Publicly Shared Information
Certain areas of our site contain information supplied by visitors and others. NASTEC International is not responsible for comments, advice, information, or any other posting made by visitors or others in these areas NASTEC International reserves the right to review materials posted in any public areas and to delete or edit them, for any reason, at any time.
Collection of Personal Information
To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, we collect, export, and use personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable. For example, when you order products or services, subscribe to marketing or support materials, enter contests or participate in surveys, or apply for a job at NASTEC International, we may ask you to provide personal information to complete these transactions. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include contact information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address; gender; financial information such as your credit card number or salary/income; and other unique information such as product and service preferences, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data. This additional information is entirely voluntary.
We collect information about our readers as a group through standard analysis of our web server log files. In addition to the information you provide, we may also collect information during your visit to NASTEC International website through our Automatic Data Collection Tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type and language, operating system, access times, referring/exit pages and the address of the website from which you arrived at an NASTEC International website. They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address, clickstream behavior (i.e. the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with NASTEC International websites and product information. 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 use IP addresses to communicate on the Internet, allowing users to browse and shop. NASTEC International may also use some of these Automatic Data Collection Tools in connection with certain emails sent from NASTEC International and therefore may collect information using these tools when you open the email or click on a link contained in the email.
NASTEC International may need to disclose your personally identifiable information if necessary to protect our legal rights or when required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. You authorize NASTEC International to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.
Use of Personal Information
NASTEC International uses the information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including using it to customize features and advertising that appear on the site as well as newsletters sent to your email address; assist you in completing a transaction or order; prevent and detect fraud or other malicious activity; communicate with you about products and services; update you on new services and benefits; provide personalized promotional offers; select content to be communicated to you; and allow you to participate in contests and surveys. When you provide us with your personal registration information you may have the option of informing us that you would like to receive promotional offers from NASTEC International and/or third parties. This selection authorizes NASTEC International and third parties to use the information that we collect online from you while you are using the site in order to send promotional offers directly to you. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, your information may be used for direct mail or email marketing.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
NASTEC International uses this information to evaluate use of the site and to determine which areas we need to improve. By evaluating usage patterns, demographic, interests and general behavior, we are able to better understand and serve you. This information is used exclusively in aggregate form and is not directly linked to personally identifiable information. This non-personal information will include data such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the length of their visit, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, income distribution, or the preferences of our visitors.
This site also uses clear GIFs [Graphics Interchange Format] to gather information on visits to our website, track usage of website links and e-mails. We do not disclose personal information that may be linked to our GIF tracking practices to third parties.
The following sections provide additional information about commonly-used web technology tools:
A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. NASTEC International or its service providers send cookies when you surf our site or sites where our ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site or sites where our ads appear may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience. Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “persistent” cookies.
Session cookies do not stay on your computer after you close your browser.
You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm
Some NASTEC International and third-party Web pages and HTML-formatted email may use Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email. A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1×1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed.
You may be able to disable Web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a Web beacon or other automatic data collection tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider.
If you choose to receive marketing emails or newsletters from NASTEC International, we may automatically collect personal information about you. For example, through Web beacons and personalized URLs embedded in these emails or newsletters, NASTEC International can track whether you’ve opened those messages and whether you’ve clicked on links contained within those messages.
NASTEC International ads on third-party websites From time to time NASTEC International may contract with service providers to place ads on websites owned by third parties. The service providers send cookies from and use Web beacons on these third-party websites. The cookies and Web beacons may enable NASTEC International to collect information about the pages you viewed and the links you clicked.
How We Share Your Information
NASTEC International will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others except as described in this Statement. NASTEC International may share personal information in the following ways:
NASTEC International may retain service providers and suppliers to deliver products, services and customer solutions you may have purchased from NASTEC International and to assist NASTEC International with marketing and communication initiatives. These providers and suppliers include, for example, credit card processors, providers of customer support, email service providers, automated data processors, fulfillment services providers and shipping agents. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential the information received on behalf of NASTEC International and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for NASTEC International.
Except as described in this Statement, NASTEC International will not share the personal information you provide to NASTEC International with non- NASTEC International third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) help prevent fraud or to enforce or protect the rights and properties of NASTEC International or its subsidiaries; or (iv) protect the personal safety of NASTEC International employees and third parties on NASTEC International property.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, NASTEC International decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is NASTEC International’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Use and Collection of Information by Advertisers and Sponsors
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. These advertising companies may collect and use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or other personal information) about your visits to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
NASTEC International may have entered into partnership and affiliation agreements with other web sites and companies. We may share aggregate information with our partners and affiliates as disclosed above. We may also transfer visitors to these web sites to provide certain features and services. NASTEC International is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these partners and affiliates’ web sites.
Links to Non- NASTEC International Websites
Third Party Advertising Disclosures
NASTEC International uses third-party advertising companies to serve some ads when you visit NASTEC International website. These companies may use information about your visits to NASTEC International website and other websites, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Children’s Privacy Statement
NASTEC International does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen and does not target its websites to children under eighteen. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of eighteen as part of the site, we will delete the information from our records.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties. We also do not knowingly allow children under the age of eighteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the site. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
NASTEC International takes seriously the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, NASTEC International utilizes appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect. We take measures to protect the privacy of all information collected over our website. Only employees and supervisors with specific authorization have access to databases containing visitors’ personal information if provided. We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by NASTEC International reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
When collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information we use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The personal information you provide us is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities which have limited access. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as credit card number or password) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for other purposes.
Protecting Your Privacy
The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) is a new privacy technology developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). P3P technology can be found within your Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser and provides you with the ability to make more informed choices about the use of your personal information online. Microsoft IE6 is the first browser to support the new privacy standard. With P3P, you can configure your browser to automatically detect if a website collects personally identifiable information, uses that information to create user profiles, or allows visitors to opt-out of the data collection.
A P3P-enabled browser has preset options from which you can choose. Or you may customize your setting by answering questions such as, what kinds of data are you willing to share and what types of “cookie” files are you willing to accept. As you surf the Web, the software then determines whether your privacy preferences match a site’s data collection practices.
The P3P-enabled browser places special emphasis on cookies. A cookie is a piece of text which resides on your computer’s hard drive to allow a Web application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the Web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes. With a P3P-enabled browser, you may be able to make selections based on whether you wish to accept various types of cookies such as session (temporary), permanent, within a given domain or outside it (third party), and with or without a special “P3P compact policy” file. A compact P3P policy describes the attributes of a given cookie.
How Long We Keep User Information
We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum and other publicly-viewable web pages could stay in the public domain indefinitely.
Questions Regarding Privacy
Your Consent To This Policy