Policy Last Updated on July 14, 2018.

 

This Privacy Policy is effective immediately for users registering accounts on LocalServes.com on or after July 14, 2017.

 

This Privacy Policy describes LocalServes.com’s policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you in connection with your use of Local Serves’ services, including those offered through our websites, emails, affiliated sites, and mobile applications (collectively, the "Service"). The terms "we", "us", and "Local Serves" refer to Local Serves. When you use the Service, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy. You understand and agree that your use of LocalServes.com gives us full rights to any and all information shared using the Service.

1. USE of INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Local Serves may collect and store information about you when you use the Service. We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide the Service’s functionality, improve the Service’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the Service, provide feedback to third party businesses that are listed on the Service, display relevant advertising, market the Service, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems and allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Service, and comply with legal obligations.

Among the information we collect, please note:

a.  Account Information: If you create an account on LocalServes.com, we may store and use your username, email, physical address, phone number, zip code, and other information you may provide with your account. Any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. You can modify some of the information associated with your account. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized account depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal by sending us an email using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the LocalServes.com website. Include the link and any other identifiable information. Local Serves will investigate the account as soon as our resources allow and take the appropriate action.

b. Public Content: The information that you contribute through the Service is intended for public consumption, including but not limited to your business information, reviews, ratings, recommendations, social media shares, photos, munchies, comments, likes, news feed posts, chats, foodie buds, followers, and account profile. We may display this information through the Service, share it with businesses, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.

c.  Contacts: You can invite your friends to join LocalServes.com with the Invite Friends modules on the Service.

d. Communications: When you sign up for an account or use certain features, you are opting to receive messages from Local Serves, other LocalServes.com users, and affiliated businesses. Note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative, transactional, or legal messages from Local Serves. If you exchange messages with others through the Service, (i.e. chat) we may store them in order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and we may review and disclose them in connection with investigations related to the operation and use of the Service. We may not deliver messages that we believe are objectionable, such as spam messages or requests to exchange reviews for compensation. Carriers may charge recipients for data used while navigating the Local Serves. We may also store information that you provide through communications to us, including from phone calls, letters, emails, other electronic messages, or in person. If you are a representative of a business, we may contact you, including by phone, news feed, chat, mail, email, personal solicitation, using the contact information you provide us, make publicly available, or that we have on record for your business.

e.  Activity: You understand and agree that your use of LocalServes.com gives us full rights to any and all activity you perform using the Service. We may store information about your use of the Service, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, businesses you call using our mobile and web applications, your recommendations, your invitees, your reviews, your likes, your munchies, your chats, news feed, friends, followers, and fund raisers through the Service. We also may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Service, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, phone number, unique device identifier, advertising identifier, location (including geolocation, beacon based location, and GPS location), and requested and referring URLs.

2. COOKIES

We, and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, local shared objects such as HTML5 and Flash (sometimes called "flash cookies"), advertising identifiers (including mobile identifiers such as Apple’s IDFA or Google’s Advertising ID) and similar technology ("Cookies") in connection with your use of the Service, third party websites, and mobile applications. Cookies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Service, such as your browser type, search preferences, IP address, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session.

 

The purposes for which we use Cookies in the Service include:

Purpose

Explanation

Processes

Intended to make the Service work in the way you expect. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.

Authentication, Security, and Compliance

Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized parties, and comply with legal requirements. For example, we use Cookies to determine if you are logged in.

Preferences

Intended to remember information about how you prefer the Service to behave and look. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have declined to allow us to use your phone’s geolocation data.

Notifications

Intended to allow or prevent notices of information or options that we think could improve your use of the Service. For example, we use a Cookie that stops us from showing you the signup notification if you have already seen it.

Advertising

Intended to make advertising more relevant to users and more valuable to advertisers. For example, we may use Cookies to serve you interest-based ads, such as ads that are displayed to you based on your visits to other websites, or to tell us if you have recently clicked on an ad.

Analytics

Intended to help us understand how visitors use the Service. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions correlate to your interactions with the search page.

 

Managing Cookies: It may be possible to disable some (but not all) Cookies through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect the functionality of the Service. The method for disabling Cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings. For example, iOS and Android devices each have settings which are designed to limit forms of ad tracking. Please note that changing any of these settings does not prevent the display of all advertisements to you.

3. THIRD PARTIES

Third parties may receive information about you as follows:

a. Advertisers: We may allow third parties to use Cookies through the Service to collect the same type of information for the same purposes Local Serves does for itself. Third parties may be able to associate the information they collect with other information they have about you from other sources. We do not necessarily have access to or control over the Cookies they use. Please note that opting out does not prevent the display of all advertisements to you. Additionally, we may share non-personally identifiable information from or about you with third parties, such as location data, advertising identifiers, or a cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address) to facilitate the display of targeted advertising.

b. Service Providers: We may rely on third party providers to support or provide some of the services that are available through the Service. We may also rely on third party providers to perform certain services for us in connection with your use of the Service, such as but not limited to network security, technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, our own marketing of the Service, and other functions. We may share information from or about you with these third party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests. These third party providers may share information with us that they obtain from or about you in connection with providing their services or completing your requests. Third party providers may also share this information with their subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control. Some of our web pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to you from our third party providers, while preserving the look and feel of the Service. In such cases, please note that the information you provide is being provided to the third party.

c. Aggregate Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.

d. Business Transfers: We may share information from or about you with our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires Local Serves or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

e. Businesses on Local Serves: We may share information from or about you, your devices, and your use of the Service (such as which businesses you bookmark or call) with businesses listed on LocalServes.com.

f.  Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith and belief that such investigation or disclosure (a) is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service; or (c) protects our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public, such as disclosures in connection with our Consumer Alerts program. If you flag or otherwise complain to Local Serves about content through the Service, we may share the substance of your complaint with the contributor of that content in order to provide an opportunity for the contributor to respond.

g. Links and Other Websites: The Service may contain links to unaffiliated third party services. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on or applicable to all such third party services.

h. Third Party Accounts: If you sign up for Local Serves using a third party service like Facebook, or link your Local Serves account to your account with a third party service like Facebook or Twitter, we may receive information about you from such third party service.

4. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. Users can also use the Member Search feature to find one another based on their usernames or email addresses.

Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Service are only private to the extent that both you and the person you are communicating with keep them private. For example, if you send a message to another user, that user may choose to publicly post it. Also, Local Serves may access and disclose such messages in the course of investigations relating to use of the Service.

5. DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION

You can close your account by contacting Local Serves using the registered email address associated with that account. We will remove your public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service or to comply with legal obligations. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business listings, ratings, or reviews by closing their accounts.

6. CHILDREN

The Service is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please notify us immediately. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take the proper steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

7. SECURITY

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Local Serves will not be held liable for any security breaches.

8. CONTACT INFORMATION

If you believe that Local Serves has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, you may contact us online at www.localserves.com/contact-us or write us at:

Local Serves, LLC

Re: Privacy Policy

20403 FM 529, Ste 240, #45

Cypress, Texas 77433

9. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be located on the LocalServes.com site. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Service prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to the revised Privacy Policy.

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Local Serves, LLC was established in 2017 in Metro Houston, Texas USA