Why we collect personal information
Why do we collect your personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about. If you do not want SpecialtyAutomated to keep you up to date with SpecialtyAutomated news, software updates and the latest information on products and services, please contact us.
What information we collect
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us provide you with better service. For example, we may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, downloading a software update, registering for a seminar, participating in an online survey, registering your products, or purchasing a product. At such times, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about the SpecialtyAutomated products you own, such as their serial numbers, and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue. We may also collect information for market research purposes — such as your occupation and where you use your computer — to gain a better understanding of our customers and thus provide more valuable service. We also collect information regarding customer activities on our websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our websites and Internet services are of most interest to them.
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on a SpecialtyAutomated website you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. SpecialtyAutomated is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
When we disclose your information
How we protect your personal information
SpecialtyAutomated takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. The SpecialtyAutomated Online Store use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the SpecialtyAutomated Online Store, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the Internet. You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser like Safari.
Integrity of your personal information
SpecialtyAutomated has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to update the personal information you have provided. You can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by contacting us.
Cookies and other technologies
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. SpecialtyAutomated will not use the information collected to market directly to that person. We store all of this information in a secure database located in the United States.
Our companywide commitment to your privacy
As we said, SpecialtyAutomated takes protecting your privacy very seriously. To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate these guidelines to SpecialtyAutomated employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company. In addition, SpecialtyAutomated supports industry initiatives — such as the Online Privacy Alliance and TRUSTe — to preserve privacy rights on the Internet and in all aspects of electronic commerce. And we do not knowingly solicit personal information from minors or send them requests for personal information. SpecialtyAutomated abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected from the European Union. You’ll find more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.
SpecialtyAutomated’s website has links to the sites of other companies. SpecialtyAutomated is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
If you do not want SpecialtyAutomated to keep you up to date with SpecialtyAutomated news, software updates and the latest information on products, please contact us.
Last updated 25 January 2011
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