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Web Site Data Collection Practices

We collect some information about visitors indirectly through standard web logs, including IP address, what browser is being used (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Chrome), and the domain name from which a visitor entered the site (e.g., We normally use this information in the aggregate to administer and improve our web site. Some data may be traceable to an individual, but we do not normally seek to identify individuals unless we believe that someone is using our site improperly.


We sometimes use an Internet device called a cookie to store login or other information on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to simplify your access and to tailor our services to your needs and interests. On some pages, we may offer users the choice of having an ID or password stored in a cookie so that you do not need to re-enter it when you return to the site. No other site can read a cookie set by Pile and Company, and we cannot read a cookie that another web site wrote to your computer. Most Internet browsers are set to accept cookies. Users can reset browsers to refuse cookies and still use our web site, although access may be slower and less convenient.

Login Information

Pile and Company collects individually identifiable information from visitors in order for them to access certain areas of the web site. We use this information to administer accounts, update Pile and Company's databases, and provide customer support. Visitors may be contacted as necessary for these purposes.

Service Providers

Pile and Company may rely on various service providers to support its web site and business operations. We may share information with those who directly support the web site and who only use the information on our behalf in accordance with this policy. We also share information with auditors, lawyers or other contractors, but we require that recipients use the information only on our behalf for the purpose of the disclosure and that they destroy or return the information when it is no longer needed. These third parties' own privacy notices govern any information that they may collect on their own. When necessary or appropriate, we may disclose information in response to a court order or subpoena or when otherwise legally required. We may also disclose information as appropriate to protect our web site or legal rights, or in connection with a sale or merger involving Pile and Company assets.


This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that Pile and Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of any web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security Safeguards

We recognize the need to prevent unauthorized access to the information we collect, including that held in an electronic format on our computer systems. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to protect all non-public information.

Notification of changes

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 3, 2012. When we make changes to it, we will post a message on our homepage to that effect with a link to the revised Policy.

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