• Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you inunderstanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to usand to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and ourproducts and services.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two typesof information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that iscollected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on anaggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information.

You will provide us information about yourself, your firm orcompany, and your practices when you register to be a member ofwww.barkerhedges.com, register for certain services, or register for emailnewsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you seeThe Barker & Hedges Team servicing your needs and interests.

Email Information.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we mayretain the content of your email messages together with your email address andour responses.

2. Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes astandard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how ourWeb site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs mayinclude the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.  We, our advertisers and ad serving companiesmay also use small technology or pieces of code to determine whichadvertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes ofadministering and expanding our business activities, providing customer serviceand making available other products and services to our customers and prospectivecustomers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notifyyou about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers wethink you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wishto receive these offers by emailing us at info@barkerhedges.com.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includesan anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computerasks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your harddrive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its owncookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protectyour privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it hasalready sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.  Some of our business partners (e.g.,advertisers) use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access orcontrol over those cookies. 

How Do We Use Information We Collect fromCookies?

As you use our Web site, the site uses its cookies todifferentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies toprevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to log inmore than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Webserver's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of peoplevisiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helpsus gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serveour customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information aboutyou and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided tous in your cookies.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other businessarrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal informationincluding your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose ofproviding you information regarding products and services that we think will beof interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements,we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determinedthat the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsiblethird party. For example, some of our partners collect and distribute marketinformation for use on our site, while others power offerings developed by usfor your use. We also use third parties to facilitate our business, including,but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. Inconnection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and otherthird parties may have access to your personal information for use in connectionwith business activities. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assetsor business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generallyone of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We mayalso transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures,mergers, or any dissolution.

Notice of New Services and Changes

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect tonotify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and specialoffers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given theopportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by sendingus an email request at info@barkerhedges.com.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

HowDo We Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For thisreason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmittedsecurely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pagesutilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.Please contact info@barkerhedges.comif you have any questions or concerns.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiableinformation that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing info@barkerhedges.com.

Certain Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if required to do soby law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a)conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliatedparties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users ofour site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protectthe safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our WebSite?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web siteslinked to or from our Web site nor the information or content containedtherein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers toinformation on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Yourbrowsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which havea link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies.Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and useof your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we changeour privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Web siteto keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under whatcircumstances we may disclose it.