2. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW IT IS USED
You make the decision whether or not to proceed with any activity that requests personally identifiable information, but please be aware that if you choose not to provide the information requested, you may not be able to complete certain transactions with www.brcccertified.com/STI.
Sometimes, such as when you register for a service, order a product or make other requests or inquiries, we will ask for specific information about you in order to provide that product or service to you or respond to your requests or inquiries. We may collect certain personally identifiable information such as contact information, including name, e-mail address, work and home telephone numbers, fax number and a physical postal address. We may also collect information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, past experience with STI products and services, detailed contact preferences or other personally identifiable information. We may use any information that we collect, including personally identifiable information, to tailor subsequent communications to you, including marketing and promotional communications, to administer and operate the Web Site and our business and to provide and continually improve STI offerings. We may also share information that we collect, including personally identifiable information, with resellers or other third parties in order to market STI products and/or services to you. We do, however, provide our users a choice as to whether or not they would like to receive marketing or promotional communications.
Users may from time to time receive up-to-date information on products and services via our e-mail newsletter. Users may opt-out at any time from receiving these communications.
We may also periodically conduct business and individual user surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve our products and services. Participation in such surveys is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
Data you submit online may also be combined with other information you provide through other means of communication, such as postal mail.
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, referring pages, date/time stamp and click stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Web Site, to track users’ movements around the Web Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
We may use your personally identifiable information for purposes not directly related to products and/or services you have requested or other requests or inquiries you have made, such as to send you e-mail communications, STI newsletter, information on new products or offers and information from STI partners unless you direct us not to do so by opting-out at the point where the information is collected. Additionally, you may opt-out from use of your personally identifiable information collected online for the purpose of sending such marketing or promotional communications at any time by going to our e-mail preferences page and sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by following the unsubscribe instruction contained within each of the newsletters or promotional communications you receive.
We will retain your information for as long as needed for the purposes for which it was collected, and in accordance with our retention policies, as applicable. We will retain and use your information as appropriate to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
4. SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may share or disclose your personally identifiable information if such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with legal process (such as a court order) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) protect our rights or property; (c) protect the interest of users of the Web Site, other than you, or any other person; or (d) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, STI/brcccertified.com may transfer, sell or assign information concerning your use of this Web Site, including without limitation, personally identifiable information, to third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of STI. In the event of such transfer, sale or assignment.
STI/brcccertified.com may provide you with links to other websites that may be operated by companies not affiliated with STI. Please be aware that STI/brcccertified.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on such websites. STI/brcccertified.com does not endorse them or make any representations about them or any information, services, products or materials found on them. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with STI/brcccertified.com, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.
6. DATA TRANSFER AND SECURITY
We will take steps intended to safeguard personally identifiable information stored on our systems from unauthorized access or disclosure. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk.
7. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
STI does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13. Children under 13 should not send any information about themselves to STI/brcccertified.com. If a child under 13 submits information through any part of the Web Site, and STI/brcccertified.com becomes aware that the person submitting the information is a child, we will attempt to delete this information as soon as possible.
10. CONTACTING US WITH COMMENTS AND CONCERNS