Privacy, Trust and Terminology:
Personally Identifiable Information:
If you fill out a form on our website we'll use your provided information, such as your email address, to contact you regarding your inquiry. If you join our newsletter about marketing research opportunities you will receive email updates from us, which may also contain promotional links from our sponsors.
We do not rent, sell, or otherwise share your name or email address with any 3rd parties.
Links to Other Websites:
Some of the links on our website, or in our newsletter, may direct you to websites that are owned by other companies. We evaluate those websites to help ensure quality and functionality, however those websites have their own Privacy Policies. We have no control over those policies or websites so please use proper diligence if you provide them with your information.
Our newsletter is powered by Aweber. If you have signed up for our newsletter you can view information about how your information is kept safe here: http://www.aweber.com/permission.htm
Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
We may collect non-personally identifiable information in order to help us understand how you found and use our website (search engine and link tracking). This helps us analyze the effectiveness of our search engine presence, ads, and other sources of traffic. We may collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address ("Non-Personal Information"). Non-Personal Information cannot be easily used to personally identify you.
Cookies and Web Beacons:
A "web beacon" is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a tiny pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Website or receiving the e-mail. The cookies and web beacons we use are not linked to Personal Information.
Conversion Tracking and Pixels:
We may use third party advertisements on LocalFocusGroup.com to help support the Website. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the Website, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies:
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses "non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, please be aware that this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by following the steps here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Policy Regarding Children Under the Age of 13:
LocalFocusGroup.com complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. LocalFocusGroup.com is not intended for children under the age of 13, and LocalFocusGroup.com does not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we discover personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will eliminate that data. You are not permitted to use the Website if you are under the age of 13. By using LocalFocusGroup.com in any way, you agree to provide us with accurate information concerning your age or identity if we request it. You also agree not to assist children under the age of 13 in accessing LocalFocusGroup.com or to attempt to contact children under 13 through the Website.