Collection and Use of Information
In order to operate the Site in an efficient and effective manner and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you, DirectoryofFinancing collects personal information, such as name, company name, physical address, and email address when you apply to become a member of DirectoryofFinancing and when you request to participate in a forum. Our collection of this information allows you to access the member sections of the Site when you are logged in to the Site, participate in forums and make purchases on the Site, as applicable. We also maintain a membership list which includes the name, physical address, phone number, and fax number of all DirectoryofFinancing members.
We will also collect additional information from users who make additional requests via the Site, such as registering for events, making membership fee payments, or making other purchases. The information collected may include, in addition to the personal information otherwise collected via the Site (as discussed above) credit card information, company listing information that is published on our website and twice a year in the Franchise Opportunities Guide. .
You can always change any personal information that you submit to DirectoryofFinancing by logging in to your online account and making changes.
Disclosure of Information
Please be aware that when you publicly display personal information (for example, via a forum provided on the Site), that information can be collected and used by others. DirectoryofFinancing is not responsible for the collection or use of information that you publicly display.
DirectoryofFinancing may also disclose the information it collects as necessary to comply with the law or to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement or to protect the interests of DirectoryofFinancing or other users of the Site. Such disclosures may be made with or without your consent or notice to you.
The Site contains links to other websites not operated by or affiliate with DirectoryofFinancing, including links to purchase goods and/or services. We are not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or security procedures of any websites linked to on the Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy policies of any other site visited.
Security of Information
DirectoryofFinancing does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 and this Site is not directed to children under the age of 13.