This web site located at barry-wehmiller.com is an
independent web site serving as a portal to the packaging industry, operated by
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. (“BW”).This
privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for BW’s web site at
BARRY-WEHMILLER.COM'S PRIVACY PHILOSOPHY
BW is committed to protecting on-line privacy and to ensuring that our
customers are in control of the information that BW maintains about them. If
you transact business with us through our web site at www.barry-wehmiller.com,
this Privacy Statement becomes part of our contract with you. Because we gather
certain types of information about customers at our web site, we want you to
understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that
information.This Privacy Statement
discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or
change it.Even if you are visiting our
web site without having become a registered user of our web site, we will
protect the information about your visit as described below.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
BW collects information from users of our web site in several
ways.We will not sell, share, or rent
this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
Privacy Statement, as amended from time to time.If
our privacy policies change, we will notify you by posting notification on our
In our online customer registration form, we request that you
to provide us with certain contact information (such as your full name, full
street address, email address, and telephone number), unique identifiers (such
as your user name, and password), and information about your business or your
employer.We use the contact information
from the registration form to ship products and services that you have ordered.We
also use the contact information to send you information and promotional
materials about BW and our trade partners. Your contact information is also
used to contact you when necessary, for example, to respond to your inquiry or
advise you of the status of your order. Unique identifiers are collected to
verify your identity.
In addition, we require a password to access our web site and
we may require an identifier such as your city of birth, birth date, a password
question with its corresponding answer, or other identifier, so that we may
identify you if you ever lose your password.
In the registration process, we will also ask you for
demographic information (such as the size of your business and your business
category), as well as other information.We
use this information to provide you a more personalized experience on our web
site and to help us identify products and services that might be of interest to
you and to other visitors to our web site.
Our web site, including the web pages of our trade partners,
may use an order form for customers to request products and services.We
collect information about the products and services you order and use it to
help market our products and services and those of our trade partners to you in
the future.In our order form, we require
you to provide us with certain contact information, unique identifiers, and
other information, which we use as described above under
Registration above. In order to complete a transaction, you will be
required to provide us or our trade partner with certain payment information,
which may include a purchase order number or credit card information. The
payment information is collected to confirm your creditworthiness and to bill
you for products and services.
Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time our site may request additional information
from users via surveys or contests.Participation
in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore has a
choice whether or not to disclose whatever additional information may be
requested.Information requested via
surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.
A cookie is a small data file that web sites commonly write to
your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file contains information that
can identify you each time you visit our site. The data is encrypted for your
traffic patterns on the site in order to continually improve your experience.Cookies
also provide you the convenience of not having to log in a password more than
once on our site, thereby saving you time while on our site.BW
employs cookies to make your visits to this site more efficient and convenient
for you.Your browser can be set to warn
off in your browser.
We log your IP address, browser type and version, and URLs of
the web pages you visit on our site.We
use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer
our web site, to track your movement on the web site, and to gather demographic
We may provide your contact, demographic, and user information
to our trade partners, advertisers and other interested parties so that they
may contact you directly to furnish you information about their products and
services.We also may forward your payment information, such as purchase order or credit card information to our trade partners
in conjunction with transactions you conduct through BW.
We may provide aggregated data about products and services
purchased, user interests, demographics and other information collected from
our web site to our trade partners, advertisers and other interested parties so
that they can learn what products and services are most popular to our
customers. Aggregated data may be in anonymous group statistical form and may
not associated with any person or company.We
also may provide specific data about you and the products and services you
purchased, your interests, demographics and other information collected from
our web site to our trade partners, advertisers and other interested parties.
We or our trade partners may use a credit card processing
company to bill users for products and services.
We may partner with other parties to provide specific
services.When the user signs up for
these services, we will share names or other contact information that is
necessary for the third parties to provide these services.If
you use services provided by third parties or interact with third parties, the
use of the information you provide to such third parties will be governed by
the privacy policies of those third parties not by this privacy statement.
Third Party Data Supplementation
Occasionally, third parties are utilized for the purpose of
data verification and supplementation. We employ these processes to provide
customers with offers and content that best meet their specific interests. When
third parties are employed for such purposes, confidentiality of members'
personal information is maintained in strict conformity with this privacy
It is important to note that BW’s web site contains links to
other web sites and that those other web sites may not follow the same privacy
policies as BW. For instance, if you click an ad on our web site, this may take
you away from our site to an entirely different web site. This includes links
from advertisers, content providers and trade partners who may use our logo
and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These other web sites may
collect data from you that BW would not and may use that data in ways that BW
KIDS AND PRIVACY
We do not collect information from or about children.
CHANGES TO POLICY
If we decide to change our privacy policies and practices, we
will post those changes to our privacy statement on our web site in advance of
the changes taking effect, so our users are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time
it was collected, we will notify users.Users
will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this
different manner. We will continue to be able to use information in accordance
with the privacy statement under which the information was collected.
CORRECTION/UPDATING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If your personally-identifiable information changes (such as
your telephone number), or you no longer desire to use our web site, you can
request that we modify your personally identifiable information or inactivate
your account as appropriate linking to the Account Information portion of this
web site or by contacting BW by e-mail directed to
will comply with all appropriate requests within a reasonable time. A request
to amend data is considered inappropriate if it would result in incorrect
information. For example, you can expect to have a purchase amount corrected if
it was incorrectly recorded by BW’s software, but not to have it set to an
amount less than what you actually spent during a BW transaction.
This web site takes precautions to protect our users’
information.Our safeguards include
technical means and policies and procedures that our staff is trained to
follow. As a registered user you will receive a password and user-name, which
you should keep confidential, because it is the key to access to the
information held by BW about you. If you leave your computer’s Internet browser
running and someone else uses your computer, they may be able to access your
account, so if your computer is not physically secure remember to shut down
your browser before you leave it.
We try to reduce the likelihood of accidental disclosures
and unintended access and modification of account information, but it is
impossible to eliminate this possibility completely. When users submit
sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both
online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is
protected with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.While
on a secure page, such as an order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web
browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes
locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’.To
learn more about SSL, follow
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information
online, we also take steps to protect user-information off-line.All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. ALL
employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time
new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the
importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’
information is protected.
Protecting Your Own Privacy
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose
personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or
in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your
passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible
whenever you're online.
This Agreement was last revised on January 7, 2004.