Use: We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities. This processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the member is party. FrenchFounders may use personally identifiable information we gather in the normal course of our business, including, to improve the content of our Website, to customize the content of our Website to our Members, to notify Members about updates to the Website, to contact Members for marketing purposes, and to respond to any request Members may have regarding a listed Experience or other customer service issues. The information we collect during the registration process, or otherwise, may be used to manage the Member relationship, to customize our product offerings, and to provide information about new products and/or special offers to Members. Also, information collected may be used by us and other FrenchFounders partners, as necessary, to book, schedule, facilitate, confirm and otherwise enhance your experience with FrenchFounders. Such processing operations may involve the transfer of personal data to a recipient in a third country offering an adequate level of data protection.
Paying Agents: If you purchase a membership, we will permit you to click through to the third party payment agent, which will require your credit card or other account information with which Members will pay for their membership. We will, if necessary, provide information to our payment processing vendors in order to process credit card payments and perform related payment formulas. We do not give out your credit card or other account information to unaffiliated third parties, unless you authorize us to do so or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. FrenchFounders does not store your credit card or other account information.
Legal Requirements: FrenchFounders may disclose any and all information collected if, in reasonable good faith, it believes it is required to do so to comply with any local, state, federal or foreign law, to respond to a court order, any court or governmental subpoena (or its equivalent), or any domestic or foreign governmental investigation. We also reserve the right to disclose information collected that we believe, in reasonable good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect against any liability; to protect Members from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend FrenchFounders against any third party claims or allegations of wrongdoing; to assist domestic or foreign government enforcement agencies; to protect against fraudulent uses the rights, property (including intellectual property) or safety of FrenchFounders, its Members, Hosts, users of the Website or other persons or entities.
Merger or Sale of FrenchFounders: In the event FrenchFounders Inc. is acquired by, merged with or into, or substantially all of its assets are sold to, a third party entity, the Company reserves the right to transfer or assign the information it has collected from users of this Website as part of such acquisition, merger or sale. In this case, you will be informed of this data transfer. Depending on the processing concerned, your consent may be requested.
Voluntary Surveys: We may periodically conduct both business and individual surveys. This processing is based on the consent of the data subjects.. We encourage members to participate in these voluntary surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third-party.
We take the information we receive from individuals responding to our surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other members to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third-party partners.
If you do not wish to participate in market research surveys, simply opt-out of any survey email you receive.
Public Forums: Any information that you disclose in public areas of our websites or the Internet may become public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas. We also remind you that it is forbidden to use rude, defamatory, insulting, racist, obscene, harassing or disrespectful language.