Effective Date: November 1, 2018
Simpson Performance Products, Inc. and its affiliates (referred to herein as “Simpson” or “we”) collect information about you when you use our website at www.simpsonperformance.com and other websites, applications or other online services that we operate (collectively, the “Services”).
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
“Personal Information” is information that directly or indirectly identifies you, such as your name, email address and device identifiers.
“Payment Information” is information required for payment processing, such as credit or payment card number, expiration date, cvv number, billing address, company name and other information required for payment processing.
“Usage Information” is information that, by itself does not individually identify you, such as browser type, operating system, the webpages you viewed and how long you viewed them. Simpson generally does not treat Usage Information as Personal Information unless required by applicable law.
We may link together different types of Usage Information or link Usage Information to Personal Information. If linked information directly or indirectly identifies an individual person, then Simpson treats the linked information as Personal Information.
- Provide our Services to you: Most of time, the reason we process your information is to perform the contract you have with us. For example, we use your information to maintain your account.
- Legitimate interests: We use your information when we have legitimate interests in doing so. For example, we analyze users’ behavior to continuously improve Services and for administrative, fraud detection and legal purposes.
- Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information for certain specific reasons. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the information provided below.
3. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
User-Provided Information: We collect information you provide directly to us, such as when you create or modify your account, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. This information includes (a) your name, postal address, email address and telephone number; (b) username, password and other registration information; (c) transaction-related information, such as when you download or use applications from us or register for the Services; (d) information you provide us when you contact us for help; and (e) other information you choose to provide and enter using the Services.
If you make a payment to Simpson, we will ask for Payment Information and other information requested for processing your payment.
Automatically Collected Information: The Services automatically collect information about how you use the Services, such as (i) your mobile device or computer type, including your system and application software; (ii) the type of mobile device or computer you use, the pages and screens you view and how long you viewed them; (iii) your mobile device’s unique device ID; (iv) the IP address of your computer or mobile device; (v) your operating system, traffic data, logs and other communication data; and (vi) metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device (e.g., photographs, audio and video clips and personal contacts). Some of this automatically collected information is Personal Information.
Information Collected from Third-Party Sources: We may combine information we receive from other sources with information we collect through the Services. For example, (A) if your employer uses one of our enterprise solutions, we may receive information about you from your employer; (B) if you engage with a third-party site application whose API we use (or who uses our API), we may receive information about you or your connections from such site or application; or (C) if you are referred to us by one of our referral partners, we receive information about you from such referral partner.
4. COOKIES AND OTHER DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY
Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (i.e., the internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie may contain information about your computer, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. A web beacon (also called a pixel tag or clear GIF) is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic. To learn more about cookies and web beacons, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Data Collection Technology helps us improve your experience of the Services by, for example, storing your password, measuring the success of marketing campaigns, compiling statistics related to use of the Services and helping us analyze technical and navigational information about the Services in order to detect and prevent fraud.
We may use other Data Collection Technology to collect information from the computer or device that you use to access the Services, such as your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, including the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your computer or device is located.
We also use Google Analytics, which is a Google service that collects aggregate information about use of the Services and reports website trends. Google Analytics does not directly identify individual users. You can learn about Google’s practices and opt out by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Your Control of Cookies: Some web browsers, including some mobile web browsers, provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device. You also may be able to reject mobile device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. Although you are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, if you block or reject them, you may not have access to all features available through the Services.
Do Not Track Signals: Some web browsers, including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites a user does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives such DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain Personal Information. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many website operators, including Simpson, do not respond to DNT signals.
5. HOW WE USE INFORMATION
We may use the information we collect about you to (a) operate and provide you with the Services; (b) enhance and improve the Services (e.g., by identifying business partners who can provide supplementary services); (c) fulfill any other purpose for which you provide your information; (d) carry out Simpson’s obligations and enforce Simpson’s rights arising under any agreement between Simpson and you; (e) notify you when updates to the Services are available; (f) send or facilitate communications between you and other users (e.g., between a driver and fleet operator in connection with your use of certain features of the Services); (g) determine how the Services are used, analyze trends and improve the Services; and (h) to secure and protect the Services and prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses of the Services.
6. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
Simpson shares your Personal Information as requested by you, for any purpose disclosed by Simpson when you provide such information, to fulfill the purpose for which you provide such information, and to provide the Services for which you signed up, or were signed up, to your employer or any other person or entity for which you provide a fleet identification number in your use of the Services.
Simpson may share your information (a) with Simpson’s affiliates and business partners who help us provide, analyze and improve the Services; (b) with a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Simpson’s assets; (c) to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any governmental or regulatory request; (d) to carry out Simpson’s obligations and enforce Simpson’s rights arising under any agreement between Simpson and you; and (e) if Simpson believes disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Simpson, our customers or others.
Simpson may disclose Usage Information without restriction.
7. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT INFORMATION
If you would like to review, correct, update or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us or if you would like to suppress, restrict or receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information (if these rights are provided to you by applicable law), please contact us via email at email@example.com.
In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database and any other limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we only fulfill requests when received from the email address associated with your account. We may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.
Please note we often need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transaction you began prior to requesting a change or deletion. We also may not allow you to review certain data for legal, security or other reasons.
- the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide Services to you (e.g., for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services);
- whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g., certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them);
- whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (e.g., for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority about how we process your Personal Information.
Notice to California Residents: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individual California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, Simpson does not disclose Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
8. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We are concerned about safeguarding your information. We use physical, technical and organizational safeguards intended to protect information we process and maintain. Unfortunately, however, no system or online transmission of information is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to or through the Services. Any transmission is at your own risk and we expect you will use appropriate security measures to protect your information.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of any password or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password-protected or secure areas of the Services. Access to the Services through your credentials will be treated as authorized by you. Unauthorized access to password-protected or secure areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution. We may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security.
If you believe information you provided to us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately using the contact information provided below.
9. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
11. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
The Services are not directed to or intended for use by minors. Consistent with the requirements of the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13 without his or her parent’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services.
California Minors: While the Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a California resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly available content you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at email@example.com. When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information was entered, so we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (1) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; (2) was not posted by you; (3) is anonymized so you cannot be identified; (4) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (5) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the content or information. Removal of your content or information from the Service does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information from our systems or the systems of our service providers. We are not required to delete the content or information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public.
12. NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
13. CONTACT US
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Services or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.