A Steel Service Center’s Statement of Privacy
Atlas Steel Products Co. (Atlas Steel) is a steel service center that is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Atlas Steel website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Atlas Steel website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. See the full statement below:
Collection of your Personal Information
Atlas Steel collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. Atlas Steel also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Atlas Steel. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Website addresses. This information is used by Atlas Steel for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Atlas Steel Website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Atlas’ public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Atlas does not read any of your private online communications.
Atlas Steel encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Atlas so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Atlas Steel is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Atlas Steel family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
Atlas Steel collects and uses your personal information to operate the Atlas website and deliver the services you have requested. Atlas also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Atlas and its affiliates. Atlas may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Atlas Steel does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Atlas may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Atlas may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Atlas, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Atlas Steel does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Atlas Steel keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Atlas, in order to determine what Atlas services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Atlas to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Atlas Steel websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Atlas or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Atlas; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Atlas, or the public.
The Atlas Steel website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Atlas pages, or register with Atlas’ site or services, a cookie helps Atlas to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Atlas Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Atlas features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Atlas services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Atlas Steel secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Atlas secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Atlas Steel will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Atlas encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Atlas is protecting your information.