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:
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
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 for more info.
OTHER FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY NOTES
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 site-wide including 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 Digicert™ digital security certificates for all of our Web sites. Digicert™ is an independent third party that authenticates the identity of others on the Internet. By registering with Digicert™, 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. Digicert™ 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.