Privacy Policy

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I value your privacy and treat all personal information furnished with the utmost care. By accessing, using, and/or downloading materials from this site, you agree on your own behalf of each entity whose behalf you act to the terms of this privacy policy.

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privacyYou can visit this site without disclosing any information about yourself. In this case, the web server or Google Analytics may collect the name of the IP address used to access the Internet and the site you came from and visit next. This information is used to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about visitors to this site in general. This data also can be used to monitor site performance, to make this site easier and more convenient to use, and to report information in aggregate form to partners and/or advisors.


Cookies are small pieces of data stored by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive, which permits us to recognize you when you access and subsequently return to this site. If you are browsing, a cookie is used to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to your use of this site. This cookie, by itself, doesn’t reveal your e-mail address or who you are. If you decide to register online with my site, I may collect additional information to provide tailored offerings or content to you. In this case, cookies are used to recognize you on subsequent visits and make your on-line experience more convenient, unless prohibited by the law of the jurisdiction where the server is located or which otherwise applies.

You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent. Please note, however, that by not accepting cookies, you might limit the functionality provided you when you visit this site.

Personal Information Collection

There are times when I may ask you for, or you may choose to provide, information about yourself and your business to assist us in meeting your various business needs. This information may be used for the purpose of providing you with products or services you have requested, servicing you, improving services, developing and/or informing you of additional products or services provided.

To provide these services, you may need to provide personal contact or basic business information.

Communication of Your Personal Information to Affiliates and Third Parties

Information provided may be communicated and disclosed to affiliates and other third parties for the purpose of fulfilling and completing your requests and the transactions related thereto.

I may also communicate and disclose such information with our affiliates and other third parties to offer you other products and services that may be of interest to you unless you notify us of your intention to opt-out in the manner described below. If you do not want me to use your personal information or to share your personal information with affiliates or third parties for the purpose of offering you other products and services, please e-mail me at phil at philsimon (dot) com, making sure that you include “Opt-Out” in the subject field. Occasionally, I may send you e-mail communications with information, which may be useful to you, including information about products and services or about offerings from and affiliates or third parties. We will include instructions in e-mail messages on how to unsubscribe if you later decide you do not want to receive any future e-mails or other marketing contacts.

I may also aggregate statistics gathered about the visitors to the site, sales, traffic patterns, and products and services and provide these statistics to third parties; however, when I do, these statistics will not include any personal information that identifies individuals. All reasonable measures have also been taken so that the information you provide to us will not be used by affiliates or third parties for purposes other than those indicated herein.

I may also use, disclose, and communicate your personal information if required to do so by law including by an order of any court.

External Web Site Links

My site may contain links to other sites, including those of business partners, vendors, and advertisers. While I try to link only to sites with highest standards and respect for privacy, please understand that I am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

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