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
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.
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to another Web site, USPrivatecompanies, LLC's Privacy Statement is no longer
in effect.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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
on any of the pictures or links below to learn more