Last Updated: February 1, 2013
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the CEO.com website and services (the “Site”). The Site is owned and operated by CEO.com, LLC, a Utah limited liability company (“CEO.com, LLC”).
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on the Site and the web. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all user accounts) information to develop content targeted to users’ interests and to better Site user experience. We are committed to your privacy and, other than as provided herein or after receiving your specific consent, we will not share any personal information with any third party at any time, unless required by law.
Site users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in blogs, chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Gathering of Information
We do not collect personally identifiable information about any individual Site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, title and industry when you register for or subscribe to the Site or sign up for certain features or offerings available from the Site. You may also provide information to us in other contexts, including, for example, in order to enter into a sweepstakes or promotion through the Site. In the event you order something from the Site, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain features of the Site. When you register for or subscribe to the Site or provide information to the Site in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.
Cookies & Web Beacons
Business partners of CEO.com, LLC, vendors providing hosting and other services for CEO.com, LLC, third party analytics providers, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements on the Site may set their own unique cookies through your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. If you would like more information about this practice and about your option not to accept cookies placed by these companies, please click here.
We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on the Site in order to recognize users, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content and measure site engagement. We also include web beacons in our e-mail messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
CEO.com, LLC also uses a reputable third party to collect information, including through the use of web beacons, browser cookies and other tracking technologies. We may collect via web beacons various data provided by your browser while you are on the Site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-personally identifiable information or personally identifiable information that users have voluntarily submitted.
Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on the Site and to improve the Site.
To Target Content and Advertising
To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of the Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser-provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on the Site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.
To Provide Interactive Communications From CEO.com
To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us. From time to time we may also provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the Site.
To Provide Communications From Third Parties
We respect the privacy of users of the Site and will not, with the exception of related or associated entities and certain specifically designated affiliates and business partners, disclose or distribute our user list to any third party for their own use, nor will we authorize anyone else to do so. We may also provide you with communications from third party affiliates and business partners, which we will send on their behalf without disclosing your email address to them.
Control of Your Information
You may elect to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from the Site or on behalf of external third party business partners by following instructions at the end of any such e-mail received.
Sharing of Information
We use third party service providers to provide automated data processing, marketing automation, data appends, contact discovery, delivery and other services on the Site, as well as to provide various services to or for us. When you sign up for certain of our services, we may share your personally identifiable information as necessary for one or more third parties to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We may disclose personal information when required by law, or in order to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on the Site or to protect and defend the rights of CEO.com, LLC. Certain personal information that we collect on the Site may be distributed among ourselves or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of the content, product, or service that you have requested. We may store and process personal information in the United States or any other country in which we (or any of our agents) maintain facilities.
Aggregate, Anonymous Information With Advertisers
We derive revenue from advertising and sharing information to help us provide the services that are available through the Site. In order to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifiable information about our users to these parties.
In The Event of Sale or Bankruptcy
Privacy of Children
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as a Site user. If you are under 13, you are not allowed to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at privacy@CEO.com.
The Site has physical, administrative and technical measures in place to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the data under our control, and to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of such data. While we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure and therefore we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you send to us. You send any information via the Site at your own risk.
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