This statement applies to Balluff, Inc. and the www.balluff.us web site.
In general, you can visit Balluff Inc. on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. BALLUFF Inc. uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.
There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. When information is needed, we will try to let you know at the time of collection, how we will use the personal information. This personally identifiable information will never knowingly appear in public areas of our Web site. The personal information we collect is used only by us to respond to your inquiry, process a literature order or allow you to access specific account information or premium content.
In addition, we aggregate the general information and the personal information. We compile and analyze this aggregated information so that we can provide more meaningful information to corporate partners and more relevant content and advertisements to you.
You remain in control of your information. Balluff Inc. will NOT use or share the personal information we collect in ways unrelated to the purpose for which you provided the information without first obtaining your consent (opt-in). At the time you provide your information, you can choose whether you want to receive further communications about special offers, product information or other marketing messages. If you do opt-in to marketing communications from Balluff, Inc., you can opt-out at any time. All email communications from us, such as newsletters, tell you how to stop receiving them.
Occasionally, we may make the email addresses, of those who provide this information, available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you may find interesting. In these cases, you will be offered an opportunity to limit access to your information.
If you register with a BALLUFF Inc. business partner online, we may use this information to provide you with custom information about BALLUFF Inc.'s offering in support of your business needs. A technology called cookies may be used to provide you with tailored information. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.
At times we conduct online surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our visitors. When we conduct a survey, we will try to let you know how we will use the information at the time we collect information from you on the Internet.
BALLUFF Inc.'s website may contain links to other sites such as other Balluff locations worldwide or BALLUFF Inc. distributors and sales affiliates. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
You can request that the information collected about you be updated at any time by sending an email request to Balluff@balluff.com or call 1-800-543-8390.
Balluff Inc. uses the highest security standard available (SSL) to encrypt all of your account, credit card and personally identifiable information while it is in transit to us. All data stored on the Balluff Inc. server is protected by a secure "firewall" so that no unauthorized use or activity can take place. Although Balluff Inc. will make every effort to safeguard your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk that thieves may find a way to thwart our security system or that transmissions over the Internet will be intercepted.