Commitment to Privacy
our commitment to combine the highest quality products and services
with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our clients
and partners. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding
how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide
to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using
our site and our products and services. This statement will be continuously
assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers'
Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with information
collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web
site. Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes
a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation
below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect
information about how our Web site 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 Web site, and the
Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This
information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information
is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use
the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes
of administering our business activities, providing customer service
and making available other products and services to our customers
and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information
we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site
and new services we think you will find valuable. 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 customersí personal information.
As a customer, you will be given the opportunity, at least once
annually, to notify us of your desire not to receive these Web site
and new service announcements.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web
browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer
used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that
are stored by a userís Web browser on the userís hard drive. Cookies
can remember what 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 userís transactions
on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from
Web page to Web page. Cookies should make your online experience
easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use
Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies
and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site usersí
browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site
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 Web site 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 Web site as they move from one page to
another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit
our Web site and evaluate our Web siteís visitor capacity. We do
not use these technologies to capture your individual email address
or any personally identifying information about you.
From time to time you may notice offers from outside companies advertised
on our Web site. We take measures to select product or service providers
that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers.
However, we cannot make any representations about the practices
and policies of these companies.
with Strategic Partners
We do not share information with any third parties,
without your specific permission.
How Do We Secure
E-mail that you
may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security
measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information.
For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information
such as Social Security or account numbers to us through an unsecured
Do We Protect Your Information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality
of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure
and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations
and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate
policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality
and quality of our information.
Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values,
ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection
of customer information. In general, our business practices limit
employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and
disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes
Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in
other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires
it or for the protection of our legal rights.