Last Updated: September 25th 2020
FranchiseBuy.com strives to provide you the most comprehensive inventory and information available for franchise opportunities. We take users’ privacy seriously, and it is very important us to protect user privacy and provide the best user experience possible.
All users can view content on our website without submitting any personal information (such as name, address, phone number, etc.) to us. However, in order to provide you with a better user experience, we may collect non-personal information from your computer using cookies. More information on this process is below.
When you request information by submitting your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc.) on our registration form, we pass your information only to the businesses that you specify. No other business receives your contact information. Your information, however, is often stored in the receiving company's database, as well as ours. Collected data may be stored in a database outside your home country.
Users are permitted to use the email contact forms and/or our lead submission forms only for the purpose to gain further information from the franchisor and/or business opportunity. The email contact forms and/or lead submission forms on our website are only to be used to send inquiries about buying a particular business for sale, franchise, or other related business opportunity. By submitting your information, you expressly confirm that you have a genuine interest in each of the concepts for which you have requested information; that you wish for a representative from each of the concepts to contact you; and that the information that you have submitted is true and correct.
To request a copy of your personal information or to make changes to it please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Request for Personal Information' and we will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. Before we can complete your request, you will need to verify your identity to us by confirming your full name and email address.
We are grateful that you have taken the time to come to our site and inquire about the exciting franchise and business opportunities we have listed. In order to provide the best service possible to both you and our clients, we must insist that you respect and understand this Policy. By submitting your information, you expressly agree to receive a phone call, text message, or e-mail inquiry from the entity from whom you requested information. Submitting contact information that is either false or is done without interest to the particular business for which you have submitted your information is called “spamming.” Spamming of any sort on our site is not permitted as it hurts the integrity, credibility, and value of our business. Moreover, it jeopardizes our ability to continue to provide our services to legitimate users. By using the website and submitting a contact form, you agree with these conditions.
You may browse our website at any time without providing your contact and/or personal information. If, however, you are interested in an opportunity and/or any additional information from FranchiseBuy.com (and/or our advertisers) you may register with us and provide your name and contact information (i.e, address, telephone number and e-mail address etc). We share your information only with the franchises and business opportunities in which you have expressed interest. FranchiseBuy.com will not sell, rent, or share your personal information with any other third parties. If you no longer want to receive information from a franchise or business opportunity, please contact that franchise or business opportunity directly.
FranchiseBuy.com also sends e-mails that showcase new franchises and business opportunities, franchise-related articles/news, and other relevant entrepreneurial information to users who have provided their e-mail address on the Request Information Form (from specific businesses for sale or franchises for sale). If you wish to unsubscribe to our informative e-mails please follow the simple UNSUBSCRIBE instructions which are located at the bottom of each mailing. Personal information may be disclosed to judicial or other government agencies subject to warrants, subpoenas, or other governmental orders. Moreover, we do not share your e-mail address or other personal information with other companies unless authorized by you.
FranchiseBuy.com is a lead generation and advertising service. Business brokers, agents, business buyers, independent business sellers, franchise companies, attorneys, and any and all other listings found on the FranchiseBuy.com website are simply advertising purchasers, listing service purchasers, or other advertising clients and are not employed by or otherwise affiliated in any way with FranchiseBuy.com Thus, FranchiseBuy.com is in no way responsible for the actions, representations, or business dealings of any business that advertises and/or appears on the website.
Our sites and apps also participate in the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op to better understand how you use our website and apps across the various devices you use, and to deliver tailored promotions. Learn more at https://cross-device-privacy.adobe.com about how Adobe does this and how you can opt-out of this if you so wish.
