Privacy Policy

Last Modified:  January 31, 2013

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY PERSONAL INFORMATION, THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.  BY USING THIS WEBSITE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE PRIVACY TERMS, INCLUDING OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

1. OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

At Fairrington Transportation, we are committed to respecting the privacy and security of the personal information of every individual who uses our websites at www.fairrington.com and http://ftcexpress.fairrington.com/easyexpressweb (which we refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as the “Sites”, which also refers to any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Sites). This Privacy Policy outlines the information we will collect and how we will use that information, so that you may be informed about how we use your personal information and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review and change, your information.  This Privacy Policy is applicable to users of the Sites located worldwide.

The Sites are owned and operated by Fairrington Transportation Corp., an Illinois corporation.  “We,” “us” and “our” refer to Fairrington Transportation Corp., which operates the Sites, together with its affiliates.

2.  CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Because of changes in Internet technology and practices, this Privacy Policy and our security and other policies may change from time to time.  Please consult this portion of the Sites for important changes to the Privacy Policy as they occur.  It is our practice to post any changes we make to this Privacy Policy on this page, but it is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy for updates.  By using the Sites after we post any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them, and such acceptance shall be deemed legally conclusive.  If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Sites, nor should you provide information about yourself to us.

3.  How We May Collect and Use Non-Personally Identifiable Information

General.  In general, you can visit many of our web pages on the Sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.  The data we automatically collect is limited to “browsing data,” which is data that is automatically collected by the computer systems responsible for the management and operation of the Sites and the use of Internet communication protocols.  Examples of this type of non-personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to, your IP address of the computers used when accessing the Sites and information about your operating system and computer environment, the frequency of your use of the Sites and your use of any hyperlinks available on the Sites.  We and our service providers, agents or advisors may process and use this data for purposes including, but not limited to, making sure the Sites work properly, assessing patterns of use, making improvements to the quality of the Sites and planning and assessing marketing and communications initiatives by us.  We do not use this data to personally identify you.

Cookies.  When you view the Sites, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file.  “Cookies” are small text files that are either used for the duration of a session (‘session cookies’), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user the next time he/she logs on to the Sites (‘persistent cookies’).  We may use ‘session cookies’ to identify registered users logging in to the Sites.  These cookies are deleted from the component’s server soon after the session ends and are not collected or saved.

We use ‘persistent cookies’ to recognize you when you return to the Sites, [to recognize your password if you have clicked on the “save password” check box on login,] and to analyze visitor behavior.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that, such as by having your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or choosing to turn off all cookies.  This can be done through your web browser settings and because each browser is different, you should look at your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to modify your cookie settings.  If you do disable cookies from your browser you may not be able to access certain sections of the Sites and this may make your experiences on the Sites less efficient.

Pixel Tags.  We may also use pixel tags, which are tiny graphic images, to help us analyze your online behavior.  Pixel tags also will allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our web site and our services.  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.

4.  How We May Collect and Use PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE Information

General.  The Sites do not automatically collect personally identifiable information, and you are not required to provide us with any personally identifiable information in order to simply browse the Sites.  We will only collect such information if you provide it to us.  We will use the personally identifiable information that you provide in order to allow you to interact with certain functionalities of the Sites after you have requested a service such as, for example, receiving newsletters, as discussed below.

Voluntary Submission of Personal Data.  As indicated above, you are not required to provide us with any personally identifiable information merely to access the Sites.  However, if you wish partake in certain services offered through the Sites, such as checking order status, uploading information or requesting newsletters or catalogs, the submission of some personal information is necessary in order for us to carry out those services.  This information will vary according to the service requested, but you can generally expect it to include information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number and, if purchases are made, credit card or other account information.  We will only require you to submit personal information if that information is necessary in order for us to properly complete the service. The submission of any other information is purely at your option.

Account Information. If you wish to create an account on the Sites, you will be required to submit certain information, such as your name and email address.  We will retain this information in our records relating to the Sites. We may use the email address you enter on the Sites to send you updates and newsletters that you have requested to receive, to contact you regarding any orders you have made through the Sites, and to provide all other services that you have consented to.  If you believe that any of this type of personal information collected by us is incorrect, or has been changed since your initial registration on the Sites, please contact us. You can also update your account information at any time by accessing your account information through the Sites.

