PRIVACY POLICY

 

East Texas Hardware respects the privacy concerns of its customers and users of its Sites and has created this privacy statement to explain how we use and protect your personal information. We take reasonable efforts to protect any information you give us.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION


Information is sometimes required for usage of the Sites, including purchase of an item or some service, or is requested from you for a particular use or purpose which we will inform you about at the time of use Your usage of the various Sites determines what information is collected. Any information that you do decide to give us will be used by us to improve your service and provide promotions and offers from EAST TEXAS HARDWARE, its subsidiaries, and promotional partners to you.

If you visit our Sites and wish to register, enter a contest or sweepstake, purchase products, obtain information regarding one of our products or services or request other information such as Consumer Relations assistance or otherwise communicate with us about our offerings, then we will request some personally identifiable information from you.

Personally identifiable information is any information relating to a natural person that can be used to identify them from that information by reference to an identification number or some other factor specific to identity. The personally identifiable information we collect about you on certain Sites can include your name, address, telephone number, cell phone number, birth date, email address, and financial information like your credit card number and expiration date. Information submitted, other than financial information, at the time of registration or during a submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by EAST TEXAS HARDWARE and its subsidiaries, and may be shared with our promotional partners.

The information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary regarding an order you have placed on a Site or to notify you if you have won a contest or sweepstake.

Financial information that is collected is used to process your request for products and services, and will not be shared with third parties who are not involved with the transaction. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Due to normal legal and auditing requirements, partial credit card information is retained by us in an encrypted form. That information is not shared with any partner or any person unnecessary for legal and auditing purposes. Please see below for more information.

EAST TEXAS HARDWARE may disclose your personally identifiable information in special situations when we have reason to believe this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with EAST TEXAS HARDWARE's rights or property, other EAST TEXAS HARDWARE Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. In addition, EAST TEXAS HARDWARE may use personally identifiable information to conduct other legitimate activities, such as protecting the security of its Sites and its networks, guarding against potential liability, engaging in debt collection, responding to a court order or subpoena, preventing fraud, complying with law, and complying with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency or regulator. To the extent that any of our Sites have additional or different practices or policies, these practices will be explained on that Site.

To modify or delete the information you have provided during registration, please login and update your profile. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings by clicking here. See the Choice/Opt-out section below.

 

SAFEGUARD YOUR USERNAME/PASSWORD

 

You are responsible for any actions that take place while using your EAST TEXAS HARDWARE account. Keep your username/password secure and do not allow anyone else to use your username/password to access the Site. You agree to notify EAST TEXAS HARDWARE at easttexashardware@nwcmail.net immediately of any unauthorized use of your EAST TEXAS HARDWARE account. EAST TEXAS HARDWARE is not responsible for any loss that results from the unauthorized use of your username/password, with or without your knowledge.

SECURITY

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, EAST TEXAS HARDWARE cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or is transmitted to you from our online products or services. All information is stored in a secure location behind a firewall with limited administrative access. However, you transmit information to us and receive information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

USE OF COOKIES AND PIXEL TAGS

EAST TEXAS HARDWARE receives and records information from your browser when you use any EAST TEXAS HARDWARE site and may use a variety of methods, such as “Cookies” and “Pixel Tags” to collect this information. A Cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow you to place an order on our website and allow us to enhance and personalize your online experience. For example, we use Cookies to:


• Remember the items in your shopping cart
• Recognize you when you return to our website
• Store your username or login email and password to make it easer to login
• Confirm that users are logged in
• Enable you to use Express Checkout
• Analyze visitor behavior

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a Cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all Cookies. If you turn all Cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your website experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. We use Pixel Tags – tiny graphic images – to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel Tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. We may use Pixel Tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our website. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, username, system type, whether you have enabling software to access certain website features, access times and referring website addresses. Other websites visited before visiting a Site might place personal information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that other website. EAST TEXAS HARDWARE may unintentionally collect that information as part of the referring website information we collect.

USE OF IP ADDRESSES

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet provider whenever you are surfing the web. When you request pages from EAST TEXAS HARDWARE Sites, our servers log your IP address. EAST TEXAS HARDWARE collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our partners, and to audit the use of our Site. Unless you purchase something we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you are anonymous to us. If you access the Buy feature in the online store, we will link your IP address to your credit card information as part of our fraud prevention program. We do this to protect you. We may use your IP addresses in cooperation with your internet provider to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect our service, Sites, customers, or others.

MOBILE SERVICES

The Sites contains services and features that are available to certain mobile phones. Your carrier’s normal rates and fees apply. Not all mobile services will work with all carriers or devices. You should check the rates and services offered by your carrier. By using a mobile phone to access EAST TEXAS HARDWARE Sites, you agree that that certain information about your use of these services may be shared with us through third party partners.

CHOICE/OPT-OUT

Our Sites may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you. If you receive a communication and would like to opt-out and remove your name from any future communication, follow the specific instructions outlined within the communication you receive. However, if you are unable to complete the process indicated in the communication, send an email to easttexashardware@nwcmail.net with a copy of the email attached to the request and statement of your desire to be removed from the mailing list. Your opt-out request will be processed within 10 days of the date it is received.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

EAST TEXAS HARDWARE is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to our Sites. Our Sites may also be linked to websites operated by other companies. Visitors to these websites should refer to each website's respective privacy policies and practices.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, the practices of our Sites or your dealings with our Sites, contact:


East Texas Hardware
1111 N Kilgore St
Kilgore, Tx 75662
903-984-2036 easttexashardware@nwcmail.net

Information provided by you via general email inquiries to EAST TEXAS HARDWARE, such as your email address, is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties.