|USGN INC, Privacy Statement
USGN Inc. is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and security online. USGN Inc. recognizes privacy and security as being a concern for most individuals accessing the Internet. Whether you're buying one of our quality products, or just browsing our site, we want to make you comfortable with our privacy practices and the security measures we take to protect your personal information. While we've structured our web sites so that, in general, you can visit USGN Inc. on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information, you may be required to provide personal information to access certain secured and detailed information and materials.
This privacy statement outlines our personal information handling practices. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with USGN Inc.
Finally, by using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by USGN Inc. as set forth in the privacy statement currently in effect. USGN Inc. reserves the right to change the policy from time to time in accordance with the legal requirements. If USGN Inc. does decide to change its policy on privacy, such changes will be posted on this web site. Thus, we recommend checking back periodically to ensure that you have the most current policy.
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
On some USGN Inc. web sites or pages, you may be able to order products or services, make requests for information and register to receive materials. When an order is placed with us, USGN Inc. may collect personally identifiable information, including name, title, company, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, social security numbers, date of birth, transaction, and credit card information. We do not require this information to obtain access to any part of our public site, but do require it if you wish to place an order.
In addition, our web server storage logs can collect the domain names of visitors to our Web sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on the usgn.net Web site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our sites, such as through customization.
Who is Collecting the Personal Information?
How Do We Use the Information We Get?
USGN Inc. may use your information to better understand your needs to provide you with personalized and customized service. With respect to transactions, USGN Inc.' goal in collecting personal information is to facilitate order processing and to enable us to contact you if a problem arises with your order or inquiry. Providing such information when making a purchase is required. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites for you, which includes interactive communications, and other services.
The USGN Inc. site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your shopping experience, and to provide advice and purchase recommendations. We may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact. For example, if you want to be removed from a mailing list, please contact us at email@example.com . We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
Finally, USGN Inc. can conduct research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when you are making a purchase, during a promotion, and from surveys and our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual.
Who Can We Share the Personal Information With?
Except as outlined in this policy or on our Web site, USGN Inc. will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others without your consent. Thus, unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other USGN Inc. entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described in " How Do We Use the Information We Get". For example, USGN Inc. may share aggregated user statistics with our current or prospective business partners, advertisers, and other third parties, which can include our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when you are making a purchase, requesting information, or simply browsing. USGN Inc. takes great pride in utilizing only reputable business partners. Such USGN Inc. business partners, including those in the United States and/or any other countries, are governed by our privacy policies, or those similar in nature, with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
USGN Inc. may also disclose personal information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating this site's Terms or may be violating USGN Inc.' or other's rights or causing injury to or interference with USGN Inc.' or other's property. USGN Inc.' may also disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Further, USGN Inc. may also disclose aggregated user statistics for other lawful purposes.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a piece of text asking permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. If you agree, then your browser adds the text in a small file. The purpose of a cookie is to help us analyze web traffic or let us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, the web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes.
Cookies can remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized experience. In addition, cookies can allow us to determine the effectiveness of our e-commerce relationships. For example, users linking to the usgn.net site from one of our e-commerce partner or affiliate sites can be given a unique cookie that identifies from which site the user linked to USGN Inc.. This information is used to determine the effectiveness of our relationships and to administrate our affiliate program. This information may also be used to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior. Further, cookies can assist USGN Inc. in tracking what products you are planning to purchase, i.e., what products are in your shopping cart, as well as to track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests.
USGN Inc. can also use traffic log cookies to identify what pages are being used and which ones aren't. We use this information to understand how our users navigate our site, and to determine common traffic patterns. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. This allows us to make improvements to usgn.net web sites to better meet customer needs. USGN Inc. uses this information only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. That is the case of many of our support and information-sharing pages and forums. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using one of these sites.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of My Information?
As previously stated in "Who Can We Share the Personal Information With?", we will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us and we will do everything we can to honor such requests. For example, USGN Inc. or its business partners may, from time to time, send you e-mail or direct mail regarding our products and services. If you do not want to receive such information, simply tell us when you give us your personal information, or follow the directions contained on it to remove your name from our mailing list. Occasionally these promotion-related e-mail messages may include targeted advertisements. If you do not wish to receive such advertisements, you can choose not to participate in such promotions or contests. If you ever have questions regarding an e-mail you receive from USGN Inc. or one our business partners, or want to be removed from a mailing list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Security Measures are Used by USGN Inc. ?
We protect the personal information you share with us. For example, if you make an online purchase with us through use of a credit card, we encrypt your credit card number. As a result, access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job.
Authorized third party agents may also need access to some of your personal information. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We only provide third party agents with the minimum amount of information needed to complete the requested service or transaction. We do not otherwise share your personal information with third parties, unless you have granted us permission to do so.
However, it should be understood that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, USGN Inc. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
How do I Access, Determine the Accuracy of, and Correct My Information?
USGN Inc. strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. We will provide you with access to your information, including making every effort to provide you with online access to your registration data so that you may view, update or correct your information at the usgn.net where it was submitted. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.
However, we need your help in making sure your personal information is correct in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number or email address. If you would like to review, correct or change any personal information you have provided, or remove your name from our mailing list, please e-mail us at email@example.com
What Steps Has USGN Inc. Taken to Provide Children's Privacy Protection?
USGN Inc. takes special care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and encourages parents to be an active participant in their child's online activities and interests. We abide by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements. In addition, USGN Inc. does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on this Web site by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to this Web site, we delete the information as soon as we discover the source of the submission and do not use it for any other purpose. USGN.Inc. encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet. We also recommend to parents a few tips to help make a child's online experience safer, including to teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult, to know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate, and to look for Web site privacy policies to know how your child's information is treated.
What If I Have Additional Questions or Comments?
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also contact us by email or phone at: