Privacy Policy

Stout Systems and Stout Tech Talent (collectively, “Stout”)
Privacy Policy
Last Update: May 24, 2014

Your privacy is of the highest importance to us at all times.

Stout is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence in what we do and how we do it. We treat you the way we would want to be treated in this regard. Therefore, we are and remain committed to protecting your personal information. That means Stout adheres to the highest ethical standards in the collection, use, and protection of any information you provide. We will clearly ask you when we require information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We also believe that you should know how any Personally Identifiable Information is used and collected. This Privacy Policy is intended to give a better understanding of what we do with such information, and the measures we take to keep it private and secure.

This Privacy Policy sets forth Stout’s current practices and explains the information we collect when you interact with the stoutsystems.com Website (the “Stout Website”).

By entering and making use of the Stout Website, you acknowledge that:

  • You understand and accept this Privacy Policy.
  • You freely consent to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?

We may collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form. The information you provide is entirely at your discretion.

When requesting information from us via the Stout Website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other contact information. You may, of course, also visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To send you periodic notifications about our services.
  • To update you on important industry developments or events that may be of interest to you.
  • To administer a survey, promotion, or other site feature.
  • The email address you provide may also be used to respond to your inquiries or other requests.

Stout takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information we process is accurate, up to date, and current. Please note that we depend on you to update or correct any information you provide to Stout.

We may use collected information to generate metrics or other reports for Stout internal use. These reports may be shown to third parties, however, these reports will not contain any Personally Identifiable Information.

Stout’s Anti-Spam Policy

We are committed to providing users of the Stout Website with the choice to receive or not receive electronic or other communications from Stout. We believe in and do our best to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act. We only send communications to registered subscribers and users who have relationships with Stout, and recipients are provided the opportunity to opt-out of further communications. If you would like to opt-out, please follow the directions in an e-mail you have received or contact us as below.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of industry standard security measures to maintain the safety of your Personally Identifiable Information when you enter, submit, or access that information. We store Personally Identifiable Information you provide only on servers with restricted access. These servers are located in controlled facilities, and use appropriate safeguards and procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Stout will take reasonable steps to destroy Personally Identifiable Information we no longer require. This destruction process includes deletion, shredding, and other industry standard methods of removal of records to make such information undecipherable.

Do we use cookies?

The Stout Website does not use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Stout Website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree in writing to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. The Stout Website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Warranty and Disclaimers

The Stout Website may contain links to other websites. Third parties linked to the Stout Website may have their own privacy policies and data collection practices. Links to other sites are provided for your convenience and Stout is not responsible for the content of those sites.

Stout cannot ensure or warrant the full security of any information mentioned in this Privacy Policy. Stout will disclose any breach of the security of its systems as required under consumer protection laws.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Stout Website. Information collected offline is subject to separate Stout privacy policies and statements.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Due to inevitable technological evolution and changes in related laws, Stout may modify this Privacy Policy as needed. This is in strong measure to maintain respect for your privacy and confidence. Therefore, Stout, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy as it deems necessary.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page, and update the Privacy Policy modification date above.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly. Your continued use of the Stout Website will indicate your acceptance of any Privacy Policy changes.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you are welcome to contact us using the information below.

Stout Systems
Attn: Privacy Officer
PO Box 2934
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
USA

Thank you for reading this Privacy Policy.