WPG Privacy Policy

Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc.® (hereafter referred to as WPG) takes seriously our obligation to our customers, vendors, dealers, users, subscribers and visitors (hereafter referred to as YOU), and we stand firm in our commitment to ensure the privacy and security of all affiliated with us. The following policy is determined, interpreted and set forth solely by WPG, its officers and assigned agents. Our Privacy Policy is available to help you understand how we collect, use and protect the personal information provided to us, and make informed decisions when using WPG’s website, products and services.

Consent

By using WPG.com (hereafter referred to as OUR WEBSITE), you acknowledge and agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend, modify and augment this policy in any way, at any time, and without notice. WPG does not intend to change this policy often. However, if our Privacy Policy does change, the changes will appear on this page of our website. If you are concerned about future changes, please visit this page often.
This policy informs you about:

  1. The information we collect, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
  2. The choices available to you regarding the use of your information and ways to correct inaccuracies in your information.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect against the misuse of your information.

The Information We Collect

During the course of normal business, we collect and maintain personal contact information from a variety of sources. These sources include, but are not limited to, information provided via online forms, emails, social media interactions, online directories, purchases or directly from networking opportunities, trade show attendance and telephone conversations.

When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personal information that is collected on an individual basis, which you knowingly choose to disclose; and (2) website use information collected on an aggregate basis, as you and others browse our website.

Personal Information you choose to provide
Registration Information ? You may provide us with information about yourself, your company or your practices when you apply to become a registered user of WPG.com, register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments or opinions about WPG.com, concerning the information available, navigation and other website performance.

Email Information ? If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain your email address and other contact information, the content of your email messages, together with our responses, as well as any other communications, whether conducted through email or other ways.

Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called cookies and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes a unique and anonymous identifier. When you visit our website, it asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it.  However, to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

How We Use Your Information

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to you, other customers and prospective customers.

We use your information to adequately respond to your requests, service and maintain your account with us, and for research and reporting functions (answering such questions as how you found our website and why you chose to visit it or contact us), as well as for other marketing related analysis. We will use contact information (like name, address and phone) and financial information (like Customer ID, credit card number and expiration date) that you provide via an online order form or by personally contacting us for the purpose of filling your orders, invoicing, shipping and billing. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

In the future, we may contact you via email about upcoming events, new products and services, product enhancements, corporate news, and other information that may interest you, or directly affect you or your account with us. If you do not want to receive a specific type of correspondence from us, you may opt out of these communications at any time.

We use cookies on our website to differentiate you from other visitors. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from seeing pages or advertisements directed at other customers or dealers, or to prevent you from having to log in more often than is necessary for security . Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you, and we do not intentionally store any personal information that you provide us in your cookies.

Data Sharing

Personal Information
We will only share your personal information with a third party as needed to answer your inquiries, conduct sales and ship orders. With the exception of parts or products and services associated with our exchange/repair and training programs, most WPG products are sold through Authorized Dealers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In order to respond to your inquiries about new product sales, price and availability, we may share your information with WPG’s Authorized Dealers and OEMs.

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary (a) to conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) to protect and defend WPG’s rights and property, our website, the users of our website, and/or our Affiliated Parties; or (c) to act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our website, WPG, or third parties.

Website Usage Information
We may share your website usage information with third parties in order to improve our product and service offerings to you and other website visitors. To accomplish this, we may incorporate the cookies of our business partners on our website (for example, Google AdWords and Google Analytics).

We may provide links to or from our website to information on topics that may be useful to users; however, we are not responsible for the practices, information or content of linked websites. When you use a link to go from our website to another website, WPG’s Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. If you are concerned about the privacy policies of other linked websites, please review the policies on those sites before proceeding.

Access to and Control over Your Information

If you have registered an account with WPG, you can update contact information (such as your billing, shipping and email addresses, phone number, etc.) by clicking “My Account” on our website or clicking here to log in to your account.

You may opt out of future marketing communications from WPG at any time by clicking “Opt Out” on the correspondence we have sent you. You can also opt out by contacting a WPG Customer Service Representative using the Contact Us Form or phone number available on our website.
Using either of these methods, you will be able to:

  • Find out what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change or update the data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

How We Protect Your Information

We take various precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website or web server, your information is protected both on line and off line.

WPG is the sole owner of the information collected, stored and maintained on our website and servers. Electronic gathering of any personal information contained on or transferred from our website or servers by any party, other than us, is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy by any user, subscriber, representative or partner may result in legal action and will be considered sufficient cause for immediate termination of any or all agreements, services and/or partnerships. Violators will be prosecuted in accordance with laws and penalties set forth by the State of Montana or the United States of America.

Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data) on our website, the information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services, which are enabled by a reputable SSL certificate provider. Pages utilizing this technology have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in your web browser or “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted on line, we also protect your information off line. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Because email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication, we request that you do not send sensitive information to us via email.

If you believe your information has been compromised or has not been used in compliance with this policy, please contact a WPG Customer Service Representative immediately using the Contact Us Form or phone number available on our website.