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 and anonymous
information we receive and collect when you use and visit Small Business
Trends, and how we safeguard your information.
This Privacy Statement applies to all the Small
Business Trends family of websites, including Small Business Trends, SMB TrendWire, sellingtosmallbusinesses.com
and any sites subsequently added. Any reference to "site"
includes all sites within the Small Business Trends family.
You may opt-in to receive our newsletters, special
offers or other information via electronic communication. You may remove
yourself from receiving such services at any time. Any such electronic
communication sent to you will include directions for how to unsubscribe.
From time to time our sponsors wish to contact
our members who have indicated an interest in their products, services or
events. If you register for products, services or events sponsored by a
third-party, then you may receive communications directly from such
third-parties. Their use of your information is subject to their privacy
We are conscious of and strive to limit the number of
electronic communications to a reasonable number. If you have a problem
with your subscription, please contact us at [email protected].
Traffic and RSS Data
Like most other Internet sites, we track general site
traffic data such as the referring domains, browser type, time zone and
other data. We also track statistics with respect to RSS, including the 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.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Log Files (Clickstream)
(small data files stored on your computer by your web browser upon
visiting a website) to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation
through the Site by storing information such as your personal preferences
when you visit the Site.
files that signal when a webpage, advertisement, video, email, newsletter,
etc., has been viewed) and similar technologies to collect clickstream
data that helps us better understand how visitors move from page to page
does not allow us to access personal information about you that you
haven't already provided.
Log file information is automatically reported
by your browser each time you visit a web page. We collect and use data
contained in log files.
Through these various technologies we gather
information such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, Internet
Service Provider, mobile device identification number, the date and time when
you visited the Site and which pages you viewed, which advertisements you
clicked on, and whether you filled out an online form.
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. In addition, we may work with third-party advertisers to
target and serve advertising on the services or on third-party sites
based on your preferences gleaned from such information.
You may set your browser to block our cookies or
third-party cookies. However, doing so may affect your ability to access
services or programs (such as logging into accounts) on our Site and other
websites. Some browsers may allow you to block certain web beacons and
similar tracking codes. Please refer to your browser's tools if you wish
to block cookies, web beacons, etc.
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.
DoubleClick DART Cookies
We also may use DART cookies for Google's DoubleClick
advertising (including Google AdSense advertisements) to target and serve
advertisements specific to your interests based on your 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 is not used to track your
personal information. You can opt-out of this advertising service by
Mobile Device Identifiers and Location Data
When you access the Site by a mobile device, we may
collect identifiers that identify your mobile device and are used by us
to enhance your use of the Site. A device identifier may remain on
your device to help you log in faster and enhance your use of the services.
We may also collect location data which may include information about the
location of your mobile device.
Device identifiers and location data may convey
information to us about how you use the services. Some features of
the services may not function properly if the use or availability of
device identifiers and/or location data is disabled.
We may collect personally identifiable
information and anonymous information from you in the course of your use
of the Site or our services. Personally identifiable information is personal
information about you that can be used to identify you. The personal information
that we routinely collect is limited to the name and electronic mailing
address you provide when you register for an account or sign up for our newsletters.
We may collect additional personal information when you sign up for our
any of promotions or giveaways; enter, nominate, vote or attend any of
our awards or contests; participate in any of our surveys, webcasts,
mobile applications, tradeshows or other online or in-person events; or
otherwise communicate or interact with our Site or services.
Use and Disclosure of Information by Us
We may use your personal information for several purposes, including
sending you account notices; communicating with you about our services, events or products; providing you with additional
information about the Site; providing you with information about products
or services which we think may be of interest to you including targeted advertising
regarding special offers, products, services and information; and
measuring the effectiveness of advertisements on our Site.
We may also use your personal information to do any of the following:
(i) resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; (ii)
respond to specific inquiries made by you; (iii) enforce our Terms of Service; and (v)
customize, measure, and improve our services, content, and layout.
We may disclose or report your personal
information if we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary or
appropriate to do any of the following: (i) comply with the law or with
legal process (e.g., a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other
legal process); (ii) protect our rights or the rights of a third-party;
(iii) ensure the safety of the public or any person; (iv) respond to
claims that any submission violates the rights of others; and (v) prevent
or stop potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
Use and Collection of Information by Third-Parties
Third-parties (including advertisers, ad
servers, ad networks, ad agencies, online targeting companies, data analytics
partners, providers of widgets and applications, affiliates and sponsors)
Third-party advertisers featured in banner ads,
sponsored posts, email newsletter blasts and other advertisements may solicit
and collect personal information from you in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you,
and to track your response to the advertisements.
Third-party data analytics partners and online
targeting companies may use anonymous information about your Internet
traffic, which may result in remarketed/retargeted or other advertisements
appearing on websites you visit or being sent to you based on your
As part of co-branded services or promotions with
certain sponsors or business partners, we may request that you provide
your personal information. We may share your information with our co-sponsor
or business partner; or if your personal information is collected by our
co-sponsor or business partner, they may share it with us.
Information collected or used by a third-party is
We use reasonable precautions, including
appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to
protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration.
We are not responsible for the effectiveness of security precautions of third-parties
that provide us with services.
Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control,
we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will
be free from unauthorized access by third-parties.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time
and any changes will be published on the Site. The revised version will
be effective as of the date and time it is published. Please check back
periodically to be informed of any changes.
If you have any questions about this Privacy
Statement, please email us at [email protected]
or contact us at:
ATTN: Small Business Trends Privacy Statement
3593 Medina Rd. #160
Medina, OH 44256
Privacy Statement updated March 24th, 2014.