Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. Below are some examples of the types of personal information that GrowthMine collects and how it may be used.
What personal information we collect
You may provide personal information to GrowthMine in several ways including, but may not be limited to: (1) subscribing to our newsletter or blog updates, (2) requesting information via our Contact Form, (3) posting a question or commenting on our blog posts, (4) submitting an entry for a contest or other promotion, (5) accessing resources, (6) logging in to the Site, thus requiring a user name and/or a password, (7) participating in an online survey, (8) registering to attend a seminar or any event, (9) emailing, calling or communicating with GrowthMine or it’s employees, or (10) any other business-related reason.
When you request information from GrowthMine and/or supply personal information through the Site that identifies you and/or allows us to contact you, you are agreeing to share such information, including your name, e-mail address, title, occupation, company information, industry, relationship to GrowthMine, reason for contacting GrowthMine, and any message you submit, with GrowthMine, its agents, representatives, and affiliates, and you should know that GrowthMine may disclose such information to its agents, representatives, and affiliates for marketing and promotional purposes.
How we use your personal information
GrowthMine may use your personal information to fulfill your request for information, deliver products or services to you, provide resources to you, publish your comments, process your request to attend a seminar or event, distribute updates or newsletters to you, send notices, develop, deliver, and improve our content, products, services, marketing, and advertising, and for other purposes as you may initiate or request.
Note, when you sign up for communications from GrowthMine, you will always be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
GrowthMine may collect non-personal information that is not directly associated with a specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
We may collect domain information to enable us to analyze our visitors and how they use the Site. This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our Site, how often they visit, and what parts of the Site they visit most often. GrowthMine uses this information to better understand our users and to improve our Site, products, services, marketing, and advertising. This information is generated automatically as you navigate online and requires no action on your part.
In addition, our analytics trackers may also collect other information. This may include the operating system you are using, the Internet browser you are using, and the screen resolution of your computer.
If at any time we combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information while it is combined.
The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive new cookies, and how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that by not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on the Site.
Information Sharing and Disclosure to Third Parties
At times, GrowthMine may make certain personal information available to third parties that work with us to provide products or services, or that help GrowthMine with marketing and advertising. Personal information will only be shared by GrowthMine to provide or improve products, services, marketing, and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
GrowthMine shares personal information with companies who provide services such as email list management, transmittal of electronic updates and newsletters, information processing, providing products and services, providing resources, publishing comments on or blog, conducting research, providing customer service, other marketing and promotional services, and for any other purpose you may initiate or request. All third party service providers are required to protect your personal information.
Additionally, in the event of a sale, merger or reorganization we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the applicable third party.
Protection of Personal Information
GrowthMine has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized GrowthMine employees and third party vendors are provided access to personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, however, GrowthMine cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally identifiable information.
We urge you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online. We cannot control the action of our Site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk.
This Site is not directed at children 13 years of age or younger. GrowthMine will not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13, and requests that no such information be submitted to us. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under the age of 13 we will take steps to remove the information as soon as possible.
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Last Updated: August 1, 2013