What information does Mantovani collect and how is personal information used once it is collected?
Most data Mantovani collects is used only to help Mantovani better serve its visitors. It is Mantovani’s general policy to collect and store only personal information that its visitors knowingly provide. Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.
Anonymous information refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. Mantovani does not collect any personal information from users browsing its public website. Only aggregate data-such as the number of hits per page, browsers and platform types-is collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.
Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells Mantovani specifically who the visitor is. This information is collected when purchasing product or signing up for e-mail correspondence. Mantovani does not disclose or sell personal information provided by its visitors.
What are “cookies” and how does Mantovani use them?
Mantovani does not disclose credit card account information provided by its visitors. When visitors choose to use their credit cards, Mantovani submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
What privacy issues arise with links to other sites and who collects information and has access to it?
Data collected through Mantovani’s website is generally collected and maintained solely by Mantovani.
This website contains links to other websites. Mantovani has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies or content of such sites.
Mantovani may occasionally need to send visitors messages pertaining to their use of the services, events and/or the sites. Visitors will not be able to “opt out” of receiving such messages. These messages are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail.
What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information?
Mantovani has security measures in place to protect the information under its control. While the organization makes every effort to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, it cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining information. Mantovani will never sell visitors’ information to a third party. Any information that is disclosed in public areas of Mantovani’s website or on the Internet may become public information. Visitors should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.