STEC’S Commitment to Your Privacy
The Information STEC Collects
In general, you can browse this Site without telling STEC who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. STEC is, however, able to determine your IP address. STEC uses your IP address to, among other things, (1) help diagnose problems with STEC’s server; administer the Site; measure the use of the Site; improve the content of the Site; (2) to identify visitors’ domain names, the type of web browsers used, the pages viewed, the websites from which a visitor found this Site, the search terms and search engines used to find this Site; and (3) to gather other web analytics information relating to visitors’ use and navigation of the Site.
There are a few places where STEC gives you an opportunity to provide STEC your personal information. This refers to information that lets STEC know the specifics of who you are, and may include, without limitation, your first and last name, mailing address, email address, telephone and facsimile numbers, credit card number, and other personal identifying information. When you engage in certain activities on the Site, such as ordering a product or service, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, sending STEC feedback, requesting owners and parts manuals, or registering your product online, STEC may ask you to provide personal information. If you choose to share any personal information with STEC, you will see that the amount and type of personal information STEC requests depends on how you use the Site. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. Depending upon the activity, some of the information STEC asks you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
The Way STEC Uses Information
STEC may use your personal information for particular activities, including, without limitation, processing your order; credit card processing; collections; returns management; manufacturing; storage; shipping; delivery; fulfillment; customer service; marketing and research ; providing product, promotional and other information to you; and to contact you regarding administrative notices. STEC may share this information with STEC’s affiliates, dealers or other business partners in connection with any of the foregoing activities. STEC’s affiliates, dealers or other business partners may use this information for marketing and solicitation purposes. STEC must release your credit card information to credit card authorization service providers and the credit card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products or services purchased on this Site and to facilitate returns or refunds. Except as described above, STEC will not give or sell your personal information to any other company for its use in marketing or solicitation.
STEC may disclose personal information in any of the following circumstances: (1) in response to a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal process or request, or as may otherwise be required by applicable law or regulation; (2) to protect and defend STEC’s rights or property or those of its affiliates, dealers, business partners, or others; or (3) as STEC, in its sole discretion, believes is appropriate under exigent circumstances in response to a perceived threat to the personal safety or property of any other person or organization.
In addition, since STEC’s database is a business asset, in the event STEC is reorganized or is sold to or merged with another company, you consent to the sale, assignment, or transfer of your personal information to a purchaser of all or substantially all of STEC’s business assets, or to an affiliate, as applicable.
Processing of your Personal Information.
BY SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO STEC, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
Retention of your Personal Information
STEC keeps your personal information as long as STEC needs it for the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you have subsequently consented), for other legitimate purposes (such as regulatory compliance), or as permitted by applicable law. Since some of these activities may continue for an extended period of time, STEC may keep your personal information indefinitely.
STEC’s Relationship to other Sites that can be Accessed through this Site
Other Information You should Know about your Privacy
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) prohibits certain commercial practices related to gathering, storing, and disclosing personal information about children under the age of 13 who use the Internet. STEC will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information about children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent. STEC cannot prohibit minors from browsing this Site, or using this Site if they supply valid security or identification information (for instance, a username and password issued to another person, such as a parent or friend). STEC must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervision of children to monitor the Internet activities of children under the age of 13. Each time you submit personally identifiable information about yourself or your family through the Site, you are representing to STEC that your are 18 years of age or older.
All electronic communication services such as the ones provided by STEC are required to comply with the “mandatory reporting” requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 13032(b), which requires such services to report any apparent child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In the event STEC is required to make a report, it will include all information regarding the apparent child pornography it believes may be of importance. STEC will strictly comply with this reporting requirement.
Access and Correction of your Personal Information
STEC strives to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the personal information in its databases and to keep that information up-to-date. STEC provides ways for you to access your personal information as required by applicable law, so that you can correct inaccuracies or update your personal information. STEC reserves the right to charge a fee as permitted by applicable law.
If you would like to review or correct your personal information, please contact STEC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a letter to:
STEC Equipment, Inc.
All communications must be in the English language.
STEC will respond to reasonable requests within the time limits established by applicable law or within a reasonable time if no time limit is established by applicable law. For your protection, STEC may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, STEC will provide the access you request and correct or delete any inaccurate personal information you discover. STEC reserves the right, however, to limit or deny your request to the extent permitted by applicable law if: (1) the disclosure may harm the life, body, property or rights of third parties; (2) the disclosure may lead to a violation of applicable laws or regulations; or (3) where you have failed to provide sufficient evidence to verify your identity.
STEC encourages you to promptly update your personal information if it changes.
STEC’s Commitment to Security of Your Personal Information
STEC takes what it believes to be reasonable precautions and has implemented managerial and technical procedures to try to protect the security of data and information, including personal information. STEC strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness, and current status of personal information and to protect the privacy and security of such. STEC cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data or personal information. While STEC strives to protect your personal information, STEC cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from this Site, and you provide such information at your own risk. You acknowledge that: (1) there are security and privacy limitations in computer systems and on the Internet which are beyond STEC’s control; (2) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and STEC through the Site, including personal information, cannot be guaranteed; and (3) any such information and data, including personal information, may be viewed or tampered with by a third party while such information or data is being used, transmitted, processed, or stored.