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StageSource, Inc. (“StageSource,” “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting our users' privacy.  We feel it is important that you fully understand the terms and conditions under which we use the information we gather from you through the use of our Web site located at (our “Site”).  Please read this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) carefully to understand how we will use and protect your personal information.  We will never share your personal information with anyone except as described in this Policy.  Changes to this Policy will be announced on our Web site at least ten days in advance, so please check back periodically.

Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to us by email or we may also be contacted directly at the following address:

StageSource, 88 Tremont Street, Suite 714, Boston, MA 02108

  1. What information does StageSource collect from you?

    In order to better provide you with services, our Site collects two types of information about its visitors:  Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We retain Personally Identifiable Information as long as it is necessary to carry out services for you.  Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience while using our Site.

    Personally Identifiable Information:  Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets a site know the specifics of who you are, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address.  Generally, our Site does not collect Personally Identifiable Information, unless volunteered by the consumer‚ such as profile information and/or site registrations.

    Non-Personally Identifiable Information:  Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual.  We gather certain information about you based upon the pages that you access in our Site.  This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis.  This information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.  A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.  An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web.  Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination.  In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer.  Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.

  2. Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?

    Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide our members and visitors with a superior online experience.  Any information we collect is used for our own internal purposes to improve the content of our Site, to enhance users' experiences when visiting our Site, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user.

    StageSource collects personal information when you establish an account with StageSource, when you use StageSource products or services, or when you visit StageSource pages. When you register we ask for information such as your name, mailing address, and email address. Once you register with StageSource and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. You can edit your StageSource Account Information, including your preferences, at any time.

    We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to StageSource services, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the E-Newsletters that are considered part of your StageSource account.  Users who register with StageSource can opt out of receiving future communications from us or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.

    StageSource collects information about your transactions with us. StageSource automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, StageSource cookie information, and the page you request. StageSource uses information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

    StageSource does not provide any personal information to advertisers when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

    We currently use cookies in the operation of our Site (see “Cookies” below).

    We also track users' traffic patterns throughout their online sessions, including which pages a user views while using our Site.  We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers and software and to administer our Site.  We may share aggregated statistics about pages viewed on our Site with third parties.

  3. Who is collecting your information?

    Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, only we collect your information.  This document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you.  We encourage you to ask questions and to be very cautious before you disclose your personal information to others.

  4. With whom do we share your information?

    The information we collect is shared with other reputable organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes and used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes.

    When opting out of the various lists‚ please provide us with the following: Name‚ Address‚ and specifically what you are opting out of.  If you do not want to receive email from us in the future‚ please let us know by sending us an email.

    From time to time‚ we make the email addresses of those who access our site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your email address with other companies or organizations‚ please let us know by emailing us.

    If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings‚ please let us know by emailing us. You may also receive mailings from other reputable companies. You can‚ however‚ have your name put on our do–not–share list byemailing us. Please provide us with your exact name and address in the email‚ and we will be sure to remove your name from the list that we share with other organizations.

    From time to time, we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities.  We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.  We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities.  We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

  5. What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

    We employ industry-recognized information technology to protect the security of the information you submit to us.  The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us.  Our secure servers protect this information using password protection and advanced encryption, and we may use firewall technology for additional protection.  Furthermore, all of the user data we collect is protected against unauthorized access by physical security means.

    We also encourage our partners and service providers to adopt and follow stringent consumer privacy policies.

  6. "Cookies."

    Like many other sites, our Site utilizes a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how our Site is used.  A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us.  Cookies were designed to help a Web site recognize a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site.  For example, cookies can securely store a user's password, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of past selections.

    We use cookies for the limited purposes of enhancing your visit to our Site and to enable us to track and target the interests of our users.  A cookie cannot be read by a Web site other than the one that set the cookie.  No other company will have access to our cookies.  A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your email address.

    Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie, or alternatively, to refuse to accept cookies.  It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on our Site if you choose not to accept cookies.

  7. Children Under Age Thirteen (13) and Privacy.

    When a child under age 13 registers with StageSource, we ask that he or she has a parent or guardian create an Account to obtain parental permission. StageSource will not contact children under age 13 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent's permission. StageSource does not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or service.  If parents have any questions about their children's use of our Site or our information collection, maintenance and deletion practices please contact us by emailing us.

  8. You should carefully review privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from our Site.

    Other sites accessible through our Site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices.  Please consult each site's privacy policy.  We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.  Please be aware that our Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those Web sites linked to our Site are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.  We cannot control this collection of information.  You should contact these sites directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

  9. Contacting us about privacy questions or concerns.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our Site, or your dealings with our Site, please contact us by sending a letter to: StageSource, 88 Tremont Street, Suite 714, Boston, MA  02108, or by sending us an email.

  10. Privacy Policy changes.

    If we make changes to any terms or conditions of the Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it.  StageSource may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your StageSource account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.


Effective Date: October 1, 2004.

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