Privacy Statement

 Does DesignBiz ask for personal information?

Yes, we do. DesignBiz may ask for your name, email address, and other personal information when you sign up for our services. We may also ask for such information at other times, such as when you request information from DesignBiz and/or our customers.

Will DesignBiz disclose any of my personal information?

DesignBiz will not disclose any of your personal information, except as described below, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of DesignBiz. Under confidentiality agreements, DesignBiz may match user information with third party data. Also, DesignBiz does disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 65% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. If/when we do match user information we endeavor to keep personal information confidential from those third parties. Additionally, if you make a purchase from our site, the information obtained during your visit to these areas, and the information that you give such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to the merchant of record. These merchants can be DesignBiz or third party companies. These merchants have separate privacy and data collection practices. DesignBiz has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.

How Does DesignBiz use my personal information?

DesignBiz's goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with the most personalized web experience possible and our advertisers with an efficient means to reach the right audience. By knowing a little about you, DesignBiz is able to deliver more relevant content and advertisements, and hence a better service, to you. In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, DesignBiz plays the middleman. Advertisers give us an ad and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males over 35 years old). DesignBiz takes the ad and displays it to users meeting those criteria. In this process, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. Only DesignBiz has access to individuals' accounts.

Will DesignBiz use my information for direct mailings?

We will send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from this distribution list via a link in the communication. Only DesignBiz (or agents working on behalf of DesignBiz and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings.

What about kids?

DesignBiz sites are for professionals and usage by children is not intended. With that said, the safety of children is very important to us. Kids(under age 16) should always ask parents for permission before sending personal information to DesignBiz, or to anyone online for that matter.

Does DesignBiz use cookies and "IP Addresses&?

Yes, cookies are used on DesignBiz in various ways. (1) We use cookies to be reminded of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register. (2) Cookies are used in DesignBiz E-Commerce to help DesignBiz track visits to and business at its store and process the items in your shopping basket. (3) Cookies are also used to estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing DesignBiz is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine repeat usage versus initial usage, and to help in targeting ads based on user interests. (4) Lastly, advertising networks that serve ads onto DesignBiz may also use cookies.

IP Addresses

DesignBiz collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and others.

What else should I know about my privacy?

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in discussion forums, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Furthermore, while we strive to protect your personal information, DesignBiz cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In addition, DesignBiz partners and third party Internet sites and services accessible through DesignBiz or parties whom we inform you are collecting data in connection with sweepstakes, promotions, etc., have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. DesignBiz has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. The point? You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Transmitted: 7/24/2014 6:40:48 AM