Privacy And Security Policy
Last updated 8/9/2019
Our Commitment to Privacy
We respect your privacy. thomassol.com will not disclose or sell information about you, your account, or your purchases to anyone outside of Thomas Engineering Solutions LLC or it’s affiliates, in ways different from what is disclosed in this policy (see How We Use Information below).
What Information We Collect
thomassol.com gathers, maintains, and uses various types of information that you supply while within our site, in the e-mail you send us, and in your catalog request, including:
- Information relating to accounts, shipping and payment preferences, and other information associated with personalization of the site for each customer. Information you provide in surveys, site registration, referrals to friends, comments, and feedback is also recorded
- Web-related data such as domain names of visitors to the site, e-mail addresses of visitors and people who have sent us mail, page visit statistics, and other similar internet traffic information
- Transaction-related information such as cart contents, shopping lists, and frequently ordered items
How We Use Information
thomassol.com uses this information to enhance the content and features of the site in order to provide you with the best online shopping experience possible. It helps us make decisions about improvements to the site – in essence, it tells us how to give you more of what you want.
We may use the information we collect to contact you about changes to our site and events that may be of interest, including:
- Introductions of new products, services, or special offers
- Enhancements to the site’s features, navigation, or search functions
- Changes to site policies
thomassol.com may also contact you to request clarification or feedback about your orders and shopping experience.
We may also provide you with access to other products, services, banner advertisements, and other advertising we think you might find interesting by sharing your personal information with reputable third parties. These companies will keep your data anonymous. This information will allow you to receive information about products targeted to your specific areas of interest. If you choose not to receive such offers, please use the Contact Preferences link on the My Account page to tell us.
We advertise on the internet. Our third party advertisers or ad networks may place cookies, tracing pixels, and related technologies on your browser to collect data about you for targeted advertising purposes when you visit our site. They may collect data about your browsing activity on the site and your device and browser information, by collecting device IP addresses, cookie string data, and in the case of mobile devices, device type and device identifier, and other website activity data. The data collected may be used by these third parties to provide interest-based, targeted advertising to you on other websites based on your online activity. The data may also be used as part of advertising campaign performance and measurement data or for other purposes. We do not control these third parties tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you would like to opt out of receiving targeted advertising.
Our site requires cookies to ensure the safety and security of information you provide when you purchase products. Learn more about changing your browser’s settings to enable cookies.
We actively ensure our commitment to your privacy and the security of information available at our site in a number of ways:
- thomassol.com is hosted on our own secure servers. Only you and thomassol.com can view your account records and information you send when ordering – other external parties are denied any access to your information.
- Our website is certified – proof you’re dealing with the real thomassol.com, and not an imposter. The digicert.com seal lets you authenticate our site with a click of your mouse.
- We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, a security protocol that encrypts data to prevent third-party access during transmission. When you enter information and see https:// instead of http:// in the Address or Location: bar of your browser, you can be confident that you’ve entered a secure, SSL-enabled site.
Notification of Changes
This thomassol.com Privacy and Security Policy was last updated on August 9, 2019. Please check this policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes. We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy and Security Policy at any time.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.