Your privacy is very important to us. At Specialty Materials we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. For example, name and address on sample requests. We need those to get the samples to you!
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, Specialty Materials collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Specialty Materials’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Specialty Materials’ visitors use its website. This is mostly through services like Google Analytics. It’s just to see how we can improve!
Specialty Materials also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for those who submit form requests. It’s necessary in some cases, like those who try to get too many samples under different names.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Specialty Materials’ website choose to interact with Specialty Materials in ways that require Specialty Materials to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Specialty Materials gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who want to contact us via form to provide their name, number, and email address. Those who wish to receive Specialty Materials updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Specialty Materials collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Specialty Materials. Specialty Materials does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Specialty Materials may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Specialty Materials may monitor site usage statistics on Google Analytics or use spam screening services to help identify spam. Specialty Materials may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Specialty Materials does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Specialty Materials discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Specialty Materials’ behalf or to provide services available at Specialty Materials’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Specialty Materials’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Specialty Materials will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Specialty Materials discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Specialty Materials believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Specialty Materials, third parties or the public at large. Specialty Materials takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.