Privacy Policy

Certified Search LLC. (“Certified Search”, “our”, “us” or “we”) takes user privacy very seriously. We recognize that your privacy is a high priority, and we are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Notice”) provides an overview of what information Certified Search may collect from you, and how we may use it. We pledge that we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information (as defined herein) and Browsing Information (as defined herein) will only be used in ways that are in compliance with this Privacy Policy and applicable privacy-related laws. This Privacy Policy is in effect for any Personal Information and Browsing Information collected and/or owned by Certified Search including, but not limited to, collection through any Certified Search website and any online feature, service and/or program offered by Certified Search (collectively, the “Web Properties”).

Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Privacy Policy is not applicable to any other web pages, mobile applications, social media sites, email lists, generic information and Personal Information collected and/or owned by any entity other than Certified Search.

Information Collected.

Certified Search may collect two types of information from you: Personal Information and Browsing Information.

(1) Personal Information. The types of personal information Certified Search collects may include, among other things, the following categories of information (collectively, “Personal Information”):

  • contact information (e.g., your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address);
  • demographic information (e.g., date of birth, gender, marital status); and
  • other information specific to you.

(2) Browsing Information

The types of browsing information Certified Search collects may obtain non-individualized, generic information about you when you visit the Web Properties. This may include, among other things, the following categories of information (collectively, “Browsing Information”):

  • Internet Protocol (or IP) address, or device ID/UDID, protocol and sequence information;
  • browser language and type;
  • domain name system requests;
  • browsing history, such as time spent at a domain, time and date of your visit) and number of clicks;
  • http headers, application client and server banners;
  • operating system and fingerprinting data; and/or
  • similar behavioral and usage information.

How Information Is Collected.

In the course of our business, we may collect Personal Information about you from the following sources:

  • information we receive from you, or on your behalf, through forms you complete, or if you contact us, for example to raise a query;
  • the correspondence you and others direct to us;
  • information we receive from you through the Web Properties;
  • information we receive from your computer or mobile device;
  • information we receive from our partners or service providers; and
  • information we receive from other sources, as permitted by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

We may collect Browsing Information from you as follows:

Cookies: Certified Search may use “cookies” to keep track of your visit and use of the Web Properties. A cookie is a small piece of data that your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive and is used to collect information, such as identifying those areas of the Web Properties that you have visited in the past in order to enhance your next visit to the Web Properties. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may be able to alter your browser’s configuration to refuse cookies.

Web Beacons: The Web Properties may also contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes referred to as “clear gifs”). Web Beacons collect only limited information that includes a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also carry Web Beacons placed by third-party advertisers. These Web Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track usage of the Web Properties and activities associated with the Web Properties.

Unique Identifier: Certified Search may assign you a unique internal identifier to help keep track of your future visits. We use this information to gather aggregate demographic information about our visitors, and we use it to personalize the information you see on the Web Properties and some of the electronic communications you receive from us. We keep this information for our internal use, and this information is not shared with others.

Use of Information Collected.

Information collected by Certified Search is used for three main purposes:

  • To provide products and services to you or any third party service provider who is obtaining services on your behalf or in connection with a transaction involving you.
  • To improve our products and services that we perform for you or for any third party service provider.
  • To communicate with you and to inform you about Certified Search’s and third parties’ products and services, jointly or independently.

When Information Is Disclosed.

We might disclose Personal Information and/or Browsing Information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with a legal process and applicable laws; (2) enforce this Privacy Notice; (3) respond to claims that any materials, document, image, graphic, logo, design, audio, video or other information provided by you violates the rights of a third party; or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Certified Search, its users or the public.

We maintain reasonable safeguards to keep the Personal Information and Browsing Information that is disclosed to us secure. We may provide Personal Information and/or Browsing Information to our affiliates and other businesses or persons for the purposes of (1) processing such information on our behalf, and (2) promoting our services and the services of our affiliates and trusted business partners as permitted by applicable privacy law. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy or in a similar, industry-standard manner that is in compliance with applicable privacy laws, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. The use of your information by a trusted business partner may be subject to that party’s own Privacy Notice.

We may share Browsing Information with third parties to demonstrate the usage patterns for Certified Search’s advertisements, content, functionality promotions and/or services on the Web Properties.

We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information and/or Browsing Information to take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Web Properties, and to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Certified Search, our users or others. We reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information, Browsing Information, and any information about or from you, in connection with the merger, sale or other disposition of all or part of Certified Search’s business and/or assets. We cannot make any representations regarding the use or transfer of your Personal Information, Browsing Information or other information that we may have in the event of our bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, receivership or an assignment for the benefit of creditors. You expressly agree and consent to the use and/or transfer of the foregoing information in connection with any of the above described proceedings. We cannot and will not be responsible for any breach of security by any third party or for any actions of any third party that receives any of the information that is disclosed to us.

Choices With Your Information.

Whether you submit Personal Information or Browsing Information to Certified Search is entirely up to you. If you decide to not submit Personal Information or Browsing Information, Certified Search may not be able to provide certain services to you.

You may opt out of any disclosure or use of your Personal Information for purposes that are incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or for which you subsequently gave authorization by following the instructions at the end of this Privacy Notice, or by following the procedures set forth in an electronic communication from us, if applicable. There are some uses from which you cannot opt-out, such as our use of information about you in connection with providing support that you request for the Web Properties, Certified Search retaining your files, or a copy of your files, related to providing legal services to you, or Certified Search enforcing its rights with respect to you or others, or defending itself against a claim brought by you or others.

Information From Children.

The Web Properties are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13). We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person that we know to be under the age of thirteen (13). You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Privacy Notice, and to abide by and comply with this Privacy Notice. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as THE WEB PROPERTIES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 WHO ARE UNACCOMPANIED BY HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Parents and legal guardians should be aware that this Privacy Policy will govern our use of Personal Information, but also that information that is voluntarily given by children – or others – in email exchanges, bulletin boards, or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited communications. We encourage all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.

Privacy Outside the Web Properties.

The Web Properties may contain various links to other websites, including links to various third-party service providers. Certified Search is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those other websites. Please check with those websites in order to determine their privacy policies and your rights under them.

European Union Users.

If you are a citizen of the European Union, please note that we may collect, transfer, and continue to use your Personal Information and Browsing Information outside the European Union for use for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. By providing Certified Search with your Personal Information and/or Browsing Information, you consent to our collection, transfer, and continued use of your Personal Information and Browsing Information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

Information Security.

We make every effort to ensure that information collected through the Web Properties is not lost, misused or altered inappropriately by administering security measures. However, all information transferred over the Internet can potentially be accessed by unauthorized parties; therefore, Certified Search cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Web Properties.

Ethical Obligations.

Certified Search, and its affiliates and employees, abide by and respect all ethical obligations applicable to us and them. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to or shall denounce, diminish or replace any of such foregoing ethical obligations.

Access and Correction.

Please contact us in the manner specified at the end of this Privacy Policy to access your Personal Information in our possession and correct inaccuracies of that information in our records. We ask individuals to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed and amended before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests in limited circumstances as permitted by applicable privacy legislation.

Your Consent to This Policy.

By submitting Personal Information and/or Browsing Information to Certified Search, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified above or as we otherwise see fit unless you inform us otherwise by means of the procedure identified below. If we decide to change this Privacy Notice, we will make an effort to post those changes on this web page. Each time you provide information to us, or we receive information from you, following any amendment of this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms for all previously collected information and information collected from you in the future. We may use comments, information or feedback that you may submit in any manner that we may choose without notice or compensation to you.

Last updated: December 7, 2020