Co. describes the information we gather, how we share that information and what we do to
Information we automatically collect via industry standard web log files includes the URL
from which you visited, the page you are visiting, your computer browser information and your
IP address. As a prospective buyer using offerings on our site (such as our Request for Quotes
service) to receive information from or about sellers, you are required to provide additional
information so Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. can deliver these services to you.
This includes contact information, basic demographic information, and your purchasing
requirements. The information collected varies according to the different purchasing
categories and can be viewed by visiting the different forms located throughout our site. We
may also ask you for feedback about our service, which is collected and stored to allow us to
continually improve our offerings.
Some of the materials included on this site, including advertising, may be served by third
parties. These third parties, in the course of serving such materials, may collect information
regarding your use of this site and how you respond to e-mail communications, using methods
that may include automatic data collection, and may use this information in order to present
advertisements or other content that may be of interest to you on both this site and other web
sites. Collection, use, disclosure and security of information collected by third parties are
subject to the privacy policies of those third parties.
Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. uses the information we gather to put buyers and sellers
into contact with one another, to provide other features and functionality of this site, to
improve your experience on our site through analysis and communication, for other purposes
described in this policy, and for purposes disclosed to you when you provide information.
To Facilitate Transactions - Buyers or vendors will receive
emails and other communications from us to fulfill or facilitate the purpose for which the
information was provided or a request to use a service on this site. You cannot opt out of
emails that are necessary to provide our services. By using Western of Texas Forge & Flange
Co.’ services offered on this site, you agree that we may use your personal information
to contact you and deliver information to you related to those services.
Analysis - In our ongoing effort to improve the content and
services we offer, we continually analyze the information we receive to identify trends and
patterns in user behavior. Your personal information, when used in such a manner, is
aggregated with others to amass enough data for such analysis and is not personally
Testimonials and Feedback - We sincerely appreciate the feedback
we receive from our users. Your feedback, both positive and negative, is forwarded to the
appropriate departments at Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. as necessary so we can continue
to monitor and improve the service we provide. We may also share testimonials in our marketing
literature but will do so without including personally identifiable information unless we have
expressly received your permission to do so.
Newsletters - Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. offers
valuable content through email newsletters for both buyers and vendors. If you no longer wish
to receive any newsletter, we encourage you to opt out of these communications as provided in
Email Services - Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. may offer
services such as “Tell a Friend” that allow visitors to notify other people via
e-mail about its services. When an email address is provided for these communications, it is
not used by us for any purpose other than to forward the requested information.
Our customer information is an important part of our business. As a result, we only disclose
this information as described in this section. Our sharing of information to outside parties
is described below.
Prospective Buyers - To facilitate our business of matching
buyers and vendors, prospective buyers using our services will be provided information about
vendors relevant to the buyer’s request or inquiry using such services. This includes
supplier contact information, company background information and, where appropriate, ratings
Vendors - Similarly, vendors whose products or services are
relevant to a prospective buyer’s request, and/or marketers, resellers and other service
providers performing marketing, fulfillment and/or similar services on behalf of such vendors
with respect to the prospective buyer’s request, may be provided with that prospective
buyer’s information. We contractually limit use of the buyer’s information
(including all forms of contact information submitted) by the seller to communicating with the
buyer, or permitting its marketers, resellers or other service providers to communicate with
the buyer, about their desired purchase. In addition, vendors may receive information about
buyers in a manner that does not disclose personally identifiable information. Examples
include data that are aggregated across a group of buyers or feedback that is provided without
attribution to a specific person or company.
Agents - From time to time, we may use the services of
third-party companies to help facilitate our business activities. These include bill
collection services, affiliate or incentive program providers, customer service organizations,
e-mail and postal mail brokers, and marketing service providers. These companies are subject
to confidentiality agreements with us and are prohibited from using the information we provide
for any reason except to perform the functions that Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. has
outlined for them.
Legal Requests - Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. is
interested in protecting its members and the community at large. We will release account and
other personal information to legal authorities when we believe it is appropriate to comply
with the law, rules or regulations or to protect persons or property. In addition, Western of
Texas Forge & Flange Co. may choose to release information about you to relevant parties in
relation to investigations of fraud, piracy or other unlawful activity.
Your information is stored on servers that are protected against unauthorized access through
the use of safeguards such as “firewalls,” encryption and Secure Socket Layers. We
utilize many security techniques to protect your personal information. However, it is
impossible to guarantee a perfect security system.
Although we have attempted to address the various privacy-related issues you are likely to
encounter, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal
Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not
promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications
will always remain private from unauthorized access.
Also, Western of Texas Forge & Flange Co. contains links to other sites. Please be aware that
we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to
read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable
Flange Co. alone.
Notification of Change
on the Site. All minor amended terms shall be effective upon posting. If we make material
changes to this policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a prominent notice for 30
days prior to the change taking effect.