BusinessAdvantagePlus.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 20, 2009

Information Gathered By BusinessAdvantagePlus.com

As a business membership group, BusinessAdvantagePlus.com gathers information from both its members and visitors to its website, found online at businessadvantageplus.com. Regardless of the source of the information, BusinessAdvantagePlus.com considers all information to be of a personal and confidential nature. This means that BusinessAdvantagePlus.com will never sell any the information it gathers.

The information collected from BusinessAdvantagePlus.com members includes basic contact and company information, including, but not limited to, names, physical and electronic addresses, company size, and area of business. There are several specific pieces of information that BusinessAdvantagePlus.com will not ever collect from its members; these include financial information such as tax ID numbers and business profit margins or volume.

Information gathered from BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website visitors, regardless if those visitors are BusinessAdvantagePlus.com members or not, includes information necessary to track how the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website is utilized. Such information encompasses each visitors IP address, technology and browser capabilities, information inputted into any form located on the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website, and how the visitor's time on the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website was spent.

How BusinessAdvantagePlus.com Gathers Information

BusinessAdvantagePlus.com gathers information through the use of tracking applications, such as internet cookies and sessions, and through information inputted by website users into electronic forms.

Cookies are small text files sent by a website to the visitor's internet browser and then are stored on the visitor's hard drive. Cookies are a way that internet browsers "remember" specific bits of information. The use of cookies by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com is limited to functions relating to the visitor's navigation through and use of the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com webpage. The information stored within a cookie can be read only by the web server that originally sent the cookie. Web servers cannot read cookies sent by other web servers.

There are multiple sections of BusinessAdvantagePlus.com's website that give website visitors the opportunity to enter information into a form on a voluntary basis, including an online forum. All information entered into any form on the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website is gathered by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com.

How BusinessAdvantagePlus.com Uses Information Gathered

BusinessAdvantagePlus.com maintains relationships with other nationally recognized companies and businesses at a professional and contractual level. Some of the information gathered by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com is shared with these partners. This includes the basic contact and company information provided by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com members. All BusinessAdvantagePlus.com partners are contractually obligated to follow and conform to BusinessAdvantagePlus.com's restrictions on the use of this information.

BusinessAdvantagePlus.com and its partners do use company and contact information gathered through BusinessAdvantagePlus.com for marketing purposes, however, these marketing efforts each come ample opportunity to have this information removed from this use of company and contact information. The marketing efforts undertaken by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com's partners must be approved in advance by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com. If a BusinessAdvantagePlus.com partner uses this information in ways other than those approved by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com, they will be held accountable.

Information acquired from BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website visitors is used for tracking the website's usability and to determine areas that are of the greatest interest or concern to website visitors. If you should have any questions on how BusinessAdvantagePlus.com uses the information they gather, please contact info@businessadvantageplus.com.

Storage of Information

BusinessAdvantagePlus.com stores the information it gathers using secure internet protocol methods. All raw information data gathered is only available to current BusinessAdvantagePlus.com employees.

Third Party Websites

BusinessAdvantagePlus.com's website contains links to third party websites, including vendor website, which may or may not maintain the same policies as BusinessAdvantagePlus.com. Although BusinessAdvantagePlus.com is constantly monitoring and reviewing the websites they link to, the information furnished to these third websites is not monitored by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com nor does it fall within the bounds of BusinessAdvantagePlus.com's responsibility. Once you leave the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website, please consult the privacy policy contained on the site being visited to determine how your information is handled.

Content

Use of the BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website and discount programs serves as acceptance of this Privacy Policy in its entirety. The BusinessAdvantagePlus.com website is administered by BusinessAdvantagePlus.com. BusinessAdvantagePlus.com reserves the right to modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at its discretion at any time, the dates of updates to this policy are available at any time online. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or the usage of your information, please contact BusinessAdvantagePlus.com at info@businessadvantageplus.com.