Hardware Tools International Corporation
2900 NE 30th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Handling and Storage of Your Data that is Reasonably Secure.
We adopt appropriate and reasonable practices to protect your Personal Identification Information and Data. We are PCI compliant and all sensitive financial information is held on the servers of Paypal company.
Notice of any Data Breach.
We will notify you in the event that your Personal Identification Information may have been breached.
No Exchange of Your Data with Third Parties Without Your Permission.
We will not sell, trade, rent, or give away your Personal Identification Information to others without your express permission to do so.
In short, you’re not forced to use our site or provide any data, but if you do it’s your choice what to disclose. You can later ask us what data of yours we have, ask us to change or delete it. We’ll be careful to prevent unauthorized access to your data, but if we find your data may have been breached, we will notify you. We won’t spam you; you can opt in and out of mailing lists. We won’t give away or sell your personal data in any way to others.
Full Privacy Agreement
Personal Identification Information
We may collect Personal Identification Information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. The Personal Data may be freely submitted by the User or the Data Subject, or collected automatically when using the Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect Personal Identification Information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. The Personal Data collected may regard both the User and third parties whose data the User provides. The User assumes responsibility for the Personal Data of third parties published or shared through the Site and declares that (s)he has the right to communicate or broadcast them, thus relieving the Owner of all responsibility towards third parties.
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect Non-Personal Identification Information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-Personal Identification Information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. Furthermore, since we’re a marketplace we will collect an assortment of product data.
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How We Use Collected Data and Information
We collect and use Users’ or Data Subjects’ Personal and Non-Personal Identification Information and other Data for the following purposes:
- To Personalize User Experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. For such purposes Data are collected for traffic optimization and distribution, analytics, and interaction with external social networks and platforms.
- To Improve our Site. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To Improve Customer Service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
- To Administer Content, Promotions, Surveys or Other Site Features. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To prevent Fraud. We strive to operate a marketplace free of fraudulent activity and collect data that helps us detect potential fraud.
- To Send Periodic Emails. The email address Users provide will only be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions, and also for various notifications. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails or site notifications, they can at My Account -> Notification Settings
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. In the unfortunate event of a data security breach, we will notify Users whose Personal Identification Information may have been breached.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ Personal Identification Information to others. We may share generic aggregated information not linked to any Personal Identification Information regarding visitors, users, and certain monetary statistics with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third Party Websites
When posting a product on HardwareTools.com you give HardwareTools employees and Hardware Tools Affiliates the right to advertise your product by any means we or Hardware Tools Affiliates deem suitable. Hardware Tools Affiliates, or any other users, will not be provided any private information about any other user. In the case of a sale, however, sellers will be provided a buyer’s name and address, to deliver the product. Hardware Tools cannot be held liable for information the Buyer willingly provides any other user of the site either through optional fields or messaging.
Detailed Information on the Processing of Personal Data and the Services Provided by Third Parties
Traffic Optimization and Distribution
These services allow the Site to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance. Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between the Site and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information User are transferred.
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Additional Information About Data Processing
The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner of the Site in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from its improper use or that of related services by the User.
Specific information may be shown on the pages of the Site concerning particular services or the processing of Data provided by the User or by the Data Subject.
The User’s Personal Data may be further used in ways and for purposes required for Site maintenance.
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Site and any third party services it uses may collect system logs, i.e., files that record interaction – including navigation. They may also contain personal data, such as IP addresses.
Information Not Contained in this Policy
More information on processing Personal Information may be requested from the Owner at any time.
The Rights of Data Subjects
Those persons to whom the Data refer have the right, at any time, to know whether their data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Owner of the Processing System.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Personal Information or Data
Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.
Browsing and Usage Data
Information collected automatically from the Site, including the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the users who connect to the site, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the visitor, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page) and the details about the path followed within the site with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the operating system and the user’s IT environment.
In compliance with the Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) we do not collect Personal Identification Information from any individual under age 13 without parental consent. We do not solicit or want Personal Identification Information from any minor children under age 18.
This privacy statement applies solely and exclusively to HardwareTools.com and is not meant to refer to other sites whose links are possibly contained therein.