Last Updated: December 7, 2017
“Affiliates” means companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.
“Aggregated Information” means information about all of our site users or specific groups or categories of site users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual site user.
“Data Controller” means Poma Architectural Metals, the company responsible for the use and processing of Personal Information.
“Third Parties” means companies or persons not related by common ownership or control (i.e. non-affiliates) or other unrelated individuals. Third Parties can be financial and non-financial companies, or persons other than you and Poma Architectural Metals.
“Personal Information” means information (which may include sensitive information) relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from that information or from that information in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Data Controller.
WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT OUR SITE USERS?
We receive, store and process information, including Personal Information, that you make available to us when accessing or using our Website and Services. Examples include when you:
– Fill in any form on the Website, such as when you register or update the details of your customer information, or when you supply email and other verification information;
– Link your account on a Third-Party site (e.g. Facebook) to your Poma Architectural Metals Account, in which case we will obtain the Personal Information that you have provided to the Third-Party site, to the extent allowed by your settings with the Third-Party site and authorized by you; and
– Communicate with Poma Architectural Metals
Information we get from your use of our Website
We also receive, store and process information, possibly including Personal Information, when you access or use our Website and Services, including but not limited to:
When you use certain features of the Website, we may receive, store and process different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g. IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g. GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Website or specific features of the Website). If you access the Website through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
We may also receive, store and process Log Data, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Website, regardless of whether you are registered with Poma Architectural Metals or logged in to your Poma Architectural Metals Account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Website, the hardware and software you are using, referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, device event information, pages viewed and the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on particular pages.
Cookies and other Tracking Technologies
While you may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings, we do not change our practices in response to a “Do Not Track” signal in the HTTP header from your browser or mobile application. We track your activities if you click on advertisements for Poma Architectural Metals services on Third-Party Websites such as search engines and social networks, and may use analytics to track what you do in response to those advertisements.
Third-Party social plugins
Our Website may use social plugins which are provided and operated by Third-Parties, such as Facebook’s Like Button.
As a result of this, you may send to the Third-Party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our Website. If you are not logged into your account with the Third-Party, then the Third Party may not know your identity. If you are logged into your account with the Third Party, then the Third Party may be able to link information about your visit to our Website to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugin may be recorded by the Third Party.
HOW Poma Architectural Metals USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE
We use, store and process information about you for the following general purposes:
– to enable you to access and use the Website;
– to enable you to communicate with other Members, including but not limited to by sending them messages or other information during the Booking process;
– to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Website, Poma Architectural Metals’s business, and our users’ experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, personalize or otherwise customize your experience, and to provide customer service;
– to help create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the Website and Services, such as detection and prevention of actual and potential fraud and other harmful activity, conducting investigations and risk assessments, enforcing our Terms and policies, verifying the address of your profiles, verifying any identifications provided by you (including by comparing the photo on that identification to another photo you provide to us), and conducting checks against databases and information sources (such as but not limited to public government databases) for fraud detection and prevention, risk assessment and harm prevention purposes. In this regard, we may do any or all of the foregoing with or without further notifying you;
– to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
– to send you marketing, advertising, and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information about Poma Architectural Metals, our services, or general promotions for partner campaigns and services. You can unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving these communications by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org;
– to administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by Poma Architectural Metals or our Third Party business partners; and
– to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with Third Parties.
How Poma Architectural Metals Uses and Processes User Communications
We may, either directly or through Third-Parties we engage to provide services to us, review, scan, or analyze your communications with other users exchanged via the Website for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Website may scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. This helps to prevent fraudulent actors from asking Customers to send them money outside of the Website, such as by bank transfer or other money transfer methods. We may also scan, review or analyze messages for research and product development purposes to help make search, booking and user communications more efficient and effective, as well as to debug, improve and expand product offerings. We will not review, scan, or analyze your communications for sending Third-Party marketing messages to you. We will also not sell these reviews or analyses of communications to Third Parties. We will also use automated methods to carry out these reviews or analyses where reasonably possible. However, from time to time we may have to manually review some communications. By using the Website, you consent that Poma Architectural Metals, in its sole discretion, may, either directly or through Third-Parties we engage to provide services to us, review, scan, analyze, and store your communications, whether done manually or through automated means.
WHEN Poma Architectural Metals DISCLOSES OR SHARES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM IMPORTANT: When you use the Website, your data may be sent to the United States and possibly other countries.
We may transfer, store, use and process your information, including any Personal Information, to countries outside of your jurisdiction. Please note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the privacy laws applicable to the place where you are resident.
Your Personal Information may be disclosed as follows:
Parts of your public profile page that contain some Personal Information may be displayed in other parts of the Website to other users for marketing purposes or if you post content in a community forum or other features on the Website that are visible to the general public.
Your public Profile page will always include some minimum information such as the address, city, and neighborhood you choose to be available for Poma Architectural Metals requests, your profile description, your calendar availability, your public profile photo, your responsiveness in replying to Customers’ queries, and any additional information you share with other Members. Your public Profile page may also include aggregated demand information (such as number of page views over a period of time). Parts of your public Profile page may be displayed in other parts of the Website to other Members and/or Third Party Websites for marketing purposes.
The Website allows your public profile and public Profile pages to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile and public Profile pages will be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results. This option is enabled by default, and you may opt out of this feature by changing your settings on the Website. If you change your settings or the information on your public profile or public Profile pages, Third-Party search engines may not update their databases quickly or at all. We do not control the practices of Third-Party search engines, and they may use caches containing outdated information, including any information indexed by the search engine before you change your settings or the information on your public profile or public Profile pages.
