Privacy Policy

 

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms.

 

Stormex, LLC (referred to herein as "Stormex") understands your concern with privacy and the collection and use of your personal information while visiting or interacting with the Stormex.com website or websites (collectively the “Website”) and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interacts with our web site. By accessing Stormex.com or any related or affiliated site, you acknowledge that you fully understand Stormex's Privacy Policy and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy. The amount and type of information which we receive depends on how you use the site.

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 1, 2016.

 

1. Limitation on Scope of Content. The Stormex website contains information regarding Stormex and its services. The services described in this site are available only in those states and territories of the U.S. specifically referred to within the description of each such program.

 

The policies described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to Stormex's offline communications, data collection practices, or other activities.

 

2. Normal Website Usage and Log Files. If you visit Stormex's website, we may gather and store certain information about your visit. Unless specifically provided by you, the information that we collect does not personally identify you and cannot be linked back to you unless you decide at some point to identify yourself. If you are browsing, we may collect the following information: the type of browser and operating system used, the IP address, the date and time you access our site, the number of times you have accessed our site, whether your computer is enabled for Java or cookies, browser language, application and plug-ins, the pages you visit and if you linked to Stormex.com or any affiliated website from another website, and the address of that website. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to better provide you with a smooth and efficient experience in using our website.

 

3. Categories of Third Parties With Whom We May Share The Information We Collect. The information we collect through this website and from other sources is used to provide products and services to our clients, customers, sponsors, and/or vendors. We may share information with our affiliated businesses, including but not limited to any of our partners, sponsors, or affiliates, as necessary, to provide services through such companies. The information we receive is a significant part of our business and one of our primary assets. In the future, we might buy, sell, exchange, assign, or trade business assets, which may include this information. Also, in the event that Stormex is, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, or in connection with any other substantial corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, customer information may be disclosed or may be one of the transferred assets.

 

We also may disclose your information: (i) In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency, whether to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us; or (ii) When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing, to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of the Stormex, our users, our employees, or others, to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement, or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.

 

Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose personal information. Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Privacy Policy. If you want to learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties. These entities or their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States.

 

4. Linked Sites. This site may contain hypertext links to other World Wide Web sites which are completely independent of this site. Stormex makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such hypertext link, and any hypertext link to the World Wide Web site of another person or entity shall not in any manner be construed as endorsement by Stormex of such person's or entity's World Wide Web site, products or services, and Stormex will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. Furthermore, Stormex has no control over these sites, and the privacy policy or Terms of Use of such sites may not conform to the privacy policy or Terms of Use maintained by Stormex. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

 

Your confidential use of these sites cannot be guaranteed by Stormex. Stormex shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to your use of these sites or any information you transmit through such sites.

 

5. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes so that we may track site and user activity. Specifically, we automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, and the referring website address. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most major websites. We, our affiliates, and/or our business partners may use cookies on our site. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. By showing how and when visitors use the site, cookies help Stormex to better determine which areas of our site are popular and which areas are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. However, usage of a cookie is generally not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you have a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If the user rejects the cookie, it is possible that some parts of our site will not function properly.

 

We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional [or other] e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.

 

We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.

 

6. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information to Provide a Service or Correspondence. Stormex will receive and store information which may be personally identifiable to you (such as name, address, e-mail address, gender, age, type of request, and possibly additional information) whenever you provide this information to us through this website. We may also obtain information about you from third parties. We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other businesses, business partners, contractors and other third parties. Examples of information that we may receive include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and additional demographic information. We may also collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us. If you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) information that may interest them through our system, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient. In order to either sign up as a Stormex customer, vendor, contractor, or certified entity, or to purchase any product(s) from or through Stormex, we will obtain information regarding yourself and/or any other party to such transaction(s). This information is provided to us in order to process any applicable transactions. We may also receive the aforementioned information when you use our online account management functionality. This personal information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data, and may be passed on to our affiliates. Once our affiliates receive this information, that data also becomes the property of each respective affiliate. Any request to opt out of future communications from such affiliates must be made directly to each such party.

