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Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy covers how METal International, LLC (“Company”) will use its users’ personally identifiable information ("Personal Data") as well as general demographic and behavioral information (“Demographic Data”) that Company gathers when users access, register for and use this Site, when users use our Content or when users post their User Generated Content to the Site. Also, this policy will apply when users access and use the Company’s other owned websites and forums, and a copy of this Privacy Policy will be accessible on those sites as well. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Site’s Terms of Service.

The Company knows that users care about how their personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data and/or using this Site, you are consenting to our use of your Personal Data and Demographic Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When you register as a Member or as a Guest, you will automatically be consenting to all of your Personal Data information being shared according to this Privacy Policy unless  you opt out of sharing some or all of your Personal Data in certain circumstances when you register.

1. Demographic Data

Through the use of certain technologies we are able to track and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Site. The Company automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including IP addresses, cookie information, browsing history and the Site pages requested. The Company only uses this data in aggregate form, for statistical purposes, and not in a manner that would give the Company sufficient information to identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users access parts of the Site, what types of Content they are interested in, where they are generally located and what are their general online behavior patterns. We utilize this information so that we can improve the Site and the Content. This information may be shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregated basis, but it does not include the Personal Data of individual users. Our use of cookies, pixel tags and IP Addresses are set forth accordingly:

(a) Cookies are small bits of information that that a website can send to your browser and may then be stored on your computer's hard drive. It acts as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer, but not you personally. Cookies have the ability to store information about web pages viewed and the advertisements viewed or clicked. For registered users, cookies can also save user information and screen preferences. The Company uses cookies for improving the Site usability and aggregating non-identifiable behavioral information for both internal purposes and for sharing with our advertisers. Our cookies do not collect or contain Personal Data, but may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the registration data you have submitted to us, e.g. your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. While you may also turn off your computer’s acceptance of cookies through your browser, your full use of the Site may be restricted.

(b) We collect your computer’s IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, to conduct Site analysis, block computers who have violated our Terms of Service, and identify computers which may be engaged in illegal or illicit activity on our Site. While we do not associate IP addresses with records containing Personal Data, we will use IP addresses to identify any user who refuses to comply with these Terms of Service or otherwise violates any applicable laws. Additionally, we may be required to disclose IP addresses pursuant to a court order or subpoena.

2. Personal Data

If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of the Company and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States. The Company’s servers are located primarily in Los Angeles, California USA, but also has its services hosted by various cloud service providers which may transmit data from and to its servers throughout the United States.

(a) Information Collected Through the Site: We collect Personal Data through the Site when you voluntarily choose to provide us with such Personal Data, such as through one or more of the following options:

(i) Member or Guest Registration. The Member and Guest registration system on the Site requires users to give the Company their Personal Data, including name, physical address, phone number, cell phone number, photo, email address, role/title, birthday, company/employer, industry, “Speed To Cool” tag, personal needs and professional biography. Member profile information may include more detailed profile information than information provided by Guests. Unless you otherwise opt out to keep certain information private, your Personal Data and profile will be public to all other Members who log into the Site. Guest Personal Data will be retained by Company and may or may not be published on the Site for Members to see, as determined in the Company’s sole discretion.

 (ii) Forums, Blogs and Thread Discussions. Members may participate in forums, blogs and thread discussions with other Members on the Site. While the Company does not actively mine for its Members’ Personal Data disseminated in such blogs, threads and forums, the Company will be storing the content as User Generated Content and therefore collect such information indirectly. Although the Company does not monitor the exchange of Personal Data that Members disclose to other Members through their profile, or in forums, blogs and group discussions, such data could be mined by third parties including other Members, even though such conduct is expressly prohibited by the Terms of Service. You are advised to be careful in disseminating Personal Data on the Site to other Members whom you do not know or trust.

(iii) Privacy Settings. You can manage your own privacy settings on the Site and choose only to disseminate certain Personal Data to those Members you select (i.e. email and telephone numbers), however, your general profile information will remain available for all other Members to see. If you choose to keep your Personal Data private, however, you may not be exposed to business opportunities from other Members who may wish to contact you.

(iv) Method of Contacting Users. The Company may use Personal Data collected from its users to contact them. The Member may only opt out of certain categories of contact as set forth in Section 5 and 6 of this Privacy Policy.

(v) Modifying Personal Data. Members may modify or update their Personal Data after registration to ensure it is accurate by logging into their accounts and editing their Member profile page. Members may also modify their Personal Data sharing preferences as described under Subparagraph (iii) above.

