Essential Services Direct (“Essential Services Direct“) operates Essential Services Direct website and may operate other websites. It is Essential Services Direct policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Essential Services Direct collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Essential Services Direct purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Essential Services Direct visitors use its website. From time to time, Essential Services Direct may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Essential Services Direct also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Essential Services Direct blogs/sites. Essential Services Direct only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Personally Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Essential Services Direct websites choose to interact with Essential Services Direct in ways that require Essential Services Direct to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Essential Services Direct gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Essential Services Direct to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Essential Services Direct are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Essential Services Direct collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Essential Services Direct. Essential Services Direct does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Essential Services Direct may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Essential Services Direct may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Essential Services Direct does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Essential Services Direct discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Essential Services Direct behalf or to provide services available at Essential Services Direct websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Essential Services Direct websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Essential Services Direct will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Essential Services Direct discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Essential Services Direct believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Essential Services Direct, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Essential Services Direct website and have supplied your email address, Essential Services Direct may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Essential Services Direct and our products.
If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Essential Services Direct takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Opting out of Cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of non-essential cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
One thing to note: if you opt to not allow the saving of cookies using your browser, you are likely to see the Cookie Information pop-up every time you visit most websites, as it is likely your preference will not be saved. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If Essential Services Direct, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Essential Services Direct goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Essential Services Direct may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.