Our Commitment to Privacy
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our web site you may provide us with two types of information: 1.) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and 2.) Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
It is Sunstar Americas Inc.'s policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a Site visitor’s request.
Sunstar’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record.
For example, you may need to provide the following information:
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Home and business phone number
- Other personal information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial web sites, our web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information.
All Sunstar Americas Inc. employees are instructed to follow a firm-wide security policy. Only authorized personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees are required to agree to ensure confidentiality of this information.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use web site browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our web site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our web site and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our web site to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers. Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our web site and evaluate our web site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you, although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.
Is the Site Secure?
Our site uses industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for state of the art security. The site uses a Geotrust digital certificate. With Geotrust and SSL Technology, information sent via the Internet is encrypted to protect access to communications and transactions.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our web site.
It is Sunstar’s policy to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
- As required by law through subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; or
- When explicitly requested by the visitor; or
- When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by the visitor; or
- When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party.
Categories of third parties that Sunstar Americas Inc. may share personally identifiable information with include federal, state, and local government entities. This Site does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.
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While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this Site has been obtained from reliable sources, SAI is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.
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