• Subscriber – means the individual or legal entity that has subscribed to the Rugged Science services in order to receive an informational newsletter about Rugged Science embedded technology.
• User – means the individual who uses the applications on the website to provide information to Rugged Science.
• Personal Information – means information that (a) is recorded in any form; (b) is about or pertains to a specific individual; and (c) can be linked to that individual.
Rugged Science believes in protecting your privacy. When Rugged Science collects Personal Information from you on our website, Rugged Science agrees to:
When Rugged Science collects your Personal Information, Rugged Science will give you timely and appropriate notice describing what Personal Information Rugged Science is collecting, how Rugged Science will use the information, and the types of third parties with whom we may share it.
Rugged Science will give you a choice about the ways we use and share your Personal Information and Rugged Science will respect the choices you make.
Rugged Science will only collect as much Personal Information as we need for specific, identified purposes, and Rugged Science will not use the information for other purposes without obtaining your consent.
Rugged Science will keep your Personal Information only as long as we need it for the purposes for which Rugged Science collected it, or as permitted by law.
Rugged Science will take appropriate steps to make sure the Personal Information in our records is accurate.
Rugged Science will take appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Except as described in this policy, Rugged Science will not share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent.
• Information Collection
Rugged Science collects information from Users at several different points on our website.
Trusted customers may be offered to register with our website. In order to use the Rugged Science website, a User must first complete the registration form. During registration, a User is required to provide contact information (such as name and contact information) and unique identifiers (such as username and password). We may use this information to contact the User about services on our website.
We request information from Users via various submission forms used by our Subscribers. The User must generally provide contact information (such as name, email, and address) and information specific to the submission, which varies by Subscriber and submission type. If you do not wish to submit specific information, please contact: (a) the Subscriber who is requesting the information and/or (b) Rugged Science at the address specified below.
• Information Use
Rugged Science uses the information provided solely to organize and present the information to our Subscribers and Users. Rugged Science is collecting the information solely on behalf of and for the use of its Subscribers.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our website. We may use session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. Persistent cookies do not terminate once the user closes the browser. Rugged Science does not use any persistent cookies at this time.
• Log Files
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the website, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information.
On rare occasions, it may be necessary or desirable for Rugged Science to send out a service-related announcement to Users. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send Users a notification email. We may also communicate with Users on a regular basis to provide requested services.
With regards to issues submitted to us by Users, we may contact you via email or phone, in accordance with the Users’ wishes and our policies, and may use your information to contact you.
• Personal Information
Rugged Science utilizes personal contact information soley for sales, service, and/or internal communication purposes
Rugged Science takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect our User’s information. When Users submit information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.
We also take commercially reasonable precautions to protect Users’ Personal Information offline. All of our Users’ Personal Information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only Rugged Science personnel who need the information to perform a specific job (for example customer service representatives) are granted access to Users’ Personal Information.
• Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a User’s Personal Information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a User no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ Personal Information. Contacting us at the address specified below can usually do this. Please note, however, that our Subscribers may archive or otherwise retain copies of the information submitted to them, so we cannot guarantee that all changes or deletes will be reflected in our Subscribers’ data.
• Notification of Changes
Rugged Science, Inc.
53 Loveton Circle, Ste. 203
Sparks, MD 21152
Attn: Rugged Science Privacy Officer
Email address: support@Rugged Science.com