Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our web site:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
What Information is Total Secure Shredding gathering about its visitors and how is it being used?
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. yahoo.com) and an IP Address (e.g. 126.96.36.199). When a visitor requests a page from within the www.TotalSecureShredding.com web site, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, very little information is automatically gathered and logged. This information may include:
- The IP address of the site that may have referred you to www.TotalSecureShredding.com
- Your IP address
- Operating system that you may be using (e.g. Windows 98)
- Version and Make of Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 5.0)
There is nothing special about the information described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today.
There are two major purposes for this information. Total Secure Shredding, Inc. has found it advantageous to observe visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. Also, generating greater amounts of visitor traffic, as any business should attest, is very desirable. By analyzing visitation patterns, and referring URL's, we can strategically increase our exposure on the Internet.
What about Cookies?
Cookies are files holding small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. The Total Secure Shredding, Inc. web site may utilizes cookies as a means of providing personalization features to our visitors. For example, we may utilize cookies to remember settings (site theme colors, music preferences, what services may interest you, etc.) that you may have made at our web site
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at ww.TotalSecureShredding.com and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
What other information does www.TotalSecureShredding.com request?
We may also request your e-mail address, name, company, position, location, web address, services you may be interested in and your comments for the purposes of conducting a survey, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. We maintain a strict "No Spam" policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the Total Secure Shredding, Inc. staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within Total Secure Shredding, Inc.
Will Total Secure Shredding, Inc. disclose the information collected to Third Parties?
Total Secure Shredding, Inc. will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Total Secure Shredding, Inc.
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Total Secure Shredding, Inc., or visitors of www.TotalSecureShredding.com.
- Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
While no part of the www.TotalSecureShredding.com Web site is targeted towards children, we are committed to comply with any applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. No information from anyone, including children is transferred to third parties. While no child should be making a submission to www.TotalSecureShredding.com, if any are discovered the information will be deleted immediately.
Effective Date 03/01/2008