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12.13.14
Leslie Carruthers will participate from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday in Akron, OH at Professional Pop-Up: free business information and advice for women business owners. Get digital marketing advice and answers on how to grow or start a business. Sign up here to attend!

10.5.14
Leslie Carruthers will be guest co-hosting Cleveland Confidential Radio with Michael DeAloia on WHK 1420 AM at 6pm. She will be interviewing John Paganini of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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The Search Guru Privacy Statement

Last Changed March 3, 2008

The Search Guru Web site is owned and operated by The Search Guru, Inc.

  1. PRIVACY STATEMENT:

    THE SEARCH GURU respects the privacy rights of its online visitors and recognizes the importance of protecting the personal information collected on its website. THE SEARCH GURU has adopted a Privacy Policy that guides how it collects, stores, and uses the information it collects from you online. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before you use the services provided by THE SEARCH GURU. This Privacy Policy complies with North American best privacy practices and follows all known legislation in North American territories. THE SEARCH GURU advises visitors to the THE SEARCH GURU website from outside the United States and Canada that its Privacy Policy does not necessarily follow the laws and regulations of your home country, so THE SEARCH GURU recommends that you DO NOT provide personal information if you are not a resident of the United States or Canada.
  2. TYPE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED:

    THE SEARCH GURU only collects personal information on a voluntary basis for communicating with or providing information or services to its clients. Personal information collected may include your name, company name, e-mail address, phone number, company address, and your position with the company.

    No information submitted to us either for services or for purchases will be shared, sold, reused in lists, or be used for any other purpose than to complete a transaction, address a customer service concern unless express permission is given by the client or customer.

  3. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION:

    THE SEARCH GURU uses information in the file it maintains on you, and other information it obtains from your current and past activities on the web site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce its User Agreement.
  4. By using THE SEARCH GURU’s web-site, you agree that THE SEARCH GURU may use personally identifiable information about you to improve its marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve content and product offerings, and customize the site’s content, layout and services. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

    You agree that THE SEARCH GURU may use your information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as targeted advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the site. By using THE SEARCH GURU’s services, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, THE SEARCH GURU encourages you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications.

  5. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION:

    Due to the existing regulatory environment, THE SEARCH GURU cannot ensure that it or other third parties will never disclose your private communications and other personally identifiable information in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, certain circumstances may force THE SEARCH GURU to disclose information to the government or third parties, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your information that they collect from our site. Therefore, although THE SEARCH GURU uses industry standard practices to protect your privacy, it does not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.
  6. AS A MATTER OF POLICY, THE SEARCH GURU DOES NOT SELL OR RENT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO ANY THIRD PARTY. However, in limited circumstances THE SEARCH GURU will provide your information to third parties. THE SEARCH GURU cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to investigate or enforce laws that exist to protect people’s rights. By using its services, you authorize THE SEARCH GURU to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other governmental officials as THE SEARCH GURU, in its sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

  7. OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTORS:

    Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information THE SEARCH GURU collects from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties on its site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. To the extent that THE SEARCH GURU uses third party advertisers, they adhere to their own privacy policies. Because THE SEARCH GURU does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party. THE SEARCH GURU encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
  8. SECURITY:

    THE SEARCH GURU will only collect personally identifiable information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve its legitimate business purposes, and it will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information you provide. THE SEARCH GURU uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, including “firewalls” and encryption on financially sensitive information .



    THE SEARCH GURU treats data as an asset that it must protect from loss and unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.
  9. MODIFICATIONS OF THIS POLICY:

    THE SEARCH GURU may modify the Privacy Policy from time to time based on your comments and its need to accurately reflect its data collection and disclosure practices. Please review this policy from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes in our privacy practices. Your continued use of this site will signify your acceptance of these changes.
  10. OUR USE OF COOKIES:

    Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer to track movements within web sites. THE SEARCH GURU uses cookies to deliver content specific to your interest and for other purposes. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when someone sends cookies. However, some areas will not function properly if you do so. There are many sources for additional information about Internet cookies, and THE SEARCH GURU encourages anyone concerned about the use of cookies to do more research on the topic, so you can make an informed decision about accepting them from any site. Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices placed by third parties on certain pages of our site. For example, if you view a web page created by a user, there may be a cookie placed within that web page. THE SEARCH GURU does not control the use of cookies by third parties.
  11. REVIEW AND CORRECTION OF YOUR PERSONALLY INDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

    You can review and change your personal information, including your name, company, address, city, state, zip code, country, primary phone number, secondary phone number, fax number and gender.
  12. You must promptly update your information if it changes.

    Upon your request, THE SEARCH GURU will remove your contact information from its databases. Please email your deactivation requests to: info@thesearchguru.com. THE SEARCH GURU will deactivate this information as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.

    In some circumstances, THE SEARCH GURU will retain in its files information you have requested it to remove to resolve disputes, troubleshoot or enforce the User Agreement. Further, THE SEARCH GURU can never completely remove prior information from its databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored “back up” systems. Therefore, you should not expect complete removal of all of your personally identifiable information from its databases in response to your requests.

  13. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY:

    By using this site, you signify your assent to the THE SEARCH GURU Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site.