Mechanical Design Services

Privacy Policy

Mechanical Design Services is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. In the contact page, you will submit information in order for us to honor your request. If you are a seeking a position, you will be sending us information via e-mail. This privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations.

Collection of Your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you fill out our contact form. Personal information collected by Mechanical Design Services' website often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

Mechanical Design Services may also collect certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Mechanical Design Services' website.

Mechanical Design Services may also collect information about which pages our customers visit within our site. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
  • To reply to your contact form submission.

We may merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. We may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Mechanical Design Services may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Mechanical Design Services or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Mechanical Design Services and its family of websites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Mechanical Design Services employees, users of Mechanical Design Services products or services, or members of the public.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Mechanical Design Services or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Mechanical Design Services abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of Your Personal Information

When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, Mechanical Design Services will not share that information with third parties without your permission. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want Mechanical Design Services to communicate with you. Mechanical Design Services may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.

Security of Your Personal Information

Mechanical Design Services is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

Mechanical Design Services' website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Use of Cookies

When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. One use of cookies is to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics described above. We may use cookies to collect information on which newsletter links are clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure we are sending information customers want to read. It is collected in aggregate form and never linked with your personal information. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the Mechanical Design Services website, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.

Intellectual Property Rights

All content of this Web site is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. You may not copy, modify, upload, download, post, transmit, republish or distribute any of the content, including without limitation the code, contained in this Web site without our prior written permission except for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, nothing contained in this Web site shall be construed as granting a license or other rights under any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property of Mechanical Design Services or any third party. Unauthorized use of any Mechanical Design Services trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

Location and Governing Law

The laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall govern these terms and conditions, without reference to its choice of law rules. Mechanical Design Services makes no representation that the information in the Web site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Mechanical Design Services Web site from territories where the content of the Mechanical Design Services Web site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Mechanical Design Services Web site from other locations do soon their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact Mechanical Design Services at info@mechdesignservices.com.

Changes to this Statement

Mechanical Design Services will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date of the privacy statement.

Contact Information

Mechanical Design Services welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement; please contact us by e-mail at info@mechdesignservices.com, or postal mail.