Sizzle Law Enforcement Data Request Guidelines

Our members count on Sizzle to safeguard their personal information, and to provide the transparency they've come to expect, even when it comes to law enforcement requests for member data. We respect the laws that apply to our business operations, but we put our members first by requiring that such requests follow established legal procedures and by notifying members of requests for their data unless prohibited by statute or court order. We also believe in being transparent about the number and type of requests we receive, and we issue a Transparency Report annually.

More about how our process works

Follow the Law. Except in limited emergency situations, law enforcement agents seeking information about member accounts must be made through formal U.S. legal procedures, such as subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants. Please note that certain types of member data, including messages, invitations and connections, have a high bar for disclosure and can only be disclosed pursuant to a valid search warrant from an entity with proper jurisdiction.

Data requests from outside of the United States generally must be made through an official Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) or letters rogatory process.

How Can Law Enforcement Officials Ask for Data? All requests must include the agent's Badge/ID no. and contact information, and must specify the member account by providing either (1) the full name of the member and email address associated with the account; or (2) the Sizzle public profile URL. Data requests may be served by certified mail, express courier, or in person at our corporate headquarters:

Sizzle Corporation

ATTN: Legal Department

5940 S. Rainbow Blvd. #59023

Las Vegas, NV 89118-2540


More details are provided in Sizzle's Law Enforcement Data Request Guidelines attached below (currently only available in English).

What if it's an Emergency? In very rare circumstances involving imminent serious bodily harm or death, we will consider responding to an emergency request for data. These requests must be submitted using the Emergency Disclosure Request Form included in Sizzle's Law Enforcement Data Request Guidelines attached below, and must signed under penalty of perjury by a law enforcement agent.

Please view our full Sizzle Law Enforcement Data Request Guidelines (PDF) for more information.


Sizzle permits its members, third party developers, partners and the media ("you") to use its name, trademarks, logos, web pages, screenshots and other brand features (the Sizzle "Brand Features", "Marks" or "logos") only in limited circumstances and as specified in these Guidelines. By using Sizzle's Marks, you agree to adhere to these Guidelines and specifically to the Use Requirements and Terms below. If you have a separate agreement with Sizzle that addresses use of the Sizzle brand, that agreement shall govern your use of the Sizzle Marks.

  1. Our Trademarks
  2. Sizzle, the Sizzle logo, the AR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sizzle Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

    You should include this attribution, as applicable, with your other trademark and copyright notices.

  3. Use of the "Sizzle" Name in Text
  4. When referring to our company, the full name is Sizzle Corporation. When referring to our services, the Sizzle name should be written as one word and used as an adjective followed by a description of our services in a form similar to the following examples:

    • Sizzle® professional networking services
    • Sizzle™ promotional services

    The Sizzle name should always be accompanied by either the ® or ™ symbol. See Attribution under the Use Requirements and Terms, for further information.

  5. Sizzle Logos
  6. Logos For Use By Sizzle Members

    As a Sizzle member, you may use the downloadable logos to provide or designate a link to your Sizzle promotional video(s) and personal profile on the Sizzle app or website, or to Sizzle's home page.

    You may use words in connection with the AR logo to indicate the link to your video(s), profile, or company, provided that: (i) the words displayed next to the AR logo are in a different font and color (in comparison to the AR logo), and preferably in black; and (ii) the clear space rules set forth in the Use Requirements and Terms are followed. Examples of such use are as follows:

    Logos For Use By Third Party Developers

    As a Third Party Developer of Sizzle, you may download logos for use on your website and in connection with your application which offers access to the Sizzle app or website via the Sizzle API's. Your use of the logos is subject to: (i) the applicable API terms of use or such other agreement between you and Sizzle; (ii) your compliance with the Platform Guidelines, as well as these Guidelines.

    You may use the Sizzle name and other words in connection with the AR logo to indicate that the content you are displaying comes from Sizzle or to describe the Sizzle information provided through the application, provided that: (i) the words displayed next to the AR logo are in a different font and color (in comparison to the AR logo), and preferably in black; (ii) the clear space rules set forth in the Use Requirements and Terms are followed; (iii) the Sizzle name, if used, is accompanied by either the ® or ™ symbol as required by these Guidelines; and (iv) the AR logo is not used as the icon for a mobile application or a favicon.

    Logos For Use By Partners

    If you have a current agreement with Sizzle, other than a license to Sizzle's APIs, you may download logos for use in accordance with the terms of your agreement with Sizzle and these Guidelines.

