Policy”) to demonstrate its commitment to fully disclosing the information
collection and use practices applicable to this Internet Web site (the “Web
By using or
accessing the Web site, you signify your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy
Policy. If you do not agree to the terms
and exit the Web site immediately.
1. Types of
Information and Method of Collection
Browsing. As you browse the Web site the
Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, “cookies” (described below) and
other standard tracking data MRM uses to evaluate Web site traffic and usage
patterns are collected. Such information
is aggregated with tracking data from all Web site visitors. If you only browse this Web site, but do not
become a member you are not required to identify yourself or provide any
personally identifiable information. For
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact,
or locate the person to whom such information pertains.
Web Site Requirement. To register as a
member of this Web site you are required to provide the following Personally
Identifiable Information: a user name
that you create and a personal, active e-mail address.
User’s Voluntary Submission. When using
the chat room, forum and message board features on the Web site, you may choose
to provide other Personally Identifiable Information, such as your residential
or business contact information. If you
post Personally Identifiable Information anywhere on the Web site, it will be
available to third parties and you may receive unsolicited messages from those
parties. MRM has no obligation to ensure
the security or confidentiality of any information you choose to make available
in any chat room, forum or message board on the Web site. Also, MRM cannot ensure that parties who have
access to such information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to
disclose Personally Identifiable Information.
The Web site uses a feature of your browser to set “cookies”
on your computer. Cookies are small
packets of information sent by the Web site through your browser to your
password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Web site.
These cookies can be deleted or modified
through your browser Internet settings. If you do not want your browser to accept
cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser’s
settings. You may modify your browser
preferences to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to
be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be
unable to use those MRM services that require registration in order to
participate, will have to sign in each time you visit the Web site, or may not
be able to utilize fully all of the Web site’s features and information.
MRM does not
knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. On-line registration and Web site usage is
intended for people who are professionally engaged in the businesses MRM serves.
If MRM learns that it has Personally
Identifiable Information on a child under the age of 13, MRM will delete that
information from its systems. MRM
encourages parents and guardians to monitor children’s online usage. Parental control protections, such as computer
hardware, software or filtering services, are commercially available to limit
the access to material that is harmful to minors.
Information Collected is Used
The information collected by and through the Web site is owned solely by MRM. The information collected by and through this Web site will by used solely by MRM, its divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates, or other entities that are involved in the operation of this Web site for MRM’s internal purposes.
MRM may use the
information collected and provided, individually or in an aggregate form, as
contact you about the Web site. For
example, MRM may contact you to send a welcome e-mail to verify your username
and password, to inform you about User benefits, to inform you if another user
has responded to a post you have made on the Web site, to inform you of changes
suspended for maintenance, or to inform you of a change in ownership or control
of the information collected by and through the Web site;
evaluate products and services MRM or third parties could offer to you;
monitor or improve use of the Web Site;
customize the advertising and content you see on the Web site;
provide special offers to you from MRM and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries
and other third parties; and
send you promotional material on behalf of MRM and/or its affiliates and
subsidiaries and other third parties.
3. With Whom
Information is Shared
At times, we may
share the information collected on this Web site with third parties for various
purposes. While MRM will seek to require
those third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and security
measures, MRM does not bear responsibility for any actions or policies of third
parties. The following outlines the ways
in which your information may be shared with others:
Offers: Our third party partners and
sponsors may use your Web site user name to contact you through the Web site
with special offers or promotional material. We will not provide third party partners or
sponsors with any of the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to MRM
when you register as a member on the Web site.
Any Personally Identifiable Information that you post voluntarily in a
chat room, forum, or message board on the Web site may be accessed by third
parties. We are not responsible for the
privacy practices of third parties, and you should review the privacy practices
of such third parties prior to providing any of your Personally Identifiable
Information to them. If you do not want
to receive special offers or promotional materials from MRM or third parties,
you may either “opt-out” during the registration process, change your user
preferences later on, or contact MRM by using the contact information provided
in Section 8, below.
Information: We may share aggregate
information, such as general demographics and Web Site usage statistics to third
party advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. The general demographic information may
include how many professionals are registered as members on the Web site. We do not share specific demographic
information, such as users’ ages or addresses. When general demographic information is shared
with third parties, we do not provide them with the Personally Identifiable
Information that you provide to MRM when you register as a member on the Web
Subsidiaries and Affiliates: We may
share your Personally Identifiable Information with employees, agents, parents,
subsidiaries, and affiliates of MRM.
Transfers: The Web site, MRM and/or a
subsidiary or division of MRM may be sold along with its assets, or other
transactions may occur in which your Personally Identifiable Information is one
of the business assets transferred. In
such a case, your Personally Identifiable Information, which we have gathered,
may be one of the business assets we transfer.
MRM reserves the right to disclose
the information collected by and through this Web site, including your
Personally Identifiable Information, as required by law and when MRM believes
that such disclosure is necessary to protect MRM’s rights and/or comply with a
judicial proceeding, subpoena, court order or other legal process served on MRM.
The disclosure of this information may be
without notice to you.
4. Security and
While there is no
such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, MRM takes commercially
reasonable precautions to protect the Personally Identifiable Information that
you provide to MRM when you register as a member on the Web site. We use SSL encryption technology on the Web
site and a secure server to encrypt information transmitted between your
browsers and our server. As a result,
Personally Identifiable Information that you submit during the registration
process is transmitted using commercially reasonable security over the Internet.
policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required. The servers for the Web site that contain
Personally Identifiable Information are stored in a physically secure and
climate controlled off-site facility. We
protect against data loss by backing-up data, performing, consistency checks and
restricting access to information on our servers. It is important to remember that whatever you
transmit or disclose online can be collected and used by others or unlawfully
intercepted by third parties. No data
transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure.
5. Third Party
Links, Web Sites, and Cookies
Our Web site
contains external links to third party Web sites. We have no control over, and are not
responsible for, the content of, or information gathered by these other Web
sites. Any Personally Identifiable
Information collected by such third parties is subject to such third parties’
on our Web site do not have access to Personally Identifiable Information that
you do not post in chat rooms, forums, or message boards on the Web site or to
our cookies on the Web site. Those
advertisers may themselves set and access their own cookies on your computer if
you choose to have cookies enabled in your browser and you access their Web
subject to their own privacy policies.
MRM reserves the
right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this
site. Any such change, update or
modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Web site. If at any point MRM decides to use Personally
Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time it
was collected, we may notify you by way of an e-mail or some other means. Your continued use of the Web site shall
to time, you should review it periodically before you provide any additional
Personally Identifiable Information anywhere on the Web site.
and Updates to Personal Profile
You have the option of reviewing, correcting, updating,
modifying, and deleting your Personally Identifiable Information or member
profile, at any time and as often as desired by personally changing your profile
information or by contacting MRM by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, or mail by
using the contact information in Section 8, below. However, you must always have an active,
personal e-mail address registered on the Web site.
To the extent that
such information is stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such
corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure
that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.
8. MRM Contact Information
Moose River Media
Suite 201, 515 Bay Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819