PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
Your security is our first concern when designing any feature on our Site. Simply stated, your trust and safety is our priority. We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) authentication to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our website. SSL technology enables encryption (scrambling) of sensitive information, such as credit card, email addresses, user names and passwords during your online visit. Please note that we do not store any financial information on our servers.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect personal information to make our services more rewarding and relevant for you to use. We strictly adhere to state, local, and federal laws regarding the preservation and archiving of information collected. We do not sell or solicit your name, email address, or other personal information to Third Party Sites. The different types of information that we collect are personal and aggregated. Personal information is used to identify you individually, such as email address, customer name, or shipping address. This comes in handy when you contact us about your account or need assistance with an order, whether it be online or over the phone. Aggregated information is used to identify Site performance, such as trending products, visitor demographics, and most visited web pages.
Like many sites, we obtain information through your input, such as creating an account, or through cookies and other technologies that may collect information regarding your IP address, cookie identifiers, or website activity. Third-party cookies may be placed for short-term tracking or targeted advertising purposes and can be removed or blocked by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file or by going to www.aboutads.info. We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, for example, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of the Site will be limited and may not function properly.
Children and Minors
Our Site is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use our Site. We will not knowingly collect information from children under age 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on the Site, we will delete the information from our records.
Responding to Your Requests
We will use Personal Information to respond to your requests or provide you with announcements by any means, including email. For example, if you register with the Site, we may send you correspondence related to your registration. These types of communications are necessary to serve you, respond to your concerns and to provide the high level of customer service that we offer to our customers.
If you so elect when providing us with your Personal Information, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with emails, mailings or phone calls concerning our products and event information, newsletters, surveys, customized information for you and other information related to our business. We may also use your Personal Information for the marketing and/or promotion of our products or services. After you have created an account with us, you can choose not to receive these messages by opting-out of delivery. If you wish for us to delete your Personal Information from our records, send us an email at with the subject line of the email stating “Personal Information” and advise us of the Personal Information that you want removed from our records, e.g. name, address, email address, etc. Upon receipt of this email from you, we will delete your Personal Information from our records.
We may use Personal Information about you for our own internal statistical, design, operational purposes such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns, and understand demographic, customer interest, purchasing and other trends among our visitors and customers.
Use of Non-personal Information and Aggregate Information
We collect Non-personal Information and Aggregate Information about you and your use of our Site whenever you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of “click stream” information such as entry and exit points for our Site (i.e., referring URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our Site, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet.
THE INFORMATION WE SHARE
We respect your Personal Information and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share Personal Information, Non-personal Information and Aggregate Information with third parties as described below.
In addition, in some instances, you may be offered the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with a Third Party such as an event or promotion co-sponsor. If you consent, we will share your information with such Third Party and the information you provide may be used by such third party for their own purposes and in accordance with their own policies. If you enter a contest, sweepstakes, or giveaway on our Site, we may require personal information to share with Third Parties. Such user or customer recognizes that additional information gained through a sweepstakes, contest, or giveaway (such as photographs, videos, likenesses, profiles, testimonials, endorsements, or comments) will be subject to public visibility and consents o its presentation on the website. The user or customer further agrees that by uploading and posting, American Electrician shall have the non-exclusive right, without limitation as to time, to use and display such person’s photograph, video, likeness, profile, testimonial, endorsement, or comment made by such person for the purpose of promoting, publicizing, and advertising the American Electrician Site, brand, and products.
Information collected through our Site is considered our trade secret or proprietary information. As the owner of such information, we may disclose or sell such information, including Personal Information, as an asset of the company in conjunction with the sale to a third party of our company or a portion of our assets. By submitting your Personal information on the Site you agree that Personal Information, Non-personal Information and Aggregate Data involving your visit to our Site may be transferred to such parties in these circumstances. You may choose not to have your information transferred as a business asset by contacting us as at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may disclose Personal Information, Non-personal Information and Aggregate Information (a) to comply with the law, cooperate and respond to requests and claims or comply with legal process served on us (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order), (b) to enforce or apply our Site Terms, policies or agreements (including to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us), (c) to protect and defend our or our user’s rights or property, the Site, our employees, visitors or the public, (including protecting and defending from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Site), or (d) if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires or justifies disclosure without delay.
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we may provide links to third-party websites as a service to our visitors, and that we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Please note that these websites’ privacy policies may differ from those of American Electician. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy practices at third party sites before providing them with information.
We have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to our Site is an excellent one and that your privacy is constantly respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by email at email@example.com.