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Security Statement

We at the CNY Business Journal, the Mohawk Valley Business Journal, the Southern Tier Business Journal and BizEventz (hereinafter referred to collectively at The Business Journal), value your online security. For this reason, we have implemented safeguards to protect the information you transmit to us over the Internet as described in this Security Statement. We collect and use the information you provide to us to respond to your needs, service your accounts and provide you with information about other services we provide. This statement applies to all users of;; and whether the user is a customer of The Business Journal or not.

SSL Certificate
When you engage The Business Journal over the Internet for subscription services or other products offered by The Business Journal, your web browser connects with the domain through SSL ("Secure Sockets Layer"). SSL is an industry-standard way to send personal information over the Internet. SSL ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remains private and secure. We also protect your transactions when you enroll in our e-alerts, participate in one or more of our "Top-Ranks" surveys, or register for events. It's fast, safe, and ensures that your personal information will not be read by anyone else. Look for one or more of these indicators on your browser to ensure you have a secure connection:

  • A security-alert window tells you that you are about to use a secure connection. Some browsers let you choose whether to display this window.
  • An SSL icon shows when you are in a secure connection: A symbol of an "open padlock" changes to a "closed padlock" (available in most but not all browsers) in the address bar of your browser when you are in a secure connection.
  • A symbol of a "broken key" is replaced by an unbroken key.
  • The Web-site's address changes to one that begins with "https" (check for the "s" which designates a "secure" site).

While The Business Journal takes reasonable steps to safeguard and to prevent unauthorized access to your private information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied, or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to your private information. IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE BUSINESS JOURNAL OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, A THIRD PARTY'S UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY, AND ALSO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE BUSINESS JOURNAL WAS GIVEN ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE.

Cookies and Web Beacons
The Business Journal uses cookies. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. The cookie file uses a code to identify a particular user, but the user is not identified by personal information such as name or address. Cookies are safe, as they cannot be used to gather personal information about the user or to deliver viruses.

Two types of cookies are used on this website – "session cookies", which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, and "persistent cookies", which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Most browsers have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. You may elect to reject cookies by adjusting your browser's settings, but doing so will limit the range of features available to the visitor on our site and most other major websites that use cookies.

Web beacons are used in conjunction with cookies to record the simple actions of the user opening the page that contains the beacon. When a user's browser requests information from a Website in this way, certain simple information can also be gathered, such as: the IP Address of your computer; the time the material was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the image; and the existence of cookies previously set by that server. This is information that is available to any Web server you visit. Web beacons do not give any "extra" information away and do not contain any personal information. They are simply a convenient way of gathering the simplest of statistics and managing cookies. For more information about our policies for protecting your personal information see our Privacy Policy. The Business Journal does not sell, rent, trade or otherwise distribute information about you gathered through the we beacons with any third parties.

E-Mail Security
Regular internet e-mail is never completely secure. When corresponding to The Business Journal via e-mail, you should provide information that is non-sensitive and non-confidential. Please do not furnish to us any information of a personal nature that you feel uncomfortable providing to us via e-mail. If you are concerned about the security of your communication, please transmit your correspondence to us using the postal service or telephone. The Business Journal is not responsible for the security of information we receive via e-mail.

Links to Other Sites
The Business Journal may provide links to other Internet sites, as a convenience to the persons visiting this website. If you visit these sites via our website, you may be asked to provide nonpublic personal information. Please be aware that The Business Journal is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We suggest that, if you visit other web sites through The Business Journal sites, you read the privacy policies of each site that you visit, as it may differ from ours. Our privacy policy applies solely to this website.

The information provided in this Security Statement should not be construed as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through The Business Journal website.