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Privacy Statement

Corkco’s Privacy Statement

Corkco is a global, industry leader in OEM and MRO industrial products and services. We receive and maintain customer information that will allow us to best support their accounts, product and service needs. Please read further for the details of our strict Privacy Notification Statement. Maintaining our customer’s privacy is very important to us.

What is personal information or data?

Personal Data is defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

What personal information is collected?

The information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimize the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure. FASTENAL MAY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WOULD INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • FULL NAME

  • PHONE NUMBER

  • EMAIL ADDRESS

  • BILL TO ADDRESS

  • SHIP TO ADDRESS

  • PAYMENT CARD NUMBER, EXPIRATION DATE, ETC.

  • IP ADDRESS

How will my personal information be used?

  • The personal information provided will be used to assist Fastenal with processing your order, whether it be an online order or direct through a Fastenal store. It will also allow us to provide ongoing support and meet the tracking requirements of your account, ex. inventory usage.

  • Website usage information may be collected to aggregate statistical information, enhance system administration or to improve the content of the Site. See Cookies section for further detail.

  • The information we collect through our website will help Fastenal effectively enhance this Site, expand product growth and better serve our customers, which will result in continued customer satisfaction. Fastenal may use the information collected to notify Site visitors of changes to this Site, to notify Site visitors of new products, and for any other legitimate and lawful business purpose.

  • Transactional information from companies or individuals that purchase products from our Site may be collected and used by Fastenal as a database or to provide subsequent products or services to such parties. Such information includes, but is not limited to, shipping information, credit card holder name and card number/expiration date. This information is considered essential to the performance of online transactions.

  • To identify the local of users. IP addresses and device identifiers may be used to block disruptive use, establish site use analytics for site improvement or to redirect users to a different site. Ex. If you are accessing the site from Canada, you may be re-directed to www.corkco.ca.

Who will Corkco share your personal information with?

  • Transactional information from companies or individuals that purchase products from our Site may be collected and used by Corkco as a database or to provide subsequent products or services to such parties. Such information includes, but is not limited to, shipping information, credit card holder name and card number/expiration date. This information is considered essential to the performance of online transactions.

  • Fastenal may choose to share information with some specific third parties, such as suppliers, financial institutions, and third party service providers, and with any successor Fastenal interest.

  • FASTENAL WILL NOT GIVE, SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER E-MAIL ADDRESSES MAINTAINED BY THIS SITE TO ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF INITIATING, OR ENABLING OTHERS TO INITIATE, ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGE IN VIOLATION OF TITLE 15, CHAPTER 103 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE.

  • Access to your data is limited to Fastenal and is constructed in a way to protect you and your information.

  • Corkco may disclose information about any Site visitor in response to subpoenas, investigative requests (with or without subpoena) and other legal process, to uphold Corkco's legal rights and defend against legal claims.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by a web site to give the customer a unique ID (a ‘Cookie’).

How does Corkco use cookies?

  • Fastenal may use Cookies to track new visitors to this Site and recognize past customers so that Fastenal may customize and personalize Site information.

  • Cookies used by this Site do not contain any personally identifiable information. Fastenal cannot identify a customer unless that information is provided voluntarily.

  • IF YOU CONFIGURE YOUR COMPUTER TO BLOCK OR ERASE COOKIES, SOME WEBSITE FUNCTIONALITY WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY AND THE USER EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIMINISHED.

Do Not Track (DNT)

DNT is a proposed policy and technology to allow internet users the ability to control the tracking of their online use. As this concept is still being worked on by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) along with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies and regulators, there is not a DNT technology standard to date.

Offensive or Inappropriate Content on Corkco Sites

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, profane or other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. Any material, information or idea you transmit or post on this Site by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Users Under Age 18

If you are a user under age 18, please obtain a parent/guardian’s permission before sharing any personal information with Corkco.

How long will my personal information be kept?

We will strive to keep your information accurate and up to date and keep it only for as long as is necessary, according to legal retention periods. In some instances, the law sets the length of time information must to be kept. When possible, Corkco will use its discretion to ensure that we do not keep records outside of our normal business requirements.

Updates to Corkco's Privacy Notification Statement

As Corkco’s Privacy Notification Statement may be periodically updated, it is suggested to review it on occasion, or before submitting personal information in the future. We will strive to keep your information accurate and up to date and keep it only for as long as is necessary, according to legal retention periods. In some instances, the law sets the length of time information must to be kept. When possible, Corkco will use its discretion to ensure that we do not keep records outside of our normal business requirements.

If you are an EU Citizen under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please click here for further details.

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