STS International, Inc. is governed by International laws. In general, you can visit STS International on the Internet without telling us who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.
You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail, to correspond with you, to process an order, or to provide you with a subscription. You may give us your credit card details to buy something from us or a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at STS International for which you are being considered. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.
The following paragraphs describe in more detail how STS International may use your personal information and with whom we may share it. Depending on the type of STS International web site you are visiting, one or more of the paragraphs may apply. For example, if you order a product from an STS International web site, your information will be handled as described in such paragraphs as Fulfilling Your Transaction Request and Marketing Use.
If you request something from an STS International web site, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information, with others, for instance, other parts of STS International, STS International's Business Partners, financial institutions, shipping companies, postal or government authorities (for example, Customs authorities) involved in fulfillment. In connection with a transaction we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
The information you provide to STS International on certain STS International web sites may also be used by STS International and selected third parties for marketing purposes. Before we use it, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way.
In connection with a job application or inquiry, whether advertised on an STS International web site or otherwise, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume or curriculum vitae. We may use this information throughout STS International and its related entities for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry. Except where you tell us not to, we will keep the information for future consideration.
If you represent an STS International Business Partner, you may visit an STS International web site intended specifically for STS International Business Partners. We may use information provided on that site to administer and develop our business relationship with you, the Business Partner you represent, and STS International Business Partners generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of STS International Business Partner programs. It may also include sharing certain information with other Business Partners (subject to any confidentiality obligations that may exist), or STS International customers or prospects. In connection with a particular transaction or program, we may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes.
If you represent an STS International supplier, you may visit an STS International web site intended specifically for use by STS International suppliers. We may use the information provided on that site in connection with entering into or performing a transaction with you. For example, this may include sharing information with other parts of STS International, STS International's Business Partners, customers, shipping companies, financial institutions, postal or government authorities involved in fulfillment. It may also be used to administer and develop our relationship with you, the supplier you represent and/or other STS International suppliers generally.
STS International is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders. Our privacy practices are designed to provide protection for your personal information, all over the world.
We may share your personal information within STS International and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business.
Some countries may provide less legal protection for your information. In such countries STS International will still handle information in the manner we describe here.
We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality.
We sometimes collect non-identifiable information from visits to our web sites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we also measure visitor activity on STS International web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. This information is sometimes known as "click stream data." STS International or others on STS International's behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.
Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information such as click stream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner you can disable your cookies.
Some STS International web sites also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor those sites to provide better customer service. These technologies may be in use on a number of pages across STS International's web sites. When a visitor accesses these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. These Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don't want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies.
On occasion, we may personalize and customize web sites for certain visitors. If you visit one of these sites, you may find it customized with references to products and/or services that we believe may be of interest to you, based on your previous interactions with STS International and information you have provided to us. While you are visiting these web sites, we may collect information about your visit to better tailor the site to your interests. An invitation to visit one of these web sites is usually presented as a personalized URL in an e-mail, a notice on a web site registration page, or as a response to you logging on to a certain web site.
If you choose to visit one of these web sites, you are agreeing to let STS International collect information about your visits and also to its association with other information about you and your relationship with STS International. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, do not accept the invitation to visit these sites.