forth in this Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments/reviews, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

When you submit information to ILikeSmallBiz to create an account, we may collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, email address and phone number. We also collect personally identifiable information from you if you participate in our promotions, such as contests and sweepstakes, take our surveys, use our services, contact us about a transaction, or email, call or otherwise communicate with us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information about your contacts we will only use this information for the specific reason for which it is provided.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of eighteen. If we determine that any information from a person under the age of 18 has been submitted to us, we will delete it within a reasonable time.

Additional information

How we protect your data

ILikeSmallBiz follows the following principles in order to protect your privacy:

  • we do not collect any more personally identifiable information about you than is necessary;
  • we only use your personally identifiable information for the purposes we specify in this Privacy Policy, unless you agree otherwise;
  • we do not keep your personally identifiable information if it is no longer needed; and
  • other than as we specify in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your personally identifiable information with third parties.

For California Residents

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) afforded California residents (i) the right to request disclosure of data collection and sales practices in connection with the requesting consumer; (ii) the right to have the requesting consumer’s information deleted, subject to certain exceptions; (iii) the right to request that their personal information not be sold to third parties, if applicable; and (iv) the right not to be discriminated against because they exercised any of the new rights. 

California residents may submit a personal information or erasure request via email to privacy@ilikesmallbiz.com. ILikeSmallBiz will need to collect information from the requesting party to verify their identity, and will respond within 45 days of receiving a personal information request (subject to an additional 45-day extension in certain circumstances). 

Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your content or information and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

Children Under Thirteen

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and such use is prohibited by our Terms of Service. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

International Transfers

The Website is hosted in, and our Services are provided from, the United States. The site and the services provided are not intended to be used for persons outside the United States.