Your privacy is critically important to us. At Guidance Engineering we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
Guidance Engineering and Applied Research (“Guidance Engineering”) operates the guidanceengineering.com website. It is Guidance Engineering’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Guidance Engineering collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Guidance Engineering’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Guidance Engineering’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Guidance Engineering may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Guidance Engineering also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Guidance Engineering only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Guidance Engineering’s websites choose to interact with Guidance Engineering in ways that require Guidance Engineering to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Guidance Engineering gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our contact form for their name, email address, and give them the option to send us thier telephone number. In each case, Guidance Engineering collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Guidance Engineering. Guidance Engineering does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Guidance Engineering may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Guidance Engineering may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Guidance Engineering does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Guidance Engineering discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Guidance Engineering’s behalf or to provide services available at Guidance Engineering’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Guidance Engineering’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Guidance Engineering will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Guidance Engineering discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Guidance Engineering believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Guidance Engineering, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Guidance Engineering website and have supplied your email address, Guidance Engineering may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Guidance Engineering and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Guidance Engineering takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Guidance Engineering, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Guidance Engineering goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Guidance Engineering may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.