Privacy Policy

At BusinessTown, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect your personal information, what type of information we collect and how we use it.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected].

Who are we?

We are BusinessTown, a website dedicated to teaching helping people start and run their own business.

In this policy ‘BusinessTown’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ means:
BusinessTown LLC. Registered address is 140 Clifton St, Belmont, MA 02478, United States of America.

What information do we collect?

When collecting data, we collect your first name, last name, and email address.

How do we collect information?

We collect your name and email address:

When you subscribe to our newsletter

When you purchase one of our courses

When you fill in one of our contact forms

When you participate in a special offer (free giveaway, quizz, webinar…)

How do we handle your personal data?

Your personal data is hosted by third parties. These third parties may include software providers like Mailchimp which handles our email lists or Teachable which manages our online courses.

How do we use personal information?

You will be added to our email list.

You will be sent free business articles and videos.

You will be sent special offers for our online courses and other products.

We might use your information to carry out polls or survey.

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?

Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. We consider the following grounds to be relevant:

Specific Consent

Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal information in a certain way.

Performance of a contract

Where you entered into a contract with us and we are performing our obligations under it like when you buy BusinessTown online courses.

Legitimate interests

Where it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate interests (as long as what the information is used for is fair and does not impact your rights).

We consider our legitimate interests to be running BusinessTown to help people with their businesses. For example to send emails that might interest you or to conduct research to further understand our audience.

When we process your personal information in this way, we carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection laws.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for is determined by operational and legal considerations.

Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

However, we may disclose your information to third parties in order to achieve the other purposes set out in this policy. These third parties may include software providers like Mailchimp which handles our email lists or Teachable which manages our online courses.

This is all about your choice

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us.

If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about how to start and run a business, then you can contact us at any time by emailing: [email protected].

We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted and will delete your information to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you.

What are your rights?

Right of access

You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you. You also have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you, and we will provide you with this unless legal exceptions apply.

If you want to access your information, please send a description of the information you want to see and proof of your identity to [email protected].

Right to have your inaccurate personal information corrected

You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete information we hold about you corrected. If you change email address, or if you believe any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us via email at [email protected].

Right to restrict use

You have a right to ask us to restrict the processing of some or all of your personal information if there is a disagreement about its accuracy or you think that we’re not lawfully allowed to use it.

Right of erasure

You may ask us to delete some or all of your personal information.

Right for your personal information to be portable

If we are processing your personal information (1) based on your consent, or in order to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and (2) the processing is being done by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you or another service provider in a machine-readable format.

Right to object

You have the right to object to processing where we are using your personal information (1) based on legitimate interests, (2) for direct marketing or (3) for statistical/research purposes.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please email us at [email protected].

Where do we store, process, and secure personal data?

We depend on reputable third parties like Stripe, Thinkific and Mailchimp to store, secure and process your data.

Are you using cookies?

We plan on using cookies on our website to better serve you.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links from our website.

Social media sharing

Our social media sharing plugin, AddToAny, is compatible by default with the European General Data Protection Regulation, and the California Consumer Privacy Act. They do not store personal data.

How to contact us?

Please email us at [email protected].