Privacy Policy

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PRIVACY POLICY

ScanSource, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, or “Company”) created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) in order to ensure the confidence of visitors and users (“you” or “your”) of and to our website (the “Site”), and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.

1.  Types of Information Collected

a. Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect the following information when you visit the Site, including your: (i) IP address; (ii) domain server; (iii) type of computer; (iv) type of web browser; and (v) other logs (collectively “Traffic Data”).  Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site.

b.  Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access the Site, you are required to provide information that personally identifies you and/or your business (“Personal Information”).  Personal Information may include: (i) contact data (such as your name or business name, mailing and e-mail addresses, collectively “Contact Data”); and (ii) demographic data (such as your city, state, zip code, area code, gender, age, purchase history, income, hobbies and interests, collectively “Demographic Data”) which may be aggregated with that of other Site users to provide non-personally identifiable data on the demographic characteristics of Site users.  If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of the groups, bulletin boards or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.

 

2.  Uses of Information Collected

By posting your Personal Information on the Site or otherwise providing us your Personal Information, you are authorizing and granting us the right to use that Personal Information to contact you regarding the subject matter of your posting or inquiry and to share your Contact Data with other third parties offering goods and services that we believe you might like to know about.  We will use Contact Data to respond to your requests and inquiries and we may use Contact Data to send you information about our company, including our affiliates, or our products or services, or to contact you when necessary.  We may disclose your Personal Information to certain third parties that we have engaged to assist us in fulfilling your request, providing the Site and the services through the Site, and in maintaining our records. We may share information with appropriate third parties, including law enforcement or other similar entities, in connection with a criminal investigation, investigation of fraud, infringement of intellectual property rights, or other activity that is suspected to be illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.  Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, or as may be required by court order, other governmental agency order or other official proceeding, the Company does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Personal Information unless the User provides consent in advance.  Demographic Data may also be provided to third parties that provide content to the Site or are otherwise working with us.

3.  User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information

You must provide us with your Contact Data in order to register as a user on the website.  You may choose not to provide us with any Demographic Data.  In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Demographic Data.  You may choose not to allow the use of cookies under Traffic Data. Your system settings control the use of cookies (not us). You should check whether your browser settings allow you to refuse cookies. If you do not accept cookies, you will still have access to some of the facilities of the Site, but the facilities may be slowed down or may not function as intended.

4.  User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information

In order to ensure that all of your Personal Information is correct and up-to-date, at any time you may visit your profile by logging into you’re your member account and changing your Personal Information.

5.  Other Limits to Your Privacy

The Site may contain links to other Web sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.  We also make forums, message boards, and member groups available to you.  Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.

6.  Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from online visitors or users under 13 years of age.  We do not knowing allow visitors or users under the age of 13 to participate in any of the forums on the Site.

7.  Business Transition

In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred.  Your submission of your Personal Information is deemed agreement to this potential future transfer.

8.  Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on the Site.  Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.  Therefore, it is important that you periodically review this Privacy Policy.

 

9.    Your California Privacy Rights.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers who 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, contact us by email at Melissa.Andrews@scansource.com and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond and that this is a request pursuant to the User’s California Privacy Rights.

10.  Further Information

If you have comments or questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us as follows:

Attention:  Privacy Officer

ScanSource, Inc.

6 Logue Court

Greenville, South Carolina, 29615

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