SBF Privacy Policy

SBF takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

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What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how SBF treats personal information that SBF collects and receives, including information related to your past use of SBF products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that SBF does not own or control, or to people that SBF does not employ or manage. In addition, certain SBF associated companies have their own privacy statements.

Information Collection and Use

SBF collects information regarding your web browser platform and capabilities in order to target and improve the presentation and performance of our services for your use.

SBF collects personal information when you register with SBF, when you use SBF products or services, when you visit SBF pages or the pages of certain SBF partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. SBF may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.

When you register, we will only ask for your name and email address.

Once registered, you may choose to provide public profile information such as birth date, gender, contact information, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests.

When purchasing products from our site, we will ask for billing and shipping information, including credit card information, address and phone number. Credit card information is only used for the duration of the purchase transaction, and is not retained by SBF.

When signing up for developer or beta testing programs, we may ask for your present company name and title, as well as skills and work history pertaining to that patricular program.

When requesting consulting services, we may also ask for company information such as physical address, corporate web site, approximate company size, description of products and services related to the consulting task.

Once you register with SBF and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. SBF collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of financial products and services that we offer. SBF automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, SBF cookie information, and the page you request. SBF uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal clients.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

SBF does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with SBF under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help SBF communicate with you about offers from SBF and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
  • For online purchases, credit card and related billing information is securely transmitted to trusted billing partners and banking institutions who may retain such information for purposes of the commercial transaction and customer support. These companies maintain their own privacy and security policies, and are controlled by governmental agencies, not SBF.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of SBF's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if SBF is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, SBF will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • SBF displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, software engineers from a particular geographic area.
  • SBF does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
  • SBF advertisers include OpenSource communities, companies offering inhouse jobs. SBF works with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. For more information regarding providers of products or services that you've requested please read our detailed reference links.


SBF may set and access SBF cookies on your computer.

Advertisers who provide advertisements on some of our pages may set and access their cookies on your computer. These companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to SBF's cookies.

SBF uses web beacons to access SBF cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with SBF products and services.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

You can edit your SBF Account Information, including your marketing preferences, at any time.

New categories of communications may be added to your Account Information page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.

We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the SBF service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the SBF Newsletter, that are considered part of your SBF account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

You can delete your SBF account by visiting our Account Deletion page.

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

SBF may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your SBF account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please complete a feedback form or you can contact us as follows:

By mail:

    Privacy Policy
    c/o SBF
    708 Blossom Hill Road, #192
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
By email: Privacy Policy