You can visit most areas for the OFS Site without revealing who You are or providing any information about Yourself. However, some of Our services require that You identify Yourself in order to enable the services. In such circumstances, OFS may request and collect personal information from You, including Your name, address, zip code, e-mail address, company name, and home telephone number, business telephone number, and facsimile number. Your response to these inquiries is strictly voluntary. OFS also accepts e-mails from You, as such, when You send us an e-mail, we will have the contents of Your e-mail as well as Your e-mail address. When processing an order for a product or service or setting up an account, OFS may also collect information regarding Your credit card number, name of account, expiration date and billing address.
OSF may receive personally identifiable information from Our business partners. OFS also automatically receives and records information on Our server logs from Your browser, including Your IP Address, Cookie information and the page and information requested as part of its analysis of the use of the Site. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on Your part.
Once You send OFS an e-mail or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to OFS, You are no longer anonymous to us.
OFS uses Your information for five (5) general purposes: (1) to fulfill Your request for certain information and services and assist in order processing; (2) customize Your experience to the Site; (3) to contact You about Our products or services that can assist You in Your business; (4) to ensure the security of the Site; and (5) enable OFS to analyze general information for business development purposes to improve the Site's web-based services.
OFS will not sell or rent Your personally identifiable information to any third party other than as necessary to provide the products or services requested by You, in furtherance of a change in control of OFS or if OFS is adjudicated bankrupt. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where OFS believes, in its sole discretion, that OFS's business interests will be served, OFS may share Your information (with the exception of credit card and account status) with OFS affiliates, subsidiaries and business partners for the purpose of alerting You about new products and services to improve Your competitive edge.
Coupled with cookies, we also collect IP Addresses. When Your web browser requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called Your Internet Protocol Address ("IP Address"). OFS receives IP Addresses from all users because this information is automatically reported by Your browser each time You view a web page. IP Addresses may be used for various purposes, including to: (1) Diagnose service or technology problems reported by Our users or engineers that are associated with the IP Addresses; (2) Estimate the number of users visiting OFS, how often they visit the Site, and what parts of the Site they visit most often; (3) Send the most appropriate advertising or service and product information based on information derived from Your IP Address; or (4) Assist companies or persons who provide information on Our Site to track visits to their pages.
The security of Your personally identifiable information is important to us and we treat Our data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. OFS employs reasonable information security techniques. Despite these security measures, no security system is absolute. OFS DOES NOT REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL BE PROTECTED AGAINST LOSS, MISUSE OR ALTERATION BY THIRD PARTIES.
OFS retains Your personally identifiable information, as necessary, for business purposes and as required by government regulation. We dispose of records and delete information when Our record period(s) expire.
Before submitting personally identifiable information on the Site, You will be given the option of receiving recurring informational and promotional e-mails from OFS, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or business partners for the purposes set forth above. You will also be given the option of receiving telephone calls from customer service representatives of OFS, its affiliates, or business partners to gather information about Your experiences with the Site or OFS goods and services. You may opt-out of receiving these e-mails and/or phone calls prior to submitting Your personally identifiable information by so indicating.
You can always contact us in order to (i) delete Your personally identifiable information from Our systems; (ii) update Your personally identifiable information previously provided to us by e-mailing us at info@SpecialtyPhotonics.com.