Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Security Engineered Machinery Co., Inc, (SEM) takes privacy and data protection issues seriously. We have designed this Privacy Policy to explain how SEM handles personally identifiable information collected from our customers who purchase products and services. SEM may revise this policy from time to time, so please check back frequently. If you have questions about SEM’s privacy practices please contact us at s.gressak@semshred.com or Customer Service group at (800) 225-9293. You will receive an auto-response from us confirming that we have received your email. If you do not receive an auto-response, please contact SEM’s Customer Service by phone at (800) 225-9293.

Scope of this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy covers SEM’s treatment of personally identifiable information collected from customers (hereafter “customer” or “you”) who purchase SEM products and services and make payments with a credit card, as well as other consumer information that we may acquire in the course of our business. This Policy also covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that SEM’s business partners may share with it. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that SEM does not own or control or to people that SEM does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use
SEM collects personally identifiable information when you purchase SEM products and services. SEM may also receive personally identifiable information from its resellers and other business partners. When you purchase from SEM, we ask for your contact information (such as your name, street address and email address), as well as certain information pertaining to your order, along with billing information such as a bank account and/or credit card number. In the course of processing a payment transaction, we typically receive financial institution information related to the transaction. SEM uses the information collected to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to process payment transactions and facilitate billing. We may also send announcements, newsletters and periodic notices about specials, new products and services and products and services offered by SEM. Personally identifiable consumer credit card and bank information is used to process payment transactions and for no other purpose. SEM does not offer services or sell products to children. SEM does not request or knowingly collect personally identifiable contact information from anyone under the age of 13.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Protecting personally identifiable information about customers and consumers is an important part of our business. We share and disclose such information only as described below.

SEM sends personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people: 1) when we have your consent to share the information; 2) when we need to share your information with third parties, such as banks and credit processing companies, to provide the product or service you have requested; 3) in condition with products and services offered by SEM’s business partners and /or companies who work on behalf of SEM to provide a product or service to you; 4) it is appropriate to comply with law; 5) it is necessary to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of our Customer Agreement and other applicable agreements; or 6) it is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of SEM, our customers or others, which may include the exchange of information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.

Information Security
Information security is critical to our business. We work to protect the security of your information during the purchasing process through transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software,which encrypts information you input as well as physical security measures. SEM stores information gathered on secure computers located in a locked data center. The number of employees involved in the management of the data center that have physical access to these computers is limited. SEM uses firewalls and other security technology to prevent our computers from being accessed by unauthorized persons. Documents containing your information are physically stored in secured record retention areas under limited access control.

Notice for European Users
SEM is located in the United States. Any information that you provide to SEM will be transferred out of the EU to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
SEM reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to this statement or in how SEM will use personally identifiable information, SEM will post notice on the SEM’s homepage at www.semshred.com prior to implementing the change. The amended Terms shall automatically become effective immediately after they are posted. Your continued use of the site or SEM products and or services after the posting of the amended Terms on the Site constitutes your affirmative; (a) acknowledgement of the terms and its modifications; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the terms, as amended. If you have additional questions about this Policy, please contact s.gressak@semshred.com.

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