Effective Date: June 6, 2015
3. Information We Collect
a. Personally Identifiable Information
You are not required to provide personally identifiable information in order to visit any Washburn website. You must, however, register and provide personally identifiable information in order to be placed on Washburn’s Email New Service List and to enter contests and other promotions. Washburn may use information you provide us through emails, responses to polls, contests or sweepstakes or any other promotional activity. Please be advised that any such submissions become the property of Washburn and may be used by Washburn for any lawful purpose, subject to applicable law. Washburn can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content of your submissions, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information in any way and in any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution, including publication in online publications, and in trade media, and advertising. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third-party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
b. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Washburn also collects other information that is not personally identifiable to you, but results solely from your visit to our website. For example, we may collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. We may use web beacons and cookies, which may be placed on your computer when you access the website.
(1) IP Addresses
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. By collecting your IP address, Washburn’s server may record the referring page that linked you to the Washburn website (e.g., another website or a search engine), the pages you visit on this website, the website you visit after this website, the ads you see or click on, other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using, any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral website, and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. Washburn may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. Washburn may also link this information with your personally identifiable information when Washburn feels that it is necessary to enforce compliance with its rules and policies, terms of service, or to protect its website, customers or others.
(2) Web Beacons
Web beacons are Internet tools, such as transparent images on a website or in e-mails that we may send you, that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or an e-mail opened. For example, when you ask us to send you information on a promotion or newsletter, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the e-mails we sent were actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can contain a web beacon.
4. How We Use Your Information
Washburn does not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party. Washburn may, however, use and share information with third-party suppliers specifically involved in the processing of your information received via the Washburn website. Washburn may also share your information with our foreign and domestic affiliates and subsidiaries and third-party suppliers, which may require sending your personal information to or from the United States and another country.
In addition, Washburn may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables Washburn to improve and enrich our services and website content.
Washburn reserves the right to use and share your information where such disclosure may be required by law.
5. Access by Children
This website is not intended for use by children age under age 16. No one under age 16 is allowed to provide any personally identifiable information or use Washburn public discussion areas, forums and chats or participate in any contests or any other promotional activities, and Washburn does not knowingly collect or use information from children under age 16 through this website. To subscribe to newsletters and to participate in other activities where personal information is divulged on this website, you must be age 16 or older. Minors under the age of 18 should get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before subscribing to anything on this website.
If you are registered to receive Washburn’s Email News Service List, you may also receive commercial email regarding upcoming Washburn promotions and events. If you receive Washburn’s commercial email and would like to avoid receiving such email in the future, you may opt-out of receiving it by clicking on the opt-out area within that email or by clicking here. Washburn will only communicate with you according to your instructions.
Washburn limits third party access to personally identifiable information collected on this website. This website has security measures in place that we believe are reasonable to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Washburn’s control. While Washburn cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, Washburn uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain instances, the information passed between your browser and the Washburn system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and this website to ensure confidentiality. In the event that a breach into the Washburn security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, Washburn will notify you of such a breach under applicable law.
8. Access to Your Personal Information
9. Third-Party Websites
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to Washburn. Washburn is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any third-party linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. Washburn encourages you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.
10. Contacting Us
Washburn/ JAM Industries USA LLC
310 West Newberry Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002