Privacy Policy Introduction

ecoMetals Company is committed to protecting your privacy. We have established this Online Privacy Policy for your benefit.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit ecoMetals’ web site (the “Site”) without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.

Consent

By using the Site, you consent to this Policy. If you do not consent to this Policy, please refrain from use of the Site. All information gathered from the Site will be stored and processed in the United States. If you access the Site from a location other than the United States, your use of the Site constitutes consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Information We Collect

ecoMetals Company offers access to services that require registration – the ecoMetals Sales System (the “eMSS”). In that event, your registration and/or contact information may be used to send notification to you of ecoMetals products and/or services by email. We maintain a strict “No-Spam” policy which means that we do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your email address to a third party, without your consent or as permitted by this Online Privacy Policy.

ecoMetals Company may collect personally identifiable information from users at eMSS web sites (such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, SS or EIN numbers). ecoMetals Company also collects non-personal and anonymous information from users to be used in an aggregate fashion. For example, ecoMetals Company may collect system-related information, such as an IP address, browser type and operating system type to be used for system administration purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to monitor traffic patterns, to determine which services are used most frequently and to assess site usage. ecoMetals Company may retain information we gather about you indefinitely.
When you access or use the eMSS or the Site through any co-branded web sites or linked web pages, your personal information may be disclosed to and become the property of both ecoMetals Company and the relevant co-sponsor. In that case, the use of your personally identifiable information by the co-sponsor company will be subject to the privacy policy of that company, and ecoMetals Company is not responsible for nor subject to the co-sponsor’s policy regarding their use of your personally identifiable information. Accordingly, we encourage you to review the privacy policies and practices of any relevant co-sponsor before supplying any personal information.

Third Parties

This Site may contain links to other web sites ecoMetals Company is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of web sites not owned by ecoMetals Company that you may link to or may be linked from this Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions of such web sites so that you understand how those companies collect, use and share your information. This Policy applies solely to the information that ecoMetals Company collects on this Site and does not apply to information ecoMetals Company may collect by any alternative means or media.

Disclosure to Third Parties

ecoMetals Company will disclose Personal Information and/or an IP address when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

• Cooperate with the investigations of suspected unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ecoMetals Company,
• Protect and defend the rights or property of ecoMetals Company and related properties, or visitors to ecoMetals Company and related properties,
• Identify persons who may be violating the law, the ecoMetals Company legal notice, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing ecoMetals Company or its related properties, and/or
• Fulfill a user’s order or request.

ecoMetals Company uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. ecoMetals Company reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or part of ecoMetals Company capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.

Information We Do Not Collect

When you visit our site, we do not collect your name, email address or any other Personal Information unless you provide it to us.

Purchases

If you are making a purchase from ecoMetals Company, your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date may be required in order to complete the transaction. Credit card and email information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose.

Cookies

ecoMetals Company may use “cookies” for the convenience of our users and to enhance your experience using the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is recorded either temporarily or persistently on your hard drive by a web page server and is not used to deliver viruses or other harmful programs to your computer. Rather, cookies enable ecoMetals Company to recognize a user without requiring the user to repeatedly log in when using the Site or other ecoMetals Company web sites. By relying on cookies, ecoMetals Company is able to deliver a more efficient service that is more personalized for each user. Additionally, cookies allow ecoMetals Company to monitor traffic patterns and Site usage which help make the Site more useful.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you prefer, you generally have the option of setting your browser to decline cookies. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is created and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis or to accept cookies from web sites that meet certain disclosure and use specifications.

Children

The Site is not intended for children. ecoMetals Company does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from users under 18 years of age. In the event that ecoMetals Company becomes aware that it has collected personal information from a user under 18 years of age, it will take steps to delete such information from its database. ecoMetals Company does not authorize users under 18 years of age to use the Site or ecoMetals Company services.

Policy Changes

ecoMetals Company may change this Policy at any time. In particular, ecoMetals Company may modify this Policy to reflect changes in the way we collect, use or disclose information or to reflect changes in privacy laws, regulations and/or industry standards. We encourage you to review this Policy when accessing the Site and/or eMSS. Continued use of the Site and eMSS following changes indicates your acceptance of the changes.

Applicable Law

This Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of this Policy shall be the county, state court or district federal court for Cook County, Illinois.