 

7. How We Generally Use the Information We Collect. In general, we may use information that we collect about you to: (i) deliver the products and services that you have requested; (ii) perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others; (iii) communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices or send newsletters about products or services that may be of interest to you; (iv) communicate with you with in regard to partially completed service requests; (v) develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites; (vi) perform background screening, which may include the use of third parties; (vii) enforce our terms and conditions; (viii) manage our business; and (ix) perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. Additionally, we might share your information with various parties, including without limitation: (i) authorized service providers; (ii) business partners; (iii) sponsors; and/or (iv) contractors and other service providers.

 

8. Transmission of Information & Security. Even though we endeavor to ensure that all available procedural safeguards are integrated into our website and we adhere to the generally accepted standards of security for the purpose of protecting information provided by visitors to this website, transmission of information through our website has the potential of being unstable, unreliable and insecure. Stormex makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy); however, there is a risk that such information may be illegally intercepted. Additionally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment in a locked room. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to this information. Our employees are required to use password-protected screen-savers and must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information when they return after leaving their desks. Employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

 

9. Service Providers. We may use a third party service provider to send out newsletters from our Website. We also may use a third party to process credit card information when you “fund your account” on our website. Neither of these third parties are authorized to use your information for their promotional purposes. We may also use a third party to provide you with quality leads on our Website which you can both purchase and sell. Unless otherwise expressly disclosed to you in writing, none of the personally identifiable or third party personally identifiable information you enter on our website is shared with this service for promotional purposes without your explicit consent.

 

10. Children's Online Privacy Protection. This website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. The Stormex website complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation protects the privacy of children using the Internet. Stormex does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. The Stormex website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and is designed to block our knowing acceptance of any such information unless such information is provided by or with the consent of the child's parents or guardians. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at csr@stormex.com

 

11. Changes to Personally Identifiable Information. We believe you should have the ability edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change or correct your personal information and privacy preferences by emailing us at csx@stormex.com or by calling 210-960-1617. Please include your name, address, phone number(s), and e-mail address when you contact us.

 

We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.

 

12. E-news and Promotional E-mails. From time-to-time, we may offer free e-newsletters and occasionally send out promotional e-mails as a service to our visitors. We send e-mails only if the user has not opted out from receiving communications from Stormex through its websites or its affiliates.

 

13. Blogs, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, and Forums. The Stormex Website may now or in the future include chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, blogs, message boards, news groups, and/or areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, as well as post reviews of products, establishments, contractors, and the like, or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). All such postings will be governed by our Terms of Use. If you should choose to participate in any of the aforementioned, Stormex shall be deemed as a passive conduit and will not be liable for any of the transmitted information. Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues, which you do at your own risk. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. If you choose to voluntarily disclose any information upon any of the aforementioned public forums, you may receive unsolicited emails or "spam." Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information. Stormex cannot safeguard the privacy of personally identifiable information that is disclosed and can be viewed or accessed online in this manner.

 

14. Surveys. Occasionally, we survey our Users to provide us more insight into the nature of their usage, to obtain a demographic profile of our Users, or to request feedback on existing or future features and services. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and the User therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. User’s personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice.

 

15. Visiting our websites from outside the United States. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

 

16. No Rights of Third Parties. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

 

17. Changes to this Statement. Stormex has the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to occasionally update this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review this Policy for any changes. When we do, we will also revise the updated date at the top of this privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service and this website constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates, as well as your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy.

 

18. Consent to Terms of Privacy Policy. If any provision of this Policy is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Policy shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Stormex's failure to assert any right or provision under this Policy or any other Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. By using this site, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site any further and exit this site immediately.

 

19. Opt Out/Choice. If you do not want to receive email newsletters from us in the future, please let us know by sending us email at the address in the questions section of the privacy statement.

 

From time to time, we make the email addresses of those who access our Website available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your email address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by calling us at the number provided below, or emailing us at the address provided in the questions section of the privacy statement.

 

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us email at the address below, or calling us at the telephone number provided. Please provide us with your name and phone number when you call to unsubscribe and we will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations.

 

If our information practices undergo a material change at some time in the future we will contact you by email and a prominent notice on our Website before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.

 

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.

 

20. Contacting the Website. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your specific dealings with this website, you can contact our customer service at 210-960-1617, or e-mail csr@stormex.com.