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Active Information Collection Like many other web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on this Web Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via online forms and e-mail. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable and/or personal information under U.S. or Canadian law. Such personally identifiable or personal information includes information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, business name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. However, under Canadian law, "personal information" does not include your business address or other information used to contact you at your place of work. Contact information may be used to send information about our company to you and to learn about customer satisfaction with our services. We run contests on our Web Site in which we may ask you for contact information. The contact information may be used to contact you when necessary.
We passively collect information to generate statistics and measure site activity in order to understand what areas of this Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies our visitors are using. This information helps us to update and improve this Web Site and enhance the usefulness of customer visits. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.
If you are a resident of Quebec, you are hereby informed that (1) the personal information collected by Hobart Welding Products would be considered a "file" being established by Hobart Welding Products within the meaning of applicable legislation of that province, (2) the "object" of that file is to use such personal information as described in Section 2 below, (3) the file will be created and kept by Hobart Welding Products and/or by one or more of its affiliates, and such file may be created and kept on its or their behalf by an outside service provider to Hobart Welding Products or such affiliate(s) at Appleton, WI (4) only those employees of Hobart Welding Products, such affiliate(s) and/or such service provider(s) whose job functions involve the fulfillment of the object of the file will have access to your file, and (5) if you wish to consult your file or make changes or corrections to it, you may do so by written request to Hobart Welding Products, PO Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912.
Hobart Welding Products uses your personal information to enhance the operation of this Web Site, allow you to use all of its features, and provide you with the services that you request or the incentives we offered for participation in a survey or other online market research activity. We may also use the information you provide to us, particularly information provided to us via surveys, to improve our product offerings and support our business initiatives and long-range plans. Hobart Welding Products may contact you about new features or products in which it believes you may be interested. Hobart Welding Products may share your personal information with its parent, subsidiary and related companies, and its affiliates and vendors that assist us in processing information or providing products or services that our customers order. These affiliates and vendors are restricted from using the information for any other purpose. Hobart Welding Products may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not identify any individual or include any personally identifying information. Hobart Welding Products also will disclose any information that it is required or authorized to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority.
Although Hobart Welding Products does not currently rent, sell, or otherwise share your information with third parties for purposes unrelated to this Web Site, it may do so in the future. If you do not want your information to be shared, you should contact us at Back To Top
We strive to provide you with as many choices and as much control as possible regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
You may opt out of having your e-mail address used for promotional purposes by Hobart Welding Products. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Hobart Welding Products as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions. If you no longer wish to receive information or promotional materials from us by e-mail you may opt out of receiving these communications by using one of the following methods:
We work hard to protect your personal information. This Web Site has both technical and procedural security measures in place to protect information under our control against the loss, misuse and alteration, including but not limited to SSL encryption for data transfer, firewalls, restricted access to data, employee training, and other methods. While such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no guarantee that your personal information will not be compromised.
This Web Site contains links to other web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party web sites, which may collect personal information from you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites. When you follow a link and leave this Web Site, you do so at your own risk.
This Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from Web Site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web Site, or your dealings with this Web Site, you can contact us at:
Hobart Welding Products
PO Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912
Last updated August 01, 2011