King-O-Matic Industries, Inc.
Web Privacy Notice
The following describes the ways we collect information from users, and the protections that apply to user information.
King-O-Matic gathers broad non-personally identifiable user information about visitors to King-O-Matic’s web site (www.King-O-Matic.ca; hereinafter "Web site"), and all other domain names that King-O-Matic either owns or from which users are directed. The information that we collect on-line depends upon the use of our website. Among the types of demographic information that King-O-Matic gathers are: the domain name from which users access the Internet (such as "www.yahoo.com"); the date and time users access the Web site; terms entered into King-O-Matic’s search engine; and the Internet address of the other web sites from which users are direct-linked to the Web site. This type of information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of the Web site and to help King-O-Matic make the Web site more useful to visitors. We may also disclose this aggregated, non-personally identifiable information about all of our users to our business partners.
The Web site's registration form requires users to provide contact information (for example: name and e-mail address) and demographic information (for example: zip code, age, or income level). The contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Demographic and profile data may be shared with suppliers of King-O-Matic’s products. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services.
Additionally, we may be required to share information with regulatory and government entities. We also may be compelled by a court order to disclose user information. We have little or no control over making these disclosures or how these entities might use this information.
The user agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other such communications that King-O-Matic provides electronically satisfy any legal requirement that they be in writing. The user also consents to receive communications from King-O-Matic electronically, including both e-mails and postings on this site.
When inquiries are E-mailed to King-O-Matic, we store the question and the E-mail address information so that a response can be provided electronically. E-mails sent to King-O-Matic Industries may be seen by a number of people who are responsible for answering questions. If the individual who answers the e-mail does not know the answer to the question, the query may be forwarded to another employee more experienced in that area. King-O-Matic does not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to the Web site, unless required by law or with the user's permission.
King-O-Matic does not forward any user’s e-mail to any party outside of King-O-Matic; nor are names or e-mail addresses collected for any purpose other than to respond to the query. However, users should be aware that e-mail is not secure against interception. If an e-mail communication contains sensitive or personal information, the user may want to send it by postal mail or another more secure means.
On occasion, King-O-Matic may conduct studies concerning the types of questions sent to it. These studies may involve coding the queries to see if there are recurring problems that users are having in finding information. The knowledge gained by these studies is used to improve the Web site in order to make it more responsive to the needs of users.
Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
While visiting the Web site, users may occasionally encounter a web page that employs cookies and/or web beacons. A “cookie” is a small file that a web site transfers to a user's computer's hard disk allowing the web site server to "remember" specific information about the user's session while connected. A “web beacon”, also referred to as a clear gif or page tag, consists of code on the Web site that delivers a small graphic image from another web site or third party server. We use beacons, often in conjunction with cookies, to monitor the effectiveness of ad banners. We do not use beacons to store or link to personal information.
Requests to send cookies from King-O-Matic web pages are not designed to collect information about the user; but only about the user's browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for the user to use the dynamic features of these web pages. The cookie and the information about the session will be destroyed automatically shortly after the user closes the browser; it is not permanently stored on the user's computer. Unless a King-O-Matic web page specifically notifies you otherwise, King-O-Matic will not collect and maintain personal information about visitors to the Web site.
Users should be aware that the Web site contains links to other web sites over which we have limited control. While we do not transfer user information to these web sites without permission, these web sites also may obtain personal information about users. To the extent that they do obtain such information, users should review their privacy practices.