You can unsubscribe from any correspondence directly or opt-out from receiving marketing communications by contacting us at email@example.com.
We may also engage Third Parties to provide services to us, including but not limited to technology services and services to help verify your identification, to help match the photo on your ID to other photos of yourself you send to us, to conduct checks against databases such as but not limited to public government databases (where legally allowed), to otherwise assist us with fraud prevention and risk assessment, to assist us with customer service, to serve targeted ads, and to facilitate the payments or reimbursements you request. We may provide Personal Information about you to these Third Parties, or give them access to this Personal Information, for the limited purpose of allowing them to provide these services. For example, if we hire Third Parties, where permitted by applicable law, to conduct checks against databases such as but not limited to public government databases, we may provide your Personal Information, such as your full name and date of birth, to the Third Parties for the limited purpose of allowing them to conduct such checks, including background or registered sex offender checks, on our behalf. We will ensure that such Third Parties have contractual obligations to protect this Personal Information and to not use it for unrelated purposes.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify users about law enforcement requests for their data unless:
– providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law; or
– we believe that providing notice would (a) be futile, (b) be ineffective, or (c) would create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or (d) create or increase a risk of fraud upon Poma Architectural Metals’s property, its Members, the Website, Application, or Services (collectively, “Risk Scenarios”).
In instances where Poma Architectural Metals complies with legal requests for user data without notice to the user for the reasons described above, Poma Architectural Metals will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify that user about the request after the fact if we determine in good faith that we are no longer legally prohibited from doing so and that no Risk Scenarios apply.
We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.
STATE PRIVACY LAWS
For California & Vermont residents: Poma Architectural Metals will not share information it collects about you with Affiliates or Third Parties, except as required or permitted by your state’s law.
BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY POMA ARCHITECTURAL METALS
HOW TO ACCESS, CHANGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, OR CANCEL YOUR POMA ARCHITECTURAL METALS ACCOUNT
You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your Poma Architectural Metals Account. If you would like to correct your information or cancel your Poma Architectural Metals Account entirely, you can do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also note that any comments, reviews, letters, and similar materials posted by you may continue to be publicly available on our Websites in association with your first and last name and company.
SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing electronic information, can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store.
YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU ACCESS THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
Poma Architectural Metals uses “cookies” in conjunction with the Website to obtain information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Website to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information.
Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Website may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.
Poma Architectural Metals cookies and Third Party cookies
We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device. For example, we use Google Analytics for web analytics, and so Google may also set cookies on your device. As further explained below, Third Parties may also place cookies on your device for advertising purposes.
There are two types of cookies used on the Website, namely “persistent cookies” and “session cookies”.
Session cookies will normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies will remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the Website.
The Website may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons and tracking URLs to obtain Log Data about users. We may also use web beacons and tracking URLs in our messages to you to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.
Uses for Poma Architectural Metals cookies
– to enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of the Website across different webpages, devices and browser sessions.
– to simplify your access to and use of the Website and make it more seamless.
– to monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of the Website, so that we can improve and optimize it.
– to show you content (which may include advertisements) that is more relevant to you.
– for fraud detection and prevention.
Uses for Third-Party cookies
In addition, Facebook places a cookie via the Website that allows Facebook to obtain aggregated, non-Personal Information to optimize their services. For example, if a user clicks on an advertisement for the Poma Architectural Metals mobile app on Facebook and subsequently installs the app, this cookie will inform Facebook that a user (who is not personally identified) has installed the app after clicking on the advertisement. This cookie may also inform Facebook that a user is using the app, without identifying the specific actions taken by the user in the app.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some of the interactive features of the Website. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.
Collection of your Personal Information
Poma Architectural Metals may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Poma Architectural Metals’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. Poma Architectural Metals may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Poma Architectural Metals. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Poma Architectural Metals website.
Poma Architectural Metals encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Poma Architectural Metals so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Poma Architectural Metals is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Poma Architectural Metals website.
Use of your Personal Information
Poma Architectural Metals collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
Poma Architectural Metals may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Poma Architectural Metals and its affiliates. Poma Architectural Metals may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Poma Architectural Metals may sell, rent, or lease customer information to third parties for the following reasons: research, marketing, solicitation, updates, payment alerts, and other notifications.
Poma Architectural Metals may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. Poma Architectural Metals may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Poma Architectural Metals, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Poma Architectural Metals may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Poma Architectural Metals, in order to determine what Poma Architectural Metals services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Poma Architectural Metals to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Poma Architectural Metals will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Poma Architectural Metals or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Poma Architectural Metals; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Poma Architectural Metals, or the public.
The Poma Architectural Metals website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Poma Architectural Metals pages, or register with Poma Architectural Metals site or services, a cookie helps Poma Architectural Metals to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Poma Architectural Metals website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Poma Architectural Metals features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Poma Architectural Metals services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Poma Architectural Metals secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Children Under Thirteen
Poma Architectural Metals does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Disconnecting your Poma Architectural Metals Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your Poma Architectural Metals account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR Poma Architectural Metals ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED INTHIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by contacting us via email at email@example.com.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Poma Architectural Metals by contacting us here:
Changes to this Statement
Poma Architectural Metals will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Poma Architectural Metals encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Poma Architectural Metals is protecting your information.
Poma Architectural Metals welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Poma Architectural Metals has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Poma Architectural Metals at:
Effective as of November 21, 2017