    Logos For Use By the Media

    Logos may be downloaded for use in reporting on Sizzle's business. These logos may not be altered, combined with other marks or used in a misleading manner. Your use of these logos is subject to your compliance with these Guidelines.

    Specific Logo Requests

    If you are a member of the media and have any specific requirements, please contact us at

  7. Screenshots
  8. You may use a standard Sizzle screenshot (an image of our homepage or company page or products pages) in either print (book, magazine, journal, newspaper) or digital (web page, DVD, CD) formats for an instructive, educational or illustrative purpose. You may not superimpose graphics, photos, or ad copy on the screenshot or otherwise change the look of the screen-captured image.

    You may also not use a screenshot of Sizzle's personal profile pages, nor may you use a screenshot which discloses an image or personal information about individual Sizzle users unless: (i) the screenshot or video is part of the social sharing elements of the Member’s profie; (ii) all images and/or personal information of individual Sizzle users (including member identification numbers) is obfuscated and such user(s) cannot be identified; or (iii) you have obtained written permission from all identified users to have their personally identifiable information displayed on the screenshot and to use such screenshot in the manner you intend. The treatment of personal information of Sizzle users is covered by Sizzle's Privacy Policy; (iv) the screenshot includes only your personally identifiable information.

  9. Books or Printed Materials
  10. Sizzle does not allow the use of its logos or the name "Sizzle" in the title or otherwise on the cover of books or other publications without prior written permission of Sizzle. If you are interested in using the Sizzle name or logos in a publication, please submit your request using this Request for Permission Form.

    For use of screenshots in a book or other printed materials, see "Screenshots" above.

  11. Film and TV
  12. If you would like to use Sizzle’s logos in a television or film or video production, please submit your request using this Request for Permission Form.

  13. Blogs
  14. Sizzle does not allow the use of the name Sizzle in the title of blogs or otherwise in the blog except as a descriptive reference to Sizzle or its services. Sizzle does not allow use of its logos in blogs except as permitted for Sizzle members as permitted in these Guidelines.

  15. Manufactured Items
  16. Generally, Sizzle does not permit the use of its Marks on manufactured products (T-shirts, packaging, other memorabilia). If you wish to use Sizzle’s Marks on manufactured items, please submit your request using the Request for Permission Form and we will consider the request.

  17. Use Requirements and Terms
  18. All permitted uses of the Sizzle Marks must conform to the following guidelines:


    The Primary Logotype is the foremost representation of our brand. Its proper usage is vitally important. It acts as a signature, an identifier and a stamp of quality. It is, and should always be, the most consistent component in our communications.

    To maintain its strength and integrity, use it consistently and appropriately according to these guidelines.


    The clearance space ensures legibility and visual impact by isolating the Primary logotype from competing visual elements such as text and supporting graphics.

    This area is the minimum clear space. In most cases, the Primary logotype should be given more room to breathe.

    The clearance is equal to the top of the letter “z”(x-height) to the top of the letter “l” (ascender) — marked as x in the diagram — in each direction.

    Primary Logotype: Minimum size

    To ensure that the Primary logotype is always legible and accurately reproduced, the minimum size for print is 1". The minimum for web is 100 pixels.

    The standard size of the logo on templated print materials (white papers, datasheets, and other collateral) is 1.5" for 11"x17" pages or smaller. For larger materials, the logo should be scaled proportionally to the piece.

    Primary Logotype: Variant

    All logo versions exist in 2 Pantone color options. You can find all artwork for the Brand Identity in the toolbox here.

    2 Pantone Colors
    The primary use of the logo should always be in full color. Use the 2 color positive whenever possible.

    1 Pantone color
    Is best used to minimize the impact of the logo when used for their marketing purposes.

    This should be used in grayscale designs, or alongside other greyscale logos.

    Black and White
    This should be used in Black and White designs, or alongside other Black and White logos.

    Primary Logotype: Misuse

    The manner that you use the Primary Logotype impacts your message as well as our brand. It is important to always follow proper usage.

    Be mindful of these common errors.



    Tagline: Ignite your brand.

    Meaning: Sizzle is the magic spark that propels brands, companies, institutions and organizations to higher revenues through our innovative new business methodologies, and technical innovations.

    Tagline: Lock up

    Our tagline is an integral part of the brand. To preserve its integrity and maximize its impact, please follow these guidelines.


    All members will adhere to the Sizzle Branding requirements noted in the Sizzle Branding Kit.

