Updated November 26, 2008
Thank you for visiting the web sites of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. (PT&P) and its wholly owned subsidiaries – U.S. Bellows, Inc., Sweco Fab, Inc., Pipe Shields, Inc., and Fronek Group, Inc.
2.0 Categories of Information
2.1 “Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact the user to whom such information pertains. This includes information that is not Personally Identifiable Information but is used in a way that makes the information personally identifiable. Such uses include linking the information with Personally Identifiable Information from other sources, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. To the extent unique information (which by itself is not Personally Identifiable Information) such as a personal profile, a unique identifier, or an IP address is associated with Personally Identifiable Information, then such unique information will also be considered Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e., without identification of the individual user), or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
2.2 “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” means any information PT&P collects that cannot be directly linked to an individual user.
3.0 Information Gathered
3.1 When a user visits our Site(s), certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information is recorded. PT&P automatically documents what pages the user visits and for how long, from where the user linked, the user’s IP address, and other technical statistics, none of which is used to personally identify the user. PT&P collects the data to learn from where Site visitors come, what Site features users use most, and other similar development- and maintenance-related information so that PT&P can improve service for our users.
3.2 When a user requests information or download tools from the Site(s), certain Personally Identifiable Information is recorded, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. Certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information is also recorded, including, but not limited to IP address, items ordered, and the referring URL.
4.0 Information Disclosure
4.3 Required by Law: PT&P reserves the right to release any information gathered about users, if refusing to do so would place PT&P in violation of laws that apply to PT&P – local, state, federal, and international – including responses to subpoenas. PT&P also reserves the right to keep confidential information within our records if releasing that information could place PT&P in violation of applicable laws.
5.0 Information Security
5.1 Security Employed: PT&P is committed to keeping all information gathered about users secure against loss, misuse, or alteration by using industry-standard security practices, including restricted access to the data, physically securing the servers storing the data and through regular backups of the database. PT&P hosts the Sites externally using a reputable hosting company.
5.2 Security Disclaimer: PT&P cannot guarantee the security of the information gathered about users. Even with the high level of security employed by PT&P, third parties may still circumvent PT&P security measures to unlawfully access stored Personally Identifiable Information. Any such breaches will be communicated to the affected users as soon as possible after the breach.
6.0 E-mail Policy: PT&P is committed to not adding to our users’ Spam woes. PT&P will never send users’ e-mail without said user’s consent. Requesting information through PT&P and its wholly owned subsidiaries’ Sites, sending e-mail to PT&P, or contacting PT&P via the e-mails listed in Section 7.0 implies that the user consents to being contacted by PT&P via e-mail. Should a PT&P user not wish to receive e-mail from PT&P, user may contact PT&P via the methods in Section 7.0 to request removal from PT&P mailing lists.
In person or via mail:
Piping Technology & Products, Inc.
ATTN: Marketing Department
3701 Homles Rd
Houston, TX 77051
Via phone: 713.731.0030
Via fax: 713.731.8640