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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice version is effective as of February 28th, 2021.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://mexify.biz. Referred in this Privacy Policy as This Website.

It does not apply to the offline activities of Mexify or any of its affiliates or third parties. It does not apply to any client websites, portal pages, or landing pages we create or host for the benefit of our clients. It also does not apply to any third party, including to their collection of any data through any application or content that may link to or be accessed from This Website.

This Privacy Policy describes how Mexify collects, uses, shares and secures information related to users of our consumer-facing websites and mobile applications, including the business search services we provide on those digital properties, as well as any services we use to engage or communicate with consumers and to facilitate communications between consumers and the businesses that advertise with us. Our primary purpose in collecting and using information about you on our consumer-facing websites is to enable you to effectively use our business search services, to provide you with business information responsive to your queries, to facilitate connections between you and businesses with which you engage on Mexify, and to provide you with advertisements and marketing that match your interests and preferences.

By visiting Mexify.biz, you are acknowledging and accepting our Privacy Policy described in this Privacy Notice. Your continued use of Mexify after changes to the Privacy Policy have been posted will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Privacy Policy Updates

Our business changes constantly. Our Privacy Policy will change also, and information collected through Mexify.biz is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is collected, as noted by the version date at the top of the page (unless you consent otherwise as to information related to you). You are advised to check this web page (or such other page accessible by clicking on the Privacy Policy link in the footer of Mexify.biz) frequently to see recent changes. Mexify will notify users of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the version of the Privacy Policy containing such changes on this web page (or such other page accessible by clicking on the Privacy Policy link in the footer of This Website).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you visit Mexify.biz, Mexify or non-Mexify companies, as applicable, may collect, store and/or share the following types of information:

  • Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) You Knowingly Provide
  • Information (including Personally Identifiable Information) Collected Automatically

As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that personally identifies you, or can reasonably be linked to you by us or others having access to such information.

Information You Knowingly Provide. Mexify collects and may store and share Personally Identifiable Information that you knowingly provide to us.

For example, Mexify may ask you to provide personally identifiable contact information (such as name, address, zip code, e-mail address and telephone number) when you choose to communicate with us or use our services to communicate with businesses who advertise with us. In some cases (for example, if you register with us or sign-in on Mexify.biz) Mexify may also ask you to provide other identifying information, such as a personal ID or username, email address, password, security question and answer, or birthday, that we will store in connection with your account or profile that you establish on Mexify.biz. By signing in or creating an account on Mexify.biz through a third-party social networking service (“Social Networking Service”), such as Google or Facebook, we collect such information about you that you permit the Social Networking Service to share with us for the purpose of identifying you on Mexify.biz, in accordance with the privacy settings applicable to your account with that Social Networking Service.

Other information that you knowingly provide, such as search parameters you enter in connection with a search you conduct through Mexify.biz, ratings and reviews or other content you post on Mexify.biz, and business listings you bookmark, favorite or save, may be personally identifiable to the extent they are published on this Website or elsewhere in association with your registered user account username or profile or other Personally Identifying Information.

If another user chooses to use an available referral or share feature on Mexify.biz (e.g., to send a postcard, listing, page link, contest invitation, etc. to you), we may collect certain personal information about you as the recipient of the shared information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, mobile telephone number). If the other user certifies to us that he or she has the right to provide your information to us for this purpose, as per our Terms of Use, Mexify uses the personally identifiable referral information provided about you to facilitate this communication and may also store and use such Personally Identifiable Information for analysis and business development purposes.

If you use an available feature on Mexify.biz to request contact or a quote for providing services or products from any businesses listed or advertised on This Website, we may collect your name and contact information in order to provide it to such businesses or service providers for the purpose of fulfilling your request for information, as per the Terms of Use that govern your use of such features.

Information Automatically Collected. Mexify collects and may store and share Information that we automatically collect through various technologies when you visit This Website.

We collect and use the search parameters you enter in connection with a search you conduct through This Website for the purpose of providing you search results responsive to your query and for our internal analysis and other business purposes. We may also collect such search terms if you enter them while conducting a search on a third-party website which links to This Website to provide you the search results.

