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Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy for Mary Furlong & Associates and Its Web Site, www.maryfurlong.com

1. General

Mary Furlong & Associates respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.maryfurlong.com. This Privacy Policy outlines the information Mary Furlong & Associates will collect and how we will use that information. This Policy will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared.

2. Personally-Identifiable Information

There are cases where Mary Furlong & Associates may ask you for personally-identifiable information such as your name, mailing address and email address. For example, we request personally-identifiable information when you subscribe to our newsletter, or for other services that may require registration or subscription. Mary Furlong & Associates will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

When you do provide us with personally-identifiable information, Mary Furlong & Associates may:
(a) Store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services;
(b) Use that information to contact you for informational, marketing and promotional purposes;
(c) Disclose that information to third parties when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with the rights or property (either intentionally or unintentionally) of Mary Furlong & Associates, other members or users of www.maryfurlong.com, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities;
(d) Disclose that information to third parties when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; and
(e) Disclose that information to third parties when we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to enforce the Terms of Service.

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise stated at the time personally-identifiable information is gathered, we will not provide personally-identifiable information to third parties, although certain non-personally-identifiable user information may be provided in aggregate form to third parties.

In case you would like to remove or change some personally-identifiable information by contacting our Customer Support staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Remember, however, that removing some or all of your personally-identifiable information may limit your ability to access some or all of the features and services of www.maryfurlong.com.) In addition, to keep you in control of your personally-identifiable information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of receiving communications from Mary Furlong & Associates about new www.maryfurlong.com features or Mary Furlong & Associates services. You may opt-out of these services by contacting our Customer Support staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some of our services or promotions may sometimes be offered through an affiliation with another company in what we call a "co-branded" area of our site or through a co-sponsored promotion, and visitor information may be shared with those partners and/or sponsors. If you request information about or from our partners or sponsors, or visit a co-branded or sponsor-specific area of the site, you give Mary Furlong & Associates permission to provide information about you (such as your email address) to the partner or sponsor.

3. Public Forums

Mary Furlong & Associates may make discussion boards, news groups and/or other public forums available to users of www.maryfurlong.com . Please remember that any information that is disclosed to these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

4. Children

Mary Furlong & Associates does not intend www.maryfurlong.com for the use of individuals under 18 years of age, and Mary Furlong & Associates does not intend to collect any personally-identifiable information from such individuals. Where appropriate, Mary Furlong & Associates will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on www.maryfurlong.com. If a child has provided us with personally-identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us at the mailing address or email address listed at the bottom of this Policy if he would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.

5. Non-Personally-Identifiable Information

Mary Furlong & Associates may also collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information may include your age, gender, interests and preferences, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to www.maryfurlong.com. Mary Furlong & Associates may share this information with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, Mary Furlong & Associates may inform a sponsor that the membership of www.maryfurlong.com is x percent females and y percent males. This data is used to customize www.maryfurlong.com's content and advertising, and to deliver a better experience for our users.

6. Information We May Place Automatically on Your Computer's Hard Drive
When you view www.maryfurlong.com, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie" or similar file and will help us in many ways. A Cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store the Cookie on your hard drive. Consequently, the next time you visit www.maryfurlong.com, Mary Furlong & Associates can recognize you. For example, Cookies may be used to allow us to tailor www.maryfurlong.com content to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

7. Links to Other Web Sites

Mary Furlong & Associates may allow links to various other web sites as stated in Mary Furlong & Associates's Terms of Service. Mary Furlong & Associates assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through www.maryfurlong.com. These links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of a linked site in any way.

8. Security

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online -- for example, via discussion boards or comments about articles -- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While Mary Furlong & Associates strives to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

The importance of security for all personally-identifiable information associated with our users and members is of utmost concern to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally-identifiable information, Mary Furlong & Associates can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your personally-identifiable information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Your account on www.maryfurlong.com is password-protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Mary Furlong & Associates will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Remember to sign out of your account on www.maryfurlong.com and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if your computer is accessible to others or if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or an Internet café. Mary Furlong & Associates's policy on termination of subscribers or members who violate security provisions is set out in Mary Furlong & Associates's www.maryfurlong.com Terms of Service.

9. Business Transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets, or transfer a service we provide to a carefully chosen strategic partner. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets.

10. Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using www.maryfurlong.com, you signify your assent to the Mary Furlong & Associates Privacy Policy and www.maryfurlong.com's Terms of Service. If you do not agree to this Policy or the Terms of Service, please do not use www.maryfurlong.com. Your continued use of www.maryfurlong.com following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

11. Contact at Mary Furlong & Associates

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, the practice of www.maryfurlong.com, your dealings with www.maryfurlong.com, or would like to notify us of an alleged infringement of copyrights, you should contact Mary Furlong & Associates by mail at: Mary Furlong & Associates Inc., 3527 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, #128, Lafayette, California 94549 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

12. Ad Serving

It is possible that Mary Furlong & Associates may incorporate advertising into www.maryfurlong.com. In this case, the ads could be delivered by a third-party ad-serving partner. In the course of serving advertisements onto www.maryfurlong.com, our ad-serving partner may also place or recognize unique Cookies on your browser. Information about your visit to www.maryfurlong.com, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. If and when we incorporate advertising into www.maryfurlong.com, we will provide a way for your to "opt-out" of receiving these Cookies.

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