Guardian regards the safeguarding of Internet privacy as a serious matter. Although we may collect information about the visitors to our web sites, the amount and type of information gathered depends upon how you use our web sites. Any personally identifiable information provided by you will be treated with the utmost respect for your privacy.
Normal Web Usage
When you visit a Guardian web site, we may collect and store information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the name of your Internet service provider, the web site that referred you to our web site, the pages you requested, the length of time of your request, and the date and time of your requests. We use this collected information to generate statistics and measure web site activity to improve the usefulness of your visits. During normal web site visits, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone numbers, or social security number.
Web Site Interaction
There are times when Guardian may require personal information about you in order to satisfy your Internet request to receive product literature, place an order, track an order, submit a resume, or otherwise correspond with one of our business units. You may be prompted for this information (name, mailing address, email address, etc.) at the time of your request. This information will be collected and stored in an appropriate manner and will be used to fulfill your request. If you tell us that the information should not be used as a basis for further communications, we will respect your desire for privacy. The information you provide to Guardian is used by us to improve the services we provide to you and to other potential visitors to our web sites. The information will not be shared outside of Guardian and Guardian’s subsidiaries and affiliates.
When you submit personally identifiable information to Guardian, you understand that you are agreeing to allow Guardian, its subsidiaries and its affiliates, to access, store, and use the data in any of the countries where Guardian does business. Guardian may use the personal information you submit for any purpose related to Guardian's conduct of business, including, but not limited to, generating statistical studies, conducting marketing research, improving products and services, sending you surveys, notifying you of new products, and any other changes within Guardian that may affect you.
Guardian understands your concern for security and will use reasonable efforts to establish secure connections with you and to limit access to Guardian databases containing personal information only to authorized personnel.
Although Guardian will protect the privacy of personal information submitted through its web sites, Guardian will comply with requests for information or subpoenas from government officials or law enforcement officers that may require the disclosure of personal information or communications with Guardian.