Any information Ethylene Strategies International (ESI) might collect about you at http://www.esic2.com, and the sub-domains thereof (the "Site" or "Website") is used to administer the Website and to provide information to Website visitors and ESI clients about the Site's various services and tools, and to provide industry operations, financial and other news and information related to the petrochemicals, oil and gas industries.
How Does ESI Collect and Use Information About You?
ESI will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. The information learned from this Website's users will help ESI provide an enhanced online experience for its investors. ESI may track certain information about users (as further described below), including, but not limited to, the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider (e.g., AT & T). By having this information, Web pages optimized for a particular visitor's preferences can be automatically made available to that visitor. Other uses of this information may include review of the number of visitors to this Site as well other internal and administrative purposes. Personally identifiable data (as further described below) about visitors to this Site may be collected by ESI for example, when users access certain documents, pages or features, submit a comment or question to us using a "contact us" or similar feature on our Website, or send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our Website. We may use your personally identifiable information to send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about ESI that we think might interest you. ESI sites (other than this Site), as well as any other 3rd party sites linked to from this Site, may each have different privacy policies and practices. ESI is not responsible for the information practices of non-ESI sites, or channels or areas of this Site, that are operated by 3rd parties. You should carefully review these other privacy policies in order to determine how each 3rd party may use any personal information you provide. Here are the types of information ESI may gather and how this information would be used:
Website Usage Information
ESI can receive and store certain types of website usage information whenever you interact with our Website. Here are the types of website usage information ESI can gather and how it would be used.
We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Web site and what you look at and download. They may store, for example, file names of documents downloaded as well as your username and/or password. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Website. Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies (technically known as Flash "local shared objects"). However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web site or certain areas or features of the Web site.
We may use "clear GIFs" (aka "Web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies, in the Website and/or in our communications with you, for example, to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a Web page or message.
IP Address and Clickstream Data
Our server may collect data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our Website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Website; the site you visit after this Website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Website or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We would use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. Content displayed to you on the Site may be customized to your interests and preferences, based on your personal information and web site usage information, including (but not limited to) non-personally identifying information, which we may obtain from you or from other sources. Any or all of these activities with regard to web site usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.
Does GCMW Ever Share Information with Other Parties?
Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties
ESI will take steps to protect the security and integrity of all sensitive information provided to this Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password and any Website login or user ID information, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Site by you or any person or entity using your password, login or user ID, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you. In the event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. ESI online services and applications are for the sole use of ESI clients. If you choose to provide access to certain of your account data to third parties ESI cannot be held responsible for any release of account or personal data that occurs as a result of such transmissions or access that you provide to others.