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First and foremost, we only collect personal information if you choose to give it to us. We do not share any of your personal information with third parties for their own use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.
When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. We do not automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. We do use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Please go to “Cookies” below for more information. We do collect personal information when you register with us for an account, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, and when you voluntarily submit your personal information to us for any other reason.
Information Collected – Information You Give Us
On our website, we only collect your personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) when you choose to submit it to us, and we only use it for those purposes which you approved. For example, you may register to receive additional product information or other company information, in which case your personal information will be used only for that purpose.
Automatically Collected Information
We automatically collect certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our website and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies we use include, for example, web server logs, IP addresses, cookies, and web beacons.
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: Our server log files are stored in a secure location, and can only be accessed by our authorized employees. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet that allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregated information to affiliates, business partners, service providers, and/or vendors to conduct website analysis and performance reviews. This information is kept indefinitely for historical purposes.
Database Storage: We use multiple databases to record and retrieve information sent to us through web forms (such as contact information, products and services requested, and billing/payment information).
Web Beacons: On certain web pages or e-mails, we may utilize a common Internet technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Web beacons, cookies, and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personal information about you. If you voluntarily submit personal information, such as by registering or sending e-mails, then these automatic tracking technologies can be used to provide further information about your use of the websites to improve their usefulness to you.
You have certain options regarding your use of our website. We may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional product information or other company information. You could decide not to submit any personal information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our websites and not using any available personalized services. Certain websites may ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
Use of Personal Information
Notification of Policy Change
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By using our website, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that the documents and articles contained on the website are our property and may contain our copyrighted materials, proprietary trademarks and trade names. No material from any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by us may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. Commercial enterprises seeking to do business with us should not submit unsolicited confidential or proprietary information to our website. We reserve the right to use or disclose unsolicited information for any purpose. We make no representations about the content and suitability of the information in our website for any purpose. The articles, information and works provided in the website are provided “AS IS”, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHETHER CONTRACTUAL OR STATUTORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHERWISE. We assume no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. Decisions based on such information are the responsibility of visitors to our website. We are not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use, or the inability to use, the material on the website. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use our website.