The Georgia SBDC Network is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Georgia SBDC Network Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Georgia SBDC Network website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Georgia SBDC Network collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Georgia SBDC Network also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Georgia SBDC Network. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Georgia SBDC Network for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Georgia SBDC Network Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Georgia SBDC Network public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Georgia SBDC Network does not read any of your private online communications.

The Georgia SBDC Network encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Georgia SBDC Network so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Georgia SBDC Network is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the The Georgia SBDC Network and The Georgia SBDC Network family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The Georgia SBDC Network collects and uses your personal information to operate the The Georgia SBDC Network Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Georgia SBDC Network also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Georgia SBDC Network and its affiliates. The Georgia SBDC Network may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Georgia SBDC Network does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Georgia SBDC Network may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Georgia SBDC Network may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Georgia SBDC Network, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Georgia SBDC Network does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Georgia SBDC Network keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within The Georgia SBDC Network, in order to determine what The Georgia SBDC Network services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Georgia SBDC Network to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Georgia SBDC Network Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Georgia SBDC Network or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Georgia SBDC Network; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Georgia SBDC Network, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The The Georgia SBDC Network Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Georgia SBDC Network pages, or register with The Georgia SBDC Network site or services, a cookie helps The Georgia SBDC Network to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Georgia SBDC Network Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Georgia SBDC Network features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Georgia SBDC Network services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Georgia SBDC Network secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Georgia SBDC Network secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The Georgia SBDC Network will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Georgia SBDC Network encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Georgia SBDC Network is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Georgia SBDC Network welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Georgia SBDC Network has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Georgia SBDC Network here. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

 

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