Privacy Statement

This privacy statement is applicable to and all Gadson Media Group content.

EmergeNC does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from our free subscriptions, a contest or sweepstakes registration, the registration process for subscription sites or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings, suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas.

Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from EmergeNC and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, EmergeNC reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

EmergeNC reserves the right to perform statistical analysis of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on their advertising banners. EmergeNC will provide only aggregated data from these analysis to third parties. Also, users should be aware that EmergeNC may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through an Emerging Minds affiliated site.  Emerge NC online is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties, and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information. Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on any area of the EmergeNC site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user’s communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Emerge NC online. Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of the EmergeNC Internet servers or through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that the Emerge NC online cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for EmergeNC 

If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the EmergeNC site.

Upon request, the Emerge NC online will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, Emerge NC will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. The foregoing policies are effective as of January 1, 2011.

EmergeNC reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.