What We Collect. We collect information about you that is provided by you or obtained by us with your authorization. This information is collected from you in written form, by phone, online, by mail and in personal interviews and consultations conducted by us, as well as by information we collect from others with your authorization.
In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you. You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information such as your name, address or email to correspond with you, to process an order, or to provide you with a subscription. You may give us your credit card details to purchase something from us, or a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at the Company that you wish to be considered for. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, you must first indicate that you have their permission to do so.
We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Services, including your IP address and cookie information. This information is used for fighting spam/malware and to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., what links you have clicked on).
Protection and Retention of Your Personal Information. We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption and other appropriate industry standards and security practices to safeguard your personal information from access by unauthorized persons when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us keep your information secure and maintain its quality. While Company has these measures in place to protect your personal information, we ultimately cannot warrant the security of any personal information being provided. Therefore you provide your personal information to us at your own risk. Company retains your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, as outlined in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is mandated or permitted by law.
How we use your information. This paragraph describes in more detail how our Company may use your personal information. From time to time, we may supplement information you give us via our website with information from other sources, such as information validating your address, or other available information about businesses. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide better service.
We sometimes collect non-identifiable information from visits to our websites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we measure visitor activity on the Company website, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” Company may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.
Further, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can disable your cookies.
Parties to Whom We Disclose Information. We do not disclose any personal information about you to our affiliates, subsidiaries, or to nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted by law. Information about you may be disclosed to our affiliates, subsidiaries, and nonaffiliated third parties as permitted or required by law, such as when complying with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons, participating in actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us, provided we disclose only the information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit, and take reasonable precautions to ensure that the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.
If you request something from a Company website, for example a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use that information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information with others, for instance, our affiliates or subsidiaries, business partners, financial institutions, shipping companies, postal or government authorities (i.e., customs authorities) involved in fulfillment. In connection with a transaction, we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys, or for market research purposes.
The information you provide to us may also be used by the Company and selected third parties for marketing purposes. Before we use it, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this manner. If you participate in a Company discussion forum or chat room, you should be aware the information you provide there will be made broadly available to others, within the Company and other third parties who also have access to that discussion forum or chat room. Also, please recognize that individual forums and chat rooms may have additional rules and conditions. Each participant’s opinion on a forum or chat room is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of the Company.