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You Know Styrene: Privacy Policy

THE STYRENE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, INC. (“SIRC”) PROVIDES THIS PRIVACY POLICY TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE INFORMATION SIRC COLLECTS AT THIS WEBSITE, WHY WE COLLECT SUCH INFORMATION, AND HOW WE WILL HANDLE SUCH INFORMATION. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR ASSENT TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO OUR WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Please note that when you visit our site any information you provide will be transferred to the United States, where our site is located. By using this site you consent to the collection, processing, transfer and storage of such data in and to the United States.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

As a general matter, each time a visitor comes to this website, the hosting company’s server collects basic technical information, including the visitor’s domain name, referral data, and browser and platform type. SIRC also tracks and aggregates visitor activity in an analysis of general traffic flow. This information may be aggregated into group data, which then may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties but, unless otherwise provided for in this policy, SIRC will not disclose individual identity or personal identifiable information without permission.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED

Visitors can access this site without providing any personal information. SIRC may collect personal information voluntarily provided by you, such as your user name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, or other information, in connection with your use of the site.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal information shared with SIRC will be used for the purpose for which it was provided or for SIRC’s internal purposes, including registering visitors for e-mail updates, newsletters and other features, and response to e-mails, comments, requests or complaints.

INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES

Information collected at this site may be shared with carefully selected fulfillment or service providers and other agents to fulfill your requests, provide you with personalized information and updates, and maintain and improve our site and our offerings.

SIRC will not otherwise disclose your personal information without your consent except (i) to safeguard its websites, intellectual property, users, or the rights of third parties, (ii) to investigate violations of our Terms and Conditions, (iii) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request, or (iv) in connection with a merger, acquisition or transfer of assets of SIRC.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law (SB 27), codified at Section 1798.83 of the Civil Code, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you for our marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an email to Matt Howe including the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide your name, address and e-mail address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.

SECURITY

SIRC uses reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information received is secure from unauthorized access and use. Users are warned, however, that the Internet is not a secure medium, and any information that you provide may be subject to interception, and that you provide such information at your own risk. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still use much of this website; however, you will not be able to access areas that require a log-in.

COOKIES

Some of the pages on this site utilize “cookies” so that we can better serve you when you return to the site. Cookies are identifiers that a website places on your computer’s hard drive in order to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

SIRC reserves the right, in its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will take effect upon posting, provided that the use of any information previously collected by SIRC will continue to be governed by the policy in effect when the information was collected. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make, as your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept these changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact the Styrene Information and Research Center by email at sirc@styrene.org, by phone at 202-787-5996, or by mail at 1750 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20006.

Effective Date: 1 September 2011