Austin Industries collects various types of information from our visitors (“You” or “Your”) so we can best serve Your needs and expectations. This information may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another service provider, on our behalf, for the purposes described below.
We collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically as You use the Site, such as information about Your computer’s connection to the Internet.
We may also use a standard feature found in browser software called “cookies” to enhance Your experience with the Site. Cookies are small pieces of program code that reside on Your computer. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user interests, trends, and patterns, all of which helps us make our Site more useful. Cookies also may prevent You from having to re-enter Your contact and/or preference information as you navigate to the Site.
The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site. Web beacons are small, transparent graphics that are placed on web pages to track how visitors arrive at a website and what they do there. We use web beacons to track visitors’ browsing activities at our website and to compile statistical data.
In addition to information that is automatically collected, Austin Industries may also collect and store information (including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number) that You provide voluntarily when You request or submit information on our Site. This type of information includes information that You submit electronically when You contact us with questions or request email updates, and information that You post on any public posting areas on our Site.
Certain use of the features and services that are available on the Site are made available only to registered users or customers. In order to register, you must create an account and submit certain personally identifiable information, such as an email address. As part of the registration and account creation process, You also will be asked to create a username and password. These unique identifiers are used to help verify Your identity prior to granting You access to some of the information and services available on the Site. We do not share this information with third parties.
By using the Site, You acknowledge and agree that Austin Industries and our service providers and contractors may have access to data that constitutes personally identifiable information to perform specific business and technical functions on our behalf such as hosting the Site and tracking information gathered on the Site.
We may use the information collected or provided by You, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, for purposes of: processing Your information request or processing any other request; providing You with services and communications You have requested; notifying You of important changes or additions to our Site or of changes to Your account; sending You email updates and other communications we think may be of interest to You; requesting Your participation in surveys; delivering our Site content to You; measuring Site traffic; and improving the Site and the services and features offered via the Site.
By using our Site, You agree that we may use any information submitted by or collected from You via the Site for any of the foregoing purposes, and for any other purpose related to the Site.
We also may provide Your information, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, to our third-party affiliates, including our third-party service providers and contractors, for purposes related to Site administration and operation and to the processing and/or evaluation of any registration request or any other application or request. Our third-party service providers and contractors have agreed not to share Your information with others or to use it for purposes other than those for which we provide it to them.
Austin Industries will not sell or rent information about our registered users or visitors to our Site to any third parties. We may, however, make some content, products and services available through our Site through cooperative relationships with third-party providers, and the brands of such third-party providers may appear on the Site in connection with such content, products and/or services. We may share with such third-party providers any information You provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages or accessing any products or services that are made available in cooperation with our third-party providers.
Some web pages on the Site may contain links to external sites and may provide access to products and services offered by third parties. When you access these external websites, or access products or services from a third party, the providers of these external websites, products, or services will have access to certain information about you. Austin Industries, does not control the information collection practices or the privacy practices of the providers of such external websites. Austin Industries, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites that we do not directly control.