Privacy policy

Missouri Business Development Program privacy policy

This privacy policy was last modified on November 28, 2013.

Missouri Business Development Program (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates www.MissouriBusiness.net (the “site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the site.

We use your personal information only for providing and improving the site. By using the site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this privacy policy, terms used in this privacy policy have the same meanings as in our terms and conditions, accessible at www.MissouriBusiness.net.

Information collection and use
Personal information collected may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number (“personal information”).¬†While it may seem like a lot of ¬†personal information is collected about you when you enroll for training seminars, much of this helps us customize or direct content to you that is personally interesting or pertains to your business. It also allows us to track online courses you have completed or are in the process of completing.

Log data
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site (“log data”). This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Cookies
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Do Not Track
We support the Do Not Track browser setting. Do Not Track (or DNT) is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you.

For more details about Do Not Track, including how to enable or disable this preference, visit this Do Not Track webpage.

Missouri Business Development Program uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you visited our site. We and our third party vendors, like Google, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Communications
We also collect information in order to email you our newsletter communications, which are strictly opt-in only and each email contains information to opt-out of future communiques.

Choice/opt-out

This site gives you the following options for removing information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can send e-mail to bdpwebmaster@missouri.edu
  2. Send mail to the following postal address:
    MissouriBusiness.net/MO SBTDC
    410 S. Sixth Street
    200 Engineering North
    Columbia, MO 65211
  3. Call the following telephone number: 573-884-1555
  4. Each newsletter communication provides a link for unsubscribing or changing the recipient e-mail address.

Compliance with laws
Missouri Business Development Program will disclose your personal information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our site.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to other sites
Our site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

Missouri Business Development Program has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s privacy
Our site does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and are aware that your children have provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we discover that children under 13 have provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Changes to this privacy policy
Missouri Business Development Program may update this privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on the site. You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes.

Contact us
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.