Revised as of 5/31/06
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b. Identifying Purposes
“Personal Information” is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, company name, physical address, phone numbers, email address and any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact you. Emerald may ask for your Personal Information so that it can understand your interests, determine if Emerald’s products and services meet your needs, inform you about its products and services that it believes may be of interest to you, and/or to comply with the law. Of course, you may choose not to provide Emerald with Personal Information when you visit the Website. However, this choice may prevent Emerald from providing you with the product, service or information you requested or that could be offered to you. Our server does not automatically record Personal Information. Such information can become known to Emerald only when you voluntarily submit it.
Your knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of your Personal Information. No Personal Information is collected without your express consent.
d. Limiting Collection
Emerald only collects the information that it needs in order to deliver products, services and information to you.
e. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Your Personal Information is kept as accurately and completely as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. You have the right to update, modify, amend or correct errors in your Personal Information by contacting Emerald.
You should also do your part in protecting your information. Your user name and password are confidential and we recommend that you not divulge them to anyone. Unfortunately, neither Emerald’s network nor data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect User’s information, Emerald cannot ensure or warrant the security of member information. Thus, any information a User transmits to us is done so at the User’s own risk. Once we receive User information, we undertake substantial efforts to protect the confidentiality of this information consistent with this Policy.
h. Openness and Access
Emerald will make its complete policies and practices relating to the management of your Personal Information readily available to you. Upon request in writing, either by email or letter, you will be informed of the existence, use or disclosure of your Personal Information and you will be given access to that information. Emerald will assist any customer who informs us that they need assistance in preparing a request concerning Personal Information. You may also challenge, in writing either by email or letter, the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate, or request that Emerald delete or correct any Personal Information contained in your file.
a. Collection of Personal Information
We obtain and retain only the Personal Information that Users choose to provide to us. When you use any email form on the Website, we may collect Personal Information from you and offer you an area to enter comments or questions.
b. Collection of Non-Personal Aggregated Website Usage Statistics
Emerald collects and logs certain non-personally identifying information which a User’s browser makes available whenever a User visits the Website. This information includes a User’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet), browser type, browser language, as well as the date and time of a User’s visit. This information does not include a User’s Personal Information. We use this information to administer, operate, develop, and improve the Website.
We may also track and store information in the aggregate as it relates to Users’ movement within the Website such as the pages from which the Users were referred, entry and exit points for the Website, search terms, pages Users visit, page views/impressions, access times, domain names and browser types. None of this information is linked to a User’s Personal Information.
c. Cookies and other Automated Processes
We may also use web beacons on our Website. A web beacon, also known as a “web bug,” is a small, graphic image on a Web page, in a Web-based document or in an email message that is designed to allow us to monitor whether a particular computer has accessed the Website, the IP address of the computer to which the Web beacon is sent, the URL of the page from which the Web beacon comes, and the time it was viewed. None of this information is linked to a User’s Personal Information.
a. Data Handling
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online which is in our possession or under our control. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data which is in our possession or under our control. We restrict access to Users’ Personal Information to employees who need to know that information in order to perform their jobs and provide services to Users.
c. Limits of Confidentiality
If you choose to share your Personal Information with us we may use it for the purposes of sending you requested information as well as occasional offers, announcement, bulletins and other similar purposes. We also will not give, rent, loan, or otherwise make available your Personal Information to third parties except in the limited circumstances described in this “Limits of Confidentiality” section, or with your consent.
We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:
Marketing. As part of its day-to-day business activities, Emerald may share with third parties certain non-personally identifying log information your browser makes available whenever you visit our Website.
Security. Due to the existing legal, regulatory and security environment, Emerald may disclose aggregate level and/or Personal Information about its Users to protect the rights, property or safety of Emerald, our customers, or the public.
Court Order, Fraud or Emergency. Emerald may disclose aggregate and/or Personal Information about Users to protect the rights, property or safety of Emerald, our Users or the public. We may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by court order, subpoena, request by federal, state, local or foreign law enforcement, or other legal proceeding. We may also disclose Personal Information to protect our Users from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of our Website, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
User Instructions. If a User of the Website voluntarily contacts us because the User is having a problem with the Website or Emerald, we may need to utilize information provided by the User in the course of investigating and attempting to resolve the problem.
Links to Other Websites. On occasion, the Websites is connected by “hyperlinks” to other companies’ websites. Emerald is not responsible in any way for the privacy practices of other websites and suggests that you review the privacy policies of those other companies’ websites before using them.
a. Accessing Personal Information
You have the right to request information about the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information and to challenge the accuracy and completeness of your Personal Information, and to have your Personal Information amended where inaccurate or deleted from Emerald’s database. To do so, simply contact Emerald at the address below. On each email you receive from Emerald, you will be given the opportunity to change, modify or delete information which you have previously provided to Emerald and you will also be given the opportunity to unsubscribe, thereby removing your email address permanently from our mailing list.
b. Challenging Compliance
Even after you have granted Emerald your consent to collect Personal Information, you may opt-out of having your Personal Information collected by contacting us by email or regular mail. Please note that in order to fulfill certain obligations, we may need to continue sending you notices or other important information concerning any orders or services you request. If you wish not to receive targeted marketing email from Emerald and wish not to have their information shared with third parties as set forth in this policy, you may contact us at the address below to terminate your registration.