Online Privacy Policy

1. General

This is a Personal website created and maintained by Duane Baerwaldt. I own and manage this website (the “Website”). I respect your privacy and value your relationship with me. In addition to this Privacy Policy, your visit to this Website is subject to specific Terms and Conditions, accessible here.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information I collect on this Website, how I may use that information and with whom I may share it. My Privacy Policy also describes the measures I take to protect the security of this information as well as how you can access, modify or delete your personal information.

If you do not consent to the terms and conditions respecting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information set out in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.

Please note that this Privacy Policy governs only the collection, use and disclosure of personal information collected through the Website. It does not govern any other information or communications that may reference Duane Baerwaldt.

2. Personal Information Collected

You may choose to provide me with personal information when you visit the Website. For example, you may be asked to provide certain information, including your name, mailing address, email address, country of residence, company, company address, telephone number and fax number, when you decide to contact or otherwise engage with me through one of the various means available on the Website.

Please do not provide me with the personal information of third party individuals in the course of your use of the Website, without obtaining their express consent for such a disclosure.

3. Cookies and Other Information Respecting Website Use

My Website uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that my Website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so I can recognize you when you return. I use cookies to help me understand which areas of my Website are useful and which areas need improvement, which assists me in planning for future improvements to the Website. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from my Website, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features of this Website.

My Website may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows me to understand which pages you visit on my Website. These tracer tags are used to help me optimize and tailor my Website for you and other future visitors to the Website. I collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to my Website and clickstream and other related information such as the websites you visit immediately before and immediately after visiting my website, page requests, browser type, operating system, the internet service provider you use and average time spent on my Website. I use this information to administer my Website, monitor and improve my services and the Website, determine how my Website is being used, identify popular areas of my Website and analyze trends and usage patterns.

4. Limited Collection, Use and Disclosure

I will limit the collection of personal information to that which is reasonably required to fulfill the purposes for which it is collected.

I will collect, use and disclose personal information about you for the following purposes, as may be applicable to the Website you are using: (i) answering general inquiries regarding my products and activities and/or those of my dealers and affiliates, (ii) provide you with a product quote, (iii) process an employment application submitted to me, (iv) submit an advertisement opportunity, or (v) receive technical support by email. I shall inform you of any additional purposes for which your personal information may be used or disclosed in the future, before any such use or disclosure occurs.

I may use your personal information to communicate to you, from time to time, information about my products and my partners’ products, as well as other company-related news. Further to Section 6 below, you may unsubscribe from such communications at any time.

Personal information may also be shared internally and with my dealers and affiliates in order to allow me to adequately respond to your inquiries, communicate with you for the purposes described herein or otherwise assist you, as described above.

I will retain your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and will delete or destroy same once those purposes have been achieved and the personal information is no longer necessary.

5. Accuracy of Your Personal Information

In order to assist you in a professional manner, the personal information that I collect must be accurate, complete and current. You may access, update and correct any inaccuracies in your personal information that is in my control and custody by contacting me.

6. Withdrawal of Consent to Collection, Use and Disclosure

You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time by contacting me. However, in the event you withdraw your consent, I may not be able to continue to respond to inquiries, process any requests submitted to me, or otherwise assist you in connection with the Website.

7. Personal Information I Disclose and To Whom I Disclose It

I will not provide your personal information to third parties for their use in marketing their products or services to you without your consent. In addition, I do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about visitors to the Website except as described herein.

Service Providers. I may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on my behalf in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to, as applicable, customer support specialists and webhosting companies. I require third party service providers to respect the confidentiality of personal information and all legal requirements under applicable U.S. federal and state privacy legislation, and to agree to contractual requirements that are consistent with this Privacy Policy. Such third parties may be provided with access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use such information other than on my behalf and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and only for the specific purposes for which I supply it to them.

Compliance with Law. Myself, my affiliates and third party service providers may disclose your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or as otherwise required by applicable law. I may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, as otherwise permitted by law.

8. Security of Personal Information

I protect your personal information by using safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information. I use physically secure facilities, industry standard security tools and practices, and clearly defined internal policies and practices. Security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under my control. Personal information is stored in secure environments that are not available to the public (e.g., restricted access premises, locked rooms and filing cabinets). To prevent unauthorized electronic access to the personal information, any information that is stored in electronic form is protected in a secure electronic and physical environment.

9. Transfer of Personal Informaiton to Other Countries

In some circumstances, personal information may be processed and stored outside of the USA by me, an affiliate or a third party service provider, and such personal information may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the laws applicable in the jurisdiction in which the information is processed or stored. These laws may not provide the same level of protection as USA privacy laws.

10. Third Party Links

The Website may contain links to other websites that I do not own or operate. Except as provided herein, I will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent. The linked websites may have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which I recommend you read carefully. I do not have any control over such websites, and therefore I have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

11. Updates to My Privacy Policy

I may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If I decide to change my Privacy Policy, I will post the revised policy here. To ensure that you are informed of my most up-to-date privacy terms, I suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy page.

12. Accountability

I am not accountable for all personal information in my possession or control. I have established policies and procedures aimed at protecting personal information. I have taken great measures to ensure that your visit to the Website is an excellent one and that your privacy is respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about my privacy practices, or wish to challenge same, you can initiate contact.

Revised June 1, 2018

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