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Privacy Policy

This is the web site of Pointe International.

Our postal address is
234 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

We can be reached via e-mail at pointe@pointecompany.com
or you can reach us by telephone at 847.550.7001

Privacy Policy
This site is owned and operated by Pointe International. Your privacy on the internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information Pointe International Gathers And Tracks
Pointe International gathers two types of information about users:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions and are?forms used by the viewers to get information about the company using the contact form.

Information Pointe International gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Under no circumstances does Pointe International divulge any information about an?individual user to a third party.


Pointe International Gathers User
Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users.

Children
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

Pointe International tracks user traffic patterns throughout our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Pointe International does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser.

Pointe International sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and dislike based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Pointe International uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will recieve the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to view this site.

Use Of Information
Pointe International uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

We use tracking to determine which areas of our sites users like and dislike, based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users, but we do not track which terms a particular user enters.

We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing Of The Information
Pointe International uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security
Pointe International operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Your Consent
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Pointe International. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.