gather and how we use it. In our ongoing effort to improve the services and features we provide to our clients,
AGGREGATE SITE USAGE INFORMATION
We collect and store information about the pages viewed by all of our web site visitors. We then use this data in
aggregate form to identify overall visitor behavior patterns. Our goal in using this information is to improve our site by making it more responsive to
the needs and preferences of our users.
Our Web servers automatically collect information about each visitor who requests Forecast
International Web pages, including the internet protocol (IP) address of the user's computer. This IP
address allows us to identify your computer on the Internet so that the Web content you
request from us can be sent to you. We typically do this in order to demonstrate the amount of
interest in our sites and/or to plan for technical infrastructure improvements.
At no time do we provide this aggregate site behavior information to any individuals, companies, organizations, or entities.
ONLINE ORDER INFORMATION
If you choose to purchase products from any of Forecast International's Web sites, we require the following information in order
to fulfill your order:
- Contact phone number(s)
- E-mail address
- Credit card account information
We use this information to
process your order and to make sure that it is delivered to you. We request an
e-mail address during the order process so that we can send an e-mail confirmation message
acknowledging the receipt of your order. This message contains your name, address,
the list of products or services you purchased, an order reference number, a confirmation of your
shipping method, and the total number of items requested. Please note that this confirmation e-mail does NOT
contain your credit card number.
USE OF COOKIE TECHNOLOGY
In order to register on — or purchase products from — Forecast International Web sites, your browser must be set to accept "cookies". A cookie is
a small piece of data housed in a text file or folder on your computer's hard
help us remember things such as the following: 1) the items you've
placed in your shopping basket, and 2) the pages you visit as you shop.
The only personal information our cookies can contain is information that you supply yourself. Our cookies cannot read data from other parts
of your computer. If you would like more technical information about how cookies work, take a look at http://www.cookiecentral.com.
As stated above, you must enable cookies on your Web browser for forecastinternational.com to function
correctly. If you are concerned about information contained in your cookie, you may delete the
file(s) at the end of each browser session. View your browser's help file
OTHER FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY NOTES
- Links to or from Other Sites — Forecast International may provide links to Web sites outside of forecastinternational.com
as an added convenience to the user. There are also affiliates that link to forecastinternational.com. Any link included does not imply or convey endorsement of the other company or organization, its site,
any other Web site.
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL'S ONLINE SECURITY STATEMENT
We understand that many clients are concerned about Internet security. Forecast International employs industry-leading technologies to store sensitive information and
protect it while in transit over the Internet. The following security statement describes the technologies we use and provides additional details about how we handle
sensitive data like credit card information. We want you to be able to shop at Forecast International with complete confidence. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable
shopping with us online, we invite you to call us and order by phone: 1-800-451-4975 (US & Canada), 1-203-426-0800 (Outside the US & Canada), Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE DATA
We work hard to protect the information that you
send to us while it is en route to and from our sites. To provide secure transmission, Forecast
International employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology on those
pages that contain sensitive information such as credit card numbers. SSL,
which is supported by a vast majority of Internet browsers available today, is the most commonly
employed method of secure, encrypted communication used on the Internet.
We have also obtained Verisign™ digital
security certificates for all of our Web sites. Verisign™ is an independent
third party that authenticates the identity of others on the Internet. By
registering with Verisign™, we provide a method of independently
authenticating that the entity you are dealing with over the Internet is
actually Forecast International.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY INFORMATION AFTER FORECAST INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES IT?
SSL protects information en route to us. Verisign™ certificate technology helps ensure that Forecast
International is the actual recipient of this information. But we don't stop there — we also work very hard to make sure the information you send us is stored and managed
securely once we receive it. All data collected is stored on site and is protected by multiple levels of data and structural security. This
information is only accessible to Forecast International, Inc.