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Privacy Policy

OGnition LLC. ("we," "us" or "OGnition") is firmly committed to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website (the "Website") and use of our service ("Service"). By using the Website, you accept this Privacy Statement and agree to the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice and such changes become effective once a revised Privacy Policy is posted on our Website. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Accordingly, you should review this Privacy Statement from time to time for changes.

The protection of your privacy is very important and we have adopted the following practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information.

Information We Gather

Registration

If you register with the Site, we collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or the account you set up with OGnition (your "Account"). At this time, the most information you would be required to submit is your name, password, and email address. Other information requested on our Registration page is optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. We may supplement Personal Information you provide us with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.

Password

Use of portions of the Site requires you to establish a user name and password. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining your password as confidential and for any activity that occurs on your Account as a result of you sharing your password with another or failing to protect it. OGnition is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password.

Online Surveys and Contests

Occasionally, OGnition may conduct User surveys to collect information about our Users' preferences. These surveys are optional, and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. These surveys may be conducted by and processed through third parties. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. Except with respect to any survey partners, none of the survey results are shared with third parties in a personally identifiable form. The demographic information that OGnition collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to help us improve our Site and services to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Site and services. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.

Cookies

We use your IP address to help us maintain our site, identify problems with our server, and to provide you with an enhanced experience. We do use cookies to identify traffic that comes through advertising, to facilitate a more user friendly experience, to track aggregate site usage patterns for analytics and troubleshooting purposes, detect fraud and to protect both You and OGnition. The use of cookies is a very common practice on the Internet and provides for a more customized user experience of the Website. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you are uncomfortable with this, you can disable all cookies through your browser settings. However, should you choose to disable all cookies, this will impact and/or prevent your ability to access and use the Service.

OGnition links up with third-party social, analytics and advertising companies which may use cookies to collect information about other sites you have visited. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies. The companies that we directly link with are:

Linkedin, Privacy policy

Google, Privacy policy

Twitter, Privacy policy

Facebook, Privacy policy

While registering and creating a profile, you will be given the option of uploading photos to your profile. The type of photos you upload may clearly identify you.

Email Feature and Referral Program

OGnition lets you easily connect your Profile to colleagues/friends/affiliates via email. OGnition also offers the ability to send colleagues/friends/affiliates emails to OGnition. If you choose to use either feature, we will use your email address to copy you on the message or to send on the email your behalf, and you hereby grant permission for such use.

Public Information

As part of a registration, you may set up a profile describing yourself and your business. This profile will be publicly available as a default. You will have the ability to hide Personal Information under your Profile Settings. Once you choose to hide your profile, it may take some time for the search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.) to cycle out their cached search results, which may temporarily contain your Personal Information. OGnition does not have direct control over the timeliness of this process. OGnition will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to information in your Profile or information you voluntarily provide to other Users via the Site.

How We Use and Disclose Information

Registration Information

We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes, including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to our services or providing you with responses/comments to your postings. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our individual Users' Personal Information to third parties. We do, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive newsletters via email. If you decide to opt in to receive newsletters, you may opt out of receiving these newsletters at any time. We also reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information as part of a transfer of all or part of OGnition's assets to a buyer, as described in "Acquisition," below.

OGnition Answers

This area of the Site is for the benefit of Users. It is a public discussion and communication forum whereby content (best practices, suggestions, experience, etc.) is generated by the OGnition Community. By your participation to this area of the Site, you acknowledge that the information posted will reside in the public domain and will be publicly available. From time to time, OGnition Staff may examine this content or other user behavior to confirm that the terms of service are not being breached and OGnition may remove any content that is inappropriate in OGnition's sole discretion. We strongly recommend that you refrain from posting in Personal Information in this forum, and you may not post the Personal Information of any other person on the forum. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Advertising

We may send you email communications including information that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these email communications either when you register to become a Community Member or via the Preferences section of your Account settings. We do not send any of your Personal Information to our advertisers. You may see a cookie from a third-party banner server. This cookie comes from the third-party banner server, not OGnition. Again, we do not pass along any Personal Information to this party. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies please contact us.

Co-Branded or Partnered Services

OGnition may enter into co-branding or partnering relationships with third-party websites and companies to provide products and services to our Users or to such third parties' users. OGnition may share your Personal Information, including user name and password, with certain co-branded third-party service or product providers as required to provide a specific product or service that you request from a co-branded page or co-branded site. However, these third-party partners may not use this Personal Information for any reason other than to provide the service or product that the User has explicitly signed up for.

If you join OGnition through a co-branded or partnered site (e.g. on a co-branded Registration page), it is OGnition's general policy not to share anything other than summarized or aggregated data with the partner; however, any Personal Information you provide on the co-branded Site may also be received by the co-brand partner that operates the co-branded site and could be stored and used by the co-brand partner according to its privacy policy. Please take the time to review these third-party privacy policies. OGnition is not liable to you for any use of your Personal Information by a co-brand partner.

Contractors

To the extent necessary to provide you with the services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with OGnition, including third-party bill service providers, to provide you with such services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. However, these contractors do not have any independent right to share your Personal Information.

Legal Requests

OGnition cooperates with all law enforcement and regulatory body inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws and regulations, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws, regulations or to respond to subpoenas, warrants served on us or legal or regulatory proceedings; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of OGnition or third parties; or (c) assist in any investigation.

Affiliates

Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control (collectively, "Affiliates"), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

Acquisition

We may disclose and sell Personal Information in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business or a portion of the business of our Website, including a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets or other corporate change of our direct or indirect parent companies that affects us.

Anonymous Information

We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. "Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.

Comments Submitted by Users

OGnition constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by emailing Customer Service at support@OGnition.com. All ideas, suggestions comments and proposals you send to OGnition (collectively, "Submissions") are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of OGnition. OGnition shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. OGnition shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you. We will not identify you as the source of a suggestion or comment without your consent.

Security

OGnition is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure and as a result we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your data transmission, we make all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

If OGnition learns of a security system breach we may attempt to notify you and provide information on protective steps, if available, through the email address that you supplied during registration or posting a notice on our website. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive such notices in writing. To request written notice of any security breach in writing, please send an email with your request and mailing address to OGnition or via postal mail to the address in the Contact Us section of this Site.

This Site Contains Links to Other Websites

OGnition is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Websites to which the Site links or which link to the Site. When you click on a link you may be taken to a location on the Internet that is not part of the OGnition Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that website whenever interacting with any website.

Regarding Children

The OGnition Site is designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about Users who are under the age of 18.

Terminating your Membership/Account

We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate your membership, contact Customer Service at support@OGnition.com. If you terminate your membership, your Personal/Profile Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement, and we will maintain email addresses in our unsubscribe lists.

Correcting/Updating your Information and Opting Out

This Site gives you options for changing and modifying information previously provided through the My Account section. This Site provides Users the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional email communications from OGnition through the My Account section. However, you may not opt out of receiving administrative communications from OGnition regarding the services or the Site, except by terminating your membership. In addition, you may not opt out of OGnition sending you legal notices related to the services or the Site.

Monitor Online Behavior

Our users communicate with each other through on-site Mail Messaging. While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor private exchanges, we reserve the right to do so if we suspect users of using our service for the purpose of solicitation or any other violation of our Terms of Service or Privacy Statement. Submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication on a public area of the site.

Contacting Us

To contact us concerning Privacy issues, please use the Feedback Form. All other inquiries should be email to admin@ognition.com.

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Updated: February 2, 2015.