1. YOUR INFORMATIONSCM may collect and maintain certain personal information about you and non-personal information about your visit when you access our site. The personal information we collect includes information you voluntarily submit when you request a copy of a SCM publication or other information, such as name, address, email address, business or other contact information. Your submissions may contain personal information that can identify you and your business individually, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email address, and any other information which, when used by itself or in combination with other data, might identify you or another individual. The non-personal information SCM may collect or log includes certain information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by the ISP computer through which you access the web and a domain name is the name of the ISP computer itself through which you access the web. In addition, SCM may use “cookies” to collect information about online visitors. A cookie is information that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie allows SCM to determine that a visit has occurred within our site, as well as which pages were viewed. Cookies are not used to identify you and will not collect personal information. You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring your preferences option within your web browser. If you choose to decline cookies, however, some of the functionality of the SCM site may be impaired.
2. USE OF YOUR INFORMATIONSCM will not rent, sell, or share your personal information with third parties without your consent except in accordance with this policy. We use the personal information you provide to fulfill your requests for publications or other information. We may also use the information for billing and collection purposes if we charge a fee for any publications or other material you may order through the website. To do all of these things, we may share your personal information with affiliates, business partners or others who work for us such as service providers, vendors, contractors and agents, for the purpose of enabling them to perform certain business services for us. We also may combine the personal information voluntarily submitted by you with other information about you for our internal business purposes or to contact you about a product or service of interest.
SCM may sell or share non-personal information with third parties. The non-personal information we collect in the aggregate about visits to our website is used to better understand our audience and improve this website. By logging our visitors’ IP addresses and domain names, we can monitor the use of our site including the number of visits, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site use statistics. This monitoring helps us evaluate how our website is used and enables us to continuously improve the content and user-friendliness of our site. SCM does not link IP addresses or domain names with any personally identifiable information, which means that a visitor’s session will be logged on our servers but the visitor will always remain anonymous.
We will disclose information concerning information about you obtained over our website (personal and non-personal) pursuant to a valid legal request such as a search warrant, subpoena, court order, national security letter or other requests from law enforcement or regulatory authorities. We may also use or disclose your information to prevent fraudulent transactions, to protect the rights or property of SCM, our customers, our website, or its users, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.