Your Consent By using the Website or providing professional information to us, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your professional information as described in this Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your professional information as described in this Policy, do not use the Website.
Professional Information Collection and Use Coatings World may collect professional information when you register for membership with Coatings World , when you use certain services such as sample requests, and/or when you visit certain Coatings World pages or the pages of Coatings World information and service provider partners. Coatings World may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from information and service provider partners in order to facilitate the provision of services. The primary use of the professional information we collect is to generate usage reports for providers of information or services to our website. Coatings World may also use the information for the following additional general purposes: to fulfill your requests for products and services, contact you, customize the content you see, improve our services, and conduct research.
Sharing Professional Information Coatings World may share your professional information with companies who provide specialized or otherwise restricted product information or services for our members, companies that are affiliated with Coatings World , or third parties Coatings World hires to perform support services. When Coatings World does so, these companies will use your information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and as permitted by this Policy and any applicable agreements you have with Coatings World . In certain circumstances, Coatings World may share or transfer your professional information to unrelated third parties. For example, Coatings World may provide your professional information to a third party: at your request; to comply with a legal requirement or court order; to investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft; in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of Coatings World or a Coatings World business unit; for the professional safety of others, or under similar circumstances. If such an event occurs, Coatings World will take appropriate steps to protect your professional information.
Limitations on Collection, Use and Sharing of Professional Information To the extent required by applicable law, whenever Coatings World collects your professional information on the Website, Coatings World will:
• Disclose to you the purpose for collecting your professional information and how that information will be used;
• Collect your professional information only for the purpose for which you have disclosed that information;
• Process your professional information in a manner consistent with the purpose for which it was originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented;
• Take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your professional information is reliable for its intended use and to prevent its loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction;
• Not use your professional information for direct marketing purposes without giving you an opportunity to "opt-out" of that use; and
• Take appropriate measures, by contract or otherwise, to provide adequate protection for your professional information that is disclosed to a third party or transferred to another country, including transfers to Coatings World affiliates or partners.
Non-Professional Information Coatings World collects non-professional information (that is, information that does not identify you professionally) regarding usage of the Website. Such information includes, for example, the number of visitors to the Website, the specific pages of the Website visited, and the use of links to or frames of the web sites of third parties. Coatings World uses this information to monitor the usage of the Website and enhance the Website. Coatings World may freely disclose this non-professional information to its affiliates, business partners or other third parties. Coatings World reserves the right to aggregate your professional information with the professional information of other users of the Website and to disclose the aggregated information to third parties, provided the aggregated information is not professionally identifiable to any particular user of the Website.
Links to Third Party Sites The Website includes links to or frames of web sites of third parties. Coatings World also may host third party web site information that is linked to the Website. These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities or content of these third-party sites, nor any association with their operators. If you provide any professional information while accessing any web site information that is hosted by Coatings World , you may be providing this information to the provider of this content. If you provide professional information while accessing any third party web site that is linked from or framed by the Website, you may be providing this information to the third party owner of that web site. Coatings World does not control and is not responsible for the content and privacy policies of the web sites of information providers or other third parties.
Web Browsers and Cookies Coatings World collects information that is sent to Coatings World automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes the IP address of your Internet service provider, the name of your operating system and the name and version of your browser. The information Coatings World receives depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. Coatings World uses this information to create statistics that help it improve the Website and make it more compatible with the technologies used by users of the Website and to report aggregate information to Coatings World 's advertisers and other third parties. Coatings World uses a technology called cookies, which can be used to provide tailored information from a web site to you. A cookie is an element of data that is sent to your web browser and stored on your computer system. Some cookies (i.e., "persistent cookies") remain on your computer until you delete them. By using cookies, Coatings World can assign your computer a unique identifier, enabling Coatings World to create a database of your previous choices and preferences. In situations where these choices or preferences need to be collected again, they can be provided by Coatings World automatically, saving you time and effort. If you do not want to accept cookies, you can refuse, restrict or erase cookies by changing the settings on your computer’s web browser. However, refusing to accept or restricting cookies may result in an inability to access and use certain web sites or the loss of functionality in connection with using those web sites.
Communications with Users of the Site Coatings World may use e-mail to communicate with you, conduct online surveys, solicit you for services offered by Coatings World , or communicate with you in other ways. Coatings World also may use opt-in e-mail lists from third parties to promote services offered by Coatings World , its affiliates or its business partners. If you receive e-mail messages from Coatings World that you do not wish to receive, you may request that you be removed from Coatings World ’s email list by clicking on Contact Coatings World and using the feedback feature on the Contact Coatings World web page or by writing to Coatings World at Coatings World , Website Compliance, 70 Hilltop Road, Ramsey, NJ 07446
Security Measures Coatings World has implemented commercially reasonable security measures to prevent the unauthorized disclosure, alteration or misuse of information and materials provided by you to Coatings World . However, Coatings World does not warrant that these security measures will prevent unauthorized access to, or alteration or misuse of, such information or materials and hereby disclaims any an all express or implied warranties that such information or materials are protected from unauthorized access or disclosure to third parties.
Access to and Retention of Professional Information You may review, correct and update the professional information that you provide to Coatings World by clicking on Contact Coatings World and using the feedback feature on the Contact Coatings World web page or by writing to Coatings World at Coatings World , Website Compliance, 70 Hilltop Road, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Coatings World retains the professional information collected on the Website as long as Coatings World deems necessary to provide the services, products and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.
Children and Parents The Website is not intended for use by persons with a non-commercial interest or persons under 18 years of age. Coatings World does not knowingly solicit or collect any information from or about children on the Website. If your child has submitted any information and you would like to request that such information be deleted from Coatings World ’s records, you may do so by clicking on Contact Coatings World and using the feedback feature on the Contact Coatings World web page or by writing to Coatings World at Coatings World , Website Compliance, 70 Hilltop Road, Ramsey, NJ 07446.
Questions about this Policy If you have any questions about this Policy or Coatings World ’s use of your professional information, please contact Coatings World by clicking on Contact Coatings World and using the feedback feature on the Contact Coatings World web page or by writing to Coatings World at Coatings World , Website Compliance70 Hilltop Road, Ramsey, NJ 07446.
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