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Sales Policy, Strictly Hardware

PRIVACY POLICY

StrictlyHardware.com is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. Should you choose to provide your Email address or any other personal information on any of the forms found on our site, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with StrictlyHardware.com . This privacy policy is intended for all users of StrictlyHardware.com.

By visiting this web site you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use or access our services.

 In this privacy policy, you will find information on these areas:

  • What personally identifiable information StrictlyHardware.com collects.
  • What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
  • What organization collects the information.
  • How StrictlyHardware.com uses the information.
  • With whom StrictlyHardware.com may share user information.
  • What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under StrictlyHardware.com control.
  • How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information. 

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact StrictlyHardware.com at info@StrictlyHardware.com.

Any violation of this privacy policy will lead to suspension of use privileges and permanent removal from this web site.

Some of this information may or may not apply at all times. 

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Information Collection

StrictlyHardware.com is the sole owner of the information collected on our site. StrictlyHardware.com collects and monitors information from our users on our Web site. 

Registration

In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form.  During registration, a user is required to give contact information, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers and in some cases credit card information. We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he has expressed interest, and to bill you for services.  Some information may be optional for the user to provide, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.  Please safeguard your password (if applicable) and other personal information. You may be liable for unauthorized use of our web site, as well as have your private information used by others. 

Unless you opt-out, you give StrictlyHardware.com permission to use your information as per this privacy policy.

While StrictlyHardware.com will make every effort possible to protect your privacy, we do not promise, nor should you expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications would always remain private. This will include parties who attempt to illegally enter our web site and intercept or access transmissions or private communications. 

INFORMATION USE

Profile

All information that is collected by StrictlyHardware.com servers is stored within secured methods, using the most current methods of securing data available.  Access is granted on a need-to-know basis only.  

We may also store information that we collect through cookies, log files and/or third parties to create a profile of our users.  A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences.  Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them.  We do not share your profile with other third parties, unless specifically mentioned in this agreement. 

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.  A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. [Provide a link to information on cookies.] 

Cookies will be used on our site to remember and recall login names, login information, previous purchases, potential purchases, as well as other items to help us better understand user’s needs. By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.  If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site.  The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.  See the “Profile” section.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site.  However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.  These parties use of cookies are subject to their own set of privacy policies.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files.  This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Third Party Advertising

We do not give any information to any third-party advertisers. However, we may from time to time send out information on behalf of another company, such as the announcement of a third party tool which integrate with Strictly Hardware.

This privacy statement covers how StrictlyHardware.com will use your private information, and does not cover the use of your information by any third party. Please refer to their privacy statement for details on how your information may be used. 

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SITE

Special Offers and Updates

We send all new members a welcoming email to verify your information. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the choice and opt-out sections. 

Service Announcements

On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement.  For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email.  Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account.  However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.

Other uses

We can use your information to help facilitate requested information, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce user agreements, analyze site usage, as well as site content customization, layout and services. Your information, such as your user id and e-mail address, can and may be used with message boards and instant messaging. No personal information will be used here though.

SHARING

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site. This includes, but is not limited to, any defense to any claim in which StrictlyHardware.com is a defendant, to assist in any investigations by law enforcement agencies, or violations of any StrictlyHardware.com policy. 

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

While StrictlyHardware.com will not rent, sell or share your information in general, there are certain instances that your information may be used. We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information. This is how your information will be shared:

  • To partners
  • Information relating to minors will only be used with prior parental or guardianship approval.
  • If strictlyhardware.com merges with another company, then this information will be shared with the merging company.


THESE ARE THE INSTANCES IN WHICH WE WILL SHARE USERS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION:

StrictlyHardware.com does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We provide the information to trusted partners (if applicable) who work on behalf of or with StrictlyHardware.com under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help StrictlyHardware.com communicate with you about offers from StrictlyHardware.com and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information;

We provide the information to business we are working with when you are looking for the products and services offered on StrictlyHardware.com or with StrictlyHardware.com under confidentiality agreements. These companies will use your personal information to communicate with you about your inquires into their products and services. These companies will have their own privacy policy, so please make sure you are aware of how they may use your personal information; 

While children are not permitted to open an account with us, we still want to make sure you are aware of your rights. We will first have a parent's permission to share the information if the user is a child under age 18. Parents have the option of allowing StrictlyHardware.com to collect and use their child's information without consenting to StrictlyHardware.com sharing of this information with people and companies who may use this information for their own purposes. We will not ask for more information from children than is necessary to participate in this web site;

We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of StrictlyHardware.com’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law;

We transfer information about you if StrictlyHardware.com is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, StrictlyHardware.com will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy;

StrictlyHardware.com  does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad;

We do not support any illegal use of your private information and will make every effort to stop such practices in order to protect your privacy.

Third Party Intermediaries

At some point in the future, we may use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Service Providers

We may partner with other third parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these particular services, we share names, or other contact information. This information will include e-mail address’ and other information when we use a particular service provider. which will be necessary for the third party to provide these services.  These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Business Transitions

In the event StrictlyHardware.com  goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.  Users will be notified via e-mail, as well as with a prominent notice on our Web site for at least 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

Children’s privacy

StrictlyHardware.com is designed for those who can legally create binding contracts. Therefore, StrictlyHardware.com wants to protect children’s privacy. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its accompanying FTC regulations.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information.

Users who no longer wish to receive our communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at customerfirst@StrictlyHardware.com.  You may contact us by phone or postal mail as well. 

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties.  We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party. Keep in mind that if you opt out, you may not be able to communicate with the vendors you wish to learn more information from. 

Links

This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we, StrictlyHardware.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. StrictlyHardware.com may have co-branding and/or framing relations with other companies. In this case, you should be familiar with the privacy policies of both companies, since you may be subject to each of them. 

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.  The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).  Contact information will be used [shared with the contest [survey] sponsors] to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.  Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.  While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just ‘surfing’.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. We use security protection software made by Oracle, as well as SQKL query protection. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment.

If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to info@StrictlyHardware.com.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. This can usually be done on line with StrictlyHardware.com , or by emailing our Customer Support at customerfirst@StrictlyHardware.com. 

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

Unless due to negligence, in no event shall strictlyhardware.com, its suppliers, agents or any third parties mentioned on the web site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost or stolen personal data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the web site, the material, and the services offered, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. 

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. 

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.  However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner.  In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices. 

Contact Information

If users have any questions, disputes, or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Toll Free Number: +1-800-405-2909
Fax Number: +1-800-405-7818
Email: info@StrictlyHardware.com
Postal Address:
101 Executive Dr Suite J. Sterling, VA 20166
Web site URL: www.StrictlyHardware.com

 

 

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