Burke Porter Group Companies
June 26, 2017
The Burke Porter Group of companies (which includes Epic Equipment & Engineering, Inc., Burke E. Porter Machinery Co., X-L Machine Co. Inc., CIMAT Balancing Machines, Kleinknecht, Korvis, Primatics, and Universal Balancing) is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important that you understand how we treat the information you may provide to us. This privacy statement applies to information collected by, and sites and domains owned and operated by, the Burke Porter Group, hereafter referred to collectively as “BPG” or “we” or “us.”
Information we gather
How we gather information
Normal course of business: When you contact BPG, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
Log Files. As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). BPG may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your BPG Account. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, and to track how visitors interact with the site.
Cookies. A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. BPG typically uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time, and can be used when you return to our site to help identify you or allow you to log in, or on other third-party sites to communicate to you via online-marketing channels. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's help file. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited and you may need to reenter personal information when you register.
Your choice as to whether or not we gather information
The submission or collection of Personal Information is voluntary. If you do not wish us to collect Personal Information, do not submit it to us and follow the instructions to reject cookies.
How we use and disclose your information
We will always endeavor to protect this information, hold it in confidence, and protect it from theft. In general, we utilize both non-personal and personally identifiable information that you provide to us or that we collect in the normal course of business to communicate with you about our service and product offerings and deliver those offerings in an efficient manner. For these purposes, BPG employees or authorized contractors and third-party agents will have access to some or all of this identifiable information. Unless specifically stated otherwise or as required by law or unless you have provided consent, the information you provide or that is associated with you is never shared with anyone other than BPG employees or authorized contractors and agents. In particular, we use and disclose your information as follows:
Legal Access to Your Information:
We may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of BPG if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or enforceable governmental request.
- detect, prevent, investigate or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of BPG, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Marketing & Advertising, Including on Other Websites:
We engage third-party companies to place and track advertisements on third-party websites. Like most advertisers, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. We place advertisements by developing and using our own marketing segments that may combine online and offline information about our current and prospective customers. In addition, we may use marketing segments provided by online publishers and network advertising companies. You may choose to opt-out of such internet-advertising campaigns by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative's Consumer Opt-Out page at: https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Accountability for Onward Transfers:
Transparency and Choices you have about how we use and disclose your personal information
If you do not wish us to collect Personal Information, do not submit it to us and follow the instructions to reject cookies when using the site.
How we protect your personal information
BPG may employ independent contractors to help manage data services, and such contractors may have access to data, similar to the access we give our employees. We endeavor to ensure that these third-party providers are protecting your information, but we are not ultimately responsible for their practices.
Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation:
BPG shall only collect and use Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual.
Access and corrections to your personal information
Links To Other Sites
The BPG website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by BPG. Please be aware that BPG is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. In addition, the BPG website located at https://www.burkeportergroup.com/ contains links to sites of BPG based outside the United States.
Information Obtained From Third Parties
BPG does not sell or trade your personal information. We may at times receive contact lists from other organizations. We may send mailings such as brochures to these addresses. If you want to remove yourself from the third party's database, you must contact them directly.
Statement Regarding Restrictions on Use
While BPG endeavors to maintain appropriate security controls to protect private data, viruses and hacking attacks cannot be entirely prevented. This site is not intended for persons under the age of 18
The BPG website located at https://www.burkeportergroup.com/ and the websites of U.S.-based BPG companies (including Epic Equipment & Engineering, Inc., Burke E. Porter Machinery Co., X-L Machine Co. Inc., Korvis and Primatics) are hosted and administered in the United States. If you choose to use those BPG Sites from the European Union, Canada or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States laws, then please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from the United States to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Site. By providing any information, including Personal Information, through the Site, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing. The BPG website located at https://www.burkeportergroup.com/ contains links to sites of BPG companies based outside the United States (including CIMAT Balancing, Kleinknecht, and Universal Balancing) and the processing, storage and transfer of information submitted to or collected by those sites may be governed by the laws of their respective jurisdictions.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via our Contact Us page or write to us at:
Attn: Betsy Grant
Phone: +1 (616) 234-1207
Or by using the following mail address: 4670 Fulton St. East Suite 201, Ada, MI 49301
Recourse, Enforcement and Liability:
We ask that you not send to us any sensitive Personal Information such as Social Security numbers, information related to ethnic origin or race, political affiliation religion, personal health, criminal background or trade union membership.
Changes To This Privacy Statement
Or by Phone: +1 (616) 855-1480
Or by using the following mail address: 4670 Fulton St. East Suite 201, Ada, MI 49301