We’re in the business of helping you do business. Our goal is to allow our members to grow their businesses by sharing professional identities, participating in professional networks, exchanging professional insights, posting and reviewing relevant content, and finding business opportunities through online lead generation, email marketing services, and targeted advertising.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT
MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13, and MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM does not target its Sites to children. Only persons who are more than 18 years old or an emancipated minor may use the Sites. By accessing the Sites, you are legally acknowledging that you are over the age of 18 or an emancipated minor. If you are under the age of 18, you don't have the legal right to access the Sites.
California Shine the Light Law
California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once per calendar year, information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. To obtain this information from us, please contact us, and choose "Request for California Privacy Information" for the subject of your message, and we will send you a reply e-mail containing the requested information. Not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
We have implemented industry-standard security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you may provide. Access to your data on the MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM website is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information, if any) is protected by SLL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM site. We also periodically monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, consistent with industry standards. You should be aware, however, that since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you submit to the Site. There's also no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It's your responsibility to protect the security and integrity of your account details, including your username and password. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM website users are not encrypted, so you should not communicate any confidential information through these means.
THE TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
On some pages of the Sites, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, create personal or business profiles, post business opportunities, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications, but we do not retain this information on our servers. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services are provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to the Company may provide support for these financial activities. We may share your personal information with these partners to facilitate these transactions.
MX Member Net Information
Once you've become a member, you may choose to provide additional information in the MX Member Net or other areas of the site, such as your business or marketing objections, pricing information, sales information, details about your business, your profile picture, etc. This information that you voluntarily provide may be seen by other users.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM Site.
MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the Sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our Sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Log Files and IP Addresses
We may collect information from the devices and networks that you use to visit the Site in order to help improve the services we provide. Every time you request or download a file from the Site, MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes. When you access or leave the Site by clicking on a hyperlink, we receive the URL from the site from which you last visited or the one to which you're directed. We may receive the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your computer or proxy server used to access the site, your operating system, the type of browser you used, and the type of device and/or operating system you use, your mobile device carrier or your ISP. We also may receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up in order to customize your experience based on location information.
The Site also may use web beacons and other technologies, such as pixels and ad tags, to collect non-personal information about your use of our Site and the Sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Site and selected sponsors' and members' sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. We do not share personally identifiable information with any third-party advertisers, but we may show you sponsored content from our members and affiliates.
The site may allow for the use of clickstream data collection. Clickstream analysis is the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting aggregate data about which pages visitors visit in what order based on mouse clicks each user makes. Clickstream analysis is useful for web activity analysis and other functions that help us, our affiliates, and our partners to understand how you use our Site.
As new technologies emerge, MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may be able to improve our services or provide you with new ones, which means that MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may create new ways to collect information on the Sites. If we offer a new service or new features to our existing Site, for example, these changes may result in our collecting new information in order to improve your user experience.
When you use a location-enable device, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We also may use various locations to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Administrators and Moderators
We may collect information when you use the Site, such as when you join and participate in any group, participate in any polls or surveys, or otherwise interact with other users within the community.
Links to Third-Party Sites and Services
We may receive information when you use your account to log into a third-party site or application in order to recommend tailored content or advertising to you and to improve your user experience on our Sites. We may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to third parties to measure Internet traffic and usage patterns.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Consent to Use by MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM
MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of our organization, MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM members, and to facilitate business collaboration. When accessing the Sites, your personal user information may be tracked by MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Communications from MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM
We use the information you provide to customize your experience on the Sites. We may communicate with you using email or other means available to us regarding the availability of services, service-related issues, or promotional messages that we believe may be of interest to you. We may, for example, send you welcome messages, emails regarding new features or services, targeted advertisements, and other promotional information from MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM, or our affiliates, members, and partners. You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM by following the instructions contained in the email. As long as you're a registered user, however, you can't opt out of receiving service messages from us. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may also use personal information in order to customize content on the site to you, such as news relevant to you or to your industry or MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM.
Communications from Others
Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure Site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, business opportunities, research, and the free exchange of information among our members. Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose on our Site, such as forums, message boards, job postings, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
Sharing Information with Members, Affiliates, and Business Partners
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Our goal is to grow your business by connecting you with others. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM helps you search for other professionals, companies, groups, and business and employment opportunities and allows others to search for you. Information you put on your profile and any content you post on the Sites will be seen by others. In keeping with our open process, MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may maintain publicly accessible archives for our activities. For example, posting an email to any of MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM's hosted mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters, joining a local exchange community, may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
Content contained on the Sites may result in display of some of your personal information outside of MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM. For example, when you post content to an exchange that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor and your email address, may be displayed in search engine results. In addition, your public profile may be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name.
You are responsible for any information you post on the Sites, and this content may be accessible to others. Accordingly, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose on the Sites can be read, collected, and used by other users and visitors to our exchanges. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM is not responsible for the information you choose to submit on the Sites.
Polls and Surveys
MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may conduct polls and surveys of our users, and your participation in this type of research is at your sole discretion. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may follow up with you regarding your participation in this research. You may at any time opt out of participating in our polls and surveys.
YOUR OPTIONS AND OBLIGATIONS
Rights to access, correct, or delete your information; closing your account. You may access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM regarding your profile or close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account, all of your content may remain visible on the Site.
You should be aware that information that you've shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other users have copied or exported out of the Sites, because this information may not be in our organization's control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
Your ObligationsBe respectful and courteous. MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM is a community group, and you have certain obligations both to the MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM and to your fellow users.
You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or that may be deemed to be defamatory, injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or that may otherwise violate the purpose and community spirit of MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM, or its members.
From time to time MARKETINGEXCHANGE.COM may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.