The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web pages. Personally identifiable information is not shared with, nor is it sold to, other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide better access and/or functionality that you may have requested. However, we do reserve the right to collect and aggregate data, ratings, and reviews for commercial purposes without identifying the source of such data, ratings, or reviews.
What Information Do We Collect?
In general, you can visit this website without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Information collected online can generally be categorized as anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information is information that cannot be connected to the identity of a specific individual. Personally identifiable information is information that specifically identifies a particular user, such as by name, address, or phone number. An example of anonymous information is the fact that, while this website may record the number of visits to a particular page that occur in a given period of time, it does not necessarily reveal the names or other identifying information of every visitor. Many users of this website will choose not to provide any personally identifiable information; therefore, those individuals are anonymous to us, and any data collected about their use of our website, is anonymous information; sometimes this information may be referred to as “meta data,” and with respect to reviews, for example, such data may only be identifiable as to industry, job title, and/or geographic location.
Automatic Anonymous Information
When you visit our website, we may collect certain technical and routing information about your computer. For example, we may log environmental variables such as browser type, operating system and CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your originating Internet Service Provider, to try to bring you the best possible user experience. We also record search requests and results to try to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. We may use your IP address to track your use of our website, including pages visited and the time spent on each page. We can collect this information and use it to measure the use of this website and to improve its content and performance. All of the information that is automatically submitted to us by your browser is considered anonymous information. To the extent we share such information with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you.
How Do We Use Information We Collect?
We collect personally identifiable information only for providing the website access and usage that you request, generating statistical studies, conducting marketing research, improving our website, sending you surveys, and notifying you of new changes to our website that may affect you. If and when you submit personally identifiable information to us, you understand that you are agreeing to allow us to access, store, and use that information for those purposes.
If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and/or emails from us, we simply ask that you tell us. You may request that we remove your name from our mailing list by sending us an email addressed to email@example.com and indicating in the subject line “No Offers or Email.”
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the personally identifiable information provided by our users. We do not, however, guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will not ever occur.
Transfer of Customer Information
Customer lists, information, and all data on the website are properly considered assets of a business. Accordingly, if we merge with another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, our customer lists and information, including personally identifiable information that you have provided us, would normally be included among the assets transferred.