Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers Mergers & Acquisitions' treatment of personally identifiable information we collect when you are on the Mergers & Acquisitions site, located at http://www.TheMiddleMarket.com/. This policy also covers our treatment of any personally identifiable information our business partners share with us. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies Mergers & Acquisitions does not own or control, or to individuals Mergers & Acquisitions does not employ or manage, including operators of sites to which you may link from the Mergers & Acquisitions Web site.

This Web Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Web Site.

The full text of our privacy policy is available on the Web at http://www.mergersunleashed.com/privacy/ Users may go to http://www.themiddlemarket.com/profile/ for information on how to opt-in or opt-out of use of their information.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:

SourceMedia
One State Street Plaza, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10004
USA

You may contact us by e-mail at custserv@sourcemedia.com. You may call us at (800) 221-1809.

Dispute Resolution and Privacy Seals

We have the following privacy seals and/or dispute resolution mechanisms. If you think we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, they can help you resolve your concern.

Additional Information

This policy is valid for 1 day from the time that it is loaded by a client.

Data Collection

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements"). This policy contains 3 data groups. The data practices of each group will be explained separately.


Group "Basic information"

We collect the following information:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by Mergers & Acquisitions and our agents.

The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable. This means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify the individual person this data was collected from.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

Data collected from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered).


Group "Cookies"

At the user's option, Mergers Unleashed will collect the following data:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by Mergers & Acquisitions and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.


Group "Mailing registration"

At the user's option, we will collect the following data:

This data will be used for the following purposes:

This data will be used by Mergers & Acquisitions and our agents. In addition, the following types of entities will receive this information:

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

This information is collected so that Mergers & Acquisitions can send you valuable and useful information which is relevant to your needs and interests.


Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:


Compact Policy Summary

The compact policy which corresponds to this policy is:

CP="CAO DSP LAW CURa ADMa DEVa PSAi PSDi IVAi IVDi CONi OUR SAMi BUS IND PHY ONL UNI COM NAV INT DEM STA PRE"

The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

Field Meaning
CP= This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy.
CAO Access is available to contact and other information.
DSP The policy contains at least one dispute-resolution mechanism.
LAW Privacy law specifies penalties for a violation of this policy.
CURa The data is used for completion of the current activity.
ADMa The data is used for site administration.
DEVa The data is used for research and development.
PSAi The data is used for pseudononymous analysis, if the user selects it.
PSDi The data is used for pseudononymous decision-making, if the user selects it.
IVAi The data is used for analysis, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, if the user selects it.
IVDi The data is used for decision-making, including knowledge of the visitor's identity, if the user selects it.
CONi The data is used for contacting the user, if the user selects it.
OUR The data is given to ourselves and our agents.
SAMi The data is given to other organizations following the same practices, if the user selects it.
BUS Our business practices specify how long the data will be kept.
IND The data will be kept indefinitely.
PHY Physical contact information is collected.
ONL Online contact information is collected.
UNI Unique identifiers are collected.
COM Computer information is collected.
NAV Navigation and clickstream data is collected.
INT Interactive data is collected.
DEM Demographic and socioeconomic data is collected.
STA State-management data is collected
PRE Preference information is collected.

The compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes. For more information, see the P3P deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment.

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.

Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Satisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered satisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. IE6 will accept cookies accompanied by this policy under the High, Medium High, Medium, Low, and Accept All Cookies settings.