Forte is committed to ensuring your privacy and protecting the security of your personal information. This Policy covers the public Forte website – (the "Website") – and all online forms on this Website used to collect personal information; it does not cover controlled access websites, such as our online help site for customers, nor third party sites that are linked to or from the Website. This Policy does not apply to other entities that we do not own or control or persons that are not our employees, agents or within our control. By using this Website, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with any terms or practices described in this Policy, please exit from this Website.
Collecting Personal Information
You can access our Website without providing us with any personal information. However, Forte does collect personal information in various locations on our Website when you request specific high-value content. It is completely optional for you to participate in these programs. If you elect to participate in these programs, we require that you provide a modest amount of information about yourself.
Information We Collect
When you request high-value materials from our Website such as a white paper or executive brief, subscribe to our e-mail communications, register for a Forte event or web seminar, access our product demonstrations, or request specific information from us, we ask you to fill out a form soliciting information about you or your company. We ask for contact information, such as your name, title, telephone number, address, and e-mail address; information about your company and information about any projects underway or planned.
In addition to the information you volunteer when you register on our Website, we may also collect anonymous clickstream data. We may use this data in aggregate to better understand the needs and interests of visitors to our Website. This information is collected on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
Our primary goal in collecting the information described above is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our Website. By knowing a little about each user, we are able to deliver better service and more relevant content to our customers, prospective customers, and visitors.
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the option to reject all cookies, which may, however, in limited instances prevent you from accessing certain features on our Website.
Use of Personal Information
We will not disclose any personal information collected from customers, prospective customers, or visitors, except as described below. Otherwise, the provisions of this Policy are limited only by legal process, negotiated contract and the technical operation of the Website.
Use by Forte
We use the information you provide so that we may in turn provide you with information or offers that we believe will be beneficial to you. We may periodically send you news or information about Forte and the solutions we offer, as well as information about the industry and emerging strategies that we hope will help you improve the overall effectiveness of your multimedia solutions. This could include white papers, newsletters, invitations to events such as web seminars and user conferences, and product announcements.
Sharing with Business Partners
We do not sell or trade any personal information about our customers, prospects, or visitors to any third parties. We may share, however, aggregated demographic information with our business partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We may also periodically engage in co-marketing activates, where we work with a complementary solution provider to launch a joint marketing program. In these situations, we will only send information to you on behalf of the other; we do not provide your personal information to such partner. We may also enter into business partnerships with other parties to provide specific services. If a user signs up for these services or responds to a particular marketing offer, we may share personal information such as your name or other contact information that is necessary for our business partner to provide these services or get in contact with you.
Storage of Personal Information and Security
We take reasonable precaution to protect the personal information we collect from customers, prospective customers and visitors. When users submit personal information via the Website, the information is housed in a secure in-house database. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we maintain. Forte uses industry-standard technology, such as firewalls, in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. Moreover, only employees who need the information to perform their duties are granted access to personally identifiable information.
However, while we strive to protect your personal information, you should know that information sent over the Internet, whether by e-mail or by using one of our on-line forms, is not necessarily secure against interception. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for such interception and cannot guarantee the security of such information.
Feedback and Information
At any time, you can change your communication preferences for the type of information you would like to receive from Forte. You may also opt-out from receiving any such information. To contact us to change your communication preferences, please contact us.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on us.
Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our Policy, we will post those changes on our Policy page so you are aware of what personal information we collect from customers, prospective customers, and visitors to our Website, and when and how such information is collected, used and safeguarded. If at any time we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain e-mail consent from you. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your personal information in this different manner.
While this Policy states our standards for maintenance of personal information and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of personal information. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of any personal information collected from customers, prospective customers, or visitors.
Links to Third Party Websites
Please be advised that this Website may contain certain hyperlinks to other websites. Although these websites may have privacy policies, all of these websites and their privacy policies are independent of our Website and this Policy. We are not responsible for compliance with other websites' privacy policies or data collection practices. You should review these privacy policies carefully before providing personal information to these websites.
Protection of Children's Privacy
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in an online environment. This Website is not designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13). It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about any person under the age of thirteen (13).
If you have questions or suggestions about our Website or this Policy, please contact us.