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We understand your concerns about privacy. We pledge that we will not sell, rent or share your personal information with unrelated third parties. We want you to understand what types of information we collect and what may happen to that information.
Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
5956 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
REGISTRATION AND USE OF INFORMATION
No user is required to provide information in order to visit Simpson Strong-Tie's Web site. A user must register, however, in order to receive email from us, to download software, to create a user account or to participate in some of the other Simpson Strong-Tie services, such as registering for workshops or ordering literature. In addition, a user must register to enter contests and other promotions. During registration for these types of services, a user may be asked to provide certain categories of information, such as name, address, email address and date of birth. The information which you supply to Simpson Strong-Tie enables us to customize our Web site to your interests and enhance your overall experience at our Web site. In addition, it helps us communicate with you about Simpson Strong-Tie news, events, promotions and new products.
PASSIVE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
In addition to the information that you actively provide to Simpson Strong-Tie, such as what you provide when you register for the Simpson Strong-Tie services described above, Simpson Strong-Tie collects information about how you interact with our Web site. Simpson Strong-Tie collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user's experience at the Web site and for compiling broad aggregate demographic data and related usage data for Simpson Strong-Tie's internal purposes. The types of passive information include, but are not limited to, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our Web site and how long you stay on any part of our Web site. We may also track how you interact with our Web site by assigning a random string of numbers and characters to your session. Passive information does not identify you to Simpson Strong-Tie by name, and Simpson Strong-Tie does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and other laws have been established to protect the privacy of minors. Simpson Strong-Tie abides by all federal and state laws and guidelines regarding youth privacy. As such, Simpson Strong-Tie will not knowingly collect any personal information from young people under the age of 18, unless Simpson Strong-Tie provides notice that such information is being collected and obtains verifiable parental consent.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
Simpson Strong-Tie pledges that it will not sell or rent your information. Simpson Strong-Tie may, however, share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
While Simpson Strong-Tie strives to protect the personal information of our users, Simpson Strong-Tie will release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary.
In the event that we, our parent company or certain of our assets or our parent's assets are acquired, user information may be included among the transferred assets.
Simpson Strong-Tie has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. Simpson Strong-Tie protects personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary.
OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTORS
If you have signed up to receive Simpson Strong-Tie's commercial email and would like to avoid receiving such email in the future, you may opt-out of receiving it by sending an email to email@example.com. Simpson Strong-Tie will try to communicate with you only according to your instructions.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Your privacy is important to Simpson Strong-Tie. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at www.strongtie.com or via the other contact information listed above.