Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Paragon D&E

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.

This is a free content site. We do not require any information from you (not even a user name or password). We do not sell any information from our site to any outside party. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Gathering of the Information

Paragon D&E gathers two types of information about users:
»  Information users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards, forums or blogs, and to communicate with us.

»  Information Paragon D&E gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL, Comcast, AT&T, etc.), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), the device/OS you used to visit our site (Windows, Mac OS, mobile phone, tablet, etc.), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to our viewer’s needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Paragon D&E divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Paragon D&E does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of our site is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.

As stated above, we may use information users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to communicate with us in general or with respect to a specific job/project opportunity. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Paragon D&E never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. If anything comes to your attention which could potentially be a violation of this policy, please let us know immediately so that we can investigate it and try to correct it.

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. Tracking terms entered in the Search function is one of many measures to learn what interests our users.

Paragon D&E creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and may share those reports with advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and our users to receive advertisements pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of the Information

Paragon D&E uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Paragon D&E operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

»  Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
»  Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Paragon D&E. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Conditions of Use:

Please read this disclaimer carefully.

(a) Information and Content

The information and content contained in this site is for preliminary and general information only and does not constitute legal, financial or other professional advice. You must not rely on any information or content contained in, or omitted from, this site without obtaining independent advice.

(b) No Warranties or Representations

Except to the extent that such warranties or representations are implied by law and cannot be excluded, Paragon D&E  makes no warranty or representation regarding the quality, currency, accuracy, reliability, performance, completeness or fitness for purpose of any part of the information and content on this site, or on any pages or sites linked to this site.  In particular, Paragon D&E does not represent or warrant that the information and content on this site, or the facilities that make it available, will not cause damage, or are free from any computer virus or any other defects or errors, or that your access to the site will be uninterrupted. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Paragon D&E is not liable (whether in contract, negligence or otherwise) for any loss or damage arising from the use of this content and information.

(c) Links

Paragon D&E is not responsible for the information or content of any site accessed, or linked to, via this site. Links to other sites are provided for convenience only and do not represent any endorsement, sponsorship or approval of the products or services offered by the site owner or the information or content on such sites.

(d) Copyright

The subject matter on, and accessible from, the Paragon D&E web site is the subject of copyright protection. For any other reproduction or use of Paragon D&E copyright material, permission must be sought directly from Paragon D&E If provided, permission will be subject to the requirement that the copyright owner’s name and interest in the material be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, in whole or in part.  Unless otherwise stated, Paragon D&E does not warrant or represent that the information on other web sites does not intentionally infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world.

Paragon D&E receives product information, product images and other information contained on this site from a wide variety of sources which include but are not limited to product manufacturers, vendors, news outlets, and search engines. Please notify us of any specific copyrighted images or content found on our site at and we will be happy to remove the content.

If you have a complaint about Paragon D&E compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us at

revised April 18, 2012

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