Because of our commitment to privacy and our understanding of the necessity for confidentiality in buying and selling internationally, SomosNegocios strives to collect as little personally identifiable information as possible from its users. However, for some of our services, such as placing ads, making replies, and purchasing sourcing services, we may need to collect some personally identifiable information from you in order to deliver these services to you and enable others to reply to your postings. The types of personal information collected at these pages are described in the sections below.
We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you while you use services such as our business-for-sale search and the reading of postings to the Buyer’s Bulletin Board. Any information entered in these search forms is not retained by SomosNegocios.
The information we collect will not be used to create customer profiles based on browsing or purchasing history. We do not supplement information collected at our website with data from other sources, such as credit history to authorize purchases or marketing data from third parties.
We request information from you when you fill out our ad posting form. You must provide a real and valid email address (providing your name and phone number is optional) so that you can receive inquiries to your ad, as well as email correspondence from SomosNegocios regarding the status of your ad. You may also need to provide your credit card number and expiration date or paypal details to enable us to charge the card for the ad fee.We also collect information regarding the details of your company and products for export. All of the information posted in the «Link: Add Ad» page of the ad form will be publicly disclosed. The information submitted on the «Link: Your Contact and Payment Info» page of the ad form will be kept private, with the exception of your name and phone number, if you choose to enter it.
The public information regarding your selling business is made available through our searchable databases on SomosNegocios and on the sites of our co-branded partners, as well as through our broker’s database and our Listings-By-Email notification service. The financial data you provide about your business-for-sale (such as the asking price, gross income and cash flow) may be included in our aggregate statistics for our Business Pricing Report product.
Your email address and credit card information remain confidential and will not be distributed to any outside parties, except as necessary to process the charge for the listing and verify the sale.
Custom Sourcing services, Contract manufacturing and services for buyers
We require your name, a valid email address and may request credit card number and expiration date or paypal details so that we may process your order for custom sourcing services. For added security, we also request that you submit a password to be used in conjunction with your email address to sign on to your workbook or pricing report. If you ever wish to change your email address or password, please write to support.somosnegocios.com
Your email address and credit card information remain confidential and will not be distributed to any outside parties, except as necessary to process the charge for the order and verify the sale.
If you wish to subscribe to our Listings-By-Email service, we ask for the email address to which you want the new listings delivered and for brief information regarding the types of listings you are interested in receiving. Your email address always remains private and is not sold or supplied to any third parties.
SomosNegocios does permit its broker members to review our database of the types of listings that are currently sought, and if your Listings-By-Email request matches their criteria, the broker member is able to contact you through our blind email system (in which your identity or email address is not revealed). You may, however, opt to not have your listings preferences disclosed to SomosNegocios broker members by checking the box on the Listings-By-Email form.
To unsubscribe from our Listings-By-Email, simply return to the Listings-By-Email section of SomosNegocios and click on the «Cancel Notification» link. (We also provide a link to this page at the bottom of every email we send to you.) After entering your email address and clicking the Cancel button, you will be unsubscribed from our Listings-By-Email notifications. (Note that SomosNegocios may also delete your subscription if your email address no longer functions.) When you unsubscribe, your email address and listing-type preferences are immediately removed from our database.
When you reply to any of the postings on SomosNegocios through our custom reply forms, your reply is sent through our servers to the intended party. We do not sell or distribute to any outside party, any of the information submitted in the reply form.
If you send an email to SomosNegocios, we use your return email address to answer your inquiry or comment. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
On rare occasions, if ever, SomosNegocios may send registered users an email announcement regarding a change in our service that affects their use of it.
SomosNegocios automatically collects IP addresses and traffic information from visitors to our site. None of this is linked to personally identifiable information. This information is aggregated into statistics to help us evaluate how visitors prefer to use and navigate our website, including the number and frequency of visits to our web pages and the length of visits.
We may use aggregate traffic information to tell a partner or advertiser that X number of individuals visited their ad or a certain area on our website, but we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify any individual visitor.
Sales data regarding ads placed through our co-branded partner sites may be provided to the co-branded partner. The SomosNegocios ad numbers and email addresses of the ads placed through the co-branded partners may be provided to the co-brand, but no other personally identifiable information regarding those sales is provided.
Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personally identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.
We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law or court order, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property, or safety of SomosNegocios, our users, or others.
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.
When our ad posting form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the most accepted web encryption protocol in the industry – SSL. Your credit card and other information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system.
Older web browsers (e.g. Netscape version 2.0) may have difficulty in displaying the SSL encrypted ad forms. If you use such a browser, we offer a non-encrypted ad form (usually identified by the link, «If clicking the button produces an error, click here»). Be aware that when using this alternative ad form your information is not encrypted in transmission to our servers.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information in-house. Access to our users’ information is restricted to only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative). Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
SomosNegocios believes that protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. No part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18, and SomosNegocios never collects or maintains information at our website from those we know are under 18.
You can access any information in your posting by going to the area of the site where you submitted the information, and follow the instructions to view, change or delete the information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps through means such as passwords to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
If you select the option to delete your posting, it is immediately deleted upon clicking the button to confirm that you do indeed wish to delete it. If you select the option to edit your posting, the changes you request are first reviewed by our processing center, and may take up to two business days to appear in their updated state online. Deleted or modified information may continue to be stored by SomosNegocios for archival record-keeping purposes only.
Credit card information submitted to SomosNegocios 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 SomosNegocios is not accessible for review or modification. If you have questions regarding the credit card information used in ordering your ad, workbook, or pricing report, please contact us at http://support.somosnegocios.com.
We send business sellers, exporters and importers who register in our site a welcoming email to verify the email address used in the ad, and to notify the user that their ad is now available online and their credit card has been charged. On very rare occasions, we may also send site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.