Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. (“Bobrick”) is concerned with the privacy considerations of the visitors to and users of its web site, and here wishes to describe its policy and practices with regard to the same.
Bobrick’s web server automatically recognizes only each visitor’s domain name, but not the visitor’s individual e-mail address. Bobrick collects the individual e-mail address of each visitor to its web site only when the visitor voluntarily provides the same, as when a visitor participates in survey information, and/or elects to identify its site/register itself with Bobrick. Whether a visitor is identified only by its domain name, or is specifically identified by its individual e-mail address, Bobrick in each instance collects information as to which pages on its web site (or which are made available through links provided on its web site) are accessed or visited, and also collects any information which is voluntarily provided by a visitor to Bobrick.
The information which Bobrick collects (or “aggregates”) is used by Bobrick (i) to improve the content and/or layout of Bobrick’s web site pages for each individual visitor, (ii) to notify visitors who have identified themselves to and/or registered with Bobrick as to future updates to Bobrick’s web site, and (iii) to contact visitors to Bobrick’s web site for Bobrick’s marketing services. Bobrick does not share the information collected by Bobrick for these purposes with any other organizations for commercial purposes.
Bobrick’s web site includes a Weblog or “Blog” page that invites visitors to submit information, ideas or opinions (referred to as “Postings”). The web site also provides links to several other web sites, which linked web sites may themselves provide visitors with the opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions (the “Postings”).
With regard to the Postings, BE ADVISED THAT BOBRICK DOES NOT SCREEN, EDIT OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO OR DURING THEIR APPEARANCE ON BOBRICK’S WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED WEB SITE, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of Bobrick. In no event shall Bobrick assume or have any responsibility or liability for the Postings or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on any web site. With respect to any Postings which you may make via any such web site, you hereby represent and warrant to Bobrick that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you may provide and all information they contain, and that such Postings shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortuous, or otherwise unlawful information.
While Bobrick chooses its links to other web sites carefully, it does so solely as a matter of convenience to its visitors and/or customers, and Bobrick cannot take any responsibility for the content of any such linked web sites, or for the privacy policies of any such linked web sites. (In this regard, we refer you to Bobrick’s “Legal Statement” notice, which is separately available to you on the Bobrick web site, and which we request that you read.)
In addition to the foregoing, Bobrick draws to your attention the fact that so-called “identity theft” (either through information illegally obtained by direct and unauthorized entry (so-called “hacking”) into an information technology (“IT”) system, or indirectly obtained by secondary methods) is one of the fastest-growing crime problems in California and in the United States. Bobrick has carefully implemented IT system security measures, consistent with those followed in its industry, to assist in safeguarding against this problem. Bobrick cannot, however, take any responsibility for any such unauthorized entry into its IT system, or for any such unauthorized and indirect obtaining of information by secondary methods.
In this regard, and solely as a convenience to you, we direct you to the fact that, in the event of any so-called “identity theft,” remedies may be available to you under certain bodies of law, including, without limitation, the following: (i) the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. Section 1030), (ii) the Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (18 U.S.C. Section 2701), and (iii) the California Computer Data Access and Fraud Act (Cal. Penal Code Section 502). We urge you, in any such event, to consult with your own legal counsel.
Please read our accompanying “Legal Statement” notice.
(Note: the use of and access to the information on Bobrick’s web site is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our accompanying “Legal Statement” notice. Prior to proceeding further, therefore, please read our accompanying “Legal Statement” notice.)