Online Privacy Policy

The companies in the Signode Industrial Group (the “Company,” “we” or “us“) respect your personal privacy and are committed to adhering to the applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry guidelines.  This online privacy policy (“Privacy Policy“) describes how we handle the personal information that you to provide to us on our websites (the “Website“).  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party sites that may be accessible from here.

After reading this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and is a part of the Website’s Terms of Use, you will know:

  1. What information the Company collects from you and how it uses it
  2. What choices you have about how the Company treats your information
  3. The Company’s U.S. Safe Harbor commitment
  4. What the Company does about children visiting our websites
  5. How you can contact the Company
  6. Changes in the policy

 
1.   Information the Company Collects From You and How It Uses It

We collect information directly from our Website visitors (for example, when registering an account); subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors and employees; current or prospective customers or suppliers; and from our web server & application logs, and through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. We use the information primarily to provide you with products and services, information about our products and services, general information, a personalized Internet experience and to ensure quality of your products and services.

ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION

Like many other websites, we actively collect information from our visitors by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail.  Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.).

PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION

Some of the information we collect depends on the settings on your web browser.  Please check your web browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.  In addition to the information sent by your web browser, as you navigate through a web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection.

Like most website operators, we track IP addresses, use session, persistent, and flash cookies or any other successor tracker technology, and assign Internet tags.  Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on the Website and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers, and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to the Website.

We reserve the right to use electronic images known as web beacons, also referred to as single-pixel gifs, and any other successor technology, that permit us to count users who have visited certain Website pages and for other related statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).  Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the Website; they are solely used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the Website.  Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

We passively collect information to understand what areas of the Website are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors.  This information helps us to update and improve the Website.  We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose personally identifiable information you provide to third parties, but only:

  • to our subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors, employees, suppliers and service providers, which are all required to preserve the confidentiality of any personal information they may access;
  • to respond to law enforcement requests, and where required or permitted by applicable laws, court order or governmental regulations;
  • in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, assignment or other transfer of our business to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and use it for the same purpose;
  • in situations involving threats of physical safety of any person; or
  • in all other situations we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary.

We do not otherwise distribute to third parties your personally identifiable information.  We may also provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns, and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

2.   Choices You Have About How the Company Uses Your Information

We strive to provide you with as many choices and as much control as possible regarding the personal information you provide to us.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information.

You may send us an e-mail message at [email protected] to request that the Company remove your email address from its system.

If you do not wish us to collect cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  If you do so, please note that some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

3.   U.S. Safe Harbor Statement

Signode Industrial Group LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is part of Signode Industrial Group’s companies incorporated in the USA (“SIG U.S.”), and SIG U.S. adheres to the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union.  Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) with respect to all such data.  More information about our commitment may be found at http://signodegroup.azurewebsites.net/safe-harbor/.  More information about the Safe Harbor Frameworks may be found at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

4.   What the Company Does About Children Visiting the Website

The Website is not intended for children under the age of 13.  We will not knowingly collect information from Website visitors in this age group.  We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online.

5.   How You Can Contact the Company

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, concerns related to our U.S. Safe Harbor commitment, or our practices, please contact us at [email protected].

6.   Changes to this Policy

The Company reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Website.  If we modify this Privacy Policy, the modifications will only apply to personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Policy on the Website.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on October 29, 2014.