Net-Works.com (including all content available through the www.net-works.com web domain, the “Site”) is operated by Interface Europe, Ltd. and its affiliates (collectively, “Interface”). Interface is committed to protecting your privacy online. Interface will not release any personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number or other information except as described in this policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact one of the following individuals:
Maaz Rahman: Maaz.Rahman@interface.com
Oliver Spencer: Oliver.Spencer@interface.com
What Information We Collect and Why
Our Site uses various forms for you to request information, upload and download submissions and materials, and actively participate in the Net-Works.com online community. As described below, we collect personal information from you primarily so that we may process your requests, but also so that we may enhance your experience on the Site, as well as track trends and statistics. Your personal information may be transmitted, shared or disclosed to representatives of the Zoological Society of London (“ZSL”), Interface’s key partner in the Net-Works program described in the Site, as well as to a limited number of third parties in order to comply with legal requirements, to protect the rights of Interface and other Site participants, or to act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Interface, Interface personnel, Site participants or the general public.
We are required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 with regard to any personal data which we hold. Personal data may include for example a name, address, e-mail address or any other information which identifies an individual. We will use any personal data which you have supplied to us or which we otherwise hold on you for the purpose of supplying to you the goods and services which you have requested from us and giving to you information relevant to those goods and services and keeping our records up to date with regard to the products and services which we have provided to you. We will also use your data to enhance our services to our Web site visitors and to make each visit as helpful as possible.
From time to time it may become necessary in the conduct of our business to pass or disclose your personal data to external bodies or organisations, including but not limited to ZSL. We may also share or disclose personal data where we are obliged to do so under a legal obligation. Interface will not release any personal data such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number or work details except as described in this statement.
The Site may further collect non-personally identifiable information, such as type of browser, operating system, domain name, or IP address. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on our Site, our servers may log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. Your IP Address is used to gather broad demographic information only. A User Transaction ID is created each time you enter the Site.
From time to time, Interface (and ZSL) may use your personal data to send to you via e-mail, telephone, fax or post, information on our various products, services and any offers which we may be promoting or special announcements which we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to use your data for this reason or if at any time you wish us to stop doing so, please inform us by contacting us by email, and we will contact ZSL if necessary.
If at any time you are not happy with the way in which we use your personal data, if the data which we hold becomes out of date or inaccurate or if you have supplied us with information which you no longer wish us to hold, then please contact us by email. You also have the right to be informed of the nature of the data which we hold on you and you are entitled to receive a description of that information. To cover our administration charges, we may request from you the payment of a small fee.
Creation of User Account
To access and/or use certain current and/or potential future elements or features of the Site, you may be asked to create a Net-Works.com user account. During the account creation process, you may be asked to select unique identifiers (such as username and password) and provide contact information (such as name, email address, daytime phone numbers, etc.). Certain users and non-Interface employee participants requesting access to specialized content areas may be required to provide identifying information for verification purposes only.
Cookies are small blocks of text which are sent to your browser from a web site. We use ‘persistent’ and ‘non-persistent’ cookies on our Site to provide you with the best presentation of the information currently available. ‘Persistent’ cookies store text, which is available to us when you return to our Site. ‘Non-persistent’ cookies are temporary information, which is eliminated once you close your Internet browser and/or shut down your computer. Only our Site has access to the information in our cookies. This information about you enables us to track and personalize the Site to enhance your experience. These cookies can in no way be used by us or anyone else to get data from your hard drive, obtain your e-mail address or access sensitive information about you as an individual. Cookies must meet strict specifications to ensure that they are not used to compromise security. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our Site although we will be unable to provide you with the personalized experience we can offer using the cookie data.
There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences. You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings.
For information on how to delete and control cookies set by the Site please visit www.aboutcookies.org . These guides will allow you to prevent cookies from being set through your browser settings. Please note that if you do opt to reject cookies, any personalised functionality of this website will not operate correctly.
Interface has security measures in place to provide protection against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Strong precautions are taken to protect your information on the Site. If appropriate, your information is encrypted and is protected utilizing the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software. While on a secure page, most web browsers will indicate the encrypted nature of your data in some readily identifiable fashion (e.g., the lock icon on the bottom of Microsoft Internet Explorer becoming locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’).
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect your information offline. All of your information, including the sensitive information mentioned above, is maintained in a restricted section in our offices. Only those Interface employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, our employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of passwords, which may be issued to you and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Interface cannot warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
As a global company, Interface has international sites and users all over the world. When you give personal information to Interface, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the Netherlands, the United States, or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever Interface handles personal information as described above, Interface takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this notice.
Links to Third-Party Sites
By using the Site, you consent to the foregoing collection and use of information by Interface and its Net-Works partner ZSL. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. If you were asked to create a Net-Works.com user account, the Site will provide an opportunity to change and modify information previously provided. You can access your user account settings once you are logged into the Site, at which time you will have the ability to submit profile changes.