Privacy Policy

At The Bacon, we understand that trust is an important part of any relationship, especially in the relationship between us and our users. That’s why we do our best to respect your privacy, protect your information, and continue to earn your trust. This policy explains our privacy practices for The Bacon and services provided by Earnest Endeavors, LLC (“The Bacon”). By visiting this website (thebacon.com), you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please note that we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of external or third-party websites.

You’ll find everything you need to know about how we handle your information in our privacy policy below.

Here are a few highlights:

We know that you value having control over your own information, so we make sure that you can choose whether or not to provide, edit, or remove certain information in your profile or business page.

We promise that we will not sell or disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as provided within.

You can reach out to us with questions or concerns anytime by sending us an email at hello@thebacon.com.

Information Collected or Received

The Bacon may collect any information that you submit in the process of registration or use of the website or The Bacon’s services. That includes but is not limited to text, photos, other media, contact information, identifiable and non-identifiable information, and other submissions. This Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of non-identifiable information in any way.

We will not sell or disclose your name, email address or personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

As a member of The Bacon you are required to provide a valid email address at registration.

Depending on which services you choose to use, The Bacon may require additional information about you or your business in order to complete requested actions on the website or comply with regulations. The Bacon may contact individual business owners to confidentially request more information about their businesses or services, to ensure compliance with our rules.

The Bacon automatically receives and records some information from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps us analyze and understand how the site works for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors.

Some members or visitors may connect to or register an account with The Bacon using an external third-party application such as Facebook, or an app developed using a The Bacon API. The Bacon may receive some data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your The Bacon account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be given the opportunity to grant permission.

The Bacon may receive or collect information about a person who is not yet a registered The Bacon member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain The Bacon features. Non-member information is used only for the purpose for which it was originally submitted to The Bacon.

The Bacon uses the information described in this policy to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication purposes, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.

The Bacon’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our site or services by minors.

Choice & Control

For various reasons, The Bacon may contact you about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required correspondence, like service-related communications. Other messages are not required, and you can can choose to opt out of these using links available in emails you receive from us.

If you no longer wish to use The Bacon’s services or receive service-related messages, you may close your account.

Your username, The Bacon ID, business name and information, or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your The Bacon activity. Other people may see your ratings, profile information, services offered, business pages, business contact information, photos, reviews, media that you upload and other information. You understand that these elements and other information included in your The Bacon experience are considered public. You understand that when you use The Bacon, certain information you post or provide through The Bacon, such as your name, profile, business name and information, contact information, comments, collections and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of The Bacon, including without limitation, chat rooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose personal information when posting comments or other information or content through The Bacon, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the The Bacon community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of The Bacon available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums and spaces online or otherwise.

Feedback

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your personal information.

Information Sharing

We want to respect your privacy. The Bacon will not sell or disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy.

The Bacon limits access to your personal information to employees or contractors who we believe need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

The Bacon may release your personal information to a third-party in order comply with a subpoena or other legal requirement, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law; prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of The Bacon's Terms of Use. We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.

The Bacon may be affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions or sell items or services to you through The Bacon’s services. The Bacon may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of our business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business. The Bacon may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

The Bacon may partner with and employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and provide services, and we need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. The Bacon may partner with third-party services for fraud prevention and/or identity verification. In some cases, The Bacon may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. The Bacon will transfer information about you if The Bacon is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, The Bacon will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

When you a load a page on The Bacon that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a Like or Send button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site.

We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that The Bacon does not own or control, or individuals that The Bacon does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on The Bacon or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. The Bacon does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. The Bacon is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the The Bacon site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your personal data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all, substantially all, or some of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of our Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your personal data for the purposes that you provided it to us.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. Your The Bacon account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services.

The Bacon encrypts sensitive information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). The Bacon follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once The Bacon receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, 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.

Data Retention

The Bacon will retain your information only for as long as is necessary or as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want The Bacon to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. The Bacon will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

You may inform us of any changes or requests in regards to your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under local data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Bacon reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. We’ll communicate changes by posting a notice on the site. If we make material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places The Bacon deems appropriate.