Watco UK Ltd (“Company”) values its relationship with visitors and customers and makes every effort to safeguard any personal information collected, while also making product and service information available to our customers. This section describes the overall privacy practices of Watco UK Ltd. It does not apply to companies other than Watco UK Ltd nor to anyone not employed by Watco UK Ltd.
There are two types of information collected on the Site: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (“personal information”) is information that identifies you as an individual, whether directly such as by your name, mailing address, or email address, or indirectly such as by your internet protocol (IP) address, telephone number, age range, etc. Personal information is obtained via site usage tracking or when you voluntarily provide the information to us, such as, for example, by filling in forms on the Site.
Watco UK Ltd uses personal information to answer your questions; provide products, services or information you request; to communicate with you; to provide marketing materials from Watco UK Ltd or others with whom we have a relationship with.
Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with Watco UK Ltd or as otherwise described herein.
For example, personal information you voluntarily provide may be collected and stored to permit you to receive Watco UK Ltd’s e-newsletters and/or e-mail, participate in online support or “Ask the Expert” services and for marketing and administrative purposes. It may also be used to fulfill your requests for orders, sample products or information from Watco UK Ltd from time to time, to request product support, ask a question, report a problem with the Sites, participate in promotions, sweepstakes or contests. Additionally, you cannot communicate with Watco UK Ltd through the “Contact” or customer support links on the Site or via e-mail without providing personal information. If you contact Watco UK Ltd or its service providers, a record of that session or correspondence will be maintained.
Watco UK Ltd takes appropriate measures in light of the nature of the personal information we collect and the risks associated with processing that personal information in order to keep it secure and to reduce the risk that your personal information may be accessed, altered, damaged or used without authorization. Watco UK Ltd may combine information collected about you with information obtained directly or through its affiliated companies, business partners or other companies.
If all or part of Watco UK Ltd or any of its affiliates are sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, your personal and non-personal information may be transferred as part of that transaction or process. Watco UK Ltd may also disclose your personal information: (i) to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (ii) if Watco UK Ltd believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Watco UK Ltd, our customers or others; or (iii) if Watco UK Ltd has reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action to enforce any of Watco UK Ltd’s rights, including against you or a third party, for nonpayment, violation of any agreement with Watco UK Ltd, and to prevent injury to or interference with Watco UK Ltd’s rights or property, or the rights or property of other Watco UK Ltd users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Watco UK Ltd may disclose or access account information when Watco UK Ltd believes in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that Watco UK Ltd deems necessary to maintain, service and improve Watco UK Ltd products and services and to protect its rights or property. By accessing and using the Site, you agree that information you have provided may be disclosed as described above or as may be modified from time to time.
We are part of a multinational group of affiliated companies that has databases in different countries, some of which are operated by affiliates and some of which are operated by third parties on behalf of Watco UK Ltd or one of our affiliates. We may transfer your data to one or more such databases outside your country of domicile, potentially including countries which may not require an adequate level of protection for your personal information compared with that provided in your country. However, Watco UK Ltd is a party to standard contractual clauses in the form approved by the European Union Commission in an effort to ensure effective levels of data protection, in particular, relating to transfer of personal information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“non-personal information”) is information that is about you but does not identify you as an individual, either directly or indirectly, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Site, etc. Watco UK Ltd may indirectly or through third parties, automatically collect certain types of non-personal information from you when you are using the Site. We may also collect non-personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as information included in response to a questionnaire or survey.