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Privacy Statement

This statement explains the types of information FLATE gathers from its site users and how that information is used.   

Linking to External Sites

FLATE does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information of external websites. These external links and their resulting content might change or be removed without our knowledge. The information accessed by the link is considered valuable, relevant and supportive of FLATE content. 

Personal Information We Collect and its Use

When you visit the site, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide it voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is particular to you such as name and email address. Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you when you visit the site is to provide you the functionality and services that you need to have a meaningful and customized experience while using the site features. If you decide not to provide us with personal information, you can still access this site; however, you may be limited in functionality and privileges.   

Personally identifiable information collected on the site may be used to: 

  • Fulfill a user request for communication materials or publications related to the site
  • Respond to your comments, requests for information/answer questions
  • Meet a request for or to develop new products or services
  • Make the user experience more customer friendly
  • Verify user identity
  • Pre-populate fields for user convenience
  • Provide you with news and updates should you opt in to a mailing list
  • Respond to subpoenas, court orders, etc.

FLATE does not knowingly collect or use personal information of children. If, despite these efforts, a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us if they want the information deleted from our records. FLATE will take reasonable steps to confirm the identity of the parent and to locate and delete information about the child. The site does not sell, rent, share or otherwise provide any of your personally identifiable information to anyone for their independent use. 

Aggregate (Non-Personally Identifiable) Information We Collect and Its Use

The site may place a cookie on your computer upon your visit. Cookies are small text files that allow us to track activity on our site, including where visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Cookies do not provide any personally identifying information. Non-personal information includes, but is not limited to, the time and duration of your visit, type of web browser used, the operating system/platform you are using, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the websites that referred you, the pages you visited and the date and time of those visits. Google uses this non-personally identifiable information to compile reports on site activity, and FLATE may use these reports to improve the site to better meet user wants and needs. 

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personal information collected through the site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  Although the site employs security that we believe to be appropriate to protect your personal information, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Changes to This Statement

We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of our privacy statements at any time. Any such amendments will be noted on this page; so please refer to this page periodically to view current statements.