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Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how nTier Development ("nTier"), an assumed name of M2K, Inc., protects any information that you give nTier when you use this website.  nTier is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

By visiting the nTier website or otherwise providing your personal information to nTier via any other means, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Statement.

 

For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the term “visitor” includes visitors to our website who are not yet customers, those who become customers, as well as those who do not become customers; whether you upload information to our websites, download it, or are merely visiting our websites. You can choose not to provide certain information when using our websites but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of its features.

 

1.   WHAT WE COLLECT AND WHERE

The information we collect may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, IP addresses, live chat messages, telephone conversations, resumes, or other things that identify you individually.  In general, we may collect information about you in the following ways:

 

  • you may provide personal information to us via chat, email, or other written correspondence, telephone calls, web based forms or other means;
  • web cookies and web beacons
  • third party providers

 

Web Visits

You may arrive at our Website in any of the following ways:

 

 

When you visit our Website, our server logs your IP address (unique network addresses) and we will likely place a cookie on your hard drive during the web visit.  We may also use a web beacon, also known as a web bug, to log information that is used to track your movement on our web site.

 

Although we do not collect personal information about you as part of a web visit, your web visit information may be tied to other information we collect from you via web forms, chat, and other methods we describe in this Privacy Statement.

 

Links to other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Sensitive Information

We will not intentionally collect or maintain, and do not want you to provide, any information regarding your medical or health condition, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or other sensitive information.

 

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

Our services are not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13, and we will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

 

2.   WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

 

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about our services, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests

 

Personal Information
We may use your information to process your requests, deliver services, communicate with you about services, provide access to secure areas of the Website, recommend services that might be of interest to you, and to personalize your visit to our Website.  We also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our Website and to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

 

Contact Information
We use visitor information to send information about our company to visitors and to get in touch with them when necessary.  Visitors are given the choice at the point when we request their information.

 

Web Visit Information
 

Cookies: A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Web beacons: We use traffic log cookies and web beacons to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

 

Overall, cookies and web beacons help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 

Telephone calls, chat, email, web forms and other communications:  Information you submit in writing, such as chat, email, and web form information is archived and may be tied to information that we collect about your web visits.  Your telephone call may be recorded for training purposes and we may enter information you provide via telephone into our systems to use for the purposes described in this paragraph.

 

3.   SECUIRTY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

4.   CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

 

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at privacy@ntierdevelopment.com

 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

 

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

5.   INQUIRIES OR COMPLAINTS

If you have a question or complaint about this Privacy Statement or our information collection practices, please contact us at privacy@ntierdevelopment.com or write us at Compliance Officer, nTier 7025 W Tidwell, Suite H-101, Houston, TX 77092.   We will investigate the matter and are committed to resolve any privacy concerns that you may have.


6.   CHANGES

Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Statement may also change from time to time. You should check our website frequently to see recent changes, however, we will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information collected in the past without your prior consent.
 

November 2, 2010 revision