Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY – Last Updated September 18, 2019

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out how Litco International Inc. collects, uses and protects any Personal Identifying Information that you give us when you use this website, along with other information.  We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Personal Identifying Information you give us when you use our website https://www.litcomfg.com/ and the associated pages thereof (“Website”) will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

By using or accessing our Website or by providing Personal Identifying Information or other information to us on or through our Website, you accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, you consent to the collection, use, transfer and disclosure of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law, and you consent that we may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely.  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information about individuals and companies that use this website, all of which is considered Personal Identifying Information for purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Names;
  • Addresses;
  • Telephone numbers;
  • Facsimile numbers;
  • Email addresses;
  • IP addresses;
  • Derivative data such as purchase histories, customer preferences, and geo-location data; and
  • If you submit information in connection with an employment opportunity listed on our Career Opportunities page of our Website, in addition to your name and contact information, we may collect your date of birth, education history, military service, immigration status and employment history as well as information about references you identify.
  • Credit card information

We also may collect the following non-personal identifying information about individuals and companies that use this website:

  • Internet browser name;
  • Computer type; and
  • Technical information about your means of connecting to our website, such as information about your operating system, your internet service provider, and other similar information.

If you provide us with a telephone number, facsimile number, email address, or mailing address, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that information to contact you about your access to the Website, any account you may have with us, any transactions in which you engage with us, marketing, or any associated activities.

If you submit Personal Identifying Information concerning an entity or another individual in connection with your use of our Website, you represent and warrant that you have the necessary consent or authority to do so.

Social Networking Activities

We may use social networking websites such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you choose to follow, like, friend, share, or comment on our social media pages, or otherwise share information on these or similar social networking websites, we may receive information about you (“Social Media Information”). We may use such information about you in a variety of ways, including to enhance your experience with us, either directly or through our Website, and to communicate with you about our products, services and activities. You agree that we may keep all of such information indefinitely.

Site Use Information

We may collect technical information relating to each time a visitor comes to our Website. We may also collect information about your use of our Website, including number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call us. Gathering this information helps us to improve the content we offer.  You do not have to register with our Website before we can collect this information. By using our Website you agree that we may share with third parties this information or other data on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

Financial Transactions 

If you pay for an order or another amount owed to us using the Website, you will be engaging in a financial transaction through our Website. In any such transaction, you will be asked to provide certain financial information, such as your bank account number and routing details or credit card account information (“Financial Information”), to effectuate a transfer of money. We retain Financial Information for our records, and may also transfer it to a third party for payment processing. We use technology designed to encrypt the transmission of data to us through the system, as well as Financial Information we receive, transfer or maintain. If you submit Financial Information through our Website, all of that information is submitted directly and securely to a third-party payment processor.

How We Use Personal Identifying Information We Collect

We use your Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information according to the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of our use. We will only use, share or disclose your Personal Identifying Information, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time; (2) the use, sharing or disclosure is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, including any registration, application or agreement with us; (3) we are required by law, (4) the use, sharing or disclosure is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person or entity, or (5) the use, sharing or disclosure is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial interests, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

We may use the Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information you give us:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any agreement and/or enforce any agreement entered into between you and us;
  • to process payments and transactions in which you engage with us, in such case we do not share your user name, password, credit card or account information, except to the extent necessary to process your payment or transaction;
  • to identify you and communicate with you;
  • to update and communicate with you regarding your account with us, if any, as required;
  • to provide you with the information and services you request from us;
  • to conduct research and analysis;
  • to respond to your questions and provide related services;
  • to improve our Website, products and services, and customer service;
  • to enhance your experiences with us, including customization of your use of the Website to your interests based on information you provide;
  • to communicate with you about our new or existing products, services, and activities, special offers, and other information that we believe is relevant and useful to our visitors, customers and potential customers, such as special offers, where you have not opted out of receiving such information;
  • to send you third party information that we believe is relevant and useful to you, where you have given your consent;
  • to notify you about changes to our products, services and activities or to ask you to provide feedback;
  • to administer and protect our business and our Website, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data;
  • to disclose to third-parties that provide goods or services to us, if the disclosure will enable the third-party to perform business, professional or technical support for us;
  • for internal record keeping;
  • to comply with applicable law and regulations, and governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas;
  • to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others;
  • to release to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate; and/or
  • to process and consider you for employment with us.

We use the aggregate, anonymous site use data collected through our Website to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of visitors to the Website; to measure user interests regarding specific areas of the Website; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of the Website are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately.

Cookies Policy

We may uses “cookies” or similar technologies on certain pages of our Website. A cookie is a file that a website or web server passes to your internet browser when you visit an internet site, such as our website.  Your internet browser places the cookie on your computer’s hard drive, and when you visit another page on the website, your internet browser sends the cookie back to the originating website or web server.  Cookies typically transmit information about your visit to the website and any information that you have volunteered, such as your name and interests.  Such information can then be used to tailor your use of the website to your needs, likes, dislikes and preferences, and for marketing purposes.