In addition, as you (and other users) browse or conduct a search on This Website, our web servers and third-party vendors with which Mexify has an agreement governing our relationship (also known as non-Mexify companies), may automatically collect, track, store and share certain information about such visits, usually through the use of browser cookies, JavaScript files and tagging, web address tracking codes, file impression counts, web beacons or pixels, and the analysis of http headers (“Tracking Methods“) (for more information, see section “Tracking Methods” below). These Tracking Methods enable us to collect information about an individual user’s visit to This Website, such as the user’s IP address, the user’s browser type and version, the user’s user agent, which pages the user visits and for how long, the date and time the user accesses This Website, the Internet address of the site from which the user directly linked to This Website, and the links or other elements, including advertising, on This Website on which the user clicks or otherwise interacts, as well as aggregate metrics about visits to this Website, such as the total number of users who visit This Website or come to This Website from a particular source. In addition, Mexify may collect certain search parameters relating to searches conducted by the user, but which parameters are not directly entered by the user in a search bar. Information collected about visitors to This Website via Tracking Methods may be Personally Identifiable Information to the extent it is associated with a registered or signed-in user’s account or profile. If a visitor to This Website is not registered and signed-in, such information collected via Tracking Methods may be associated with a randomly-assigned visitor ID number, but not reliably associated with a particular, identifiable individual. You can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies or clear/delete your browser’s cookies if you do not want us to establish or maintain a unique visitor ID associated with your visit to This Website.

Mexify may also collect, store and share information, including personally identifiable information, related to your usage of third-party sites that you access through This Website, or from which you link to This Website, if such third-party site shares this information with Mexify, or on third-party sites that employ our Tracking Methods to provide performance data for content we supply to those third-party sites.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How does Mexify use, store and share information collected on This Website?

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

In the course of enabling you to effectively use our business search services, providing you with business information responsive to your queries, facilitating connections between you and businesses with which you engage on This Website, and showing you advertisements and marketing that match your interests and preferences, we may use the information we collect from you or about you to respond to your inquiries, administer your account, send you marketing messages, assess your needs and interests in order to better tailor offers and/or display content based upon your interests, allow you to search for information on our site, improve our website and search services, conduct research, and/or list you in our search and directory services. We do this on behalf of ourselves and our client businesses for whom we provide marketing and lead generation services. We also use collected information for the following purposes:

Specific Purpose. When users supply personally identifiable information about themselves for a specific purpose (for example, to register to use a feature on This Website, to inquire about a product or service or business listed or advertised on This Website, to receive information, or to apply for a job), we may use, store, and/or share such information for such purpose, as well as to analyze and improve services provided by Mexify.

Communicating with You. We may also use, store and/or share personally identifiable information you provide or that is automatically collected to communicate with you (e.g., to send you e-mails, text messages or push notifications) and to respond to your requests for information. However, you may request not to receive (i.e., “unsubscribe” from receiving) commercial e-mail messages (the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service) from us (either altogether or on a category-by-category basis). If you have opted-in to receive marketing text messages from us, you may also opt-out of receiving such messages going forward, and push notifications can be disabled in your mobile application, device, or browser settings. Email unsubscribe and marketing text message opt-out are described in the section titled, “Can I review and request changes to personally identifiable information that I provide through registration forms on This Website?”. Your personally identifiable information may also be used, stored and/or shared by non- Mexify companies with which we have agreements, to provide you information about their products and services.

Protecting Mexify’s Property or Other Rights. In addition, Mexify may use, store and/or share personally identifiable information you provide and information Mexify automatically collects through This Website (and may combine personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information you provide with information Mexify automatically collects through This Website) as it deems appropriate to protect its property or other rights (for example, to enforce any policies regarding user-provided content, to comply with laws regarding alleged copyright violations, and to prevent fraud).

Improving This Website and Mexify Services. We use, store and/or share information Mexify automatically collects through This Website to improve This Website, to monitor its performance, to make This Website easier for you and other users to use, to manage features and programs made available through This Website, and to assess the use of and improve the services Mexify provides or may want to provide.

Targeted Advertising. On certain sites and apps, Mexify may allow the collection and tracking of behavioral data or visits to This Website by non-Mexify companies (e.g., website operators or advertising networks) for the purpose of showing you targeted advertising for Mexify or our client businesses on third-party websites. For example, Mexify may use information Mexify automatically collects in the ways described in the section entitled “Tracking Methods” below.

Does Mexify combine Personally Identifiable Information provided through This Website by users of This Website with offline information about such users?

Mexify reserves the right to combine personally identifiable information you provide through This Website with offline information about you. For instance, if you call a phone number in a business listing or ad on This Website, Mexify may supplement the phone company’s Caller-ID information with other information about you when reporting the details of the contact to Mexify’s client businesses.

Can I review and request changes to personally identifiable information that I provide through registration forms on This Website?

Create and Update Profile. If you use an available capability on This Website to register with us and create a profile, at any time after you register and create a profile, you may review and request changes to any personally identifiable information you provided through the registration form, by signing in to view and update your profile within the application and, depending on the site, either self-deleting such information and/or your account or requesting that we delete it. Link to the login page of our site that allows user registration is as follows:

https://mexify.biz/my-account

Unsubscribe from Receiving Commercial E-Mail Messages. You may request not to receive (i.e., “unsubscribe” from receiving) commercial e-mail messages from us (altogether or on a category-by-category basis), by clicking on Update Your Email Preferences or the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of a commercial email from us, and following the directions provided on the e-mail unsubscribe page. Please note that we reserve the right to send certain types of administrative or informational e-mail messages, based on your ongoing relationship with us, that are not subject to the unsubscribe option (see information about e-mails, below), including to those who have unsubscribed from receiving commercial e-mail messages.

