PRIVACY POLICY

Tank Connection (collectively, “us”, “we,” and “Tank Connection”) values our customers, their information, privacy, and trust.  This Policy explains how we collect, use, handle, and protect information collected through our website. Specifically, this Policy applies to Tank Connection’s collection, use, storage, and transfer of information associated with Tank Connection’s sites, www.tankconnection.com, www.apexdomes.com, www.liquidtanks.com, www.tankmanways.com, www.allianceconstructors.com, www.kidzlocal.com, www.icubedproject.com  (collectively, “Sites”). If there is something you do not understand about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us at privacy@tankconnection.com.

   

Throughout this Policy, we refer to the term “Personal Information.” “Personal Information” is data about an individual who can be identified from that data, or by combining it with other data.  Personal Information is usually your name in combination with another identifier, such as date of birth, postal address, email address, telephone number, or government-issued identification number.  The specific definition of Personal Information varies from one jurisdiction to another.  

Personal Information does not include anonymous or aggregated data that can no longer be used to identify a specific person, even if combined with other data.

We do not consider Business Information, such as one’s position, business name, title, business email, business phone number, business address, business fax, and other similar business information, to be Personal Information.

Information We Collect

Information Collected Directly From You

We will collect your name, your email address, phone number, fax number, company name and address, proposed tank location, and other desired tank criteria when you inquire about receiving a price quote for our products. We use this information in our legitimate interest in serving your needs, to respond to your request, improve the operation of our Sites, conduct research, and analysis of how our customers use our Sites and assess which of our products and services may be of interest to you. When you contact us via the company email address, we will collect your email address and any information you include in your email to similarly address your concerns. And, if you ask a question on the Sites, we will collect and keep your question so that we can search and provide responsive materials, improve our Sites’ operations, and improve our understanding of our customers. 

In the absence of a legal obligation to the contrary, we keep the information you provide us for a year after your last contact with us. 

Our Sites are not directed to children under age 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18.  Children under 18 should not provide their Personal Information to us through our Sites or in writing.  If we learn that Personal Information belonging to anyone under the age of 18 is stored on the Sites, we will immediately delete such information and refrain from using it for any purpose.

Other Information We Collect

In addition to collecting information directly from you as described in the previous section, we also automatically gather information when you browse or view our Sites. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, the number of clicks on the Sites and its components, and whether you are a first-time or a returning user, links you clicked on while on the Sites, and your flow and navigation path through the Sites during your visit.  We use this information to make sure that the Sites and their associated parts are functioning properly, that the Sites are displayed properly for your equipment and software, to analyze and predict use of the Sites for better operation, learn more about how our customers use our Sites, and so that we can provide you with information useful to your location.

There are “do not track” or similar browser choices available to internet users with respect to online web activity, but given the present lack of consensus of what constitutes an informed election, appropriate trigger or breadth of scope of such choice, our Sites will not operate any differently when a “do not track” signal is received.

In some of our email messages, you may find a “click-through URL” linked to content on our Sites.  We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our member communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click such links in our email messages.

Cookies

We use technologies such as “cookies” so we can remember certain information about you, remember your preferences or recognize you when you return.  They also help us compile aggregate data about traffic on the Sites and  interaction with the Sites so that we can improve our Sites and protect our Sites from fraud.

A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer.  As text files, cookies cannot read information on your hard drive, run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  

 

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to decline all cookies automatically or to prompt you for a response each time a cookie is offered. If you decline cookies, you may find that you cannot access all of our Sites’s features.

During your browsing session, we use “session” cookies to store information and monitor Sites function.  These session cookies are installed during your browsing session and are deleted when the browsing session has ended. We use the following session cookies when you visit our Sites:

Cookie

When Deleted

Purpose

_ga

Two years

Google analytics used to distinguish user

_gid

24 hours

Google analytics used to distinguish user

IDE

Two years

Targeting/Advertising

bcookie

bscookie

Two years

Linkedin social media sharing/target advertising

lidc

One day

Linkedin performance

exp_last_activity

exp_last_visit

One year

CMS performance usage/tracking

exp_tracker

When browsing session ends

CMS performance tracking

exp_csrf_token

2 hours

CMS performance tracking

exp_visitor_consents

One year

Terms of use and privacy policy consent

exp_flash

One day

Flash message

PHPSESSID

When the browsing session ends

Used in connection with the current session.

