By using the U.S. Battery Mfg., Co. website or affiliated websites owned or operated by us (together “Site”) or submitting personal information on the Site, you consent to the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information as set out below.
Collection of Information
We collect statistical information about you when you visit the Site, such as the pages visited on the Site, unique URLs visited within the Site, the domains from which you visit the Site, and browser type and IP address. Most of this information is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personal information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer.
We collect personally identifiable information about you that you voluntarily submit to us, such as filling out a form or survey or emailing us. We may also collect personal information from you at other points on the Site that state personal information is being collected. Personally identifiable information that we collect from you may consist of your contact information, product purchase information or product usage information. We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children, and we do not knowingly market our products to children.
Cookies and Other Tracking
We may store information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive to help you navigate the Site as easily as possible. Cookies can help us to better understand how users use the Site, which in turn helps us focus our resources on features that are more popular with our users. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the Site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or generally refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. Some parts of the Site may not work properly if you elect not to receive cookies.
Use of Information
We use personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information for our marketing and sales purposes, for Web site administration, and for such purposes as expressly stated when you provided your information. We will not use this information for other purposes, unless you consent to the new usage or if required or permitted by applicable law. Of course, if applicable, we do use personally identifiable information to perform the services for which such data was collected (i.e., if you sign up for an email newsletter, we will send the email newsletter to the address you provide us). If you want to opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters), you may do so by selecting the “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” link in each email that you receive from us. Personal information given to us in one country may be transferred to a different country for the purpose of processing, data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management, unless prohibited by applicable law.
Occasionally, we will send you e-mail communications with information, which may be useful to you, including information about our products or about offerings from our distributors. When you first provide us with your e-mail address, you will be given the option of not receiving any such e-mail communications. We will include instructions in our e-mail messages on how to unsubscribe if you later decide you do not want to receive any future e-mail communications. From time-to-time, the Site request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose the requested information. This information will be used for our marketing and sales purposes, for Site administration and for such purposes as expressly stated in the survey.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose your information when responding to subpoenas, court orders, government inquiries or legal processes, when establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims, when performing contracts with you or in other circumstances permitted or required under applicable law. We may collect and possibly share your personal information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law.