Does Mexify sell or provide my information collected through This Website to non-Mexify companies or other third parties?

Except as otherwise disclosed in this policy, we do not sell or provide Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us or that we automatically collect through This Website to any non-Mexify company or other third party unless (i) you specifically authorize it, (ii) it is to complete a transaction, service or activity that you initiated or requested, (iii) it is necessary to obtain, provide or enhance a service provided on behalf of Mexify, in which case such non-Mexify entities are not permitted to use such information for any purpose other than to provide such contracted service for our or your benefit, (iv) it is required by law or we believe that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, (v) we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served, (vi) we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of clients, employees or other persons, or to prevent serious damage to property, or (vii) Mexify transfers all or substantially all of its assets to another entity (in which case Mexify may disclose, sell and/or otherwise provide Personally Identifiable Information in its records to such entity).

Mexify may support features and provide content appearing on other companies’ sites, such as those that indicate such feature or content is “provided by Mexify” or “powered by Mexify.” In such case, or if you link to another site from This Website, such third party’s privacy policy may apply to any collection of your information, and you are advised to read the privacy policy of that site for its policies regarding information collection and usage. You can usually tell if you have linked from one site to another site by looking at the domain name in the URL for the site in the browser window and comparing it to the domain name for This Website. Please note, however, that certain features or pages on This Website may be hosted, powered, or provided by a third party, even if the domain appears to be part of This Website. In such event, we will provide notice on the relevant feature or page of such third party’s role, and such third party’s terms of use and/or privacy policy may apply to any information you provide or that is collected automatically by such third party in association with that feature or subdomain. In addition, if you provide Personally Identifiable Information on This Website in the context of an event, contest or feature Mexify sponsors or provides in conjunction with another company, you may also be providing such Personally Identifiable Information to the co-sponsor. When you provide your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party, Mexify is not responsible for such third party’s use of your provided or collected Personally Identifiable Information.

As indicated above, Mexify may share information it automatically collects through This Website with non-Mexify companies in order to help us analyze automatically collected information in the aggregate to evaluate the effectiveness of This Website, to assess the results of a promotion, event or third-party relationship, to provide information to current or prospective customers, to complete a transaction, service, search or other activity that the user initiated or requested, to facilitate targeted advertising on third-party websites, or to otherwise enhance your online experience or expand services offered by Mexify.

Mexify may also display third-party advertising on This Website. If you click on or provide personally identifiable information in any part of a third-party display ad, you will also be providing the Personally Identifiable Information to the advertiser and the advertiser and/or Mexify may be automatically collecting information when you interact with such advertisement. Mexify is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by the advertiser.

What is Mexify’s position regarding online advertising and third-party ad servers?

Mexify may place its own advertisements and/or accept advertisements from third parties that serve advertising on This Website. Mexify may use its own Tracking Methods or Tracking Methods provided by such third parties in the pages containing the ad(s) that Mexify sends to your browser. These Tracking Methods allow Mexify and/or the third parties to automatically collect information (e.g., usage pattern information) about your visit to This Website, and specifically your interaction with this advertising.

Mexify may use information derived from its Tracking Methods or supplied from non-Mexify companies in several ways, such as to:

  • Target advertising based on geography, site content or search terms
  • Deliver reporting to advertisers regarding performance of advertising
  • Gauge the effectiveness of online advertising
  • Optimize and allocate advertising spend when developing online media plan

Tracking Methods

Mexify may use various Tracking Methods on This Website. For instance, Mexify and its marketing partners and analytics providers may use technologies such as cookies, pixels, beacons, scripts and tags for the purpose of analyzing trends, administering the website, tracking users’ navigation around the site, and gathering behavioral or demographic information about our user base as a whole. Reporting based on the use of these technologies may be provided on an individual and/or aggregated basis. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing these types of tracking technologies.

“Cookies” are small data files placed on your computer by the websites you visit and the emails you read and can be used to help recognize you when you return to a website, or when you visit other sites. Mexify or non-Mexify companies may use cookies to, among other things, measure site activity, personalize your experience, remember your viewing or search geography preferences, or track your status when accessing This Website. For some of these purposes our cookies may be tied to Personally Identifiable Information. If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help directions. Note that cookies are tied to a particular browser and device, so clearing or rejecting cookies for This Website on a particular device or browser will not be effective for another. Deletion of cookies alone does not prevent ad serving companies from establishing a profile on a user. If your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, you may have trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features on This Website.

