WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE PRIVACY OF OUR VISITORS
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. We want you to be comfortable with sharing your name and contact information with us, and to know what we do with your information when it is trusted to us.
HERE IS HOW WE HANDLE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR VISIT TO OUR PORTAL
Information Collected and Stored Automatically: If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the site, read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically; however, this information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store information such as the following concerning your visit.
- The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain);
- Your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.
REGISTRATION ON THE SITE
Users have the option to register on the Cartesian site. Users will be asked to provide, at a minimum, name, email address, and zip code/postal code. In return for providing this information, Users will gain access to additional resources, as well as the ability to post comments directly to the site. Only Users who register or who ask for information from us through our web site will receive periodic programmatic or promotional email communications from us. Any User may request at any time that Cartesian no longer send email communications to the User by emailing Cartesian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE
We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, for example by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request. We might also use your details to send you periodic marketing communications unless you specify otherwise. We will not sell your information to any third-party organisations.
Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. When a user clicks the “Submit” button on any of the Web forms found on our site they are indicating voluntary consent to use of the information they submit for the stated purpose.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED
The information we collect is used for a variety of purposes. We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected so that our users can determine for themselves whether they wish to provide the information.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
In some cases, and in all cases where required by law or regulation, you will be able to update the information that you provide to us by updating your profile online.
Cartesian will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of Cartesian and its affiliated companies unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable Cartesian contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION
We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute or official policy. Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration.
We welcome your comments or questions about our websites and have provided e-mail boxes for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns.
Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via non-cellular telephone at the numbers provided at various locations on our sites.
REGISTRATION ON THE SITE
Users have the option to register on the Cartesian site. Users will be asked to provide, at a minimum, name, email address, and zip code/postal code. In return for providing this information, Users will gain access to additional resources, as well as the ability to post comments directly to the site. Only Users who register or who ask for information from us through our web site will receive periodic programmatic or promotional email communications from us. Any User may request at any time that Cartesian no longer send email communications to the User by contacting Cartesian via our web form.
You should be aware that when you visit our website, we collect certain information that does not identify you personally, but provides us with “usage data,” such as the number of visitors we receive or what pages are visited most often. This data helps us to analyze and improve the usefulness of the information we provide at these websites.
Like most commercial website owners, we may also use what is known as “cookie” technology. A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser when you link to that website. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. By assigning a unique data element to each visitor, the website is able to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to that site. The cookie does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address.
Most browsers provide a simple procedure that will enable you to control whether you want to receive cookies by notifying you when a website is about to deposit a cookie file. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser to alert you of a cookie being offered or to reject all cookies. You can also turn cookies back on if your login is not recognized. Just go to the help function on your browser for complete instructions.
Are cookies dangerous to your computer? No. Presently, there are no known cases of cookies being used to introduce or spread computer viruses. Technically, a cookie cannot be used to access your hard drive. Your browser may save cookie values to your hard drive, but that is the limit of the effect on your computer system.
Cartesian has adopted and adheres to stringent security standards designed to protect non-public personal information at www.cartesian.com against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. Among the safeguards that we have developed for this site are administrative, physical and technical barriers that together form a protective firewall around the information stored at this site.
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