IDS Research and Development, Inc. at AlarmExpert.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect from you, either online or offline, and how that information will be used. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. Should you have any questions, please refer to the end of the Statement for information on how to contact us.
The Information We Collect
You may visit our web site and not provide us with any information that can identify you. But if you decide to contact AlarmExpert.com to, for example, inquire about our services or leave a testimonial, we may collect information such as your name, e-mail or postal address, and phone number (“Personal Information”).
We also collect non-personal information from various sources. This information, also known as anonymous or aggregate data, is data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual:
Information collected automatically. When you visit our web site, we collect certain information automatically. This information includes the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet, information about your browser type and language, the date and time you are accessing our web site, and the referring web site address.
- When you visit our web site, we may assign your computer one or more “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that contains information that can later be read by us to facilitate your access to our web site and personalize your online experience. For example, if you are a registered user of our web site, we will record your user ID in a cookie file on your computer. Also, through the use of a cookie, we may automatically collect information about your online activity on our web site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our web site.
- Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons (also called clear GIFs or pixel tags) and other similar technologies, to track your use of our web site. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages, newsletters and advertisements to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer and measure the overall effectiveness of our online content and the products and services we offer through the web site.
- Use by Third-Parties. We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising agencies and marketing partners to use tracking technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect non-personal information about your visits to this and other web sites. This information generally enables them to track and gauge the effectiveness of our web site and of various marketing campaigns and to serve ads about goods and services that may be of interest to you when you visit other web sites across the Internet.
How We Use Information
In General. We may use the information we collect about you to respond to your requests for information; to provide proposals or information about our services; to provide services you have requested; to obtain feedback on our services and website; to perform research and analysis; to develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our web site; to enforce our Terms and Conditions and to perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Information From/About Friends or Family. If you provide us with information about others, or if others give us your information, we may store that data, but it will only be used for the specific reason it was provided.
With Whom We Share Your Information
Our customers are a critical component of our business and we are not in the business of selling or renting your personal information to third-parties. All of your information and inquiries remain confidential.
Your Choices About Collection and Use of Your Information
If you no longer wish to receive communications from IDS Research and Development, Inc, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to update your e-mail address in our records, email email@example.com. You can choose not to provide us with certain information,
Some of our web sites may provide you with a choice as to whether you want to receive e-mail messages about special offers. You will be given the opportunity in any commercial e-mail that we send to you to opt out of receiving such e-mail messages in the future. Please note that we may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as shipping confirmations without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Third-Party Web Sites and Interest-Based Marketing
Links. There are a number of places on our web site where you may click on a link to access other web sites that do not operate under this Privacy Statement. For example, if you click on an advertisement or a third-party logo on our web site, you may be taken to a web site that we do not control. These third-party web sites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party web sites you visit by clicking on the “privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the web page you are visiting.
Interest-Based Marketing. We contract with third-party advertising agencies, marketing partners and other service providers to serve advertisements when you visit our web site or other web sites across the Internet. The advertisements placed on these third-party web sites may use tracking technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect anonymous information about your visits to this and other web sites. We may also share anonymous information with these companies in aggregate form and/or partner with these companies to provide interest-based advertising both on and off web sites operated by IDS Research and Development, Inc. either case, the purpose of the sharing is to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you, analyzing and improving the effectiveness of ads and e-mails, and improving and enhancing our web site and its content.
User Generated Content
How To Contact Us
Should you have questions or concerns about this Statement, please click here or mail your inquiry to:
IDS Research and Development, Inc.
46 West Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670