use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Fortian Inc.
(“Fortian”), a Maryland Corporation, with a mailing address of
12625 Laurel Bowie Rd #2924, Laurel, MD 20709, USA, through the websites that
Fortian operates at fortian.com (together
with all sub-domains thereof, and the websites available under the domain names
fort-tech.com; collectively, the
use and disclosure of non-personal browsing and site usage data that Fortian
collects as the provider of the Websites. That commitment is contained in a
“Data Usage Policy,” below.
As used in this policy, “personal information” means information
that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name,
address or location, telephone number or email address.
By accessing the Websites, you are accepting the practices described in this
Fortian is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we
collect about you through our Websites, whether personal information or
and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the
- Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human
readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
- Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you
with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as
reasonably needed; and
- Information you provide through our Websites, or that we gather as a
result of your use of our Websites, should not be provided to a third party
without your permission, unless required.
Personal Information Fortian Collects
We collect personal information at several places on the Websites,
including, but without limitation:
- when you provide us with your personal information, such as by sending an
email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or a product offering;
- when you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists or establish a
forum account; and
- when you purchase merchandise.
What Fortian does with the Personal Information
Emails and Newsletters
We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or
sign up to receive our newsletter or product offerings in order to respond to
your request — for example, to reply to your email, to send you
communications about news and events related to Fortian, or to describe
products provided by Fortian.
When you subscribe to a newsletter, events list, or an email discussion
list, your name and email address is sent to and stored by Fortian. Personal
information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the
purpose managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address may be
visible to other list participants if you correspond on the list or to the
general public in discussion archives. All emails sent to discussion lists may
be publicly archived.
When you purchase merchandise, we will use your personal information for the
purpose of sending you the items you purchased. This includes communication via
telephone, email, US Mail, or other carrier, to confirm purchase quantities,
costs, and shipping methods. Your personal information will also be used for to
complete and to process your payment.
If you choose to pay for purchases from Fortian via PayPal, Amazon Payments,
or the US banking system, your personal information may be sent to, handled by,
or stored by those entities in accordance with their respective privacy
When you purchase merchandise, products, or services from Fortian, we may
use your name or your company’s name on a list of clients unless you request
otherwise in writing.
Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described
accordance with the Principles.
Disclosures of Personal Information
In general, it is not Fortian’s practice to disclose personal information to
third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:
- Fortian may share personal information with our contractors and service
providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the
- Fortian may disclose your personal information to third parties in a
good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to
- take action regarding suspected illegal activities;
- comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute,
or court order; or
- protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users,
affiliates, or the public.
Security of Personal Information Collected via the Websites
Fortian has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized
access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that
Fortian stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security
risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully
intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
Data Usage Policy: Non-Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you
that is collected by our Websites and server logs.
Non Personal Information We Collect
When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party
service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically
(through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your
activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you
We do not intentionally link browsing information to the personal
information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes
only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve
our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration
purposes. Fortian may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect
and analyze non-personal information through operation of our Websites for
those same purposes.
No Selling or Sharing
does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non-personal information we
collect about you or your website usage to third parties.
Fortian automatically discards non-personal information from our server logs
once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under
Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described
accordance with the Principles.
Reorganization or Spin-Offs
Fortian may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non-personal
information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or
apply. In such event, Fortian will use reasonable efforts to ensure that at the
The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the
does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other
Special Note to International Users
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the
Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or
regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ
from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal
data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as
the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
- the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated
revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this
information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your
Effective Date: February 19, 2018