MiTek Industries, Inc.
Privacy Policy

Last Updated on 2013-12-27

MiTek Industries, Inc. and its U.S.-based subsidiaries and business units (“MiTek,” “us,” or “we”) collect your personal information for a variety of reasons.  This Privacy Policy applies to information, including personal information, collected from you by MiTek, including information that may be collected through www.mii.com , as well as the websites of MiTek Industries, Inc. subsidiaries and business units that link to this Privacy Policy (each a “Site”).

Privacy Policy Summary

This Privacy Policy contains important information regarding the personal information we collect from you from your interactions with the Site.  You should read it before using this Site.  If you choose to use the Site, you are certifying to us that you have read, agree with, and consent to, the terms of this Privacy Policy and our actions that are consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to our collection and use of the personal information that we obtain from your visit to this Site.   A fuller description of this Privacy Policy’s scope can be found here.

Information Collection

We collect personal information from you.  This information may include:

  • information about  you that you provide us, for example, by filing out a form on our website, by contacting us, or by providing us information about you in order to complete a transaction; and
  • Information we collect by automated means when you visit our Site, use our services, or view our online advertisements.

Please click here for further information about what we collect.

The Site may contain links to websites operated by third parties.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from you through such links or to personal information you may provide on the websites you reach by those links.  You should review the applicable privacy policies of these third parties.  We are not responsible for any actions, practices or policies of other parties.

Information Use

We do not exchange, lease or sell the personal information about you that you provide to us, or which we collect automatically, when you visit our Site unless we have asked for and obtained your explicit (opt-in) consent.  We may use this personal information for our internal business purposes, and to comply with our legal obligations, as further described here.

Data Security

We are concerned with the security of your personally identifiable information and take care in implementing appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet, nor any data we collect or store, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.  Further information on our security procedures and your responsibility for security can be found here.

Data Access, Integrity & Choice

To the extent we collect or use any of your personal information, we want that information to be accurate, complete and timely.  To accomplish this goal, we provide individuals with reasonable means of access and the ability to request data corrections.

You have choices about how we use your information, whether we communicate with you and, if we do communicate with you, what form that communication takes. We will use your personal information for our internal business and legal purposes. In most circumstances, we will stop any further internal business use of your personal information if you write us and tell us that you no longer consent to such use (you opt-out).

For more information regarding your options with respect to access, integrity and choice, please click here.

Effective Date and Updates

We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time.  The “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy reflects the date of the most recent revisions.  You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Privacy Policy.  The most current version of the Privacy Policy can be reviewed by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link located at the bottom of each of our pages associated with the Site.

Contact Information

If you have questions, concerns or requests regarding MiTek’s Privacy Policy, or MiTek’s collection or use of your personal information, please contact us immediately:

MiTek USA, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Manager
14515 North Outer Forty,
Suite 300
Chesterfield, MO 63017
USA

MiTek Privacy Statement

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information we collect or use from your visit to the Site.

When we use the term “personal information” in this Privacy Policy, we mean information that identifies, or can be used by us or on our behalf to identify, an individual.  This can be, for example, an employee identification number, name, title, office/work location, e-mail address, telephone number(s), department, reporting hierarchy, or home address.  Personal Information does not include encoded information, anonymized information, or information that is publicly available and not combined with non-public Personal Information.

This Policy applies to information:

  • You provide to us voluntarily.
  • Information we collect about you, as further described in this Privacy Policy.

We also have a Safe Harbor Privacy Policy that applies to personal information of persons residing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.  It can be found here. If this Safe Harbor Privacy Policy applies to your personal information, then, with respect to that personal information, the terms of the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy control over any conflicting term in this Privacy Policy.

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INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information You Voluntarily Provide.  If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, for example your name, email address, phone or mobile number, or payment information (such as a credit card), we collect this personal information about you.  You may voluntarily provide this information to us in a variety of way, including by filling out an online form, providing us with personal information in order to initiate or complete a transaction, or by contacting us with questions about the Site or our products and services.

Personal Information we may automatically collect. We use cookies and other technologies to collect information about you when you visit the Site.  This information may include:

  • Your browser type and operating system.
  • Web pages you view.
  • Links you click.
  • Your IP address.
  • Site you visited before coming to our site.

IP Addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet.  As part of the protocol of the Internet, web servers can identify your computer by its IP address.  In addition, web servers may be able to identify the type of browser and/or type of computer you are using.  We collect IP addresses and related information for the purposes of system administration, to assess the traffic to the Site, and to maintain and improve the Site.  We may link login information to IP addresses, but we do not otherwise link IP addresses to your personally identifiable information.  We can and will use IP addresses, however, to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, or to protect our service, the Site, customers or others.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that some websites (including the Site) transfer to an individual's hard drive.  We  uses cookies to improve users’ experience on our Site, for example to personalize features of the site for you, and to analyze the traffic, such as total visitors and pages viewed on the Site, and make improvements based on the data we collect.  We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies.  The use of cookies has become a standard in the industry.  Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  You can usually set your browser to refuse cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent.  If you refuse cookies, you may not be able to use some of the functionality of the Site. 

