Privacy policy

Privacy Policy
Atlantic Mills, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to federal and state privacy laws and industry guidelines in order to protect you and your identity.  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this site (the “Company Web Site” or the “Web Site”).  This Privacy Policy applies only to the Company Web Site, not to any other Company, affiliate or third party sites that may be accessible from here.

After reading this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and is a part of the Web Site’s Terms of Use, you will know:

1)    What information the Company collects from you
2)    How the Company uses your information
3)    What choices you have about how the Company treats your information
4)    How the Company protects your privacy
5)    How you can contact the Company

1.INFORMATION THE COMPANY COLLECTS FROM YOU

Active Information Collection
Like many other Web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on the Web Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e mail.  Some of the information that you submit during the registration process or while making a purchase may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, business name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.).  Also, if you place an order, you may be required to provide financial information.

When you visit the Web Site, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.  If you choose to register with the Web Site, during the registration process you will be asked for both personal and demographic information, most of which is required in order to complete the registration.  We will inform you which information is optional.  If you opt not to register with the Web Site, you still can visit the Web Site but you will not be able to access pricing information or make a purchase.

The Company does not have control over the privacy policies applied by any other party that you may disclose information to.  Third party sites that are linked to from the Web Site are not under the control of the Company and we are not responsible for their content or privacy policies.  If you would like information on any other party’s privacy policy, you should contact that party directly, and we encourage you to do so.

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, use both session and persistent cookies, and assign Internet tags.  Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers and the domain name of the Web Site from which you linked to our site.

In addition, when you view the Web Site, we may store some information on your computer.  This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file and will help us in many ways.  For example, cookies allow us to tailor a Web site or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.  Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.  The Company does not collect personally identifiable information automatically, but we may tie information collected automatically to your previously submitted personally identifiable information.

We passively collect information to understand what areas of the Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors.  This information helps us to update and improve the Web Site.  We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

2.    HOW THE COMPANY USES YOUR INFORMATION

The Company uses your personal information to enhance the operation of the Web Site and allow you to use all of its features.
Consider the following and adapt as necessary to fit the practices at the Company Web Site:
Your contact information (name, company name, mailing address, phone number, email address) will be used for the purposes for which you supplied it to us (e.g., registering with the Web Site, information or sample request.), to send you related notices or promotional materials and to respond to your comments or requests for information.  If you direct comments to us or you request information from us, we may ask you to verify where you are doing business so that we can be assured that the response or information we provide is appropriate for that geographic location.  We may also enhance or merge personally identifiable information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.

The Company will not give or sell your personally identifiable information to any outside organization for the organization’s own use without your consent.  The Company may disclose your personal information to the reputable vendors that assist us in processing information or delivering the items that our customers order.  These vendors are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping us to provide products and services.

The Company does not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information.  The Company, however, will have no liability for disclosure of information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.

The Company may provide aggregate statistics about our customers; sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.  The Company also will disclose any information that it is required to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority.

Although the Company does not currently rent, sell, or otherwise share your information with third parties for purposes unrelated to this site, it may do so in the future.  If you do not want your information to be shared, you should contact us at sales@atlanticmills.com as described in Section 3.

Some of our advertisers may display ads on the Web Site that solicit, or contain technology to collect, information about our users.  This information is collected and used by our advertisers, and is outside of our control.  If you have any questions about a banner advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly.

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 the 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 the Web Site.  Remember, by using any part of the Web Site, you accept and agree to our privacy practices.  If we update this Privacy Policy, your continued use of the Web Site (following the posting of the revised Privacy Policy) means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

3.    HOW THE COMPANY PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION

We work hard to protect your personal information.  We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including the use of firewalls.

This site contains links to other Web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you.  We cannot control these third party sites, which may collect personal information from you.  When you follow a link and leave this site, you do so at your own risk.