Materia is committed to protecting your privacy. This Materia Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on materialexplorer.com; it also applies to other online or offline Materia sites, products or services. Please read the Materia Privacy Statement below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement.
Materia is a specific audience web site, intended for users interested in materials, such as architects, designers, product developers, manufacturers, educational institutions and so on. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
At some sites, Materia collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Materia may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Information collected by Materia may be combined with information obtained from other Materia services and other companies.
Materia uses a free registration to gain full access to our web site(s). All of the registration information you provide will be stored by Materia.
Some Materia services, such as materialexplorer.com, request that you create a username, which is the name you will use in combination with you password to log in to some of the Materia services, such as materialexplorer.com. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information through Materia, or other public online services, there is a chance this information may be collected and used by others. Materia cautions you against providing personal information to strangers online, which they may use for illegal or harmful purposes.
Materia may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken within Materia web sites. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses.
Use of your Personal Information
Materia collects and uses your personal information to operate materialexplorer.com and materia.nl and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information Materia has collected. In order to provide services in conjunction with other Materia products or services, personal information collected by Materia may be accessed and used by other Materia services as necessary to provide such services. Any use of such information within Materia will remain subject to the limitations of this privacy statement.
Materia also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Materia. Materia may also send you surveys regarding current services or potential new services that may be offered.
firstname.lastname@example.org In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Materia does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Materia may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Materia or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Materia, including its Materia family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Materia services or members of the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in The Netherlands or any other country in which Materia maintains facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Control of your Personal Information
Materia offers its visitors choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Materia by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such e-mails.
There are some Materia services, including materialexplorer.com and materia.nl, that send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues, product surveys, new feature announcements and news about Materia products and services. You will not be able to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered a part of the service you have chosen.
You may subscribe and unsubscribe to Materia Newsletters by going to the web site mentioned in the newsletter. In addition, each Materia newsletter you receive will have instructions on how to unsubscribe prominently mentioned in it.
You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information:
You can view or make changes to the information in you personal profile page at materialexplorer.com.
Security of your Personal Information
Materia is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.
Materia uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize Materia's pages, or register with Materia sites or services, a cookie helps Materia to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, preferred email address, and so on. When you return to Materia, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Materia features that you customized.
You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Materia services or Web sites you visit.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact Materia via e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact us at the postal addres below. Our email:
Changes to this Statement
Materia will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. When Materia posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of Materia. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Materia will use your personal information, Materia will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Materia encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Materia is protecting your information.
Materia welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Materia has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Materia by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.
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