We recently updated our Policy to better
explain our Privacy Practices to you and to reflect items required by the
European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on
May 25, 2018. This includes information about how we collect, use, and share
any personal information you may give to us.
To put it simply- we DO NOT collect any personal
information or data about our online catalog or website users. Our clients or
perspective clients may choose to complete an RFQ form while on our website.
That information is sent directly to our Sales Department in email form, and
does not get stored on our website, and will never be shared with anyone outside
of our company. Ever.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to
facilitate our website, to provide services such as our online catalog on the
website on our behalf, to perform web service-related services or to assist us
in analyzing how our service is used. But, again- no personal data is
collected or stored.
Please see below for an explanation of GDPR and how it
may affect you or your business:
What is the GDPR?
GDPR is short for
the General Data Protection Regulation that goes into effect on May 25, 2018.
It was passed by the European Parliament to create a harmonized data privacy
law across member states of the European Union (EU). Its purpose is to support
privacy as a fundamental human right and therefore give EU residents rights
over how their personal data is processed or otherwise used.
What is considered personal data?
The GDPR defines
personal data as:
'... any information relating to an identified or
identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is
one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference
to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or
online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical,
physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that
GDPR notes that online identifiers can constitute personal data. The GDPR
persons may be identified with online identifiers which are provided by: Devices,
Applications, Tools, Protocols, such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, Cookie
identifiers (and similar web tracking technologies), Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) tags.’