Privacy Policy | HobartWelders

Privacy Policy

Hobart Welding Products ("Hobart Welding Products") respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to all applicable U.S. and Canadian laws and industry guidelines relating to privacy and the protection of personal information. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") describes how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this website ("Web Site"). This Privacy Policy applies only to the Hobart Welding Products Web Site, not to any other ITW or third party web sites that may be accessible from here. After reading this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and is a part of this Web Site's terms and conditions, you will know:
  1. What information Hobart Welding Products collects from you
  2. How Hobart Welding Products uses your information
  3. What choices you have about how Hobart Welding Products treats your information
  4. How Hobart Welding Products protects your privacy
  5. What Hobart Welding Products does about children visiting this Web Site
  6. How you can contact Hobart Welding Products

Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using this Web Site or submitting information to us. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of this Web Site is acceptance of such changes, so please check this area periodically for updates to this Privacy Policy.

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.
Passive Information Collection As you navigate through a web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. Like most web site operators, we track IP addresses during your visit and use both session and persistent cookies. We use cookies to help identify you when you visit our Web Site and to keep track of your shopping list. You should be aware that we might use these cookies for other purposes now and in the future. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this Web Site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, and Internet service providers.
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.
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:
  1. Send an email to asking to be omitted from future e-mail distributions.
  2. Visit and enter your email address in the Unsubscribe area.
  3. Follow the instructions contained in the promotional email or newsletter.
If you do not wish us to collect cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, please note that some parts of this Web Site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
You should review this Privacy Policy carefully, because if you do not agree with our practices, your ultimate choice is not to use this Web Site. Remember, by using any part of this Web Site, you accept and agree to this Privacy Policy. If we update this Privacy Policy, your continued use of this Web Site (following the posting of the revised Privacy Policy) means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.
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
Phone: 1-800-332-3281


Last updated August 01, 2011