BROWN FINANCIAL CARES ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY.
- Collection of Personal Information
- How We Use Your Information
- Other Information We May Collect
- Privacy of Children
- Security of Information
- Changes in Our Policy
- Who to Contact
If you choose not to provide Personal Information, you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of our web sites, enter sweepstakes or contests, request samples, or send us e-mail.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may also collect Personal Information from you about a third party (e.g., a web site might allow you to send an electronic “post card” to a friend, in which case we will need that person’s name and e-mail address). Please note that we use such information only for the specified purpose (e.g., to mail the post card) and we will not contact the third party again unless and until the third party contacts us.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When you supply us with your Personal Information we will use it for the express purpose for which it was collected. At any time, however, you may opt out of such contact. (See Who to Contact)
At times we may retain third parties to analyze data we collect, including Personal Information, to help us improve our products and our web sites. In addition, if you order a product or service from us, we may provide Personal Information to suppliers and other third parties to enable delivery of such product or service. These third parties, including suppliers, are not authorized by us to use your Personal Information in any other way.
We may supplement the information that you provide to us with other information that we receive from third parties. We do this for marketing purposes in order to provide the most appropriate products and services to meet your needs.
We may also transfer or assign your Personal Information to any entity to which we divest all or a portion of our business, to the extent that you provided such information to the specific portion of our business that is being divested, or otherwise in connection with a merger, consolidation, change in control, reorganization or liquidation of all or a portion of our business.
Finally, please note that we will release your Personal Information if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
OTHER INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT ONLINE
Other information that we may collect online, via Brown Financial web sites, e-mail promotions and banners, for example, is described in this section.
In addition, we are constantly trying to improve how we promote our web sites. To help us do this, we may measure the effectiveness of our web presence by determining what you clicked on to get to our site.
Site measurement statistics may be used to personalize your web site experience, as well as to evaluate – anonymously and in the aggregate – statistics about usage of the web site. Information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected and linked to your Personal Information. This is to ensure that our web sites present the best web experience for visitors, and that they are an effective information resource.
Finally, some of the pages you visit may use pixel tags (also called clear gifs) to collect information about your navigation on our web sites. This information is used to evaluate and enhance how the web sites function.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
We take reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information secure. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse.
CHANGES IN OUR POLICY
WHO TO CONTACT