PERSONAL AND NONPERSONAL INFORMATION
WHAT IS NONPERSONAL INFORMATION AND HOW IS IT COLLECTED AND USED?
Nonpersonal information is information that cannot identify you. If you visit this web site to read information, such as information about one of our services, we may collect certain nonpersonal information about you from your computer’s web browser. Because nonpersonal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way. There are no restrictions on how we can use or share nonpersonal information. What is personal information, and how is it collected? Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways:
– When you send us an application or other form
– When you write a review, set-up and appointment or sign-up for a training session
– When you conduct a transaction with us, our affiliates, or others
– When we collect information about you in support of a transaction, such as credit card information
– In some places on this web site, you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself, to elect to receive specific information, to purchase access to one of our products or services, or to participate in an activity.
ARE COOKIES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGIES USED TO COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You can 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 fully experience the interactive features of the Business Pipeline, Inc. websites you visit.
HOW DOES BUSINESS PIPELINE, INC. USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Business Pipeline, Inc. may keep and use the personal information we collect from or about you to provide you with access to this web site or other products or services, to respond to your requests, to bill you for products/services you purchased, and to provide ongoing service and support, to contact you with information that might be of interest to you, including information about products and services of ours and of others, or ask for your opinion about our products or the products of others, for record-keeping and analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve programs, products, services, and content.
Personal information collected online may be combined with the information you provide to us through other sources. We may also remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, EIN number, etc.). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is nonpersonal information, and we may treat it like other nonpersonal information. Finally, we may use your personal information to protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare, and comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal processes.
DOES BUSINESS PIPELINE, INC. SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?
We will not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition. For some sorts of transactions, in addition to our direct collection of information, our third-party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses, and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect personal information directly from you to assist you with your transaction. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we ask them to disclose how they use your personal information before they collect it. In that case, we ask your permission to gather your basic information (such as name and e-mail address), which we then share with the third party for whom you are submitting the review. We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation.
We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities to investigate and prosecute website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior, which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal). We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare, or comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal processes. As discussed in the section on cookies and other technologies, from time to time, we may allow a third party to serve advertisements on this web site.
HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION USED FOR COMMUNICATIONS?
We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail, or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services, and content that may be of interest to you. Some of the features on this web site will also allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we may send you a reply via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
HOW IS PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURED?
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized personnel and third party vendors have access to your personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not access your personal information.
This site contains links to other sites that provide information that we consider to be interesting. Business Pipeline, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
This site may provide public discussions on various business valuation topics. Please note that any information you post in these discussions will become available, so please do not post sensitive information in public talks. Whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of any third parties who collect information that users disclose in any such forums on the web site. Business Pipeline, Inc. does not agree or disagree with anything posted on the discussion board. Also, remember that you must comply with our other published policies regarding postings on our public forums.
HOW CAN A USER ACCESS, CHANGE, AND/OR DELETE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the web site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the web site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the web site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered or contact us through our contact form on our website detailing the request.
Business Pipeline, Inc. will not intentionally collect personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, please contact us.