The information collection, use, and dissemination practices of Metabo Flex This policy applies to Metabo Flex 's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Metabo Flex on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Websites"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to Metabo Flex 's other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties. Metabo Flex is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third web sites or applications.
1. Collection of Information.
1.1 Survey Information.
Metabo Flex collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a Metabo Flex survey, order form, or a registration pages either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a "Survey"). (As used herein, "online" means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and "offline" means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, Metabo Flex or a third party (a "Third Party") may ask an individual to provide various information to Metabo Flex , which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, "Survey Information"). Metabo Flex may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to Metabo Flex or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from Metabo Flex or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to Metabo Flex .
1.2 Other Information.
Other occasions when Metabo Flex obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by Metabo Flex or by a third party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through Metabo Flex 's customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a Metabo Flex service or newsletter (together, "Other Information").
1.3 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
Metabo Flex currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, Metabo Flex may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, "Technology Information").
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual's computer that allows Metabo Flex to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in Metabo Flex 's database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Web Beacons.
A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an programming function -- see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual's unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Metabo Flex to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, Metabo Flex might place, with the consent of a third party website, a web beacon on the third party's website where fishing products are sold. When Bill, an individual listed in Metabo Flex 's database, visits the fishing website, Metabo Flex receives notice by means of the web beacon that Bill visited the fishing site, and Metabo Flex would then update Bill's profile with the information that Bill is interested in fishing. Metabo Flex may thereafter present offers of fishing related products and services to Bill. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, Metabo Flex also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in Metabo Flex 's database.
(c) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is Metabo Flex 's use of new and evolving technology. As a result, Metabo Flex strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.4 Outside Information.
Metabo Flex may receive information about individuals from third parties or from other sources of information outside of Metabo Flex including information located in public databases ("Outside Information").
1.5 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information Metabo Flex gathers or receives about individuals.
1.6 No Information Collected from Children.
Metabo Flex will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If Metabo Flex obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, Metabo Flex has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. Metabo Flex has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
1.7 Credit Card Information.
Metabo Flex may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card ("Credit Card Information") when an individual places an order from Metabo Flex . When the Credit Card Information is submitted to Metabo Flex , such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Metabo Flex will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
2. Use of Individual Information.
2.1 Discretion to Use Information.
THE COMPANY MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY'S SOLE DISCRETION. The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how Metabo Flex currently uses Individual Information, but Metabo Flex may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, Metabo Flex may update this policy from time to time. Metabo Flex may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
Metabo Flex uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. Metabo Flex may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list.
2.2(a) Content of Email Messages.
In certain commercial email messages sent by Metabo Flex , an advertiser's name will appear in the "From:" line but hitting the "Reply" button will cause a reply email to be sent to Metabo Flex . The "Subject:" line of Metabo Flex email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to Metabo Flex .
2.2(b) Solicited Email.
Metabo Flex only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from Metabo Flex or to individuals who have agreed on third party websites to receive email from third parties such as Metabo Flex . Metabo Flex does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to Metabo Flex 's email messages.
2.3 Targeted Advertising.
Metabo Flex uses Individual Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, Metabo Flex uses Technology Information (see also Section 2.5 below) to associate an individual with that person's Individual Information, and Metabo Flex attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, and otherwise. Metabo Flex may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.4 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
Metabo Flex uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.5 Use of Technology Information.
Metabo Flex uses Technology Information (1) to match a person's Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person's online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of Metabo Flex 's web sites are most frequently visited. This information helps Metabo Flex to better understand the online habits of individuals so that Metabo Flex can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.6 Profiles of Individuals.
Metabo Flex uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.7 Storage of Individual Information.
Metabo Flex stores the Individual Information in a database on Metabo Flex computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Metabo Flex 's control. Not withstanding such measures, Metabo Flex cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Metabo Flex computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.
Metabo Flex MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN Metabo Flex 'S SOLE DISCRETION. If you do not wish us to use personal information about you to promote or sell our products and services or to sell, transfer or otherwise provide personal information about you to third parties, please inform us by sending us an email and we will certainly honor your request.
3.2 Order Fulfillment.
Metabo Flex will transfer Individual Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such third party while using Metabo Flex web sites or when responding to offers provided by Metabo Flex .
3.3 Legal Process.
Metabo Flex may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
Metabo Flex may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting customer service at the number on the order page. Metabo Flex may also grant advertising clients and email services providers access to an individual's email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, "Advertisers") who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Metabo Flex does not control Advertisers' use of such technology and Metabo Flex has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of third parties. Metabo Flex is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. Metabo Flex does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
4.3 Affiliated Companies.
Metabo Flex may disclose, transfer, and sell Individual Information to entities affiliated with Metabo Flex in Metabo Flex 's discretion.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from Metabo Flex please just click on the unsubscribe link on the bottom of the email message.
We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by Metabo Flex
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at the number on the order page.
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