1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
(A) Personal Information: As used herein, “Personal Information” refers to personally identifiable information – information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. By way of example, Personal Information may include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. SHS collects Personal Information via the Web site when you post a comment, and also so that it may initially contact you via e-mail, telephone or mail, or send you email alerts, white papers or other subscriptions to information or services that you may request via the Web site; and, only the Personal Information that is reasonably necessary to achieve this end will be collected via the Web site. In all other respects, the Web site may be used (and the content of the Web site accessed) WITHOUT providing any Personal Information. As the Web site is intended for use only by persons who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (generally, 18 or over), SHS will NOT knowingly request Personal Information from persons who are not of the age of majority. IF YOU ARE NOT OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA THE WEB SITE.
(B) Non-Personal Information:
(B) Web Beacons. Web beacons (also known as clear GIFs or action tags) are a web technology, used in conjunction with cookies, which enable SHS to track Web site usage information, such as the number of times a given web page has been viewed. Web beacons are invisible to you and (unlike cookies) are not placed on your computer. Web beacons, which can be “read” by cookies, may be embedded in certain areas of the Web site. SHS does NOT use web beacons to collect or otherwise record any type of Personal Information provided by or about any visitor to the Web site.
2. How Personal Information & Non-Personal Information Is Used/Shared.
(A) Personal Information. SHS will use Personal Information collected from you so that it may initially contact you via e-mail, telephone or mail, or send you white papers or other information that you may request via the Web site. SHS will not make any other use of your personal information or share your information with any third party, except (a) as is necessary (as determined by SHS in its sole discretion) for SHS to fully comply with applicable law (such as, investigations by law enforcement authorities) and (b) SHS’s sharing of your personal information with those persons retained by SHS to administer the website on SHS’s behalf.
(B) Non-Personal Information. SHS may use non-Personal Information (in aggregate form) for internal purposes and/or for creating reports for SHS’s own use. SHS will NOT obtain your permission before using your non-Personal Information. Non-Personal Information will NOT be shared with any third party, subject to the same exceptions as applicable to Personal Information (above).
4. Safety & Security. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, always remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your Personal Information. SHS takes steps in an effort to ensure that all information provided by you, whether Personal Information or Non-Personal Information, is treated securely. Regardless of the precautions taken, no data transmission over the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be totally secure. SHS cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to SHS via the Web site. Your use of the Web site and provision of Personal Information to SHS via the Web site is solely at your own risk.
5. Access To Personal Information. If you do not want information collected from the Web site, please do not submit any information while visiting the Web site. If you have already submitted personal information to us and would like us to remove it from our records, send us a letter at the following address: Sullivan Higdon & Sink, 255 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202, ATTN: SHS PRIVACY PRACTICES. Once we have received your request, we will remove your information from our files within thirty days.
Effective January 1, 2013