Last Updated: 22 JAN 2024
Personal and Non-Personal Information
What Is Non-Personal Information and How Is It Collected and Used?
Non-personal information refers to data that cannot identify you personally. When you visit our Website to access information such as details about our services, we may gather specific non-personal information from your web browser. Since non-personal information cannot be linked to your identity in any way, we have the freedom to use or share it without constraints.
What Is Personal Information and How Is It Collected?
Personal information refers to data that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and fax number. We may collect personal information from you through various methods, including:
We may utilize cookies and related technologies, such as web beacons, to gather information on our Website. A cookie is a small text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server, which cannot run programs or deliver viruses. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by the web server that issued them. They serve to simplify user experiences, such as remembering your information for future visits.
A web beacon is a small graphic image used to monitor and collect information about web page viewers, including their browser type, IP address, and viewing time. We may use web beacons to count visitors, track user navigation on our Website, and monitor email opens and interactions.
You have the option to accept or decline cookies, although most web browsers automatically accept them. Modifying your browser settings can allow you to decline cookies, but doing so may limit the functionality of our Website’s interactive features.
How Is Personal Information Used?
We may retain and utilize the personal information collected from or about you for various purposes, including but not limited to:
Personal information collected online may be combined with information from other sources, with personal identifiers removed, rendering it non-personal information. We may also use personal information to protect our rights, property, safety, or to comply with legal obligations.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with corporate events such as sales, mergers, dissolutions, or acquisitions. For certain transactions, our third-party service vendors (e.g., credit card companies, clearinghouses, and banks) may directly collect personal information from you to facilitate your transaction. However, we do not control their use of such information, and they are required to disclose their use policies before collecting it.
In cases where we are legally compelled, we may disclose your personal information in response to court orders, subpoenas, search warrants, laws, regulations, or other legal processes. Additionally, we may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting website visitors who violate our rules or engage in harmful or illegal behavior.
Communication Using Personal Information
We may periodically contact you via email, mail, or telephone to provide information on programs, products, services, or content that may interest you. Some Website features enable you to communicate with us through online forms, and if your communication requests a response, we may reply via email. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the security of our emails from unauthorized interception.
Security of Personal Information
We implement accepted technology and operational security standards to safeguard personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized personnel and third-party vendors have access to your personal information, and they are required to treat it confidentially. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized individuals will not access your personal information.
Our Website may contain links to external websites that provide information we consider interesting. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites.
Our Website may include public discussions on various business valuation topics. Please exercise caution when posting information in these discussions, as any data you disclose becomes public. We are not responsible for third-party actions related to information collected from public forums on our Website.
Access, Changes, and Deletion of Personal Information
You may access, correct, update, or delete any personally identifiable information you have submitted to our Website. Additionally, you can unsubscribe from mailing lists or registrations on our Website. To do so, follow the instructions provided on the respective page where you submitted your information or contact us directly.
We do not intentionally collect personal information (e.g., name or email address) from children under the age of 13. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under 13, please contact us.