Zip-Pak, a division of Illinois Tool Works, (“Zip-Pak”) respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to federal and state privacy laws and industry guidelines in order to protect you and your identity. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we handle the personal information that you provide to us on this web site and other Zip-Pak web sites (collectively, the “Web Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to the Web Site, not to any other ITW or third party sites that may be accessible from here.

After reading this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and is a part of the Web Site’s terms and conditions, you will know:

  1. what information Zip-Pak collects from you;
  2. how Zip-Pak uses your information;
  3. what choices you have about how Zip-Pak treats your information;
  4. how Zip-Pak protects your privacy;
  5. what Zip-Pak does about children visiting the Web Site
  6. how you can contact Zip-Pak.

Please be sure to read this Privacy Policy before using this Web Site or submitting information to us. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of this Web Site is acceptance of such changes, so please check this area periodically for updates to this Privacy Policy.

1. INFORMATION Zip-Pak COLLECTS FROM YOU

Active Information Collection

Like many other web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on this Web Site and 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.).

Zip-Pak does not have control over the privacy policies applied by any other party that you may disclose information to. If you would like information on any other party’s privacy policy, you should contact that party directly, and we encourage you to do so.

Passive Information Collection

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 web site operators, we track IP addresses, use session cookies, and assign Internet tags. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this Web Site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, and Internet service providers.

We passively collect information to understand what areas of this Web Site 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 this Web Site. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

2. HOW Zip-Pak USES YOUR INFORMATION

Zip-Pak uses your personal information to enhance the operation of this Web Site and allow you to use all of its features. Zip-Pak may contact you about new features or products in which it believes you may be interested. Zip-Pak may disclose your personal information to the reputable vendors that assist us in processing information or delivering the items that our customers order. These vendors are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping us to provide products and services.

Zip-Pak may 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. Zip-Pak also will disclose any information that it is required to disclose by law or by an appropriate government authority.

Although Zip-Pak does not currently rent, sell, or otherwise share your information with third parties for purposes unrelated to this Web Site, it may do so in the future. If you do not want your information to be shared, you should contact us atwebmaster@zippak.com as described in Section 3.

3. CHOICES YOU HAVE ABOUT HOW Zip-Pak 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:

If you do not wish us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties, please tell us at webmaster@zippak.com. You may also opt out of receiving marketing messages from Zip-Pak by notifying us at webmaster@zippak.com.

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 this Web Site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

You should review this Privacy Policy carefully, because if you do not agree with our practices, your ultimate choice is not to use this Web Site. Remember, by using any part of this Web Site, you accept and agree to our privacy practices. If we update this Privacy Policy, your continued use of this Web Site (following the posting of the revised Privacy Policy) means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

4. HOW Zip-Pak PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION

We work hard to protect your personal information. We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, beginning with restricted access to all data collected on our site. All Zip-Pak employees are expected to treat information collected from this Web Site as confidential.

This Web Site contains links to other web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party sites, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link and leave this Web Site, you do so at your own risk.

5. WHAT Zip-Pak DOES ABOUT CHILDREN VISITING THIS WEB SITE

This Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from the Web Site 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.

6. HOW YOU CAN CONTACT Zip-Pak

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Web Site, please contact us at:

ZIP-PAK®, A Division of ITW
1800 Sycamore Road
Manteno, IL 60950
800-488-6973
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