Ion Technologies Store Privacy Notice
Ion Technologies, a division of Metropolitan Industries, Inc.
Welcome to the store.ionproducts.net website (which we refer to as this “Website,” which term also refers to any content and functionality available on the Website, other than the Monitoring Services, which we define below). The Website is owned and operated by Metropolitan Industries, Inc. (which we refer to, together with our affiliated companies, as “we” or “us”, depending on the context).
We value the privacy of the users of our Website. This Privacy Notice outlines the information we will collect through the Website and how we may use that information. We are providing this Privacy Notice so that you may be informed about how we use your information and the choices you have regarding our use of, and about how you can review and change, your information. You should read this Privacy Notice carefully before using the Website. By using the Website, you expressly consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice describes only how we collect, use and share information that is collected through the Website. If you subscribe for and use any monitoring services that are made available for purchase through the Website (the “Monitoring Services”), please note that the Monitoring Services are provided through a different website, www.iongateway.net (the “Monitoring Website”). This Privacy Notice does not apply to any information that we and our service providers may collect, use and share in connection with your receipt of any Monitoring Services or your use of the Monitoring Website, except to the extent explicitly stated herein. The privacy policies with respect to the Monitoring Services and the Monitoring Website are described in Privacy Statement & Consent to Use of Data for the Monitoring Website, which is available at [insert URL/link].
This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to our Website Terms of Service, located at http://www.metropolitanind.com/store/?page_id=301.
Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified as of December 10, 2013.
1. The Information We Collect. In general, you can visit the Website and many of its pages without telling us who you are, or revealing any personal information about yourself. As described below, we may automatically collect certain information when you visit the Website, but the data we automatically collect is limited to browsing data of the type described below under the headings “Cookies” and “Automatically Collected Information.” Depending on how you use the Website, we may also collect other information about you through the Website. We describe the types of information we collect, and how we obtain them, in further detail below.
A. Personally Identifiable Information About You. In general, “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that can be used to personally identify an individual, such as his or her name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, credit card number and billing information. We will collect this type of information about you when you provide it to us, such as when you register for an account on the Website, submit information in connection with purchasing any of our products and services, or email us with questions through the “Contact Us” feature of the Website. You are in control of providing this information to us, and you are responsible for ensuring that it is accurate (including by providing us with updates as necessary).
B. Demographic and Other Information. In connection with your use of the Website and/or your purchase of any goods and services, we may also collect and aggregate information about your characteristics that cannot by itself, in the absence of any other Personally Identifiable Information, personally identify you, such as data regarding your age and geographic location (“Demographic Information”).
C. “Cookies” Information. If you access the Website through a computer, smartphone, tablet or other device, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. However, please be aware that modifying cookie settings may impair the functionality of some features of the Website.
D. “Automatically Collected” Information. If you access the Website through a computer, smartphone, tablet or other device, or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information regarding that device, such as the browser type, IP address and position, and web pages visited.
2. How We Use the Information that We Collect.
A. Information About You. We use Personally Identifiable Information that you provide through the Website in order to provide the products and services offered through the Website. For example, we use this information for the following purposes:
- To communicate with you regarding your purchase, which may include responding to questions from you regarding your purchase, updating you regarding the Website and any products and services offered through the website, and sending you promotional offers that we or our affiliated companies may make available in connection with the Website. You will have the ability to opt out of non-essential communications by notifying us that you do not wish to receive them.
- To allow you to participate in any interactive features of the Website that may be offered from time to time.
- To communicate with you about your account information.
- To learn how to improve the Website and our products and services.
Except as described in this Privacy Notice, we will not otherwise use your email address or other Personally Identifiable Information about you without your consent.
B. Demographic Information. We may collect and use Demographic Information that is submitted or collected through the Website (separate from any Personally Identifiable Information) on an aggregate basis for internal purposes, such as to understand trends regarding use of the Website and purchases of our products and services.
C. Cookies Information and Automatically Collected Information. We use these types of information internally to understand and analyze usage trends and preferences, to improve the way the Website functions and looks, and to create new features and functions. We also use this information to remember your account information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent uses of the Website, to provide customized third-party advertisements, content and information, and to monitor aggregate usage metrics.
3. How We Disclose and Share Information With Others.
A. Sharing Information To Provide the Services. To enable us to more efficiently operate the Website and the Monitoring Services, we may share Personally Identifiable Information and the other information collected through the Website with our affiliates and with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or other service providers. By using the Website, you have given your consent to us to collect and share the information you provide as necessary for us to provide services in connection with the Website and the Monitoring Services.
B. Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Others. Except as described above, we will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with any other party without your express consent.
C. Sharing of Non-Personally Identifiable Information with Others. We may provide Demographic Information (to the extent it does not include any Personally Identifiable Information), and other information collected through the Website that cannot be used to personally identify you to third parties on an anonymous basis. This information may also be combined with information from third parties (including other users of the Website) collected by us or third parties, and disclosed to third parties on an aggregate basis. We also may disclose Automatically Collected Information and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality.
D. Legally Required Disclosure. We may also disclose any information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to you. We also reserve the right to disclose any information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect us or other users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website and its users; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, users of the Website (including you), or others.
4. Your Choices Regarding Information.
If you merely visit our website without creating an account or making any purchase, you are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information. However, if you create an account or make a purchase, we will need to collect certain required Personally Identifiable Information through the Website, and share it with our service providers who help us to provide the products and services offered through the Website. If you do not want us to collect, access, use and share this information, or the other types of information we describe herein, you should not create an account on the Website or make any purchases. By using the Website and, if applicable, purchasing any products or services, you consent to all uses of your information as described in this notice.
You may update, correct, or delete your account information and preferences at any time through the “My Account” tab on the Website. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.
5. Our Commitment to Data Security.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice through the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at [insert email address].
6. A Special Note About Children.
This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information directly from children under 13. If you believe that your minor child has improperly accessed this Website and provided us with any information, or if you have any reason to believe that a child under 13 has accessed the Website and provided any personally identifiable information, please contact us at [insert email address].
7. Other Sites
8. International Users.
This Privacy Notice has been prepared for users of the Website who are located in the United States. If you access or use the Website from other regions of the world, you should be aware that that country may have laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law. Regardless of your country of origin and/or the country in which you access or use the Website, you consent to the transfer of your Personally Identifiable Information outside of those regions to the United States, and to the collection, sharing and use of your information, including any Personally Identifiable Information, as described in this Privacy Notice.
9. In the Event of Merger or Sale.
In the event that Metropolitan Industries, Inc. is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users of the Website as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
10. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice.
Because of changes in internet technology and practice, this Privacy Notice, and our security and other policies, may change from time to time. Changes will be reflected by updating the “last modified” date included within this notice. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions. For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you and obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
11. Our Contact Information.
Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices at:
Metropolitan Industries, Inc.
37 Forestwood Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446
Fax No.: (815) 886-4573
We will make every effort to respond to your email as soon as practicable.