Information that we collect: Personal information
Generally, you are not required to register yourself to access E.C. Shaw Company’s Sites; however, at various locations on E.C. Shaw Company’s Sites, we may request that you supply us with “personal information”, such as your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number. This will be the case if you want us to provide you with additional information about our services. You will always know when we are collecting personal information because we only collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us. If you do choose to give us personal information through E.C. Shaw Company Sites, we will collect and retain that information, and you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. If you choose not to give us personal information, we may not be able to provide you with services you may request or require.
When you use E.C. Shaw Company Sites, we may also collect “non-personal information”, which is information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as technical information (like your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the websites you visit immediately before and immediately after you visit E.C. Shaw Company Sites, and other anonymous data involving your use of E.C. Shaw Company Sites). Non-personal information may also include information that you provide us through your use of E.C. Shaw Company Sites, such as the terms you enter into the search functions of E.C. Shaw Company Sites.
Individuals under the age of majority
E.C. Shaw Company's Sites are not intended for or designed to attract individuals under the age of majority. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from persons under the age of majority and as such, we do not knowingly allow them to seek information on E.C. Shaw Company Sites.
How we use the information we collect
Our services and E.C. Shaw Company Sites
We use your personal information to provide you any services that you may request or require, to communicate with you, to allow you to make a proper assessment of our services, to allow us to process applications and share periodic industry-related information. We will never use your personal information in ways unrelated to the foregoing. We use the non-personal information we collect to analyze how E.C. Shaw Company Sites are being used, and to improve the content of E.C. Shaw Company Sites, and marketing and promotional efforts.
Email communications and opting out
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. There may be times when you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an email list or electronic newsletter that will send information about E.C. Shaw Company Sites to your email address. However, we will provide you with the option to change your preferences and opt-out of receiving those communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included in the email. If you unsubscribe, we will make reasonable efforts to discontinue these email communications as soon as practicable. We may also, from time to time, contact you by e-mail with unsolicited information about our services. If you do not wish to receive such e-mails you can easily opt out by sending us an email.
Disclosure of information to third parties
Affiliates and non-affiliates
We could disclose personal information if required or requested to do so to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, to enforce or apply our rights and agreements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of our businesses, E.C. Shaw Company Sites, our customers, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other corporate entities and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. We reserve the right to use or disclose non-personal information in any way we see fit.
Notice and choice for onward transfer
We will ask you for your opt-in consent to share your personal information with a third party for any other reason.
Security of the information we collect
The security of your personal information is important to us. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to secure your personal information. However, there is always some risk in transmitting information electronically. As we deem appropriate, we use security measures consistent with industry standards. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. Of course, any information you post to any message board, discussion group, or other public posting area on E.C. Shaw Company Sites is available to anyone with Internet access.
Questions and requests regarding the information we collect