Last updated on March 4, 2011
Information We Collect and How We Use It
If you submit your contact details, comments or other information to the Website, we may use the information to respond to your request, as well as to provide you other information we believe may be of interest to you. We may also share the information you submit to third parties that work with us to offer products and services to our customers, as well as to other third parties that offer products or services we believe may be of interest to you. We may also use the information you submit for the following purposes:
- To identify use as an authorized user and permit access to restricted areas of the Website
- Customer and supplier relationship management
- Purchase, service and asset management
- Workplace safety
- Security and protection of personnel, assets and resources
- Regulatory compliance and monitoring
- Compliance with legal requirements or to defend or pursue legal claims.
If you submit information for posting on the Website, we may post that information on the Website, along with your user name and contact information (a "Post"). If you choose to subscribe to services like newsletters, alerts, special invitations or promotions or download software that may be made available through our Website, we may use your e-mail address or other contact information to send the information that you requested.
We may personalize your experience by using your Website behavior to shape any recommendations we may make about content (including advertising) that might be of interest to you. We may also monitor traffic patterns and Website usage to help us develop the design and layout of the Website.
We use "cookies" and other tracking technologies for the purposes described above, as well as to enhance the functionality of the Website. This information may be stored in files on your computer that we access.
We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about functionality changes to our Website, new services we provide and offers we think will be of interest to you. We may create from information we collect from you anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, domicile, age, gender, preferences and interests. We may use or permit use of this information with affiliates, advertisers, business partners or unaffiliated third parties for our or their business purposes.
The Website is operated for us by a third party who will have access to any information you submit and may use it in the administration of the Website.
We may transfer information we have about you in connection with a reorganization or combination of our company with another company.
We reserve the right to disclose information we have about you to regulatory authorities, law enforcement agencies or as required by applicable law.
Sensitive Personal Information
It is not our intention that the Website be used to collect or process any information relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; personal finances; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; educational records; sexual life or criminal record (together "Sensitive Personal Information"). We ask that you not provide any information of this nature.
This Website is not designed to store Sensitive Personal Information or other information that could be used for identity theft or financial fraud, and you should not use the Website for that purpose. We believe the Website uses measures that are commercially reasonable to secure your personal information that is not part of a Post, but we cannot and do not assure that these measures will be sufficient to protect against all efforts to gain unauthorized access to the information or inadvertent disclosures as a result of an error. Information you submit as part of a Post will not be secured from public viewing in any way.
Third Party Websites and Services
We are committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The Website and our services are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a user identifies himself/herself as a child under the age of 13, we will not collect, store or use any personal information. If we receive personal information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly destroy such information. Schools and parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment. Additional information is available on the Direct Marketing Association's home page at http://www.the-dma.org. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.
Transfer of Information Across National Borders
You expressly consent to the transfer of your personal information to and the collection and processing of such personal information in the United States and other countries or territories where we or our vendors operate. In giving this consent, you acknowledge that you understand that the laws on holding, processing, using and transferring personal information in the United States may vary and be less protective of your privacy than laws of your state or country.