Privacy Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish controls to ensure the privacy of Metal Professionals, its customers, and suppliers.

Policy Statement

This company operates under the name Metal Professionals.  It also operates the website http://www.metalprofessionals.net. We collect and manage data by the following scope.

Scope

Who is covered by this policy?

In this policy, Metal Professionals, its employees, applicants, customers, and suppliers are all included in this policy.

Data Collected

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, subscribe, participate in any interactive features of our services, fill out a form, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, credit card information and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.

We collect anonymous data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

We also use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in your device memory that helps us to improve our services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our services or emails and to track count visits or understand usage and campaign effectiveness

Use of Data

We only use your personal information to provide you the Metal Professionals services or to communicate with you about the Website or the services.

We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information.

We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless:

  • Doing so is appropriate to carry out your own request
  • We believe it is needed to enforce our legal agreements or that is legally required
  • We believe it is needed to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or technical issues

Sharing Data

We do not share your personal information with third parties.

We may allow third parties to provide analytics services. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.

Cookies

We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your use of these third-party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third-party services’ privacy policies.Cookies

We may use cookies on our site to remember your preferences.

Opt-Out, Communication Preferences

You may modify your communication preferences and/or opt-out from specific communications at any time. Please specify and adjust your preferences.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. But, you should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from the Sites may not be secure.

About Children

The Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Website from visitors in this age group.

Record-keeping

We must keep financial records and have appropriate internal controls in place which will evidence of the business that is being preformed for customers, requested by suppliers and expectations of employees or applicants.

All accounts, invoices, memoranda and other documents and records relating to dealings with third parties, such as customers, suppliers, and business contacts, should be prepared and maintained with strict accuracy and completeness. No accounts must be kept “off-book” to facilitate or conceal improper payments.

How to raise a concern

You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of malpractice at the earliest possible stage. If you are unsure whether an act constitutes breach of privacy, or if you have any other queries or concerns, these should be raised with your management or administrator.

What to do if you are a victim of breech of privacy

It is important that you tell management or administration as soon as possible if your privacy has been breached.  It should be noted if known who completed this act to ensure swift and just disciplinary actions. A throughout investigation will be preformed for all reports of breech of privacy.

Training and communication

Training on this policy forms part of the induction process for all new employees. All existing employees will receive regular, relevant training on how to implement and adhere to this policy. In addition, all employees will be asked to formally accept conformance to this policy on an annual basis.

Our zero-tolerance approach to private items of Metal Professionals, its employees, applicants, customers and suppliers being shared without their consent.

Who is responsible for the policy?

The manager / owner and administration have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

Administration has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, and for monitoring its use and effectiveness and dealing with any queries on its interpretation. Management is responsible for ensuring those reporting to them are made aware of and understand this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it.

Monitoring and review

Administration will monitor the effectiveness and review the implementation of this policy, regularly considering its suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness. Any improvements identified will be made as soon as possible. Internal control systems and procedures will be subject to regular audits to provide assurance that they are effective in countering bribery and corruption.

All employees are responsible for the success of this policy and should ensure they use it to disclose any suspected danger or wrongdoing.

Employees are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions, and queries should be addressed to Administration.

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and it may be amended at any time.