Benchmark Connections Privacy Policy

As part of Benchmark Connections services, Benchmark Connections we do presume that you are granting us permission to share information you provide with members and affiliates in our community. In order for us to provide some services, we may on occasion, provide information you supply us to external parties. Benchmark Connections may need to purge information from its system from time to time, and does not promise to keep any information beyond what is required by applicable law or regulation.




As part of our service you may decide to provide information specifically to be shared with third parties. Even when you give us permission to make certain information public, we will still protect the information designated private (such as your name, email address, zip/postal code, IP address, etc.) from being disclosed outside our community.




Benchmark Systems, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and through any Benchmark Connections generated address. As visitors browse our web site, or messages are sent to our addresses, we may track them in order to provide a better service or to develop other demographic or statistically meaningful information.




This web site makes it easy to correct any mistakes in your personal information at any time. Whenever possible, we will give you an opportunity to review and change any information you provide to us. If you notice a mistake in the information you provide us, you can always revise it. This can be done either online or by contacting us directly.




Our site uses "cookies" in order to provide a better service to our users. Cookies are placed by your browser on your computer's hard drive to assign a unique identification for your computer. Benchmark Connections never stores information we consider personal or private in a cookie. This eliminates the chance of other sites reading our cookies and learning your personal or private information. Instead, we use cookies to help direct you to the appropriate part of our web site. For example, a cookie may indicate that you are a repeat visitor to our site. We will then use that information to present you with more informative pages customized to your preferences. Our goal is to use cookies in order to provide a personally customized and easy-to-use service.


If you do not want Benchmark Connections, Benchmark Connections or other websites to use cookies, you can disable them within your browser. Some portions of the Benchmark Connections website are still functional without cookies. If you specifically delete all cookies Benchmark Connections has placed on your browser, be aware that this will reset your session, disable auto-login, and may adversely affect other functions on the Benchmark Connections website.




Benchmark Connections may aggregate data we acquire about the anti-spam industry. For example, we may assemble data to determine what addresses receive the most messages, or what statistics are of the most interest to our users. Please note, public data you provide us may be included in the aggregate data, reports and statistics.




From time to time, Benchmark Connections may notify you about an offer from one of our promotional partners via our website. While we may target particular types of users for these offers, we will do all of the targeting within our system. People who may be interested in a particular product or service may search or affirmatively respond to a promotional offer and provide identifying information about you to any of these partners.




The Benchmark Connections website and the other websites owned by Benchmark Systems, LLC or our afiliates contain links to the sites of third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these external sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy statements of other websites. We cannot guarantee that these third parties abide by the privacy principles outlined here.




It is possible that Benchmark Connections may be required by court order to provide information contained on our website. Benchmark Connections may also be required to provide information pursuant to law, applicable regulation, subpoena or other legal process. If we are ever required to provide information under these circumstances, we will, whenever possible, inform all users whose information we are compelled to reveal.




We maintain a community based on responsible sharing of information. If we need to change any aspect of this policy, we will post changes on the website.


January 21, 2011