EFFECTIVE DATE, LAST UPDATED 3/11/2022
In general, you may browse this Website without providing any personal identifiable information to us, however, technology and usage data are automatically collected.
Types of Data Collected
- Personal Data
While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information. Personal data is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked with you or your household. “Personal Data” is defined as any information that you may provide to us that can be used to identify you individually, including but not limited to, but is not limited to: first name, last name, email address, phone number, shipping and/or billing address, or financial details, such as payment cards you use to purchase products, as well as any account number that we assign to you.
2. Technology and Usage Data
Usage Data is collected automatically when using our Website. This data is automatically submitted information regarding your computer, mobile device, and connection, including previous and subsequent URL, Internet Protocol address, device type, browser type, browser version, pages visited, date/time of visit, duration of visit, unique device identifiers, mobile device unique ID, mobile operating system, and other diagnostic data.
Why we Collect Your Personal Data
- To provide and maintain our Website, including to monitor the usage of our Website.
- To manage Your Account: to manage your registration as a user of the Website. The personal data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Website that are available to you as a registered user.
- For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items, or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the Website.
- To contact You: To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products, or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
- To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events which we offer that are like those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
- To manage Your requests: To attend and manage your requests to Us.
- For business transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal data held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
- For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, web activity and traffic, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, services, marketing, and the customer experience.
How We Use Your Personal Information
While we use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, you agree that we will have no liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties.
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize Website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users. We may provide your information to others as required or permitted by law, including in response to law enforcement inquiries, legal process, in connection with a sale or merger of all or part of our business, or in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceeding. We reserve the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary or appropriate to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to an emergency situation.
Protection Of Personal Information
It is our policy to protect your personal information by doing the following:
(a) Safeguarding any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information from any misuse by third parties;
(b) Destroying, erasing or making unreadable any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information prior to their disposal;
(c) Protecting the confidentiality of your personal information;
(d) Prohibiting the unlawful disclosure of your personal information;
(f) Limiting the access to your personal information only to our employees who need such access and only to extent that it is needed.
If there is ever a breach of security regarding your personal information, we intend to comply with applicable state and federal law requirements regarding the notification and disclosure to you and to the appropriate authorities of the circumstances surrounding the breach.
Policies for California
We respect the rights of privacy for California residents and are committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act 2020 (CCPA).
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding personal information. If you are a California resident and have provided us with your personal information, you may request to be provided with the information that we have collected or have your Personal Identifiable Information deleted. The Act also provides you the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personally Identifiable Information and if between 13 and 16 years of age, it is required to collect opt-in consent, however ACME UNITED CORPORATION does not sell personal information.
We can only respond to verifiable consumer requests. A verifiable consumer request means a request that is made by consumer, by a consumer on behalf of a consumer’s minor child, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that is authorized to act on your behalf. Your verifiable consumer request must include (1) sufficient information that allows us to verify your identity or provides sufficient authority to make the request (example, email address); and (2) describes your request with enough detail to evaluate and respond to your request. We will not respond to any requests if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the personal information belongs to you. You are not required to create an account to make a verifiable consumer request. We are not required to comply with more than one verifiable request from the same consumer in a 12-month period.
As required by the Act, we will provide you the following information upon a verifiable consumer request: (1) categories of Personally Identifiable Information that we collect; (2) categories of sources from which the Personally Identifiable Information is collected; (3) the purpose of collecting such Personally Identifiable Information. Please allow 45 days to complete your request. We will inform you if more time is required to complete, but it should take no longer than 90 days.
To submit a CCPA request, to request (a) information about your Personally Identifiable Information collected or (b) deletion of your Personally Identifiable Information, please send contact us via email with your request to email@example.com or call toll-free at 800-835-2263.
Policies For Europe
We respect the rights of privacy for European residents and are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation of 2018 (GDPR). Personal identifiable data for European users is not captured on our US devices or the Website. Acme United Corporation websites do not fulfill Website orders to Europe however can be managed through the European vehicles managed by the European office. To exercise your European data rights, please contact our European office, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 0212 232450. Additional information on our European Data Policy is located here: https://www.acmeunited.de/trademark.php?trademark=datenschutz
Policies For Children
Children under the age of 16 shall not be allowed to register for an account or place any orders for products through our Website. We respect the rights of privacy for parents and children and are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) as well as CCPA. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13 in reference to COPPA and under 16 in reference to CCPA. We also note that CCPA prohibits sale of personal data of consumers between 13-16 years of age unless the guardian has authorized the sale. We comply with this requirement.
If we determine that any child under the age of 16 has placed an order for any product on our Website, we shall immediately cancel such order. If we determine that any child under the age of 16 has registered for an account on our Website, we shall suspend or terminate such account unless and until we receive evidence satisfactory to us that the customer is at least 16 years old and that our policies for children under 16 years old have otherwise been complied with.
We do allow children to post craft ideas and projects to our public areas and we may not be able to determine the age of any users of our Website, both of which may result in the unintentional disclosure of personal information to the public. We will take measures to remove any unintentionally disclosed personal information from our Website as soon as practicable. Children under 16 years old shall not be allowed to enter any contests.
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