    No Modification: The Sizzle Marks must be used as provided by Sizzle with no modifications. Don’t remove, distort or alter any element of the Marks, including changing any colors. Do not shorten, abbreviate, or create acronyms out of the Marks.

    Use of Sizzle logo as a marker to launch your video: An Sizzle logo may be used in any color you desire as your mark for launching an Sizzle video. The best possible performance of this use is black on a solid white background as clarity and contrast are imperative to the success of this product. If you choose to reproduce the Sizzle marker in any other combination of colors, the performance will vary.

    No Confusingly Similar Marks: Don’t use the Marks in a manner that might create potential confusion as to the owner of the Sizzle Marks or imply that Sizzle is the source of your products or services.

    No Incorporation: Don’t incorporate the Sizzle Marks into your own product name, service names, trademarks, logos, company names, domain names, website title, publication title, application icon, favicon, or the like. Don’t incorporate or use the AR logo as part of a word.

    No Generic Use: Don’t use the Sizzle Marks in a way that suggests a common, descriptive, or generic meaning.

    No Plural or Possessive Use: Never use the Sizzle Marks in the plural or possessive form.

    Domain Names: Don’t register the Sizzle Marks as domain names or as any part of a domain name.

    Trade Dress: Don’t copy or imitate Sizzle’s website design, typefaces, distinctive color, graphics designs or imagery.

    Endorsement: Don’t display the Sizzle Marks in any manner that might imply a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by Sizzle, or that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest that any content has been authorized by or represents the views or opinions of Sizzle or Sizzle personnel.

    Prominence: With the exception of using the Sizzle marker to promote the watching of your video(s), don’t display the Sizzle Marks as the primary or most prominent feature on your web page or in any non-Sizzle materials.

    Disparagement: Do not use the Sizzle Marks in a manner that would disparage Sizzle Corporation or its products or services.

    Violation of Law: Don’t display the Sizzle Marks on any web site that contains or displays adult content, promotes gambling, involves the sale of tobacco or alcohol to persons under twenty-one years of age, or otherwise violates any law or regulation.

    Objectionable Use: Don’t display the Sizzle Marks in a manner that is in Sizzle’s sole opinion misleading, unfair, defamatory, infringing, libelous, disparaging, obscene or otherwise objectionable to Sizzle.

    Attribution: The Sizzle Marks must be accompanied by the appropriate ® or ™ symbol. If you use the Marks outside the United States, please see Use Outside the US below.

    Use Outside the US: Trademark rights vary from country to country. Some countries have penalties for improper use of the registration symbol ®. If using the Marks on sites based outside the United States, use the ™ symbol unless otherwise noted in these Guidelines.

    Termination: Sizzle may ask you to stop using the Marks at any time. You agree to stop using the Marks within a reasonable period of Sizzle's request, but in no situation, more than seven (7) days after Sizzle's request.

    Reservation of Rights: Sizzle is the owner of all rights in the Marks and reserves all rights save the limited license granted here. Your use of the Marks pursuant to this license shall not be construed as limiting any of Sizzle's rights in the Marks.


  19. Additional Information
  20. Sizzle requires that you conform to these Guidelines in your use of any Brand Features. We may modify these Guidelines at any time and your continued use of the Brand Features will constitute your consent to such modifications. Sizzle has complete discretion in determining if your use violates any of the Guidelines.

    If you would like to make use of the Brand Features in a manner not within the following Guidelines, you must seek our prior written permission by submitting the Request for Permission Form.

    For assistance in understanding these Guidelines, contact us.


This document describes procedures law enforcement authorities and individuals involved in civil litigation should follow to request data from Sizzle and its affiliated service providers.

Note: The Guidelines are provided for informational purposes only. Sizzle may revise the Guidelines at any time, and reserves the right to respond or object to any Data Request in any manner consistent with applicable law.

  1. Sizzle’s Commitment to its Members.
  2. In order to maintain the trust of our Members, we strive to ensure that our policies and practices provide clarity, consistency, and control when it comes to their personal information. In keeping with this commitment to our Members, we respond to Requests for Member data in accordance with our Terms of Service, and require that such Requests comply with established legal processes.

