This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the FORCEBRANDS Platform, which shall include www.forcebrands.com, www.bevforce.com, www.foodforce.com, and www.beautyforce.com ("FORCEBRANDS Platform"). The FORCEBRANDS Platform and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. The information we gather on the FORCEBRANDS Platform may be shared within the our affiliated companies on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services we offer to employers such as searches for job seekers or in order to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling of our registered users. "Affiliated companies" means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with Force Brands LLC (herein FORCEBRANDS).
The FORCEBRANDS Platform contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
(1) Collection and Use of Information by BevForce
In some areas of the FORCEBRANDS Platform, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, social security number, contact information, billing information, work history, educational history and any other information from which your identity is discernable. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the FORCEBRANDS Platform where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open an account, sign up to use a service, post a resume or profile, enter a contest or purchase a product.
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of the FORCEBRANDS Platform, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.
(2) Our Use of Your Information
By registering with on the FORCEBRANDS PLATFORM, including providing information for your profile, by publicly posting information, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the ways described herein. We use the information we gather on the FORCEBRANDS Platform, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the FORCEBRANDS Platform, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. Included in these services, FORCEBRANDS may use a Job Seeker profile/account information to suggest potential executive recruiting opportunities to the Job Seeker. For Employers, we may use your profile information, including photos, location, and logos, as provided on your Employer profile page, on the FORCEBRANDS Platform for promotions, marketing and advertisement purposes. For Job Seekers, we may use your profile information, including photos, as provided on your Job Seeker profile page, on the FORCEBRANDS Platform for promotions, marketing and advertisement purposes, but only if you provide express permission.
FORCEBRANDS may also use general Job Seeker and Employer data, such as work history, industry, and location for industry reports, white papers and infographic communications. Such projects will never include personally identifiable information such as names, emails and photos.
We may use your contact information in order to send you email or other communications (including phone calls or SMS Text messages) regarding updates at the FORCEBRANDS Platform, regarding potential executive job opportunities, for surveys directed to you, and if you have requested, information on new opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, at the time of registration for an account on the FORCEBRANDS Platform, you have the option to elect to receive additional communications, information and promotions, including without limitation, free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, such as career management advice.
FORCEBRANDS does not sell Job Seeker or Employer related profile information to third parties.
We have areas on the FORCEBRANDS Platform where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
(3) Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the FORCEBRANDS Platform (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.
b. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
d. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the FORCEBRANDS Platform.
If you have an account with a profile, other users or members of the FORCEBRANDS Platform may have access to some of your profile information, however, they will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any public FORCEBRANDS Platform profile.
(4) Other Uses of Information
If you are a Job Seeker who applies for a position on or through the FORCEBRANDS Platform, you may be asked to provide information on your gender, race or other protected status where permitted by applicable law. Some employers are required by law to gather this information from job applicants for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand that if provided, this information will be used by employers only in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making any negative employment decisions. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information.
(5) Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
Information on resumes exist in two sections of the FORCEBRANDS Platform.
(a) Registered Job Seekers may upload a limited number of resumes in connection with your account. These resumes are stored in the FORCEBRANDS Platform database. The information contained on these resumes are used for internal purposes and may be used to make suggested employment matches or opportunities. This information is not searchable by potential Employers.
(b) Registered Job Seekers may also choose to submit a new, or previously non-uploaded, resume in connection with a specific job posting. In this circumstance the information contained in this resume is provided to the Employer. These resumes are stored in the FORCEBRANDS Platform database. The information contained on these resumes are used for internal purposes and may be used to make suggested employment matches or opportunities. FORCEBRANDS is not responsible for the use made of resumes by Employers or third parties who You provided such resume to or who were permitted access through this FORCEBRANDS Platform to such resumes by those Employers .
Resumes (which include those already in your account or those which may be uploaded during the application process) of Job Seekers are only provided to potential Employers when a Job Seeker expressly provides the resume during an application process using the FORCEBRANDS Platform. FORCEBRANDS does not provide or share resumes with potential Employers for any reason, other than through the electronic release during an express application to a specific potential Employer as previously explained.
