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Last Updated: April 2011

The McGee Company and its affiliates McGee Real Estate Inc., McGee Marketing and McGee Auction (collectively referred to in this Privacy Statement as "we" or "TMC") recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, registrants for our events, recipients of our e-mail newsletters and all other customers of our products and services. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our customers’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our customers. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by TMC.

TMC collects information from our website users,
subscribers and other customers. In this section of our Privacy Statement, we describe the type of information we collect and how we use it to provide better services to our customers.

Registration and Ordering
When attending our events or using our website(s) and signing up for certain selected services (such as free subscriptions), users must first register. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services, and, for our website visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our sites.

Many of our products and services are free to subscribers. Independent auditors may need to certify the eligibility of these subscribers. In order to do that, we may collect unique identifiers (such as mother’s maiden name) that we disclose to the auditors strictly for industry reporting and audit verification purposes. We do not ask for nor collect billing information from this website (

E-mail Newsletters
If users wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the e-mail   newsletter.

From time to time we may invite web site users and other customers to provide information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely
voluntary and the website user or other customer therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to the other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected is used to improve the use of, and satisfaction with the website or other TMC product or service. Subject to the given customer’s preferences (as described in the "Permission" section below), such information also may be shared with third party sponsors of such surveys.

Interactive Features
At some point our website may offer interactive and community features such as discussion boards, webcasts and user profiles. Note that all personal information sent or posted via such features becomes public information for which we are not responsible.

Communications with Us
We have features where our customers can submit information to us (such as our feedback forms).
Where such submissions include requests for service, support or information, we may forward them   to our agents, as needed, to best respond to the specific request. In addition, we may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us to serve customers better. Please note that letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public.

Communications from Us: Service Updates, Special Offers
In order to best serve our customers, we may send updates that contain important information about   our products and services. For example, we may send new members a welcoming message, and verify password and username for our password-protected web sites. We may also communicate   with a customer to provide requested services and for account-related issues via e-mail, phone or regular mail. In addition to such service and product-essential messages, we offer our customers the option to receive information about our company, related products, services and special deals. Users, however, can choose not to receive these communications from us, as set forth in the "Permission" section below.

Automatic Data Collection
Our web sites, newsletters and, from time to time, certain other products and services have features that automatically collect information from customers, to deliver content specific to customers
' interests and to honor their preferences. This information assists us in creating products and services that will serve the needs of our customers.

For example, we use "cookies," a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies benefit the user by requiring login only once, thereby saving time while on   our web site. If users reject the cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of our web site. For example, the user may not be able to participate in sweepstakes, contests or drawings.
Additionally, we may note some of the pages the user visits on our web sites and via our email   newsletters through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) and web beacons. The use of cookies, pixels and web beacons enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our sites and via our email newsletters.

In addition, some of our business affiliates may use cookies on our web sites and in our email newsletters, in ads or promotions. However, we have no access to or control over these business affiliates' cookies; we urge users to read their privacy policies for information. In particular, we use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit certain TMC web sites. Such company may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visit to these web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be   of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to these web sites, our third party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

We also use an email delivery and marketing company to send emails (including newsletters) for which you have registered (or otherwise agreed to receive). Web beacons and cookies may be used in such email messages to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how customers use our web sites and other products and services.

For our internal purposes, we gather information such as date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our web sites. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

We may combine demographic information supplied by a customer at registration with web site usage data to provide general profiles, in aggregate non-personally identifiable form, about our customers and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers and business affiliates to help them better understand our services.

When we have co-branded, customized, private label, "powered by" or sponsored products and services, or when we join with other parties to provide specific services (however, we do not share credit card information with such third parties), then, subject to the given customer’s preferences (as described in the “Permission” section below), we may share (provide and receive) personal   information with such third party. In particular, please note that, subject to the given customer’s preferences (as described in the "Permission" section below), information collected in connection with online webcasts, such as at, will be shared with the sponsor of the   particular webcast(s)/seminar(s). These sponsors will use the information according to their own privacy policies, and we urge participants to read those policies and be aware of their privacy practices before registering.

Finally, on occasion, we may provide targeted lists of names and offline and online contact information for marketing purposes to third parties, subject to our Permission policies, as described   below, pursuant to which we give customers the option of not having their name or contact information disclosed to third parties.

Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other
companies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our product(s)/service(s), and which   agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our company may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, sites or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personal information. We will also disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency's request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this   information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.  Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.

We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include usage and demographic data, but it will not include personal information.

If your personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if you no longer desire our   product(s)/service(s), we provide a way to correct or update your personal data: you may either contact Customer Support for the applicable product or service or, to change your preferences, complete the "Feedback" page as described in the "Permission" section below.

Our customers are given the opportunity to choose whether to receive information from our affiliates and us not directly related to the product or service for which they registered (or which they   otherwise agreed to receive). Customers also have the opportunity to choose whether to have personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes. Instructions for how to   exercise these choices are contained in e-mails sent by us, on our product websites and in each of   our publications. Customers also can go to our "Feedback" page at any time, at to change their preferences. In addition, for those   customers that are California residents, you may have additional rights, as described in the "Your California Privacy Rights" section below.

Please note that we will endeavor to implement your permission requests within a reasonable time, although for a time you may continue to receive mailings, etc., transmitted based on information released prior to the implementation of your request. In addition, please note that even after such request is implemented, you will continue to receive information directly related to the product or service for which you registered (or which you otherwise agreed to receive), so you always are kept informed.

Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits those customers that are California residents to request that TMC not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use. To make such a request, write us at:

Legal Department - Privacy Officer
TMC - The McGee Company
560 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

We use reasonable precautions to protect our customers' personal information and to store it securely. Credit card information or billing information is never collected or requested.

Our web sites contain links to other sites. TMC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content   of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware   of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.

For questions about this Privacy Statement, contact:
Legal Department - Privacy Officer
TMC - The McGee Company
560 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

For all other questions concerning the practices of this site or any dealings with TMC - The McGee Company, contact us at:
TMC - The McGee Company
560 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

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