EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
Machine Research Corporation (“MRC”) understands that an original equipment manufacturer’s designs, products, and manufacturing processes contain sensitive information, are proprietary in nature, and require appropriate safeguards to prevent improper disclosure.
MRC is committed to protecting our Customer’s privacy and Confidential Information. MRC does not collect information from its Site visitors, Customers or any of their Authorized Users that we do not need and MRC does not share this information with anyone except for protecting our rights, to comply with applicable law, and to develop, improve and continue our products or services.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website machineresearch.com, including any data or information collected and used by MRC in connection with its Customer’s use of any services (“Services”) or materials (“Materials”) available or enabled via the machineresearch.com website (collectively with the Services and Materials, the “Site”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On this Site.
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Site.
It does not apply to information collected by:
Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by MRC or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or through the Site.
Children Under the Age of 18
Our Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Site or through any of its features, register on the Site, make any purchases through the Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a person under 18, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a person under 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
Customer has the right at all times to access and correct its Customer Information and privacy preferences, if any. Any information may be edited or corrected by Customer by linking to its account at the “Login” link on the Site, or Customer can edit and correct Customer Information and privacy preferences, if any, by writing to MRC at:
Machine Research Corporation
Attn: Technical Support
11501 SW Amu Street
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Phone: (800) 930 – 0289
If a Customer provides MRC with inconsistent preferences (e.g. indicating on one occasion that Customer may be contacted with respect to marketing offers from MRC or third parties and on another that Customer may not be contacted with respect to such offers) MRC will update its records with Customer’s latest preference in a timely and accurate manner.
COLLECTION OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION
As our Customers access and use the Site, MRC may from time to time ask Customer to provide certain information and data about Customer or its Authorized Users by filling out and submitting a form or a field on the Site. This information could include, for example, Customer’s first and last name, mailing address, country of residence, e-mail address, telephone or facsimile number, work address, and other information. Of course, it is optional for Customer to provide such information, however, in some instances MRC may require certain mandatory information about Customer in order for Customer to gain access to or use the Site. If Customer does not provide mandatory data and information with respect to that particular access to or use of the Site, Customer will not be able to access or use the Site. Or, if Customer wishes to delete Customer’s data and information (as provided in the CUSTOMER INFORMATION section above) and such data or information is mandatory, then Customer may no longer be able to access or use the Site.
In order to facilitate our evaluation of Customer’s use of the Site, the Services and the Materials, MRC will also from time to time collect information about Customer’s computer which may include among other information, its operating system, CPU speed, Internet Protocol (IP) address, referring or exit web pages, and browser type. MRC will use this information to measure Customer’s use of the Site, the Services and Materials to support, evaluate, enhance, or improve and supplement Customer’s user experience with the Site, and may use the same to improve the Site.
In addition, MRC may choose to supplement any Customer Information provided to us with information about them available from other third party sources. Where permitted by law, we may, for example, supplement Customer’s Registration Information with address information provided by the U.S. Post Office to maintain and improve performance of our databases, authenticate users, or prevent abuse of the Site.
Cookies, web beacons and similar tracking devices:
For Customer’s information and understanding, a cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to the Customer’s browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that transferred it to the Customer. It serves as the Customer’s ID card and enables the web server that gave it to the Customer to record Customer’s passwords and preferences. A web beacon is a small gif image that is embedded in an HTML page or email used to track when the page or email has been viewed. Similar devices can be embedded in the Services or Materials to send data to a web server when a set of user-initiated events occur, as when a user clicks on one or more buttons to initiate an action, direction or response on the Site.
Most browsers default to allow or accept cookies, and most products and services that include similar devices also default to activate or allow the collection of data. Customer can typically set their browser to notify them when they receive a cookie, giving them the option to decide whether or not to accept it (however, some web pages, including those that may be contained in web sites linked to this Site, may require an authorization and may not grant them the option of choosing not to accept cookies or similar devices and will likely not allow them to access those pages or any related products or services).
In addition, as part of MRC’s efforts to combat fraud (“Fraud Prevention”), we record our Customers’ IP addresses when they use the Services, and we confirm that the geographic location associated with Customer’s IP address matches the billing address information provided to us with any Registration Information. This process may allow MRC to detect and prevent certain fraudulent transactions from being processed through the Services.
If a Customer purchases a paid subscription to our Services and at any time pays for the subscription with a credit card, this information is securely passed on to our payment processing partner and is not stored at or by MRC.
USE OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION
MRC collects Customer Information to support, record, facilitate and enhance the Site and to personalize Customer’s experience. When our Customers register to use the Site, the information is logged to register Customer’s rights to tech support and other benefits made available from time to time to registered users. Except where prohibited by law or where a Customer has opted to not receive such communications, we also use Customer Information to track Customer’s use and their preferences, if any, and to keep the Customer informed about product and service upgrades, and other products and services of MRC, its partner vendors and partner service providers and other third parties. MRC does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Customer Information or any Customer Confidential Information. MRC may use Customer Information that is collected in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, for MRC’s uses for internal business purposes and statistical analysis and for improving and enhancing its Site and to develop new MRC products and services, but only in a manner that would not disclose to any third party our Customers’ Confidential Information. MRC may also release Customer Information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with applicable law, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property or safety. With respect to any proprietary design, product, and manufacturing data and other materials the Customer generates when it uses the Services, we may from time to time analyze this data for MRC’s uses for internal business purposes and statistical analysis and for improving and enhancing the Site and to develop new MRC products and services, or targeting offers to our Customers but only in a manner that would not disclose to any third party or any other prospect our Customers’ Confidential Information. MRC may also use this proprietary design, product, and manufacturing data and other materials where the purpose of such use within MRC is reasonably required in furtherance of or a part of (i) providing, maintaining, securing or modifying MRC’s Service regarding such data, (ii) automated tools intended to address or prevent a service, support, or technical issue, (iii) Customer’s request or with Customer’s consent given to MRC’s technical support team or other personnel as part of addressing or preventing a service, support, or technical issue, or (iv) MRC’s legal obligations or proceedings described further in MRC’s Terms of Service.
PROTECTION OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION
MRC classifies the Customer Information that our Customers submit and provide in connection with registering as a user of the Site as “Registration Information”. Customer’s Registration Information is protected in the following ways:
Access by Customer to Customer’s Registration Information is available only through a password and unique user identifier select by the Customer, and the password is encrypted. (MRC strongly advises that our Customers not share Customer’s password or unique customer ID to anyone.)
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information as it is transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION TO SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
Customer acknowledges and agrees that if MRC sells or assigns assets (or the assets of any division or subsidiary) to another entity, or MRC (or a division or subsidiary) is acquired by or merged with another entity, MRC may provide to such entity Customer Information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to, assigned to, or merged with the other entity without obtaining Customer’s further consent, but MRC will provide notice of such asset sales, assignments, acquisitions, or mergers on the Site.
Your State SPECIFIC Privacy Rights
If you are a California, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, or Utah resident, your state's laws may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information.
Nevada residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of the personal information under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A. However, please know we DO NOT sell data triggering that statute's opt-out requirements.
California's "Shine the Light" law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, please know we DO NOT disclose personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Colorado, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to:
Confirm whether we process their personal information.
Access and delete certain personal information.
Opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales.
Colorado and Virginia also provide their state residents with rights to:
Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information's nature processing purpose.
Opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects.
To exercise any of these rights please email us at email@example.com.
QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Machine Research Corporation
Attn: Privacy Support
11501 SW Amu Street
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Please be specific in the concern or question and provide as much detail as possible so that we can promptly address any concerns. We will investigate and respond to all concerns and questions promptly.
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