What Information We Collect About You and How We Use It
Information You Provide to Us
Mid-America Siding Components gathers and retains personal information about you when you voluntarily submit it to us. For example, if you choose to complete and submit one of the forms located on our “Registration” page or “Contact Us” page, we will retain the data you submit to respond to your inquiry and consider your request. After we have responded to your inquiry and/or considered your request, the information you submitted will be retained for our records. Similarly, if you register a warranty, all of the data you submit will be retained.
URLs and IP Addresses
Like many other websites, we collect information about users’ utilisation and navigation of the Website. This information helps us to design the Website to better suit our users’ needs. For example, the Website will track the URL that you visited before you came to the Website, the URL to which you next go and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website. Your IP address also is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
The cookies which are used on the Website are:
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|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|Virtual Remodeler||UserId||This cookie records that the user is currently logged in. This cookie persists only for as long as the user’s session.|
|Virtual Remodeler||This cookie remembers the user’s email address to save the user re-typing the email address upon each visit.|
|Virtual Remodeler||_pk_ref.25.8b94||Contains the URL of the site visited, used for general site analytics.|
|Virtual Remodeler||_pk_id.25.8b94||Contains a user’s visit count, last visit date, random UUID, used for general site analytics.|
|Virtual Remodeler||_pk_ses.25.8b94||Contains a user’s session length, used for general site analytics.|
|Virtual Remodeler||visited||If present this indicates that the user has visited this site before, and will not be shown certain help screens on entrance.|
|Virtual Remodeler||AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport||Determines if the user’s browser accepts cookies.|
|Virtual Remodeler||ASP.NET _SessionId||The users unique session after logging in.|
|Virtual Remodeler||SiteID||The client/manufacture that user is visiting.|
|Virtual Remodeler||Language||The Language option chosen by the user.|
Social Networking Activities
The Website includes the ability for you and other users to link to social networking websites. As a result, we receive information about you when you choose to post or otherwise share information about our Website on these social networking websites. We may use such information about you in a variety of ways, including to administer the Website and enhance your experience with the Website, and to communicate with you about the Website and new offerings associated with the Website. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.
Before you can utilise some portions of the Website, we will require that you register and provide us with your first name, last name, address, telephone number and email address, and generate a password. This registration information will be used for identification purposes, to communicate with you regarding your account with us, and to facilitate the functioning of the Website. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.
When Personal Information Will Be Shared or Disclosed
We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any of the personally identifiable information that we collect about you through the Website, except in any of the following situations:
- We may use the information we collect from you to fulfill your requests, communicate with you about our products and other matters, manage the Website, provide targeted advertising to you and conduct research and analysis.
- We may disclose information that we collect about you to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose information to our franchisees or distributors and to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
- We may disclose the results of aggregated data about you for marketing or promotional purposes. In these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you. Certain information, such as your password, is not disclosed to marketing advertisers at all, even in aggregate form.
- We may be legally obligated to disclose information about you to the government or to third parties under certain circumstances, such as in connection with illegal activity on the Website, or to respond to a subpoena, court order or other legal process. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.
We may share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to the Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.
Consent to Transfer of Information Outside the European Union
If you access the Website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of countries located in the European Economic Area. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.
Opting Out of Communications
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from Mid-America Siding Components on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving marketing-related emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter you receive, or, if you created an online account when you registered to receive our emails, you may log in to your account and make changes to your communication preferences. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing from our marketing communications using the above methods, please contact us directly at the email or phone number listed below under Contact.
Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you opt out from receiving marketing communications, we may need to send you service-related communications and may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.
To help protect the privacy of data you transmit through the Website, where personally identifiable information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us. In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorised access. However, you should keep in mind that the Website is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.
Links to Other Websites
If you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access the Website in any way. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any child under the age of 18. It is not our intention to collect personal information from anyone under 18 years of age. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under the age of 18, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.