Element Pool Company PRIVACY POLICY

 

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Last Updated: June 2024

 

This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and secured by Element Pool Company, “we” or “us”) when you (“you”, “your”, “user”) access the Company web site(s) at [www.elementpoolcompany.com)] (the “Site”).  If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site(s). 

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time.  We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was updated.  We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.  Your continued use of the Site(s) following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. 

What Is Personal Information?

As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, date of birth, credit card number, social security number), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personal information.  Personal information does not include “aggregate information”, which is data we may collect about the use of the Site(s) or about a group or category of users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.  This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.  

How Do We Collect Information, and What Types of Information Do We Collect?

We collect several types of personal information about you in a number of ways when you visit or use the Site:

 

Active Collection

 

We collect certain information when you voluntarily provide it, such as if you send us an email [and or you otherwise provide or request information.  Such information may include various types of personal information.  Additionally, we may also collect demographic information such as your age, gender, country and zip code of residence, recent purchases, and preferences.  This demographic information may be associated with your personal information.  If this demographic information is connected with personal information, we will treat the demographic information as personal information. 

 

Passive Collection

We may also automatically collect certain information and monitor user activity through the use of “cookies” (including persistent and/or session cookies) or web beacons (also known as web bugs, pixel tags, tracking pixels, or clear gifs) on the Site.  A “persistent cookie” is stored on a user’s hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie.  Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.  “Session cookies” are cookies that expire upon the conclusion of your visit to a website.  These types of cookies are widely used to facilitate a consumer’s interaction with a website. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies on the Site, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions.  However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features on the Site.  In addition to the above, information provided by cookies, web beacons, or other devices may be used, among other things, to aid in project planning.

We work with a company called ReachLocal, which assists us in advertising our products and/or services.  One of the products that we have purchased from ReachLocal is a retargeting product, which enables ReachLocal to show you advertisements for our Site when you visit other sites in the ReachLocal network or in third-party networks.  ReachLocal is able to do this through the use of cookies that are provided by ReachLocal through its third-party partners (the “Advertising Cookies”).  The sole use of these cookies is, as stated above, to simply show you advertisements for our site, they are not being used to track you in any other way.  Moreover, ReachLocal does not link the information in the cookies or any other cookie to any personal information that you may have provided.  

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies, though either of those actions may affect the use of our Site.  However, if you wish to opt out of any of the Advertising Cookies, you can do this simply by navigating to http://www.reachlocal.com/opt-out, which will take you to a web page where you will be able to opt out of the Advertising Cookies currently used in connection with ReachLocal’s remarketing product.  

If you have any questions regarding ReachLocal and/or the Advertising Cookies, you are encouraged to contact ReachLocal at privacy@reachlocal.com.

 

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?

We use personal information we collect through the Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Site.  For example, we may use personal and other information we collect to aid in project planning  and for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

If you no longer wish to receive messages from us, you may opt out of all future communications by emailing us at elementpoolcompany@gmail.com

Further, we may make collected personal information available to third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes.  If you decide that you do not want us to share your personal information with these companies for their marketing and promotional purposes, please send an e-mail to _____________.  In this email state that you would like Company to not share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.  Your opt out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date of which we receive it. 

Your California Privacy Rights:  The following applies solely to California residents who have an established business relationship Element Pool Company.  If we collect personal information from you, we may make the personal information available to third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes.  If you decide that you do not want us to share your personal information with these companies for their marketing and promotional purposes, please send an e-mail to elementpoolcompany@gmail.com.  In this email state that you would Element Pool Company to not share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.  Your opt out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date of which we receive it.].

What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

We will not share the personal information we collect from you through the Site(s) with third parties.

We may take your personal information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (i.e., de-personalizing your information).  This can include usage information and/or information that is not connected to personal information.  Given the nature of this information, no restrictions apply under this Privacy Policy on our right to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and we may use and share in any way with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information.

Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Websites and Others:

We will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our policies; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Site(s) or third parties. 

 

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