Summit Technologies has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: Summit Technologies, www.summtech.com.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart.
This site contains links to other sites. Summit Technologies is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address), unique identifiers (like their social security number), financial information, like your credit card numbers), and demographic information (like their zip code, age, or income level). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our company to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services. Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
Our online surveys ask visitors for financial information (like their account or credit card numbers). Financial information that is collected from our users is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.
You can send email to: optOut@summtech.com
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
Email data: QualityAccess@summtech.com
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact If you have any questions concerning the privacy statement and practices of our affilate's web sites, you should contact those sites directly.
Summit Technologies: privacyAdmin@summtech.com
Summit Technologies uses a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. Summit Technologies will only store information provided voluntarily, but this information is not personally identifiable. If for some reason you would rather not take advantage of the benefits made possible with cookies, most browsers allow you to reject cookies or to choose which cookies to accept.
A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can not read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our site. Cookies also enable you to enter Summit Technologies' sites as a member without having to log on each time, and to visit member-restricted areas of the sites. We encrypt the user ID for added security.
We collect aggregate information site-wide, including anonymous site stats. We also log domain names and/or IP addresses. On certain pages such as the Summit Technologies Price Quote Form, we give users the option of providing us with names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, demographic, preference and other personal information, and various other kinds of details.
This more personal information is not gathered by us without users' knowing and active permission and participation. We review and discard the information in some cases (e.g. IP address logs for file transfers), while in others we may use the information to tailor our users web experience, generate anonymous statistics, or to contact users via email or postal mail (e.g. to send newsletters, action alerts, pledge drive promotions, etc.)
Personal information that has been volunteered to us may also be combined with data from third parties, such as Congressional district maps, to improve our services to members. No such combining will be done for marketing purposes. If the user permits, we may also share the information with other, similar, non-profit organizations. This option is "off" by default.
The Summit Technologies web site also logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This gives Summit Technologies an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a users session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.