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USPrivatecompanies, LLC firmly believes that the greater your level of candor when you participate in our polls, the greater the value of the tabulated results.

Therefore, we place extreme emphasis on respecting your privacy and anonymity. We sincerely hope that this becomes apparent as you read our uniquely stringent Privacy Statement below. You can respond to our poll questions with complete frankness and forthrightness because you know that no responses can be linked to any respondents.

Additionally, we carefully screen the PCO and Banker experiences shared in our Remarkable Stories Section. Comments which could conceivably be attributed to any specific Bank, Company, or Person are discarded.

We encourage you to read quite closely our Privacy Statement below and to contrast it to others. We're certain you will be pleased with how comprehensive and thorough it is. But, if you want just a quick summary, here it is:

"USPrivatecompanies, LLC does not, and will not, sell, rent, lease, lend, barter, divulge, or give away any of the information which you individually provide via this site. The only exception is that occasionally we may reference the tabulated aggregate results of our polls in our print media and lectures."

Respecting the privacy of our visitors to USPrivatecompanies.com is definitely a major priority for us. The following statement will help you understand how USPrivatecompanies, LLC collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to us on our Web site.

Links

Please note that this statement applies only to USPrivatecompanies, LLC, and not to other organizations' Web sites to which we link. Obviously when you use a link to go from USPrivatecompanies.com to another Web site, USPrivatecompanies, LLC's Privacy Statement is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which have a link on USPrivatecompanies.com, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please review the rules and policies of the other sites before proceeding. USPrivatecompanies, LLC cannot and does not make any representations about the practices and policies of these other organizations.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit USPrivatecompanies.com you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (voluntary registration) and (2) Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site. Our detailed Cookies statement is described below. USPrivatecompanies, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.

Voluntary Registration

Visitors to USPrivatecompanies.com are given the opportunity to register for free content on an opt-in basis. This obviously requires us to obtain certain information in order to provide this service. Such information appears in red on our contact pages. Notice that there are separate pages for the use of University students who have attended our lectures, as well as members of the audience at our other presentations.

Registrants will receive our free subscriptions, monthly updates about new content on our site, new Web resources we recommend, and other news of interest to Private Company Owners (PCOs) and their bankers..

Access to Poll Results:

Visitors can view the tabulations of our poll responses, and are encouraged to add their own responses to our database.

Opt-Out

It's easy to remove your name from our e-mailing list at any time. Just send an e-mail with your name and the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line to

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Tell-A-Colleague

We encourage you to inform your colleagues about USPrivatecompanies.com by using our easy referral service. Just enter your colleague's name, e-mail address and any comments, and your colleague will automatically receive a URL link back to the specific page to which you referred them. USPrivatecompanies, LLC does not capture any information from these transactions which you initiate.

Security

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. (Admittedly, we know very few 12-year-old Bankers and PCOs!)

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to

Notification of Changes

If we change this Privacy Statement we will immediately post such changes on our web site on the Privacy Statement page.

Cookies

To enable us to provide you the best possible experience when you visit USPrivatecompanies.com, and to offer continually updated information, we assign you a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer. Called a "cookie," it is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive and contains information about the user. Useage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about you while you are at our site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser - but not you - to our computers whenever you interact with USPrivatecompanies.com.

The cookies automatically gather certain usage information (e.g. the numbers and frequency of visitors to USPrivatecompanies.com and the specific areas most frequently visited on the site). We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data enables us to determine how much our customers use the several different parts of the site. We're committed to constantly improving our site to ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many visitors as possible. We will delete less popular sections and expand the content of our most popular areas. Without cookies, we would not be able to do this.

How is the information used?

The information you provide to USPrivatecompanies, LLC is used to better understand the content needs of registrants to our Web site. Our goal in collecting personal information and monitoring visitor traffic patterns is to provide you with the best available Web experience for online information of special interest to PCOs and Bankers.

As stated above, USPrivatecompanies, LLC DOES NOT SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL USERS WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.

Consent

By using our Web site you consent to the collection and use of information by USPrivatecompanies, LLC per the terms and conditions outlined in this Privacy Statement. If you ever have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement please contact us via

We sincerely hope that our site is a valuable resource for you, and that you'll join our growing community of daily visitors and opt-in members.

 

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