March 8, 2012
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on PaintSquare.com sites and services. Please read the Privacy Statement below.
PaintSquare.com is an industry-focused web site, intended for those involved with any and all phases of protecting steel and concrete structures with coatings. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.
Other sites linked to or from this Web site have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the links; this Privacy Statement does not apply to linked and referenced sites.
Collection of your Personal Information
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare collects basic identity information, such as name, company, and personal contact information such as e-mail address, home or work address, telephone number or fax number. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare may also collect demographic information, such as your state, ZIP code, country, company type, preferences, interests and favorites. Information collected by PaintSquare.com may be combined with information obtained from JPCL and/or JAC publications.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare keeps track of the pages our customers visit within PaintSquare.com in order to determine what Technology Publishing / PaintSquare sites and services are the most popular.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
Certain PaintSquare.com services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both PaintSquare and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
Use of your Personal Information
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare collects and uses your personal contact information to operate PaintSquare.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information PaintSquare.com has collected. PaintSquare does not collect sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare also uses your personal contact information to inform you of other products or services available from PaintSquare, JPCL, PCE and its affiliates. PaintSquare may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare does not sell, rent or lease its customer mailing or e-mail lists to third parties. PaintSquare may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal contact information (e-mail, address, telephone number, fax number) is not transferred to the third party. When you express interest in a product or service by activating a link on an ad or sponsored content item, this action engages a reader service card function so that your interest and contact details will be sent to the advertiser or sponsoring company, who may then contact you with further information about the product or service.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Technology Publishing / PaintSquare or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, including its PaintSquare.com Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare services or members of the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Technology Publishing / PaintSquare or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
As part of this agreement, you are also providing Technology Publishing / PaintSquare with the authorization to fax you information regarding its products and services if you choose to provide us with your fax number.
Control of your Personal Information
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may choose not to receive marketing material from PaintSquare.com or on behalf of external third party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from PaintSquare.com by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such e-mails.
You may subscribe and unsubscribe to PaintSquare.com Newsletters. Each PaintSquare.com newsletter you receive will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare operates in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
Security of your Personal Information
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
PaintSquare.com uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, a cookie helps PaintSquare.com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your username and password. When you return to PaintSquare.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PaintSquare.com features to which you subscribe.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PaintSquare services or Web Sites your visit.
Use of Web Beacons
PaintSquare.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs- that allow Technology Publishing / PaintSquare to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or PaintSquare.com Newsletters in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon.
Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. PaintSquare.com Web pages may also contain Web beacons placed there by third parties in order to compile aggregated statistics and to help determine the effectiveness of our joint promotional or advertising campaigns. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare prohibits web beacons from being used to access your personal information.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on PaintSquare.com Web pages are displayed by Technology Publishing / PaintSquare.
In addition, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on PaintSquare.com Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted messages and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have any questions regarding this statement, you should first contact Technology Publishing / PaintSquare via e-mail.
Changes to this Statement
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customers feedback. When Technology Publishing / PaintSquare posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of PaintSquare.com. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Technology Publishing / PaintSquare will use your personal information, PaintSquare.com will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Technology Publishing / PaintSquare encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Technology Publishing / PaintSquare is protecting your information.
Technology Publishing / PaintSquare welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Technology Publishing / PaintSquare has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Technology Publishing / PaintSquare by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.
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