Collecting and using personal information
Welcome to steelstructures.com. We appreciate your interest in us. As you navigate this site and communicate with us via this site, we may ask you to disclose certain personal information so that we can provide you with the highest quality information and services. In order for you to make an informed decision about whether to disclose your personal information to us via this site, we are providing you with the following information about how we collect and use personal information. By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.
We may use personal information for the following purposes:
- verifying your identity so that we can be sure that all of our communications with you are secure and confidential;
- responding to inquiries or requests from you;
- delivering web-based products and services to you;
- We will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily.
In some cases, and in all cases where required by law or regulation, you will be able to update the information that you provide to us either by sending us an e-mail or, where you have established personal profiles with us, by updating your profile online. Please refer to the specific pages where data is collected for more information.
We will not sell, license or otherwise transfer any rights to your personal information to any third party unless expressly authorized by you.
We may transmit or disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:
- if required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena, regulatory oversight, or other legal process;
- to enable Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc. (SSTC) contractors or vendors to perform certain services for us, including, but not limited to, website maintenance and performance improvement tasks.
This website is not directed to and we will not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from minors under the age of thirteen (13) without their parents’ consent.
In all cases, we will disclose your personally identifiable information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
Collecting and using non-personally identifiable information
You should also be aware that when you visit our website, we may collect certain non-personally-identifiable and aggregate information about you. This data helps us to analyze and improve the usefulness of the information we provide at this website. In order for you to make an informed decision about whether to use and navigate our website, we are providing you with the following information about how we collect and use non-personally identifiable and aggregate information. By “non-personally-identifiable information, we mean information that does not identify you personally, but provides us with anonymous “usage data,” such as the number of unique visitors we receive, what pages are visited most often and the navigation preferences and characteristics of our visitors.
Web browser information. Web browsers collect and store information about the type of device and operating system you are using to access our website, as well as your device’s MAC address for facilitating network communications. Accessing this information helps us to establish a secure and consistent connection to you during your visits to our website.
“Cookie” technology. A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser when you link to that website. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. By assigning a unique data element to each visitor, the website is able to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to that site. The cookie does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address.
IP Address. When you subscribe to an Internet Service Provider (ISP), your computing device is assigned an IP Address. We track and store this address to help us manage security and monitor usage volume and patterns.
Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc. does not serve advertising on steelstructures.com. We do not engage online advertising service providers to serve ads on other sites. Currently, steelstructures.com does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals from browsers.
We welcome your comments or questions about our website and have provided e-mail boxes for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with our staff to address your questions and concerns.
Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via telephone at the number provided on our site.
There are some locations on our website where we have made special provisions for a more secure environment in which we can exchange information with you. At each of these locations, we will provide you with appropriate instructions.
Linking to other sites
From time to time, our website may provide links to other websites, not owned or controlled by SSTC, that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot, however, be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various non-SSTC websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by SSTC of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them.
No data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and you do so at your own risk. Nonetheless, we have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any Information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your Information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable Information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when we deem appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
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Steelstructures.com is operated by
Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc.
5277 Leelanau Ct.
Howell, Michigan 48843-5437 USA
If you have any questions, or if you want to correct your personal data, please contact us using our contact form or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 1, 2014