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Thank you for visiting the TheProfessionalPursuit website located at theprofessionalpursuit.com (the “Site”). This Site is an Internet property of Progressive Connection LLC (” TheProfessionalPursuit,” “we,” “our” or “us”). TheProfessionalPursuit is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors’ personally identifiable information (“PII”). To better inform you of our privacy practices, we provide this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”), explaining our online information collection, storage and use practices, and the choices that you have regarding the way that your PII is used by us.

You agree to this Privacy Policy, in its entirety, when you (i) access or use our Site; (ii) register as an interactive member on TheProfessionalPursuit.com (“Commenter”); (iii) register for our services via co-registration on another website; and/or (iv) register as a content producer on TheProfessionalPursuit.com (“Contributor”). If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy in its entirety, you are not authorized to become a Commenter, Contributor and/or use TheProfessionalPursuit.com in any manner or form whatsoever. Please note, if you are a resident of a European Union Member State (“EU Resident”), you are not permitted to use TheProfessionalPursuit.com, become a Commenter and/or Contributor, and/or use any other TheProfessionalPursuit offerings.

Your California Privacy Rights:

If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to learn how your “personal information” (as defined in the Shine the Light Law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83) is shared with third-parties, what categories of personal information that we have shared with third-parties in the preceding year, as well as the names and addresses of those third-parties, please e-mail us at: [email protected]; or send us U.S. Mail to: 600 N Broad St Ste 5 #3107 Middletown, DE 19709

Further, if you are a resident of the State of California and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third-party for marketing purposes, please e-mail us at: [email protected]; or send us U.S. Mail to: 600 N Broad St Ste 5 #3107 Middletown, DE 19709

Your Nevada Privacy Rights:

If you are a resident of the State of Nevada and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third party data broker, please e-mail us at: [email protected] ; or send us U.S. Mail to: 600 N Broad St Ste 5 #3107 Middletown, DE 19709

Personally Identifiable Information Collected:

We collect PII when you register or sign up to be a Commenter, Contributor and/or for TheProfessionalPursuit offerings. PII includes any information that can be used to identify or locate a particular person or entity. The PII that we request in connection with the registration process may include, but is not limited to, your: (a) full name; (b) e-mail address; (c) mailing address; (c) daytime and/or cellular telephone numbers; (d) date of birth; and/or (e) any other information requested on the applicable form. We may also collect your PII when you otherwise agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, but do not complete the applicable registration process in full.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected:

We may collect certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“Non-PII”) about you when you visit any of TheProfessionalPursuit.com’s pages, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows, IOS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Verizon, Time Warner). We use the Non-PII that we collect to improve the design and content of TheProfessionalPursuit.com and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze Site usage.

Cookies:

When a user visitsTheProfessionalPursuit.com, we may send one (1) or more cookies and/or gif files (collectively, “Cookies”) to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to the applicable user’s computer or other device. A Cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. Cookies have many benefits to enhance your experience at TheProfessionalPursuit.com. To find out more about Cookies, please visit www.cookiecentral.com. We use Cookies to improve the quality of TheProfessionalPursuit.com, including for storing user preferences, improving ad selection and tracking Site-user trends (such as pages opened and length of stay at TheProfessionalPursuit.com).

Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. To disable and reject certain Cookies, follow the instructions associated with your Internet browser. Even in the case where a user rejects a Cookie, he or she may still use TheProfessionalPursuit.com; provided, however, that certain functions of TheProfessionalPursuit.com and/or TheProfessionalPursuit offerings may be impaired or rendered inoperable if the use of Cookies is disabled. We reserve the right to retain Cookie data indefinitely.

Use and Sharing of PII:

We use the PII that you supply to personalize your experience with TheProfessionalPursuit.com. The PII that you submit to TheProfessionalPursuit remains your property, but by submitting that PII to TheProfessionalPursuit you grant TheProfessionalPursuit the right, subject to applicable state and federal law, to use that PII for marketing purposes.

We do not sell or share end user information, including phone numbers or email addresses, with any third parties. We will contact you from TheProfessionalPursuit with relevant information and special opportunities, including our newsletters and SMS messages. You also agree that we may contact you at any time with updates and/or any other information that we may deem appropriate for you to receive in connection with your continued use of TheProfessionalPursuit.com and/or TheProfessionalPursuit offerings.

We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from user lists, analyzing data and providing marketing analysis. The agents performing these limited functions on our behalf shall have access to our users’ PII as needed to perform these functions for us, but we do not permit them to use user PII for other purposes.

We will also use your PII for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience with the TheProfessionalPursuit offerings and/or to contact you when necessary in connection with your use of the TheProfessionalPursuit offerings. We may also use your PII for internal business purposes, such as analyzing and managing our service offerings including, without limitation, the TheProfessionalPursuit offerings. We may also combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources.

By submitting your PII by and through the TheProfessionalPursuit offerings, you agree that such act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR §310 et seq.), as amended from time to time (the “Rule”) and applicable state do-not-call regulations. As such, notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, and/or on applicable state do-not-call lists, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the Rule and applicable state do-not-call regulations.

