PRIVACY POLICY - COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by EFCO Corp. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At EFCO, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

  1.  Information Tracked
  2. Children
  3. Usage Tracking
  4. Cookies
  5. Use of Information
  6. Security
  7. Sharing of the Information
  8. Security
  9. Opt-out Policy
  10. Your Consent

 

INFORMATION EFCO Corp. GATHERS AND TRACKS

EFCO gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive additional information about our company, products, and services.
  • Information EFCO gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does EFCO divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

EFCO Corp. gathers user information in the following processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Electronic contact form
    EFCO gathers the home address, work address, email addresses, and other personal information of users who voluntarily use any form. We do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party. All forms are used by EFCO to contact the user.
  2. Mailing list to receive FORM MARKS Magazine
    We may offer a free subscription to FORM MARKS Magazine to users. EFCO gathers the addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by contacting EFCO with the contact information provided in every magazine.
  3. Polling
    We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. EFCO may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
  4. Surveys
    EFCO may occasionally conduct optional user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We do not share information about specific individuals with any third party.

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Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

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Usage tracking

EFCO Corp. tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. EFCO does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

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Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. EFCO uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in polling and surveys.

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USE OF INFORMATION

EFCO Corp. uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out FORM MARKS Magazine and to contact users if requested. EFCO does not share mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

EFCO Corp. creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

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SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

EFCO Corp. uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

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SECURITY

EFCO Corp. operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

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OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to receive our publications.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

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YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by EFCO Corp. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.

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