Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE


Overview

By using the Website, you agree to have read, understood and to abide by all statements outlined herein.

PKMP, Inc offers advertising, marketing and communication services for business to business service providers. No illegal products or services may be sold, offered, advertised or marketed by subscribers of any service provided by the company to a consumer or business through any site, product, page, promotion or form of media, in any format owned or operated by the company. This includes, but is not limited to, 420businesses.com.


Account

In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. By creating an account, you represent and warrant that the information you provide is true and that you will keep it up to date.

You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password confidential and secure. You must notify PKMP, Inc immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Although PKMP, Inc will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of PKMP, Inc or others due to such unauthorized use.



Acceptable Use

To register for the Website you may be required to provide certain personal information including your name and email address.  You are prohibited from transmitting any “sensitive” personally identifiable information over the Website, which may include, but not be limited to, any information about yourself or another person that may relate to health or medical conditions, social security/social insurance numbers or national identifiers, credit card, bank account or other financial information, other information concerning trade union membership, sex life, political opinions, criminal charges or convictions, religious or philosophical beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, or other sensitive matters.

You are also prohibited from:

(i) using the Website to send or post harassing, abusive, or threatening messages;

(ii) transmitting through the Website any information, data, text, files, links, software, or other materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, soliciting passwords or personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes, including hidden pages, links or images, providing instructional information about illegal activities, or which threatens our relationships with our partners, customers or suppliers;

(iii) attempting to conceal or misrepresent the identity of the sender or person submitting the information;

(iv) disrupting the normal flow of the Website, including any dialogue on the Website or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other participants;

(v) sending spam or other direct marketing communications or posting, transmitting or linking to any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation or commercial content;

(vi)  intentionally or unintentionally performing or promoting any activity that would violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law while using or accessing the Website;

(vii) posting or transmitting executable programming of any kind, including viruses, spyware, trojan horses, easter eggs, or any other form of computer programming or disabling mechanism;

(viii) posting User Submissions or using the Website in such a way that damages the image or rights of PKMP, Inc, other users or third parties;

(ix) using any robot, spider or other automatic program or device, or manual process to monitor, copy, summarize, or otherwise extract information from this Website or the Site Content in whole or in part, including, without limitation, creating any frames at any other Websites pertaining to any portions of this Website.


Access and Account Termination

PKMP, Inc reserves the right to deny or revoke access to this Website, or any part thereof, or to otherwise terminate a user's access to its Website, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without cause and without notice to you.


Access to Site

While PKMP, Inc endeavors to ensure that this Website is available at all times, PKMP, Inc will not be liable if, for any reason, this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.


Disclaimer

THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE THEREIN. PKMP, INC DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, CONTENT, SITE CONTENT, USER SUBMISSIONS, WILL BE AVAILABLE OR ERROR FREE, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THE EVENT OF ANY SERVICE FAILURE.


Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL PKMP, INC, ANY OTHER PARTY (WHETHER OR NOT INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MAINTAINING OR DELIVERING THE SITE) AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS AND AGENTS OF PKMP, INC OR THAT PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (COLLECTIVELY, “DAMAGES”) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, NOR SHALL PKMP, INC BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND PKMP, INC’S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A NEGLIGENT ACT, WILL PKMP, INC OR ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF PKMP, INC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


Third Party Links

The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by PKMP, Inc. PKMP, Inc has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, PKMP, Inc will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve PKMP, Inc from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.


Miscellaneous

If any part of this Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any information related to your use of this Website for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this Website and supersedes and replaces any prior agreement and communication between the parties relating thereto.




WE ARE COMMITTED TO HONORING YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY – READ ON TO EXPLORE OUR FULL PRIVACY POLICY

If you followed this link, you care about privacy and/or intellectual property. We at 420 Businesses always have been and continue to remain committed to privacy as well.


Email Privacy

If you signed up for one or more of our newsletters, you will get that on its regular schedule. If you provided your email address for another reason, we will fulfill that request. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our emails, it is quick and easy to do that via the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each message you receive, or by contacting us at hello@420businesses.com.

Neither 420Businesses.com nor this site’s publisher, PKMP, Inc., will ever sell or give a third party your email address. Your email address will be kept in databases which we have evaluated for security. Only authorized employees and our official vendors such as our email service providers will have access to your data.


Comment & User Generated Content Usage

If you use our forms to post comments, suggestions or to join a public conversation on this website, your email will not be publicly posted, but only used by our service and/or editorial staff if we have a question. Your submission itself may be moderated by our editorial staff prior to posting in the following ways: we will not change or edit the body of your posting, unless you include an external URL in the comment. We will remove third-party URLs from comments if they are promotional in nature. We will delete or refuse to publish a comment it if it appears to be on a completely unrelated topic, blatantly and wholly self-promotional, a duplicate posting, otherwise spammy in nature, meant to be intentionally inflammatory or contains inappropriate language or content. You own the copyright and are wholly liable for the contents of your posting, however by posting the comment on our site you give us the rights to publish or republish it in any format we desire at any time we wish without contacting or compensating you.


Transfer and Processing of Data

Personal information may be processed in multiple countries, including the United States and Canada, where the laws may be different than the laws in your country. By browsing a site and/or otherwise interacting with our offerings, you consent to such transfer and processing.


Reasons that We Will Collect Information

We process personal information only for legitimate business purposes, which may include some or all of the following:

- To identify and prevent fraud

- To enhance the security of our network and information systems

- To better understand how people interact with our website(s)

- To provide a better user experience for our readers

- To improve our services and communications for the benefit of our customers

Whenever we process data for these purposes, be assured that we always keep your personal data rights front-of-mind. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish; contact hello@420Businesses.com. Be aware that, depending on the circumstance, your objection may inhibit our ability to carry out tasks or deliver services for your benefit.

Newsletter subscribers always have the right to modify their elections. At the bottom of every email is a link to change their subscription preferences.


Types of Information that We Collect

Our users’ privacy is extraordinarily important to us, and so is transparency. Here are some details about how our site works:


Information You Provide to Us

PKMP, Inc collects and stores information that is provided to us voluntarily by our users. All of these cases are obvious and transparent.

When a user registers on our site, we collect information such as email address, name, company name and business details.

When a user opts-into a newsletter subscription, we collect names and email addresses.

When a user makes a purchase, we collect all information necessary to conduct that purchase, including name, billing information, and delivery information. We may additionally ask voluntary demographic questions.


Information Automatically Collected

As a user navigates our sites, we may collect certain other information, some of it potentially personally identifiable, some of it anonymized.

To improve our overall user experience and protect against bad actors such as hackers, PKMP, Inc does follow standard practices of logging certain activities for site analytics and improvement. We may collect such information as:

- The date and time of your visit

- Your IP address

- Your general location

- The site you visited before and after ours

- The page you visited before and after another page on our site

- Information about your computer including browser type, operating system, and time zone

- Your interactions with our site or email newsletters, anonymized and aggregated

All automatically collected information is treated with respect in accordance with best practices, and no effort is made to link the above information to a particular user with the possible exception of investigating fraudulent or other potentially malicious activities.


Mechanisms to Automatically Collect Information

To help us improve the performance and user experience of our sites, we will employ a standard mechanism called a “cookie” to store limited amounts of information in a site users’ browser. Cookies are employed when necessary to facilitate a transaction (examples include signing up for a newsletter, purchasing a product, or completing a survey), to improve user experience (keep a pop-up window from opening up repeatedly, track aggregate site user behavior), or when otherwise reasonably necessary to allow a third party tool to function.

PKMP, Inc may also uses web beacons (sometimes called “pixel tags”) to perform aggregation tasks such as collecting information on how many people open our email newsletters and how many clicks each link in those newsletters attracts.

We use third party analytics services (Google Analytics, Facebook Business) to help analyze how users interact with our sites and other products. Anonymous information is gathered by the third party using cookies and other technologies, and may be transferred to them for the purpose of creating reports on user activity. When we do use a third party, we ensure that their terms of use and privacy policies align with ours, and that we set up the tools to protect user data. By using our sites, you consent to the processing of your data in the manner and for the purposes outlined above.

We also may use third party advertising companies to serve advertisements that appear on our site(s).

Just as we are constantly striving to improve our offerings, we are constantly striving to improve our business practices. If at any time you believe there to be places where we can improve, please email us at hello@420businesses.com.


Editorial Source Rights: News & Materials Sent to PKMP, Inc

When you send news or other materials to PKMP, Inc in hopes that we may cite or blog about you, our editorial team assumes that you have the rights to share that information with the press for publication. We will honor any restrictions you may choose to place on the use of the information, including using information for background material only or limiting the data to our published newsletter only, provided those restrictions are clearly communicated at the time the information is provided to our editors. In the absence of such restrictions, we reserve the rights to publish, to create derivative works from, or otherwise use your submitted news and materials in any format we desire at any time we wish without contacting or compensating you.

If the material has already been revealed in a public forum, such as a blog, article, webinar or speech, and it is not specifically copyright protected, this information is considered to be in the public domain and freely available for use by our editors in any format or situation they deem appropriate. While it is our policy to contact you for additional information and as a courtesy prior to reproducing any images contained therein before we add that information to our library of published content, we reserve the right to reuse the materials and images in any format, or in any derivative work we create, at any time, in the future without contacting or compensating you.


Fair Use & Copyright

You have the right to use any factual information – such as statistics – publicly available on this site or its related publications, PDFs, webinars, or similar. You may also quote up to two sentences of text from any of these sources directly, including our posts and commentary, as long as you give proper citation showing the source to be PKMP, Inc.

However, you may not use whole paragraphs or entire stories from our site or copy/reproduce any graphics – including but not limited to our own charts and our logo – without written permission from us. You may not produce derivative works based on our work or format. You can get this written permission by contacting us here with the details of what you’d like to reproduce and how it will be used.

Any company or individual who publishes unauthorized copyrighted content from our site is subject to $100 per day per article fine payable immediately upon receipt of invoice.


Deep Linking

You may link to any publicly available piece of content on this site directly. In fact, we encourage you to do so!


Updates to These Policies

These policies are subject to change without notice; however, it is our company policy to try to maintain your privacy at all times. By using this site and/or submitting any forms, story ideas, profile upgrades, or emails, you are agreeing to our policies.

If you have any questions, email us at hello@420businesses.com. Our team is always happy to hear from our users!


Important Note

This Privacy Policy applies to the sites on the domains owned an operated by PKMP, Inc, including, but not limited to 420Businesses.com. This policy governs all data collected through your use of these sites. By browsing a site or providing personal information to us via other means, you consent to the collection and use of your data in accordance with the terms of this policy. For questions regarding these policies, please reach out to our Customer Service team by emailing us at hello@420businesses.com.