chapter  11
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Commercial and Business-Related Websites

Many helpful websites are provided by businesses or entities related to businesses. Although you can obtain extensive information from these sites, it is important to remember that for-profit companies don’t tend to do things out of the goodness of their hearts. They do things because they can make money. When you obtain free information from a for-profit entity, always keep in mind that you don’t get something for nothing. Many commercial and business-related sites will provide limited information at no cost. That limited information may be sufficient for your investigation purposes. If you have to register for the site in order to obtain the free information, make sure you read the site’s privacy policy before doing so.