We also use log files when you visit our Sites. Log files track IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We utilize this information in our legitimate interest in administering the Sites, preventing fraud, tracking website navigation in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs, are often used in combination with cookies. Often transparent, these images are part of web pages and allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to generate statistics about how our Sites are used. They are not used to access Personal Information.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers. 

Google Adwords and Google Analytics

We use Google Adwords and Google Analytics in connection with our Sites to gather data such as age, gender, and interests to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences.

Google Adwords and similar programs from other companies help us target our online ads based on information collected directly from you or by automated means, like cookies. These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.  

You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ 

Google Analytics collects anonymous information that is not used to identify a particular user.  This information helps us better understand how visitors use our Sites, detect and defend against fraud and other security risks, and present advertisements, products, and/or services of interest to you.

To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ Sites or apps”, located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. To learn about how to opt-out of Google Analytics, please visit http://tools.Google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Location

You may give consent for our Sites to capture and record certain precise geo-location or global positioning data from your device in order to tailor information to your location. We may link such location data to other information that you provide to us or that may be accessed in connection with your use of our Sites. You should be able to manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with us, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies, by adjusting your mobile device’s privacy and security settings.

 

Links to Other Websites

You may be able to post content to Social Networking Sites (such as Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, and Google+) on which we may maintain a presence. If you choose to do this, we will provide information to the Social Networking Sites, and receive information from them, in accordance with your elections. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those web sites and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of use and privacy policies. We are not responsible for the availability, accuracy, content, products or services of such Social Network sites.

While you are using the Sites, you may be linked or directed to other third-party sites that are beyond our control.  Each of these third-party sites may have a privacy policy different from ours.  Please carefully review the privacy policies of these sites.  We are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to further legitimate business interests – to transact business with you, to provide you with requested information, and to administer our Sites and prevent fraud. As described above, we use your Personal Information to answer your inquiries, provide you with information on our products and services, personalize content so that it applies to you and your interests, compile, analyze, and do research on our users' demographics and behavior, and detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal. We may also use your Personal Information to communicate with you about products and services we believe you might find of interest and to administer promotions, surveys, contests and sweepstakes in which you might participate.

We also use the information automatically collected about you during your use of the Sites as described above, to improve the effectiveness of our websites, operations, mobile experience, or marketing efforts or as described elsewhere in this policy, to prevent fraud and theft, and otherwise to protect our Sites’ visitors and our business.

Our employees and agents may view your Personal Information to perform their jobs and service your needs. We authorize access to your Personal Information to them on a need-to-know basis to provide you with our products or services to you, or for one of the other reasons listed in this section.

Sharing Your Personal Information

As a general rule, we do not sell your information and have not sold any categories of personal information in the past twelve (12) months. We will not disclose any of your Personal Information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the legitimate business-related circumstances described in this Policy. For instance, we may share your Personal Information in the following circumstances:

We may provide your personal information to affiliated companies or others who help us operate the Sites or assess your interest or satisfaction with the Sites, our organization, or our products. When we do so, we will ensure that such affiliated companies are contractually prohibited from using that information for any other reason.

    

We may disclose your Personal Information if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms Of Use, this Privacy Policy or to otherwise protect our operations, clients or users.

We may release your Personal Information to others (including law enforcement) if we believe such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or legal process; enforce or apply the terms of applicable terms of use; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or otherwise protect the rights, property or safety of others.

We may sell, transfer and/or disclose your Personal Information as part of a business divestiture, sale, merger, or acquisition of all or part of our business.  If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.  In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, your Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset.

In addition, we may share aggregate, non-individual information, incapable of identifying a particular person, with third parties for lawful purposes.

California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal information including the following rights:

  1. the right to know, by way of our Privacy Policy and any specific inquiries you direct to us, where personal information we have about you comes from, what we use that information for, whether it is being disclosed or sold, and to whom it is being disclosed or sold;
  2. the right to “opt-out” of Tank Connection’s sale of your personal information to any third parties;
  3. the right, with some exceptions, to have your personal information deleted from Tank Connection’s possession or control; and
  4. the right to receive equal service and pricing from Tank Connection even if you exercise any of your privacy rights.

