Last Updated on September 14, 2011
Account information. We ask for and store information about you when you create an account on the Site, such as your name, email address, and signup location. You can also import your account information from a third party to make the GoodBed registration process easier. We use your name to create your screen name (first name and last initial for Personal Accounts, or first name and last name for Business Accounts), and we use your location to help target the Site to the town you live in. We use your email address to send you updates, provide services to you in connection with the Site, and to contact you on behalf of other users sending you responses, answers, comments and the like. We may also use your location, birth date, and gender (if you supply them) to display relevant advertising to you. You can change your account information here.
Public content. You can contribute to the Site in a number of different ways, including writing reviews, uploading information (e.g., photos, etc.), participating in question and answer threads, posting comments, filling out your user profile, and voting on other users' contributions. We may store these contributions (your "Public Content"), display them to other users, and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public Content.
Location data. The Site can provide helpful information based on where you are. If you tell us where you are (e.g., by providing your zip code in your user profile or performing a zip code search on the Site), we may store and use that information to provide you with location-based information and advertising.
Activity and log data. We automatically store information related to your use of the Site, such as the pages you view on the Site, your browser type, browser language, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and the date and time of your visit. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
Feedback. You should feel free to give us feedback, register a complaint, or ask questions about the Site. We may store your communications, including any personal information that you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.
Credit Card Purchases. If you purchase business advertising or other GoodBed products and services online, we use third party services, including PayPal and Google Checkout, to process such credit card payments. We do not collect your credit card information from these third parties.
Public Content. If you post content for public view on the Site, we may distribute such Public Content to a wider audience by sharing it (or portions of it) with third parties so that they can publish it on their own websites and media platforms. We may ask them to credit you as the source of these contributions by including your screen name.
Third party service providers. We may use third parties to provide technical and customer support, perform tracking and reporting functions, conduct quality assurance testing, perform payment processing and provide other services in connection with the Site. We may share information about you with them so that they can perform the services they are required to perform, but they are not permitted to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
Third party advertising. Third parties serve some of the ads on the Site. We do not send any individualized personal information to them, however they may have access to information that they obtain through cookies or that you share with them yourself. These third parties may use such information in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to find more information about this practice or to learn more about your choices for not having this information used by these companies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page here. Note that we do not rent, share, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Aggregate information. We may share non-personal information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationships with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.
The Site may contain links to third party websites with which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
We strive to use commercially reasonable physical, technical and procedural safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of our system and any information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information you submit, and you do so at your own risk.