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1. Use of the Site
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J. Links to Other Websites. As you view this site, you will notice links to other non-ION Websites. These links are for convenience only. ION does not own, control, or maintain these third party sites. If you decide to access a third party’s Website through a link provided by this site, you do so at your own risk. ION is not responsible for the availability or content of these sites or for any viruses or other damaging elements encountered in linking to a third party Website. In addition, providing links to these sites should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by ION of the organizations sponsoring the sites or their products or services.
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5. Disclosure; Forward-Looking Statements
This site and the contents and materials in this site contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include statements as to expectations, beliefs and future financial performance, such as statements concerning future sales and market growth, future business prospects, future cash needs, future financial results, future sources of cash, and other statements that are not of historical fact. Actual results may vary materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which ION is unable to predict or control, that may cause actual results or performance to materially differ from any future results or performance expressed or implied. These risks and uncertainties include risks of audit adjustments and other modifications to ION’s financial statements not currently foreseen; risks associated with the timing and development of ION’s products and services and market acceptance of ION’s new and revised product offerings; risks associated with economic downturns and volatile credit environments; risks associated with the performance of ION affiliates and joint ventures; risks associated with ION’s level of indebtedness, including compliance with debt covenants; risks associated with competitors’ product offerings and pricing pressures resulting therefrom; risks that sources of capital may not prove adequate; risks related to collection of receivables; risks associated with pending litigation; and risks related to technological and marketplace changes affecting ION’s product line. These risks and uncertainties also include additional risk factors, which could affect actual results, disclosed by ION from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Unless legally required, ION undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
6. Stock Quotes
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8. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution
10. How to Contact Us
ION Geophysical Corporation
Attn: Customer Relations
2105 CityWest Blvd, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77042-2837
ION is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement explains the steps we take to protect your personal data when you visit our Website. It describes what categories of personal data we collect, the purposes for which we use the data, your choices regarding use of your data, our security measures, and how you can review and correct your data. By accessing our Website, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement. Please check each portion or page of the site that you visit because certain portions or pages of the site may contain changes to the Privacy Statement applicable to your use of that particular portion or page.
1. Data Collection
A. Data Collected Directly from Visitors. In most instances, you can visit our site without providing any personal data. However, on some pages, we may ask you for personal data to provide a service or carry out a transaction requested by you. The personal data that we collect may include:
- Contact details, such as your name, title, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, physical address, etc.;
- Information about your company and job position;
- Your preferences with respect to e-mail marketing;
- Financial information (including credit card numbers, bank or customer account information, and, in connection with credit requests, Social Security Number or other national/tax identification number);
- Information such as your nationality and country of residence that allows us to determine your eligibility under export control regulations to receive information about certain technologies;
- Your inquiries about and orders for our products and services, as well as information that assists us in identifying the best products and services for you;
- Contest entry and event registration information; or
- Feedback from you about our products and services (including our Website).
You are not required to provide this information. However, if you choose not to, please be aware that we may not be able to provide you the requested service or complete your transaction.
B. Data Collected Automatically. We collect certain data about all visitors to our Website, including what pages they view, the number of bytes transferred, the links they click, and other actions taken within our site. If you log-on to our site or to any pages in our site, we may connect this information with your identity to determine your potential interests in our products and services. We may also use this information to improve our security measures. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Website you visit, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the Website from which you linked to our site. We do not link these data to your identity.
2. Our Use of Your Personal Data
We will use your personal data only for the purposes set forth below.
A. Services and Transactions. We use your personal data to deliver services or execute transactions you request, such as providing information about ION products and services, processing orders, answering customer service requests, facilitating use of our Website, and similar purposes. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in interacting with ION, information collected by our site may be combined with information we collect by other means.
B. Website Improvement. We may use your data to improve our site (including our security measures) and related products or services, or to make our site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing our site to your particular preference or interests.
C. Marketing Communications. We may use your data to inform you of products or services available from ION. When collecting information that might be used to contact you about our products and services, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out from receiving such communications. Moreover, each e-mail communication we send includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication. If you elect to unsubscribe, we will remove you from the relevant list.
D. Employment Applications. In connection with a job application or inquiry, you may choose to provide us with data about yourself, including your educational background, resume or curriculum vitae, and other information, including your ethnicity where required or permitted by law. We may use this information throughout ION, its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures for the purpose of employment consideration. We will keep the information for future consideration unless you direct us not to do so.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to experience all of the features of our Website. Internet browsers also enable you to delete existing cookies, although this means that your existing settings (including stored user IDs and other preferences) will be lost.
Our site also may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that allow us to count the number of users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon (including whether the recipient clicked on a link in the email or forwarded the email to another person).
4. Disclosure of your Personal Data
Except as described below, personal data that you provide to ION via our Website will not be shared outside of ION, its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures without your consent.
A. Disclosure to Service Providers. ION contracts with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting Websites, sending out information, processing transactions, and analyzing our Website. We provide these companies with only those elements of your personal data they need to deliver those services. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using the personal data for any other purposes.
In addition, communicating via the Internet and sending information, products, and services to you by other means necessarily involves your personal data passing through or being handled by third-parties, but ION does not sell or distribute your personal data to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market their products and services to you.
B. Disclosure in Connection with Transactions. In connection with certain transactions, we may disclose some or all of your personal data to financial institutions, government entities, and shipping companies or postal services involved in fulfilling the transaction.
C. Disclosure in Connection with Acquisitions or Divestitures. Circumstances may arise where for strategic or other business reasons ION decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize particular businesses. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal data to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is ION’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
D. Disclosure on Collaborative Websites. Some portions of our Website promote collaboration among registered users with respect to a particular area or topic. In those areas, we may share your username with other participants to label comments or suggestions that you make as yours. We do not, however, share your name, contact details, or other personal data with other users of those collaborative areas.
ION is committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal data you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited. When you move around a site to which you have logged in, or from one site to another that uses the same log-in mechanism, we verify your identity by means of an encrypted cookie placed on your machine. When you place an order with us, view account information, or provide financial information, we protect the transmission of such data using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption.
For sites to which you log-in, it is your responsibility to ensure the security of your password and not to reveal this information to others. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, you should always log-out before leaving a Website so that subsequent users will not be able to access your data.
6. Reviewing your Personal Data
In some cases, you can review and correct personal data provided through our Website by going to the page on which you provided the data. You can always make a request to review and correct your personal data collected via our Website by contacting us. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal data. You can help us to keep your data accurate by notifying us of any change to your mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address.
7. International Transfers of Personal Data
Personal data collected on our Website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ION or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures maintain facilities. Personal data may be transferred among ION’s various divisions and affiliated companies around the world, which may involve transfer from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the European Economic Area. By choosing to use our site and to provide data to it, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
8. Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other Websites, including those of other companies, professional and government organizations, and publications. While we try to link only to Websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we do not control and are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other Websites. You should review the privacy statements of those Websites to determine how they protect and use your personal data.
This site is a general audience site, although it may contain information that may be of interest to children. However, ION does not seek through this site to gather personal data from or about persons 14 years or younger. If any portion of our Website is directed at children, we will include an additional privacy statement notice for children.
10. How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at:
ION Geophysical Corporation
Attn: Customer Relations
2105 CityWest Blvd, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77042-2837
Trademark and Image Policy
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