Why does Quality Steel Buildings collect private information from the visitors?
We need to collect certain private information from our visitors to process and fulfill online quote requests, verify online activity, and online orders for the products and services we offer. We may also use this information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes, and to report cumulative information to our marketing partners and others.
We also collect and use personal data to provide our users with a more tailored and relevant web service while identifying users’ specific interests and needs. If given permission, we may inform our users of offers and information available from Quality Steel Buildings and our marketing partners that may be of interest to them. Also, we may share information with select marketing partners who may directly contact our users regarding their own offers of interest. If you do not want to receive such offers you may follow the simple unsubscribe procedure by contacting Quality Steel Buildings and using the contact form located at Contact Us Page.
From time to time, we post customer testimonials on our website which may contain personal information such as the customer’s name. If you wish that we do not use your real first name or last name initial, please let us know.
If you intend to use our blog from our website or participate in chat rooms, forums, or contact pages, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of this forum, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in this forum.
What information does Quality Steel Buildings gather or track?
We collect personal data from our users mainly during the primary registration process for using the service or the delivery of a custom quotation. However, some of the personal information is necessary to deliver these services (e.g., an address is required to buy products and services from Quality Steel Buildings), in some cases some of the information is optional. It is up to the users what information they wish to submit and to what some extent in those cases. In addition to the primary registration process, we may ask users to answer questions about products, registrations and services. We collect this data in order to better understand our users’ interests and provide them with related offers and information.
Through the use of “cookies”, “pixel tags”, online survey and registration forms, we may collect personal data on, such as: age, gender, income level, domain name, e-mail address, site traffic, telephone, number password.
What are Cookies?
Please note, that a few areas on the website will not function properly if your web browser does not accept cookies.
“Pixel tracking” is used in connection with advertisements on other sites, involves the use of pixel tags that are not discernible to the user of the website and consist of a few lines of computer coding. Pixel tracking measures the efficiency of these advertisements and collects specific usage statistics. A “pixel tag” is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of websites you may visit and is used to track an individual user’s activity. We may use these pixel tags to recognize activity and interests that enables us to better match our offers with your interests. For example, if you visit our website from an advertisement on another site, the pixel tag will enable the advertiser to track that their advertisement brought you to the website. If you visit our website and we link you to another website we may also be able to analyze that you were sent to and/or transacted with a third party website. This data is collected and is used in our marketing and research. Personal information about you is not collected by the third party advertising company, nor is any tracking information generated from the pixel tag is allowed to be used by them for any other purpose other than to report website activity to us.
Like most websites, we also collect certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We utilize this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements on the website and to gather demographic information about our user base. This automatically-collected data is not linked to personal information. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
Does Quality Steel Buildings release user information to third parties?
Quality Steel Buildings only discloses user information in collective form to marketing partners. For example, we might let our marketing partner know how many users visited Quality Steel Buildings over a certain period of time, but we will never disclose them who it was that saw or clicked on their offer, unless the user gives us permission to do so.
We believe that users should be able to control the use of their data, hence, we will not share personal information with marketing partners if you follow the simple unsubscribe procedure. If users does not unsubscribe, we will notify them of exciting offers of interest from Quality Steel Buildings and our marketing partners. We may also share your name, land address and e-mail address with marketing partners so that they can send you offers directly for products and services that may be of interest to you.
We use a third party to verify your address, in order to process your order prior to shipping. This enables us and our marketing partners , with permission, to provide our users with offers and information according to their interests. We require permission based e-mail our partners send to include a description of a simple opt-out process that will allow you to stop receiving promotional e-mail from them in the future.
We do not rent, license, or sell personal data to third parties unless permission is given through user submission at Quality Steel Buildings. In the event of a merger, acquisition, or change of control of Quality Steel Buildings, customer data would be considered a business asset and would be transferred. We will only release information we have when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also release personal information as required by law or to protect the safety and security of our users.
These third parties are forbidden from using your personal information for any other purpose.
Targeted or Behavioral Advertising
Targeted advertising (also known as Behavioral Advertising) utilizes information gathered on user’s web browsing behavior such as the pages they have visited or the searches they have made. Based on this information, it is then used to select which Quality Steel Buildings advertisement should be displayed to a particular user on websites other than Quality Steel Buildings. The information which is gathered is only linked to an anonymous cookie ID (alphanumeric number); it does not include any information that could be linked back to a particular user, such as their name, address or credit card number. If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising from Quality Steel Buildings that occurs when visiting our third party advertising publishers, follow the simple unsubscribe procedure by contacting Quality Steel Buildings and using the contact form located at Contact Us Page.
What about external websites?
What does Quality Steel Buildings do to keep their website protected?
We have various security features implemented throughout the Quality Steel Buildings website that are envisioned to secure the unauthorized release of or access to the user information we gather online. For example, database information is firewall protected. Also, only authorized Quality Steel Buildings personnel have access to any stored personal information. Moreover, password and credit card information you submit to Quality Steel Buildings is always encrypted during transmission. However, users must know that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers.
As we strive to create a safe and reliable website for our users, the privacy of any communication or material transmitted over the Internet cannot be 100% guaranteed. Users must be aware that any information provided and submitted through an Internet transaction is potentially accessible to the public, and so, can be collected and used by others without their permission. Quality Steel Buildings is not responsible or liable for illegal interception of personal data through any Internet transaction. When we collect and transmit sensitive data such as your credit card number, we encrypt it using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Does Quality Steel Buildings collect information from users outside of the United States?
The Quality Steel Buildings website is not directed to visitors living outside of the United States and such users are ineligible for delivery by our installers, and are subject to rules and conditions that are not communicated by this website which is targeted to residents of the United States.
Does Quality Steel Buildings collect personal information from children?
The Quality Steel Buildings website is not targeted nor directed to children under the age of thirteen and hence, does not intend to collect personal information from individuals in this age group.