Types of Information We Collect
We collect two types of information from you:
information you submit to us and information our site gathers automatically
Information You Submit
You may submit personal information directly to Andover through our website; for example, on our ‘product reviews’, ‘comments’, ‘product registration’, ‘contacts form’, ‘customer registration’ to access the “Press Room” or ‘shop’ web pages.
Andover uses this information to contact you; process and maintain warranty registrations; publish your comments online and share them with other visitors to our site; provide customer support on the use of our products and services access Press Room services provide you with information relating to our products and services; and generally respond to your queries
On occasion you may also submit information to us in connection with special offers, promotions or contests. This information allows us to administer these programs, and we may also use the information collected to send you further marketing and promotional material relating to our products and services.
Information our Site Gathers Automatically
We welcome everyone to search and use the Andover site without charge to view our products and services. As you browse the web-site we automatically record the Internet address of your computer (not your e-mail address) and other standard tracking data to track the number of visits to our web site, the parts of our site that are most frequently visited and the average time spent on the Andover web site. We use this information to: evaluate interest in various products and services; measure the use of our sites; and generally improve the content of our web site
You should know that usage tracking data is not associated with individually identifiable or personal information, and does not reveal anything personal about you.
Like many other commercial web sites, Andover uses standard technology known as ‘cookies’ to collect information about how you use the site and to ensure that visits go smoothly. Cookies do not reveal or contain any personal information, nor can they read any information on your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard drive. You should know that if you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. However, please note that disabling cookie support may prevent this site from functioning properly and you may not be able to fully utilize all of its features and information.
In some of our customer email communications, we use a device called a “click-through URL”. When you click on one of these URLs, you pass through our system before arriving at the web site that is your true destination. Andover uses click-throughs to determine the level of interest in particular topics and to measure the effectiveness of our communications. We do not share this data with anyone, and we make no attempt to match click-throughs to particular email addresses.
Need for Personal Information
Personally identifiable information is not required to obtain access to our public sites, however, if you choose to withhold such information where it is expressly required, we may not be able to: give you access to certain sections of our web site; send you information on Andover’s products or services or any other information you may have requested; or contact you.
Use of Personal Information
Andover uses your personal information in response to the purposes for which it was provided, or as otherwise set out herein. For example, if you submit information to our ‘product review’ page, we will publish your name, country of origin and comments on our site. If you provide us with your email or other contact details we will ask you if we can use it to send you updates on the latest Andover products and services. If you do not want us to contact you, you may decline to receive this information and Andover will respect your wishes. If you do not decline to receive this information we may use the information that you have given us to inform you about our products and services. Regardless of your choice, you may, at any time, request to discontinue receiving information about Andover products or services by contacting our Privacy Officer and informing us of your preferences.
The information you provide or we obtain from you via the Andover web site will be held primarily by Andover. Our employees will have access to such information on a ‘need to know’ basis and, because Andover operates internationally, we may send it to our Andover distribution partners within Andover Electronics International. We may provide individually identifiable information to third parties in cases where it is required by law, or we may provide your personal information to our legal or tax advisors for business purposes. It is Andover’s policy not to disclose any personal information about site users to third parties without specific permission to do so.
Andover does not sell or disclose any of your personal information to marketers or periodical publishers. Any third party display advertisements shown on our site may collect user information if you click or follow their instructions. We do not control any data collected voluntarily or involuntarily through these advertisements. You should investigate the privacy policies of any advertised site if you have concerns about its collection and use of user information.
Acceptance and Consent
Attention: Privacy Officer
15 High St, North Andover, MA 01845
Protection of Children Online
It is our intention that the Andover web site be used by adults. Children should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending personal information to Andover or to anyone else. We encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet. No information should be submitted to, or posted by visitors under 16 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian and Andover will not knowingly send direct mailings, including email or other correspondence to anyone under the age of 16.
Security and Encryption
While Andover uses reasonable endeavors to provide a secure contracting environment it cannot guarantee the absolute security of information and you agree to assume the security risk for the information you provide on this site. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet. At a minimum, we encourage you to change your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure that you are using a secure browser as you surf the Internet.
This site contains links to other web sites and Andover has no control over the content of third party sites and is not responsible for the privacy policies of such sites, nor for any information contained on those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third party sites prior to disclosing any of your personal information.
This Privacy Statement co-exists with our Legal Notice. Together these govern the general web site practices of Andover. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these documents.
Updates and Contact