Like most website operators, McMaster Consulting collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. McMaster Consulting’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how McMaster Consulting’s visitors use its website. From time to time, McMaster Consulting may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
McMaster Consulting also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. McMaster Consulting only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to McMaster Consulting’s website choose to interact with McMaster Consulting in ways that require McMaster Consulting to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that McMaster Consulting gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with McMaster Consulting – by submitting the online contact form, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, McMaster Consulting handles such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with McMaster Consulting. McMaster Consulting does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from using certain McMaster Consulting services.
McMaster Consulting may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, McMaster Consulting may monitor the most-viewed pages on the website. McMaster Consulting may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, McMaster Consulting does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
McMaster Consulting discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on McMaster Consulting’s behalf or to provide services available at McMaster Consulting’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using McMaster Consulting’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. McMaster Consulting will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, McMaster Consulting discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when McMaster Consulting believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of McMaster Consulting, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a McMaster Consulting service and have supplied your email address, McMaster Consulting may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new offers, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with McMaster Consulting and our products. We primarily use our various social media channels to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish the content of it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. McMaster Consulting takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If McMaster Consulting, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of McMaster Consulting may continue to use aggregate user information as set forth in this policy.
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