Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Hartco Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. Doing business with Hartco involves providing information about yourself, so earning your trust and protecting your personal information are among our highest priorities.
In keeping with federal and provincial legislation, we are taking extra measures to inform you of why and how we collect, use and disclose personal and account information collected through our Website. In this policy, "personal information" means your name, company name, account number, address, telephone number and e-mail address, plus other information that personally identifies you, including your industry, the number of employees at your company, and your purchase history; "we" and "us" means Hartco as well as its affiliated companies.
Why do we collect personal information?
To better serve you, when you visit our Website, we need to collect some of your personal and/or account information. Common purposes for which we collect your personal information are to:
What personal information do we collect?
The amount and type of personal information we collect from you depends on your activities and use of our Website. Following are details pertaining to the information that we collect on our Website.
When you browse our Website:
When you e-mail information to a friend or colleague through our Website:
When you communicate with us through our Website:
When you register for events or other activities, or participate in surveys on our Website:
Do we use your personal information for any other purpose?
We may use your personal information to provide services you have requested, to respond to a communication from you, to contact you, and as otherwise described in this policy.
We may occasionally send you promotional offers or product information. If you do not wish to receive promotional offers or product information, you may opt out of future communications at any time by following the instructions in the e-mail communication or by contacting your account manager.
We may also analyze and act upon your personal information as part of our standard business practices.
Who might we disclose your personal information to?
We restrict access to your personal information to those who need access to use it as set forth in this policy. We may need to share your personal information with others in order to better serve your needs. These other parties commonly include our affiliates, suppliers, and/or third party licensors.
Your personal information may be disclosed to other third parties in limited circumstances. For example, we may disclose your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, as required by law, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. Your personal information may also be disclosed in connection with a sale of some or all of our business or a merger with another company.
How do we protect your personal information?
We use 128-bit encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) in all areas where your personal information is required. Our Website is certified by VeriSignTM, which verifies that our Website is authentic and that we use SSL security. To view our VeriSignTM certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key at the bottom of your browser window. Our Website security information will appear.
In addition, your personal information is kept behind our firewall on separate servers. All transaction information is processed under encrypted channels, although you may choose unencrypted processing.
In order to protect your personal information and right to privacy, we will:
Please contact us by email if you:
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Last Updated April 15, 2009.