Privacy Policy: Collection & Use of Your Information

Created 10-01-2003
Revised 06-06-2011
Revised 12-07-2014



Information Disclosure

Southeast Laser Systems collects information about its users through various methods for the purpose of providing products or services to that individual or organization. Information is also used to enhance our website user-friendliness. Southeast Laser System does not sale collected information to third parties. However, information may be shared with third parties for the purpose of order fulfillment, shipping and receiving, credit card processing, and similar activities. Information collected through browsing southeastlaser.com and company subdomains, such as browser type, is used by Southeast Laser Systems to determine the compatibility of our website. Information collected through browsing is not used for any other purpose.


Collection and Use of Information

Communication

Users may receive promotional messages through email, phone, fax, or U.S. mail. Users may choose to opt-in or opt-out of the Southeast Laser System user database at anytime by contacting Southeast Laser Systems. Users may also specify which methods Southeast Laser Systems may use to contact them. Users are opted in through web forms, email, phone, and fax. Users are NOT opted in without their consent. For instance, placing an order will not opt-in a user unless they consent at the time the order is placed. Users may be opted out at the discretion of Southeast Laser Systems without notice. Users may also opt out by submiting a request through any means listed at southeastlaser.com or any southeastlaser.com subdomain.


Cookies

Cookies are used throughout southeastlaser.com and company subdomains to determine address of referrals, browser type, operating system, and screen resolution. Cookies are also used for customers to login, manage shopping cart, and checkout through the online store. This information is used to improve compatibility with user interfaces and determine the success of our advertising as well as allow the consumer to obtain pricing information and online purchasing. Users may choose not to allow Southeast Laser Systems to obtain this information by disabling cookies in their web browsers.


Demographic Information

Information containing demographics are compiled to analyze average customer profile. Demographic information may also be used to determine methods and location for future advertising. When using demographic information, other personal information is not compiled or analyzed.


Log Files

Log files from southeastlaser.com may be used by Southeast Laser Systems to determine effectiveness of marketing and website navigation. This information may allow Southeast Laser Systems to determine where users are being referred from, how often the user visits southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com and how the user navitages through southeastlaser.com as well as other information related to accessing southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com.


Mandatory or Optional Information

Personal information for general inquiries is not mandatory. When purchasing products, services, or requesting quotes, personal information is mandatory. If information is not provided, products and services cannot be purchased. Quotes may be given for some services, but should not be expected.


What Orginization is Collecting Your Information

Information collected through southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com is collected by Southeast Laser Systems. All information collected by Southeast Laser Systems is received by a staff member of Southeast Laser Systems. Shipping and credit card information may be collected by a third party for the sole purpose of fulfilling your order and processing your payment information. Southeast Laser Systems may host consumer information on a third party secure server.  However, the hosting site may only access customer data for support purposes. If user makes payments through Paypal or Google, user acknowledges the terms in Paypal and Google privacy policy.


Sharing of Information

Southeast Laser Systems may share your information with third parties for the purpose of processing credit card transactions, shipping and receiving, and other necessary tasks needed to process your order. If user chooses to make payments through Paypal or Google, user provides their information to that organization and acknowledges the terms in the Paypal and Google privacy policy.
Southeast Laser Sytems may also forward your information to a third party, such as a manufacturer or alternative distributor, when you contact us with a request for a product or service that we are unable to provide. This may occur if you are outside of our territory, or if we feel another provider would be better able to assist you.


Supplementation of Information

Southeast Laser Systmes may supplement information collected from its users with information collected by a third party credit card processor. This information is used to compare billing and shipping information in an effort to reduce fraud. Information is not supplemented in any other way.


Opt-In and Opt-Out (Activation and Deactivation)

Users may opt-in and out-out or deactivate their account at any time. Users opt-in and opt-out by contacting Southeast Laser Systems through any means listed on southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com. Users should allow up to seven (7) days for Southeast Laser Systems to make these changes. Users opting-out (deactivating) will no longer receive communication from Southeast Laser Systems after that time period.


Correcting and Updating Information

Users may update information by contacting Southeast Laser Systems through any means listed on southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com. Users should allow up to seven (7) days for their information to be updated.


Security

All Southeast Laser Systems staff members are familiar with the Southeast Laser Systems privacy policy and are required to sign a statement of cooperation. Access to user information is limited and may only be obtained via password. Sensitive information submitted at the time of ordering through southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com is submitted over a secure connection with encryption technology.


Notifications of Changes

All notices of change will be posted on the privacy policy page at southeastlaser.com or a subdomain of southeastlaser.com. No additional notice will be provided. User information will continue under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time the data is collected, unless the user opts out.  If the user opts out all user information is deleted.


Links to Other Sites

Southeastlaser.com and southeastlaser.com subdomains may contain links to other websites. Users visiting these links are moving to web pages outside of southeastlaser.com. Users are encouraged to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may be different from the Southeast Laser Systems privacy policy.


Request for Deletion of Information

Users may request that their information be deleted or deactivated at any time. Upon request, Southeast Laser Systems will delete the user information from their online databases within seven (7) days. After deletion, users will no longer receive communication from Southeast Laser Systems. Users may request deletion of their information by contacting Southeast Laser Systems through any means listed at southeastlaser.com or any southeastlaser.com subdomain.