Privacy Policy

Who we are

Business Publications Corporation Inc. (BPC) is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only process your personal data in the manner and purpose for which we collect it, for the purposes you later authorize, or as outlined here.

We are committed to using third-party vendors who also comply with these rules and are also committed to protecting your privacy. Both BPC and our contracted vendors will maintain reasonable procedures to help ensure that personal data we collect and use is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete and current. If your data is transferred to any third-party vendor we hire, it is limited to the express use for BPC and not for any of those vendors’ use or for their resale to other entities.

Acceptable uses by BPC may include follow-up contacts regarding a purchase you’ve made with us, further information & limited use on a BPC event to which you’ve registered by BPC or one of the event sponsors and inclusion on targeted electronic newsletters pertaining to topics of interest.

All subscription lists — both for print publications and electronic newsletters — are the sole property of BPC and are not resold for any external use.

You have the right to change or delete information we have on file for you. Requests should be made through or by calling 515.288.3338, extension 201. For email correspondence, use the unsubscribe mechanism built-in at the bottom of each message.

General inquiries can be made by contacting:

Business Publications Corporation Inc.
Attn: Privacy Policy
100 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.