  3. What types of Data Requests can I make?
  4. We consider only the following types of Requests:

    Data Requests: A Data Request is a request for information or documents relating to Member accounts in connection with official criminal investigations or other official legal proceedings. Except in limited emergency situations (see below), we require Data Requests to be made through formal U.S. legal process and procedures, and we respond to such Requests as required by law. Examples of Data Requests include:

    • Subpoenas
    • Court Orders (under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act)
    • Search Warrants
    • Other forms of formal legal process, such as Requests issued pursuant to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the United States (international Requests are addressed at No. 8 below)

    Preservation Requests: A Preservation Request asks Sizzle to preserve Member account records in connection with official criminal investigations or other official legal proceedings. Preservation Requests must:

    • Identify the account(s) at issue (see No. 4, below, for further details)
    • Identify the investigating agency and/or specific pending official proceedings (signed Requests on law enforcement letterhead preferred)
    • Include assurances that the requesting agency or individual is taking steps to obtain appropriate legal process for access to the data that we are being asked to retain
    • Include a valid return email address 3 Sizzle Data Request Guidelines

    When we receive a valid Preservation Request we will preserve a one-time snapshot of then-existing account records for 90 days, pending service of formal legal process.

    Emergency Requests: Emergency Requests for Member information must be made using the Emergency Disclosure Request Form at the end of the Guidelines. Emergency Requests are only appropriate in cases involving serious bodily harm or death, and we respond to such Requests only when we believe in good faith that such harm may imminently occur if we do not respond without delay.

  5. What contact information must I provide in my Request?
  6. To help us ensure that Requests we receive are from legitimate law enforcement authorities, we require each law enforcement Request to include the following information:

    • Requesting Agency Name
    • Requesting Agent Name
    • Requesting Agent Badge/Identification Number
    • Requesting Agent Employer-Issued E-mail Address
    • Requesting Agent Phone Number (including extension)
    • Requesting Agent Mailing Address (P.O. Box will not be accepted)
    • Requested Response Date (Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing; see No. 9 below for Emergency Requests) For other Data Requests in connection with official legal proceedings, we require that the requesting party ensure that the subpoena (or other valid legal process) through which the Data Request is served clearly identify the requesting party and provide the following contact information for the requesting party and/or its counsel of record:
    • Name
    • Company or Agency, if applicable
    • E-mail Address
    • Phone Number
    • Mailing Address (P.O. Box will not be accepted)
    • Requested Response Date (Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing)
  7. Sizzle Data Request Guidelines
  8. What information must be included in a Request? Sizzle requires each Request to identify the account(s) subject to the Request by providing the following information. Without this information, we will be unable to fulfill your Request:

    • The full (first and last) name of the Sizzle Member and email address associated with the account; or,
    • The Sizzle public profile URL. Sizzle does not at this time accept Requests that seek to identify an account holder, or seek account information, based upon an IP address. Please note that Sizzle public profile URLs come in 2 formats:
      • Public Profile URL,
      • Customized Public Profile URL,

    How to find a subject’s public profile:

    If you are logged in to your Sizzle account, you may search for the subject’s profile through Sizzle’s search box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If you are able to locate the subject and view the subject’s profile page, the public profile URL will be identified under the field “Public Profile” at the bottom of the box located near the top of the web page.

    Alternatively, you may search for the subject’s Sizzle profile via an outside search engine such as Google, Bing, etc., when you are not logged in to your Sizzle account (for example by searching for “John Doe Sizzle” via Google). Clicking on the link provided at the search engine’s site typically directs you to the public profile of the Sizzle Member, and the public profile URL will appear at the top of your web browser after clicking.

  9. What types of information may be available in response to a Data Request?
  10. Much of the information on Sizzle is public, and can be found simply by searching on Sizzle or using a search engine such as Google, Bing, etc. However, depending on the type of formal legal process provided, we may be able to respond with one or more of the following types of data: Basic Subscriber Information, which may include:

    • Email address(es)
    • Member identification number (“Member ID”)
    • Date and time of account creation
    • Billing information
    • Snapshot of Member Profile Page, which may include:
      • Profile Summary
      • Experience
      • Network Update Stream
      • User profile photo
      • IP Logs, which may include:
        • Member ID
        • IP address
        • The date the account was accessed
        • The number of times the Sizzle website was accessed by that account on that date Pursuant to a valid search warrant from an entity with proper jurisdiction

    Sizzle may be able to provide Member Content as well as Basic Subscriber Information. Member Content may include: • Invitations • Messages • Connections We require a search warrant to produce any Member Content responsive to law enforcement Data Requests. In the case of civil subpoenas, Sizzle can provide Basic Subscriber Information (not Invitations, Messages, Connections or other Member Content), only where the requested information is indispensable to the case, and not within a party’s possession, upon service of a valid federal, California or California-domesticated subpoena and after notice to any Member(s) affected. In the normal course, Member data should be sought from the Member directly, who can use automated account tools to download an archive of the relevant data from the Sizzle Privacy & Settings tab.

