Privacy Policy

BusinessContinuityAdvice.com values its users and their concerns about privacy. To this end, we engage in consistent information practices and uses our best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices. This Privacy Policy is a part of that effort.

What does this Privacy Policy cover? 

This Privacy Policy applies to collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by BusinessContinuityAdvice.com. If there are any exceptions, we will clearly disclose them prior to collecting any information, and will give you an opportunity to choose not to participate or provide the information. By using the our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we outline in this Privacy Policy. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post any changes here so that you are always informed of the information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances under which we disclose it. Please be aware that BusinessContinuityAdvice.com occasionally provides links to Web sites operated by third parties. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices or the content of third party Web sites or applications.

What information does BusinessContinuityAdvice.com collect and how is it used? Does BusinessContinuityAdvice.com disclose information to third parties? 

BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may collect any or all of the following four types of information: (a) traffic or clickstream data, (b) cookies, (c) pixel tags or (d) contact information and other personally identifying information. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com's collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third parties. Please note that BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may transfer any information in its possession in connection with a sale of assets of the company, a sale of the company or a merger.

(a) Traffic or Clickstream Data. Data about traffic and usage is not personally identifying or identifiable, and is not supplemented or combined with personally identifying or identifiable information. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may share information it collects with certain selected third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form. For example, we may tell an advertiser that a certain number of people visited a certain area on our Web site, or searched Web sites for the term "server virtualization" BusinessContinuityAdvice.com collects some information regarding use of the site by observing browser functions and the files (pages) users access. For example, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com's servers collect information about the site from which you entered to enable BusinessContinuityAdvice.com. Uses of server information may include providing information to prospective advertisers, data to operate any affiliate programs that we may implement, analysis regarding the most frequently searched terms, checking for fraudulent behavior or other abnormalities, and to ensure that our website is technically superior. In addition to the foregoing applications, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com uses the information (in aggregate form) to better design the site to serve your needs.

(b) Cookies. Like many sites, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com reserves the right to collects information about online behavior using cookies. These cookies contain identification information that enables us to see how our users are interacting with our site and how frequently they are returning, as well as to streamline their experiences using the site. Our cookies, to the extent we decide to use them, do not contain any personally identifiable information. Cookies let us know about repeat visitors and if we are delivering quality products and services. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may also use cookies to identify which sites our repeat visitors are coming from, so that we can place more of our online advertising on these sites, and can, where necessary, pay our affiliates and other business partners. To BusinessContinuityAdvice.com, using information within cookies is an anonymous way to survey how we are doing and to look for ways to improve our site. You may set your browser software to reject cookies, but you may not be able to use all of the features of the site. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may share information about usage of the site with third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.

(c) Pixel Tags. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may share web site usage information about visitors to our web site with reputable third-party advertising companies for the purpose of targeting advertisements on this site and other sites. For this purpose, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may use pixel tags (also called clear gifs) to track site traffic. The information collected by BusinessContinuityAdvice.com and our partners through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.

(d) Contact Information or Personally Identifying Information. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com can obtain access to your name, e-mail address and other contact information only (1) when you become an advertiser with BusinessContinuityAdvice.com, provide comments, submit a problem, or request information from BusinessContinuityAdvice.com and provide your name or return contact information, or (2) in connection with special offers or contests that we may offer from time to time. Contact information provided in connection with problems, comments or requests is used only to respond to those problems, comments or requests. This information is not stored or used in connection with traffic or clickstream data and is provided to a third party only as necessary to respond to the comment, problem or request. Finally, you may choose to provide contact information, other personally identifying information, and demographic information in order to participate in optional surveys or contests, which are run for promotional purposes. BusinessContinuityAdvice.com uses such information to send you information about its products and to notify you if you win the contest. Finally, from time to time, but only with your permission, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may provide certain of its users' registration information to selected third parties who wish to participate in special promotions offered in conjunction with BusinessContinuityAdvice.com. Users may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by contacting BusinessContinuityAdvice.com.

Is data stored by BusinessContinuityAdvice.com secure? 

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, BusinessContinuityAdvice.com has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online. However, data security is a constantly evolving art and science. You should consider any communication that you transmit to BusinessContinuityAdvice.com (such as data, questions or answers, comments, or suggestions) as non-confidential, and agree that BusinessContinuityAdvice.com will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.

Does BusinessContinuityAdvice.com collect personally identifying information from or about children? 

BusinessContinuityAdvice.com uses reasonable efforts not to collect, use or disclose individually identifiable information from children under the age of 13. The site is not targeted at children, and children may not register for any portions of the site that require registration.

How can I access or correct any personally identifying information about me? 

To request a copy of the personally identifiable information you have sent to BusinessContinuityAdvice.com, please send an e-mail containing your request to privacy@businesscontinuityadvice.com. You must provide your full name and the e-mail from which the request is received (and to which the response will be sent) must match the e-mail on file with BusinessContinuityAdvice.com. You may then correct or delete such information using the procedures specified in the e-mail.

How do I find out more about BusinessContinuityAdvice.com's information practices? 

BusinessContinuityAdvice.com is owned by its primary sponsor, DBLS. If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy Policy, or about collection of personally identifiable information, or information generally, please contact DBLS as follows:

DBLS
5510 Cherokee Ave., Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: (703) 752-3500
Fax: (703) 752-3501
E-Mail: privacy@businesscontinuityadvice.com

You may also use the above contact information if you think any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want to change the sort of information about you that BusinessContinuityAdvice.com may have collected.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on January 1, 2008.