CERTUS Privacy Policy

 

We at CERTUS (“Certus,” “we,” “our,” “us”) respect your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from https://certusfoodsafety.com/ (the “Site”). By continuing to use our website, you provide your consent to our terms and conditions and policies.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device and device characteristics, including information about your web browser and browser characteristics, IP address, operating system, language preferences, time zone, referring URLs, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are text files that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. Essentially, this is a log of content tracking what a visitor clicks on while browsing the website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored.

– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. These files link web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

Additionally, we may collect information from you when you submit a question or comment to us or if you would like to set up a consultation with us. This information may include your name, company name, website, physical address, email address and phone number. We refer to this information as “Inquiry Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking about Device Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Inquiry Information that we collect generally to respond to any inquiries or to schedule a consultation requested through the Site.

We use the Device Information that we collect to operate, evaluate, improve and optimize our Site, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site; assessing the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns; managing our communications; analyzing and enhancing our products, services and Site.

We may also combine Device Information with information we receive from you offline to send you offers or promotions or offer you products and/or services we feel you may want to purchase.

We also use your data to inform our marketing efforts. Examples of this may include location, or any other piece of information you have provided to us.

We will also utilize Device Information and/or Inquiry Information to the extent necessary to comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not sell or otherwise share your Personal Information about you, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We share your Personal Information with third parties who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. These third parties are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. We may also share Personal Information we obtain with our affiliates and joint-marketing partners. to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.  For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena), (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

You may see certain ads on other websites based on your visits to our Site because we participate in advertising networks administered by third-party vendors. Ad networks allow us to target our messaging to users through demographic, interest-based and contextual means. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs and web beacons. The networks use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests. The information our ad network vendors collect includes information about your visits to websites that participate in the vendors’ advertising networks, such as the pages or advertisements you view and the actions you take on the websites. This data collection takes place both on this Site and on third-party websites that participate in the ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

The tracking technologies that lead to targeted advertising are controlled by third-party vendors. If you do not wish to participate in these targeted advertising efforts, you can opt out of the services offered by the specific vendors at the following websites:

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads

GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62931/manage-advertising-preferences?lang=en

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:  http://optout.aboutads.info/.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on our Site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on our Site, we will delete the information from our records.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our Site may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with Certus. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with Certus, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you  in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. We will post a notice on our Site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@certus.com or by mail using the details provided below:

 

14809 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, IL, 60640