Where you provide “prior express consent” within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 USC § 227), and its implementing regulations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (47 CFR § 64.1200), as amended from time-to-time (“TCPA”), you consent to receive telephone calls from TheProfessionalPursuit, including artificial voice calls, pre-recorded messages and/or calls (including SMS text messages) delivered via automated technology, to the telephone number(s) that you provided. Please note that you are not required to provide this consent in order to obtain access to the TheProfessionalPursuit offerings, and your consent simply allows TheProfessionalPursuit to contact you via these means.

Please be advised that by agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you are obligated to immediately inform us if and when the telephone number that you have previously provided to us changes. Without limiting the foregoing, if you: (i) have your telephone number reassigned to another person or entity; (ii) give up your telephone number so that it is no longer used by you; (iii) port your telephone number to a landline or vice versa; or (iv) otherwise stop using that telephone number for any reason (collectively “Phone Number Change”), you agree that you shall promptly notify TheProfessionalPursuit of the Phone Number Change via e-mail at: [email protected], or by using one of the methods set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, TheProfessionalPursuit reserves the right to release current or past PII: (A) in the event that we believe that TheProfessionalPursuit.com is being or has been used in violation of the TheProfessionalPursuit.com Terms and Conditions or to otherwise commit unlawful acts; (B) if the information is subpoenaed; provided, however, that, where permitted by applicable law, we shall provide you with e-mail notice, and opportunity to challenge the subpoena, prior to disclosure of any PII pursuant to a subpoena; or (C) if TheProfessionalPursuit is sold, merged, acquired or the subject of bankruptcy proceedings; provided, however, if TheProfessionalPursuit is involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on TheProfessionalPursuit.com of any change in ownership or uses of your PII, as well as any choices that you may have regarding your PII.

You hereby consent to the disclosure of any record or communication to any third-party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your e-mail address with third-parties for suppression purposes in compliance with applicable law, including the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time-to-time. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit PII to be shared or transferred to third-parties without permission.

Third Party Links:

TheProfessionalPursuit.com may contain links to third-party websites (“Third Party Websites”). Please be aware that TheProfessionalPursuit is not responsible for the privacy practices of Third Party Websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave TheProfessionalPursuit.com and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects PII. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by TheProfessionalPursuit.com.

Security:

All collected information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. We take precautions to protect PII both online and off-line. Where our registration/application process prompts Users to enter sensitive data (such as credit card information and/or Social Security Number), and when we store and transmit such sensitive data, that information is encrypted with advanced TLS (Transport Layer Security).

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your PII, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. All of our users’ information, not just PII, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to PII. Furthermore, access to this information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all user information. Employees not adhering to our firm policies are subject to disciplinary action.

Please note that any attempt to breach the security of the network, our servers, databases or other hardware or software supporting TheProfessionalPursuit.com or other websites under the control of TheProfessionalPursuit constitutes a crime punishable by law. We will turn over to authorities, any and all evidence relating to a potential breach of security or other abuse against our network, servers, databases or other such supporting equipment or software. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you in the event that we learn of an information security breach with respect to your PII. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.

Minors:

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children. TheProfessionalPursuit will never knowingly collect any personal information from individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. If TheProfessionalPursuit obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information of a minor, that information will be immediately deleted from our database.

Opting-Out/Unsubscribe:

To opt-out of receiving e-mail advertising, SMS text-based marketing (where and to the extent permitted by applicable law), telemarketing and direct mail marketing from us, you can follow the instructions at the end of the applicable marketing message or contact us at [email protected].

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to your use of TheProfessionalPursuit.com, as well as to respond to any inquiry or request made by you. To opt-out of receiving Site-related and/or inquiry response-related messages from TheProfessionalPursuit, you must cease using TheProfessionalPursuit.com and cease submitting inquiries to TheProfessionalPursuit as applicable.

Updating Your Information:

At your request, we will inform you of what PII we have on file for you. In addition, at your request, we will remove PII that you have provided to us, or that we have collected. You may do so by sending your request via certified mail to: TheProfessionalPursuit, 600 N Broad St Ste 5 #3107 Middletown, DE 19709, or e-mailing us at: [email protected]. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).

Please be advised that, after you delete your PII, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems. In addition, this deletion will not change or delete PII which may have already been shared with third parties, all as provided above in this Privacy Policy. You will need to contact the third parties that contact you directly to change your preferences regarding their use of your PII.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

TheProfessionalPursuit reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a clear and conspicuous notice on TheProfessionalPursuit.com explaining that we are changing our Privacy Policy. All Privacy Policy changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on TheProfessionalPursuit.com; provided, however, that if the manner in which we use PII changes, we will notify users by: (a) sending the modified policy to our users via email; and/or (b) by any other reasonable means acceptable under applicable state and federal law. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your PII in this different manner and we will only use your information in this different manner where you opt-in to such use.

Transfer of Personal Information Internationally:

If you are visiting TheProfessionalPursuit.com from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting TheProfessionalPursuit.com and/or otherwise communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers. Even if your jurisdiction does not have the same privacy laws as the jurisdiction where our servers are located, we will treat your information as subject to the protections described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or would like more information regarding our privacy practices, please email us at: [email protected], or by phone: (866) 231-1473, or contact us by postal mail at: 600 N Broad St Ste 5 #3107 Middletown, DE 19709