Oakland Business Improvement District Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”).

Oakland Business Improvement District (“OBID”, “we”, “us”) is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us. OBID has established this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we may collect from you on the publicly available portion of oaklandpittsburgh.com (the “Site”) and through various other interactions with you, and how we may use and share that information. Please take a moment to review the terms of our Privacy Policy.

By using the Site and/or providing us with Personal Information, you agree to accept the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site or provide us with any Personal Information. This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect on the Site and to information which we may collect by other “offline” means, including, without limitation, sales calls and other business transactions.

Short and Sweet version:

We only collect Personal Information voluntarily provided by you. We only use your Personal Information to conduct business with you including for marketing purposes. We do not sell or share your Personal Information with any unaffiliated third parties for their marketing purposes.

Personal Information We May Collect

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home, business, or other physical address, a phone number, and an email address. We collect Personal Information from our Site users and customers only when such information is voluntarily provided to us, including, without limitation, in connection with inquiries about our services through the “Contact” page, applying for employment with us, or in the process of your business transactions with us. To respond to an inquiry from you, we may also ask for information about your present place of employment, including but not limited to company name, size, industry sector and number of employees.

How We May Use Your Information

If you provide us with Personal Information, we may retain and use that information for several purposes, including facilitating and otherwise addressing your inquiry, request, subscriptions, or business transactions and relationship with OBID. For example, we may use your Personal Information in order to respond to your questions or requests for information about OBID. We may also send online marketing materials to you. You can unsubscribe from these emails by using the link provided in those emails. If you become a customer of OBID, we will always retain the right to email you regarding the Site or services that we’re providing to you. We may also use Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law.

Who We May Share Your Information With

We utilize other third party vendors and platforms in the regular course of business such as Basecamp, Mailchimp, JazzHR, LinkedIn, Paypal and various social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). You can view their privacy policies here:

We may provide Personal Information to these businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. OBID will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on OBID’s behalf. OBID will not sell or share your Personal Information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes. In the event that OBID or all of its assets are acquired, all of the data collected by OBID through the Site and through other means and services provided by OBID would be among the transferred assets. We reserve the right to disclose such information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

Please be aware that when you are on the Site, you could be directed to other sites via hyperlinks that are beyond our control. These other websites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data, or solicit Personal Information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your Personal Information collected there.

Finally, we also reserve the right to share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Non-Personal Information

From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as what sites visitors are coming from when they visit our Site, when they first visited our Site, their IP address, how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We may use the IP address to infer information about such visitor, including its company, city and state. We collect this information through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. We may group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site to our existing or potential business partners, sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that a website transfers to an individual’s web browser and is stored on the device. Cookies and other tracking technologies may record information such as URL and domain requests, referral URL, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software and operating system types, clickstream patterns, and dates and times that our Site gets accessed. Cookies allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as browser type, time spent on our Site and pages visited to support and enhance features and functionality, to monitor performance, for marketing and analytics, and for other lawful purposes.

We do not obtain, store or maintain any Personal Information about you through our use of cookies. Also, we do not link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information you may submit while on the Site. However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses and other tracking technologies to identify a visitor only when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site’s policies, to protect the Site, our customers, or others, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Most internet browsers accept cookies by default. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to reject all or some cookies.  The help and support area on your internet browser should have instructions on how to block or delete cookies. Some web browsers (including some mobile web browsers) provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you to when a cookie is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device. 

For more information, visit the help page for your web browser or see https://www.allaboutcookies.org or visit www.youronlinechoices.com which has further information about behavioral advertising and online privacy.

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. These services enable us to monitor and analyze web traffic and may be used to track user behavior. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: Privacy Policy. 

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

European Customers

If you are a European Union (EU) resident, you have the right to access Personal Information we hold about you and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are an EU resident note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.  Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Children’s Privacy

We recognize the importance of protecting the safety and privacy of children. This Site is not intended for use by children under 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete it. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as set forth below.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

OBID may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion to reflect changes to our information and privacy practices. OBID will post any updated Privacy Policy on this page at https://www.oaklandpittsburgh.com/privacy-policy. Continued use of the Site after any such modifications constitutes acceptance to any such modified Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. The date of last revision is shown at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy is governed under existing laws of the United States and OBID makes no representation that such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using our Site, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country.

Contacting Us

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@oaklandpittsburgh.com, or at our contact information below.

Oakland Business Improvemnet District 
218 Oakland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213