  11. How long does Sizzle retain Member data?
  12. Sizzle generally does not retain a copy of information from a Member’s profile page once the information has been revised or removed by the Member. Other categories of data relating to Member accounts, such as account log-in history for active accounts, are only accessible for a defined time period. Please note that, except in unusual circumstances, 24 months represents the upper limit on IP log data that can be provided in response to any Data Request. Additionally, in the normal course, if a Member closes his or her account, we promptly delete or de-personalize information from that account, generally within 20 to 30 days of account closure. Sizzle cannot recover Invitations or Messages once they are permanently deleted by a Member, and cannot recreate evidence of Connections that have been severed.

  13. Will Sizzle notify Members of Requests for account data?
  14. Yes. Sizzle’s policy is to notify Members of Requests for their data unless we are prohibited from doing so by statute or court order. Law enforcement officials who believe that notification would jeopardize an investigation should obtain an appropriate court order or other valid legal process that specifically precludes Member notification, such as an order issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §2705(b).

    When a Request is accompanied by a nondisclosure order, Sizzle will notify the affected Member(s) as soon as the order is overturned or expires on its own terms.

    Please note that nondisclosure orders should be as narrow in scope and duration as circumstances permit, and that Sizzle does not provide advance notice to the Requesting party that a nondisclosure order is expiring; it is up to the Requesting party to calendar the nondisclosure period and to keep Sizzle apprised of any modifications or extensions. If your Data Request draws attention to an ongoing violation of our Terms of Service, we may take action to prevent any further abuse in order to protect the network and other Sizzle Members, including actions that could notify the Member that we are aware of his or her misconduct.

  15. Are there any additional requirements for non-U.S. Data Requests?
  16. Yes. At the present time, a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) Request or letter rogatory is typically required for disclosure of information in connection with a non-U.S. Data Request.

  17. What should I do if I have an Emergency Request for data?
  18. Sizzle takes significant steps to protect its Members’ data, including requiring valid legal process before producing any information about our Members or their accounts. However, we are also aware that certain emergency situations may arise that require the disclosure of Member data. For these purposes, an emergency situation is only one involving imminent and serious bodily harm or death. Where these circumstances are present, Emergency Requests must be made by an authorized law enforcement agent, under penalty of perjury, using the Emergency Disclosure Request Form at the end of the Guidelines. If you are not a law enforcement agent and you are aware of an emergency situation, please notify your local law enforcement officials. Sizzle will respond to Emergency Requests only if it believes in good faith that serious bodily harm or the death of a person may occur if we do not respond without delay. In all other cases, Sizzle will disclose information only pursuant to valid legal process that satisfies the requirements set forth above and all applicable legal standards.

  19. How do I serve a Request on Sizzle?
  20. A Data Request may be served by certified mail, express courier, or in person at our corporate headquarters at our address set forth below: Sizzle Corporation ATTN: Legal Department 5940 S. Rainbow Blvd. #59023, Las Vegas, NV 89118-2540 USA


    • Requesting Agency Name:
    • Requesting Agent Name:
    • Requesting Agent Badge/Identification Number:
    • Requesting Agent Employer-Issued E-mail Address:
    • Requesting Agent Phone Number (including extension or cell phone):
    • Detailed description of the nature of the emergency and why the threat is imminent (i.e., description of why there is a potential for imminent serious bodily harm or death and why the normal disclosure process would be insufficient):
    • Identifying Information for Member account
      • (1) Sizzle public profile URL or (2) name and email address:
      • Detailed explanation of information needed to resolve emergency (Please do not respond by asking for all available information as this will likely result in delaying or denying your Request):

        I declare, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of my knowledge, the foregoing is true and correct.

      • Signature
      • Badge Number
      • Date
      • Name

Your custom profile URL will match the Sizzle ID. Sizzle IDs and associated custom public profile URLs are available on a first come, first served basis.

