||What personally identifiable information AgileTek collects.
||What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
||What organization collects the information.
||How AgileTek uses the information.
||With whom AgileTek may share user information.
||What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
||What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under AgileTek control.
||How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact Don Opperthauser, General Manager by email at:
or phone: +1.847.770.1637.
Information Collection and Use
AgileTek LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on www.agiletek.com. AgileTek collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to use certain portions of this Web site, such as the download center, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he or she has expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information about their company (such as their title, company size, and location), and unique identifiers (such as, username and password), but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site
Tracking and Logging
AgileTek collects information on when users visit the site, what pages they view and what papers they download. This information is used to make the site more relevant to our users and to help us market our services to them.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and clear gifs to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We do not share your profile with other third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. For more information on cookies, please visit: www.cookiecentral.com.
By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. For example, the users will not be able to download material from our Resource Center without re-entering their email address, even if already registered. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. See the "Profile" section.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails the recipients have opened. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt-out of these emails, please see the Opt-out section. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and may be used to track the online movements of Web users, except that they are not used in this way on our site. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs are tied to users' personally identifiable information.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users' wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We DO NOT share aggregated demographic information with our partners.
These are the instances in which we will share users' personal information:
We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties
In the event that AgileTek goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email and prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, our registration form has an "opt-out" mechanism so users who visit our site, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists. AgileTek will never use a person's information for purposes not directly related to our site.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at:
. We also offer an opt-out mechanism on the MEMBER INFORMATION PAGES or the user may contact us at:
1400 East Touhy Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018
to opt out.
Information posted by users in on-line Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, User Groups or other public forums may be displayed publicly.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, AgileTek, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration form asks users to enter information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our registration form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing'. To learn more about SSL, follow this link: http://www.instantssl.com .
While we use SSL encryption to protect information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are housed off-site in a commercial data center.
If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to
Supplementation of Information
We DO NOT supplement user information through any other source.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our web administrator at
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
1400 East Touhy Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018