APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
Travertine Locator recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of Personal Information (as defined below). Travertine Locator believes in protecting your privacy. This policy outlines how we manage your Personal Information and safeguard your privacy.
By providing Personal information to us, you agree to the terms of this policy. However, we are committed to continuous improvement and value your input. We welcome your comments and/or suggestions on improving this policy. If you have any concerns, please write to our Privacy Officer at the address in this policy under the caption “Need More Information?”
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or other entities that Travertine Locator does not manage or control. This policy does not apply to information regarding corporations or other non-individuals.
The following definitions are used solely for the purposes of this policy:
“Contact Information” means information to enable an individual at a place of business to be contacted and includes the name, position name or title, business telephone number, business address, business email or business fax number of the individual, but does not mean information that is collected via a Travertine Locator Website or Online service about an individual consumer who is a resident of California or another State.
“Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual, excluding Contact Information, and includes things such as gender, age, ethnicity, financial and credit information, health information, consumer preference information, customer profiles, ID numbers, and any other data assigned to an individual.
“Summarized Data” means records which have been stripped of information identifying individuals, and which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This policy covers our treatment of Personal Information that we collect, either through communications or interaction we may have with you (such as e-mails, telephone conversations, face-to-face, written correspondence, signing the visitors log in our office premises, or through our website). This policy also covers our treatment of any information shared with us by third parties. Sometimes we may collect Personal Information about you from other sources, provided that such sources confirm to us that they are permitted to share such information, such information is publicly available or the collection is required or authorized by law. Examples of collection from other sources include collections from:
a business, trade, or professional organization;
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Travertine Locator may collect and use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
to administer and build your Travertine Locator account;
to market new services and products that we believe will be of interest to you;
to collect a debt owed to Travertine Locator or its agents; or to pay a debt owed by Travertine Locator;
to help us make credit decisions about clients, prevent fraud, check the identity of new clients and prevent money laundering;
to identify you if you visit our office premises; and
as required or authorized by law.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Travertine Locator does not and will not sell, rent, share or disclose your Personal Information without first receiving your permission or as disclosed in this policy. Under certain circumstances, Travertine Locator will disclose your Personal Information:
when you have consented to the disclosure;
to fulfill the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected;
when the services we are providing to you require us to give information to third parties, for example: providing government-assigned identification numbers to customs brokers or other third parties responsible for processing customs clearance for shipments;
to relay an opt-out request to third-party marketing agency (see “Opting Out ” below);
where it is necessary to collect a debt owed to Travertine Locator or its agents, or to pay a debt owed by Travertine Locator;
to respond to an emergency where the health or safety of any individual is reasonably believed to be threatened;
if the information is already publicly known; and
when we are required or authorized by law to do so.
Except when we are required by law to disclose Personal Information, where commercially practicable we will use contractual or other arrangements to protect Personal Information disclosed to third parties.
We may also use your Personal Information to generate Summarized Data for internal use and for sharing with affiliates, subsidiaries, advertisers and business partners. Your identity and Personal Information will be kept anonymous in Summarized Data. Summarized Data will be used for marketing and planning purposes.
By providing Personal Information to us, you voluntarily consent to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information as specified in this policy. Without limiting the foregoing, we may on occasion ask you to consent when we collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information in specific circumstances, in which case we may ask for your consent in writing although in some circumstances we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes your consent will be implied through your conduct with us if the purpose of the collection, use or disclosure is obvious and you voluntarily provide the information. In addition, we may collect, use and disclose Personal Information without your consent when we are required or authorized by law to do so.
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
Individuals have the right to withdraw their consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of Personal Information at any time, except where that withdrawal would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation by Travertine Locator. Upon reasonable written notice given to Travertine Locator (address to Privacy Officer at the address in this policy under the caption “Need More Information?”) all Personal Information held by Travertine Locator that is identifiable to that individual will be removed from our records and a notice of the impact of that removal will be provided to the individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you withdraw consent, Travertine Locator nonetheless reserves the right to retain, collect, use and disclose Personal Information without your consent where we are permitted or required by law to do so.
You may wish to opt out of receiving certain information or marketing and promotional material distributed by Travertine Locator. You may do so by selecting the opt-out or unsubscribe feature in our Online communications including our online newsletter and product updates, or by writing to Travertine Locator’s Privacy Officer at the address in this policy under the caption “Need More Information?”
From time to time, Travertine Locator may engage a third-party marketing agency to distribute advertisements to consumers who have expressed an interest in receiving such material. For this purpose, the marketing agency may use its own distribution list. This list is not under Travertine Locator’s control and may not be shared with Travertine Locator. While Travertine Locator takes steps to ensure that the marketing agency lists only individuals who have provided their informed consent for the marketing purpose, it is possible that the individual may desire to opt-out from receiving further Travertine Locator advertisements. In this case, the individual may send his/her opt-out request in writing to Travertine Locator’s Privacy Officer (at the address noted above), providing enough detail to enable the requester’s identity to be confirmed. Upon confirming the identity of the requester, Travertine Locator will relay the opt-out request to the marketing agency in question. In such a case, however, the requester should be aware that his/her opt-out request could cause the marketing agency to cease all further advertising distributions to him/her. This could result in the requester not receiving material or information that might be of financial or other benefit from other organizations that also employ the same agency. In relaying an opt-out request to a third-party marketing agency, Travertine Locator therefore accepts no responsibility for any consequences to the requester arising from the actions of the agency.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRIVACY
Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any Personal Information in your possession. Always be careful and responsible regarding your Personal Information.