Incorporation into Conditions of Use
IB reserves the right, in IB’s sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time. When IB makes any significant updates to this Policy, IB will post a notice in a prominent place on our website for a period of thirty (30) days to make you aware of the changes that have been made. For ease of reference, IB will also indicate when the most recent version of the Policy took effect. By your continued use of our website, you consent to the revised terms of our Policy. You should read this Policy periodically for changes. If you use the Site after IB posts changes to this Policy, you are deemed to have accepted the changed Policy. This Policy was last changed on September 30, 2015.
Information Collection and Submission
IB collects information to provide better services for all of our users. When you visit the Site, you acknowledge that you may be providing IB with two specific types of information: (i) information that you provide which personally identifies you or your business (“Personally Identifiable Information”) and (ii) information that you provide, or that we collect as you interact with the Site, which does not personally identify you or your business (“Site-Use Information”).
Personally Identifiable Information. Throughout the Site, you may voluntarily submit Personally Identifiable Information that personally identifies you. For example, the Site may ask you to voluntarily submit Personally Identifiable Information if you request information regarding IB’s products or services, attempt to purchase any product or service from the Site, or register for the Site. Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to, your (a) name, (b) company’s name, (c) department, (d) physical address, (e) phone number, (f) fax number, (g) e-mail address, and (h) billing information.
Site-Use Information. To help IB tailor the Site to the needs and interests of the Site’s visitors, IB may collect various types of Site-Use Information that do not identify you personally. For example, when you visit the Site, IB’s server, through the use of tracking devices, may collect Site-Use Information pertaining to you, including, but not limited to, your IP address, the length of time you spend on the Site, which pages you visited within the Site, which site you visited before coming to the Site, and which site you accessed when you left the Site.
IB uses various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our site, this includes the use of “cookie,” which is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes, or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. IB reserves the right to place these cookies in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain information that would personally identify you, although it could enable IB to relate your use of the Site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to the Site.
Do Not Track
The Site may provide Interaction Services, including bulletin board services, chat areas, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to interact with others. IB does not control the messages, information, or files delivered to, or received from, the Interaction Services. You are responsible for the information you disclose in these forums and such information is not protected under this Policy.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Policy to the contrary, IB reserves the right at all times, and without needing further permission from you, to (i) disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, governmental or law enforcement request, or discovery order or (ii) edit, refuse to post, or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in IB’s sole discretion, are objectionable or in violation of this Policy.
IB works hard to protect its users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, destruction or disclosure of information we hold. IB uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, human, and physical measures to protect your Personally Identifiable Information (including credit card information) in IB’s possession against loss and theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. In addition, IB uses commercially reasonable methods to ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information is accurate, up-to-date, and appropriately complete within IB’s systems. You warrant that you shall do the same. However, IB cannot guarantee that any electronic commerce is totally secure. For example, IB has no control over the information collected by your Internet service provider or your employer (if the Site is made available to you through your employer or if you send Personally Identifiable Information to IB through your employer-provided email account), or information that you disclose in a public forum. Any such third party that collects your Personally Identifiable Information may use the information in accordance with its terms and conditions of use (and related privacy policies), which may be different from this Policy. IB is not responsible for any information collected by such third parties and/or how such information is used or maintained. Neither any third party nor IB has the authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other.
Users Outside the United States
Portions of the Site may be hosted on our computer servers in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from outside of the United States, any Personally Identifiable Information collected through the Site may be transferred to the United States or other countries whose privacy laws may be different from those of your home country. Your use of the Site or submission of any Personally Identifiable Information will therefore constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personally Identifiable Information outside of your home country.
Links To Other Sites
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
IB uses Personally Identifiable Information in the context of our normal business activities for the following purpose: to fulfill your orders for products or services and related activities, to manage our contractual obligation and your ongoing relationship with IB, to ensure the security of its website, networks, systems and to protect against fraud, to respond to a product or service review, to process a return, to make website or produce improvements, and to manages our everyday business needs, this includes but is not limited to payment processing, financial account managements, contract management, and legal compliance.
Except as described in this Policy, IB will obtain your permission before IB (i) uses your Personally Identifiable Information in a way that is inconsistent with the purpose for which it was submitted or (ii) shares your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties that are not affiliated with IB. IB will only use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us in a manner that is consistent with this Policy.
IB may periodically use your email address to send you promotional materials related to IB’s products and services. If you want to stop receiving such materials from IB, you should follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
IB’s employees, agents, and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your Personally Identifiable Information. IB may share your Personally Identifiable Information with (i) those who help IB manage or provide the Site or process functionality offered by the Site (for example, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing, and credit card purchases) or (ii) outside contractors, agents, or sponsors who help IB with the administration and maintenance of the Site or process functionality offered by the Site (for example, credit card purchases). These outside contractors, agents, or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers (such as credit card information), but they may only use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide IB with a specific service and not for any other purpose. IB may also provide your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your Personally Identifiable Information.
There may be instances when IB may access or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information or other information provided or posted by you without providing you a choice in order to (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of (a) IB, (b) any of our affiliated companies, or (c) an outside contractor or such contractor’s employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements), (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Site or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances, (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes, or (iv) comply with the law or legal process or request by a law enforcement agency. In addition, if IB sells all or part of IB’s business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of IB’s assets or equity or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of IB’s business, which IB may do at IB’s sole discretion and without requiring your consent, IB may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Modification of Personally Identifiable Information
We will take commercially reasonable steps to correct any Personally Identifiable Information if you inform us that it is incorrect.
IB may retain your personal information as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This usually will last for the duration of any contractual relationship or as thereafter legally required or permitted by law.
To Stop Use of Personally Identifiable Information
If you ask IB in writing to stop using your Personally Identifiable Information, IB will honor that request while retaining any record of your Personally Identifiable Information that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state, or local law or discovery request.
IB is permitted to use the Site-Use Information in IB’s discretion. Accordingly, IB reserves the right to aggregate Site-Use Information with information collected from other visitors of the Site to track overall visitor traffic patterns, which will allow IB to develop statistics that are helpful to understanding how visitors use the Site. IB may also use Site-Use Information (i) to monitor, maintain, and improve the functionality of the Site, making it more responsive to the needs of the Site’s visitors, and (ii) for historical, statistical, scientific, or other purposes. IB further reserves the right to use, sell, and assign for any and all purposes all Site-Use Information; and you authorize IB to use, sell, and assign, for any and all purposes, all Site-Use Information.
California: California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information about the companies’ sharing of personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices may contact us at the address below.
IB does not intend to collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children through the Site. Please do not allow children under the age of 13 to provide any Personally Identifiable Information, ask questions, or submit information via the Site. If IB determines that a child under 13 has provided Personally Identifiable Information, IB will delete that Personally Identifiable Information as soon as practicable. If you become aware that a child under 13 has provided Personally Identifiable Information, please contact IB at the following addresses: Interstate Batteries, 12770 Merit Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75251, Attention: Ecommerce Customer Service; Email: CustomerService@InterstateBatteries.com.
If you would like to communicate with us about this Policy or IB’s collection and/or use of your Personally Identifiable Information, please contact IB at the following addresses:
Interstate Batteries, 12770 Merit Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75251, Attention: Ecommerce Customer Service; Email: CustomerService@InterstateBatteries.com.