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American Superconductor is the sole owner of the information collected on amsc.com, and collects information from our users at several different points on this web site. American Superconductor is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Statement was created to describe and explain our information collection practices to you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any practices summarized in this Privacy Statement, please send them to us in an e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information do we collect?
We may ask you to provide varying amounts of personal information in order to participate in certain activities or obtain certain products and services offered on this web site. Some information is mandatory, some discretionary. We generally seek full name, e-mail address, and phone number. Depending on the activity, product or service you want, we also may request personal information such as credit card and mailing address. We try to limit our requests to personal information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes.
How we use your information
We collect and use personal information primarily for purposes such as facilitating online registration for events or processing a resume or purchases online. Personal information provided in resumes is used to consider the candidate's eligibility. Your e-mail address, phone number or address may also be used:
* in our internal surveys to obtain feedback on our products, our web site, or on other aspects of our business that impact you as an American Superconductor customer;
* to notify you of new products or services that we think may be of interest;
* to send promotional materials;
* to provide free e-mail newsletters.
We may also use personal information to contact you in connection with your inappropriate use of amsc.com.
We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise dispose of the personal information collected on amsc.com to third parties. We may, however, disclose your personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with law.
We collect and use non-personal information such as demographic data to analyze and develop our marketing strategy, to determine how you found out about us, what your interests are regarding our products and services, and how to further improve our site and our service towards you. We may share this non-personal information with partners and other third parties.
You can choose to opt out from receiving updates on new products, newsletters, other promotional materials and other unsolicited email from American Superconductor. To do so, simply send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Our Privacy Statement applies solely to information collection practices on amsc.com. This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that American Superconductor has no control or influence over the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave amsc.com and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit.
We use industry-standard encryption methods to transmit your personal registration information from your computer to ours across the Internet, and we restrict access to any transactional portions of our site to computers running web browsers that support [Secure Socket Layer ("SSL")] protocol. To use this protection technology, you need to have [an SSL-capable browser], such as [Netscape Navigator 4.5 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or higher]. These browsers will automatically activate the technology when you log on to our site. Please remember that you play a valuable part in security as well. After you have finished using our site, you should log off and exit your browser so no unauthorized persons can use our site with your name and account information. Remember that any information you voluntarily disclose on-line in any news or message postings, discussion groups or chat rooms may be collected and used by others without your permission. Furthermore, if you provide any information to parties who operate Web sites that are linked to or from our site, different rules may apply to their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review these sites' policies before revealing any sensitive or personal information. Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
In the event American Superconductor goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, our personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. If as a result of the business transition, your personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated in our policy at the time of collection (or as subsequently changed, as provided below) you will be given choice consistent with our Changes to This Privacy Statement" section.
U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Privacy Statement
American Superconductor Corporation complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. American Superconductor has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view American Superconductor’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We will post any changes to our Privacy Statement on our homepage so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by e-mail. This e-mail will include response options for choosing whether or not we can use your information in this different manner.
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