|Tuesday, 04 December 2007|
Our Commitment to Privacy
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, fill out Web-based forms on our Website or conduct business with use via the Internet, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages and our responses, you e-mail address and any other information you choose to disclose to us. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Personal Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of fulfilling your requests for services and information and to communicate with you. We may use the information to contact you with announcements and press releases and to give you other information you may be interested in. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' personal information. If you would like us to remove you from our contact databases, please send email to Annie Crawley.
Do We Disclose Personal Information to Outside Parties?
We will not disclose personally identifying information with third parties except when (i) we need to share that information to provide you with a service you have requested; (ii) we are required to comply with subpoenas or other legal process; or (iii) if your actions in connection with use of our Website or our services violate our Terms & Conditions of Use, infringe on our intellectual property rights or cause us other harm.
Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial Websites, our Website may use standard technologies such as "cookies" and Web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Websites visited just before and just after our Website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Website. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's Web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Website browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Website users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve our Website and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Website to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Website and evaluate our Website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you.
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