Last Updated: January 23, 2015
Questions regarding this statement should be submitted via this contact form. Alternatively, please contact us by mail at Hawaii Business Sales Administration -- Privacy Statement, 415 Dairy Rd., Ste. E-106, Kahului, HI 96732, or by telephone at 808-283-2067.
Hawaii Business Sales's Privacy Statement
Hawaii Business Sales, a business unit of Jansson Enterprises, LLC, collectively "Hawaii Business Sales", “HBS” "we", "us" or "our"), provide this Privacy Statement that covers the website . By accessing, using or registering with Hawaii Business Sales's website, you accept and agree to Hawaii Business Sales's Privacy Statement. Hawaii Business Sales provides a variety of online services to assist individuals with buying and selling businesses and franchises. Hawaii Business Sales 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 Hawaii Business Sales to provide the best quality service possible. The following privacy statement summarizes Hawaii Business Sales's protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the Hawaii Business Sales site.
Information Collected by Hawaii Business Sales
Hawaii Business Sales may collect user information from several areas of the Hawaii Business Sales site including requests for information, a non-disclosure agreement, buyer’s financial statement, or buyer registration forms, etc. Hawaii Business Sales collects individual user search activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. Hawaii Business Sales collects business buyer’s financial information from business buyers requesting a Confidential Business Profile and may share this information with the business seller for the purpose of determining the buyer’s financial capability to purchase a business. Hawaii Business Sales may track the IP address of a user's computer or place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer.
Use of Information Collected
Collected information helps Hawaii Business Sales better understand its users' needs in order to improve its product and service offerings. Email addresses are used to communicate with users through the Hawaii Business Sales Buyer Bulletins, promotional emails, partner emails and for site administration purposes. Users may be deleted from bulletins, promotional email and partner email lists at their written 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 search activity is collected and analyzed and may be utilized by Hawaii Business Sales in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. Hawaii Business Sales may retain the data it collects indefinitely. You may have your personal information deleted or deactivated by contacting us. 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 Hawaii Business Sales 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.
Hawaii Business Sales shares information with its partners for the purpose of providing related services in which we deem our users have interest. The use that Hawaii Business Sales's partners make of customer information will not exceed Hawaii Business Sales's use of the data. Hawaii Business Sales also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of Hawaii Business Sales, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.
Hawaii Business Sales does not rent or lease user information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, Hawaii Business Sales 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 Hawaii Business Sales. While Hawaii Business Sales endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, Hawaii Business Sales cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
Please be aware that in the event Hawaii Business Sales merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of Hawaii Business Sales's 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 Hawaii Business Sales 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
Hawaii Business Sales's users and their personal information are considered to be Hawaii Business Sales's greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. Hawaii Business Sales takes every reasonable precaution to secure personal information within both its computers and its physical premises. The security of your personal information is important to Hawaii Business Sales.
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 Hawaii Business Sales 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 may 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.
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 Hawaii Business Sales. 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
Hawaii Business Sales utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with users and customers. As a user/customer, you hereby acknowledge and grant Hawaii Business Sales the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purposes Hawaii Business Sales determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. Hawaii Business Sales will use best efforts to honor customers request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will Hawaii Business Sales have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers.
Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails including the Hawaii Business Sales Bulletins, Hawaii Business Sales promotional Emails, or Sponsor Emails are requested to contact Hawaii Business Sales 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. Hawaii Business Sales 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.
You may correct or update your personal information by going to the area of the site where you submitted the information, and following the instructions to view, change or delete the information.
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, delete or update your personal information by making the change on your member profile page or by contacting Hawaii Business Sales Client Services.
Hawaii Business Sales 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 Hawaii Business Sales in our sole discretion. Hawaii Business Sales 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. Hawaii Business Sales 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.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
If Hawaii Business Sales 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.
Hawaii Business Sales reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Hawaii Business Sales makes material changes to this statement, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.