Collins Tool Company ("Collins Tool Company") operates collinstool.com and may operate other websites. It is Collins Tool Company's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Collins Tool Company collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Collins Tool Company's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Collins Tool Company's visitors use its website. From time to time, Collins Tool Company may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Collins Tool Company also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on collinstool.com blogs/sites. Collins Tool Company only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Collins Tool Company's websites choose to interact with Collins Tool Company in ways that require Collins Tool Company to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Collins Tool Company gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at collinstool.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Collins Tool Company are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Collins Tool Company collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Collins Tool Company. Collins Tool Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Collins Tool Company may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Collins Tool Company may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Collins Tool Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Collins Tool Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Collins Tool Company's behalf or to provide services available at Collins Tool Company's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Collins Tool Company's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Collins Tool Company will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Collins Tool Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Collins Tool Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Collins Tool Company, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Collins Tool Company website and have supplied your email address, Collins Tool Company may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Collins Tool Company and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Collins Tool Company takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Collins Tool Company, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Collins Tool Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Collins Tool Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.