Effective Date: March 29, 2021
We value and respect your privacy and protecting your information is important to us. This Policy explains how we handle the collection and use of Personal Information that we obtain and the choices that you can make about how your Personal Information is used by M.E. Simpson. “Personal Information” means any information that can be used, alone or in combination with other information, to personally identify an individual, including a first and last name, email address, or a personal profile.
Consent and Modification
We encourage you to review this Policy periodically, as your use of our Services constitutes consent to this Policy. We will periodically update this Policy, and any changes will be reflected here. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice, and at our discretion may email you directly with information on the same. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Policy, you should not use our Services or otherwise interact with M.E. Simpson.
What Personal Information We Collect and How We Collect It
When you use our Service or otherwise interact with M.E. Simpson, we will collect Personal Information that you affirmatively choose to disclose to us. These data points may include, but are not necessarily limited to, first and last name, job title, professional email address, mailing address, phone number(s), website, and location data.
In order to use certain of the Services that we provide, you may need to have an account (“Account”). In most instances, an Account will be provided through your employment, and no further information or detail is required other than as set forth herein above. If you have any questions or concerns about the ability of your employer to access your Personal Information or furnish your Personal Information to us, you should direct those questions to the applicable administrator at your employer.
Note that we do not require an Account, nor do we require that you provide any Personal Information, in order to access the general information on our Site.
If you provide any additional Personal Information beyond what we require, such as in your communications with us, doing so is entirely your choice. We will retain the Personal Information that you choose to provide in those instances.
We may also collect certain data about you automatically when you visit our Site or use our Services. This data may include your IP address, the time and date of your visit, your location, the pages and other content that you access, and the number of times you return to the Site. Collection may be performed either by M.E. Simpson’s own software and tools or through our integrations with technology provided by third parties.
We may also use technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
How We Use Personal Information
We use Personal Information primarily to provide our Services in manners including, but not limited to, responding to inquiries, providing customer service, and sending administrative information. We may use Personal Information to contact you in the future to tell you about new service offerings, promotions, opportunities, or other general information about M.E. Simpson or our Services that we think you might be interested in.
We also use the Personal Information we collect to improve our Site. We review information to learn about how our Site is used and accessed, and to analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in and use of our Site. We may disclose such analyses to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. We may also use certain subsets of the same information to investigate and prosecute potential breaches of M.E. Simpson license agreements and security policies. We also may share pertinent Personal Information with our contractors, vendors, and other affiliates and partners for the authorized purposes of processing data for marketing, research, analytics, customer support and account management.
If you provide any information, whether or not it is Personal Information, via any interactive features of the Services, or through any social media platform that M.E. Simpson links to, you should be aware that the information you provide could be available to others, whether immediately or at some future point. If you contact us by email, please be aware that we cannot guarantee total security of email transmissions, and that what you email to us could possibly be viewed by a third party while in transit. When caused by errors, by the unauthorized acts of third parties during transmission, or by interaction with a website other than M.E. Simpson’s, we have no liability for disclosure of any information.
Though it is not often necessary, we reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to third parties to protect the rights, property, or safety of M.E. Simpson, our employees, or others.
Other Disclosures of Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, share, or rent your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties.
We will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party except as necessary for a legitimate use as described in this Policy, in connection with a bona fide legal dispute (where the information is relevant and in response to a valid, compulsory legal process), or as otherwise required by law.
Your Choices & Accuracy of Your Personal Information
You always have the choice whether or not to provide Personal Information to M.E. Simpson. As indicated above, some of our Services require that you establish an Account but doing so is at your discretion. If you choose not to provide required Personal Information, you can still use any portion of our Services that do not require Personal Information.
If you do provide us with Personal Information, we want to make sure it remains accurate and up to date. You can use the tools that we make available through our Services to modify or remove certain information related to your Account. If you need to correct or update any other part(s) of your Personal Information, you can submit a change request directly to M.E. Simpson by emailing us at provided for below. Please be sure to include sufficient details to allow us to make the necessary changes.
Third Party Websites
M.E. Simpson uses commercially reasonable security and backup measures to protect the information submitted to us. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage and security is 100% secure, though. While we always strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We encourage all our users to retain copies of all uploaded information on their own systems, to adhere to all corporate security policies or guidelines pertinent to your situation, and to practice personal habits of digital security.
The Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information, or that such Personal Information has otherwise been inadvertently collected, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.
California residents have additional rights regarding the privacy and disclosure of Personal Information, including, but not limited to a right to request that M.E. Simpson not sell their Personal Information, as well as a right to be informed about our other uses and disclosures of their Personal Information.
M.E. Simpson does not sell your Personal Information, and we use and disclose Personal Information solely in accordance with this Policy. If you are a California resident and would like additional information about our use of your Personal Information, please contact us as indicated below.
California Do Not Track Notice
California law requires websites to disclose whether they and/or any third party(s) collect Personal Information about their users’ online activities over time and across different sites. California law also requires that we disclose how we respond to “do not track” signals and similar mechanisms.
We do not track you over time or across third-party websites. As such, we do not respond to “do not track” signals. If you would like to learn more about browser tracking signals and “do not track” generally, please visit https://allaboutdnt.org.
If you are a Nevada resident, you may ask us to add you to our opt-out list for possible future sales of certain information that we have collected or will collect about you. To submit such a request, please contact us as indicated below.
Consent to Transfer
M.E. Simpson is operated in the United States. If you are outside of the United States, please be aware that any information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using our Services, or otherwise providing us with Personal Information, you understand and consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as, or conflict with, those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, the practices, or use of the Site, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com, or by mail at the following address: M.E. Simpson Company, Inc., 3406 Enterprise Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Attn: Data Privacy.