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Mintz Group Web Site Privacy Policy

This Web Site is published and maintained by Mintz Group LLC (“MG”). This Privacy Policy governs the information collection, use and disclosure practices of MG with respect to www.mintzgroup.com (the “Web Site”). By using this Web Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Web Site, such as by phone, through postal mail, through other live and print media, or in our capacity as a provider of investigative consumer reports. Click here to read our Statement Regarding Investigative Consumer Reporting.

This Web Site is intended for users who are located in the United States, and this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under U.S. law.

 

Right to Opt In and Opt Out

You have the right to tell us not to send certain communications to you. For example, at the time you are asked to provide Personal Information on this Web Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to, receive MG promotional correspondence. You can change your mind about receiving our promotional e-mails at any time by clicking on an opt-out link in any such message you receive. Nevertheless, please understand that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.

 

What information is collected on this Web Site?

User-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information such as e-mail addresses and other contact information from you, for example, when you contact us through our Web Site or participate in a forum or questionnaire offered on the Web Site.

Web Site Usage Information

Cookies. We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer’s or device’s hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Web Site. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information. Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web Site or certain areas or features of the Web Site.

By using our Web Site, you consent to our use of cookies as described above.

Clear GIFs. We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Web Site and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet, enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a Web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.

IP Address and Clickstream Data. Our server automatically collects data about your Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer or device by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. Using clickstream data, we may be able to learn things like the Web page from which you linked to this Web Site (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Web Site; the Web site you visit after this Web Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Web Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as your country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with your Personal Information.

Google Analytics. In addition, we use the Google Analytics™ web analytics tool to help us analyze how visitors engage with our Web Site. Google’s privacy policies regarding Google Analytics can be found at Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Any or all of these activities with regard to Web Site Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our service providers.

 

How is the Personal Information used?

We will use the Personal Information you provide to our Web Site, for example, to respond to your requests, process your orders or transactions, and to provide you with our product and service offerings. We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties.

In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of emails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by us and others that we think might interest you.

We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

 

Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information with others?

Service Providers. We may use third-party partners to help operate our Web Site and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies and fulfillment companies).

Web Site Usage and other Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may disclose Web Site Usage Information and other non-personally identifiable information regarding our users and user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and emails to third parties, including, for example, aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Legal Disclosures. We may disclose user information to government authorities and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Business Transfer. In the event that MG or substantially all of its assets are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

 

Security

While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information collected via this Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.

We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use the United States Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at privacy@mintzgroup.com.

 

Consent to Processing

By providing Personal Information to this Web Site, you consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, pursuant to U.S. law, which may provide lesser privacy protections than the laws of other countries.

 

“Linked-To” Web Sites

When you are on our Web Site you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other Web sites. These sites may collect Personal Information about you. MG does not control sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of these sites. This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of other Web sites.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this Web Site. Under certain circumstances (for example, in connection with certain material changes), we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy, or to request your consent for such changes, by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Web Site or sending you an e-mail.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at privacy@mintzgroup.com.

 

Effective Date: September 2011