What Information Do we Collect, and How Is It Used?
We and Ace Retailers collect personal information that you provide to us. For example, information will be collected when you submit an application form, sign up for an account, when you place an order, when you contact us with online inquiries or promotional communication preferences, and when you otherwise voluntarily provide personal information to us. If you and Ace Retailers engage in B2B transactions with each other, the personal information about you that we collect may also include billing addresses, shipping addresses, credit card numbers and expiration dates, account and log-in IDs, passwords, information regarding orders, demographic information and information regarding interests and preferences. This information is used for the purpose for which it was collected and for administrative and analytical purposes. For example, the information may be used to process and ship orders, to send order and shipping confirmations, to manage billing and payment processes, to provide emails, newsletters and other communications you have requested, to administer and fulfill sweepstakes and contests, to conduct audits, to manage information and financial systems, and to provide customer service. This information also may be used to contact you about sales, product recommendations, special offers and new site features from Ace Hardware and Ace Retailers and other selected vendors, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communicationsfrom us. When you opt not to receive emails, newsletters or other promotional information, we collect and store certain information, such as your email address, in order to comply with your preferences regarding such materials.
Anonymous Information We Automatically Collect
We may also use web beacons (also known as action tags, pixels, or transparent GIF files) to help manage online marketing and advertising. These web beacons may be provided by our marketing partner(s) and enable our marketing partner(s) to recognize a unique web beacon placed by us or by such third party. Web beacons also allow us to learn which partner’s website advertisements bring users to our Web site.
Is Information Collected From Children?
The Web sites are not intended for users under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you should not use the Web sites and should not submit any personal information of any kind to us.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
We also reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you, including personal information, in connection with the sale, merger or transfer of all or a portion of the business or assets of Ace Hardware or an Ace Retailer to a third party or in event that Ace Hardware or an Ace Retailer is merged with or becomes part of another organization.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
We use various measures to protect your personal information. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we work to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
How Can I Correct and Update Personal Information?
You can correct and update your personal information by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my Opt-Out Rights?
You can opt out of receiving future promotional electronic mailings from us by following the unsubscribe procedures indicated in each email.
You may block or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. You should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser for instructions on how to configure your browser setting to meet your preferences. Disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of some features of our Web site.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Web Site?
How Do I Ask Questions and Provide Feedback Regarding Privacy?