Advertiser (and agency if applicable) represent that the subject matter, copy, and graphics of advertisements submitted for publication on FranchiseBuy.com by Advertiser do not violate any applicable law and that Advertiser and agency are authorized to have same published. Further, they affirm that they have secured all third-party consents, licenses, and waivers and permissions necessary to display the ad content (including photos) placed on the website(s). Advertiser and agency agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend at their own expense FranchiseBuy.com, its officers, employees, directors, and owners from any liability, loss, and expense (including, but not limited to, court costs and attorney's fees) arising out of publication by FranchiseBuy.com of any information and/or advertisement, including but not limited to any claim or lawsuit for libel, plagiarism, copyright or trademark infringement, franchisee disputes (including but not limited to, all costs from litigation associated with FranchiseBuy.com, or its officers, employees, directors and owners being named party to litigation which is or resulting from advertising which franchisee(s) claim was false or misleading), and any and all litigation related to the Advertiser's use of contact lead information and/or any inquiry by a prospective franchisee or business opportunity owner supplied by FranchiseBuy.com to Advertiser.
We offer opportunities to register to receive our e-mail newsletter, both in various locations on our website and on our Information Request Form. We only add you to our mailing list if you authorize us to. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing our unsubscribe page, or you can contact us at email@example.com. Moreover, we do not share your e-mail address or other personal information with other companies unless authorized by you.
Personally identifiable information collected by FranchiseBuy.com through your use of the Site, through your providing an email address to receive promotional or other communications via email, or through your providing a mobile number to receive other communications via call, text or SMS, may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by FranchiseBuy.com for any of the following purposes:
Usage Data is used by FranchiseBuy.com for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, and other purposes. For example, FranchiseBuy.com may use statistical analyses of Usage Data in order to measure interest in the various areas of the Site, for development purposes, and to inform advertisers and partners in aggregate and anonymous terms about consumers who click on their advertising or other messages. IP addresses are also used for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.
With respect to promotional materials and newsletters that FranchiseBuy.com may send from time to time, FranchiseBuy.com will not continue to send you such communications if you ask us not to, as described below. However, you agree that FranchiseBuy.com may send to you, and you cannot opt out of, communications of a transactional or relationship nature, including, but not limited to, communications regarding fraudulent or illegal activity, the status of your SIY Account, changes to this Statement or the FranchiseBuy.com Terms of Service, as well as communications to confirm, fulfill and follow up on your SIY Account registration or a request submitted through the Site.
We may process your account data, which may include your name and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website. The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services. The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process information contained in any inquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services. The inquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters. The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us. The correspondence data may include [the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
In this section, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We and our other group companies have offices in the U.S. and Australia. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission. The hosting facilities for our website are situated in the U.S. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of this country. Transfers to this country will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission. You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
This section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
FranchiseBuy.com com may share personally identifiable information that you provide with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement and in the following cases:
Please note that the messages that FranchiseBuy.com sends to you to confirm, fulfill, or follow up on a request may incidentally include promotional material or other content from FranchiseBuy.com or its partners. In the case of these messages, FranchiseBuy.com is not sharing your personally identifiable information with those third parties. FranchiseBuy.com reserves the right to share Usage Data with any third party for any reason.
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in the previous section, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We, FranchiseBuy.com, and our partners may use information collected from you through cookies and other tracking technologies in one or more of the following ways:
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
To opt-out of interest-based ads on Google, go to www.google.com/settings/ads and make a selection next to "Opt-Out Settings" to prevent targeted advertising on Google's own sites, or across the web.
To opt-out of interest-based ads on Facebook, go to Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe and select "Facebook Inc." from the list.
Although FranchiseBuy.com provides links to other sites that may provide valuable information, we cannot control how they collect or manage personal information from their websites. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and data collection procedures.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. While no data transfer can be completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure your data while being transferred, stored, or processed.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Please contact us if you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you submit a newsletter or membership subscription or opt-in to receive emails from FranchiseBuy.com, you will receive our newsletters and member updates from time to time with franchise industry news and/or special promotions. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these e-mails, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the e-mail.
By submitting information to FranchiseBuy.com and asking us to disclose your information to advertisers, you agree to receive telephone calls and/or emails about franchise and business opportunities even if you are registered with any state Do Not Call Registry, and/or the National Do Not Call List.
