Privacy Policy

Business Pipeline, Inc. understands that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information as you use this website. This Privacy Policy tells you how we protect and use information that we gather from you. By using this website, you consent to the terms described in the most recent version of this Privacy Policy. You should also read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules about your use of this website and any additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on this website’s specific areas. “We,” “our,” means Business Pipeline, Inc. and its affiliates. “You,” “your,” visitor, or” user “means the individual accessing this site.

PERSONAL AND NONPERSONAL INFORMATION

Our Privacy Policy identifies how we treat your 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?

We may use cookies and related technologies, such as web beacons, to collect our website information. 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 register with us, a cookie helps Business Pipeline, Inc. to recall your detailed information on subsequent visits. This simplifies recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Business Pipeline, Inc. website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved to efficiently use the customized features. A web beacon is a small graphic image that allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document, or e-mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be tiny and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons to count visitors to the web pages on the web site or monitor how our users navigate the web site. We may include web beacons in e-mail messages to count how many messages sent were actually opened, acted upon, or forwarded.

Third-party vendors also may use cookies on our web site. For instance, we may contract with third parties to use cookies on our website to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, to manage our site content, and to track visitor behavior. We may also contract with a third party to send e-mail to our registered [users/members].

To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of Business Pipeline, Inc. is used solely by or on behalf of Business Pipeline, Inc. and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. From time to time, we may allow third parties to post advertisements on our website, and those third-party advertisements may include a cookie or web beacon served by the third party. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of information collected from you by third-party ad servers. We do not control cookies in such third party ads, and you should check the privacy policies of those advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology before linking to an ad. We will not share your personal information with these companies. Still, these companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may interest you. They may share the personal information that you provide to them with others.

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 share your personal information collected from this web site with an unrelated third party without your permission, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy. In the ordinary course of business, we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party to provide a service to us, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except to provide the services we asked them to provide.

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.

If you share information with the advertiser, including by clicking on their ads. In that case, this Privacy Policy does not control the advertiser’s use of your personal information. You should check those advertisers’ privacy policies and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology before linking to an ad.

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.

LINKS

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.

PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS

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.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

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.

CHANGES

Business Pipeline, Inc. reserves the right to modify this statement at any time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be listed in this section, and if such changes are material, a notice will be included on the website’s homepage. If you have any questions about privacy at any websites operated by Business Pipeline, Inc., or our website practices, please contact us at bp@businesspipeline.com.