Effective: April 14, 2018
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use and Sharing
We are the owners of the information collected on our Site. Please note, we only have access to or collect information from you (i) through your use of the Site; and (ii) that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. Our Site has the ability to collect two types of information from and about you: (i) personally identifiable information; and (ii) non-personally identifiable information, both as defined below:
Personally Identifiable Information
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal and email addresses, phone number or bank, debit or credit card information. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, program, promotion, sale or some other aspect of our Site. For instance, you may (i) provide your name, address, and email address to register an account with us or register to learn more; (ii) provide certain demographic information about yourself (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey or poll, or registering or creating a profile through our Site; (iii) provide payment information when providing payment via our Site; or (iv) post a general comment, review, or recommendation on our Site. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity or service, realize a benefit we may offer, or to gain access to certain content through our Site.
Our definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Site. This information can include, among other things: your IP address or other unique identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer, mobile or other device used to access the Site; the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.); the third party website from which your visit originated; the operating system you are using (e.g., Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.); the domain name of your internet service provider; the search terms you use on our Site; the specific areas within our Site that you visit; and the time of day and duration of your visits.
We and our third party partners may also use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect in a variety of ways, including to administer the Site, help us analyze website traffic and usage, understand customer needs and trends, marketing activities, to carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up our Site, to gather broad demographic information, and to improve our Site. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and/or third parties, including sharing aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, to achieve these objectives and others.
In addition to the foregoing, we and our third party partners may use your personally identifiable information or non-personal information as follows:
• When required by law or court order;
• To provide you with information or services or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive, including to send you electronic newsletters, to facilitate a purchase, or to provide you with special offers or promotional materials on behalf of us or third parties;
• To process your registration with the Site, including verifying your information is active and valid;
• To improve the Site, to customize your experience with the Site or to serve you specific content that we believe is relevant to you;
• To enable you to participate in a variety of the Site’s features, such as online or mobile entry sweepstakes, contests or other promotions;
• To contact you with regard to your use of the Site and, in our discretion, changes to the Site and related policies;
• For inclusion in our and our third party partners’ data analytics;
• In the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), any information collected through the Site, including Personal Information, may be among the items sold or transferred;
• To protect or defend our or and our third party partners’ legal rights or property, our Site, or other users; and
• During an emergency to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact us form or phone number given on our Site:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
When you submit information to us through any of our Site, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is completely or 100% secure. While we take reasonable precautions to protect your information, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information. We have implemented security measures, either directly or through one of our third party partners, that we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Some of these steps include using or asking our third party vendors to: use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technologies where appropriate on our Site; and comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) security standards.
Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, other information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online, and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information or any other information. Plastitrail will take all commercially reasonable efforts to restrict access to and encrypt certain product representations and certifications such as bills of lading, photographs, and data sheets submitted by users as part of a sales offering or sales agreement using industry standard encryption protocols. In the unfortunate event that your “personal information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion), to the last e-mail address you have provided us, in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time, we evaluate new technology for protecting information and, when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
Information Collection Methods
A few of the methods and/or avenues that may be used to collect your information include, without limitation, the following (as well as subsequent technology and methods later developed):
We may use “cookies” on our Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our Site and identify repeat visitors to our Site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you may not have to log in using a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our Site.
Opting out: You may be able to opt out of some targeted ads served via specific third party vendors by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Opt-Out page.
Web Beacons & Other Tracking Technologies
“Web beacons” are small graphic images or other web programming code that may be included in our Site pages or other areas of the Site. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users of our Site pages and Site. Unlike cookies, which are typically stored on your computer or mobile device’s hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages.
We and our third party partners may also use web beacons, tracking technology and other automated tracking methods on our websites, in communications with you, and in our products and services, to measure performance and engagement. Web beacons or similar technologies help us better manage content on our Site by informing us what content is effective, counting the number of users of the Site, monitoring how users navigate the Site and make purchases, or counting how many e-mails, articles or links were actually opened or viewed.
An “embedded script” is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer, mobile or other device from our server or a third party service provider.
Web Traffic and Web Performance Analytics
An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer, mobile or other computing device whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that “serve up” web pages) automatically identify your computer or other computing device by its IP address. When users request pages from our Site, our servers may log their IP addresses. We may collect IP addresses for the following purposes, among others: system administration, to report non-personal aggregate information to others and to track the use of our Site. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above.
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, credit card information, social security numbers or bank account information, to us by email. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us; that is, agree to some communications, but not others. We reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications or receipts.
Information from your Mobile Device
We may also use technologies, such as location based information, to provide you with tailored information and features as you use our Site. When you access the Site on your mobile device, including, but not limited to, mobile phones and tablets (“Mobile Device”), we may obtain information from your Mobile Device about the type of Mobile Device you are using. We may use this information to notify you of features and products that may be available on your Mobile Device. Certain features may require our collection of the phone number of your Mobile Device. We may link that phone number to the Mobile Device identification information, but will not use that number for telemarketing. In addition, some mobile network providers (“Mobile Provider”) in the U.S. are required to use technology that tracks the physical location of Mobile Devices that use their service. Depending on your Mobile Provider and Mobile Device, we may automatically receive this information. If we begin to offer services that use this tracking (“pinpointing”) information, we will obtain your consent (an opt-in) before using the information. After obtaining such consent, we may use and store this information to provide location-based services, including location-targeted advertising. Most Mobile Devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. These controls are usually located in the Mobile Device's settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your Mobile Device's location services, we recommend you contact your Mobile Provider or your Mobile Device manufacturer.
Important Note about Do Not Track
Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we or our third party business partners do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we or they detect such a signal from your browser. To learn more about how DNT works, please visit http://allaboutdnt.com/
From time-to-time our Site may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). For contests, contact information will be used in accordance and subject to the rules applying to such contest and to notify the winners and award prizes – please read any contest rules carefully before submitting any information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Site.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users that are residents of California to request the following information regarding our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes: (i) a list of certain categories of personally identifiable information that we have disclosed to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; (ii) the identity of certain third parties that received personally identifiable information from us for their direct marketing purposes during that calendar year; and (iii) examples of the products or services marketed (if we have that information). If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at the address below:
c/o Mathelin Bay Associates LLC
11939 Manchester Rd # 148
St. Louis, MO 63131
User-Generated Content and Public Forums
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Site is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. We urge all parents or guardians to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet, and to teach their children about protecting their personally identifiable information while online. If you use the Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database.
Users from Outside the United States
Our Site is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are using our Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.
Use of Information after You Terminate Your Relationship With Us
We and our third party partners will continue to store archived copies of your information, including personally identifiable information, for legitimate business purposes and to comply with the law. We and our third party partners will also continue to store anonymous or anonymized information, such as website visits, without identifiers, in order to improve our Site and products and services.