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Our Privacy Policy

We respect and are committed to protecting our subscribers' and visitors' privacy. That's why we have adopted the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are outlined in this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for Thoughtshapers.com's Web site.

What information are you collecting and how are
you collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" or IP address. When a visitor requests a page from Thoughtshapers.com's Web site, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of M&A’s Web sites or to cooperate with law enforcement. We don’t collect this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers cannot and, therefore, do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

How will you use my e-mail address?

We maintain a serious "No-Spam" policy. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy. In addition to automatically sending opted-in e-mail subscribers feature story updates through our partnership with Feedblitz.com, we may from time to time send e-mail announcing new Thoughtshapers.com-related announcements. Except as stated above, Thoughtshapers.com will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive.

What are cookies?

From time to time, Thoughtshapers.com may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small bit of data that is sent to your Internet browser from an Internet server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data that is residing on your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. We may use cookies to identify which areas of M&A's Web sites you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside
third parties?

Thoughtshapers.com will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1) Cooperate with the investigations of suspected unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law... or comply with legal process served on Thoughtshapers.com or any of its contributors, authors
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the Thoughtshapers.com Web site and any related properties, or Thoughtshapers.com's contributors, authors

3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the Thoughtshapers.com Web site

Thoughtshapers.com uses reasonable precautions to keep users' information disclosed to it secure. Thoughtshapers.com reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or part of Thoughtshapers.com's assets. Thoughtshapers.com is not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their own users.

Subscriber’s consent to this agreement

By using Thoughtshapers.com, you consent to the collection and use of information by Thoughtshapers.com as specified above. We reserve the right to modify this policy and will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what situations we disclose it. Please send any questions about M&A's Privacy Policy to: privacy at thoughtshapers.com.