Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Confluence Social Marketing, INC. (“Confluence Local Marketing”) is a company based in Naperville, IL that provides online marketing and advertising services. This Privacy Policy describes the company’s overall privacy practices as they pertain to the advertising services provided. Confluence Local Marketing is a member of TRUSTe’s Data Collection program signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your information. TRUSTe’s mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us here. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here. The TRUSTe Data Collection program covers Confluence Local Marketing’s collection of information via third party websites.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use persistent cookies to assist us with the collection and use of anonymous browsing data. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on a site. If you reject cookies, you may still navigate Web sites, but your ability to use some areas of the sites may be limited.

We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage the advertising content on our network of third-party sites. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to personally identifiable information. In performing our advertising services, we collect non-personally identifiable consumer information in multiple ways, including:
  • on our own web sites
  • on the web sites of publishers that call our pixels (or “beacons”)
  • when we serve online advertisements, and
  • from third party providers
This anonymous data includes, but is not limited to, information such as a web visitor’s IP address, web pages which have been viewed by a web visitor, date and time, domain type, and responses by a web visitor to an advertisement delivered by us or a third party advertising technology vendor. As the Internet evolves, we may use different types of technologies to collect these types of anonymous, non-personally identifiable information. The collection of this anonymous data allows us and our advertisers to better target advertising to user interests. The data also allows us provide improvements to our services, for example, improving the effectiveness of the advertisements delivered to users and limiting the number of times a person sees a given advertisement. If you do not want us to collect or store anonymous data that relates to your use of the Internet, please go back to the stone age or: Opt-Out.

It is our policy not to collect or store personally identifiable information for the purposes of targeting ads to users. Please note that at some of Confluence Local Marketing’s partner or advertiser properties, users may be asked to register and provide personally identifiable data. Although Confluence Local Marketing is committed to making sure that our partners provide notice and choice to all consumers, the collection and use of such PII is controlled by the policies found on those sites. Since Confluence Local Marketing cannot control those third party sites, we recommend that you take appropriate steps to control the use of PII on third party sites.

We retain the information we collect on third-party sites for 30 days.

Confluence Local Marketing uses non-personally identifiable information to improve advertisement targeting, make and create offers, provide reporting to advertisers and clients, and to improve our advertising systems and products. In addition, that data may be combined with information collected from other sources so that we may better serve users with offers that may be of interest to them. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with our subsidiaries and third party partners and agents for similar use. Confluence Local Marketing may also disclose any information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Confluence Local Marketing; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Confluence Local Marketing; (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Confluence Local Marketing, its websites or the public; or (4) to provide updates and services that may be of interest to the customer.

Confluence Local Marketing uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of the information we collect. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Confluence Local Marketing is sensitive to the issue of children’s privacy. Confluence Local Marketing’s website, products and services, are not developed for, designed to attract, or directed at, people under the age of thirteen. We will not collect information from users who we know are under the age of 13. If you believe your child under the age of 13 has provided Confluence Local Marketing with personally identifiable data, or registered at Confluence Local Marketing’s website, and you would like to have the data removed, please contact us.

In the event that another company acquires all or substantially all of the assets related to the business, we reserve the right to include any or all stored non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information among the assets transferred to the acquiring company. If Confluence Local Marketing is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

If you would like to disable your unique Confluence Local Marketing cookie, by doing so, Confluence Local Marketing will replace your unique cookie with an “opt-out” cookie that will prevent us from collecting any further information based on your interests or Internet usage. Because cookies are browser specific, if you use more than one browser on your computer, you will need to disable the Confluence Local Marketing cookie while using the other browser(s) in order to opt-out completely. To do so, point each browser that you use to this page, and click on the disable link above. Please note that you will need to set the Confluence Local Marketing opt-out cookie again under the following circumstances: You buy a new computer or upgrade the browser of your existing computer. You delete the Confluence Local Marketing “opt-out” cookie. In each case, the existing Confluence Local Marketing “opt-out” cookie loses its effectiveness. The Confluence Local Marketing technology will treat your computer as a new user, and set a new unique cookie the first time you visit a Website powered by the Confluence Local Marketing technology.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. We may change our policy at any time by posting a new version of it on our website. If we make any material changes we will not notify you by other means than updating this notice on this Site. Change becoming effective once posted affecting all past and future. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Effective Date The privacy policy was last revised on May 7 , 2015. Questions and Comments Questions and comments about this privacy policy should be submitted by clicking the contact us form on this website or email us at or mail us to Chief Privacy Officer, CEO, Confluence Local Marketing Inc., 1001 E Ogden Ave Naperville IL 60563.

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or Passwords and Logins.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions, Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails,The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
1001 E Ogden Ave. Naperville, Illinois 60563 United States
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