Privacy Policy

We recognize that online privacy is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to users of the Site who visit without conducting business (“Visitors”) and Visitors who register to conduct business on the Site and make use of the various services offered (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

“Personally Identifiable Information”.

any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number and credit card information. Personally identifiable information does not include information collected anonymously (i.e., without identifying the individual user) or demographic information that is not linked to an identified individual.

What personally identifiable information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer plans to buy or sell.

What organizations collect the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service providers (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks), who may provide services such as credit, insurance and escrow services, may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use this information, but we ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them by visitors and authorized customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries who act only as links in the distribution chain and do not store, retain or use the information provided to them.

How does the Web site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to personalize the Site, make appropriate service offerings and fulfill purchase and sales requests on the Site. We may send emails to visitors and Authorized Customers about research or trading opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use personally identifiable information to contact visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information be shared?

Authorized Customers’ personally identifiable information may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our visitors, including demographic information about our visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliates and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or any agency acting on our behalf.

How is personally identifiable information stored?

Personally identifiable information collected is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees, except for the use described above.

What choices do visitors have regarding collection, use and distribution of information?

Visitors and authorized customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information or being contacted by us and/or our suppliers and affiliates by responding to e-mails in accordance with the instructions or by contacting us at.

Are cookies used on the site?

Cookies are used for several reasons. We use cookies to learn about our visitors’ preferences and the services they choose. We also use cookies for security purposes to protect our authorized customers. For example, if an authorized customer is logged in and the site has not been used for more than 10 minutes, we automatically log the authorized customer out.

How is login information used?

We use login information, including but not limited to IP addresses, ISPs and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to personally identifiable information of visitors and/or authorized customers on the Site?

The Site has established and will continue to establish partnerships and other affiliations with various vendors. These vendors have access to certain personally identifiable information on a need-to-know basis to evaluate Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover the collection or use of this information. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with the law. We will disclose personally identifiable information to comply with a court order or subpoena, or a law enforcement agency’s request to disclose information. We will also disclose personally identifiable information when reasonably necessary to protect the security of our visitors and authorized customers.

How does the website maintain the security of personally identifiable information?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. Only a limited number of qualified employees have access to the personally identifiable information of our visitors and authorized customers, and these employees are given a password to access the information. We conduct periodic audits of our security systems and processes. Sensitive information, such as credit card or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols used to protect information sent over the Internet. Although we take commercially reasonable precautions to provide a secure site, electronic communications and databases may be subject to errors, tampering and unauthorized access, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not occur and will not be liable to visitors or authorized customers for such events.

How can visitors correct inaccuracies in personally identifiable information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update personally identifiable information about themselves or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at the following address

Can a visitor delete or deactivate personally identifiable information collected by the site?

We provide visitors and authorized customers with a mechanism to remove/deactivate personally identifiable information from the site’s database. However, due to backups and deletion logs, it may be impossible to remove a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. A person who requests deactivation of personally identifiable information will have that information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer or use that person’s personally identifiable information in any way in the future.

What happens if the privacy policy changes?

We will notify our visitors and authorized customers of changes to our privacy policy by posting those changes on the site. However, if we change our privacy policy in a way that may result in the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not to be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow him or her to prevent such disclosure.

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