Our policy was last updated on August 13, 2008.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We collect data in the following ways:
- Through information you provide to your Bi-Phase Technologies, LLC of our company and general contacts
- Through our online Site, via email registration, or online membership
- Through phone, mail and fax interactions that you submit
We may collect and store two types of information: "personal information" and "technical information."
Personal information tells us who you are such as (but not limited to) your name, gender, email address, telephone number, date of birth or age and any personal preferences you choose to provide.
Technical information is information that we collect automatically whenever you interact with our Site such as your IP address, the type of computer you use and the web browser you use. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. Each time you visit our Site, our web server may automatically recognize and collect this information. Technical information also includes "cookies" and "web beacons".
A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Among other things, cookies provide a means for us to keep track of your online patterns and preferences. By understanding which areas of our Site you visit, cookies allow us to present information and services that are of personal interest. A cookie will not allow us to learn any personal information (such as your real name and address) that you have not otherwise disclosed. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change your browser so that it will not automatically accept cookies. However, if you do so, it is possible that some portions of our sites may not function as intended.
"Web beacons," also known as clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs, are small image files that we may place on web pages and within web-based email newsletters that we send. Working in conjunction with cookies, web beacons allow us to accurately count the number of unique users who have visited a specific page and the number of times those pages are displayed. We can also use web beacons to let us know how many people opened a web-based email newsletter.
We may associate technical information with your personal information. In the event of such association, such technical information will be considered personal information.
HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?
We use this information to:
- Respond to your inquiries
- Enhance and personalize your experience on our Site
- Communicate with you for marketing and promotional purposes via targeted postal pieces, phone messages or personalized emails
- Improve the effectiveness of our Site and business activities
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION?
Currently, you may request access to view or edit any information that you've provided online by contacting us through any of the options on our Contact Page.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be unconditionally guaranteed to be secure. Therefore any information you transmit to us is sent at your own risk.
However, we strive to maintain the reliability and accuracy of the personal data you submit to us and that we store in our databases. We also strive to protect the privacy and security of our databases themselves. Accordingly, we have put certain security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we do our best to prevent such unfortunate occurrences and notify our users of any events impacting their personal information.
DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION TO OTHERS?
We may use and/or disclose to others information about your demographics and use of our Site in a manner that does not reveal your identity.
We may disclose personal information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of our Site or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We may also disclose personal information when we reasonably believe that the law requires it.
HOW DO WE PROTECT A CHILD'S PRIVACY?
Our Site is a general audience website. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we become aware that we have collected personally identifiable information from a user of our Site who is under the age of 13, we will remove that child's personal information from our files.
DO WE HAVE LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?