Website Visitor Privacy Policy

Is the Searchadsmaven.com website intended for persons under thirteen years of age?

No. The Searchadsmaven.com website is not intended for the use of persons under thirteen years of age. Search Ads Maven does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifying information (“PII”) from or about children, nor does Search Ads Maven knowingly market its products or services to children.

Does this Privacy Policy apply to linked websites?

No. Although the Searchadsmaven.com website may contain links to other sites, Search Ads Maven is not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by those sites. Search Ads Maven neither owns nor controls the third-party websites; thus, this Website Visitor Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by them.

What type of information does Search Ads Maven collect from users of the Searchadsmaven.com website?

By way of industry-standard web log files and similar tools, each time a user visits the Searchadsmaven.com website, Search Ads Maven collects the URL from which the user visited, the pages visited, the computer’s browser information, and the IP address.

Does Search Ads Maven use web cookies on the Searchadsmaven.com website?

Yes. Search Ads Maven uses web cookies to track the pages viewed during each visit to the Searchadsmaven.com website. Search Ads Maven uses this information to help improve the user’s experience and to better understand how users use the site. Search Ads Maven does not attempt to link web cookie data to PII.

Is a user able to block Search Ads Maven from placing web cookies on its computer?

Yes. A user may set its browser to refuse web cookies before accessing the Searchadsmaven.com website. In doing so, however, certain features of the site may not function properly and the user assumes all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality.

Is Search Ads Maven a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program?

Yes. Search Ads Maven is a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Search Ads Maven has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. For more information regarding the program and its principles, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles will govern.

Does Search Ads Maven collect any PII from website visitors?

No, unless it is voluntarily provided by the visitor. Search Ads Maven does not collect any PII when a user visits the Searchadsmaven.com website unless the user voluntarily provides such information as a result of: (a) submitting an inquiry through the Searchadsmaven.com “Contact” page; (b) submitting a request for a product demonstration through the “Request a Demo” page; (c) registering as a client on the “Sign Up” page; or (d) submitting an application for employment on the “Careers” page. Such PII may include, among other information, a user’s full name, physical address, email address, phone number, company name, and website URL. Users are under no obligation to provide Search Ads Maven with PII of any kind; however, refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain features of the site.

How does Search Ads Maven use the PII it receives from website visitors?

Search Ads Maven may use a visitor’s PII to: (a) inform the user of customized business solutions; (b) directly communicate with the user regarding the use of the Search Ads Maven services; or (c) review a user’s application for employment. By using the forms found on the Searchadsmaven.com website, the visitor consents to the use of PII in order for Search Ads Maven to contact and deliver information to them.

Does Search Ads Maven share the PII it receives from website visitors with third-parties?

No, unless Search Ads Maven is unable to meet a visitor’s particular business objective. Under such circumstances, Search Ads Maven may elect to disclose a visitor’s PII in order to match them with a registered Search Ads Maven partner. These partners are contractually obligated to treat the PII with at least the same level of confidentiality as does Search Ads Maven. Despite taking these precautionary measures, Search Ads Maven may be liable in some circumstances for the onward transfer of personal information to a third party that violates the Privacy Shield Principles.

How may a website visitor opt-out from receiving communications from Search Ads Maven?

A user may opt-out from receiving communications from Search Ads Maven by contacting Search Ads Maven via email (privacy@searchadsmaven.com) or by contacting the legal department via telephone (855-862-4282).

Is a website visitor able to limit the use or disclosure of its PII?

Yes. A visitor may instruct Search Ads Maven to limit the use of its data and PII to that which is strictly necessary for Search Ads Maven to directly service the visitor. A visitor may also instruct Search Ads Maven to limit the use of its data and PII to the express reason Search Ads Maven provided for such use. A visitor may also instruct Search Ads Maven to permanently delete its PII in the event the visitor no longer desires any communication from Search Ads Maven. Furthermore, a visitor may instruct Search Ads Maven to withhold disclosure of its PII to third-parties. A visitor may request the above limitations by contacting Search Ads Maven via email (privacy@searchadsmaven.com) or by contacting the legal department via telephone (855-862-4282).

Is a website visitor able to access its PII?

Yes. A visitor may request access to all of its Search Ads Maven-collected PII by contacting Search Ads Maven via email (privacy@searchadsmaven.com) or by contacting the legal department via telephone (855-862-4282).

Does Search Ads Maven process PII on behalf of its commercial clients?

It depends on how PII is characterized under the terms of the contractual relationship between Search Ads Maven and the client. Some jurisdictions define PII more broadly than others to include things like device ID or IP address. Other jurisdictions define PII more narrowly to only include things like email address or first/last name. Search Ads Maven almost always processes device ID and IP address, while Search Ads Maven almost never processes email address or first/last name. By default, Search Ads Maven’s software is programmed to not collect the most obvious types of PII (e.g. email, first/last name). Search Ads Maven’s standard license contract requires clients to obtain consent and post privacy policies in order to use Search Ads Maven’s services. Furthermore, app stores like iTunes and Google Play have safeguards in place to ensure app developers have proper consent mechanisms and privacy policies in place if the app is programmed to collect certain types of PII.

How should a website visitor lodge a privacy complaint against Search Ads Maven?

A user should contact Search Ads Maven with its privacy complaint via email (privacy@searchadsmaven.com) or by contacting the legal department via telephone (855-862-4282).

Is an independent dispute resolution mechanism in place to resolve privacy complaints brought by citizens of an EU member nation?

Yes. In the event a citizen of an EU member nation or Switzerland seeks to have an unresolved privacy complaint against Search Ads Maven addressed by an independent third-party, the website visitor may contact JAMS. For more information or to file a complaint, a user is encouraged to visit the JAMS website: https://www.jamsadr.com/. Furthermore, if a user privacy complaint is not resolved through these means, a binding arbitration option may be available before the Privacy Shield Panel in certain limited circumstances.

Must Search Ads Maven disclose PII in response to lawful requests by public authorities?

Yes, in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Search Ads Maven may be required under certain circumstances to disclose PII in response to lawful requests by public authorities.

Is Search Ads Maven subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?

Yes. Search Ads Maven voluntarily subjects itself to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the FTC, as required by its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield programs.

Where does Search Ads Maven store its collected information?

Search Ads Maven distributes and stores all of the information it collects in secure servers located in the United States. As such, all PII provided by a website visitor to Search Ads Maven is hosted on servers located in the United States.

To whom should a user direct its questions regarding this Privacy Policy?

A website visitor may direct its questions regarding this Privacy Policy to the legal department via email (privacy@searchadsmaven.com), via telephone (855-862-4282), or via U.S. Mail (201 Church Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864).

This Website Visitor Privacy Policy was last updated November 18, 2021.