Updated September, 2013
Your IP Address
Like many websites, each time you visit our Website(s), we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize our Website(s) for you and to diagnose problems with our Website(s), we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.
Automatic Logging of Session Data
We automatically log generic information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data,” that is anonymous and not linked to any personal information. Session data consists of things such as IP address, operating system, location and type of browser software being used and the activities conducted by the user while on our Website(s). An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the website the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the website, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the website, how long visitors to the website are staying and how often they are visiting. We also record the URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) of the websites you have visited prior to arriving at our Website(s) and the URLs of the destinations you visit after you leave our Website(s). Collecting this information also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. You should know it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity or from GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. Third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertising.
Telephone Tracking Data
If a user places a telephone call to a number provided by our Website(s) or in communications arising out of our Website(s), we and/or marketing partners may record, track and or meter the telephone number of originating the call on our own behalf or on behalf of others offering products or services on our Website(s). We and/or our marketing partners may also store referring telephone numbers.
From time to time we may add or enhance services available on our Website(s). To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making our Website(s) the better and easier to use.
Information Other Websites Collect From You
Sharing Your Information
When you use our Website(s) or provide us with information, we may share personal information among our corporate affiliates at Bench International Search, Inc. We may also use aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their web sites. Occasionally, we may hire a third party to act on our behalf for projects such as market-research surveys and will provide information to these third parties specifically for use in connection with these projects.
In addition to the circumstances described above, we may disclose your information as part of a validation process in the interest of preventing fraud, to provide proper accounting to our business partners (for “pay-per-click”, “pay-per-call” or “push-to-talk” advertising listings and related programs) and to validate our business metrics including number of clicks, referrer logs and other tracking information. We may also disclose your information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect our rights or properties of our affiliated companies or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities. In addition, if Bench International Search, Inc. or substantially all of its assets are acquired, our customer information will be transferred in connection with such acquisition to the successor owner.
Bench International Search, Inc.
12121 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 750
Los Angeles, California 90025
Telephone: (310) 854-9900