Commitment to Privacy
Information We Collect
In general, you can visit this website without identifying who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Information collected online can generally be categorized as anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information is information that cannot be connected to the identity of a specific individual. Personally identifiable information is information that specifically identifies a particular user, such as name, address, email address, or phone number.
An example of anonymous information is the fact that, while this website may record the number of visits to a particular page that occur in a given period of time, it does not necessarily tell us the names or other identifying information of every visitor. Many users of this website will choose not to provide any personally identifiable information; therefore, those individuals are anonymous to us, and any data collected about their use of this website is anonymous information.
Depending upon the services provided and used, you may be required to open an account on our website in order to gain access to certain services or features provided. In that case, you will be required to provide us with personally identifiable information, such as your name and contact information. Additionally, for security reasons, you may be asked to verify your identity in a variety of ways as deemed appropriate by the domain administrators.
Automatic Anonymous Information
When you visit our site, we collect certain technical and routing information about your computer. For example, we log environmental variables such as browser type, operating system and CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your originating Internet Service Provider, to try to bring you the best possible service. We also record search requests and results to try to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. We use your IP address to track your use of the site, including pages visited and the time spent on each page. We collect this information and use it to measure the use of this website and to improve its content and performance. All of the information that is automatically submitted to us by your browser is considered anonymous information. To the extent we share such information with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you.
Our use of your Personally Identifiable Information
We collect personally identifiable information only for providing the services you request, generating statistical studies, conducting market research, improving products and services, sending you surveys, and notifying you of new products and any other changes to our site or services that may affect you. When you submit personally identifiable information to us, you understand that you are agreeing to allow us to access, store, and use that information for those purposes.
When you provide personally identifiable information to us through our website, you give your consent for us to not only use that information, but also, if necessary, to share said information with other companies that may operate in a country other than the one where you reside, or operate your principal place of business. Such sharing will only occur as required to adequately assure our business partners’ quality of services to us. Examples include, but are not limited to, server maintenance, website upgrades, security protocol maintenance, breach prevention, and etcetera. Additionally, any sharing of your personally identifiable information will only be permitted if our business partners have guaranteed an adequate level of protection for said information.
We operate secure data networks in Michigan, U.S.A., protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the personally identifiable information provided by our users. We do not, however, guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur.
If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and e-mails from us, we ask that you tell us. You may remove your name from our mailing list by sending us an e-mail addressed to email@example.com and indicating in the subject line “No Offers or E-mail.”
Transfer of Customer Information
Customer lists and information are properly considered assets of a business. Accordingly, if we merge with another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, our customer lists and information, including personally identifiable information you have provided us, would be included among the assets that would be transferred.