Privacy Policy

Welcome to TCBmag.com
Thank you for visiting TCBmag.com, a Twin Cities Business website. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. We want you to be aware of any user information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. To that end, we collect and use information throughout TCBmag.com only as disclosed in this privacy policy. This statement applies solely to information collected on this website, TCBmag.com.

TCBmag.com is created, edited, and maintained by MSP Communications, publisher of Twin Cities Business, 220 S. 6th Street, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

By visiting our site, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service statement, which can also be found on this site. These policies are governed by Minnesota state law. Please read both statements carefully and make sure that you understand and agree with these policies before using or registering with any of our sites. If you do not agree with the terms of these policies, please do not use or visit this site.

Information Collected
TCBmag.com collects personal information about its visitors only in cases in which we expressly ask for it and visitors supply it willingly. We will sell or transfer the information we collect to a third party only when we expressly state our intention to do so at the time and place at which we collect the information.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of TCBmag.com, notify visitors about updates to our site, and is never shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Information Shared
Information that is shared with corporate sponsors and partners of TCBmag.com—which is done so only after receiving the consent of the visitor—is general information not of a personal nature and is only shared for demographic purposes (for example, to inform partners of the average age of site visitors, what geographical area yields the most visitors, etc.).

Links
This site contains links to other sites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. (Please refer to the Terms of Service notice for other information on links.)

Cookies
In order to serve you in the best capacity possible, we use "cookies" to store and to, on occasion, track user information. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies contain distinct numbers that allow TCBmag.com to recognize your computer; this technology lets us keep a record of the usernames and passwords of registered visitors. You are then ensured that every time after the first time that you visit the site you won’t have to re-enter your information, because it will be remembered. We also use cookies to make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly when you visit our site.

The help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don't accept cookies, you won't be able to fully take advantage of various features available on TCBmag.com.

Our advertising and marketing partners may also use their own cookies; we are not responsible for their activities and policies on the issue.

Magazine Subscription Order Form
TCBmag.com contains an order form for subscriptions to Twin Cities Business; we require information from you if you are using the order form to subscribe to the magazine. Information asked of you will include contact information (such as name, e-mail, and shipping address), and possibly financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). If we have trouble processing an order, we use the information to contact you. This information is used for shipping and billing purposes and to fill your order. We will disclose your name, address and transaction information to our fulfillment partner in order to effect the transaction and send you the product you have ordered, and we will disclose your credit card details to the relevant bank or credit card company in order to complete the transaction.

Subscribing to Twin Cities Business will require you to complete a demographic questionnaire about you and your company. The data is used in a number of ways, to include the following:

1. Used to improve the content of Twin Cities Business
2.Used to notify subscribers about requalification and renewal
3. Used for marketing Twin Cities Business and Twin Cities Business-sponsored products and services
4. Used by our circulation audit bureau to verify demographic statistics
5. Used for research surveys
6. Used by Twin Cities Business editors for consultation with readers

Postal addresses may be rented to selected outside firms for promotional purposes. Users are required to target their offers carefully.

Telephone and fax numbers of Twin Cities Business subscribers are used by TCB to collect renewal and requalification data. Telephone and fax numbers are not rented to outside firms.

Your e-mail address will be used to notify you of subscription expiration and will contain renewal instructions. They also may be used for TCB surveys conducted by our own research team and offers that we think may interest you. E-mail addresses are not rented to outside firms. When you provide your e-mail address to us, you agree to receive e-mail only from TCB. We allow you to "opt-out" of receiving e-mail fromTCB at the time you subscribe and within each e-mail you receive.

Registration
In order to use this site, visitors are not required to complete our registration form.

If a visitor chooses to register, however, certain contact information must be provided; we never sell this information, and we only provide it to our partners when we expressly state our intention to do so at the time and place at which we collect the information. It is gathered for the purposes of contacting you about services on TCBmag.com for which you have expressed interest, and as mentioned previously, to make your experience on the site more efficient and catered to your needs. It is optional for the user to provide personal information (income level, gender, etc.), and unique identifiers (username, password, etc.). Giving additional information enhances service and provides you with a more individualized experience on our site, but is not necessary for efficient usage of TCBmag.com.

Children
TCBmag.com is not intended for use by minors, especially children under the age of thirteen. In order to protect them, children are not permitted to register for the site; provide any personal information; purchase subscriptions; or use our public discussion areas, forums, and chats without the permission of their parents or legal guardians.

You should encourage your children not to use our site, because if they disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas or on our blogs, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. If you're worried about your children's activities on our site, we encourage you to e-mail our Privacy Policy Coordinator at technicalsupport@tcbmag.

E-Newsletters
We publish e-newsletters; we never sell or share our subscribers' e-mail addresses.

All e-mail newsletters sent by MSP Communications are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. All e-mails contain a valid opt-out mechanism, the valid postal address of MSP Communications, an operative return address, and an accurate and explanative subject line. At any time, subscribers may cancel their subscription to any e-mail list by sending us an e-mail.

Security
This website has security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information under tcbmag.com’s control. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, and while we strive to protect your personal information, TCBmag.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you convey to us; you do so at your own risk. Once TCBmag.com receives your information, we make the best effort possible to ensure your security within the confines of this site.

Postings and Privacy
Any information you include in a message you post to any message board, discussion group blog, or other public posting area on our site is available to anyone with Internet access. You submit postings, photographs, etc., at your own risk; please take the necessary precautions when taking part in such activities. For example, if you don't want people to know your name or email address, make sure not to include that information in any message you post publicly. For more information on material posted by users on the site, please see the Terms of Service agreement.

Policy Changes
TCBmag.com reserves the right to change any or all of the Privacy Policy at any time without notice or liability to users. If we append to or make changes concerning our privacy practices online, however, we will post those changes within this P rivacy Policy. The most recent version of this Privacy Policy can be found at TCB mag.com. You agree that any subsequent use by you of this site following changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of all such changes. This policy was last updated on August 11, 2007.

If any conflicts or disputes arise with our Privacy Policy, we commit to resolve it within 24 to 48 hours. Should a situation such as this occur, users may contact us at the e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number listed below.

If you have any general questions about this Privacy Policy, please also feel free to contact us at:technicalsupport@mspcommunications.com.

Twin Cities Business
MSP Communications
220 S. 6th Sreet, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-7571
Fax: 612-339-5806

Copyright 2007 TCBmag.com, Twin Cities Business, MSP Communications

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