Who we are

We are www.StepbyStepFranchise.com a consulting firm (our services) and online franchise directory and blog (this website).

We search online and publish  public information about Franchises from the official sites of each franchise listed here, we do not claim any copyright of logos, pictures or videos and descriptions of franchises, such intellectual property belongs to every individual franchise listed in this website.

The blog or articles sections includes personal opinions of authors and administrators of this site whose main goal is to provide to the public general information about franchises in the U.S. and not, intentionally, benefit any franchise in particular.

As a Consulting firm we provide prospective investors help, support and guidance to search, evaluate and invest in a franchise.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms


Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.