PRIVACY POLICY FOR BUSINESSECON.ORG

The privacy_lockprivacy of our visitors to Businessecon.org  is important to us.

At Businessecon.org we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Businessecon.org, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.  This site is designed for educational purposes.  There is currently a blog registration which collects your name and e-mail address if you register; registration is not required.  There are no other forms to collect information about the reader on this site.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on Businessecon.org to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Children’s Privacy and Exclusion

This site is not directed at children and does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under eighteen (18) years of age unless the collection complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, do not communicate or send any information about yourself to us.  If we discover that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that child’s personally identifiable information from our records.  In addition, we will use deny protocols to prevent further access to this site by excluding the particular IP address related to any child.

Emails & Communications

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: Any email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. It may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any unauthorized review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this information is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately by returning the original message to the sender and then delete the original message.

Summary

Overall, our position is to protect your privacy to the best of our ability and what the law allows.  We have no interest in sharing information with others unless directed by a governmental authority.  Even then, if we feel it is unjust, we’ll seek legal guidance and comply with the law.

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