Information We Collect
Howard SEM Group may request or collect personal information from visitors to our website in a variety of ways, including through online forms (such as our Contact Us) form and through Google Analytics, which collects demographic information of visitors to our website. The personally identifying data we collect might include:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your location
- Your age
- Your gender
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and, therefore, Howard SEM Group cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to our website; any such transmission is at your own risk. Howard SEM Group, does take precautions and go to great lengths to protect the website, it’s users and all information related to the website. To do this we have hired the services of Sucuri.net to help protect from malware, hackers, and people with malicious intent that would like to harm or manipulate the website or the information that passes thru it. Though we understand that nothing on the Internet is completely secure, we do take your privacy and ours very seriously.
Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of Howard SEM Group ’s website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Howard SEM Group may implement certain tracking features supported by Google Analytics for Display Advertising Demographics and Interest Reporting. The data collected (age and gender) is used to better understand our visitors and help us provide the most relevant content we can. Howard SEM Group may also employ Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. Howard SEM Group and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website. You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and/or customize Google Display Network ads using the Google Ads Settings or Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
How We Use and Share the Information We Collect
Maintenance and Protection of Information
We take precautions to protect your information. The information that we collect is saved for approx. 12-24 months and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by Howard SEM Group. After such period the information we collect is deleted/destroyed. Howard SEM Group employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such occurrences.
Newsletters and Informational Emails
If you sign up for our newsletter, you will occasionally receive newsletters or e-mails with information about our company and the services we offer. You always have the opportunity to opt out of receiving any further newsletters or emails.
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