E.H. Wachs, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (“ITW”, “E.H. Wachs”, “Wachs” “we”, “us”, or “our”) respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to the applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry guidelines. This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes how we handle the information we collect about you on the ehwachs.com, turnvalves.com, and itw-ocw.com websites (the “Website”) and the choices and rights available to you with respect to such information.
This Privacy Statement applies only to this E.H. Wachs Website and to Wachs’ handling of information collected through this Website. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any third-party sites that may be accessible from here (including any ITW affiliate or business unit sites) or to the processing of personal information by such third-parties.
This Website is operated by E.H. Wachs, a division of ITW in the United States and any personal information submitted through the Website will result in the collection and processing of such information in the United States. As a result, if you are visiting the Website from a country other than the United States, your personal information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your personal information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, our use of your personal information collected through this Website, or your rights with respect to such use, you may contact us using the contact details provided under the How You Can Contact E.H. WACHS section below.
We collect information on this Website that can be used to identify or contact a particular person (we refer to this type of information as “personal information”). Personal information includes information that does not directly identify you by name or include your contact information, but which may be used to identify that a specific computer or device has accessed our Website and which if combined with certain other information could be used to identify you. The types of personal information we collect and process include:
We actively collect personal information from our Website visitors when they provide it to us directly in responding to specific questions or requests on the Website (e.g., personal information provided through our Website submission form or careers page). E.H. Wachs uses this information for the purposes of pursuing its ordinary course of business as described in more detail below. For example, if you submit an inquiry to us through our Website contact form, your personal information will be used to track and respond to your inquiry and provide you with the information and support requested. Similarly, if you provide your resume to Wachs for purposes of obtaining employment, the resume will be used for activities related to your potential employment. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information on the Website.
From time to time, we may also use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies (such as changes to this Privacy Statement when required under applicable law). Because this information is important to your interaction with E.H. Wachs, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.
To the extent non-personal information (e.g., log data, location data, or cookie data) is combined with personal information, we treat such combined information as personal information for purposes of this Privacy Statement. We use this combined information for the purposes described in the Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information section below, our Cookie Notice, and as otherwise described in this Privacy Statement.
In general and as required under applicable law, we will use the personal information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal information. However, we may also use your personal information for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you (such as archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes) if and where this is permitted by applicable data protection laws. In any event, we take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and, where necessary, kept up-to-date.
If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, the legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Statement will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, the applicable legal basis for our processing of your personal information normally includes one of the following:
If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make such legitimate interests clear to you at the relevant time.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the How you can contact E.H. Wachs section below.
Like most web sites, when you use our Website, we passively collect certain non-personal information that does not, on its own, identify any particular individual. The types of non-personal information we collect and process include:
In addition, when we aggregate or anonymize information (including personal information), such aggregated or anonymized data is considered non personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Statement and may be used and shared by us for any legitimate business purpose.
If we combine non-personal information with personal information, such combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
We use the following types of Cookies and Similar Technologies on our Website:
Our Website utilizes the following cookies and similar technologies:
We use Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how people use our Website and to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the Website. We do this to make sure the Website is meeting our visitors’ needs and to understand how we can improve the Website. Google Analytics stores information about what Website pages you visit, how long you are on the Website, how you got here, and what you click on. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our Website. More information on Google Analytics can be found here. If you would like to opt-out of having your information collected and used as described, please use the Google Analytics opt-out available here.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, browsers typically allow individuals to remove or block browser cookies if they choose. Please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides for more information.
In addition to your browser settings and the specific opt-out mechanisms described above, you can opt-out of many non-essential cookies and similar technologies following the mechanisms available through the links below:
You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at www.AboutCookies.org.
Our Website may use Social Media Plugins to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our Website, the operator of the social media plugin that is on our Website can place a cookie on your computer that lets such operator recognize individuals on their website who have previously visited our Website. If you have previously logged into the social media website while browsing on our Website, social media plugins may allow that social media website to receive directly identifiable information about you that shows you have visited our Website. The social media plugin may collect this information for visitors who have logged into social networks, whether or not they specifically interact with the plugin on our Website. Social media plugins also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our Website with other users of their social media website. E.H. Wachs does not control any of the content from social media plugins. For more information about social plugins from social media websites, you should refer to those sites’ privacy and data sharing statements.
There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts websites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. Please note that currently our Website does not respond to these signals from web browsers. At this time, there is no universally accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected.
E.H. Wachs implements and maintains reasonable restrictions on the retention of personal information collected through this Website and generally disposes of such personal information once it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or further processed. However, we may continue to store archived copies of your personal information for legitimate business purposes and as necessary to comply with applicable law. In addition, we may continue to store anonymous, aggregated or anonymized information for any legitimate business use described in this Privacy Statement.
We may share your personal information with the following categories of recipients:
We do not otherwise distribute to third parties your personal information. However, we will have no liability for disclosure of such information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized intervention of third parties.
We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns, and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personal information.
You have various rights with respect to the collection, use, transfer and processing of your personal information, as described below.
If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area and/or to the extent required by applicable law, you have the following additional data protection rights:
We reserve the right to limit the rights described above at any time where permitted under applicable law, including where your identity cannot be reasonably verified by E.H. Wachs or to the extent your rights adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
You can exercise any of the foregoing rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the How You Can Contact E.H. Wachs section below.
We work hard to protect your personal information. All information is stored within a secured database that is not accessible to the outside world. Resumes are stored on file systems that are not publicly accessible. All E.H. Wachs servers are protected behind both hardware and software firewalls. Low-level access to all information is restricted to authorized support personnel only.
The safety and security of your information also depend on you. Never share your password with anyone else, notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached, and remember to log off of this Website before you leave your computer.
This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from Website visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be deleted from our records, you may do so by contacting us using the contact details provided under the How You Can Contact E.H. Wachs section below.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, the information practices described in this Privacy Statement, or your rights with respect to such practices, please contact us:
600 Knightsbridge Parkway
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
By phone: +1-847-537-8800
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
E.H. Wachs reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this Website. If we modify this Privacy Statement, the modifications will only apply to personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Statement on this Website.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on May 25, 2018.