Lift and Transfer Specialists Inc, (LTS) the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.
LTS is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. LTS does not intentionally collect information from minors, and LTS does not target its web site to children.
Links to Non-Operators Web Sites
Types of Information We Collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. LTS may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the LTS web site.
LTS may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the web site, LTS may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. LTS may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of LTS’s services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
LTS’s web site also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. LTS does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. LTS uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of LTS’s web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.
Members-Only Web Sites
Information you provide on LTS’s membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of LTS’s individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among LTS’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. LTS’s members may be automatically added to LTS’s mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to LTS’s members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How We Use Your Information
LTS may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about LTS’s web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
LTS may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the LTS’s members and their collaboration on LTS’s standards and projects. When accessing LTS’s members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by LTS in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to LTS may provide support for the financial activities of LTS. LTS may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.
LTS does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, LTS reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which LTS may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by LTS, please do not visit LTS’s web site or apply or accept marketing material delivered electronically, e.g. by email.
From time to time the LTS may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.