Introduction: Empire Business Brokers has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our customers, including respecting their concerns about privacy. We understand that visitors to our website may have questions about whether and how this website collects and uses information. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern wwwempirebb.com.

This statement contains numerous general and technical details about the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. The bottom line is that the needs and expectations of our customers form the foundation of everything we do - including protecting your privacy.

Browsing: We have not configured this website to collect any personal information from your computer when browsing this site. This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with personal information, we will not know your name, your e-mail address, or any other information identifiable to you.

Internet Protocol (IP) Address: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When users request a page from our site, our servers log the user's current IP address. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems. We do not link IP addresses to any personal information about you.

Cookies: Our website uses "cookie" technology. "Cookies" are strings of text that a website stores on a user's computer. Cookies enable a website to keep track of a user's preferences and activities relating to that website. Our website creates and uses a temporary cookie throughout the online reservation process.

In addition, the service providers we use to serve and host our advertisements use cookies to track the number of times www.empirebb.com is accessed and whether the site was accessed from an advertisement. The cookie generated from the advertisement does not contain any personal information and may remain on your hard drive until it is deleted by you.

If you do not wish to receive these cookies, you may set your browser to reject the cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so may affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our website.

Pixel Tags: The third party advertising companies mentioned above serve and host Empire Business Brokers advertisements on other sites. To track the effectiveness of Empire Business Brokers advertisements on other sites, www.empirebb.com uses pixel tags (also known as "clear gifs", "beacon gifs", "1-by-1 gifs", or "web bugs"). Pixel tags are not visible to the user of the site and consist of a few lines of computer coding. If you are visiting www.empirebb.com from an advertisement on another site, the pixel tag references the cookie you received when you clicked on the advertisement. The pixel tag then registers this activity with the third party advertising company to allow us to count the number of times an advertisement is accessed. At no time is personal information about you or your reservation collected by the third party advertising company, nor is any tracking information generated from the pixel tag allowed to be used by them for any other purpose other than to report web site activity to us. If a user accesses www.empirebb.com directly, the third party advertising companies may assign a cookie but any information associated with the cookie from your activity on www.empirebb.com is discarded because there is no corresponding cookie from an Empire Business Brokers advertisement on another site.

Information Needed to Execute the task You Request: When we need to collect information from you, we will ask you to voluntarily supply us with the information we need. For example, if you would like to recive our monthly bulletin, we will ask you for information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, to process your request.

We may also ask you to fill out customer survey, to obtain your suggestions or comments about your use of Empire Business Brokers services, or for similar purposes. Providing this information is voluntary and it is used only for the purpose for which the information was collected and is not used for direct marketing or shared with other companies.

Empire Business Brokers Use of Information: We treat the information you provide to us as confidential information; it is, accordingly, subject to our company's security procedures and strict corporate policies regarding protection and use of confidential information. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, our offices or other business operations may put in place additional measures that vary depending on the applicable legal requirements.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties: Empire Business Brokers prohibits the sale or transfer of personal information to entities outside of the Empire Business Brokers network or for their use without your approval and giving you the opportunity to opt-out.

Links to Other Sites: If you choose to leave this Empire Business Brokers site via links to other non-Empire Business Brokers sites, including those of advertisers, Empire Business Brokers is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of those sites, nor is Empire Business Brokers responsible for the cookies those sites use.

Legal Issues: Empire Business Brokers will disclose personal information without your permission when required by law or in good faith belief if such action is necessary or desirable to comply with the law, protect or defend the rights or property of Empire Business Brokers, this site or its users.

www.empirebb.com Privacy Statement Changes: In the future, we may need to change the privacy statement for www.empirebb.com. All changes will be made here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

How to Contact Us: If you have any questions about this privacy statement or privacy concerns please send an e-mail to: info.usa@empirebb.com.

Conclusion: Your privacy concerns are important to us. We hope this privacy statement has been helpful to you.

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