“Unique Identifiers” are unique strings of characters that are used to identify you, your computer, or your mobile device. Such identifiers may be preset on your computer or mobile device. We may use access and use unique identifiers to recognize you when you visit This Website or use our mobile applications.

“Web beacons” or “clear pixels” are small graphic images on a web page or in an e-mail that can be used for such things as recording the pages and advertisements clicked on by users, or tracking the performance of e-mail marketing campaigns.

A “web server log” is a record of activity created by the computer that delivers the web pages you request to your browser. For example, a web server log may record the search term you entered or the link you clicked to bring you the webpage. The Web server log also may record information about your browser, such as your IP address and the cookies set on your browser by the server.

A “widget” is a program or application that can be embedded in a web page or mobile application. Widgets can provide real-time information, such as stock quotes or weather reports, or take information, such as restaurant reservations or online food orders. Widgets are often provided and hosted by a third party, and may allow that third party to collect data about users viewing that page or interacting with that widget, possibly subject to privacy policies other than Mexify’s.

As mentioned above, you can log-in to certain of Mexify’s websites or apps using “sign-in services” such as Facebook, Google or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain Personally Identifiable Information with us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our signup form, or to post information to your account.

“Geo-location technologies” refers to technologies that permit us to determine your location, usually on a mobile device, in order to provide you with relevant services in your area, such as enable you to search for “near me” business locations. You must give permission for your mobile device to provide us with precise location information for this purpose. We may also automatically collect information from your computer, such as IP address, from which we may derive a default location for desktop searches, which may or may not correspond to your actual physical location. You may always manually enter a geography for conducting a search into any search bar on This Website.

Use of analytics software such as Google Analytics allows us to measure and understand site metrics, such as website traffic (number of site visitors) and its sources and conversions from advertising on third-party sites. We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile applications on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and from where the mobile application was downloaded.

We use Local Storage, such as HTML5, to store site content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on This Website or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity also use HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.

Children’s Privacy

This Website is intended for and directed to a general adult audience, and Mexify does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 through This Website.

We cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use This Website. If a child visits This Website or provides us with the child’s information, we encourage the parent or guardian of the child to Contact Us to have such information deleted. This Website, and any site to which users may link from This Website, may contain and immediately display content provided by advertisers or other third parties that may not be suitable for children. Mexify asks parents or legal guardians to assist Mexify by supervising any activities of their children on This Website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Security

How does Mexify secure information?
Mexify is committed to securing and protecting from unauthorized access your Personally Identifiable Information that you provide through This Website. Mexify encrypts any sensitive personal information we may intentionally collect, such as credit card or social security numbers, during transmission and storage. For other types of information, we use reasonable measures to help prevent the information from becoming disclosed to those who are not described in this policy. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access of any account password or your computer. No security measures are perfect, and we cannot promise that all information collected from you or about you will remain secure in all circumstances.

How long do you retain my information collected through This Website?

Information that you provide to us or that we automatically collect on This Website will be retained for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with Mexify’s Records Management and Retention Policy and applicable laws.

Do Not Track signal

We treat the data of everyone who comes to This Website in accordance with this Privacy Policy, whatever their Do Not Track setting.

MailPoet newsletter & emails

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or if you are a member of our website (you can log in) or if you have purchased on our website, there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.

We will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services we provided to you.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.

MailPoet creates and stores two cookies if you are using WooCommerce and MailPoet together. Those cookies are:

Cookie name: mailpoet_revenue_tracking
Cookie expiry: 14 days.
Cookie description: The purpose of this cookie is to track which newsletter sent from your website has acquired a click-through and a subsequent purchase in your WooCommerce store.

Cookie name: mailpoet_abandoned_cart_tracking
Cookie expiry: 3,650 days.
Cookie description: The purpose of this cookie is to track a user that has abandoned their cart in your WooCommerce store to then be able to send them an abandoned cart newsletter from MailPoet.

Note: User must be opted-in and a confirmed subscriber.

We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.

Data management of our online shop (Woocommerce)

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —

Payments with PayPal

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Payments with Stripe

Stripe obtains Personal Data about you from various sources to provide our Services and to manage our Sites. “You” may be a visitor to one of our websites, a user of one or more of our Services (“User” or “Stripe User”), or a customer of a User (“Customer”). If you are a Customer, Stripe will generally not collect your Personal Data directly from you. Your agreement with the relevant Stripe User should explain how the Stripe User shares your Personal Data with Stripe, and if you have questions about this sharing, then you should direct those questions to the Stripe User.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

Contact Information

Who do I contact if I am concerned, or have questions, about my privacy related to This Website?

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