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b. Use of Personally Identifiable Information. The Site collects personally identifiable information from you only after you provide such information to obtain a benchmark score posted on this web site that are only made available to Site visitors who take the online survey. The Site collects personally identifiable information for the sole purposes of distributing more detailed results information, and for contacting visitors about they can improve their benchmark scores. By indicating at the end of the survey that you would like to receive more information and/or receive the Annual SMB IT Effectiveness Index Report associated with the survey, you agree to be contacted about improving your score by the survey sponsors. The Site will not sell or otherwise transfer or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior consent (except as may be required by law, such as a court-ordered subpoena, search warrant, or other court order; or required by exigent circumstances). We may use your information only to track your experience at our web site, to distribute the annual report at your request, and to contact you about how to improve your score.
d. Encryption Technology. The Site uses Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse or alteration of the information under The Site control.