Methode Electronics, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Methode") take your privacy seriously. We use the information you voluntarily provide, together with information regarding the manner in which you use this web site, and the web sites of our subsidiaries and affiliates that are linked to and integrated into this web site (collectively, the "Methode Site"), to provide you with requested information, and to improve the Methode Site and our products and services. Methode is committed to data security, and to protecting the personally-identifiable information of our Methode Site users.
Information Gathered on the Methode Site
We collect personal data such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone/fax numbers, customer account numbers, and the content of e-mail submissions sent to us, when voluntarily submitted by visitors to our site ("Personally-Identifiable Information"). You do not need to disclose any Personally-Identifiable Information to view the Methode Site.
In addition to Personally-Identifiable Information, certain non-personal information is also automatically collected from our visitors when they access the Methode Site, such as information about traffic patterns on the Methode Site, the total number of users logging into the Methode Site on a daily basis, which pages users access, the URL from which each user comes to the Methode Site, the URL to which each user exits, the type of browser used by each user, and the IP address from which a user accesses the Methode Site ("Automated Usage Data").
What Do We Do With This Information?
Personally-Identifiable Information voluntarily submitted to us is used to contact users for the purpose for which the information was provided (e.g., to process an order, provide you with corporate or product information, or process an application for employment). In addition, we may from time to time use Personally-Identifiable Information to contact users about products and services offered by Methode. We also may combine Personally-Identifiable Information that you have given us online with information you have given us offline, in order to provide you with improved customer service and with tailored information about our products and services.
We do not trade, sell, rent or lease your Personally-Identifiable Information to others. Methode may share your data, however, with our subsidiaries and affiliates, and with web site hosting partners and other parties who assist Methode in operating the Methode site and our computer systems. Each of such third parties have adopted their own Privacy Policies or signed confidentiality agreements with Methode obligating them to keep user data confidential. Methode also reserves the right to disclose any Personally-Identifiable Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Methode or others.
Automated Usage Data is used internally to improve the Methode Site and our products and services. We may also share aggregate data about the number and frequency of visitors to our website, and the manner in which customers or dealers use the Methode Site, with our webmaster, distributors or other business partners.
It is possible that as we continue to develop our Methode Site and our business, Methode and/or its assets might be acquired. In such a transaction, your Personally-Identifiable Information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
We use "cookies" on the Methode Site to help you use our site more easily, and to help us to keep track of certain statistical information so that we can continuously improve the Methode Site and our service to you. A "cookie" is a small data file that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive to help our website "remember" information about you when you return to our website, such as unfinished input to facilitate completion of online forms. Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, read cookie files created by other websites or track any personal information about you. You may be able to set your browser to disable cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie.
Security of Information
Methode takes reasonable measures to protect the security of the information transmitted between browsers and our web server, including using firewalls and other security technologies where deemed appropriate by Methode. To protect your privacy, however, please do not use e-mail or this Methode Site to communicate information you wish to be kept strictly confidential. You acknowledge that any transmission of data may be illegally intercepted and used by third parties. Methode shall not be responsible for any interception of data transmitted to or from our web server.
Corrections and Opt-Out Procedures
If you provide your name, e-mail address, telephone number, mail address or other contact information to us, you may remove yourself from our mailing lists and correct or update any such information by sending an e-mail to Investor Relations, a facsimile to (708) 867-6999, Attention: Manager of Investor Relations, or a letter by regular mail to Methode Electronics, Inc., Attention: Manager of Investor Relations, 7401 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60606. You may also have access to your Personally-Identifiable Information at any time by sending us a request via any of the above methods.
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