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Privacy Policy
Effective as of Tuesday, February 1, 2011 (the "Effective Date")

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to "The Aventura Business Monthly," "," and "" (collectively "The Company"). It does not apply to other online or offline websites, products, or services we publish. This Policy explains what information we collect about you and what, if anything, we do with it. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, and we will notify you of any material changes to the Policy by posting the new Policy herein and changing concurrently the "Effective Date" at the top. We may also use alternative methods to alert you of changes made to the Policy. We encourage you to check this page often for modifications. By using or navigating any of The Company's sites or any portion of its sites, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this Policy or any modified Policy as posted. If you do not agree to these terms, your sole recourse is to exit this website immediately.

We collect personal information that you provide to us such as your name, e-mail address, street address and telephone number. In the event you make an online purchase, we also will collect your credit card number, credit card expiration date and banking information. We generally collect this personal information on our registration and order forms when you sign up to receive products or services. When you participate in special events such as contests and polls, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail, user-name and password, telephone number and date of birth. We may also collect information from Internet polls/surveys if you choose to participate, such as age, gender and your income level.

On a continual basis, The Company collects anonymous demographic information about you, including your IP address, zip code and the browser/operating system you are using to access our sites. We also collect information regarding your use of the sites through the use of cookies. If you send us any correspondence, such as e-mails or handwritten letters, we may collect such information into a file specific to you and maintain a record or notes of communication(s) with you regarding your account or site-usage. If you choose to post messages, comments or other information in one of the public forums on this or any of our sites, we will maintain such information about you as you choose to disclose in your public comments.

We use your information in order to process credit card payments, to fulfill subsequent orders, to facilitate your use of our site(s), to communicate with you, and to provide you with information about "The Aventura Business Monthly's" partners and third-party companies. We also use your information to compile broad demographic and site usage information for our advertisers and/or sponsors. None of the information we provide to any third-party could ever be used to identify you or any member of your household, personally. If you choose to opt-in to any of our newsletters or other correspondence, we will use your e-mail address to contact you when necessary and appropriate.

We will use IP addresses and anonymous demographic information to tailor readers' experiences by showing content we believe will be of interest to you. Anonymous demographic information is shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis, and is never sold or otherwise distributed. We also use information collected to evaluate and improve our services. We may develop and use, at our sole discretion, consumer research, which may be based on your use of our services (i.e., point-of-entry pages, point-of-exit pages, duration of time spent on website, etc).

Personal information collected through this website is stored and processed in the United States and by using this website you consent, if applicable, to any such transfer of information outside of your country to the United States. In some cases, we will share anonymous demographic information we collect with third-party companies that offer products or services in which we believe you may have interest. We also share this information with third parties with which we partner to co-promote and/or administer giveaways, sweepstakes and contests herein.

We may also share information we collect with third-party service providers to manage specific components of services we provide, such as maintaining our web servers and processing/fulfilling orders for products and services you have purchased herein. No one younger than the age of 13 is allowed to view our website. As such, we never knowingly will collect any personal information from persons under the age of 13. We will always disclose information whenever required to do so by law, court order/subpoena or governmental authority, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is otherwise necessary or advisable, including to bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with the rights or property of The Company, another reader of this website, or anyone else who could be harmed, defamed, or libeled by such activities.

In the event of a change in ownership or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity or company, be it foreign or abroad, we reserve the right to transfer all user-information collected in connection with this website, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, to said entity/company. We will notify you of such a transfer, and you may choose to modify your registration information at that time and any time thereafter. Content published in our chat rooms, posting forums, and message boards is available for global public consumption. We therefore caution readers to never disclose any of their own personal information such as name, address, date of birth, or telephone number. We assume no risk or liability for any of the content posted by readers on this website.

Cookies are small files generated by web servers and stored on your computer for future access. We use cookie technology to enhance your online experience by making facilitating the process by which you navigate our pages. Cookies can be disabled at your discretion. We always will take reasonable precautions to maintain the security of any information obtained from and about you and to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. Our third-party payment processors provide you with a secure web page through which you will tender billing information. Nonetheless, we are not responsible for any third-party's handling/use/misuse/possession of your information. We hold your personally identifiable information in a secure location behind a firewall with limited administrative access.

Remember that your subscriber account is secured by a password that you create. Do not share your password with anyone at any time. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential, and we will not be held liable for any loss or misuse. You may modify your personal information by e-mailing our office at:

We understand the importance of protecting your privacy. If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of our website and/or The Company or your interaction with, please contact us.

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