Updated: November, 2017
Changes to Privacy Statement
Information Collection and Use
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. The Northridge Website collects personal information only if it is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.
The Northridge Website may also collect content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, and other social media applications and services that we may provide.
If you choose to provide us with PII on the Northridge website, or through such methods as completing a web form or sending us an email, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.
Generally, the information requested by Northridge will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service you request. When this information is requested, the reasons for collecting it and a description of Northridge’s intended use of the information will be fully described on the web page collecting the information or be accessible through a hyperlink (link) prominently displayed immediately above or below the information request.
Log Information, Cookies and Web Beacons
We may use other industry standard technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to track your use of the Northridge Website pages, or we may allow our service provider(s) to use these devices on our behalf. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny electronic images that allow the website to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our website.
We also may encourage you to send us an email with inquiries. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive personal data (such as your Social Security number) to us via email. We will not ask, and there is generally no reason for you to ever provide any sensitive information, such as your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We may provide your personal information to other members of Northridge in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Personal information may also be disclosed to other third parties in order to analyze data, provide marketing assistance, provide search results and links, operate the Northridge Website, troubleshoot, and provide customer service. We may share your information as a result of a business transfer, such as a merger with or an acquisition by another company.
Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.
By providing information through the Northridge Website, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
The Northridge Website may provide areas where you can publicly post information about yourself or can communicate with others. This information may be accessible by others and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others. We have little or no control over who reads your postings or what other visitors may do with the information you voluntarily post. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other visitor’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to these forums.