COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
At U.S. Summit Company L.P., we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit this Web site and web sites of our affiliated companies. You can travel through most of this Web site without giving us any information about yourself or your company.
Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.
US Summit Company does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or other communication or completing an Information Request Form in the “Contact Us” section of our website or comparable pages of those of our affiliated companies.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Web Site
When you visit this Web site, US Summit Company automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
• The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed this Web site
• The type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that browser is running
• The Web page from which the user accessed the current Web page
• The date and time of the user's request
• The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page
None of the above-mentioned information is personal information. It does not, for example, recognize your name or e-mail address or the name or email address of your company. The information gathered does not identify you personally but allows statistical data to be compiled about the pages that visitors view. That helps determine the areas of our Web site that interest users and improve the navigation and content of the site.
Information Collected When You E-Mail US Summit Company or Complete an Information Request Form
Email: During your visit to this Web site you may send an e-mail to US Summit Company. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected in an email to us is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this Web site, or to forward your message to the appropriate US Summit Company representative office for response. US Summit Company does not sell or otherwise disclose such information except as required by law or as authorized by you..
During your visit to this Web site you may complete an Information Request Form. The information collected by US Summit Company, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the form, is used by US Summit Company and may be disclosed to other parties for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
US Summit Company may not be able to respond to every message it receives by email, Information Request Form or otherwise.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through this Web Site
US Summit Company will only collect personal information through this Web site or disclose personal information collected through this Web site if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to US Summit Company by the user constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by US Summit Company for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to US Summit Company.
However, US Summit Company may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (2) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (3) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person or other entity.
US Summit Company may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to US Summit Company’s information technology assets.
Retention of Information Collected Through this Web Site
US Summit Company limits employee access to personal information collected through this Web site to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
For Web site security purposes and to maintain the availability of this Web site for all users, US Summit Company employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this Web site.
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