Cookie and Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

Effective as July 18, 2018, 3rd Element Consulting (3EC) has updated our Cookie Policy.

  1. Intro

This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains that we believe in being open and clear about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies on our Website.

  1. Does 3rd3EC use Cookies?

Yes. 3EC uses cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses the website has the best possible experience.

  1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can be read by a server in the domain that issued the cookie. Some cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences.  However, some cookies will always be used. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Website or in emails to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened. We receive reports based on the use of these technologies.

  1. Why does 3EC use Cookies?

When you visit our Website, we may place a number of cookies in your browser. These are known as First Party Cookies and are required to enable to hold session information as you navigate from page to page within the website. For example, we use cookies on our Website to understand visitor and user preferences, improve their experience, and track and analyze usage, navigational and other statistical information. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you elect not to activate the cookie or to later disable cookies, you may still visit our Website, but your ability to use some features or areas of the Website may be limited.

  1. How to disable Cookies

You can generally activate or later deactivate the use of cookies through a functionality built into your web browser.

If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilize and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.

We may use any of the following categories of cookies on the Websites as detailed below.

Each cookie falls within one of the four following categories:

CategoryDescription
1. Essential CookiesEssential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them we cannot provide many services that you need on the Website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Website.
2. Analytics CookiesThese cookies track information about visits to the Website so that we can make improvements and report our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the Website, which site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Website. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.
3. Functionality or Preference CookiesDuring your visit to the Website, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Website. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Website you will not have to set them again.

List of Cookies used on the Websites:

Website Name(s)Cookie NamePurpose of CookieCookie DurationCategory
WebsiteGoogle AnalyticsThis web analytics cookie collects information about how visitors use the Websites, which website the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Websites2 yearsAnalytics
WebsiteMail ChimpThis web cookie collects information about the visitors use of the Website, namely how the newsletter signup was achieved and through what page.
FacebookThese cookies help Facebook improve and understand how people use their services.  It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.
LinkedInThese cookies help LinkedIn improve and understand how people use their services.  It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.
InstagramThese cookies help Instagram improve and understand how people use their services.  It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • Allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • Send out a monthly newsletter
  • Email information requested

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via in site notification

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Us

3rd Element Consulting

74 West Main St

Mechanicsburg, PA 1755

717-763-6800