We care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read this statement to understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our client’s needs.
What Information Is Collected?
When you visit our Web site, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information collected on an individual basis that you choose to disclose and information on your use of the Web site that is collected on an aggregate basis when you and others browse our Web site.
- Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you chose to correspond with us, you may need to provide the following information:
- E-mail address
- Home and/or business telephone number
In addition to providing the information above, if you choose to correspond further with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we use in maintaining information received by mail and telephone.
- Web Site Use Information
When you visit any Web site, certain information about your visit can be collected. Similar to other commercial Web sites, our site uses a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to gather information about how our Web site is used. Information collected through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, time spent on our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and after the visit to our Web site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of the site and to improve organization, system performance, or problem areas. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Generally, we use personal information for the purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our clients and prospective clients. We may also on occasion use the information to notify you about new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed and designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our clients’ personal information. As a customer, you have the opportunity to opt out or disable cookies.
What Are Cookies?
When you visit any Web site, it may place a small data file, termed a “cookie” on your hard drive. Cookies are an alphanumeric identifier that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies allow your computer to remember the information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes your browsing experience more dynamic as you move from Web page to Web page and makes commercial transactions over the Internet easier to complete. Cookies should make your online experience simpler and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information Collected from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to collect information about the browsing activities of visitors to our Web site so that we can continue to improve our Web site and better serve our customers. This information helps us to continually improve the design and arrangement of our Web pages so that they are user friendly, and it allows us to better meet the needs of our clients and prospective clients.
Cookies also help us gather important business and technical statistics. The data in the cookies let us trace the paths followed by visitors to our Web site as they move from page to page. Web server logs enable us to count how many people visit our Web site and help us to assess our Web site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to collect your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information; however, they do allow us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We use encryption or security best practices to protect the confidentiality of personal information collected against unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Communication Opt Out
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
What about Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when we are legally compelled to do so—that is, when we believe, in good faith, that the release is necessary to comply with the law or for the protection of our legal rights.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices used by Web sites that are linked to or from our Web site or the information or content that they contain.