This site is owned and operated by Beefree Media, LLC. “Beefree Media”. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Beefree Media, LLC. we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION BEEFREE MEDIA GATHERS AND TRACKS
We will request only the information we need in order to provide the highest level of service to you. The types of personal information we collect include:
• Phone number
• Company Information
• Email address
• Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic email, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys
BEEFREE MEDIA GATHERS USER INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
• Electronic newsletters policy (Dispatches)
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Beefree Media gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
• Message boards/Blog policy
Users of the site’s Message Boards and Blogs must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they don’t need register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Beefree Media may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Beefree Media may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Beefree Media tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Beefree Media does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Beefree Media sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
HOW TO STOP RECEIVING EMAIL FROM US
Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.
We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
USE OF INFORMATION
Beefree Media uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. We use the information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing an order or making a request only to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. From time to time, we may send information about our services to the email or mailing address provided by you. We will not release personal information about you without your consent unless we think that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process or to protect the interests of Beefree Media or others.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
Beefree Media operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to register to receive our electronic emails.
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users
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