FranchiseBuy.com is dedicated to ensuring compliance with the ‘CAN-SPAM Act,’ which took effect January 1, 2004. You may receive email from FranchiseBuy.com in the following circumstances:
To ensure compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, FranchiseBuy.com has implemented the following guidelines for email delivery:
FranchiseBuy.com and its affiliates (collectively, “we”, our” or “us”) may make available text messaging services in which you can receive messages from us and send messages to us on your mobile phone (the “text messaging services”). Generally, when you receive a text message from us, you have either consented to receiving text messages from us (or a third-party who is our customer) or we are able to text you under limited circumstances in accordance with the law.
By using our text messaging services, you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the text messaging services. You can stop messages at any time by replying “STOP” to (843) 284-0991.
To receive text messages from us, you must opt-in to the text messaging services by following the instructions for the specific text messaging program (for example, by sending a message to us from your mobile phone or signing up through our site(s) or a third party who is our customer). By signing up for the text messaging services, you consent to the use of an automatic dialing system to deliver text messages to the mobile phone number you have provided for the transmission of these text messages. Your consent to receiving text messages from us is not a condition of purchase.
If you opt-in to a one-time text message service, you will receive a one-time message with the information or service you requested.
If you opt-in to recurring messaging services, you will receive messages at the rate described when you sign up for the specific text messaging program. Subscribers to recurring text messaging services may receive a subscription continuity opt-in text message from time to time. This text message is to confirm that you wish to continue your subscription to the text messaging services. You must positively reply to the subscription continuity text message to remain subscribed to the text messaging services.
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To cancel your text messaging subscription for a specific program at any time, simply reply “STOP” to (843) 284-0991. You will receive a final text message to confirm your unsubscribe request and you will receive no further text messages from us for that specific program. You may still receive messages from us for any other text messaging program that you have opted into until you reply “STOP” to a message regarding that specific text messaging program. We reserve the right to terminate the text messaging services, in whole or in part, at any time without notice.
For help and additional support services, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard message and data rates may apply to any messages sent by us or you. Please contact your wireless provider with any questions regarding text messaging or data rates and plans. The number of text messages you receive will be based upon the text messaging services you sign up for and if you continue the conversation via text message.
You represent and warrant that you are the account holder for the mobile phone number you provided. If you are not the account holder, you represent and warrant that you have the consent of the account holder to sign up for and use the text messaging services and to enter into this agreement. If you are not the account holder or you do not have the consent of the account holder, reply “STOP” to (843) 284-0991 immediately.
Services may not be available on all carriers. We are able to deliver messages to the mobile phone carriers supported by our third party text messaging service provider, which currently include the following carriers and are subject to change at any time: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Nextel, Virgin Mobile, Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
Text messages are delivered via a third-party service provider and we do not control all factors related to message delivery. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we do not claim or guarantee availability or performance of our text messaging services, including transmission delays, message failure, accuracy or that the services will be error-free. Receipt of messages is dependent on your mobile service provider. The text messaging services may not be compatible with all mobile phone devices. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR ARISING BY CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
You acknowledge and agree that the text messages are provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of the text messaging service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the text messaging services.
Personally Identifiable Information: Personally identifiable information collected by FranchiseBuy.com through your use of the Site, through your providing an email address to receive promotional or other communications via email, or through your providing a mobile number to receive other communications via call, text or SMS, may be stored on servers or in a cookie on your computer and may be used by FranchiseBuy.com for any of the following purposes:
To confirm or fulfill a request that you make (e.g., in order to send you a price quote or other information you have requested, FranchiseBuy.com may share your contact information and content interests with a participating franchisor, etc).
To deliver coupons and other marketing communications via text or SMS, which, by providing your mobile number to FranchiseBuy.com, you have expressly consented to receive.
