Privacy Policy

buy*website's Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the website* By accessing, using or registering with buy*website's web site, you accept and agree to buy*website's Privacy Policy. buy*website provides a variety of online services to assist individuals and brokers with buying and selling businesses and franchises. buy*website 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 buy*website to provide the best quality service possible. The following privacy statement summarizes buy*website's protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the buy*website site.

This policy does not apply to any public area of buy*website's web site or services. In the event you submit personally identifiable information to contact another member, contact a lister about a listing, create a listing, add a contact on a listing, the buy*website Community, such information becomes publicly available and buy*website is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit to these services, forums, listings, or persons.

Information Collected by Buy*website:

buy*website collects user information from several areas of the buy*website site including products; business services; the adding and editing of business listings; email forms; and any surveys or contests that buy*website may sponsor. buy*website collects individual user search activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes. buy*website collects financial information (such as billing address, credit card number, expiration date) for billing payment and credit card authorization purposes. buy*website may track the IP address of a user's computer or place a "cookie" in the browser files of a user's computer. This is required by buy*website services to provide automated features.

Use of Information Collected:

Collected information helps buy*website better understand its users' needs in order to improve its product and service offerings. Email addresses are used to communicate with members through the buy*website bulletins, Promotional emails, Partner emails and for site administration purposes. Users may be deleted from Bulletins, Promotional email and Partner email lists at their 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 buy*website in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. Financial information is used to bill users for products and services purchased. Within buy*website, only accounting managers have access to the credit card account information. This information is not shared with anyone outside of buy*website. IP address and cookie log data is analyzed to better understand traffic flows and user preferences.

Use of Email Tools:

You may NOT use the Contact Us Form or other email services that we offer to send spam (i.e. unsolicited commercial email) or otherwise send content that would violate buy*website's Terms and Conditions. We may monitor, track or save the use of this feature, but will be under no obligation to monitor, track or save these email messages sent from these tools. If you send an email using the Email a Listing to a Friend service to an email address that is not registered in our system, we do not use that email address for any purpose other than to send your email, and for us to automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. buy*website stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and for tracking the success of our referral program. We also do not rent or sell these email addresses of un-registered users.

Shared information:

Though buy*website 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 served on our Web site.

buy*website shares information with its partners for the purpose of providing related services in which we deem our users have interest. The use that buy*website's partners make of customer information will not exceed buy*website's use of the data. Key billing information (such as credit card number, expiration date and dollar amount) gathered from users making online purchases of products or services is shared with PayPal, our credit card processing partner, in order to authorize charges to the credit card. buy*website also uses third party providers to perform email and postal mailings on behalf of buy*website, but this information (such as name, address and email) is confidential and is not used by the provider for any other purpose.

buy*website does not rent or lease user information to any third party, except as disclosed here. From time to time, buy*website 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 buy*website based on their membership or participation in other organizations or web sites, and who have indicated a willingness to be contacted for this purpose. While buy*website endeavors to work with other sites and companies with a similar respect for user privacy, buy*website cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

Please be aware that in the event buy*website merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of buy*website's assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including personally identifiable 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 buy*website for its own business needs, desire to use the personally identifiable information for another purpose, you will be notified 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 personally identifiable information.

Security of personal information:

buy*website's clients and their personal information are considered to be buy*website's greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. buy*website 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 buy*website. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). [To learn more about SSL, follow this link].

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 Web site, please contact us.


Cookies are used on this site. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to use our site and to enable certain specialized functionality that requires maintaining information about your session. A session cookie is not stored on your hard disk and expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard disk for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions in your Internet browser's "help" files.

We do not store in persistent cookies any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

Due to the functionality provided by our site, the use of cookies is required. If you reject cookies, our site will not perform properly.

Third-Party Advertising Companies

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. The third-party advertising technology that we use on this Web site uses information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed your browser.


We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable 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.

Opting-out, editing, updating or deleting personal information:

buy*website utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with registered users and customers. As a registered user/customer, you hereby acknowledge and grant buy*website the permission to communicate with you via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purposes buy*website determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. buy*website will use best efforts to honor customers request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will buy*website have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers.

Users who do not wish to receive marketing emails including the buy*website Bulletins, buy*website Promotional Emails, or Sponsor Emails are requested to contact buy*website, or select the opt-out option that is available on all email correspondence. We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about service notices and responsibilities. buy*website 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 web site features.

You may correct or update your personally identifiable 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.

Credit card information submitted to buy*website is typically used for a one-time charge to your account, and subsequent orders for renewals require users to resubmit the credit information. Therefore, for added security, any credit card information submitted to buy*website is not accessible for review or modification. If you have questions regarding the credit card information used in ordering your products or services, please contact us or at 888-777-9892.

Changes to this Privacy Statement:

If buy*website decides to change its privacy policy, 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.

buy*website reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If buy*website makes material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.