Retail Owners Institute® is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology
that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy
applies to the Retail Owners Institute® Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the Retail Owners Institute® website, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
There is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically
collected by Retail Owners Institute® . This information can include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by Retail Owners Institute® for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the Retail Owners Institute® Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information
or personally sensitive data through Retail Owners Institute® public message boards,
this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Retail Owners Institute®
does not read any of your private online communications.
Retail Owners Institute® encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites
you choose to link to from Retail Owners Institute® so that you can understand how those
Web sites collect, use and share your information. Retail Owners Institute® is not responsible
for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Retail Owners Institute®
and Retail Owners Institute® family of Web sites.
Retail Owners Institute® does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Retail Owners Institute® may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business
partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone
number) is not transferred to the third party.
Retail Owners Institute® keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within
Retail Owners Institute® , in order to determine what Retail Owners Institute® services are
the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising
within Retail Owners Institute® to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested
in a particular subject area.
Retail Owners Institute® Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice,
only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on Retail Owners Institute® or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of Retail Owners Institute® ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of Retail Owners Institute® , or the public.
The Retail Owners Institute® Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online
experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save
you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned
to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Retail Owners Institute® pages, or
register with Retail Owners Institute® site or services, a cookie helps Retail Owners Institute®
to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process
of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses,
and so on. When you return to the same Retail Owners Institute® Web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Retail Owners Institute®
features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the Retail Owners Institute® services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Retail Owners Institute® secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. Retail Owners Institute® secures the personally identifiable information
you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit
card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use
of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Retail Owners Institute® will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. Retail Owners Institute® encourages you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how Retail Owners Institute® is protecting your
Retail Owners Institute® welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that Retail Owners Institute® has not adhered to this Statement, please
contact Retail Owners Institute® at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the