What Information Do we Collect, and How Is It Used?
We collect personal information that you provide to us. For example, when you: (i) submit a qualification form; (ii) request an Ownership Toolkit or information on store conversions; (iii) when you contact us with online inquiries or promotional communication preferences; and/or (iv) otherwise voluntarily provide personal information to us. If you and Ace Hardware both choose to explore business development opportunities with each other, we may also collect personal information about you from third parties throughout the process. The types of personal information that may be collected includes, but is not limited to: name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, marital status, date of birth, nationality, business experience, background and financial information. This information may be used to provide you with more information about operating an Ace Hardware retail store, to conduct an evaluation of your qualifications to operate an Ace Hardware retail store, and for administrative and analytical purposes.
Anonymous Information We Automatically Collect
We may also use web beacons (also known as action tags, pixels, or transparent GIF files) to help manage online marketing and advertising. These web beacons may be provided by our marketing partner(s) and enable our marketing partner(s) to recognize a unique web beacon placed by us or by such third party. Web beacons also allow us to learn which partner’s website advertisements bring users to our Web site.
Is Information Collected From Children?
The Web sites are not intended for users under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you should not use the Web sites and should not submit any personal information of any kind to us.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
We also reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you, including personal information, in connection with the sale, merger or transfer of all or a portion of the business or assets of Ace Hardware to a third party or in event that Ace Hardware is merged with or becomes part of another organization.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
We use various measures to protect your personal information. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we work to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
How Can I Correct and Update Personal Information?
You can correct and update your personal information by contacting us by email at email@example.com.
What are my Opt-Out Rights?
You can opt out of receiving future promotional electronic mailings from us by following the unsubscribe procedures indicated in each email.
You may block or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. You should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser for instructions on how to configure your browser setting to meet your preferences. Disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of some features of our Web site.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Web Site?
How Do I Ask Questions and Provide Feedback Regarding Privacy?