This Policy will explain the following regarding use of our Site:
- What information do we collect from you?
- With whom do we share your information?
- How may you update, correct or delete your Personally Identifiable Information?
- What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
- Children, Parental Consent and Privacy.
- You should carefully review privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from our Site.
- Contacting us about privacy questions or concerns.
1. What information do we collect from you.
In order to better provide you with services, our Site collects two types of information about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We retain Personally Identifiable Information temporarily — only as long as it is necessary to carry out services for you. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience while using our Site.
Personally Identifiable Information: Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets a site know the specifics of who you are, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, social security number or credit card number, and any other information when needed to provide a service to you. When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish Composite to remember your login and password. We don’t automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there.
Composite collects personal information when you register with Composite for a Composite account as a customer, potential customer or guest user, when you use certain Composite products or services, when you register to attend a seminar or participate in an online forum or survey, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, or you submit an entry for promotions, or when you submit your personal information to Composite for any other reason. From time to time, Composite receives personal information from business partners and vendors. Composite only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this Policy and applicable laws.
Access to certain Composite web pages requires a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or programs downloadable from those sites, may be governed by a written agreement between your employer and Composite. Unless you request deletion of your personal information as specified below, your personal information may be retained by Composite to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, to track software downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon the pages that you access in our Site. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.
2. With whom do we share your information.
Your personal information is never shared outside Composite without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside Composite, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Composite, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
3. How may you update, correct or delete your Personally Identifiable Information.
4. What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
We employ industry-recognized information technology to protect the security of the information you submit to us. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Our secure servers protect this information using password protection and advanced encryption, and we may use firewall technology for additional protection. Furthermore, all of the user data we collect is protected against unauthorized access by physical security means.
We also encourage our partners and service providers to adopt and follow stringent consumer privacy policies.
Like many other sites, our Site utilizes a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how our Site is used. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Cookies were designed to help a Web site recognize a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. For example, cookies can securely store a user’s password, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of past selections.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie, or alternatively, to refuse to accept cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on our Site if you choose not to accept cookies.
6. Children, Parental Consent and Privacy.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act took effect on April 21, 2000, and imposes certain requirements on Web sites directed toward children under the age of 13 that collect information on those children, or on Web sites that know they are collecting Personally Identifiable Information on children under the age of 13. Our Site is not directed toward children under age 13. It is our policy not to collect and maintain Personally Identifiable Information from any person under age 13. As explained in Section 2, our Site will temporarily collect emails in order to send links or respond to feedback, but we will delete them after carrying out such services.
7. You should carefully review privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from our Site.
8. Contacting us about privacy questions or concerns.