Effective and Last Updated: December 29, 2011
This website is owned and operated by North Fork Heating & Supply Corp. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this site (the “Site”).
1) Information Collected
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
- Voluntary Registration Information.
In order to make purchases of our products or services or to receive email from us, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include your name, company name, billing and shipping address, credit card information, email address and phone and fax numbers. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis. Occasionally, we may also request information such as your product preferences and demographics, which
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Our site uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user’s system is idle for a defined time, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorized access to the user’s information while they are away from their computer.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site.
Third-Party Cookies: In the course of serving advertisements from third parties to this Site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
2) How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information to provide you with our products and services and for internal advertising and marketing purposes only. Your personal information will not be sold or, except as described below, otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
We will not disclose, use, or give any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know such information in order to deliver products or services on behalf
of North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply Corp. or unless required to do so by law. Further, we reserve the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying products and services we provide and/or the information
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: filling your order, providing customer service, and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
We may also use your personal information in order to direct advertising toward you based on things such as geographic location, goals, habits, etc.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage and analyze data, such as the source website address that a page request is coming from, the date and time of the page request, the referring web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This information is collected in order to better understand our Site’s usage, to enhance the performance of our services, and to maintain and operate the Site and certain or its features. We may use third parties to host our Site; operate various features of the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links; and assist in fulfilling orders. We may also use a third party data center to enhance the security of customer and other data we collect and to handle more efficiently issues resulting from the volume of information collected by us.
North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply Corp. may disclose contact information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers
or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes.
We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
3) How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system.
While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
4) Third Party Advertising
Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to you by North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply Corp. or one of our web advertising partners. Our web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about where you,
or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply Corp. does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.
5) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our products and services. If you are a registered user, you may update your registration information by sending an email to email@example.com.
6) Email Choice/Opt-out
If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, he or she can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
7) Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
8) Disclaimer to Security
9) Notification of Changes
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