The districtadvantages.com website is a collaboration between Bi-Continent Partners, Inc. and the Downtown Clearwater Merchants Association. We provide a platform by which merchants can offer discounts to consumers and consumers, who can identify merchants they wish to patronize and take advantage of these discounts. To operate this service, we necessarily must collect certain information from merchants and consumers.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our customers’ needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, (2) Location information and (3) Generic website usage information collected on an aggregate basis.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
When you register and pay for a subscription, you will provide us with your name, email address, mobile phone number, and credit card information. We store and use your name and email only to communicate with you regarding your account and to provide marketing information for you. You may choose not to accept our marketing communications and in that case your name and email will only be used to display your profile information and to send you email confirmation of interactions you make on the website regarding your account. We need your mobile phone number to process a voucher. We text a pin code to your registered mobile phone number to activate your voucher as a way of preventing fraudulent use of our website. Your credit card information is sent to a reputable third-party Credit Card payment processing enterprise e.g. authorize.net. We neither collect nor maintain credit card information.
2. Location Information
You may find it useful to locate a merchant using one of the maps provided on our website. If you need directions, they will be provided by the location services on your device. In that event, our server will interact with your device and will need to know your present location. Once the directions are provided, we no longer need this information and it will be deleted. We neither maintain or share any location information with any third party.
3. Generic Information
Web server log files collect information about how our website is used. We also use a standard technology called ‘cookies’. A cookie is a very small text document which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Our log files also collect IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer and communicate with it. Log files and cookies collect information that may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, and the time spent on our website. The log files allow us to analyze the traffic or usage of our website. Cookies allow our website to interact with your device in a more efficient manner. This information is used in aggregate and is never shared with any third party.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities; providing the products you requested; to process your payment; to monitor the use and success of the service and our marketing and promotional efforts; to improve our content and offerings; and improve the layout and look and feel of our website. Personal identifiable information (PII) or business information will not be shared with any third parties except as required by law. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us. (See our contact page.)
Do Not Track
The website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Sharing and Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identifies a subscriber (such as email addresses or mobiles phone numbers) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when otherwise compelled by law to do so. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions or to protect the safety of our users and the public.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States (check with Noel re Google webhosting) and consistent with United States privacy protection standards. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. Please also be aware that it is your responsibility to keep your electronic devices secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the website will not work properly or at all.
If a time comes where we no longer need to possess information that we collected about you or that you have provided to us (e.g., if you cancel your subscription and/or the subscription term has expired), we will delete or destroy the information within a reasonable time after our need to possess it has ceased.
A Special Note About Children
We do not use our website to knowingly solicit data from or to market to children under the age of 14. Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children under the age of 14 do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us using the information on our Contact page. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that our website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us at:
Bi-Continent Partners, Inc.
116 Chesapeake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606