- What information does Advantech Consulting collect?
Personal information If you register for an email newsletter, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, address, email address, and organization. The information you are asked to provide is used for technical and client administration of the website only and is not shared with third parties outside of Advantech Consulting.
Non-personally identifiable information Advantech Consulting has and will continue to contract with third-party vendors to track and analyze information about the usage of our website. This information is gathered so that Advantech Consulting can better understand the usage of its sites and make the necessary improvements. None of this information will be used to identify individual site visitors. Only summaries of visitors’ behavior will be produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected will not be traced back to a particular individual.
The purpose of this data collection is so that Advantech Consulting can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its website and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.
When you register for one of our services, Advantech Consulting sets a cookie, a small bit of of data is sent from the website and stored on your computer that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, Advantech Consulting will remember you the next time you visit and you can resume working on the form as the cookie uses a mechanism to help websites remember arbitrary data such as addresses, contact info among other data, that you filled in the last session.
You are always be free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the website and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website.
- IP addresses
In addition, Advantech Consulting also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of the computer you are using to access the website, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.
- What If I don’t want to share my Information?
Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use our website. However, you will not be able to purchase items or receive email newsletters. If you register for a newsletter, post to a blog, or contribute to a forum, consultation, or conference, Advantech Consulting will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone outside Advantech Consulting and its partner organizations. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any outside party for marketing purposes.
Advantech employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
VII. How to contact us
Cookie: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from computers that host a websites and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.
Demographic Information: This may include gender, age, postal code, interests, and other information you provide to us voluntarily. We use this information to provide you with personalized services and to analyze trends to ensure the information provided by the sites meets your needs.
IP Address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s IP address. IP standards for Internet Protocol. For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. Advantech Consulting does this to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.