Application of This Policy
Collection of Data
In most cases, we anonymously collect information about your visit when you use this Website. If you browse the Website without inputting any information or without having communicated with the Company through electronic mail (“email”), you do so anonymously. We do not collect your electronic mail address or other personal information through Website use unless you actively submit that personal information to us or communicate with us through an electronic mail message.
In most cases, we may anonymously track your IP address (the internet address of your computer) and other information that we may use to analyze elements of your visit, including, without limitation, the state and/or country you are accessing the internet from, the date and time you visited and the type of computer, and operating system and Web browser you are using. Your browser supplies us with much of this information.
We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable through direct Website use, unless you first provide us with information that personally identifies you. We use information from our server logs to learn more about our visitors. The information helps us identify overall usage patterns, trends on the Website, including ways to better serve and communicate with visitors to the Website.
Examples of the Types of Information That We May Collect
IP Addresses: An Internet protocol address, or IP address, is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet, and is used by web servers to identify your computer. When you access our Website, we may log your IP address; however, your identity will remain anonymous to us unless you input information to our Website that enables us to personally identify you or in the event that you communicate with us through electronic mail. We log the IP addresses for system administration and for auditing the use of our Website. We may also use IP addresses to collect statistical information for marketing and other purposes.
Web Beacons: Web beacons are small files that we may place on our Website, which count the number of unique users that have visited a specific page on the Website and the number of times a given page has been displayed. This information is collected only in the aggregate and is generally not linked to any personally identifiable information unless you provide information to us that enables us to personally identify you or if you communicate with us through electronic mail.
Use of Information
Anonymous data collected using cookies and web beacons as well as other methods and tools may be analyzed in the aggregate to determine collective user characteristics, to understand user traffic patterns, sales information and user behavior on the Website. In the event that you have inputted information to us that personally identifies you, such as by inputting that information into a form on the Website or via an electronic mail communication, we may link your IP address to you as an individual and identify you and the data we collect and track on your usage. However, any analysis that we do on your usage or visit will be for internal purposes only.
We use any information collected to enhance the quality of the products or services we wish to provide to our customers. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees, agents or other parties who need to know that information to provide products or services to you or in connection with your investments with or through us. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information, including firewalls, individual passwords and encryption and authentication technology. We do not use for purposes other than as set out above, or disclose to any unauthorized third party any personal information about our customers or former customers, except with such customer’s consent or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
We may also disclose this information to firms that perform services on our behalf to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company does engage third parties to assist us in the analysis and tracking of your visit to the Website. However, we do not disclose your identity to any unauthorized third parties.
Collection of Your Personal Information
Certain features and functions offered via the Website or from other solicitations of the Company enable potential customers or interested individuals to submit personal or business information to the Company. For example, the Website may contain a form where you can input information or you may send a communication to us by electronic mail. We may use this information to analyze various parameters of your visit to the Website and even to provide various products and services to you.
The Company will not share your name, address, e-mail address or other personal information with any unauthorized organization, unless it is necessary to: (a) satisfy a legal order or comply with legal process; (b) defend the rights of the Company or its affiliates or business partners; or (c) protect the personal safety of Company employees, agents, affiliates, business partners, customers or Website users.
Please note that data that is transported over an open network, such as the Internet or email, may be accessible to anybody. The Company cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via such open networks. When disclosing any personal information via an open network, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to others, and consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. In particular, while individual data packets are often encrypted, the names of the sender and recipient are not. Even if both the sender and recipient are located in the same country, data may also be transmitted via such networks to other countries regularly and without controls, including to countries that do not afford the same level of data protection as your country of domicile.
Your data may be lost during transmission or may be accessed by unauthorized parties. We do not accept any liability for direct or indirect losses as it regards the security of your data during its transfer via Internet. Please use other means of communication if you think this is necessary or prudent for security reasons. This website has reasonable technical and organizational security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those security measures.
Occasionally, you may find links from our Website to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed websites (“sites”) whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. We don’t control the content of the sites accessed by you via these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information.
By using and visiting the Website, you agree and acknowledge that any dispute that arises out of the Company’s activities with respect to your visit to the Website will be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan and that any action arising from your use of the Website shall be solely initiated and sustained in the state and federal courts of the State of Michigan.
Limitation of Liability
As a condition of your use and visit to the Website, you agree that Company shall not be liable for any indirect damages, including, without limitation, lost profits, lost data, punitive, consequential and exemplary damages.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of or dealings with the Website, you can contact: Webmaster, Total Compliance Tracking LLC, PO Box 82453, Rochester, MI, USA 48308-2453, or email us at [email protected].