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MachineTools.com Privacy Policy

Importance of Your Privacy. At MachineTools.com ("MT"), your privacy is of great importance to us. We understand that you entrust us with certain private information to help us provide various products and services. In exchange for your trust, you expect and deserve our commitment to treat your information with respect and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Rest assured that we will protect your privacy. Under no circumstances will MT sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except (i) as authorized by you, (ii) as described in the relevant portion of MT’s Website (the “Website”), (iii) in connection with providing various products and/or services to you (the “Services”), (iv) to the extent you make any use of MT's mobile software application (the "Application"), as set forth therein, or (vi) as otherwise set forth herein. The Privacy Policy below describes the standards we adhere to in handling information about you and any personal information you submit through the Website and/or the Application.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION TO MT OR THROUGH ANY MT SOFTWARE OR MOBILE APPLICATION. BY SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS POLICY AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, SIMPLY EXIT THIS PAGE AND/OR THE APPLICATION WITHOUT ACCESSING OR USING ANY OF OUR SERVICES.

A Special Note About Children. Children are not eligible to use our Services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us or use the Services. MT does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13, and no part of MT’s website, the Application or Services is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13. Other age restrictions may be set forth in MT's Terms of Use from time to time.

Important Categories of Information for you to Know:

  1. Who we are
  2. Information we may collect at the Website or through the Application
  3. How your information is used
  4. Altering the information you submit through the Website and/or Application

  1. MT operates a website located at www.machinetools.com and the Application through which users can learn about, post and peruse various machine tool and related listings, together with other industry information.
  2. There are several areas on the Website and/or within the Application where you may be asked to enter both personal and non-personal information including, by way of example and without limitation, your name, address, phone number, credit card information, birthday and information regarding your cell phone and/or other mobile device. In addition, when you use the Application MT may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your IP address and location. We treat this data as non-personal information for purposes of providing the Services, except where we are required to treat it as personal information under applicable law. We DO NOT sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except (i) as authorized by you, (ii) as set forth in the relevant portion of the Website, Application or within any agreement between us, (iii) in connection with providing various products or Services to you (either directly or through one or more third parties), (iv) as may be required by law or court order, or (vi) as otherwise set forth herein. In particular, and not in limitation of the foregoing, information you enter at the Website and/or Application may be shared with other users of the Website. In addition, MT may sell or disclose information gathered on the Website or within the Application to third parties on an aggregated basis.
    1. Information we receive from you.
      To use certain of MT’s Services and/or to access the Application, you'll need to provide certain personal information which may include, without limitation, your name, address, birthday, phone number, credit card information, e-mail address, information regarding your cell phone or mobile device and other information.
    2. Technical information we collect.
      In order for MT to ensure that we are providing the best possible consumer experience on the Website and within the Application, we collect and track certain user information. When you visit the Website, our Web server may send a cookie to your computer. This cookie would be intended to store a limited amount of information about your site visit. The cookie tracks aggregate information on how our site is being used, including session counts, navigation patterns, pages visited, etc. These cookies, however, do not store any personally identifiable information such as your name, email address or phone number as you browse the site. When you submit a question, we store your cookie identification in our system. This cookie allows our site to recognize you when you return. MT may also utilize Web Logs to track aggregate information about how our site and/or the Application is being used. Web Logs track anonymous user information, including the number of visitors to the Website, operating systems, Internet Provider addresses (if publicly available), and browser type. Unlike cookies, Web Logs are maintained only on MT servers and do not store or place anything on the user's computer.

      If you come to the MT Website from an online banner ad, an anonymous identification number may be passed to the Website. This information cannot be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you. It will only allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, marketing and banner advertisement campaigns.

    3. Other Information we get from your use of the Services.
      We may collect information about the Services that you use and how you use them. This information includes:
      • Device information
        We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number)
    4. Information from surveys.
      You may have the option of completing an online survey at the Website or within the Application from time to time. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us in connection with any such survey.
    5. Information from the "Contact Us" section of the Website or Application.
      You may contact MT through the "Contact Us" feature. Participation in this area is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us.
    6. Information collected other sections of the Website or Application.
      MT may, from time to time, make various resources available to you at the Website or within the Application. At times we may collect personal information in connection with providing such services.
  3. We use the information you provide to provide the applicable Services to you, either directly or through third party service providers. MT may also share certain aggregated data with other third parties for general marketing and demographic purposes; however, this data does not include any of your personal identifying information. Some of our Services may be offered in conjunction with partner companies, affiliates or other companies or websites with which we work. In order for us to provide these Services to you, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with one of such entities. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these Services. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular Service.

    In addition, MT may disclose account or other personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with MT’s rights or property, other Website or Application users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

    1. Deleting your information.
      Federal and state regulations may require that we store questions or submissions for various periods of time. In order to comply with these regulations, we may be unable to delete information from our databases.
    2. Altering Information.
      MT may alter, modify or delete any information you submit to the Website or through the Application if it believes, in its sole discretion, it is necessary or desirable to do so.
    3. Request to stop receiving emails from us.
      Periodically, MT may send you emails to alert you to various opportunities or offers available at the Website or within the Application. If you do not wish to receive any of these offers, please send an e-mail to support@machinetools.com to remove yourself from our mailing list

Security

MT uses extensive and sophisticated secure technology to protect your data and transmissions between you and MT. Transmission between browsers and our web server is implemented using either Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology or MT's proprietary mobile application that utilizes SSL-encrypted communication. This technology requires an SSL-capable browser. Although MT has taken these reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is delivered and disclosed only in accordance with your instructions, MT cannot and does not guarantee that the personal information you provide will not be intercepted by others and decrypted.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we make a change to our Privacy Policy in the future that will affect how we treat your information, we will post such change at the Website and/or within the Application, and such change will be deemed to be effective 2 days from the date of such posting. In that case, your ability to opt out of the new policy will be determined by applicable laws.

Business Transfer

We may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of our assets or equity to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and other information we obtain from you via the Website or the Application may be disclosed to any potential or actual third party purchasers of such assets or equity and may be among the assets transferred.

Acceptance

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the Website or the Application. By using the Website or the Application and voluntarily providing information to us, you consent to our collection and use of the information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Links

The Website and/or Application may contain links to other websites or applications that are owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us. When you use those links, you leave the Website or Application (as applicable) and we are unable to control how the owners of the websites or applications you link to handle any information they gather about you, including their privacy practices and use of cookies. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website and Application and does not govern activities on linked websites or applications. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other website or application you visit, download or access to understand its owner’s practices on how it collects, uses and discloses your information.

DATE LAST MODIFIED: December 10, 2012