  1. Your Sizzle ID will appear underneath your Sizzle Marker and your custom URL will be


  • Your custom Sizzle ID and URL can have 5-30 letters or numbers. Don't use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
    • We recommend using your company name, and/or your professional brand since you’ll share this URL with people so they can find your Sizzle profile.
  • The customizable part of the Sizzle ID and URL is case insensitive. This means using JohnSmith, johnsmith or johnSmith will all point to the same profile.
  • Top Global brand names have been blocked out to be released only to the authorized representative of that brand. This means that if you are registering for your brand and it has come up as unavailable, if you are the rightful owner or owner’s representative, email us on your company letterhead to initiate the conversation for us to release your brand name to you. We have taken this precaution on Sizzle to protect brands from cybersquatters wherever possible.
  • If the Sizzle ID you want isn't available, please select a different one. We can't make Sizzle IDs and custom URLs available to members upon request.
  • You can change your Sizzle ID and URL up to 5 times within 180 days. Once you have changed your Sizzle ID and URL for the 5th time, you won’t be able to change it for another 180 days. Changing your Sizzle ID and URL several times may make it hard for people to find you.
  • If a member uses a Sizzle ID and URL and then changes it, that Sizzle ID and URL will be unavailable for use by other members for 180 days.
    • If you navigate to a previously claimed Sizzle ID and URL, you may see a page that reads Profile Not Found.

Below is the form to request for permission to use Sizzle brand features:

  • To: Sizzle LLC, 5940 S. Rainbow Blvd. #59023 Las Vegas, NV 89118-2540, USA
  • Your Name:
  • Date:
  • Your Title or Position (if you are requesting permission on behalf of a company):
  • Your Company Name (if applicable):
  • Publisher or Production Company (if different from the person/company requesting permission):
  • Your Email Address:
  • Your Phone Number:
  • Your Address:
  • Intended Media (please check all that apply):
  • Book
  • Film
  • Commercial
  • Advertisement
  • Other
  • TV Program
  • Documentary
  • Web Site
  • (if Other, please describe):
  • Sizzle Trademark and/or Logo Requested:
  • Sizzle Logo
  • AR Logo
  • Sizzle name
  • Other (please describe):
  • Description of Proposed Use: (attach samples of your proposed use)
  • Publication or Release Date:
  • Signature: ___________________________________________________
  • Printed Name:
  • Company:
  • Date:

Please note that submitting this Request does not grant you permission to use any Sizzle trademarks, logos or brand features. We will respond to your request for permission at our earliest opportunity. Please complete the form and email it to


At Sizzle, we believe in being clear and open about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

Does Sizzle use cookies?

Yes. As described in Section 1.8 of our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses Sizzle has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe.

By continuing to use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Sizzle features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Sizzle and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Sizzle and help us serve relevant ads to you.

When does Sizzle use cookies?

We use cookies on our websites ( and mobile applications. Any browser loading these sites will receive cookies from us. For Sizzle members, we also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-Sizzle sites that host our plugins (for example, Sizzle's "Share" button) unless you opt out. If you're not a Sizzle member, we will not place cookies in your browser through our plugins.

What types of cookies does Sizzle use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to Sizzle without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Sizzle when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session). Adobe Flash is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash "cookies" (also called "locally stored objects," or "LSOs"). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website. As with any cookie, if you do restrict flash cookies/LSOs, there may be some Sizzle features you aren't able to use.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit Sizzle, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Sizzle more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Sizzle site, and bring customized features to you through Sizzle plugins such as our "Share" button.


Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you're signed in to Sizzle, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.
Preferences, features and services Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on Sizzle more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.
Advertising We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the Sizzle site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether members who saw an ad on Sizzle later visited the advertiser's site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we've shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off Sizzle, such as after you've visited a partner's site or application.
Performance, Analytics and Research Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access Sizzle from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.

To learn more about our cookies, take a look at our cookie table in more detail. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels help us understand and improve our service, show you ads on Sizzle, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

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An exception we may consider is providing a refund when we've updated your payment information and there are good reasons to believe that you did not intend for an update to be made.

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Increasingly, people are turning to Sizzle to learn more about potential business contacts. Use your profile to position yourself as an expert – and unlock opportunities to build new business-driving relationships.

Understand your audience

The way you tell your story depends on whose attention you’re trying to attract. Whether it’s potential customers, new business partners, job candidates, or other useful business contacts, understanding your audience will help you tailor your Sizzle profile to speak directly to them.

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First impressions count. Including professional photos in your profile which bring your story to life and attract more attention on Sizzle. In fact, members with professional photos receive 14x more profile views than those without.

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Your Sizzle profile tells your professional story and can help cement new relationships. Make sure people are seeing it. Choose an easy to remember Sizzle ID such as your company name, brand name, phone number or buzzword that fits your purpose.