The internet has revolutionized the way we do business. It allows us to interact with you in a personal way to offer information, to add additional value, to listen to your opinions, and to provide services that you can access from the convenience of your home or office. At the same time, the internet also brings legitimate concerns about privacy and security. By explaining our position on privacy to you we hope you will better understand how we will keep your information private and secure while using it to serve you better. Our site is divided into two distinct areas: those that are publicly available and those that are reserved for registered users conducting business with OTC Systems Ltd. over the web.
collection of information
In the publicly available sections of our web site we do not require any personal information and no personal information is collected. You can visit all areas of the OTC web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers only collect non-personal internet-based addresses of visitors to our site. We use this information to produce usage statistics such as number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages that were viewed, type of browser, date/time visited, etc. These usage statistics are used for the purpose of improving the content, navigation, and usability of our web site.
In the interactive business sections of our web site visitors may be required to register in order to access these functions. The registration process may require the capture of personal information for the purpose of verifying identity. OTC will require registration only for those business functions that may involve submission or retrieval of personal information and/or where the identity of the individual is required in order to complete the business transaction. In addition, OTC may require registration in order to store information for future visits to enhance your online experience.
OTC Systems Ltd. is dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. In fact, it is one of our highest priorities and remains the cornerstone of our commitment to you. We recognize the privacy concerns of the clients visiting our web site. We also recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of any information collected about our clients or submitted by our clients. In whichever way you provide information to us, we use vigorous and effective industry-leading security safeguards and adhere to privacy principles to ensure your personal and confidential information is protected. Our systems are audited daily, and we have dedicated certified information system security professionals (CISSPs) making sure that it will stay secure. We will treat all information received or accessed as confidential and will not disclose it in any manner except as authorized by law.
The World Wide Web uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to govern how files such as graphics, text, and sounds are exchanged over the internet. This protocol treats every action independently, making the nature of the web “stateless”. This means that every time you click on a new page a new connection is established and all previous activity is forgotten. To provide visitors with a more uniform experience, cookies were created to maintain relevant information as visitors viewed various pages of a web site. In effect, cookies were created to bring “state” and consistency to the “stateless” environment of the internet.
A cookie is a piece of information that a web site transfers to an individual's computer. There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and non-persistent or session cookies. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive where they remain resident until they are either deleted or they reach a predetermined expiry date. Persistent cookies are most commonly used to provide visitors with a customized experience by recording preferences. Session cookies do not permanently record data and they are not stored on your computer's hard drive. Rather, session cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active session. Once the session ends the cookie disappears. Session cookies are used primarily for technical reasons to provide for seamless navigation.
OTC does not use persistent cookies but session cookies are required to use the interactive business sections of our web site. If you would like to browse the public areas of the OTC web site you can do so without accepting cookies. If you prefer to know when cookies are being used when using the OTC web site you may be able to adjust your browser settings to alert you when a cookie is about to be sent. If you would like to learn more about how to set your cookie options, please refer to your browser's documentation or online help for instructions.
privacy statement changes
OTC reviews its privacy statement periodically and it may be subject to change.
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