- 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.
- How to disable Cookies
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:
|1. Essential Cookies||Essential 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 Cookies||These 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 Cookies||During 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 Name||Purpose of Cookie||Cookie Duration||Category|
|Website||Google Analytics||This 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 Websites||2 years||Analytics|
|Website||Mail Chimp||This web cookie collects information about the visitors use of the Website, namely how the newsletter signup was achieved and through what page.|
|These cookies help Facebook improve and understand how people use their services. It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.|
|These cookies help LinkedIn improve and understand how people use their services. It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.|
|These cookies help Instagram improve and understand how people use their services. It also helps 3EC understand how traffic is driven to articles and information.|
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.
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.
3rd Element Consulting
74 West Main St
Mechanicsburg, PA 1755