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Privacy Statement | Laptop Overheating

Privacy Statement

Laptop-Overheating.com is a site owned and operated by Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. This privacy statement is applicable to all web sites owned by Hard Knocks MBA, Inc., including this one.

We respect your privacy. Absent extraordinary circumstances such as a court order or an investigative subpoena from a government agency, we do not intend to share your personally identifiable information with anyone unless you have given your permission. Special circumstances do arise, but it is our goal to protect your privacy.

We understand your concerns as to how your information is used and shared, and we wish to explain how we expect to collect and use information.

Information you provide
Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from a contest or sweepstakes registration, the registration process for subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and forums), suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas. We use this information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests or inquiries, improving our services, informing you of activities and offers of our business partners, and communicating with you regarding your subscriber account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected. Upon request, Hard Knocks MBA Inc. will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update or correct personal information previously submitted to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, Hard Knocks MBA Inc. will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information being retained by Hard Knocks MBA Inc. because of the nature in which backups of data are maintained.

Information automatically provided
We track user behavior on our website automatically. That information may include your IP address, your domain server, your type of computer, your type of web browser and statistical information regarding the pages you visit. We use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners.

Use of Cookies
Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Hard Knocks MBA Inc.'s internet servers or through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for Hard Knocks MBA, Inc.. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Hard Knocks MBA Inc. site.

Companies offering promotions, products or services
Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. In other words, if we are going to share any personal identifiable information, we ask your permission before we collect the information. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from Hard Knocks MBA Inc. and/or any third parties. In addition, Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. occasionally sends e-mail promotions out to our subscribers on behalf of third-party sponsors. In this instance, unless you have given us your permission to do so, we will not send these types of promotions to you and we don't share your personally identifiable information with these third parties. Upon request, Hard Knocks MBA Inc. will allow any user to opt out of promotional contacts at any time.

Service providers
Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. may disclose information about individual users to third parties who provide services to Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. These third parties may provide a variety of services to Hard Knocks MBA, Inc., including, without limitation, fulfilling product orders, managing or hosting the website, helping create new content and promotions for the site, and sending or coordinating the sending of marketing communications to users have consented to receive such materials. In situations where a user has supplied his or her information in connection with a question or request for information about a product or service offered by one of our business partners, we may also send the information he or she has supplied to the business partners that offer such products or services.

Aggregate information
We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base as well as aggregated user behavior data with third parties, such as advertisers. We do not link, however, this data with personally identifiable information.

Content partners and links to other websites
We may provide or link to content that is created by a third-party partner website that offers products and services. Such third-party sites may collect information in order to facilitate that transaction process or make the use of the content more productive and efficient. In these circumstances, the information collected may be shared between Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. and these third parties. Users should consult the privacy policies posted on these third party websites as well. In addition, our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.

Subscription and/ or registration-based services
Users should be aware that Hard Knocks MBA Inc. may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through a Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. site. Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information.

Information you publicly post
Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the forums, classifieds or in the chat areas of the Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. sites, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Hard Knocks MBA, Inc.. Please do not post any personal information on Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. forums or classifieds or in the chat areas that you expect to keep private.

Disclosures required by law
Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. Further, Hard Knocks MBA Inc. may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of this Statement.

Business transfers
If Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. is acquired by or merged with another company, or if Hard Knocks MBA Inc. decides to sell all or substantially all of its assets or shares to another company, or if Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. sells this site to another company, Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. may transfer personally-identifiable information about you to that company as part of that transaction. Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. will notify you in the event that your personally-identifiable information is transferred under these circumstances and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Financial information
To the extent that we may collect personally identifiable financial information, such as credit card information, that you have volunteered to us in order to conduct a transaction through our website, such financial information would only be shared with either the government, if we are so required by law (see above), or third party service providers or partners who are assisting Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. in processing your requested transaction, which transaction requires the use of your financial information, such as a sale or license of products. Under the latter circumstance, such third parties would only receive your personally identifiable financial information upon agreeing to maintain its confidentiality and to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

With your consent
Other than as explained above, Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing.

This website incorporates appropriate safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and alteration. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.

You hereby acknowledge that Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

This website is not directed to children, and Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. does not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or a parent or guardian) to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.

By using the website, you signify your awareness of the terms of our Privacy Statement. If you do not find these terms acceptable, you should not use the site. Hard Knocks MBA, Inc. may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to any changes to this Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the privacy practices of this website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this Privacy Statement, you can contact:
Hard Knocks MBA, Inc.
1710 North Sedgwick Street
Chicago IL 60614
707-371-7425 (Fax)
Webmaster ,at, HardKnocksMBA.com (substitute the @ sign for ,at, )