Rofson Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 01, 2017

This Privacy Policy applies to the information collected on Rofson Associates, Inc. (“Rofson,” “we,” “us,” “our”) web site and mobile application, including any services provided therein (the “Application”). By visiting our website, downloading and installing the mobile application, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not visit our website and uninstall the Application immediately and you are not permitted to use the Application. Your use of the Application is also subject to separate terms and conditions, which are available on the Application. The terms “you” and “your,” as used in this Privacy Policy, refer to each individual and entity accessing the Application for any reason. The terms “we,” “us,” “our,” or “Rofson” all mean Rofson Associates, Inc.

Generally

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe what type of information we collect from or about visitors to the Application and how we may use, share, and protect that information. Note, though, that the Application may include links or re-directs to other websites or services offered by third parties, including parties that we may use to process your payment of amounts to us for purchases made through the Application. Those third-party websites and services have different privacy policies and terms and conditions that apply to them, and you should review them, as they may be different from ours. We do not guarantee and are not responsible for the privacy or security of those third-party websites or services, including the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of their information, website, or services.

Applicability and Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of Rofson Associates, Inc. (“Rofson,” “we,” “our” or “us”) as they relate to the use of the Mobile Application and the Website by you. Your access to and use of the Mobile Application and the Website is subject to this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service, and all applicable laws. This Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service are binding legal agreements between you and Rofson. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use the Mobile Application or the Website.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, or share information about you when you use the Mobile Application or the Website. When using the Mobile Application or the Website, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure or other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Rofson to use your information in the United States.

Please read the following to learn more about what information we collect, what we do with that information, and how we may use your personal information.

Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us or Subscribers

In order for you to access certain sections and features of the Mobile Application and Website, we may require you to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information. We may ask you for your name and email address to stay in contact with you. We receive and store Personally Identifiable Information. You may elect to not provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, although doing so may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.

If you are an End User and want to purchase products and services from us, you will be required to provide your name, physical address, email address and other personal, and possibly sensitive, information, including financial information, in order to pay for the products and services you purchase.

Information We Gather Automatically

When you use the Mobile Application or the Website, files and other data are sent to, and stored on, our web servers. Our web servers automatically save and store this anonymous information. Examples of the information we collect automatically (without you providing it) and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click path you followed to and from the Mobile Application or the Website, including date and time; and products you viewed, searched for, or purchased while using the Mobile Application. We use this data to learn more about your use of the Mobile Application and the Website and to improve marketing, analytics, and technology functionality, as well as to target our offerings to the users most interested in them based on their past use of the Mobile Application or the Website.

We may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of the Mobile Application and the Website for fraud prevention and other purposes. We may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages or sections on our Mobile Application and the Website, user interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from pages or sections. We may also collect technical information to help us identify your device for fraud prevention and diagnostic purposes.

When you use the Mobile Application or the Website, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results and other personalized content.

Flash LSOs and HTML5

We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 local storage and cookies to store form submitted information. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on the Mobile Application or the Website use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.

Information Security and Data Integrity

The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personally Identifiable Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Although we make good faith efforts to store Personally Identifiable Information in secure operating environments that are not open to the public, you should understand that there is no such thing as complete security, and we do not guarantee that there will be no unintended disclosures of your Personally Identifiable Information. If we become aware that your Personally Identifiable Information has been disclosed in a manner not in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the nature and extent of the disclosure (to the extent we know that information) as soon as reasonably possible and as required by law.

We work to protect the security of your Personally Identifiable Information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your Personally Identifiable Information.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer and mobile devices. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

How We Use Information We Gather

We use the information we gather to improve the experience of users of the Mobile Application and the Website.

What We Do Not Do with Your Personally Identifiable Information

We do not share, disclose, sell, rent or otherwise provide Personally Identifiable Information to companies other than our affiliates and partners.

We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, analyzing and cleaning up information on our user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments and providing customer service. These other companies and individuals have access to Personally Identifiable Information only to the extent they need it to provide their services to us.

We release account and other Personally Identifiable Information when we believe its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements, or protect the rights, property or safety of Rofson and our employees or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, threats to personal safety of any person and credit risk reduction.

What to Do if You Don’t Want to Share Information with Us

You can always choose not to provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, although such refusal may prevent you from making a purchase using our Application or otherwise taking advantage of the features of the Mobile Application and Website.

The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. Because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the features of the Mobile Application and Website, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. Most likely, these controls are located in the device's settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.

Opting Out of Email Communication from Us

You may choose to stop receiving emails from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling us at 1-713-975-0700

Access by Minors

If you are under 18, you may use the Application only with the active involvement of a parent or guardian.

Communications from Users

When you send e-mail or other communications to Rofson, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You retain all rights to your Personally Identifiable Information and can access it anytime.

As a registered user of the Application, you can modify or delete some of the Personally Identifiable Information you included in your profile by logging in and accessing your account. You cannot, however, change your username once you have registered for an account.

If you wish to cancel your account, contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Data Retention

Rofson will retain Personally Identifiable Information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Lost or Stolen Information

You must promptly notify us if your Personally Identifiable Information is lost, stolen or used without permission. In such an event, we will work with you to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from your account and update our records accordingly.

Intercepted Information

We cannot be held responsible for any information that has been eavesdropped, hacked, manipulated, or otherwise intercepted while in transit to us. When you send information to us, either directly or through the Application, please be aware that you are fully responsible for any damage and or loss that is caused.

Links to Other Sites

The Application may contain links to other websites not owned by Rofson. These websites are not under the control of Rofson, and Rofson is not responsible for the contents or activities of any linked sites or any link contained in a linked site. Websites owned and controlled by third parties may have their own data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy. You are urged to read and understand such other policies. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE QUALITY OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITE, INCLUDING WEBSITES OF THIRD PARTIES.

Warranties and Limitations of Liability

ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE MOBILE APPLICATION AND THE WEBSITE ARE OFFERRED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. ROFSON MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPLICATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITAITON, THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE MOBILE APPLICATION OR THE WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ROFSON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ROFSON WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE MOBILE APPLICATION OR THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

You should assume that everything on the Application is copyrighted unless otherwise indicated and that it must not be used except as provided in the Terms or with the express written consent of Rofson. All photos, images, and text on the Application, together with the design and layout of the Application, are copyrighted and may not be used without Rofson’s written permission. All intellectual property rights in the Application and in any content of the Application (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, design, layout, software, photographs, and other images, videos, sound, trademarks and logos) are owned by us or our licensors. Except as expressly set forth herein, nothing in the Terms gives you any rights in respect of any intellectual property owned by us or our licensors and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or using the Application. In the event you print off, copy, or store any part of the Application (only as permitted by these terms), you must ensure that any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right notices contained in the original content are reproduced.

Anything you send to Rofson through the Application, email or by other means may be used by Rofson for any purpose. By submitting material to us through the Application, email or other means, you irrevocably transfer and assign to Rofson, and forever waive, and agree never to assert, any copyrights or other rights that you may have in such material. We are free to use, without obligation of any kind, any ideas, concepts, techniques, or know-how contained in any communication you send to us or to the Application for any purpose whatsoever. This paragraph shall not apply to your Personal Information, which is defined in and governed by the Privacy Policy.

Updates

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time and within our sole discretion. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. If we make a change to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page, and the changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy or otherwise provide notice of the change to you. Your continued use of the Application after those changes are posted or notice provided means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any such revisions or any new versions of this Privacy Policy, you should not, and you are not granted a right to, use the Application.

Questions and Comments

If you have any comments, concerns or questions about this Privacy Policy, you may send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..