(vi) Use of Personal Data. The Company uses Personal Data that its Members and Guests in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Specifically, the Company will use Personal Data to the extent necessary to provide the products and services offered on or through this Site, to register Members and Guests (including authentication), to maintain Member accounts, to administer the Site, to facilitate user’s online transactions on the Site (i.e. payment processing, etc…), including e-commerce transactions, to monitor violations of the Terms of Service  (and take appropriate actions as prescribed in the Terms of Service) and as may be otherwise permissible under applicable law.  The Company may also use user Personal Data to offer Members and Guests certain products and services Members may find of interest and share such information with third parties as prescribed in Section 5 below. Members and Guests may, however, opt out of receiving future solicitations by following the instructions in such email or by communicating the user’s opt out preferences in its profile as explained in Subparagraph (iii) above.

If the Company intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, Members and Guests will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected and will be given an opportunity to opt out of such use. In a case where such proposed usage is necessary to provide enhanced services on the Site, a Member’s or Guest’s opt out to such usage may restrict the Member’s (or Guest’s as the case may be) use of all or a portion of the Site.

3. Financial Data

For the purposes of this Section 3, “Financial Data” means credit card, Paypal or other financial account information used for purchasing goods and/or services through the Site. While the Site provides for electronic payment options for various activities offered to Members (i.e. event registrations, FastPass, etc…), the Company uses a third party payment processor to facilitate such transactions. As such, the Company does not collect its Member’s Financial Data, but the third party payment processor will collect and store such information as set forth in their privacy policy located at []. Note that when a Member is directed to enter their Financial Data to facilitate a financial transaction, such Member will be routed to the third party payment processor’s website and the Company will not have access to nor shall store such Financial Data.

4. Storage and Data Retention

The Company collects and retains Personal Data and Demographic Data indefinitely.

5. Security

The Company employs reasonable security measures in place to protect against the theft, misuse and alteration of the Personal Data under its control. All Personal Data is housed in a secured internal infrastructure. The Company utilizes the current standard industry practices to maintain security of Personal Data.  However, no Internet, mobile or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent or uploaded/downloaded User Generated Content sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, users should therefore take special care in deciding what information they send to the Company through an Internet connection or mobile network.

Personal Data contained in a user profile may only be accessible through a valid username and password. Users are responsible to maintain their username and password and to not share these with anyone else. The Company is not responsible for any breaches of a user’s profile and access to their Personal Data, which is attributed to lost or stolen usernames and passwords. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of a user’s username and password, users are advised to change their password as soon as they become aware of such disclosure.

6. Personal Data Sharing

The Company considers Personal Data to be a vital part of their relationship with Members and Guests. In most cases, the Company will not share your Personal Data without your prior informed consent, and you may opt out of the Company’s sharing of certain Personal Data to certain third parties as described in this Section 2 (iii) above. There are however, certain circumstances in which the Company may share a user’s Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice or required consent.

(a) Personal Data Sharing That Does Not Require User Consent Or Notice.

(i) Business Transfers: As the Company develops its business, it might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

(ii) Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: The Company retains the services of third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions for the Company and to provide Members and Guests access and use of the Site. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and software and customer support. When the Company employs third parties to perform such functions, it only provides them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

(iii) Legal Requirements: The Company may disclose user Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a legal obligation, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or to enforce its Terms of Service, (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (4) protect against legal liability.

(b) Data Sharing Requiring Consent and Notice.

Currently, the Company does not share Personal Data other than as set forth above. Should Company desire to modify the manner in which they collect, use or share Personal Data with third parties in the future, it will notify its users of such change and any Personal Data collected after the effective date of such change will be subject to the new privacy terms. At the time of the change, Members and Guests will have an opportunity to opt out of such sharing, if appropriate.

(c)  Your California Privacy Rights (California Residents):
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users 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, please email or write to us:
METal International, Inc. [Insert Address]

8. Exclusions

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by the Company other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any Unsolicited Information and User Generated Content Members provide to the Company through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted or requested to be posted to any public areas of the Site. Except as otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, all Unsolicited Information and User Generated Content shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the Company shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information and User Generated Content to others without limitation or attribution.

9. S.B. 370 Notice (California residents)

Currently, we do not track your behavior on our websites. However, in the future, should we track your behavior, our website will honor “do not track” browser settings.

10. Changes

The Company may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and will provide notice to you. Use of information the Company collects now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used/collected. Since the Company may make changes in the way it uses Personal Data, you will be notified of such proposed uses, and if appropriate, you will have an opportunity to opt out of such use.

11. Complaints

The Company considers your privacy of utmost importance, and welcomes any feedback from you regarding privacy concerns. In the event of any issues or complaints regarding the Company’s alleged violation of this Privacy Policy, Members may contact the Company at The Company will use all reasonable efforts to resolve Member complaints in this regard.

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