Privacy Policy

Introduction

Plochman, Inc. (“We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • on this Website;
  • in e-mail and other electronic messages between you and this Website; and
  • when you interact with our brand pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (the “Brand Pages”) and the advertising and promotional materials contained therein.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline or through any other means, or
  • any third party, including third party sites or content or applications that may link to, or be accessible from or on, the Website or Brand Pages.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not use our Website or Brand Pages. By accessing or using this Website or Brand Pages, you agree to this privacy policy, which we may change from time to time, in our discretion (see Changes to our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website or the Brand Pages after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website or Brand Pages is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 should provide any information to the Website or Brand Pages. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or the Brand Pages, make any purchases through the Website or the Brand Pages, or use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or the Brand Pages. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@plochman.com.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website and Brand Pages, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, physical address, e-mail address, telephone number, SSN or any other identifier allowing you to be contacted (“Personal Information”); and
  • usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies.

We collect this information:

  • directly from you when you provide it to us, including, but not limited to, submissions (defined below) on our Website and Brand Pages; and
  • automatically as you navigate through the site, through Google Analytics. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website or Brand Pages may include:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website or Brand Pages. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website or Brand Pages, subscribing to our service, posting material (defined below) or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Website or Brand Pages;
  • records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us;
  • your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete; and
  • details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website or Brand Pages (collectively, “Submissions”). Your Submissions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile on the Brand Pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website or Brand Pages with whom you may choose to share your Submissions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Submissions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Collect through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, through Google Analytics. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We may adopt a standard once one is created.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
  • store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. You may also download and install the Google Analytics opt-out add-on found here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. However, if you select this setting (i.e., refuse to accept browser cookies) you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us on the Website or Brand Pages, including any personal information, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, recipes, videos or other information:

  • to present our Website and Brand Pages and their content to you;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • to notify you about changes to our Website or Brand Pages or any products or services we offer or provide though it;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website and Brand Pages;
  • to publish our own marketing and promotional materials;
  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • to our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
  • to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Website or Brand Pages users is among the assets transferred;
  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
  • to publish our own marketing and promotional materials;
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; or
  • if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our customers or others.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, if applicable. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to support@plochman.com or write us at:

Plochman, Inc.
Attn: Marketing Department
1333 N. Boudreau Rd.
Manteno, IL 60950

Data Security

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we have implemented measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website or Brand Pages. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website or Brand Pages.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change our privacy policy at any time, at our discretion by posting a notice on the Website home page that the privacy policy has been updated. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at support@plochman.com or 1-800-843-4566.