Privacy Policy
CIRCLE GLOBAL INC.

Circle Global, Inc. (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users. Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service.

For purposes of this Agreement, “Application” refers to the Company’s website and/or applications, which can be accessed at www.circle.net and/or mobile application stores. “Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Application - we are a social network and online platform for business owners and stakeholders in the industry. Our Service enable users to:

  1. 1. Connect with local peers and business partners to engage in communication, share knowledge and experiences, and post and view relevant content
  2. 2. Access peer benchmarking data and actionable business insights
  3. 3. Discover and contact peers, vendors, and service providers
  4. 4. List business items for trade and promote their businesses for potential sale

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of our Application or our Service. By accessing our Application or our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and User Agreement (found at www.circle.net), and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes your name, email, phone number, location, business contact information, information relating to your role (e.g., job title), and business financial information (e.g., revenue, spend, transactional and purchase information), which you submit to us through the Application and/or integrate through third party applications.

  1. 1.1. Information collected via Technology. To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your email address and/or phone number. To use the Service thereafter, you may need to submit further Personal Information, which may include your name, location, business contact information, and business financial information such as transactional and purchase information through linked third party applications. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
  2. 1.2. Information you provide us by registering for an account. In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Application, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile. You can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and creating a user name and a password. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  3. 1.3. Children’s Privacy. The Application and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 18. The Application does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 18, or allow anyone under the age of 18 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at support@circle.net.

2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

  1. 2.1. Personal Information. Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

    In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers. We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

  2. 2.2. Personal Information - Protection of Business Financial Information. In all circumstances, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of your business information. We do not store or share individual-level business financial data. To provide the Service, we employ advanced security measures, including encryption and data aggregation, designed to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your information.
  3. 2.3. Retention of Personal Information.We retain personal information as long as reasonably necessary to provide the Service, carry out the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required in order to comply with our records retention periods (which reflect the applicable law). For example, we may retain information about users of our Services in order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations or to protect our interests as part of providing the Service.
  4. 2.4. Non-Personal Information. In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Application. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion. In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Application so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Application periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

3. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

4. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us in the “settings” section of the Application. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the “settings” section of the Application, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

5. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND/OR APPLICATIONS

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites and/or applications, or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Application and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website and/or applications accessed by selecting a link on our Application or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

6. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our User Agreement at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Application and this privacy page for updates.

7. CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Application, please contact us by sending an email to support@circle.net.

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