You do not have to accept cookies from our Website and your consent to our Website’s use of cookies can be withdrawn at any time.  If you prefer not to receive cookies through our Website, you can set your browser to either reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” websites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those sites you are currently on. Unless you have adjusted the setting of your browser so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you access our Website. If your browser is set to reject cookies, or if your browser notifies you that you are about to receive a cookie and you reject it, then your use of our Website may not be as efficient as it would be if the cookie were enabled, and some parts of the Website may not function properly or may not work at all.

Opting Out of Communications

If you have subscribed to or are otherwise receiving emails containing news about our products, services, business, or similar information from us and no longer want to receive such information in the future, you may opt out of receiving these emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails, if applicable. Please allow ample time for us to process your request. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing, please contact us directly by email at www.litco.com/contact-us, by telephone at 1-855-800-1833 (toll free), or in writing addressed to Litco International, Inc., P.O. Box 150, One Litco Drive, Vienna, OH 44473-0150.

Please note that even if you opt out of receiving emails, you may still receive communications related to transactions in which you engage with us or otherwise as required by law. Also note that we may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.

Disclosing Information to Third Parties

We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information that we collect about you through our Website, except in any of the following situations or otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • You request or authorize the release of your Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information.
  • We may disclose Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm one or more transactions that you engage in with us. We may also disclose Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
  • We may disclose Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information as part of a transfer of our assets or related interests. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all the terms of this Privacy Policy.
  • We may disclose Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, and Financial Information to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.
  • We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

Links to other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other external websites.  If you use a link to an external website to leave our Website, we do not have any control over the external website.  Therefore, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting an external website and your use of any external website is not governed by this Privacy Policy.  If you use an external website, you should exercise caution and review that website’s privacy policy.

Internet Based Advertising

You may see advertisements for our products and services on other websites, because we may work with advertising partners that provide marketing and targeted-messaging services through demographic, internet-based and contextual means.  Our advertising partners may track your online activities over time and across websites by collecting information about you through third-party cookies, web server logs, and other automated means to show you advertisements tailored to your individual interests.   This data collection takes place on third-party websites that participate in advertising networks, and may take place on our website if we participate in an advertising network.

At this time, we do not sell information that we collect about you to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.  However, we may choose to do so in the future, and by using this website you consent to our sale of information we collect about you for marketing purposes.

Security

In order to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of information that you provide to us, use technology designed to encrypt the transmission of data to us through our Website.  We also take steps to protect all data we collect about you against any unauthorized access.  While we take steps to protect data we collect about you, our Website runs on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may require maintenance, experience problems, or suffer security breaches beyond our control from time to time, no data transmitted over the internet or through an encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, and we cannot guaranty the security of any information you transmit to us through our Website.  As a result, your use of our Website is at your own risk.

Access to and Controlling Your Personal Information

 If you are a resident of a country or state that has enacted a data privacy law, you may have the right to request access to your personal information, correction of your personal information, deletion of your personal information, restriction of the use and disclosure of your personal information, to opt out of the sale of your personal information, and transfer of your personal information, among other rights.  If you are a resident of a country or state that has enacted a data privacy law and you wish to exercise a right under such a law, please contact us by email at www.litco.com/contact-us, by telephone at 1-855-800-1833 (toll free), or in writing addressed to Litco International, Inc., P.O. Box 150, One Litco Drive, Vienna, OH 44473-0150.

Children’s Online Privacy Act

Our Website is not designed for or intended to be attractive to or used by users under the age of 18.  We do not collect or maintain information on our Website from individuals we actually know are under the age of 18.  As a result, if you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access our Website.  If we are made aware that we have collected any Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, or Financial Information from children under the age of 18, and are asked to delete such information, we will promptly do so.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, our website practices, or your interaction with our website, please contact us by email at www.litco.com/contact-us, by telephone at 1-855-800-1833 (toll free), or in writing addressed to Litco International, Inc., P.O. Box 150, One Litco Drive, Vienna, OH 44473-0150.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit our Website or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over the collection, use, sharing, renting, sale or disclosure of any information we collect about you or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the State of Ohio. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in this Privacy Policy or any other agreement that we have with you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time by updating the Privacy Policy on this Website.  We encourage you to check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy.  By using this Website, you acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any changes, alterations or modifications to this Privacy Policy.  If at any point we decide to use Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, or Financial Information in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will endeavor to notify you of such changes prior to implementing them by posting a revised Privacy Policy with a “Last Updated” and the date next to the title Privacy Policy accessible through the Privacy Policy link on each page of the Website.  The use of your Personal Identifying Information, Social Media Information, or Financial Information is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to our Website. Please check the Privacy Policy to see when the Privacy Policy was last revised. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Website in order to enhance your experience.

Disclaimer of Warranty

LITCO INTERNATIONAL, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE. DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE PCAOB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

LITCO INTERNATIONAL, INC., ITS BOARD MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, THE WEBSITES’ CONTENT OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES OR LINE FAILURES. THE RELEASEES SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.

THE RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IF ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASEES SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100).

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Litco International, Inc. and its Board members, directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of any provision of this Privacy Policy; (b) your activities in connection with the Website; or (c) unsolicited information you provide to us through the Website.

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