What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Registration Information — You may provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your activities when you register to be a participant of the Test Lab Project, register for Test Lab Project Directory Services or other promotional internet services, or register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you see the Test Lab Project and/or our Directories servicing your needs and interests.
Email Information — If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
Website Use Information
Much like other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. We, our advertisers and ad serving companies may also use small pieces of code called “web beacons” or “clear gifs” to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
We use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding the Test Lab Project and its Directories, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our registered members. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by using the opt-out provision on our emails or simply by contacting admin.
What Are Cookies? — A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Sharing Information with Third-Parties — We reserve the right to enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third-parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third-parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third-party. For example, some of our participants may provide services on one of our sites, while others may power offerings developed by us for your use.
We may also use third-parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third-parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
Notice of New Services and Changes — Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website(s), new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by using the opt-out provision on our emails or simply by contacting admin.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions? — Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services, which are enabled by a reputable SSL certificate provider (Thawte OR Verisign). Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information? — You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing or calling admin (use the Contact Page on this site to do this or simply give us a call.)
Disclosures — We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, site(s), the users of our Site(s), and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the site, us, or third-parties.
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