Your privacy is important to us.
At Small Business Trends, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. The following Privacy Statement describes the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Small Business Trends, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
You may "opt-in" to receive our newsletters, special offers or other information via email. You may remove yourself from such services at any time. Any such email sent to you will include directions for how to unsubscribe.
From time to time, we may provide you with special offers and promotions in partnership with third parties. However, we will distribute any such mailings directly, and will not disclose your email address to third parties for this purpose.
We are conscious of and strive to limit the number of email communications.
If you ever have a problem with your subscription, please contact us at email@example.com.
Traffic and RSS Data
Like most other Internet sites, we track general site traffic data such as referring domains, browser type, time zone and other data. We also track statistics with respect to RSS, including number of subscribers, type of RSS aggregators, and other data.
We use such data and statistics to administer the site, including managing comment spam, server loads, site design requirements, and other administrative purposes.
We also use aggregated traffic data and statistics for marketing analysis, determining future offerings, and other business uses.
Log Files (Clickstream)
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. Once you leave the site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites and tailor our Service to you.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART Cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non-personally identifiable information.” It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. If we change this Privacy Statement in any way that affects your privacy, we will post those changes on the Site. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privacy Statement updated January 12, 2012.