In addition to reviewing this privacy policy, please read our
User Agreement . Your use of the Ritz Group Capital Community or Capital Expo constitutes agreement to its terms and conditions.  The Ritz Group venues are produced by Retail Electronic Visions, Inc.   This policy does not cover information collected on sites linked to, or from, the Ritz Group.org.  This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revision will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Ritz Group.org by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy.  It is the goal of the Ritz Group is to provide a public forum for individual, business and product information that is tailored to your professional business needs and, at the same time, protect your privacy. The following is a summary of the various ways we treat the information you post on the Ritz Capital Community and Ritz Capital Expo venues .
In addition to the self-posting profile information you enter, the Ritz Group also collects or has access to personal identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, make a purchase, or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information, such as your e-mail address, name or phone number. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.

The Ritz Group uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. For example, if you subscribe to any of our third party affiliate services, they may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the product. Similarly, if you enter an online sweepstakes, we will use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products or services, or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.

The Ritz Group does not sell any of our users' business information. We may however, share information with our affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think can offer you services and products of interest to you. If you do not wish to have your information shared, advise us using the Contact-Us link. If you do not wish to receive communications from us, advise us using the Contact-Us link.

We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as APPS, or member community support products, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. And if you choose to purchase items through features on our site, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment. There are also times when you provide information about yourself to us in areas of the site that are managed or participated in by third parties, such as our shopping areas. In such cases, the information may be used by us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. We may also provide your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your needs or match your interests. While the Ritz Group will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided. The Ritz Group does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. There may also be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.

You may have read about "cookies," nuggets of information that are placed by a website in a storage place on your own computer. On some occasions, we use cookies to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns on the site, to deliver editorial content, and to record registration and personalization information. For example, in the future if you register on any part of Ritz Group.org, you can opt to save your user name and password on your computer and avoid sign-in at entry. We can provide this convenience by placing a cookie on your computer. Our cookies may contain personally identifiable information and such cookies may be shared with our affiliated companies. Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.

If you don't want cookies, your Web browser likely includes an option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your browser to refuse cookies, some portions of the Ritz Group may not function properly.  While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use aggregated anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.

Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, or your company. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Web site. 

If you have other concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, you may also contact our webmaster. We welcome your feedback.


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