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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice
Business Exit Forum, Inc. (“BEF”) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. Information from website visitors is collected primarily to help better serve BEF members and clients. BEF has adopted the following policy in order to protect online privacy:

What Information does BEF Collect?
When you visit BEF’s website, BEF collects and stores information, including visitor IP addresses, the username you use to log in to restricted areas of the site, the names of all sections of the site that you view or download, and the dates and times of access. BEF provides its members with access to restricted areas of its website. Your login information should never be shared with anyone. BEF collects basic contact information from you when you request access to the member area of the BEF website.

How does BEF Use Data Collected?
BEF Member Services and Products. Generally, BEF uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; to develop new products and services; to directly contact site visitors; and to further BEF’s nonprofit purposes at its discretion. Additionally, BEF uses collected information to maintain security and to evaluate traffic patterns on our site.

BEF Member Data. BEF member data is used for BEF-to-member communications. Membership data is occasionally sold by BEF to third parties determined by BEF to be reputable and who offer products or services that may be of interest to BEF members.

Credit Card Account Information. BEF does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, BEF submits the information needed to secure payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does BEF Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for future use. BEF uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. If the user declines the attachment of a cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables BEF to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites?
The BEF website contains links to other web sites. BEF has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Types of Integrity/Security Does BEF Employ?
BEF uses encryption and other technology to store personal information gathered online in an attempt to provide a secure environment that is protected from unauthorized third party access, alteration, theft, or misuse.

What Obligations do Visitors of the Website Owe to BEF?
Every visitor to the BEF website agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BEF, its officers, directors, employees, agents and members, from any loss, damage or claim arising directly or indirectly from: 1) relating to the visitor’s use of the website, 2) the visitor’s breach of this Privacy Policy or any other terms and conditions governing use of the BEF website, and 3) the visitor’s submissions and/or postings to the website.

What Means of Redress are Available?
If any user suspects that BEF has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by email.



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