Privacy Policy

The following is Linked Investigations Privacy Policy.

privacy policyOur company is dedicated to protecting the privacy of the users of our websites.

The Linked Investigations privacy policy is designed to provide you clarity on the methods we employ for protecting your personal information. In doing so we aim to answer questions concerning our use of such information. With that in mind, please read this policy carefully.

It is quite possible that we may need to change the Linked Investigations privacy policy from time to time in order to address new issues and changes on our sites and to the services and products offered. The changes will always be updated and posted here so that our users will be clearly aware of what information Linked Investigations gathers, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please be sure to refer back to this policy regularly.

This privacy policy applies to your use of all the sites, services and products offered by LINKED INVESTIGATIONS, now or in the future, referred to here as LINKED INVESTIGATIONS and collectively “we,” “us,” or “our”, (collectively, the “Sites”). Unless we say otherwise, any references to the Sites in this privacy policy include all such sites, specifically This privacy policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which any of the Sites only link. This policy covers only information collected on the Sites and does not cover any information collected offline by us or any of our partners.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the Linked Investigations privacy policy, please send an email to:

Your Personal Identification Information

Linked Investigations may request personal identification information from you (such as your name, e-mail address, credit card number, telephone number, social security number, street address, city, state, zip, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you) in connection with your use of, or participation in, registration for quotes, services, products, contests, promotions, or additional information (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our Sites.

In each of the aforementioned cases, Linked Investigations will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. Except as otherwise provided in the Linked Investigations privacy policy, we will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission.

In providing Linked Investigations with personal information for any of the aforementioned activities, we may use it to conduct the activity. We may also use cookie technology to enhance your experience of these activities with Linked Investigations, including to remember your preferences, customize the content and or authenticate your access to your personal information. Should your personally identifiable information be requested as part of Linked Investigations surveys, polls or promotions, such personally identifiable information may be added to your registration information.

If you grant Linked Investigations your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes. On occasion, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a product or service that we think might be of interest to the users of our Sites. Your permission to send you this information is obtained at the point of requesting a downloadable document, filling out a contact form or registering for any information from Linked Investigations.

We will give you an opportunity to “opt-in” at anytime specific promotional emails are sent to you. Opting out can be done by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please keep in mind, however, that under certain circumstances, if you “opt-out” from receiving any promotional related emails you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed.

We have the following exceptions to these policies: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others. We may also transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.

In addition, on occasion, we may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. We will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.

Further, the information you enter when requesting a quote or signing up as a registered user of Linked Investigations or make an online purchase (where applicable) will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose or carrying out the transactions.

Your Non-Personal Identification Information

Linked Investigations collects non-personal identification information through the use of:

IP address tracking”: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Sites, Linked Investigations servers log your IP address.

“Cookie” technology: This is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.

Non-personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to our Sites – such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our sites and about the links you may select from within our Sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.

Applying the above methods allows us to establish a more user friendly set of sites for our community members and users. We use such information to administer the Sites, better manage advertising on the Sites, and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our sites. This way the team at Linked Investigations know which areas of our Sites are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually enhance our sites.

Linked Investigations may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information. For example, we may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Sites. We may share demographic and preference information with this company to allow them to display appropriate advertisements for you.

Linked Investigations may, from time to time, employ third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Linked Investigations Sites. Third-party advertising technology uses information about your visits to the Sites and other sites on which we advertise. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the Sites, and to learn which banner ads bring users to the Sites.

Links to Other Sites

Users will find multiple links, be they advertising or resource based, to other content on our Sites. These links may be placed by Linked Investigations as well as registered members and users of our Sites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

Security Policy

Protecting the privacy and information of site users and registered members of Linked Investigations is a top priority. We have taken careful measures to secure your information and safeguard our own content. We exercise great care in providing safe transmission of your information from your PC to our servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail). Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its total security.

Request of Information

If you would like to review any personal information Linked Investigations have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at

To expedite your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personal information about you that you state is in need of correction. To request such a correction, please send an e-mail to You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

How to Opt-Out

If you “opt-in” to receive information from us or others, you can choose to “op-out” at a later date. If at any time you would like to stop receiving promotional information or opt-out of a specific community feature, you may contact usat You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.

Consent to Transfer

Linked Investigations Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Your Acceptance of Linked Investigations Terms

By using any of the Linked Investigations Sites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use or engage as a member of any of the Linked Investigations Sites. Your continued use of the Linked Investigations Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes. (Last modified on January 21, 2011.)


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