Web Beacons. Web beacons are small bits of code that communicate with third parties and are embedded in web pages, our ads or in emails. We may use web beacons to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited a web page, to understand usage patterns or other third party functionality. We also may include web beacons in e-mails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

You can disable the ability of Web beacons to store cookie information by declining cookies.

Other Technologies. Examples of other technologies we may use to provide better service to you follow:

  • Web Session Variables. Information that is passed from one web URL to another as you browse.
  • Browser plug-ins/add-ons. Additional web components that may need to be installed to enable certain web features on our sites. You have the option not to install these components.

Please be advised that if you disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive information data through public message boards provided by MiTek, this information may be collected and used by others.  We do not monitor these public message boards and take no responsibility for the security or confidentiality of any information posted on such boards.

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USE AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION

Our use of your personal information for internal business purposes.  We may use your personal information for our internal business purposes.  Such internal business purposes could include, for example, using the information to complete a transaction with you.  We may also use this information to contact you for various other business reasons, such as to:

  • Market our products and services to you
  • Contact you on behalf of our subsidiaries or external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you.
  • Ask you about your experience with our company, the Site, or our products and services.
  • Protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions.
  • Determine the effectiveness of our advertising.
  • Enforce our Terms and Conditions and otherwise manage our business.

We may also provide your personal information to our subsidiaries and to third parties whom we have retained to assist us with our business purposes such as those described above.  Prior to transferring your personal information to such subsidiaries or third parties, we will obtain their reasonable assurances that they will treat your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We may also share your information if we merge with, or if we or any of our brands are sold to, another company. 

Our use of your personal information for legal purposes.  Sometimes a law, court order or other judicial or administrative process requires us to provide information to a government authority or party to a private lawsuit.  We will provide the information that we in good faith believe is required to comply with the law, order, or other process.  We may also disclose certain information:

  • if we are required to bring, or defend against, litigation or any regulatory proceeding between, or relating to, you and us,
  • we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may have breached our Site Terms of Use or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities, or
  • we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Information Transfer. Your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in a country other than the one in which it was provided. This may include the US. When we do so, we transfer the information in compliance with applicable data protection laws.

We take steps to protect personal information no matter what country it is stored in or transferred to. We have procedures and controls as appropriate to help ensure this.

We self-certify under the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.  Our Safe Harbor Privacy Policy can be found here.

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DATA SECURITY

We take appropriate steps that we believe are reasonable to protect the security of your personal information on our system, both internally and from outsiders, and to ensure the integrity of the data we collect.  We use a combination of technological, physical and policy methods to protect this data, such as, for example, requiring a password to access our network, employing firewall and system log security, and providing employee policies and training regarding appropriate use of personal information.  

You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.  Please be aware that we will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.

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ACCESS, INTEGRITY & CHOICE

Access & Integrity. If you reasonably believe that we hold personal information about you that is, in context, inaccurate, incomplete or untimely, you may contact us and request that we correct, update or delete this information.  We will take reasonable steps appropriate to the context to correct inaccurate or incomplete information, or to delete untimely information, upon reasonable demonstration that the information is inaccurate, incomplete or untimely. In connection with such requests, we reserve the right to: (1) request and obtain reasonable information from you confirming your identity; (2) request and obtain information from you necessary to correct or update the information; (3) reject and/or ignore requests if we determine that such requests are repetitively made, or otherwise lack a good faith basis; and (4) take no further action with respect to your request if you fail to reasonably provide the information described in (1) or (2).

Choice.  When you provide personal information to us, you consent to our using that information for our internal business and legal purposes as described in this Policy.  If you do not want us to continue using your personal information for our internal business purposes, you may request that we stop doing so (opt-out) by contacting us.  We will honor your opt-out request in most circumstances.  We may not honor your request if there is a compelling need to further use your personal information, for example, if we are compelled by law to provide your personal information, or we require the use of your personal information for purposes of litigation or investigation, or for other legal purposes.  We may also need to keep the information we have collected about you for record keeping, analysis or other reasons, to the extent permitted by law.

We also give you choices about how we communicate with you.

  • Digital / Electronic Communications (examples: email, mobile).
    We only send you promotional mobile or email messages if you explicitly ask to receive these. (You opt-in).
    You can stop receiving promotional mobile and email messages from us by following the instructions provided in any such message you receive.
  • Postal Mail
    Where permitted by law, we may mail you unsolicited offers or product information that we believe is of interest to you.
    You can stop receiving promotional postal mail from us. Promotional postal mail may contain opt out instructions, and you can also stop receiving promotional postal mail by following those instructions.

You can also stop receiving promotional email or postal communication from us by contacting our Privacy Manager.  Please place the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the “Regarding” line of your letter, and provide your contact details to enable the Privacy Manager to identify you and complete your request.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to stop receiving promotional messages from us, we will honor your request. However, we will continue to send you service related communications.

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