Thank you for visiting the Buzzfit website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy explains the manner in which we may collect, use and disclose personal information which you provide to us. By visiting this Site or otherwise providing us with your personal information, you agree to be bound by the terms of this policy.
We want to assure you that Buzzfit takes privacy matters very seriously and is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, we are providing this policy to explain our privacy practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

 

Collection and use of personal information

We collect personal information that you provide to us or that is otherwise provided to us on your behalf. You may choose to provide certain personal information in order to access or use certain features or services of the Site, such as making a purchase, joining one of our clubs, paying your membership fees, requesting information, filling out an employment or franchise application, entering a sweepstakes or otherwise contacting us. Such information may include your name, phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card or banking information or other information. You can always choose not to provide information, but it may limit your ability to use a particular service or feature on the Site.

By providing your personal information to us, you are authorizing us to collect, use and disclose such information in the manner outlined in this policy. Unless we advise otherwise, your information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided or in order to contact you regarding related matters. We limit the information we collect to what we feel is necessary for those purposes.

We may periodically send you newsletters, e-mails or similar communications featuring sales and promotions, news about new Buzzfit products and services, requests for your feedback, or other information we think may be of interest to you, in accordance with local law. You may stop receiving marketing communications from us at any time by following the instructions included in the message you received. However, if you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, you will not automatically become unsubscribed from the marketing communications of the franchise owner of the Buzzfit club you joined or to which your e-mail address has been provided as set forth in this policy. Buzzfit franchises are independently owned and operated businesses and we do not control their use of your e-mail address. Accordingly, if you are a member at a Buzzfit franchise club, please contact your home club directly to learn how to unsubscribe from such communications.

Buzzfit also collects information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. The information we receive depends upon your browser’s settings. This information typically includes your computer’s IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our Site, the name of the operating system installed on your computer, the name and version of the browser you are using and the date and time of your visit. We use this information primarily to create statistics that help us improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. We may link this information with your personal information as we deem necessary for our business purposes. If criminal activity is suspected, we might need to share certain information with the appropriate investigative authorities. Such information may contain visitors’ IP addresses and other information which could be used to trace and identify individuals.

So-called “cookies” and other similar technologies may be used on the Site and by third parties to collect information over time and across third party websites, to support the Site’s functionality and to improve user experience. You have the ability to set your browser to reject cookies. However, if you set your browser to reject cookies, it may affect or limit the use of certain features and functionality of this Site. We do not currently respond to “Do-Not-Track” signals or mechanisms.

 

Disclosure of personal information

Buzzfit will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information for purposes other than as those set out herein, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law.

Buzzfit may disclose your personal information to third party service providers or agents who provide services to or on behalf of Buzzfit or its members such as, but not limited to, hosting, data management and storage services, sweepstakes providers, Black Card benefits providers and retention services. Either Buzzfit or such third party service provider may use servers for such purposes located in Canada or another foreign country. Your personal information may be processed and stored in Canada or such other foreign country and the governments, courts, law enforcement and regulatory agencies of that country may be able to demand disclosure of personal information pursuant to the laws of such country.

We do not generally disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless required by applicable law. However, there are some situations in which we may disclose your personal information without your consent including, but not limited to:

 

  • with current and future parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated entities of Buzzfit;
  • with Buzzfit franchisees, if you are a Buzzfit member, visitor or guest at a Buzzfit franchisee club location;
  • with our third party service providers, as we deem necessary in connection with the services being provided to us or on our behalf;
  • in connection with a merger, sale, corporate reorganization or similar business transaction involving Buzzfit, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or one or more of its franchisees;
  • when we are required or authorized by law to do so (for example, in response to a subpoena issued by a court); or
  • if the information is already on the public record and the disclosure is directly related to the purposes for which it was recorded on the public record.

 

We may also share your personal information with third parties to use for their marketing purposes, in accordance with local law, if we think the products or services they offer would be of interest to you. If you are a member of a Buzzfit location in Canada or a Canadian resident, we will only share such information if you have agreed to receive commercial electronic messages from us and our partners. If you unsubscribe from our commercial communications, we will no longer share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.