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Privacy Policy

POOL4TOOL has created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to demonstrate our commitment to the individual's right to privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines our personal information handling practices for this website.

Our Privacy Policy reflects current global principles and standards on handling personal information. We comply with the privacy laws in the countries where we do business.

1.  Personal Information Collecting and Processing

“Personal Information” means a person’s name and information associated with his or her personal identity as opposed to information associated with a business, including, but not limited to name, business address, business email, and individually used corporate credit card number. Personal Information does not include information that is encoded or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public Personal Information.

To serve our visitors better and understand their interests, POOL4TOOL collects and uses Personal Information with appropriate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.

When visitors come to the POOL4TOOL web site, we may record their IP address and use Internet technologies like e.g. cookies. Without exception, we will process such data anonymously and only use it to gather general information about our visitors and their interests, and to improve their browsing experience. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name.

POOL4TOOLmay further collect and process any information and data that you to give to us by choice, for example when you register for events, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, subscribe to newsletters, or when make purchases.

2. Use of Personal Information

POOL4TOOL collects and uses the information collected to operate and improve its sites and services. We will not change the way your Personal Information is used without your consent, as required by applicable law. Some of the ways we may use your Personal Information and other data may include for example:

     

  • To meet contractual obligations, in particular to process your orders and deliver the products and services, to send you shipping and billing information, and to provide customer feedback and support;
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  • To answer career/job inquiries;
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  • To keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates and upgrades, security patches, system enhancements, special offers, and other information;
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  • To conduct contests, sweepstakes or other marketing or promotional activities. Personal Information may be collected to administer those programs; and
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  • To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers and end users. Your completion of any questionnaires is voluntary.
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3. Cookies

The POOL4TOOL website uses "cookies," which are small text files placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and targeted advertising on your later visits to these sites.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of POOL4TOOL sites and services that depend on cookies, and some advertising preferences that are dependent on cookies may not be able to be respected. If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. In that case, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

4.  Analysis

I. Google Analytics

POOL4TOOL uses a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

We are using Google Analytics for statistical purposes to evaluate data coming from AdWords and DoubleClick-Cookie to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site. Please note that the website uses the Google Anextension “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP Masking).

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser, e.g. herehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

II. Web analysis byWiredMinds

This website uses the tool LeadLab V6.0 from WiredMinds AG to collect and process data for purposes of continuous improvement and analysis of our Internet offering. This data is used to create usage profiles under pseudonyms. Where possible and where practical, the usage profiles are rendered entirely anonymous. We pass the data collected to WiredMinds, alternatively WiredMinds may collect such data directly. WiredMinds is permitted to use information, which you leave behind by visiting the site, for purposes of creating anonymous usage profiles.

Data will not be used for purposes of personal identification of visitors or associated with the person-related data concerning the bearer of a pseudonym. Where IP addresses are collected these are rendered anonymous immediately after their collection by deleting the last two number blocks. Visitors have, with regard to data gathered on them, a right of refusal which may be exercised at any time: WiredMinds - exclude from website tracking[http://qs.phoenixcontact.com/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel=d5ab0a12ce72e69c&lang=en]

5. Sharing Your Personal Information

POOL4TOOL may share Personal Information with business partners, authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction on a need-to-know-basis in order for the third parties to provide the services, and the third parties are not permitted to use your Personal Information except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your Personal Information and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

6. Security of Your Personal Information

POOL4TOOL is committed to protecting the Personal Information you share with us. POOL4TOOL uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. POOL4TOOL supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on POOL4TOOL sites to prevent abuse.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

7.  Choice/Opt-Out

Generally, POOL4TOOL communicates with users who subscribe to its services via email. We may also contact you by phone to resolve customer complaints or investigate suspicious transactions. We may use your email address to confirm your opening of an account, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, you cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be more informational in nature rather than promotional.

However, you will always be able to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communication from us such as emails or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on this website or if you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties.

8.  Data Retention

POOL4TOOL will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

9. Children's Privacy

POOL4TOOL does not sell products or services for purchase by children. POOL4TOOL does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.

10.  Effective Date and Changes  

The practices described in this Privacy Policy are the current Personal Information protection policies as of February 28, 2014. It shall be posted on POOL4TOOL website at www.pool4tool.com. POOL4TOOL reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time consistent with the requirements of any applicable law and post the revised version on this website.

11.  Privacy Coordinator and Contact Information

POOL4TOOL has information security infrastructure, procedures and policies, and best practices in place to provide secured data privacy protection for individuals and businesses as well.

POOL4TOOL educates, trains, and mandates its employees’ awareness most likely to be in possession of or accessing Personal Information concerning compliance with this Privacy Policy and to assure compliance.

The Privacy Coordinator is available to any of the valued employees, customers, business partners or others who may have questions concerning this Policy or data security practices. Questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy and any privacy-related issue should be submitted by mail or email to privacy@pool4tool.com attn.: POOL4TOOL Privacy Coordinator, or send written correspondence to POOL4TOOL Privacy Coordinator,  POOL4TOOL America, LLC, 34119 W. Twelve Mile Road, Suite 320, Farmington Hills,  MI 48331, United States of America.