Types of Information We Gather and How We Use It
We request personally identifiable information when you request a service, correspond with us, or engage in certain activities through our web site. You make the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personal information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, however, you may be unable to complete the matter. Steel Instruments collects information from users of its Web site, potential clients, prospective employees, and alliance relationships to name a few, including the information you provide to us by submitting information to us through use of the site.
Steel Instruments may keep track of this information and the information that you provide to us when you visit the site for our internal review, business development, informative emails, research, marketing, and we store this information for the amount of time necessary. Additionally, we use personal information to allow you to obtain access to services or otherwise engage in other activities you select.
We may also use this information to solicit e-mail for business development, research, marketing or promotional purposes or press inquiries. It is our practice to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out for e-mail communications and remove yourself from this distribution list by sending us an e-mail to remove to [email protected] We store this information in our database and do not plan to share it with third parties, except as described in this policy. If we ever need to share this information with other third parties, we will notify you. At any time you can remove your name and related information from our database, and we will provide you a choice to opt-out if you don’t want your information used for any purpose or a particular purpose. You can review and update your information by contacting us at [email protected]
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Steel Instruments may collect other types of anonymous data from Web site users through the use of “cookies,” which are text files that a Web site places on the hard drive of your computer that identifies you as a user. When you return to the web site, your browser sends that information back to the site. Steel Instruments may use the information provided by cookies to analyze trends, administer the site, or for research and marketing purposes to help us better serve our clients. No personally identifying information from you will be collected as part of these cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you a chance to accept it and you can set your browser to turn off cookies.
Children and privacy
Our Web pages do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. Steel Instruments does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.
Information sharing and disclosure
Occasionally, we may share personal information with our selected business partners for the purpose of providing you with improved service. If you prefer that we not provide your information to our business partners, you may let us know using the method described below in this policy. We also retain the services of outside contractors to provide services for us. They may be used to provide training services, technical support, to handle order processing or to perform other services. We require that these contractors keep the personal information of customers secure and confidential. We also require that these contractors use personal information only on behalf of Steel Instruments. We will provide the information collected in the event we are required to provide such information by a court, administrative or governmental order or subpoena or other legal process.