Effective: June, 2011
Thank you for visiting Boardroom.com, BottomLineStores.com, BottomLinePublications.com, BottomLinePubs.com, HighEnergyForLife.com plus any other domains which may be adopted by Boardroom and/or product-based domain names used occasionally for promotional purposes by Boardroom, Inc. (the " Web Sites").
This Policy explains what information Boardroom Inc. ("Boardroom" or "we") collects on the Web Sites and how such information is used. By visiting any of the Web Sites, you signify your acceptance of this Policy.
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to providing our valuable customers with the best and most useful information available anywhere and protecting our customers' privacy. We are committed to the ethical and fair use of the information we collect
We record certain information about visitors to our Web sites for the purpose of making our Web sites more informative and useful to our customers.
We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Site(s) (e.g., while on the Site(s) or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Site(s)). Boardroom only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our free newsletters or have purchased one of our products. Boardroom collects personally identifying information from our users during online registration and online purchasing. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our free newsletters and name, postal address, and credit card information when purchasing our products. All of this information is provided to us by you.
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site(s). For example, we may collect information about your computer's connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site(s). We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie" to enhance your experience with the Site(s). Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site(s), cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site(s) where you may have entered preference information before. The Site(s) also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as "transparent GIFs") to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site(s) or open HTML-formatted email messages.
The information we collect from our Web Site(s)(s)s is limited to:
1. Use of E-mail addresses of those who communicate with us by E-mail. Our server does not collect your E-mail address unless you specifically provide it to us or communicate with us via E-mail. We will use your E-mail address to respond to your inquiries or to send you our free E-mail letters and E-promotions, if you request them. We may also use your E-mail address to correspond with you about your account or to send you information about Boardroom, and other Boardroom Web Sites and publications. We do not make your E-mail address available to other organizations for commercial purposes unless we have your consent to do so, or as otherwise described in this Policy.
2. Counts and trends regarding what pages people look at on our Web Site(s)(s)s. Example: We can determine which pages on our Web Site(s)(s)s are visited most often, and which operating systems (such as Windows® or Macintosh® OS) and Web browsers (such as Safari® or Internet Explorer® ) are the most popular. None of this information identifies you personally. We use the information in the aggregate only to improve our Web Site(s)(s)s and make them more informative.
3. Information volunteered by Site(s)(s) visitors. We collect personal information about our customers on customer service forms, subscription forms, surveys, contests and promotions. Our agents and vendors, such as database architects and E-mail broadcasters, who have access to our customers' personally identifying information, are instructed to only use this information in connection with the work they are doing for Boardroom and for no other purpose. Boardroom may disclose information by or about visitors to the Web Site(s)(s)s in order to (1) comply with applicable laws, (2) respond to governmental inquiries, (3) comply with valid legal process, and (4) protect the rights or property of Boardroom.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online - for example on message boards, web logs, through email, in comments to posts, or in chat areas - that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.
Be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Site(s) or the public.
Children's Privacy Statement
This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site(s). We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site(s), we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site(s).
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site(s), we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site(s).
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site(s), we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site(s)'s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
For those who specifically request it/them, we send E-mail letter(s) at various time intervals (from four to up to seven times each week) with newly written and edited material about a variety of subjects which may change from time-to-time. Additionally, we send an E-mail (typically weekly) that gives readers the opportunity to preview a specific Boardroom product or a third-party product that helps people enrich the quality of their lives. We also send occasional E-mail letters for special events, such as holidays, to those who have requested our E-mail letter. If you do not want to receive this/these E-mail in the future, please let us know by filling out this form. Please understand that processing this request may take a few days and you may receive newsletters during this time. We appreciate your understanding during this process.
BOARDROOM SPECIAL OFFERS
For those who specifically request it, we occasionally E-mail special offers from Boardroom and from third parties. If you do not want to receive these special offers by E-mail from Boardroom in the future, please let us know by filling out this form. Please understand that processing this request may take a few days and you may receive offers during this time. We appreciate your understanding during this process.
If you supply us with your postal address online, or if you are a print subscriber, you may receive periodic postal mailings from us with information about new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let us know by filling out this form. Please understand that processing this request may take a few days and you may receive postal mailings during this time. We appreciate your understanding during this process.
You may also receive postal mailings from other companies that Boardroom believes might interest you. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings please let us know by filling out this form. Please understand that processing this request may take a few days and you may receive postal mailings during this time. We appreciate your understanding during this process.
If you would like to reduce the amount of unsolicited postal mail you receive, you can have your name and address added to the Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service. To add your name, just write to the following address or visit their Web site at www.the-dma.org (search for Mail Preference Service in their Consumer section). Be sure to include any different spellings or arrangements your name and address might have taken in the mailings you've received.
Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
LINKING OF INFORMATION
Boardroom may combine information provided by customers with information obtained from other independent sources. This will allow Boardroom to provide customers with more relevant services and promotional offers.
CONSENT TO PROCESSING
By providing information to Boardroom on any of the Web Site(s)(s)s, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in, and the transfer of such information to, the United States and other countries or territories, in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Boardroom takes reasonable precautions to safeguard information transmitted between users and the Web Site(s)(s)s. Certain pages of the Web Site(s)(s)s, including those that offer users the opportunity to provide credit card information for purchases, use Secured Socket Layers encryption. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open communications network, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Boardroom and information stored on our servers will be free from unauthorized access. Users understand and acknowledge this risk when communicating with, and providing information to, the Site(s)(s).
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
As Boardroom continues to explore new business opportunities, it may need to, and reserves the right to, transfer and assign customer contact and Site(s)(s) usage information collected on the Site(s) to one or more affiliated and unaffiliated entities as part of a business transaction.