(6) Protecting your login ID and password
Always keep your FORCEBRANDS Platform account number and password secret. One potential way for someone to steal your login ID and password is if you bookmark any area on your Account Page. This is a concern if your browser is available to other people at work, home, or especially if you use a browser at a public Internet access point. You should not bookmark such pages and you should clear the browser cache and quit the browser completely when you are done using the FORCEBRANDS Platform. We have also worked to protect you against such a mistake. Even if someone obtains both your login ID and password, the system is designed to restrict access to your credit card information.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at hello @ forcebrands.com with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
(7) Posting to Public Areas of the FORCEBRANDS Platform
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of the FORCEBRANDS Platform, such as in online forums or chat rooms, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the FORCEBRANDS Platform. Such public information might end up in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information. FORCEBRANDS does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you publicly provide.
(8) Passive Data Collection
Our server automatically collects data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our web site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Your IP Address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole, but does not include personally identifiable information. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); date and time stamp of your visit; operating system; the pages you visit on this web Site and the files you interact with; the web site you visit after this web site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may link this information with your Personal Information.
FORCEBRANDS Platform Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Third parties are not permitted to use Web beacons on the FORCEBRANDS Platform.
(10) Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your FORCEBRANDS Platform account information at any time.
If you receive newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from FORCEBRANDS, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by following the procedures set forth in section 16.
We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the FORCEBRANDS Platform more efficient, practical, and relevant. You can close your FORCEBRANDS Platform account at any time, in which event we will mark your account as closed and limit access to your information and resumes by FORCEBRANDS personnel only. Your uploaded or saved resumes will remain in our Resume database and are not able to be permanently deleted.
(11) Security of the Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
When you place an order online for goods or services atthe FORCEBRANDS Platform , your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. SSL makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while being transmitted. We use a service company to process its credit card transactions.
The FORCEBRANDS Platform are not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
(13) Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for the FORCEBRANDS Platform, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at hello@ forcebrands.com
With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send e-mail messages to consumers, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or on-line merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. Sometimes, the domain name of the e-mail address from which the e-mail appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the web site requesting such information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such sensitive information is received by an unauthorized individual to be used for purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing."
If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your web site password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a web site that does not seem to be affiliated with our web site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at hello @ forcebrands.com
We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
(15) Movers & Shakers Newsletter
This newsletter is provided by the FORCEBRANDS Platform. As such, its purpose is to present news spanning a spectrum of activities, reports, and publications in order to keep readers abreast of a variety of events and views. Just as newspapers report statements made by people of various viewpoints and opinions without endorsing them, inclusion in this newsletter does not constitute or imply official FORCEBRANDS endorsement. The items contained herein are published as submitted and are provided for general information purposes only. Readers should not rely solely on this information, but should make their own inquiries before making any decisions. FORCEBRANDS works to maintain up-to-date information from reliable sources; however, no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions or results of any actions based upon this information. If you have any questions regarding any of these items, contact the representative of that source. FORCEBRANDS excludes all liability whatsoever for loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on, or accessed through, this newsletter whether or not caused by any negligence, or other legal or statutory obligation, howsoever arising, owed on the part of FORCEBRANDS or its contractors. Any dispute out of or in connection with the use of the information provided by this newsletter is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York City and shall be governed by New York law. This newsletter may contain links to web sites that are created and maintained by other organizations. FORCEBRANDS does not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these web sites, nor does it guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented there. Furthermore, visitors should be aware that other sites linked from this newsletter may use persistent cookies that track visitor viewing habits.
If you do not wish to receive the Movers & Shakers newsletter, please email us: hello @ forcebrands.com.
(16) Opt Out
Except as necessary for FORCEBRANDS to provide the services or information requested by you, you may opt out of having your personally identifiable information, which has been provided to FORCEBRANDS, prospectively retained by FORCEBRANDS.
If you do not want to receive email communications from us in the future or desire that we not retain any personally identifiable information, you may send an email to support @ forcebrands.com and telling us that you do not want to receive email from our company and/or no longer wish to have your information retained.
(17) Contact Information
FORCEBRANDS is the name under which Force Brands, LLC., a Nevada Limited Liability Company with its principal place of business at 6 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10013 and certain of its affiliated companies worldwide, do business. Force Brands, LLC. is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the FORCEBRANDS Platform.