Effective Date: October 29, 2012
Andersen Corporations General Policy Regarding Privacy
Personal and Non-Personal Information
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual or business, including, but not limited to names, phone numbers, physical mailing addresses, email addresses, locations, credit information, credit card information, social security numbers, other contact information, or other information describing an individual.
Non-Personal or Aggregate Information means information that does not specifically identify an individual or business, but includes information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your Internet service provider (ISP), operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address. Non-Personal Information is not typically used to personally identify you.
Collection of Personal and Non-Personal Information
Andersen may collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you send an email or submit information via a form on the Website, Andersen may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, or any other information you provide. Andersen may also collect Personal Information if you communicate with Andersen via means other than the Website, including blogs, social media sites, or other online and offline communications. Andersen may collect any information you provide in any such communication.
Andersen values your opinions and comments, and we may conduct online surveys or polls. Participation in these surveys and polls is always optional. The information is aggregated and used to make improvements to the Website and to develop useful content, features and promotions for Website visitors. The identity of survey or poll participants is anonymous unless the survey or poll either specifically request Personal Information or otherwise states Personal Information is collected.
Andersen may occasionally request or require that you provide your email address or other identifying information to access portions of the Website or to provide you with communications. Further, Andersen may collect your email address or other contact information in an offline format (for example, your response to a mailer or filling out an attendance form at a trade show). By providing Andersen with your email address or any other contact information (such as your mailing address, name, phone number, etc.) you understand and agree that Andersen may from time to time use the contact information to send you information about products, services, corporate information, promotions, etc. Further, Andersen may pass along all of the information you provide to an Andersen dealer, distributor, or service provider who may contact you for various reasons, including but not limited to fulfilling orders or providing you information or assistance that you have requested.
If you prefer not to receive this kind of information from Andersen, your request will be promptly honored. Please note, however, that any orders or requests for information made online, or other requests that necessitate a response, will receive confirmation emails related to the status of the orders or requests.
The Website sometimes includes notices of promotions Andersen is conducting, and Andersen may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion. Andersen may retain that information for communicating with you for future promotions or for any other purpose unless we receive communication from you in writing to cease sending you communications.
Andersen, like other website operators, uses analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, IP addresses, browser software, operating system types, clickstream patterns, the dates and times that the Website was accessed and other information provided through the software used to access the Website. Andersen may from time to time contract with online partners to assist in the management or monitoring of the Website. Andersen may also contract with third parties to offer advertising or other content on the Website. Those third parties may use analytic and reporting technologies to serve advertisements and other information based on data obtained from you during your visit to the Website. Andersen may aggregate Non-Personal Information to measure how the Website is being used so we can improve its content.
Tracking technologies may record information, including but not limited to domain name and host names, IP addresses, browser software and operating system types, clicking patterns, and dates and times when the Website is visited.
Use and Disclosure of Personal and Non-Personal Information
If you choose to provide Andersen with your Personal Information or Non-Personal Information by accessing the Website, Andersen may use that information in connection with its business, including sharing that information with third parties, such as but not limited to dealers, distributors, or service providers, that may be located in other jurisdictions. Andersen strives to comply with all applicable laws related to the protection of your Personal Information, privacy, and security.
Andersen may disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to any successor, assign, or business partner of Andersen. By accessing and continuing to use the Website, you understand that your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information may be disclosed to Andersen’s successors, assigns, business partners, dealers, distributors, or service providers.
Andersen may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to prevent harm to others, to respond to legal requirements, to protect or enforce our rights and policies, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order).
Andersen contracts and uses third parties from time to time to provide, maintain, and improve the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. We cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information.
Andersen may disclose Non-Personal Information to various third parties. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information.
Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and other sensitive personal information required to process a credit decision is not used for any other purpose by Andersen or our financial services providers and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
Notice and Choice to Use the Website
Andersen follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to Andersen. Wherever your Personal Information may be held within Andersen or on its behalf, Andersen takes reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Those steps include limiting access to the Website database, establishing penalties for violating this Policy, and enforcing those penalties. Andersen has also put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Personal Information collected.
Andersen may from time to time use third parties to provide content or deliver services, such as but not limited to e-commerce technology. Andersen follows generally accepted industry standards in selecting these third parties, but does not have ultimate control over the security measures used by those third parties.
Moreover, no method of transmission over the Internet or storage of information is guaranteed secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Website may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil damages.
Access and Updating Personal Information
To the extent that you provide Andersen with Personal Information, you may request that Andersen update that information. For your protection, you may be required to provide proof of your identity to access or update your Personal Information. In order to access or update your Personal Information, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.
Third Party Services
The Website is not currently structured nor intended for users under 13 years of age. Accordingly, Andersen will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that Andersen knows to be under the age of 13.
Andersen fully supports protecting the privacy needs of children and encourages parents to actively participate in their children’s online activities and interests. For information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, visit the Federal Trade Commission web site:Â www.ftc.gov.
Applications for Employment
Andersen may from time to time place job openings on the Website that allow you to provide Andersen with your Personal Information. We collect your information, including Personal Information and information related to your applicable experience through online forms or other means. We may also collect contact instructions through online forms or other means. The data is stored in a restricted database at Andersen Corporation for ten months, at which time it is deleted.
Any communication or material other than your Personal Information submitted to the Website, including by electronic mail, website submission, or otherwise is the exclusive property of Andersen and is considered to be non-confidential and nonproprietary. Such communication may include, without limitation, questions, comments, suggestions and ideas. Andersen shall be free to use them for any purpose whatsoever without restriction or compensation.