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ValueForum.com uses the information it collects in a variety of ways, including, using the information to customize
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We reserve the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect about
you and our other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception. We will not use the
information that we collect, nor will we authorize third parties to use the information that we collect, to mail or
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said promotional offers. One example of this is our recent BankInvestor.com member survey, which asks whether
you would like us to contact you regarding a fund that invests in banks. We only make contact with you if you
specifically indicate that you would like us to do so.
Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online -- for example on
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ValueForum.com is an internet site accessable by the public, and we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized
third party use of information that you choose to disclose in your own posts.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event that
ValueForum.com is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be
among the transferred assets.
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