III. Collection, Use and Retention of User Information. When you visit our Site you may provide us with two types of information: 1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and 2) web site use information collected as you browse our Site.
1. Personal Information — Our Use of Information That You Provide Us.
A. General Policy.
Broadly speaking, we may use your personal information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing you with newsletters and other information and updates. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our users' personal information. If you desire not to receive these commercial electronic communications from us you may click the link provided at the bottom of the emails or contact our privacy officer listed below.
1. Web Site Use Information.
Similar to other commercial web sites, our Site may utilize a standard technology called "Cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how our Site is used.
A. What Are Cookies?
"Cookies" are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Information gathered through Cookies and web server logs may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our Site. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
B. How We Use Information We Collect from Cookies.
We may use web site browser software tools such as Cookies and web server logs to gather information about our Site users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve our Site and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Site to better meet the needs of our members and prospective members. Since the sites of By Referral Only uses temporary Cookies, they will be deleted when you close your browser program.
1. Disclosure of Information.
Any communication or material you transmit to the Site, other than non-public personally identifiable information, by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments or suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post, other than non-public personally identifiable information, becomes the property of By Referral Only and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcasting and posting.
B. Use of Member Client and Contact Lists.
C. Viewing of Member Client and Contact Lists.
D. Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
1. Other Web Sites Linked to Our Site.
We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our Site nor the information or content contained therein. This remains true even when the linked site appears within the parameters or window/frame of our Site. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Site.
We require members to enter a unique username and password each time a member accesses the Site. Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their login information. This Site takes reasonable precautions to protect your information. When our order forms and software tools prompt you to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number or your client contact information), transmission of your information is encrypted through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for server authentication and data encryption. By Referral Only, Inc. is certified to process secure transactions by VeriSign.
2. Message Boards.
3. Children's Privacy.
Our Site is not intended for the use of children. We do not knowingly market to, or solicit data from, children.
President and Chief Executive Officer
By Referral Only, Inc.