INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU VISIT THIS WEB SITE
When you visit this web site, LightingDistinctions.com automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visit this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
- The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
- The web site you visit as you leave this web site; and
- Any form or information that you downloaded.
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this web site’s content and to help LightingDistinctions.com understand how users are interacting with the web site. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to users of the site and to improve the utility of the material available on the web site. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes, and LightingDistinctions.com is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the web site for commercial purposes. The information automatically collected when you visit or use our websites, such as via cookies and device information. We use “cookies” to recognize you as you use or return to our sites. This is done so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized shopping experience for you. A cookie is a small text file that a website or email may save to your browser and store on your hard drive.
INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU E-MAIL THIS WEB SITE OR INITIATE AN ONLINE TRANSACTION
During your visit to this web site you may send an e-mail to LightingDistinctions.com. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected 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, where appropriate, to forward your message to another public agency for follow-up. LightingDistinctions.com is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes. During your visit to this web site you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration or order. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by LightingDistinctions.com to operate LightingDistinctions.com programs, which may include the provision of goods, services and information. The information collected by LightingDistinctions.com may be disclosed by LightingDistinctions.com for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted. (For example, responses to a survey regarding the operation of LightingDistinctions.com web site may be used to improve services offered on the web site.) Except for ongoing voluntary transactions, LightingDistinctions.com does not store information that allows the web site to recognize users when they visit the web site again. LightingDistinctions.com, in general, does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this web site. To the extent that LightingDistinctions.com provides the opportunity for children to e-mail questions or comments, LightingDistinctions.com does not share the information received with third parties or create profiles of children using such information. Users are cautioned, however, that, other than in a special program directed at questions and comments by children, the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. LightingDistinctions.com strongly encourages parents, guardians, and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.
INFORMATION AND CHOICE
As noted above, the Lighting Distinctions does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this web site unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration or order. You may choose not to send an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services, products, publications, or information through this web site, it will not prevent you from requesting services, products, publications, or information from Lighting Distinctions by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the web site, including browsing or downloading publicly available information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
The collection of information through this web site and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, State Technology Law 201 et. seq. and other applicable law. LightingDistinctions.com will collect personal information through this web site or disclose personal information collected through this web site only if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to LightingDistinctions.com by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by LightingDistinctions.com for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to LightingDistinctions.com, as reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure. However, LightingDistinctions.com may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of LightingDistinctions.com, or necessary for LightingDistinctions.com to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person. LightingDistinctions.com may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities in the course of officially authorized law enforcement investigations or to enforce the LightingDistinctions.com’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the LightingDistinctions.com’s information technology assets (for example, to protect against hackers).
RETENTION OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE WEB SITE
The information collected through this web site is retained by LightingDistinctions.com in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements contained in Part 104 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts.
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
Any user of those services that collect personal information may obtain access to and correct information provided through mechanisms established by those services.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTEGRITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
LightingDistinctions.com is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this web site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, LightingDistinctions.com 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 official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information. In addition, LightingDistinctions.com has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this web site as part of a continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information. For web site security purposes and to maintain the availability of the web site for all users, LightingDistinctions.com employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this web site.
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