Information Collected from Users
Sterling Systems collects the email address of Users that email a question or comment to Sterling Systems or submit a customer review.
Sterling Systems collects the billing and shipping addresses, including relevant e-mail, phone and credit card numbers and expiration dates of Users who purchase a product from Sterling Systems through the Site. This includes Users who register to become Sterling Systems members or enter any Sterling Systems contests or other promotional features available on the Site.
Through the use of “cookies” (For more information regarding Cookies, see below), Sterling Systems may collect and store anonymous information relating to Users’ browsing patterns, including, for instance, the User’s browser version, site referral information, IP address, operating system, and other technical Site use information.
The Site uses a feature of Internet Web browsers called a Cookie, which is a file that a User’s Web browser places on a User’s computer’s hard drive, to assign an identification code to the computer and to collect anonymous browsing information. On this Site, cookies are used in conjunction with session variables to track a User’s shopping cart and expire as soon as an order is completed or if a shopping cart sits idle for a lengthy period without being checked-out.
You may set your Internet Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent. If you prevent a cookie from being sent, you may limit the functionality Sterling Systems can provide you when you visit the Site, especially when purchasing an item on the Site.
Use of Information
Sterling Systems uses the Information collected from its Users to:
- Respond to Users’ questions or comments;
- Administer a User’s contest entry or entry in other promotional feature;
- Fulfill a User’s purchase request and notify Users of their order status; and
- Provide Users with important functionality changes to the Site, new Sterling Systems services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Unless we have your consent or except as required or permitted by law, Sterling Systems will not sell, share, trade or give away any Information that it collects or receives regarding its Users.
Sterling Systems may disclose information about our Users to others if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Sterling Systems or others. Sterling Systems may disclose Information to third party in the event that a third party acquires Sterling Systems or its assets. (See, Sale or Acquisition section below.)
Linked Internet Web Sites
The Site may provide hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or may take you to a third party website not controlled by Sterling Systems. These hyperlinked third party websites may collect and disclose Information different than this Site. Sterling Systems is not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these web sites, and Sterling Systems expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure.
The Sterling Systems Site is not directed towards children under 18 years of age and Sterling Systems does not knowingly collect any information from children under 18 years of age through the Site.
Sale or Acquisition
In the event that another company acquires Sterling Systems or all or part of its assets, we reserve the right to include Information among the assets transferred to the acquiring company.
Applicable Law/International Issues
Information that is submitted to this Site will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with applicable U.S. law. If you are a non-U.S. User, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your Information, as discussed above, outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such Information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction.