Last Updated: May 29, 2018
ITW COLLECTS SOME PERSONAL DATA FROM ITS USERS. The Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information
At some ITW Sites, you can order products, express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online communities. In the course of these various offerings, we may to collect from you various forms of personally identifiable information. Examples of the types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and country information. This data may be freely provided by you, or collected automatically.
At certain parts of some of our Sites, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, and services or otherwise participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We, our third party service providers, social media platforms, and partners may collect various types of information that are anonymous, de-identified or otherwise not intended to personally identify you (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”) when you visit any of our Sites or use any of our Services. A representative, non-exhaustive list of the types of Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T), mobile network, device identifiers, advertising identifiers, the web pages of the ITW Sites you have visited, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the Site (e.g., iPhone, Blackberry), general location information (e.g., city, county, and/or state).
How We Use the Information
Currently no personal data is be stored on this website. We only use the Information you provide about yourself to communicate with you, such as via an online newsletter, on a social media network, or via direct email. We take reasonable security measures to protect your communications, including the use of physical, technical and administrative controls. Please understand, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You need to take precautions to protect the security of any personal information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless (WiFi) networks or similar devices by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of your personal information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks.
When you contact us using the contact form on our Contact page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any other third party data processor. Instead, the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our own SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. However, not all mail servers are secured in such a way. Therefore, we would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email.
If you choose to sign up to our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provides us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. MailChimp is based in the USA and is EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the instructions contained in any email newsletter that we send you, or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you may receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.
Social Networks and Platforms
Cookies. Why We use Them & Turning Them Off
Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies identify you as a unique user by means of a tracking ID, so that we can recognize you each time you visit. Cookies also allow us to store user preferences and provide you with a positive experience when you browse this Website, including enabling you to personalize Website settings. The cookie itself is anonymous and does not contain any Personal Data, except when such information has been supplied by you, such as when you provide your name and email address when completing a registration/contact form.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but also usually allow you to modify your settings to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, however, some features of the Services may not work or may not work as designed. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser; links to instructions provided by several of the most common browsers are below:
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
GDPR and Your EU Privacy Rights
How can we help?
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about ITW’s practices around privacy, personal data or cookies, we encourage you to get in touch.