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Privacy Policy

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying may collect information from our users at several different points on our Web site. F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying is the soleowner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others. We will only share this information with our affiliates and dealers, and marketing partners contracted to do business on our behalf (e.g., brochure fulfillment).

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying uses two types of user information: anonymous information gathered from cookies and log files, and personal information you provide us for certain services. See below for definitions of each of these methods.

Anonymous Information - Cookies And Log Files

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to personal information, until a user provides that information (see below). If a user rejects or deletes the cookie, he/she may still use our site. Cookies also enable us to track and aggregate clickstream behavior data. By doing this we can better target the interests of our users and enhance their experience on our site.

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying also maintains standard web logs that record data about all visitors to this Web site. These logs may contain:

  • The Internet domain from which you access this site.
  • Your IP address (Your computer is automatically assigned an IP address when you surf the Internet. Your IP address is either static or dynamic. A static IP address may be identifiable to you; a dynamic address is usually not identifiable to you).
  • The type of browser and operating system you use.
  • The date and time you visited this site.
  • The pages you viewed on this site.
  • The address of the Web site from which you linked.

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying uses web log and clickstream information to help us design our site, to identify popular site features and to make the site more useful for visitors. Web logs are recorded in sequential files, and we normally do not attempt to identify individuals from these logs. However, we may use web logs to identify persons attempting to break into, disrupt, or damage our Site. We may share web log information with law enforcement personnel if we believe evidence exists, or is likely to occur, of a violation of federal, state or local laws or regulations.

Volunteering Personal Information

Users may choose to volunteer personal information (name, e-mail address, phone number, etc.) in order for us to provide them with services such as brochure and information requests, surveys, site announcements, and special offers at the time of the request or in the future. If you previously gave us your e-mail address and no longer wish to receive e-mail announcements/correspondence , you can have your name removed from our e-mail list by sending an e-mail to info@fwgts.com, calling, or by sending regular mail (see contact information below).

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying does not sell or rent user information to any third parties. We share user information with our affiliates and dealers, and marketing partners contracted to do business on our behalf. When the user signs up for certain services and offers on our site, we will share names, or other contact information necessary for any associate third party to provide these services. F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying will share user information in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is collected.

If a user's personal information changes, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by mailing info@fwgts.com or by contacting F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying Consumer Affairs as outlined below.

Security

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying takes all reasonable precautions to protect our user's information, both while the information is being transmitted and after it is received by us.

Furthermore, once the information has been received by us, we use security procedures and policies commensurate with industry standards to safeguard against loss, theft, unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification and disclosure. If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, you can send an e-mail to info@fwgts.com.

Links

This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Notifications of Changes

We retain the right to change this privacy policy at any time. We will post those changes to this page so that users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We will use, share, and disclose all information in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time the information was collected.

Certain Disclosures

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying may disclose any data, whether personally identifiable or not, to any person performing audit, legal, operational or other similar services for F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying Whenever possible, we will require any recipient of personal information for these purposes to agree in writing to hold the information in confidence, to use the information only for the permitted purpose, and to return or destroy the information when the services are completed.

We may also disclose any data, whether personally identifiable or not, when required to do so by subpoena, court order, or warrant. Whenever feasible, F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying will notify the effected user by e-mail that such disclosure will or has occurred.

We may also disclose any data, whether personally identifiable or not, when we reasonably deem it necessary to protect the safety of (i) an individual, (ii) the public, or (iii) the security and reliability of F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying and/or this Web site.

Contact Information

To contact F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying online you may click on the " F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying" link.

To contact F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying off-line you can send mail to:

F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying
P.O. Box 451509
Houston, Texas 77245

Email: info@fwgts.com

Or, during business hours:
Phone: 713.225.0010
Fax: 713.229.9841

NOTICE OF PRIVACY POLICIES AND PRACTICES
(Effective August 30, 2001)

This notice is for customers of F. W. Gartner Thermal Spraying and its division. This notice is given on behalf of both the owner and the servicer, if any, of your lease or contract. We collect nonpublic personal information about you ("Private Information") from the following sources:

  • Information we receive from you on credit applications or other forms;
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; and
  • information we receive from consumer reporting agencies (credit bureaus).

Except as permitted by law, we do not disclose to third parties information we obtain from you or others for evaluation of your request for credit, including information: from credit applications; from consumer credit reports; from verification of your application information; and from credit and employment references. Otherwise, we may disclose all of the Private Information about you, as a present or former customer, to:

  • Companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
  • Our affiliates, including our manufacturing, distribution, services and sales affiliates; and
  • non-affiliated third parties as permitted by law.

Except as stated above, we do not share the Private Information with third parties. We restrict access to the Private Information to those employees who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard the Private Information.