XRF Research, Inc. respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors. The information collected on the xrfresearch.com site will be kept strictly confidential and used only for internal purposes, i.e., we will not sell, distribute or disclose it to others. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to protect your account from fraud).
XRF Research, Inc. does not believe in sending mail to people that do not wish to receive it (“spamming”).
Certain parts of our site are accessible only to “members” who provide us with basic contact information. All personal information is protected by a unique userID and member-chosen password. It is the member’s responsibility to safeguard their login information. This information is used to personalize certain pages and to determine entitlement to certain documents.
Information Collected: In general, you can visit this web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. Our web servers also seek (as many Web sites do) to place a “cookie” (a small data file) on your computer’s hard drive which allows the server to determine the computer when it visits again, in order to track statistical information about navigation to and throughout certain areas of our site. Cookies are sent back only to the XRF Research, Inc. web site that deposited them when a visitor returns to our site. However, if you prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your browser to reject them or to alert you before one is placed.
In addition, there are portions of this web site where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request. The information collected from you may include your name, address, telephone, fax number, e-mail address and information related to an inquiry or work being requested.
Use of Collected Information: Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.
When other information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, or project-related information or data, we use the information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request.
Security of Collected Information: We maintain strict physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. We restrict access to information about you to those XRF Research, Inc. workers who need to know the information to respond to your inquiry or request. In the case of e-commerce transactions, credit card information is passed along over a secure connection for processing and is not stored on any of our web servers.
Access to Collected Information: You may review and update the information that you provide to us through this web site by contacting us as described below.