Privacy Policy

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal Information – data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Dakota Marketplace.  Our company may use this personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy.  We may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Dakota Marketplace may collect, and how we may use it.

What personal information we collect

  • When you create an account with Dakota Marketplace, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.
  • When collecting information about your company, we may collect a variety of information, including your company’s name, address, phone number, website address, contact preferences, and your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • In the U.S., we may ask for your Social Security number (SSN) but only in limited circumstances to assist with proper processing of certain documents.

How we use your personal information

  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you updated with our latest policies and procedures, and any events that may have a direct effect on your business. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising.
  • We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
  • From time to time, your personal information may be used to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.  Because this information is important to your association with Dakota Marketplace, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, and customer communications.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect non-personal information.  This is data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual.  We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

  • We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where Dakota Marketplace is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
  • We may also collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Dakota Marketplace’s website, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Dakota Marketplace and its partners use cookies and other technologies in mobile advertising services to control the number of times you see a given ad, deliver ads that relate to your interests, and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Dakota Marketplace and our partners also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services, and applications. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with our services more convenient and personal. For example, knowing your first name lets us welcome you the next time you visit your personalized homepage. Knowing your country and language − and if you are an educator, your school − helps us provide a customized and more useful user experience. Knowing someone using your computer or device has used a particular service helps us make our advertising and email communications more relevant to your interests. And knowing your contact information, product serial numbers, and information about your computer or device helps us register your products, personalize your business system, and provide you with better customer service.

You do have the ability to disable cookies on your web browser.  The process will vary depending on the browser.  Please note that if you disable cookies on your browser, certain areas of the website may no longer be available to you.

As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on Dakota Marketplace website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

Disclosure to Third Parties

At times Dakota Marketplace may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with us to provide products and services, or that help us market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Dakota Marketplace to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Service Providers

Dakota Marketplace shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Dakota Marketplace operates.

Others

It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Dakota Marketplace to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Protection of Personal Information

Dakota Marketplace takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

When you use our online forum, chat room, email, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

Dakota Marketplace makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at http://www.thesmallbusinessplatform.com. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Dakota Marketplace is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

Third-Party Sites and Services

Dakota Marketplace’s websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

International Users

Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. Dakota Marketplace abides by the “safe harbor” frameworks set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected by organizations in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.

Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about Dakota Marketplace’s Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us.

Dakota Marketplace may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.

Last updated: Jan 24th, 2017