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Privacy Policy

Information Gathering and Usage

CarolinaBarnstorming gathers information about you from data that you provide through such things as optional or mandatory registration, online surveys, and contests. The types of personal information collected can include name, mailing address, phone number, email address, transaction and credit card information. We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information such as your job function, industry, application, contact preferences or experience with our products. CarolinaBarnstorming may enhance or merge your information collected on our site with other operational data as well as data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you. Such information enables us to better tailor our content to your needs.

The information you provide will be used to support your professional relationship with CarolinaBarnstorming and our products. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on CarolinaBarnstorming, Inc. Web sites and alert you to information on our products, services and programs. We also use this information to help you complete a transaction and to contact you for market research.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CarolinaBarnstorming. Links to other sites will open in a new browser window. Please be aware that CarolinaBarnstorming is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Message Boards/Forums

This Web site may make forums and message boards available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Electronic Newsletters

CarolinaBarnstorming offers various free electronic newsletters. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the instructions provided in each electronic newsletter or emailing


CarolinaBarnstorming offers contests in which we request certain personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and email address. In some cases, the entrant must answer mandatory survey questions about a range of technical interests and personal data. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant's identity and eligibility, to contact winners or prize recipients, and to market and sell our products. Because the rules and terms of each contest can vary, all information about each contest is clearly posted during the event.

Forward to a Friend Feature

If you use this feature, your email address will appear as the sender of the email. Both your email address and the recipient's email address will not be used for any other purpose except to facilitate the sending of this one-time email to your friend.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files to automatically log information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We log this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. For areas of our site that require registration, we log the user's email address and specific information concerning the user's activity on the site. This information may be tied to the user's other personal information and, if so, it is used to support the user's professional relationship with CarolinaBarnstorming and our products.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are used to enhance your experience on our sites by allowing us to tailor our content based on your interests. A cookie can contain information, such as a user ID or preferences, which the site uses to personalize content and track the pages you've visited. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering or logging on to our site.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you may be able to change the settings to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent. Although rejection of cookies will not interfere with your ability to interact with most of our site, you will need to accept cookies if you choose to enter areas of our site that require registration or log on.

We also collect information through the use of Web beacons. Web beacons are tiny invisible graphics placed on certain pages of CarolinaBarnstorming' web sites. When a visitor accesses one of these pages, a notice of that visit is generated. Web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. Processing this information helps us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective.

In addition, we use Web beacons in some of our HTML-based emails to let us know what percentage of emails are opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Information Sharing

CarolinaBarnstorming will not disclose your personal information to outside organizations unless they are affiliated with CarolinaBarnstorming. Distributors, affiliates, contractors, or other business partners of CarolinaBarnstorming who have access to your personal information use the information in connection with your customer relationship with CarolinaBarnstorming and our products. Contractors use the information to fulfill CarolinaBarnstorming's requirements for such things as processing credit card purchases, shipping goods to customers, and providing information to potential customers.

Legal Requirements

CarolinaBarnstorming may be required to disclose personal information in response to a court order or other legal requirement.

Managing Your Information

Information Correction and Updating

CarolinaBarnstorming offers you the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration for any site. You may change this information by returning to that site or emailing You may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters by following the instructions provided in each electronic newsletter or emailing You may also update your profile and communication preferences using the myTek Profile capability on the site.

Deleting/Deactivation Policy

CarolinaBarnstorming does not offer you a means by which to completely delete personal information, but you can deactivate your identity within our database. To deactivate an identity, email


CarolinaBarnstorming operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by you. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a customer's credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission.

Children's Privacy Protection

CarolinaBarnstorming' Web sites do not target and are not intended for children under the age of 13. CarolinaBarnstorming' Web sites will not knowingly collect personal data from children, and will delete such data upon discovery.

Sale of Business

CarolinaBarnstorming may transfer personal information to a third party that acquires a business from CarolinaBarnstorming where the information is provided as an important asset of that acquired business. You will be notified of the transfer in accordance with our Notification of Change procedure outlined at the end of this policy.

Contact CarolinaBarnstorming

For Privacy Policy questions, email or via postal mail at: Privacy
The Sumner Group
223 West Main Ave Ste F
Gastonia, NC 28052

Notification of Change

All updates to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this statement. Last updated January 1, 2010. If we make a material change to this statement with respect to the use of personal information, we will place a notice on our Web site.