At various points in this Site, you may be requested to submit personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, street address, phone number, employer and occupational title. The Company does not collect personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information.
Forms may be used on this Site to collect information from you, which will allow us to carry out a number of tasks, including, but not limited to, fulfilling literature requests, responding to product inquiries or technical questions, and processing employment inquiries. Any personal information collected is intended to be used only for delivery or follow-up purposes. In order to effectively respond to and support certain user requests, the Company may share your information with its business channel partners such as distributors and sales representatives for the Company's products. You may opt-out from being contacted or receiving follow-up mailings at any time (See Choice/Opt-Out below).
Occasionally, the Company may invite you to participate in online surveys. These surveys may ask you for contact information (for example, your email address), industry information, and demographic information (like your zip code or the state in which your business is located). Contact information is used to contact you if and when necessary with respect to the survey unless otherwise specifically indicated by you. You may opt-out from being contacted or receiving follow-up mailings at any time (See Choice/Opt-Out below). It is not necessary to participate in surveys to use this Site.
This Site may make use of public forums such as discussion groups and message boards. Information disclosed in these areas may be available to other visitors to this Site, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. If after posting any personal information to a public forum you are approached by a third party by email, you should not assume that the Company has released private information about you or that the contact is on behalf of or has been authorized by the Company.
The Company may also collect personal information from you when authorizing you to access any restricted areas of the website. Such personal information includes personal identification, business relationship and information relating to your entitlement to access the restricted portion of the website as well as your activities within areas of the restricted portions. By seeking access to restricted portions of the website, and by providing the identification information, you are agreeing to collection of such information and of such other information which may relate to your visit to the restricted portion of the website, all in addition to the above mentioned non-restrictive portions collected information.
Web Site Usage Reporting
Like most standard website servers, this Site's web servers generate log files that store certain types of information about you and your visit to this Site. Categories of information collected include length of time of visit, pages visited, number of visits, frequency of visits, internet service provider and IP address used to connect to the Site, referring/exit pages, and platform type (IP addresses, etc., are not tied to personally identifiable information). Information collected in the log files is used solely for internal use by the Company to analyze trends, administer this Site, track user movements in the aggregate, gather broad demographic information for aggregate reporting and statistical purposes, and for improvement of the Site.
If you object at any time to the collection of your information for the Web Site Usage Reporting purposes, then do not use the Site. The Company does not employ any measures to prevent the Site from collecting information on an individual basis.
In addition to using cookies as described under Web Site Usage Reporting, this Site may also use first-party cookies for managing your user session. Cookies can help the Company recognize return visitors, to personalize and enrich your online visits with the Site, and to collect site-visitation statistics. Categories of information collected for this purpose may include your preferred language, your geographic region, and a unique session ID code that allows this Site to keep track of your user session and distinguish it from all others currently active. It is not necessary to have cookies enabled in your browser to access and use this Site. However, some of the features of this Site may depend on cookies, and you may not be able to use those features by refusing cookies. Opting out of information collection will deny you access to portions of this website.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THIS SITE
The Company communicates with this Site's users on a regular basis in order to respond to requests for literature and product information or to answer technical questions. The Company typically communicates via email, regular mail or telephone in accordance with the particular user's wishes.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
The Company takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect your information online and offline and has implemented commercially reasonable technical measures, such as secure servers, firewalls and encryption of financial data, intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information submitted via the Site. The Company also strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of your personal information in its databases. However, the Company cannot guarantee that there will be no loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information.
Email transmissions and/or other communications initiated through the Site containing personal information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Site may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. The Company cannot and does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted from or to the Site. Once the Company receives your personal information, it takes steps that it believes are commercially reasonable to limit access to your personal information to only those employees and service providers whom it determines need access to the personal information to provide the requested products, services, offers or opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, even after the Company receives your personal information, it cannot guarantee that your personal information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our commercially reasonable efforts or as a result of any other event beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, the Company cannot and does not guarantee that your personal information is completely secure and safe from such risks. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company expressly disclaims any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, with respect to ensuring, guaranteeing or otherwise offering any definitive promise of security in connection with your personal information or usage information.
The Company will remove your personal information from this Site's databases or remove you from any mailing lists upon request. All such requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL (NON US)-HOSTED SITES
Company information may be transferred around the world, including to affiliates or third parties which may be located in the United States, Europe, Asia, or other jurisdictions that may not have equivalent data protection laws to those in your home country.
The Company endeavors to comply with all applicable data protection laws applicable to the location of the site. By providing data to us you acknowledge the right of the entity to which the site is applicable to share data for the purpose of responding to your request, including personal information, with its affiliated entities which may be located in other jurisdictions governed by data protection laws that differ from those applicable to this site or your home country.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
The Company's Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site. The Company does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features/registration forms on the Site. If the Company learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification or parental consent, we will delete the information. If you believe we might have information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at: email@example.com.
You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Google +1 Button
Our Internet presence uses the "+1″ button of the social network Google Plus that is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is identifiable through the "+1″ sign on a white or colored background.
When you call up a Web site associated with our Internet presence that has such a social button, your browser connects directly with the servers of Google. The content of the "+1″ plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser from Google, which is then used to incorporate it into the Web site. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Google collects through the button. According to Google, if one does not click on the button, no personal data is collected. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for logged-in members.
The purpose and extent of data collection, the further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and the various possible settings to protect your privacy are to be found in Google's data protection guidelines concerning the "+1" button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
If you are a Google Plus member and do not wish for Google to use our Internet presence as a way to collect information about you and to link this information with the membership data about you which Google has stored, then you must log out of Google Plus before visiting us on the Internet.
Use of the Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". For a full list of all social Plugins please see: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".
Use of the TweetMeme button
Our website uses the Tweetmeme-Button provided by MediaSift Ltd, Building L033, London Road, University of Reading, Reading, RG1 5AQ, United Kingdom. The button can be recognised by its bubble with a number and a green "retweet" button. With the TweetMeme button, Twitter users can share our blog entries via Twitter. The button also shows the number of tweets for each blog entry.
When you view a page on our website that includes such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection with the servers at MediaSift. The content of the TweetMeme button is transferred from MediaSift directly to your browser, which incorporates it into the Web page. For this reason, we have no influence on the amount of data gathered by MediaSift with the aid of this plug-in and provide this information to the best of our knowledge, which is that only the IP address of your connection and the URL of our page are transmitted when the button is acquired, but are not used for purposes other than display of the button.
The Company will correct or update information collected from you upon request. All such requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.