Privacy Commitment

Your privacy is important to Safeguard. To protect your privacy while you use our websites and let you know what types of information we are collecting and how we are using it, we have developed this Privacy Policy. As we update our services and technologies and as we expand or change our offerings, this Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check it periodically.

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Your Personal Information and How We Use It

Other than information automatically collected from your browser or device (see Cookies And How We Use Them, below), Safeguard will only collect information that can identify you through its websites if you provide it. For example, to receive our corporate mailings, we will request (and you may provide at your sole discretion) your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, company name and position. Safeguard may use this information to respond to your requests for information or services.
The information collected will be shared with employees of Safeguard to the extent necessary to accommodate your requests. Safeguard may also share such information with agents, contractors or partners of Safeguard in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Safeguard. Such third parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than providing services for or on behalf of Safeguard or its affiliates. We may, for example, provide your information to a third party contracted by Safeguard to handle group mailings.
Safeguard reserves the right to disclose all information collected to the extent required by law or to respond to judicial process. Safeguard may also provide any or all collected information to a third party in connection with a sale, assignment, or other transfer of its business if such third party agrees to treat all such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
We will strive to ensure that all communications with our website visitors provide easy means of correcting errors and updating information that has been provided to us.

Cookies And How We Use Them

When you use our sites, Safeguard may assign cookie files to you, which are a small amount of data we send to your web browser. Cookies enable the computers operating our websites to more efficiently interact with your web browser. Safeguard does not use cookies to store or create data on visitors to our website, nor do we use cookies to track activities of our visitors. You may be able to modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.

We may also receive IP addresses in the normal course of the operation of our website. An IP address is a number assigned to you by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Although we do receive IP addresses, we do not use them to identify you personally or disclose them to others.


Data Security

Safeguard maintains an appropriate level of physical, electronic and managerial procedures in order to protect the data that it collects from its website. This includes maintaining computer equipment, networks, programs and documentation to a high standard and restricting access to equipment and information to appropriate staff.

Children’s Privacy

Safeguard does not collect or maintain information at its websites from those it knows are under 13 years of age, and no parts of its websites are structured to attract anyone under 13.

Links to Other Websites

Our websites may contain links to, or integrate with, other websites operated, or having content provided by, third parties, and other websites may link to our websites. Please keep in mind when you access websites operated by other parties, whether through links on our websites or otherwise, that we do not control what happens on those websites and we will have no liability arising out of or related to such websites or their content. You should always check the privacy policy of the website you are visiting in order to be sure you know how the operator of that website will collect data from you and what the operator of that website will do with the data. Safeguard is providing links to third party websites to you only as a convenience. You release and hold Safeguard harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.

Submissions to Safeguard

Due to the large number of business plan ideas and related materials that Safeguard reviews, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot agree to obligations of confidentiality, non-use or non-disclosure with regard to any information or materials submitted or provided to or otherwise shared with us. By submitting information or materials to Safeguard, you or anyone acting on your behalf agree that any such information or materials will not be considered confidential or proprietary and that Safeguard is free to use it without condition. In no event will Safeguard be limited in, or restricted from, the pursuit of any opportunities, either alone or with third parties.

Change Notification

As we provide more services on our websites and as privacy laws and regulations evolve, it may be necessary to revise or update our Privacy Policy without notice, but we will post those changes on our website’s home page so our users are aware of what information we collect, use and disclose.

Inquiries, Complaints and Information Corrections

If you should have any questions or complaints about how Safeguard has gathered or used your information through one of its websites, or if you would like to correct or change information previously provided to Safeguard through one of its websites, please contact