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  SanDiegoHardware.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 12, 2016

1. INTRODUCTION

AGREEMENT AND PARTIES. San Diego Hardware Company ("Company," "us," or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to the SanDiegoHardware.com and the HardwareSource.com website ("website" or "site"). HardwareSource.com is a DBA of San Diego Hardware Company. This privacy policy ("privacy policy" or "policy") is an agreement between San Diego Hardware Company and you, as the user of the SanDiegoHardware.com website and/or the HardwareSource.com website ("you"). This agreement tells you when this policy is effective, what information we collect from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, how we may change this policy, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected.

2. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

AGREEMENT TO TERMS. All activities in which you may engage on this website are voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features on this site which require the information. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy or other terms of use on this website, then you should immediately exit this website and discontinue using the site. If you do not agree with the terms of our privacy policy and our terms of use posted at

http://www.sandiegohardware.com/privacy.htm      or

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinge-resource-center/?p=218

please do not provide us with personal information, and leave this website. The terms of use of this site are expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this policy. By using the SanDiegoHardware.com and/or the HardwareSource.com website, you signify that you agree to the terms of this privacy policy as well as to our terms of use.

3. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

EFFECTIVE DATES. This privacy policy is effective as of January 12, 2016, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on the website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately on their posting to this site. You should check this policy periodically as its terms may change from time to time. Your continued use of the site after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the "last updated" date found at the beginning of this privacy policy when we post changes to it.

4. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY

DISCLAIMERS. The privacy policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Company's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This online privacy policy only applies to information collected through this site. This privacy policy does not apply to any information we may collect from you in any place other than this website.

5. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. We may ask you for certain information referred to on this site as "personal information," which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, shipping address, billing address, phone number, email address and credit card data. You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or features of the site. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such information is requested.

6. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature ("general information"). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any personal information.

6.1. Click Stream Data

When you visit our website we may also collect "click stream data" (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our site are most or least effective or useful to you.

6.2. Cookies

We may also use cookies to gather information about your visits to our website and enhance your experience. More information on how we use cookies is available in the section "Use of Cookies."

6.3. How We Respond to "Do Not Track" Disclosures

We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information with third parties. Under this Privacy Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, as described in this Policy. Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.

7. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

USE OF GENERAL INFORMATION. We will primarily use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide products and services to you, including, but not limited to, the following:

A. To administer a content promotion survey or other site and to provide you with the relevant products or services (for example, to deliver a prize you may have won in a contest).

B. To send you information or materials via e-mail about products, offers, and news we think might interest you. This information may relate to products, offers, and news of the Company or its licensees or selected commercial partners. We send you this only if you have opted-in to receive e-mails from Company. If you no longer wish to receive any e-mails from us, or if you want to modify your personal data or want your personal data to be deleted from our database, see Section 12.

C. To analyze visits to the website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve our products and services and deliver to you the type of content, features and promotions that you are most interested in.

8. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

8.1. Security Measures

This website takes every precaution to protect your personal information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and offline. When submitting online orders in our store, your sensitive information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL technology. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information offline by carefully following strict security policies and procedures.

We are also PCI Compliant which Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud.

8.2. Risk of Interception

Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Company strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.

9. USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER AGE 13

PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children's privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user's account.

10. THIRD PARTIES

10.1. Sharing Information with Persons or Entities Who Manage This Website

Company's websites and the personal information and general information collected are managed and controlled by persons employed and/or contracted by Company. The servers that make Company's websites available are located in Michigan. If you are located outside Michigan, please note that the information you provide will be transferred to persons employed and/or contracted by Company for the sole and express purposes as detailed in this section, and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer. The persons employed and/or contracted by Company have entered into an agreement with the hosting company in location to provide safeguards for the protection of your data that are consistent with this policy.

10.2. Disclosing Information to Third Parties

WHO MAY HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION. Other than to the companies belonging to San Diego Hardware Company for the purposes set out above, and except as described in this policy, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information or general information to third parties without informing you in advance. We provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, "service partners"). Our service partners may use your personal information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, executing services (such as managing Pay Per Click and customers reviews), or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners and is not subject to our control. Please also see Paragraph 6.3 on how we will respond to "do not track" signals.

10.3. Security

RELEASE OF INFORMATION. Company will release personal or general information without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as described in this agreement to any person or entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this policy.

10.4. Links to Third Parties

PURPOSE OF LINKS. For your convenience and to improve the usage of the website we may insert links to third parties on this site. This privacy policy does not apply to such third party websites. These links take you outside our service and off the Company's site and are beyond our control. This includes links from partners that may use Company's logos as part of a co-branding agreement. The sites those links can take you to have their own separate privacy policy and although we seek to protect the integrity of our site, Company is not liable for the content and activities of those sites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

11. AUTOMATIC COLLECTION

COOKIES. A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if you use such a feature on this site. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or other browser). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its features.

12. DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION

CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION. You may cancel your registration at any time, and you may opt out of receiving any e-mails from Company. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. You may opt out, or delete or modify your personal information, by sending an email with your request to Webmaster@HardwareSource.com. We encourage you promptly to update your personal information when it changes.

13. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION. If you have any questions or comments relating to our website or the privacy policy, send an e-mail to Webmaster@HardwareSource.com or write Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer, San Diego Hardware Company, 5710 Kearny Villa Road Suite A, San Diego, CA 92123-1100.


 




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