Effective Date: February 1, 2016, updated April 1, 2021
Welcome to novagard.com! The novagard.com website (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Novagard Solutions, Inc. (“Novagard,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). Novagard is a leading-edge company providing engineered solutions for difficult and demanding applications. This Website provides information on the products and services offered by Novagard, and makes some of those products available for purchase for commercial use only.
What Information Does the Website Collect?
(a) Information About You That You Provide to Us
Personal Information and Demographic Information. On www.novagard.com (the “Website”), we may ask you to provide us with certain categories of information such as: (1) personally identifiable information, which is information that identifies you personally, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, and home address (“Personal Information”); and (2) demographic information. (“Demographic Information”). We may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Website, including at account registration and “contact us” forms, or when you otherwise interact with the Website.
(b) Information Collected or Stored As You Access and Use the Website
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Website, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Website (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or other device (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Website.
This Usage Information may include:
your IP address, UDID, advertising identifier, device identifier or other unique identifier (“UID”). A device identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Website, and our computers identify your Device by its device identifier; clickstream data reflecting the information you enter and the selections you make while using the Website; your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information); the areas within our Website that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
Tracking Technologies. We may use now and hereafter known methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed): Cookies, Web Beacons, Embedded Scripts, Browser Fingerprinting, and Etags.
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Website. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. To identify local shared objects on your computer and adjust your settings, please visit: www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs,” “Pixel Tags,” or “Web Bugs”) may be included in our Website’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Website, to monitor how users navigate the Website, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
ETag, or Entity Tag. A feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of UID. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.
There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Website.
(c) Third Party Tracking and Do Not Track.
Also, various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms known as “do not track signals”. For instance, some browsers may have such signal options, though they differ as to if the signal is set as default or must be turned on by the user. Further, there is not yet an industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms, though we may consider doing so if an understandable and practical standard is developed and widely adopted. For more information on “do not track” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
(d) Third-Party Content and Websites
The Website may include functionality that allows certain kinds of interactions between the Website and a third-party website, platform, tool, application or other service, and accessing or display of third-party content via the Website (“Third Party Websites”). The use of Third Party Websites may involve the exchange of information, including Personal Information, between the third-party operator thereof (“Third Party Operator”) and us (e.g., the third party may handle the billing of transactions for our content that are purchased via the Third Party Website and then tell us what you purchased so we can fulfill the order).
When you use Third Party Websites, you are using their services and not our Website and they, not we, are responsible for their practices. You should review the applicable third party privacy policies before using such Third Party Websites in connection with our Website.
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Contact Us. Please note that information submitted to any of the Website via a “contact us” or other similar customer inquiry function may not receive a response. We will not use Personal Information provided by you in a customer inquiry communication to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.
How and When Do We Share Information with Third Parties?
(a) When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties.
Third parties may store, collect or otherwise have access to your information when you interact with their Tracking Technologies, Third Party Websites (e.g., Third Party Operator’s content, tools apps or ads on our Website) or link to them from our Website. This may include using third-party tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn or other third-party posting or content sharing tools and by so interacting you consent to such Third Party Operator’s practices. If you elect to share information about your use of the Website with your social networks, you will be sending information about you to the social networking services that you designate, including Usage Data relating to your use of the Service. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review such third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties prior to requesting information from or otherwise interacting with them.
(b) Third Parties Providing the Website on Our Behalf.
We may use third-party vendors and partners to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Website, such as hosting or distributing the Website, designing and/or operating the Website’s features, tracking the Website’s activities and analytics, facilitating transactions, order fulfillment, payments and customer service, and enabling us to send you special offers or perform other administrative services. We may provide these third parties with access to your information, including UIDs, Usage Information and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. We are not responsible for those third party technologies or activities arising out of them.
(c) To Protect the Rights of Novagard and Others.
(e) Affiliates and Business Transfer.
We may share your information, including your UIDs and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates (“Affiliates”) subject to applicable law. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Website or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change; including, in either case, during the course of any related due diligence process.
What About Information I Disclose Publicly Or To Others?
(a) User-Generated Content and Public Information.
The Website may permit you to submit messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, responses, sounds, music, videos, information, content, ratings, reviews, data, questions, suggestions, personally identifiable information, or other information or materials and the ideas contained therein (collectively, “User-Generated Content”), such as through a “contact us” form. We or others may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User-Generated Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed) and may or may not attribute it to you. Others may have access to this User-Generated Content and may have the ability to share it with third parties. Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User-Generated Content. Please note that Novagard does not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure. We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information that you make publicly available on the Website or what others do with information you share with them on the Website. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any User-Generated Content that you disclose or receive from third parties through the Website. We are not responsible for User-Generated Content you submit to Third Party Websites via our Website.
(b) Name and Other Personal Information.
We may also publish your name and other Personal Information that is part of your User-Generated Content, and we may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities.
Do Third-Party Content, Links To Third-Party Websites, and/or Third-Party Apps Appear on the Website?
The Website may contain content that is supplied by a Third Party Operator, and those third parties may collect Usage Data and your UID when such content is served to you. Third Party Websites may also be available via the Website. We are not responsible for the data collection and privacy practices employed by such third parties or their services and they may be collecting data about you and may be sharing it with us and/or others. These third parties and their services may also associate their Tracking Technologies with you, track you across sites and time, serve you their own ads (including Interest-based Ads (defined below)) and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. In addition, when you are on the Website you may be directed to other services that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. For example, if you “click” on a link, the “click” may take you off the Website onto a different site. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to review the third-party privacy policies of all third-party locations and exercise caution in connection with them.Be sure to review any available privacy policies and notices before submitting any Personal Information to a third party or its services, or otherwise interacting with Third Party Websites or other locations you link to from our Website, and exercise caution in connection with them. We are not responsible for the availability, completeness or accuracy of such third parties’ policies or notices.
How Do I EXERCISE CHOICE AND CHANGE PREFERENCES?
Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, go to Adobe’s website http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-third-party-local-shared.html. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies some parts of the Website may not work and that when you revisit the Website your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.Some third parties may also offer you choices regarding their Tracking Technologies. One way to potentially identify cookies on our Website is to add the free Ghostery plug-in to your browser (www.ghostery.com), which according to Ghostery will display for you traditional, browser-based cookies associated with the web sites (but not mobile apps) you visit and privacy and opt-out policies and options of the parties operating those cookies. Novagard is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this tool or third party choice notices or mechanisms. For specific information on some of the choice options offered by third party analytics and advertising providers, see the next section.
WHAT ABOUT TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES?
What About Security?
We endeavor to incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Website, and provide us with your information, at your own risk.
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