We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to visit or use all sections of our Website.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information may include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to help us understand who uses our Website and to improve and market our Website in general.
We may also supplement the information we collect with information from other sources to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website, to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our Website to your needs.
This website is operated by the company MaterialSource cvba, having its registered office at Ilgatlaan 9, registered in the register of legal entities of Hasselt under the number BE-0836-400-514. When you provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that this information may be stored and processed on servers located outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") and you consent to your Personally Identifiable Information being exported outside the EEA and being stored and processed at our discretion on any of our servers wherever located.
We may collect information (including information that is Personally Identifiable Information) from you in different manners and at different places and times on our Website, such as when you become a Member on our Website.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information passively using "cookies" and "action tags."?
You do not have to accept cookies to use our Website. Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you may reset your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. Most browsers offer instructions on how to do so in the "Help" section of the toolbar. While you are not required to accept our cookies to access our Website, if you reject cookies, certain features of our Website may not work properly and you may experience some loss of convenience. Moreover, you will be unable to access our Website as a Member if you reject cookies.
We also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through our Internet log files, which record data such as user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Website. This information may be used to analyse trends, to administer the Website, to monitor our Website's use, and to gather general demographic information. We may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on our Website.
In general, we use the information collected on our Website to help us understand who uses our Website, to personalise your online experience and to improve our Website.
If you become a Member of our Website, we may use your information to send you a welcoming email that may confirm your user name and password.
If you "opt-in" we may send you electronic newsletters, contact you about products, services, information and news that may be of interest to you, and provide you with targeted feedback. If you no longer desire to receive these communications, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences.
In addition, if you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may use your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to respond to your questions or comments, and we may file your questions or comments for future reference.
We may also use the information collected to send you important service announcements and updates regarding our Website. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these service announcements and updates as they contain important information relevant to your use of our Website.
We may also disclose your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal process. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website or the general public.
We may provide to third parties information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted, including where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Website, the demographic breakdown of the Members of our Website, or the activities that visitors to our Website engage in while on our Website. The third parties to which we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We want your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) to remain as secure as possible. We strive to provide secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. We secure the Personally Identifiable Information you provide on servers located in controlled, secure environments, protected from unauthorised access, use, or alteration. Only employees who need access to your information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such information.
Notwithstanding the above commitments to protect your information (including Personally Identifiable Information) from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove or verify each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our systems. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. We promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed or deleted as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.