Privacy Policy

Data Privacy at Stafford Associates, computer Specialists, INC. 

Hereafter referred to as “Stafford Associates” Stafford Associates has established a comprehensive privacy program, including a global privacy office and a chief privacy officer, designed to help us respect and protect your data privacy rights.

This statement includes both Stafford Associates European Union - U.S. Safe Harbor Privacy Statement and the Website Privacy Statement.

Safe Harbor Privacy Statement

For personal information of employees, consumers, healthcare professionals, medical research subjects and investigators, customers, investors, and government officials that Stafford Associates receives from the European Economic Area and Switzerland, Stafford Associates has committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.

Stafford Associates complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce and has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Stafford Associates' certification, please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor/

Stafford Associates Website Privacy Statement

Stafford Associates respects the privacy of visitors to its websites, as a result, we have developed this website privacy policy. This website privacy policy applies only to the operation of websites that directly link to this policy when you click on “privacy statement” in the website footer. Through this website Stafford Associates will collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other similar information (“Your Information”) when it is voluntarily submitted to us (how-ever, see discussion below about “IP Addresses” if you have a broadband connection). We will use your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our websites, products and services. We may also use your information to contact you and/or provide you with general information about our products and services. We may also enhance or merge your Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.

Any other information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this site (“Other Information” - that is, information that cannot be used to iden­tify you) may be included in databases owned and maintained by Stafford Associates or its agents. Stafford Associates retains all rights to these databases and the information con­tained in them. Other Information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see below).

This website may use a technology called a “cookie”. A cookie is a piece of in­formation that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access a website. Then when you come back our site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help pro­vide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more ac­curately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site.

This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can ac­cess the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is be­cause with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn’t change (it is “static”) and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the website. You should be aware that this site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable infor­mation from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18.

Areas of this website that collect Your Information use industry standard se­cure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection (found in Internet Explorer re­lease 3.0 and above).

We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of Stafford Associates in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Stafford Associates. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Stafford Associates, or services for the col­laboration in which they and Stafford Associates are engaged (for example, some of our prod­ucts are developed and marketed through joint agreements with other compa­nies). We may, for example, provide your information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can mail you information that you requested.

Stafford Associates reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly autho­rized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state or company se­curity is at issue (such as with the World Trade Center terrorist act in Septem­ber, 2001), Stafford Associates reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and customers with appropriate governmental authorities. We may also provide Your Information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this website to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

As a convenience to our visitors, this Website currently contains links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.

To be removed from our contact lists, please write to Stafford Associates at the following address:

Stafford Associates
Stafford Technology Center
21 Bennetts Road, Suite 200,
Setauket, NY 11733

Please note that you may continue to receive materials while we are updating our lists. We may update this website Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do update it, for your convenience, we will make the updated policy available on this page.

Last Updated: July 10, 2015