You may give us “Personal Information” that tells us who you are and other things about you. Personal Information we may collect includes your name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also collect your user name and password and demographic data. Demographics help us know our customers. We may collect information you give us when you buy or use our products and services, create or update GranQuartz or Granite City Tool accounts, and contact us. We may also collect your information when you enter our contest, take our surveys, and sign up for our newsletters and other communications.
We may automatically collect some information when you come to our Site. This information helps us improve our Site and your experience on our Site.
What we collect automatically includes information about the computer or device you use to come to our Site. This may include the software that runs your computer, the type of software you use to access and search the Internet, the service you use to go online, and the Internet address assigned to your computer. (This Internet address is called an Internet Protocol (IP) address) This information helps us make our Site work better with your systems. We also collect data about how you use our Site such as the times you come to our Site and for how long. We may also know what websites you went to before and after our Site. It is not uncommon for online stores to collect this type of data.
Cookies. Like many websites, our Site uses “cookie” technology. A “cookie” is a small data file. Our Site may store cookies on your hard drive. Cookies help us know when you come back to our Site. Cookies also help us “remember” information about you. We may try to remember things such as what products you prefer and your log-in information. Personal Information may be tied to these cookies. We do this to help bring you a better shopping experience. It can make check out faster. It also helps us make shopping more personal to you. You can set your browser to not accept cookies. If you do not accept cookies, however, you cannot buy online or log-in to your account.
Web Beacons. Our Site and our e-mails use Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand how our Site is used and tell how well our marketing is working. Web beacons can also tell us if an e-mail has been opened and acted upon.
Third Party Analytics. We may also use companies, such as Google Analytics, to help us collect information about our Site. These companies may use their own cookies and Web beacons on our Site. You may opt-out of Google Analytics on our Site by installing a browser plug-in from Google. See the Google Privacy Center.
We may use your Personal Information to, among other things:
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties:
We may also share information that does not directly identify you. This information may be in aggregated or anonymized form.
We may transfer Personal Information to third party vendors, consultants and other service providers (“Vendors”). Our Vendors will use your information to do work for us. Work they may do for us includes filling orders, billing, providing customer service, sending communications, and other purposes described in this Policy.
We may allow you to comment on or rate products on our Site. Please know that what you post is public. Think about your safety when you share information about yourself in your posts.
Your Personal Information is sent to the United States for processing by GranQuartz or Granite City Tool and our Vendors. In addition to the laws in your country of residence, the United States has certain laws that apply to your Personal Information. These laws may require us to disclose Personal Information to the United States government and other government authorities.
You can “opt-out” of GranQuartz or Granite City Tool Marketing Communications. If you opted-in to our sharing of your Personal Information with third party marketers, you can opt-out of that too. You may also request to access or change your Personal Information. You may also ask us to change your preferences for how we use your Personal information. To make these requests:
If you “opt-out” of our GranQuartz or Granite City Tool Marketing Communications, you may still get business communications. Business communications include order confirmations, product recall information, or other administrative information.
GranQuartz or Granite City Tool takes reasonable steps to help protect Personal Information that we have or control against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
If you have questions or concerns about how we use your Personal Information, please contact our Privacy Officer at:
If we intend to use or disclose Personal Information in any way materially different than what we say in this Policy, we will make reasonable efforts to let you know about this change. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change the “Revised” date below.
Revised May, 2011.