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Grant Group's Privacy Policy
Effective as of June 25, 2009


Grant Group ("GG") operates various Internet Web sites.  GG has implemented this Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect, use and share personally identifiable information ("PII") and certain non-PII we obtain from and about individuals located in the U.S. GG does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.   If a child under 13 submits personal information to GG and we learn that that personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.  From time to time, GG may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of our Web sites or technology. If we make revisions that change the way we collect or use your PII, those changes will be posted in this Privacy Policy and the effective date will be noted at the beginning of this Policy. Therefore, you should review it periodically so that you are up to date on our most current policies and practices. If GG materially changes its practices regarding collection or use of your PII, you will be given 30 days notice and your PII (and certain non-PII) will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice of and have not objected to the change.


COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ("PII") BY GG.


General. GG may collect personally identifiable information ("PII" -- that is, information such as your full name, email address, mailing address or telephone number) in order to create or enhance our relationship with you. When we collect PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting the information to us in order to participate in activities like sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, in connection with content or suggestions you submit to us, chats or bulletin boards, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services or information.  GG also may collect other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, pixel tags and browser type.  Also, like most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files, such as IP addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, operating system, data/time stamp, and clickstream data.  Except as otherwise described herein, we may use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the GG Web sites may place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our site(s) and enable GG to make your visits to our site(s) more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your password for easy logon to a site you have previously visited, can save your preferences for a personalized home page or can track the items you have placed in your "shopping cart" during a visit to our online store. Information about your activities on GG sites and other non-personally identifiable information about you may also be used to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.

Third party advertisements displayed on GG sites may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. GG does not control these cookies and visitors to our Web site(s) should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies. See the "Notice" section below for more information on third party advertisements. GG may use cookies and similar tools to relate your use of our Web site(s) to PII obtained from you or a reputable third party. For example, if you've asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, cookie and/or click stream data about your activities on GG Web sites may allow us to limit the materials we provide you to items we think you will find interesting, based on your prior online activities and preferences. However, if GG wishes to combine your personal and cookie or click stream information in this manner, we will obtain your express affirmative consent.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. However, without cookies you may not have access to certain features.

NOTICE: GG WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES

When you voluntarily provide PII to GG, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses GG will make of the information. At the time you provide your PII, GG will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII, including whether we will share it with outside companies (See "Choice" below). This Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore may want to share your personal information, provided you have given GG permission to do so (See "Use" below).

Sometimes we may collect PII from consumers in manual format or off-line, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Policy and other relevant information from us.

GG's Web site(s) may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. GG's Web site(s) also may carry advertisements from other companies. GG is not responsible for the privacy practices of Web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our sites or for the privacy practices of third party or national Internet advertising companies. Once you've left a GG site via such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

Some of the advertisements that may appear on GG's Web site(s) are delivered to you by national Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect anonymous information about your visit to our sites, including information about the banner ads they display, any cookie they place on your computer and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:

CHOICE: GG WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII AND CERTAIN NON-PII

GG will not use the PII you provide to us for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted, or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with GG, unless we obtain your permission.  This same approach applies to certain non-PII associated with you or your computer device.

USE: GG'S USE OF PII AND NON-PII
GG will use your PII provided under this Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If GG obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is governed by this Policy. . Provided you have given us permission, GG may share your PII with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with GG, but would like to send you information about their products and services. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties when PII is collected. Moreover, in the event we would collect your credit card information, we will never share it with third parties except those GG uses to perform tasks (such as order fulfillment and payment processing) required to complete purchases you make through GG Web sites. GG employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. GG may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses), but they may only use your PII to provide GG with a specific service and not for any other purpose without your permission.

GG may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows GG to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on our Web sites. Your non-PII and click stream data about your activities on our sites may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. These companies will not share your information with any third party or use it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by web beacons, and aggregated demographic information not reasonably associated with you or your computer device may also be shared with GG's advertisers and business partners.  Where non-PII is associated with you or your computer device, GG may also share such non-PII with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with GG, provided you have given us permission, 

There may be instances when GG may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of GG, or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our Web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if GG sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, GG may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.

SECURITY: GG PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII AND OTHER CONSUMER DATA

GG uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.  In addition, GG uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. Passwords and other sensitive information stored by GG are encrypted both in transit and when stored within GG's online databases.  GG will retain PII and other consumer data only as long as necessary to fulfill a legitimate business or law enforcement need.

ACCESS: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR DELETE YOUR PII, AND TO RESTRICT GG'S USE OF YOUR DATA

GG has implemented procedures for you to access, correct or delete your PII, and to restrict GG's use of PII and certain non-PII. If you are a registered user at GG's Web site, you can view and change your user preferences by following the procedure detailed below.

To prohibit GG from disclosing your PII and certain non-PII (as described above) to third party advertisers, send an email to QandC@fox2127.com with a subject line "No sharing with third party advertisers" and include your name and address in the body of the email, GG will remove you from the sharing list within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of your request and will send a written confirmation of such removal to you.

To access your PII, send an email to QandC@fox2127.com, requesting a listing of the PII that is on file that you have provided or that has been obtained from a third party. GG will provide you with a list of your PII within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of your request. There may be certain instances when GG may not be able to provide the PII, such as when access would violate the privacy of another individual or when access is prohibited by law.

In the event the PII on file is incorrect, you may correct the PII by sending a written request for correction to GG at QandC@fox2127.com including (1) all of the incorrect PII, (2) the corrections that you wish to make to your PII, and (3) your signature authorizing such changes. GG will then correct the PII in its database and send a written confirmation to you within forty-five (45) business days.

If for any reason you wish to stop all future communications from this site, you may send an e-mail with the word "Privacy" in the subject line to QandC@fox2127.com, requesting that your PII be permanently removed from this site's database. GG will remove your PII within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of your request and will send a written confirmation of such removal to you. E-mails sent to this email address for purposes other than communication about PII may not be acknowledged or responded to.

REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO CONTACT GG ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS

If you have concerns regarding privacy, your use of the GG Web sites, or the collection and use of PII, you may contact the following GG representative:

Scott Beck
Internet Manager, Grant Group,
2618 Colonial Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
540-344-2127

You may also request a written response to your concerns.