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Privacy Policy
Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services (Business Processes & Systems Group) is committed to protecting the confidential information of our unique visitors and participating members. We value the relationships we have with our audience and take the privacy of our users/members very seriously. Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services wants you to feel comfortable when visiting our Web site. This online privacy policy represents our general privacy approach to the information practices of our Web site.

Our approach to responsible information handling is founded on the basis of the Fair Information Practices Act, the cornerstone of which is providing notice of our information practices and other privacy aspects in order to allow individuals to make informed decisions regarding personally identifiable information. Furthermore, it is the policy of Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services to respect and protect the privacy of its users at all times.

Providing Information to Third Parties

Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services will not sell our membership list to any third party nor will we willfully provide any individual information to any vendor, supplier, advertiser or potential advertiser except as noted here:

1) Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services provides a "one-stop" information request which provides the capability to its users of receiving information from multiple vendors by completing one form. The user information collected from this form is provided to the vendors selected on the Request Information Form.

2) Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services provides the capability of using its' copyrighted feature listing to create a side-by-side feature matrix comparison of vendors selected by the registered member. When a registered user creates this feature matrix comparison, the selected vendors will be notified that the member has created a comparative feature matrix. The selected vendors will be advised on the members name, company, title, email address, phone number, affiliated association, type of software, and modules selected.

Information Collection - General Registration

When you visit our Web site, information may be requested of you in order for you to participate in our online services and to better profile our unique visitors so they can have a much more meaningful experience.

You may browse our Web site as a visitor without providing any personal information to us. However, if you want full access to the site, wish to order our online products and services, or participate in other online activities (e.g., surveys, free advice, product comparisons, etc.), we request that you provide us with some additional information about yourself.

Product/Service Purchases

Additional information is requested from users wishing to purchase products and services from our Web site. Purchasers have to provide contact information (such as name and billing address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This additional information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill customer orders. If we have trouble processing a customer order, this contact information will be used to get in touch with the user.

Security

When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card information), that information is encrypted. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, as will be the case for most of the time that a user is browsing the Web.

If you make a purchase from our site, the information obtained during your visit, and the information that you give such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to the merchant of record. These merchants have separate privacy policies, data collection practices and procedures for protecting your personally identifiable information. Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file written to a user's hard drive that contains the User ID. The cookies do not contain any personal information about users. The use of cookies is now widespread. The reason we use cookies is to save our users' time on the site and also so personalize a user's experience while revisiting the site. If a user sets up his browser to reject the cookie, he or she may still use the site although functionality will be limited.

Log Files

Logs of Web site traffic statistics are collected and include information such as IP addresses, browser types and cookie information. This information is collected to analyze trends, administer the site and to calculate overall activity. Personally identifiable traffic patterns are not disclosed to any third parties.

External Links

This Web site contains links to other sites, which redirect our users to various other websites that are consistent with the products, companies and topics found at www.software4distributors.com. Please be aware that Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these third party sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as the zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will try to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by sending an email to snelson@bswllc.com. Please allow 5 business days for all cancellations, changes etc.

Notification of Changes

If our Privacy Policy changes, we will post those changes on our Web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Statement under which the information was collected. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our members/customers and Web site visitors. Should you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or the practices of our web site, please contact us at snelson@bswllc.com.