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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 5 business days for all cancellations, changes etc.
Notification of Changes