Newsletters and Promotions.  If you choose to create an account, we will use your e-mail information to periodically send you our electronic newsletter.  This newsletter contains information about new products, new Sites content, and events.  [You will be able to cancel your registration and stop receiving the newsletter at any time by following the procedures described below under the section of this Privacy Policy entitled “How to Manage Your Information.”]

In addition, with your consent, we may also use your personal information to inform you of special events, promotions, advertising campaigns, market research and other marketing initiatives.  We may communicate your information to service parties and related organizations.  More information about how we use and share information can be found in the following section of this Privacy Policy

Credit Card Information.  If we collect your credit card information (or similar account information) necessary to process an order you place or other activity conducted through the Sites, we will use that information for the purpose of completing the transaction.  We will disclose credit card information to third parties only as necessary to complete the transaction.

5.  HOW WE MAY USE AND SHARE INFORMATION GENERALLY

How We May Use Information.  We may store, process and use the information about you that we collect through the Sites in order to:

  • Customize and/or personalize your communications;
  • Respond to your comments, other feedback or requests for information;
  • Communicate with you about any inquiries you make through Sites or your account information;
  • Administer web site features;
  • Compile statistical information about our users’ equipment, browsing actions and patterns;
  • Send out newsletters and other information regarding Fairrington Transportation, including special events, promotions, advertising campaigns and other marketing initiatives;
  • As you to voluntarily participate in surveys or other market research; and
  • Learn how to improve our site.

Sharing Information.  We may disclose information, including personally identifiable information, that you provide through the Sites to our affiliated entities.

In addition, to enable us to more efficiently operate the Sites we may share your personal and other information with our affiliates and with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers, or providers.   Such third party service providers are provided only with such information as is necessary under the circumstances.  Information provided to third parties is used only for the purposes stipulated and those third parties are subject to confidentiality obligations.  We may also enhance or merge personally identifiable information with data obtained from third parties for any of the foregoing purposes.

Safety Inquiries and Required Disclosures.  We may be required to disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property or safety, including identifying responsibility in the event of computer crimes involving the Sites.  We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation.  Nothing in this Privacy Policy shall be deemed to prohibit us from disclosing your identity or information if we are required to do so.

6.  Our Security Measures

We use a variety of industry-standard security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information, including measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure.  Your personal information is contained behind secure networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Unfortunately, no electronic data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we believe that we use reasonable measures to protect personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted or otherwise provided to us or received from us.  This is especially true for information that is transmitted via e-mail that is unprotected until it reaches our servers.

7.  How to Manage Your Information

We provide certain tools to manage the use of your information on the Sites and how and when you may receive communications from us.  [You can review and update your personal information through the Sites at any time through the “My Account” section of the Sites.]

You can opt out of receiving communications from us at any time by either following the opt-out instructions [included at the bottom of every e-mail message], or by clicking here.  However, please note that notwithstanding your email preferences, we may need to contact you as required by law or regarding legal matters.

8.  A Special Notice about Children

The Sites are not directed to use by persons under the age of 18.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.  Parents who believe their minor children have improperly accessed the Sites and provided any personally identifiable information, and persons who otherwise have any reason to believe that a child under 18 has accessed the Sites and provided any personally identifiable information, should please contact us.

9.  Other Sites

The Sites may contain links to other websites with which we have no affiliation.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other websites.  Users are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy of any website linked to from the Sites.

10.  Transfer of Business Assets

As we continue to develop, we might acquire or buy other businesses or assets, or we may ourselves be acquired by another entity.  In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets.  In the event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired, such as through a merger, restructuring, dissolution or other form of sale or some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable user and customer information will be one of the transferred assets.  Accordingly, information, including personally identifiable information you provide through the Sites, may be disclosed to the buyer (or other transferee) in those circumstances.

11.  Questions and Feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy.  Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue by contacting us.