Supporting Local

Privacy Policy

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Information Collected
  3. Use of Information
  4. Sharing of Information
  5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies
  6. User Choices
  7. Security Measures
  8. Data Retention
  9. Children’s Privacy
  10. Third-Party Links
  11. International Data Transfers
  12. Your Rights
  13. Updates to Privacy Policy
  14. Contact Information
  15. Effective Date

Privacy Policy

Welcome to KeptLocal’s Privacy Policy. Our mission is to create a thriving network of small businesses, connecting them with potential customers for mutual growth and success. This policy outlines how we handle the information collected from businesses and visitors, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and privacy.

Information Collected:
At KeptLocal, we gather certain information to facilitate the creation of robust business profiles. We require fundamental data such as business name, location, email, and phone number. Additionally, we offer the option for businesses to enhance their profiles with social media links and media content. This information is collected during the registration process and when completing business profiles.

Use of Information:
The data we collect serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it empowers us to build comprehensive business profiles, enabling effective promotion within our network. Secondly, this information enhances the overall user experience on our platform, ensuring that customers can easily discover and engage with local businesses.

Sharing of Information:
We prioritize safeguarding your information. While some sharing may occur for the betterment of the businesses within our network, we do not share information externally unless legally required. In specific situations where it benefits our business clients, we may share information within the KeptLocal company, including its employees.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies:
To ensure a seamless user experience, we may employ cookies and similar tracking technologies. These tools primarily focus on site analytics to understand user behavior and preferences, enabling us to enhance our platform’s functionality. Please note that KeptLocal is not presently integrated with external advertising services. Instead, our operational costs and growth are sustained through membership fees.

User Choices:
We respect your autonomy over your information. Businesses have the ability to control the data they provide to us. They can update, modify, or even remove their information entirely. Should a business decide to discontinue its association with KeptLocal, the option to delete their information and leave the network is available.

Security Measures:
Securing your data is paramount to us. Our hosting partner, DreamHost, employs robust security measures to protect the data we collect. While no system is entirely immune to potential threats, our commitment to safeguarding your information remains resolute.

Data Retention:
Your information may be retained on our platform indefinitely. This serves to maintain the continuity of your business presence within our network, allowing customers to discover and engage with your offerings.

Children’s Privacy:
KeptLocal’s services are oriented towards assisting small businesses, including young entrepreneurs. When collecting information from young entrepreneurs, we only gather what is necessary to facilitate business promotion. Our approach is rooted in providing a secure platform while respecting the privacy of young entrepreneurs.

Third-Party Links:
While KeptLocal may feature third-party links, we cannot assume responsibility for the privacy practices of external websites. It is important to exercise caution and review the privacy policies of these third-party sites.

International Data Transfers:
In certain instances, your information may be transferred across international borders. This transfer serves to optimize user experience and address operational needs while maintaining the privacy and security of your data.

Your Rights:
Your rights are significant to us. Users have the ability to manage the information they’ve provided through their user profile. Additionally, if you have any inquiries, concerns, or requests related to your personal data, we encourage you to reach out via our “Contact Us” page.

Updates to Privacy Policy:
As we evolve to better serve our users, this policy may undergo changes. Notifications regarding significant policy changes will be communicated through email, internal messages, or other reasonable means.

Contact Information:
For any questions, concerns, suggestions, or requests related to privacy matters, we invite you to utilize the “Contact Us” page on our website.

Effective Date:
This privacy policy is in effect as of the August 27, 2023.