Method Automation Services, Inc. ("Method Automation Services") operates Method-Automation.com and may operate other websites. It is Method Automation Services's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Method Automation Services collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Method Automation Services's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Method Automation Services's visitors use its website. From time to time, Method Automation Services may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Method Automation Services also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Method-Automation.com blogs/sites. Method Automation Services only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Method Automation Services's websites choose to interact with Method Automation Services in ways that require Method Automation Services to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Method Automation Services gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Method-Automation.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Method Automation Services are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Method Automation Services collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Method Automation Services. Method Automation Services does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Method Automation Services may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Method Automation Services may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Method Automation Services does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Method Automation Services discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Method Automation Services's behalf or to provide services available at Method Automation Services's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Method Automation Services's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Method Automation Services will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Method Automation Services discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Method Automation Services believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Method Automation Services, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Method Automation Services website and have supplied your email address, Method Automation Services may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Method Automation Services and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Method Automation Services takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Method Automation Services, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Method Automation Services goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Method Automation Services may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.