The Busa Consulting Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2013

1. INTRODUCTION

Busa Consulting LLC wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from all sources including in connection with our websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), electronic newsletters and widgets (collectively the "Busa Consulting Online Services") that link to this Privacy Policy. If there is a conflict between this Policy and a Busa Consulting Online Services subscription agreement, the Busa Consulting Online Services subscription agreement will take precedence.

This Policy describes Busa Consulting's collection and use of users' Personal Information. It also describes generally Busa Consulting's practices for handling Other Information (e.g., interests, demographics and services usage) collected through our Busa Consulting Online Services or from a third party to the extent such information is associated with a particular device, user or user account. By using the Busa Consulting Online Services or by providing personal information to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

The Busa Consulting Online Services are a network of general audience sites, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 14 years of age.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Busa Consulting and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:

Personal Information

"Personal Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, credit or debit card number.

Personal Information from You

We collect Personal Information when, for example, you register for or subscribe to certain products or services, create a profile, take a survey, visit our Busa Consulting Online Services, use an interactive feature, or participate in a community forum.

Other Information

"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, app usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information.

Other Information You Submit

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, zip code, birthday, education, occupation, and interests.

Other Information We Receive from Third Parties

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.

Other Information We Collect Automatically When You are Online

When you access and interact with our Busa Consulting Online Services, we and our service providers may automatically collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Busa Consulting Online Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Busa Consulting Online Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device ("UDID"), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.

Busa Consulting and our service providers also may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) when you visit or use the Busa Consulting Online Services. Third parties that support the Busa Consulting Online Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect Other Information.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information.

Users can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.edu.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through our Busa Consulting Online Services.

3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information. We may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.

To improve the quality of our products and services and to personalize your experience by presenting content, products and offers tailored to you, we may also combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information relating to your use of other services and websites. In addition, we may supplement the Personal and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from business partners.

We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products and services and features to you, including: to process and fulfill your subscription, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, to allow you to comment on content, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. We also may use the information we collect to contact you. Busa Consulting may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services. To help make these promotional materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you promotional materials. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from us, you can change your account setting through the appropriate link on the website account services page or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notifications that you may not opt-out of, such as renewal notices and notifications of changes to Busa Consulting products and services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app. We may also use your information to respond to inquiries or requests you make to us.

We may also use your information to protect the rights of Busa Consulting and others. Busa Consulting may use your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Busa Consulting, our agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.

4. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

Information Made Public Through Use of Our Services and User Privacy Settings

Certain features on the Busa Consulting Online Services give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. When you use these features, you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, user name, location, email address, profile information, picture, likes, status, and comments, including any political or religious or other beliefs you express, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Busa Consulting Online Services. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.

Our Disclosure of Information

Busa Consulting LLC and its subsidiaries may share your Personal Information with one another, as well as with Busa Consulting Affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including for each company's marketing purposes. Users who visit Busa Consulting Affiliates’ services should still refer to their separate privacy policies, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy. Busa Consulting LLC is the party responsible for the management of the jointly-used Personal Information.

In addition, we may share your Personal Information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. We share your Personal Information:

To manage subscriptions. If your subscription is provided in whole or in part by your employer or other third party, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. When providing these notices, we may reveal limited amounts of your Personal Information such as your name or email address.

To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing our services. We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing payments; fulfilling orders; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These outside service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us.

To provide co-branded services and features. We may offer co-branded services or features, such as conferences, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions together with a third party ("Co-Branded Services"). These Co-Branded Services may be hosted on the Busa Consulting Online Services or on the third party's service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the Co-Branded Service with the third party. The third party's use of your information will be governed by the third party's privacy policy.

If you subscribe solely to any other Busa Consulting Online Service, we may share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for such parties' own marketing purposes if you have given us permission to do so.

To allow social sharing functionality. If you log in with or connect a social media service account with a Busa Consulting Online Service, we may share your user name, picture, and likes, as well as your activities and comments with other Busa Consulting Online Services users and with your friends associated with your social media service. We may also share the same information with the social media service provider. By logging in with or connecting your Busa Consulting Online Services account and your social media service, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, other users and your friends, and you understand that the social media service's use of the shared information will be governed by the social media service's privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your Busa Consulting Online Services account, and do not participate in social sharing on the Busa Consulting Online Services.

To protect the rights of Busa Consulting and others. There may be instances when Busa Consulting may disclose your Personal Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Busa Consulting, our Busa Consulting Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our products and services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Busa Consulting sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Busa Consulting may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

5. SECURITY

Busa Consulting uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting Customer Service in accordance with the instructions below.

6. HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

You can access or modify your registration or subscription profile information and modify your marketing preferences by contacting Customer Service, as indicated below. Most subscribers and registered users can also update their Personal Information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections of our websites. Please note that if you have subscribed or registered for more than one of our publications or services, you may need to update your information for each separately.

You may also contact Busa Consulting Customer Service at support@busaconsultingllc.com.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at support@busaconsultingllc.com and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.

7. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Updates to Privacy Policy. Busa Consulting may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Busa Consulting Online Services. Your use of the Busa Consulting Online Services or your provision of personal information to use following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Location of Data. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our products and services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.

Data Retention. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Collection of Personal Financial Information by a Payment Service. In some cases, we may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or make payments (“Payment Service”). If you wish to purchase a product or make a payment in such a case, you will be directed to a Payment Service webpage. Any information that you provide to a Payment Service will be subject to the applicable Payment Service’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any Payment Service’s use of information collected through any Payment Service.

Linked Services. The Busa Consulting Online Services may also be linked to sites operated by third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games or applications developed and maintained by third parties. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with a Busa Consulting logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us.

8. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@busaconsultingllc.com.

We ask that you not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or criminal background) when contacting us.