BusinessArticles is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BusinessArticles web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BusinessArticles website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
BusinessArticles collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, and name.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BusinessArticles. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by BusinessArticles for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BusinessArticles website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BusinessArticles public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BusinessArticles does not read any of your private online communications.
BusinessArticles encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from BusinessArticles so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.
BusinessArticles is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the BusinessArticles and BusinessArticles network of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
BusinessArticles collects and uses your personal information to operate the BusinessArticles website and deliver the services you have requested. BusinessArticles also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BusinessArticles and its affiliates. BusinessArticles may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BusinessArticles does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BusinessArticles may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BusinessArticles may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BusinessArticles, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BusinessArticles does not collect sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BusinessArticles keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within BusinessArticles, in order to determine what BusinessArticles services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BusinessArticles to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BusinessArticles websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BusinessArticles or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BusinessArticles; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BusinessArticles, or the public.
The BusinessArticles Website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BusinessArticles pages, or register with BusinessArticles site or services, a cookie helps BusinessArticles to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BusinessArticles website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BusinessArticles features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BusinessArticles services or web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
BusinessArticles secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. BusinessArticles secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
External Linking To Websites
BusinessArticles takes every opportunity to ensure our business topic articles are of the highest quality, providing value to business readers so they include external links. Inclusion of reference links (to sources accessed by our copy writers in the content creation process) is done so our readers can seamlessly visit these sources and get a more in-depth understanding of our articles. However the content, processes, terms of service etc. of included external websites and webpages are not within our control and thus not our responsibility. We also confirm we are not providing actual endorsement of them.
Changes to this Statement
BusinessArticles will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BusinessArticles encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BusinessArticles is protecting your information.
BusinessArticles welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that BusinessArticles has not adhered to this Statement, please contact BusinessArticles at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.