Last updated: December 4, 2013
Pickering Interfaces has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our company's commitment to privacy. Your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern.
When you visit any Pickering Interfaces Web site, we help you maintain control over your personal data on the Internet. Below are the guidelines we use for protecting the information you provide us during a visit to our Internet sites.
Information Gathering and UsagePickering Interfaces gathers information about you from data that you provide through such things as optional or mandatory registration, online surveys, and contests. The types of personal information collected can include name, mailing address, phone number, email address, transaction and credit card information. We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information such as your job function, industry, application, contact preferences or experience with our products. Pickering Interfaces may enhance or merge your information collected on our site with other operational data as well as data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you. Such information enables us to better tailor our content to your needs.
The information you provide will be used to support your professional relationship with Pickering Interfaces and our products. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on Pickering Interfaces Web sites and alert you to information on our products, services and programs. We also use this information to help you complete a transaction and in some cases to contact you for market research.
LINKS TO OTHER SITESThis Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Pickering Interfaces. Links to other sites will open in a new browser window. Please be aware that Pickering Interfaces is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
MESSAGE BOARDS/FORUMSThis Web site may make forums and message boards available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERSPickering Interfaces offers various free electronic newsletters. Users can sign up by clicking on the "Get customized email
updates" button on the homepage. We don't spam, never sell or rent email addresses, and there's an easy unsubscribe in every
email you'll receive. Alternately users may remove themselves from mailing lists by sending an email to email@example.com.
CONTESTSPickering Interfaces occasionally offers contests in which we request certain personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and email address. In some cases, the entrant must answer mandatory survey questions about a range of technical interests and personal data. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant's identity and eligibility, to contact winners or prize recipients, and to market and sell our products. Because the rules and terms of each contest can vary, all information about each contest is clearly posted during the event.
FORWARD TO A FRIEND FEATUREIf you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. Your email address will appear as the sender of the email and we will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Both your email address and the recipient's email address will not be used for any other purpose except to facilitate the sending of this one-time email to your friend. Pickering Interfaces stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
LOG FILESLike most standard Web site servers, we use log files to automatically log information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We log this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. For areas of our site that require registration, we log the user's email address and specific information concerning the user's activity on the site. This information may be tied to the user's other personal information and, if so, it is used to support the user's professional relationship with Pickering Interfaces and our products.
COOKIESCookies are used to enhance your experience on our sites by allowing us to tailor our content based on your interests. A cookie can contain information, such as a user ID or preferences, which the site uses to personalize content and track the pages you've visited. We don't track your personal identifiable information through cookies, unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering or logging on to our site. In the case of registering or logging on, we track information necessary to be able to follow up through contacting you.
INFORMATION SHARINGPickering Interfaces will not share, sell or rent your personal information for promotional purposes and will not disclose your personal information to outside organizations unless they are affiliated with Pickering Interfaces. Distributors, rental partners, affiliates, contractors, or other business partners of Pickering Interfaces who have access to your personal information use the information in connection with your customer relationship with Pickering Interfaces and our products. Contractors use the information to fulfill Pickering Interfaces' requirements for such things as processing credit card purchases, shipping goods to customers, and providing information to potential customers.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTSPickering Interfaces may be required to disclose personal information in response to a court order or other legal requirement.
Managing Your Information
INFORMATION CORRECTION AND UPDATINGPickering Interfaces offers you the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. You may change this information by returning to that site or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters by following the instructions provided in each electronic newsletter or emailing email@example.com. You may also update your profile and communication preferences using the My Account Profile capability on the site.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Pickering Interfaces will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Pickering Interfaces encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information. When such a change is made, we will update the "Last Updated" date at the top of this page.