All information gathered from visitors to the Iron Solutions Network is only used by Iron Solutions internally (with the exception of the equipment inquiry forms – see below). We do not distribute lists of phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or other visitor information, nor do we forward third-party advertising. If you would like your personal information completely removed from our records, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal information gathered from our general feedback form is never publicly displayed. Both forms include the option to receive announcements regarding IRON Search – if you wish to be removed from any announcement list, please e-mail email@example.com.
Personal information submitted through the equipment inquiry forms attached to the equipment detail display pages is sent directly to the dealership or individual who is listing the equipment. Because of this, Iron Solutions cannot make any statement regarding the privacy of personal information posted through the equipment inquiry forms. Please report dealers who you feel are not respecting your privacy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Currency preference: A cookie is used to store the currency you prefer to view equipment prices in. This is a persistent cookie – that is, it is not deleted when your web browser is closed.
- Session identifier: A unique cookie is generated each time you visit our site. This cookie allows us to allocate database connections more efficiently, making searches faster and using fewer resources on our web server. This is a non-persistent cookie – it expires as soon as your web browser is closed.
None of the cookies generated by our site is identified personally with you – your name, e-mail address, phone number, or other personal information is never stored in a cookie, and none of your personal information gathered through feedback forms is ever associated with a cookie.
As with all web servers, our server keeps detailed logs of which pages are requested, including your IP address, operating system used, and web browser brand and version. The information gathered in our web server logs is analyzed to help us determine which pages are frequently used and the geographic origins of our users. The log files are not released to third parties – however, results of log analysis, such as “hit” counts and geographic breakdowns, may occasionally be released to third parties.
IRON Search also tracks the following information:
- Search Queries: What parameters are used in equipment search queries (i.e. type, make, model, year, location). This information is shared with our IRON Search dealer subscribers. No personal information is associated with the queries.
- Equipment Hits: How many times a particular piece of equipment has been viewed. This information is shared only with the IRON Search dealer subscriber who is listing the equipment. No personal information is associated with the queries.