Techniplas’ Web servers automatically record Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, the IP address that we collect may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because, with some broadband connections, your IP address doesn’t change (it is “static”) and could be associated with your personal computer.
As well as recording the IP addresses of users, Techniplas’ Web server also keeps track of sites that users visited immediately prior to visiting Techniplas website and the search terms they used to find it. The Web server keeps track of the pages visited on Techniplas’ website, the amount of time spent on those pages, as well as the type of searches done on them. Your searches remain confidential and anonymous. Techniplas uses this information only for statistical purposes, to find out which pages users find most useful and to improve the website.
Techniplas servers also capture and store information that your browser transmits. This includes:
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- Date and time of the server request
- Volume of data transferred
- Access status (file transferred, file not found and so on)
This data will be used to generate statistics that help us to further adapt our websites to meet your individual needs. We will not deduce personal references from this information.
Cookies are electronic placeholders that are placed on your computer by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. Cookies used by Techniplas are session-based and therefore last only for the duration of the user’s session. Cookies are used by the Techniplas website to keep track of user sessions to balance the usage of this website on all Techniplas Web servers. They are not tied to a specific identity — no identifiable personal information about you is stored by them.
If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer as a result of using a Techniplas website, you can disable cookies altogether by modifying the preferences section of your Web browser. Note that, if you do so, some aspects of Techniplas websites may be unavailable to you. If you choose to accept cookies on your hard drive, but wish to be informed of their appearance, you may turn on a warning prompt by modifying the cookie-warning section also located in the preferences section of your Web browser.
Do Not Track (DNT)
Our Web servers honor the Do Not Track (DNT) setting in all Web browsers that currently support it. This means that you opt out of our and third-party tracking services, including behavior advertising.
External Links Disclaimer
Some of Techniplas’ websites link to other sites created and maintained by other public- and/or private-sector organizations. Techniplas provides these links solely for your information and convenience. When you transfer to an outside website, you are leaving the Techniplas website, and Techniplas’ information management policies no longer apply. Techniplas encourages you to read the privacy statement of each and every website that you visit before you provide any personal information.
Communicating With Us
If you choose to contact Techniplas staff using an email address, a discussion forum, a blog, a text message or other electronic communications method, or if you choose to complete an online form provided on a Techniplas website (for example, customer feedback form), we may ask you to provide your name, email address or other personal information
The purpose of collecting this information is to allow staff to respond to your inquiry or to evaluate individual Web services. Only authorized staff will have access to the information provided, and the information will be used only for the purpose it was intended. Completed surveys are sent to staff anonymously. We will ask you to provide us only with a method of contacting you (email, phone, fax or mailing address) if you wish to be included in future surveys or to have us respond to you.
From time to time, we record phone calls for training purposes. If you do not wish your call to be recorded, please inform the person you are calling or the operator, or hang up.
Techniplas implements necessary technical and organizational security controls to protect your personal data against loss or misuse. Your data will be stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible without authorization.
If you use our services and reside outside the U.S., your information will be transferred to the U.S. and will be processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By using our services and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to the U.S. and processing there.
Techniplas adheres to the Safe Harbor Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU. For personal information of employees, consumers, healthcare professionals, medical research subjects and investigators, customers, investors, and government officials that Techniplas receives from the EEA, Techniplas has committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles.
How We Use Your Information
Techniplas uses the information collected to provide a safe, efficient and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
- To manage the service — We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to enforce our terms and conditions. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity, and screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
- To contact you — We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. You may opt out of all communications except for essential updates.
- To serve personalized advertising to you — We don’t share your information with advertisers without your consent. We allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements, and we may use any of the non-personally-identifiable attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. When you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser and that your attributes meet the criteria the advertiser selected.
Right to Be Forgotten
Techniplas does not store personal information without need. We follow laws that require us to delete personal information if the reason for its collection and storage does not exist any longer. We believe this fulfills the requirements of the privacy principle of the “right to be forgotten.”
If you have registered your personal details with us, you can deactivate your account at any time. Once deactivated, your account will be irrevocably suspended, ensuring that nobody can use that account identifier again to prevent impersonation.
Enforcement and Audit
Collaboration With Authorities
Techniplas will cooperate with the regulatory authorities — in particular, data protection agencies of the countries in which Techniplas operates. This relates in particular to the notification of privacy breaches as required by law. Techniplas will observe the authorities’ findings, provided that they have been rendered following due process of law.
Review and Ratification