Privacy policy

Lakes Business Group’s (LBG) Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 22,2017

Lakes Business Group, Inc (LBG) provides this Privacy Policy that covers the website https://lakesbusinessgroup.com/. By accessing, using or contacting Lakes Business Group through, you accept and agree to LBG’s Privacy Policy. LBG provides a variety of online services to assist individuals and business owners with buying and selling businesses. LBG values your privacy, feedback and candor very highly. Any user information we collect is considered private and we do not use it or share it except as permitted herein, without the user’s permission. We use this personal information at LBG to provide the best quality service possible. The following privacy policy summarizes LBG’s protection and use of any personal information provided by visitors to the LBG site.

This privacy policy does not apply to any public area of LBG’s website. In the event you submit personal information to contact another member, contact a lister about a listing, create a listing, add a contact on a listing, such information becomes publicly available and LBG is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit to these services, forums, listings, or persons.

Information Collected by BizBuySell

Lakes Business Group, Inc, collects user information from several areas of the lakesbusinessgroup site including the contact us online forms, NDA documents, and the business inquiry form.  Lakes Business Group collects individual user search activity for statistical, archival, and business purposes.

Use of Information Collected

Collected information helps Lakes Business Group better serve its users’ needs in order to improve its product and service offerings.   Email addresses are used to communicate with members through the Lakes Business Group database in promotional emails and to personally address their business interest. Users may be deleted from promotional email lists at their request. Personal information may be used to contact users for the purpose of marketing or customer service, if the user has opted to receive such communication. User search activity is collected and analyzed and may be utilized by Lakes Business Group in the aggregate or in the abstract for a variety of business purposes. This information is not shared with anyone outside of Lakes Business Group.

Please be aware that in the event BizBuySell merges with a third party, or in the event all or substantially all of BizBuySell’s assets are acquired by a third party, customer information, including personal information, will be shared and/or transferred to such third party. The information may only be used or shared by such third parties for the primary purpose for which the information was originally collected. If such third parties, or if BizBuySell for its own business needs, desire to use the personal information for another purpose, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information prior to the information being used for a new purpose, and you will have the opportunity to opt out of such new use of your personal information.

Security of personal information

Lakes Business Group’s (LBG) clients and their personal information are considered to be LBG’s greatest asset and thus their privacy is treated with the utmost regard and respect. LBG  takes every reasonable precaution to secure personal information within both its computers and its physical premises.

The security of your personal information is important to LBG. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our website, please contact us.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by LBG and our partners, affiliates, analytics and service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies to aid users’ experiences on our site (e.g. remembering specific user settings such as language preference, authentication, etc). Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Log Files

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.

We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

Local Storage

We use Local Storage (LS) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LS such as HTML 5 to collect and store information.

Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LS.

Behavioral Advertising

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

Testimonials

We post customer testimonials on our website which may contain personal information such as the customer’s name. We do obtain the customer’s consent to post their name along with their testimonial prior to any posting of such testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from these testimonials, contact us.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.