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PRIVACY POLICY

Your Privacy is important to us

Our Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on May 26th, 2020. It governs the privacy terms of our website www.metalandthings.com, sub-domains, and any associated web-based applications (the “Website”), as owned and operated by metals, machines and things inc. (“MAT” or “we” or “us”).

Your privacy will be strictly safeguarded. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand the process of collecting personal information and the use of that information by Metal & Things. Should you have any questions regarding the collection and use of personal information, you can contact our privacy officer at support@metalandthings.com. The following outlines our Privacy Policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

Your Privacy

We follow all legal requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information. We utilize the Personal Data you offer in a way that is consistent with this Personal Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a particular reason, we could make use of the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For example, registration info sent when developing your account, might be used to suggest products to you based on past acquisitions. We might use your Personal Data to offer access to services on the Website and monitor your use of such services. We may also utilize your Personal Data and various other personally non-identifiable information gathered through the Website to assist us with improving the material and functionality of the Website, to much better comprehend our users, and to improve our services. You will see terms in our Privacy Policy that are capitalized. These terms have meanings as described in the Definitions section below.

 

Definitions

Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within our Website. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.

Information We Collect

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. As a user, you can browse our website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a user.

We collect personal information whenever you provide it to us. This personal information may include the following:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Country
  • Phone and/or mobile numbers
  • Email address

Computer Information Collected

When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. We also collect the following:

  • Cookies. Our Website uses “Cookies” to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our Website correctly or at all. We never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.
  • Geographical Information. When you use the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located in and display information with relevant data or advertisements. We will not share your current location with other users or partners. If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.
  • Automatic Information. We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.
  • Log Data. Like many Website operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Our Services are not directed to persons under the age of 18 years. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 18 years. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at support@metalandthings.com. If we become aware that a child under 18 years has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will delete such information from our record.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we receive from you as follows:

  • Enhancing the quality of our customer services;
  • Processing of inquiries and orders;
  • Further improvements to our services and website;
  • Helping resolve any disputes;
  • Collecting fees;
  • Carrying out troubleshooting activities;
  • Conducting surveys for the purpose of market research; and
  • Supplying our customers with information on our products and services.

How We Share Information

 

We may disclose your personal information to:

  • our consultants and service providers;
  • our infrastructure providers;
  • law enforcement and regulatory agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity or as otherwise required by law.

Reasons We Collect and Use Your Personal Information

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • where it is necessary to perform our contract with you;
  • where it is required by law;
  • where you have provided consent, provided that you can withdraw this consent at any time; and
  • where it is necessary for our legitimate interests as a business.

Your Rights

 

You have a number of rights under data protection legislation. These include:

  • Right of access. You have the right to know what information we hold about you and to ask, in writing, to see your records. We will provide you with details of the records we hold as soon as possible and at latest within one month, unless the request is complex. We may require proof of identity before we are able to release the data. Please email us at support@metalandthings.com, if you would like to exercise this right.
  • Right to be informed. You have the right to be informed how your personal data will be used. This policy as well as any additional information or notice that is provided to you either at the time you provided your details, or otherwise, is intended to provide you with this information.
  • Right to withdraw consent. Where we process your data on the basis of your consent (for example, to send you marketing texts or e-mails) you can withdraw that consent at any time. To do this, or to discuss this right further with us, email us at SUPPORT@METALANDTHINGS.COM.
  • Right to object. You also have a right to object to us processing data where we are relying on it being within our legitimate interests to do so (for example, to send you direct marketing by post). To do this, or to discuss this right further with us, email us at SUPPORT@METALANDTHINGS.COM.
  • Right to restrict processing. In certain situations you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted because there is some disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.
  • Right of erasure. In some cases, you have the right to be forgotten (i.e. to have your personal data deleted from our database). Where you have requested that we do not send you marketing materials we will need to keep some limited information in order to ensure that you are not contacted in the future.
  • Right of rectification. If you believe our records are inaccurate you have the right to ask for those records concerning you to be updated. To update your records, email us at SUPPORT@METALANDTHINGS.COM.
  • Right to data portability. Where we are processing your personal data because you have given us your consent to do so, you have the right to request that the data is transferred from one service provider to another.

Links to Other Websites


Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information. Should you decide to stop receiving online marketing information sent by third-party companies, you are kindly asked to contact our privacy officer at SUPPORT@METALANDTHINGS.COM

Payment Card Information

 

When you first purchase any of our products with your credit card, we will ask you to submit specific card data, including the card number and card details. Because the security of BetterPlaceImmigration.com guaranteed by the web server we use, thanks to state-of-the-art and regularly updated information security technology, your credit card details will be protected throughout the process of data transmission. This technology is called Secure Socket Layers (SSL) and is used to provide security for billions of dollars in transactions carried out over the Internet. If you would like to use alternative payment methods, BetterPlaceImmigration.com will offer you the mediators we use: PayPal.

 

California Do Not Track Disclosures

We do not respond to Do Not Track signals. No standard for DNT signals exists, hence we are not responding to DNT signals.

 

Security

The Data of the users of Metal & Things is securely protected from unauthorized access. The measures we take to guarantee that your Data is protected from any alterations, accidental or unlawful destruction, and accidental loss. We always exert reasonable efforts in order to ensure the protection of your Data against misuse, loss or alteration by third parties. But you should also be aware that when information is transmitted over the Internet, transmissions are subject to a certain amount of risk. The security tools we employ and the procedures we implement to ensure the limitation of any access to personal and private information. With these tools and procedures, we can locate access by unauthorized users to prevent it. We are proud to offer security measures that abide by high industry standards. That is why we have not yet received complaints regarding cases of penetration of our security system. But there is always a certain amount of risk of thieves who may thwart the security system we implement.

Newsletters

 

Please note that subscribers receive email messages from Metal & Things informing them of products, improvements, new services offered, notices of scheduled services, etc. Should you choose to opt-out of receiving such emails, you can suspend your subscription.

 

Retention of Information

We will retain your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which we collected it, or for as long as we have your consent to do so where your consent is our legal basis on which we process such data. All retained data will be held subject to this policy.

Data Access and Contact Information

 

You can ask for a copy of the data we have collected from you or send us data to correct your personal information. For this purpose, you can contact our privacy officer at SUPPORT@METALANDTHINGS.COM

Privacy Policy Updates

We may need to introduce periodic changes to our Privacy Policy statement. We may also need to introduce periodic changes to the manner in which we use your Data in connection with any changes we make in our privacy practices. In the event of such changes, you will be informed of the specific changes to our Privacy Policy through a prominent notice published on our website.

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 

Cookies

 

 

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 

Embedded content from other websites

 

 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

How long we retain your data

 

 

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

 

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

 

Where we send your data

 

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

 

 

 

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