To follow up on any request that you have previously made (e.g., FranchiseBuy.com may contact you to determine whether the franchisor responded to your original request).
To communicate with you regarding the FranchiseBuy.com service (e.g., FranchiseBuy.com may send you emails or call you to confirm a request or to notify you that you have received a lead regarding a franchise about which you have requested more information.
To send promotional materials, newsletters or other content via email, text message, or otherwise. If you no longer wish to receive a particular email newsletter or other promotion from FranchiseBuy.com, you must follow the opt-out instructions included in such email newsletters, text messages, and promotions.
To permit third parties (to whom FranchiseBuy.com may disclose personally identifiable information specifically for direct marketing purposes) to send you promotional or informational messages, but if contact is via phone or SMS only if you have first affirmatively agreed to receive such messages. You agree that the seller or other third party may use an autodialer to text or call, and that a portion of any call may be pre-recorded.
To improve your user experience.
To manage FranchiseBuy.com's business and its relationships with affiliates, customers, and other third parties to which FranchiseBuy.com may disclose personally identifiable information pursuant to this Statement.
To assist in Site administration, analysis, research, development, optimization and other internal purposes, including, without limitation, to compile Usage Data.
We believe we will be able to resolve most disputes or issues you may have using our services. In the unlikely event we are not able to resolve a dispute or issue, you agree to the following resolution process:
Before initiating any arbitration proceeding, you agree to first discuss the matter informally with us for at least thirty (30) days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: FranchiseBuy.com, 186 Seven Farms Drive, Suite F202, Daniel Island, SC 29492, Attn: David Schwartz.
If we are unable to mutually agree upon a resolution after the 30-day period, you agree that any claim you may have against us regarding the text messaging services will be resolved through binding arbitration administered by JAMS and governed by the then current JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. It is important to us that we address any issues you might have promptly. To help us do that, you agree to begin any arbitration within one (1) year after your claim arose; otherwise, your claim is waived.
We prefer to resolve our issues with you directly and, accordingly, you agree to arbitrate with us only in your individual capacity, not as a representative or member of a class. As such, your claims may not be joined with any other claims and there will be no authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or brought by a purported class representative.
You agree that arbitration will be exclusively held in Berkeley County, South Carolina and that each party will be responsible for its own costs, including paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules. In order to select an arbitrator, each party agrees to provide a list of two available arbitrators that have experience with the subject matter. Each party may strike one of the names on the other party’s list. The parties will select an arbitrator out of the remaining two arbitrator names. If the parties cannot mutually agree on one arbitrator, JAMS will choose the arbitrator randomly from the two remaining arbitrators. It is important that you understand that the arbitrator's decision will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. If you're not sure what all of this means, of course please feel free to ask an attorney.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Alternatively, if you used a third-party application to post such information, you can remove it, by either logging into the said application and removing the information or by contacting the appropriate third-party application.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FranchiseBuy.com is intended to be used by individuals over the age of 18. We do not seek or willingly collect information on children under the age of 18. If we discover that we have collected information on a child under the age of 13, then we will delete that information from our system.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our sites and services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or utilize plug-ins or ad networks that collect personal information through child-directed third-party websites or online services. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to promptly delete such information. Our sites and services generally require users to be at least 18 years of age. Unless our sites and services contain the "Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World" supplemental terms, our sites and services do not collect age from users under 18. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, our services may allow users above the age of 18 (such as parents and guardians) to submit personal information of minors. Such users assume full responsibility over their submission, use, and transmission of such information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.
If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to the address below. We may request for additional information from you in order to verify your identity and/or the authenticity of your request.
FOR RESIDENTS OF NEVADA ONLY. In accordance with SB 220, Nevada consumers may opt-out of the sale of their personal information to third parties.
If you are a Nevada resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to the address below. We may request for additional information from you in order to verify your identity and/or the authenticity of your request.
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ONLY. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:
In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal information) if we intend to use your personal information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. For this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law. You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.