I take privacy and misuse, or unintented/extended use, of personal information seriously. I do not appreciate it when companies take undue advantage of the information that I have provided for a specific purpose, so ...
I will not sell or use your information (other than for transactions you have initiated) to third parties without your explicit permission. Marketing e-mails from me about my or other products will only be sent only if you "opt-in."
Note: “I,” “we,” “our,” or “me” will refer to “Peter Ronhovde” in this document.
What we collect
We may collect the following information
name and job title
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we will *not* do with your information:
We will never sell your information unless you have given explicit permission.
We will further not share your information to third-party partners for any purposes beyond that which is reasonably necessary for conducting a business transaction that you have initiated.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
If you have given us permission, we may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
If you have given us permission, we may use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or mail.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do or do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes (our site generally defaults to no direct marketing).
If you have previously allowed us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us using the contact form on the website (at the bottom of each page).
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you previously given explicit permission (without a subsequent retraction).
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information mailed to you for a small fee, please contact us using the contact form on the website and provide a physical address.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Unless otherwise stated, all content and images are copyright © 2013 Peter Ronhovde
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