Synergy Data Solutions Online Privacy Statement
Synergy respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the
personal information you share with us. This statement describes how
Synergy Data Solutions, Inc. collects and uses your personal information to provide
services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your
Personal information means any information that may be used to
identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last
name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other
contact information, title, occupation, industry, personal interests,
and other information when needed to provide a service or product or
carry out a transaction you have requested.
When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. We do not automatically collect personal
information, including your email address. We do log your IP address
(the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which
part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do
not link your IP address to any personal information. Like many other commercial websites, the Synergy
website may use a standard technologies, such as “cookies” and other
HTML tools, to collect information about how you use the site or to
record that you opened an email marketing message. Please go to "Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies" below for more information.
Synergy collects personal information, when you use certain Synergy products or services, when
you register to attend a seminar or participate in an online survey,
when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, or when
you submit an entry for a sweepstakes or other promotions, or when you
submit your personal information to Synergy for any other reason. From
time to time, Synergy receives personal information from business
partners and vendors. Synergy only uses such information if it has been
collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent
with this Privacy Statement and applicable laws.
When personal information is collected, we will inform you at the
point of collection the purpose for the collection. Synergy will not
transfer your personal information to third parties without your
consent, except under the limited conditions described under the
discussion entitled "Information Sharing and Disclosure" below.
In most cases we will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in"
prior to receiving direct marketing or market research information.
This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your
consent before we use your information for purposes other than the
purpose for which it was submitted. At a minimum, we will always give
you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving such materials. This
means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your
information in accordance with this Privacy Statement unless you take
affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by
clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your
computer’s hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain
information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you
have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is
information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your
hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of
in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our
users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping
users reach that information.
Some Synergy websites and HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters may use
web beacons in conjunction with cookies to understand user behavior. A
web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear
GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a
visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of
a page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is
placed. Some Web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their
associated cookies. Synergy may also use customized links or other
similar technologies to track email links that you click. We may
associate that information with your personal information in order to
provide you more focused e-mail communications or purchase information.
Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to
stop delivery of that type of communication.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or
via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before
accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to
its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in
your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of
Synergy's website if you do so. In particular, you may be required to
accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. You
do not need to have cookies turned on, however, to use/navigate through
many parts of our website.
How We Use Information Collected
Synergy uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your
requests for certain products and services, to personalize your
experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest product
announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we
think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business
partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with
better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to
have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or
contact you for market research.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your personal information is never shared outside Synergy without your
permission, except under conditions explained below.
Synergy may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
- when we have your consent to share the information;
- if sharing your information is necessary to provide a product or
service you have requested (If your information is shared with third
parties we will only provide the information they need to deliver the
service. Also, such companies are prohibited from using your
information for any other purpose);
- as part of a joint sales promotion or to pass sales leads to one of our business partners; and
- • to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements,
software updates, special offers or other information we think you
would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners
(unless you have opted out of these types of communications).
Children and Privacy
Our websites do not target and are not intended to attract children
under the age of 13. Synergy does not knowingly solicit personal
information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for
Third Party Sites
Synergy's website contains links to other sites. Synergy does not share
your personal information with those websites and is not responsible
for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the
privacy policies of those companies.
Our website may contain links to websites operated by other
companies. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a
Synergy logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by Synergy.
Although we choose our business partners carefully, Synergy is not
responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third
parties that are linked to our site. Once you have left our website,
you should check the applicable privacy statement of the third party
website to determine how they will handle any information they collect
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Synergy will amend this privacy statement from time to time. If we
make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal
information we will make that information available by posting a notice
on this site.
This document was last updated September 14, 2006
Synergy Data Solutions, Inc.
1104A, South State Street
Champaign, IL 61820