Your privacy is critically important to us. At Ozark Steel Fabricators, Inc. we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- 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 one of our services.
Ozark Steel Fabricators, Inc. ("Ozark Steel") operates websites including www.ozarksteel.com. It is Ozark Steel's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Ozark Steel 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. Ozark Steel's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ozark Steel's visitors use its website. From time to time, Ozark Steel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ozark Steel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Ozark Steel only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ozark Steel's websites choose to interact with Ozark Steel in ways that require Ozark Steel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ozark Steel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Ozark Steel are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ozark Steel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Ozark Steel. Ozark Steel 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.
Ozark Steel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ozark Steel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ozark Steel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ozark Steel 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 Ozark Steel's behalf or to provide services available at Ozark Steel's 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 Ozark Steel's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ozark Steel 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, Ozark Steel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ozark Steel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ozark Steel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Ozark Steel website and have supplied your email address, Ozark Steel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Ozark Steel and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ozark Steel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Ozark Steel, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ozark Steel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Ozark Steel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
- November 1st, 2011: Initial document