Pro-Tech Design and Manufacturing, Inc. (here-after called Pro-Tech) respects the
outlines the information the Pro-Tech web site may collect and how that information
may be used.
The Pro-Tech web site is supported by many web servers. Some servers or sites hosted
by Pro-Tech may adopt different privacy notices that go beyond the parameters set
forth in this document, as their specific needs require. However, those servers
or sites cannot adopt a privacy notice that in any way supercedes federal or state
laws or regulations, Pro-Tech Board of Directors Bylaws and Regulations, and/or
the official Bylaws and Regulations of the Board of Directors of Pro-Tech and the
policies and procedures of Pro-Tech is not intended to and does not alter or amend
the official Bylaws, Regulations, policies or procedures. Pro-Tech reserves the
right to alter this policy at any time and will post future amended documents at
The Pro-Tech web site is defined as publicly accessible pages hosted under the domain
“www.protechdesign.net,” any web address ending “.protechdesign.net,”
or any website, within the Pro-Tech IP address range, that is maintained by Pro-Tech
employees or departments or units, acting within their respective scopes of employment.
Collection and Sharing of Supplied Personal User Information
Pro-Tech uses the web for business purposes and is committed to fostering and protecting
the privacy of personal information. The Pro-Tech web site will not collect personally
identifiable information (personal data) about visitors, such as name, address,
telephone number, or email address unless the information was provided voluntarily.
Visitors should not voluntarily provide personal data if they do not want it to
be collected. When collected, personal data may be used in the following ways:
• Fulfill an order or request;
• Assist with better understanding the needs of visitors,
thereby allowing Pro-Tech to improve services;
• Reply to, or contact users.
Pro-Tech will not sell, rent, or market personal data to third parties.
In some cases, information that is not personally identifiable may be automatically
collected and/or logged. For example, information about the visitor’s browser,
operating system, IP address, and the domain name of sites that are linked to the
Pro-Tech web site allows Pro-Tech to accommodate the needs of the majority of visitors.
It also assists with troubleshooting and diagnoses if there are problems with servers,
and the information helps produce important statistics on how often pages are visited.
Finally, this information can be used in the detection of security breaches and
the safeguarding of Pro-Tech computing resources.
Use of the web is subject to all applicable state and federal law. It is Pro-Tech’s
usual practice not to share any personal information with those outside of Pro-Tech.
However, when circumstances arise for the need to share information gathered from
its computing resources within the Pro-Tech IP Address space, Pro-Tech may share
• Authorized and/or mandated by law,
• Permitted under Pro-Tech policies,
• Authorized by an approved Pro-Tech contract,
• Clearly stated at a Pro-Tech Web site that such information
will be shared and the user actively indicated informed consent by providing the
• When consent is otherwise given.
Information Technology Services has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity
of its communications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to
authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. Security measures have been
integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire
Pro-Tech operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
However, such activities should not be construed as any warranty against the unauthorized
breach/failure of these security measures.
Information Placed Automatically on Visitors’
When visitors view the Pro-Tech web site, some information may be stored on their
computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar
file. Cookies help web authors tailor web sites to better match user interests and
preferences. With most Internet browsers, users can alter user preferences to erase
cookies from their hard drive, block cookies, or prompt the user to either accept
or refuse to store the cookie. Most browser help files have detailed instructions
on how to set user preferences for cookies.
The Pro-Tech Web sites will not use permanent cookies or any other invasive tracking
programs that monitor and track web site viewing habits, unless they meet the following
• The use of permanent cookies adds value to the user otherwise
• The permanent cookies are not used to monitor and track
web site viewing habits unless all types of information collected and Pro-Tech’s
use of that information add user value and are disclosed through a comprehensive
online privacy statement.
Pro-Tech Web sites may, however, use transactional cookies that facilitate business
Public Forums, Online Surveys and Other Information
Provided by the User
Some units of Pro-Tech may provide chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news
groups for users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public
information and a user should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose
one’s personal information in such places. Chat sessions and discussion forums
may be logged.
In addition, at any time there may be numerous online surveys being conducted on
Pro-Tech web sites. Persons responsible for conducting online surveys that collect
personally-identifiable information should clearly state at the survey site the
extent to which any information provided will be shared or protected. Aggregate
data from surveys may be shared with external third parties in ways that do not
Compliance with Relevant Federal and State Information
Pro-Tech is committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy
Protection Act. Accordingly, if a user of the Pro-Tech web site is under the age
of thirteen, such user is not authorized to provide Pro-Tech with personally identifying
information, and Pro-Tech will not use any such information in its database or other
data collection activities. Users under the age of thirteen and their parents or
guardians are otherwise cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered
by unauthorized children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information
given by an adult until Pro-Tech becomes aware that the user is under the age of
thirteen and such information may be subject to public access.
In addition, Pro-Tech is committed to complying fully with, among all other applicable
federal and state laws:
• The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”), which
generally safeguards nonpublic, personal information, in electronic or paper form,
associated with customers of Pro-Tech’s products.