FRANCHISE.COM PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: 8/7/2017

This privacy policy applies to https://www.franchise.com owned and operated by Franchise Growth Network. Franchise Growth Network strongly believes in keeping your personally identifiable information confidential. Any information that you provide to us is used to enhance your experience at our web site and to help expedite the process of identifying a business opportunity that meets your criteria.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@franchise.com. If you have unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provided (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

Information Collection & Use: When you request franchise information we will ask for your contact information such as name, email address and phone number. The inquiry forms that you complete are only forwarded to the specific franchise/business opportunity company(s) that you request additional information from. Franchise.com WILL NOT SELL, RENT OR SHARE your personally identifiable information with any other third parties except as described in this privacy policy.

Surveys or Contests: From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

We use this information to notify winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or enhance our Web site.

Newsletter Subscription and Membership: If you submit a newsletter or membership subscription at Franchise.com, you will receive our franchise newsletter and you may receive member updates from time to time with franchise industry news and/or special promotions. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these e-mails, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the e-mail.

By submitting information to us and asking us to disclose your information to franchisors, you agree to receive telephone calls and/or emails about franchise opportunities even if you are registered with any state Do Not Call Registry, and/or the National Do Not Call List.

Testimonials: From time to time, we will post testimonials on our site. We receive permission to post testimonials, prior to posting. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at privacy@franchise.com.

Blog: Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from our blog, contact us at privacy@franchise.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Log Files: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

Tracking Technologies: Franchise Growth Network and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service.

Our sites and apps also participate in the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op to better understand how you use our website and apps across the various devices you use, and to deliver tailored promotions. Learn more about how Adobe does this and how you can opt-out of this if you so wish.

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting: We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons or similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish not to have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads. To opt-out of interest-based ads on Google and Facebook, go to the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe and select "Facebook Inc." and "Google Inc" from the list.

Links to Other Sites: This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Franchise.com. Please be aware that we, Franchise.com are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Social Media Widgets: Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. 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 policy of the company providing it.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information: Upon request Franchise Growth Network will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personally identifiable information. If your personally identifiable information changes, please re-send your inquiry. We forward all information requests to our third party franchise professionals. Therefore, if your information should change or need to be edited, please resubmit your inquiry. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Information Sharing and Disclosure: We share your information with the franchises and business opportunities that you have expressed interest in. If you no longer want to receive information from a franchise, please contact that franchise directly.

Service Providers: We may employ third party companies to provide the services on our behalf such as chat support. These companies are authorized to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Legal Disclaimer: In certain situations, Franchise Growth Network may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

Business Transitions: If Franchise.com is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your information.

Security: We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable 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 personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can email us at privacy@franchise.com.

Data Retention: We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. If you wish to have your data removed or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at privacy@franchise.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Mobile Apps and Location Information: When you download or use our mobile apps, you may give permission to share your device's real-time location (from cell towers or GPS). This information is used to provide services like localized search results. You can disable location-sharing at any time in your device settings. We also use an encrypted version of your device's unique device ID to track app usage, and to send any mobile alerts that you ask to receive.

Changes in this Privacy Policy: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy, the home page, 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.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.

Contact Us

15 Rye Street
Suite 205
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Your privacy is very important to us. If you have further questions or feedback, please e-mail us at privacy@franchise.com

Thank you for visiting Franchise.com,
Matt Alden, President 
Franchise.com