Metric Loop is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Metric Loop collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use this website, a user must be granted a username and password to allow them to access various content customized for their use. This profile includes the name of the company on behalf of whom they are accessing the Metric Loop site, name, and contact information, including phone number and email address. Certain customers will opt for the collection of additional information including default shipping addresses, organization codes, or cost centers to facilitate ordering and reporting.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide shipping information to indicate where their products are to be shipped, organizational or financial information as required to meet customer reporting requirements, and payment information to indicate how the user will be billed for their purchases. This information is used for billing purposes, reporting, and to fill customer's orders.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information related to the user's visit to our site. Two types of cookies are used by the metricloop.com family of web sites:
Transient cookies: These cookies are used to maintain a session for a customer during a visit to our site. Once the user logs off, or after a brief period without using the site, the cookie simply terminates. It is not persistently trackable, or connected to personally identifying information other than the user's chosen username.
User preference cookies: These cookies are used to tune a number of web site functions to a user's tastes; for example, to indicate whether a user last selected our basic or advanced product search mode. These do not contain personally identifiable information, and are simply used by an individual web page to remember how the user adjusted settings on that page.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.
We use outside companies to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Metric Loop is 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.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
All access to our site is, by default, encrypted and protected with SSL. On our site the lock icon near the address bar of Web browsers such as Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.
All user passwords are stored using a one-way hash function. It is impossible for us to see what these passwords are; we can only verify that the hash of what user has entered matches the same stored value. This information is encrypted as protection against theft, but is revealed selectively to Metric Loop employees when such verification is necessary.
This Privacy Statement discloses the treatment of any personal data revealed by our users on the metricloop.com web sites. The treatment of any non-personal data is discussed in the site's Terms and Conditions.