Buxfer, Inc. ("Buxfer") knows that you care about how your personal
information is used and shared, and takes your privacy seriously.
visiting the Buxfer’s website at http://www.buxfer.com (“buxfer.com”),
or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the
identifiable information ("Personal Information") that Buxfer gathers
when you are accessing buxfer.com and when you use our services. This
policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Buxfer does
not own or control, or to individuals that Buxfer does not employ or
What Personal Information Does Buxfer display or Collect?
The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and
improve our services, and to allow our users to set up a user account
and profile that can be used to interact with other users through
buxfer.com. In connection with buxfer.com, we request and display some
personal information to other users and visitors of buxfer.com, which
allows users to identify each other. We collect the following types
of information from our users.
Personal Information You Provide to Us
We receive and store any information you enter on buxfer.com or
provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information
collected may include your name, age, gender, zip code, e-mail
address, cell phone number, occupation, hometown, college, personal
interests, nickname, and information about personal finances that is
entered on buxfer.com. You may choose not to provide us with certain
information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of
our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for
such purposes as allowing you to interact with other users, responding
to your requests for certain information, products and services,
customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating
with you about specials and new features.
Personal Information Collected Automatically
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with buxfer.com or obtain services from
us. Buxfer automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your
browser type, IP address, Buxfer cookie information, and the page you requested. We also record the details of
your transactions on buxfer.com.
Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such
as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate
how many people watched a particular show. Buxfer only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a
statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data
enables us to figure out how often users use parts of buxfer.com or services so that we can make buxfer.com
appealing to as many users as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may
provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site. We share this
type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and
buxfer.com, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, Buxfer never discloses
aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.
We may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from Buxfer if your computer supports this type of program.
Buxfer uses this confirmation to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful. We also compare our user list
to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to
enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how
many people. Buxfer cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information
collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or
email address is.
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent
your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software)
allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We require that cookies be
enabled for you to take advantage of the services we offer on buxfer.com.
Ads appearing on buxfer.com may be delivered to users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies. These
cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to
compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among
other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy
Will Buxfer Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?
Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal
Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums:
We provide publicly accessible areas on buxfer.com, and any information posted therein will be publicly available.
Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We link to other websites, controlled by other businesses. Linked
businesses may sell services or items to you through buxfer.com. In other situations, Buxfer may provide services,
or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is
associated with your transaction, and we will share user information that is related to such transactions with
that affiliated business.
In particular, but without limitation, we link to Paypal to allow users to process payments
between one another. We will share user information to enable users to engage in transactions via Paypal.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information
with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, and providing
user services. Unless we tell you differently, Buxfer’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information
we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal
Information for the above purposes.
User profiles: User profile information including users’ name, phone number, email address, and information you
enter about your personal finances (“User Submissions”) may be displayed to other users to facilitate user
interaction within buxfer.com. E-mail addresses are used to add new User Submissions to user profiles and to
communicate through User Submissions. Users’ full names and email addressed will not be directly revealed to other
users by Buxfer, except, when the user is "connected" to another user via a transaction, shared group membership,
or an invitation.
Communication in response to User Submissions: As part of buxfer.com and Services, you will receive from
Buxfer and other users ,e-mail and other communication relating to your User Submissions. You acknowledge and
agree that by posting such User Submissions, Buxfer and other users may send you e-mail and other communication
that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your User Submissions.
Promotional Offers: We may send offers to certain users on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do
so, we do not give the other business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please
send us an email to unsubscribe.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions,
user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Buxfer, or
substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Buxfer goes out of business or enters
bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You
acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Buxfer may continue to use your Personal
Information as set forth in this policy.
Protection of Buxfer and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that
the rights, property, or safety of Buxfer, our employees, our users, or others. This includes, without limitation,
exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be
shared with third parties, and will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information.
Is Personal Information About me Secure?
Your Buxfer account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need ensure
unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately
and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Buxfer endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however,
Buxfer cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software
failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. For additional information
about the security measures Buxfer uses in connection with buxfer.com, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buxfer.com contains links to other sites. Buxfer is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on
Policy only governs information collected on buxfer.com.
What Personal Information Can I Access?
Buxfer allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain
situations, updating that information. This list will change as buxfer.com changes. You may currently access the
- account information
- user profile
- user preferences
- cell phone number
What Other Choices Do I Have?
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take
advantage of certain Buxfer features.
You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information
Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised
information in our records.
You may request deletion of your Buxfer account by sending an e-mail to our webmaster at email@example.com.
Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
Buxfer may use a user’s e-mail address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding buxfer.com or Buxfer
legal notices will still govern your use of the buxfer.com, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal
notices for changes.
way we use Personal Information, we will notify you via e-mail or by posting an announcement on buxfer.com. Users are
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at buxfer.com, please send us a detailed message to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Adopted July 27, 2007.