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Privacy Policy

The Whit Group, LLC (“The Whit Group“) operates thewhitgroup.com and may operate other websites. It is The Whit Group’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Whit Group collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Whit Group’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Whit Group’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Whit Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Whit Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thewhitgroup.com blogs/sites. The Whit Group only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Whit Group’s websites choose to interact with The Whit Group in ways that require The Whit Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Whit Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thewhitgroup.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Whit Group are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Whit Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Whit Group. The Whit Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Whit Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Whit Group may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Whit Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Whit Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Whit Group’s behalf or to provide services available at The Whit Group’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Whit Group’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Whit Group will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Whit Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Whit Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Whit Group, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Whit Group website and have supplied your email address, The Whit Group may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Whit Group and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Whit Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Whit Group uses cookies to help The Whit Group identify and track visitors, their usage of The Whit Group website, and their website access preferences. The Whit Group visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Whit Group’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Whit Group’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Whit Group, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Whit Group goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Whit Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Whit Group may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Whit Group’s sole discretion. The Whit Group encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a thewhitgroup.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.