Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we collect from visitors to our sites and how we use this information.
Franchise Wire believes in keeping your personal information confidential. The forms that you complete are forwarded to Franchise Wire. Franchise Wire WILL NOT SELL, RENT OR SHARE your personal information without your consent or acceptance. When you contact our site about businesses, franchises, consulting, financing or other related business and business opportunities we ask for your full name, e-mail address and other demographic information. By submitting this information, you are providing us with your approval/acceptance to send this information our business partners, advertisers and/or sponsors so they can contact you. We also may use this information to include you on future announcements and newsletters from Franchise Wire and our affiliates. If you do not elect to receive such materials, we will not send them to you.

You are in control of any personal information you provide to us through Franchise Wire. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us or on behalf of our business partners, you can let us know by contacting us at the address listed herein.

COOKIES
This web site has been engineered to use cookies. It may negatively affect the performance of this site if you have disabled cookies in your browser. This web site use session cookies which are stored in memory and will last on your computer only while you are visiting this web site. The cookies will be automatically deleted from your computer 30 days after last use.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES.
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by Franchise Wire. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies, and any information you submit to those companies is subject to their privacy policies.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2020. From time to time, it may be necessary for Franchise Wire to change this Privacy Policy. If we change our policy, we will post the revised version here, so we suggest that you check here periodically for the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.

CONTENT / SPONSORED CONTENT
Our distribution of content may also include content that is paid for or is supplied by others to be distributed on Franchise Wire. We have identified the different types of content as follows:

Original Content – Original articles written by Franchise Wire Franchise staff members based on primary research and interviews. All sources, primary and secondary, are credited accordingly.

Aggregated Content – Articles and news about the franchise industry that was originally published by another reputable news outlet. Franchise Wire Franchise staff summarizes the article and links back to the original published story.

Sponsored Content – Articles or content that is paid for by a brand and/or has engaged Franchise Wire to write and publish the content on their behalf. Sponsored content will be identified with a “Sponsored” icon above the story.

Brand Written Content – Articles that are self-published by the brand (employees or agents of the company). The brand will be identified as the author and a “Sponsored” icon will appear above the story.

Franchise Wire is not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed in Sponsored content or Brand Written Content. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such content lies solely with those brands and is not guaranteed by Franchise Wire. Given the volume of information posted by brands, Franchise Wire cannot and does not monitor all of the information posted and assumes no duty to monitor for inappropriate or inaccurate content. Neither Franchise Wire nor its affiliates or employees shall be liable to any user or anyone else for claims of defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, fraud or misrepresentation arising from such content. No content is intended to sell a franchise, it is to simply educate the audience about an opportunity.

Prohibited Use. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE NOT TO:
Use information provided by Franchise Wire through the Services in making any loan-related decisions; reproduce, modify, distribute, display or otherwise provide access to, create derivative works from, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any portion of the Services, except as explicitly permitted under these Terms of Use; provide/post/authorize a link to any of the Services (including but not limited to an agent profile page) from a third-party website that is not a real estate-related website owned or operated by a real estate or lending professional or institution; remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services; use the Services for resale, service bureau, time-sharing or other similar purposes; use the Services in any way that is unlawful, or harms Franchise Wire, its service providers, suppliers, or any other user; distribute or post spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar communications through the Services; impersonate another person or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity; reproduce, publicly display, or otherwise make accessible on or through any other website, application, or service any reviews, ratings, and/or profile information about real estate, lending, or other professionals, underlying images of or information about real estate listings, or other data or content available through the Services, except as explicitly permitted by Franchise Wire for a particular portion of the Services; upload invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents to the Services; interfere with, or compromise the system integrity or security of the Services, or otherwise bypass any measures Franchise Wire may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services; conduct automated queries (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers, bypassing “captcha” or similar precautions, and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Services) on the Services; use any of Franchise Wire trademarks without approval, including but not limited to using them as part of your business name, screen name or email address on the Services; access or use any of the Services to develop competitive products or services; or attempt to, or permit or encourage any third party to, do any of the above.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Franchise Wire, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims and demands made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) your access to or use of the Services; (b) your breach of these Terms of Use; (c) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; (d) any dispute or issue between you and any third party; (e) any User Materials you upload to, or otherwise make available through, the Services; (f) your willful misconduct; and (g) any other party’s access to and/or use of the Services using your account and password. Franchise Wire reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in that case, you agree to corporate with Franchise Wire‘s defense of that claim