Many of the visitors to our site are not existing clients of our company. If this is the case for you, we look forward to beginning a dialogue with you and we welcome the opportunity to determine if we can assist you in your future projects. You may choose to provide us your contact information, and if you do, we will use that for such purpose, that being, to contact you in the future should the occasion to do so arise. Until we establish a professional relationship with each other, it is important for you at this point to refrain from sending to us any confidential or proprietary information. Unless we have reached a different understanding (often through establishing a professional relationship), any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or the like which you send to us through this website will be treated as being non-confidential and nonproprietary, and you agree that any such information you choose to so provide may be reproduced, used, and distributed by Benchmark for any purpose without restriction.
a. The Personal Information you provide to Benchmark enables us enhance the services we may provide. We may use Personal Information to contact you to respond to an inquiry that you send to us or to keep you informed about Benchmark and the services we provide. There may be instances where you may choose to communicate with us by e-mail. Those instances may include situations where you request service, request a change in service, or other situations. If you communicate with the Company by e-mail, then you agree that e-mail sent by the Company to you will be considered to be sent with your consent. You acknowledge and agree that any such email will be accessible to anyone who has access to your e-mail.
c. Benchmark employees and consultants to Benchmark may have access to your Personal Information. That access to your Personal Information by Benchmark employees or consultants is limited to only information necessary to provide the business service offered and to allow employees or consultants to perform their duties.
a. When You Visit Our Website. When you visit the Website, we collect certain information that is not Personal Information. For example, we collect information about usage of the Website, such as the number of visitors to the Website and the number of users that click on certain links or utilize certain services. We use industry standard software to create summary statistics of the usage data we collect, that we store and review in the aggregate. We may then use those summary statistics for purposes that may include, but are not limited to highlighting what our visitors find interesting, improving the Website design specifications, identifying system performance issues, and for other internal purposes.
b. How We Use IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When you visit the Website, our servers log your current IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Website. While we gather data when our servers log your IP address, we do not tie your IP address to your Personal Information, and it is not used to identify you.