Messer LLC, Division of Linde North America, Inc., shares your concern about the protection of your personal information and is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This is our policy regarding the privacy of information we collect on the NSC ONLINEsite. Please read it carefully to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings.
The Information We Gather
We gather two types of information about users:
1. Tracking Information
Tracking information is information that is collected about every visitor to the site, both subscribers and nonsubscribers, and is automatically gathered using "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that is written to the user's hard drive by a Web server and used to track the pages the user has visited. Cookies do not include personal information about you, but they are unique to each user so that the NSC ONLINE
2. Personal Information
Personal information is information that relates to an identifiable individual. When a user registers on the NSC ONLINE
We provide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) forums and feedback links for discussion of various topics. We do not control the acts of the users of the NSC ONLINEsite. You should be aware that if you disclose personal information through the feedback link, or other forum, others may collect that information and use it to send you unsolicited e-mail from outside the NSC ONLINE site or for other purposes. We are not liable for the misuse by other people of any such information. In the event, however, that you encounter any NSC ONLINE user who is improperly collecting and using information about you or other users, please contact us at NSCOnline@linde.com.
Use of the Information
1. Tracking information
We use tracking information in aggregate form to build higher-quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of users� activities, and by measuring demographics and interest regarding specific areas of the NSC ONLINE
2. Personal Information
As a general rule, we will not disclose any personal information to any third parties, except when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to protect other users of the NSC ONLINE
We reserve the right to provide any information that we have collected to our Affiliates and to transfer any such information to a third party in the event that we sell or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets related to NSC ONLINE.
Third-party Use of Personal Information
The NSC ONLINEsite contains links to other Internet websites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including such sites' use of any information.
Keep in mind that, while we encourage all third parties involved -- such as our partners and advertisers -- to adhere to our policies regarding our users' privacy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any acts or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from us or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with the NSC ONLINEsite (or who claims association with the NSC ONLINE ) who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact NSCOnline@linde.com; we will be happy to forward your message to the third party.
Changing Personal Information
We recognize that some of the information that we collect from you during registration will change from time to time. You can change information that you have previously provided to us at any time by accessing the registration and subscription pages. Any changes you submit will be made electronically and will be effective immediately upon submission.
We use reasonable security methods to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers, nor can we guarantee that information that users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed toNSCOnline@linde.com. We reserve the right to modify this policy effective seven (7) days after the posting of the revised policy.