In addition, you may have the right to request and receive certain information about a company's disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing use, and your choices with respect to such disclosures.  Our Sites do not authorize the collection of personal information by third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy.  

If you have any questions or concerns about your California privacy rights, our Privacy Policy, or our use of your personal information, you may direct your inquiries to:

Tank Connection

Attention: CA Data Privacy

3609 North 16th Street

Parsons, KS  67357

Email: privacy@tankconnection.com

620-423-3010

For all California residents, any such inquiries shall be responded to within forty-five (45) days and at no cost to you.

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any Sites where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to privacy@tankconnection.com. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

European Privacy Rights

If you are an EU resident, you are afforded certain rights regarding your personal information. Specifically, EU law provides that EU residents have the following rights:

  1. The right to be informed about what happens with your Personal Data (information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person)), including how it is collected from you, how it is used as well as the right to access that Personal Data, to modify it when it is incomplete or incorrect, and the right to withdraw consent for its use;
  2. The right to access Personal Data held by organizations about an individual;
  3. The right to rectification allowing individuals to correct inaccurate information or complete incomplete information;
  4. The right to erasure (or the right to be forgotten) allowing, with some exceptions, an individual to have their Personal Data deleted upon request;
  5. The right to restriction and withdraw consent for data processing;
  6. The right to data portability allowing individuals to ask for the transfer of their Personal Data or to obtain and use their Personal Data for their own purposes;
  7. The right to object, with some exceptions, to the processing of an individual’s Personal Data;
  8. The right to prevent automated decision making or profiling and to require that those decisions be made by natural persons.

If you have questions or concerns about your rights as they relate to this Privacy Policy or the Site, please direct your inquiries to:  

Tank Connection

Attention: EU Data Privacy

3609 North 16th Street

Parsons, KS  67357

Email: privacy@tankconnection.com

620-423-3010

Links to Other Websites

You may be able to post content to Social Networking Sites (such as Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, and Google+) on which we maintain a presence. If you choose to do this, we will provide information to the Social Networking Sites, and receive information from them, in accordance with your elections. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those websites and that it is your responsibility to review applicable terms of use and privacy policies. We are not responsible for the availability, accuracy, content, products or services of such Social Network Sites.

While you are using the Sites, you may be linked or directed to other third-party sites outside of our Sites that are beyond our control.  Each of these third-party sites may have a privacy policy different from ours.  Please carefully review the privacy policies of these sites.  We are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Data Movement

We may maintain your Personal Information on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

We process data, including Personal Information, in the United States.  We do not transfer your Personal Information to another organization or a country absent the existence of adequate security and privacy controls.  We transfer Personal Information to the United States only with your consent or to perform a contract with you, and consistent with the practices described in this Privacy Notice. We do not collect or store sensitive information about you.

 

Security Measures

We maintain a variety of industry-standard security measures, including physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. For instance, we use intrusion detection systems, firewalls, antivirus, encrypted backups with externally secured key, limited access, and current software patches to protect your data. No system can be completely secure, so we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure.

Your Access To Your Data and Consent to Our Use of your Personal Information

If you believe that the Personal Information that we have collected about you is incomplete, inaccurate, or not up to date, or if you would like to review and/or request changes or deletion of that information, you can contact us via our contact information displayed below.

If you do not consent or want to withdraw your consent for us to collect, use, or disclose your Personal Information as described in this Policy, or if you wish to restrict Tank Connection’s ability to process your Personal Information because of perceived inaccuracies, please contact us via our contact information displayed below. In your request, please identify the Personal Information at issue and the collection, use, or disclosure you wish to stop.

If you are a resident of the European Union or California, you may have the right to request that Tank Connection delete any personal information we may possess or control about you. Subject to any exceptions and pursuant to such laws, Tank Connection will comply with any such request and shall provide notice of such deletion, or of any restrictions as noted in the previous paragraph, to recipients of your Personal Information.

Denying or withdrawing consent may impact our ability to provide you with some or all of the products, services, or information you request.

You may opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email you receive from us. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing from our marketing communications, please contact us via our contact information displayed below.

If you opt-out from receiving marketing emails or text messages, we may still need to send you communications about your orders, member service inquiries, and other matters.

If you agreed to receive future marketing communications directly from a third party through our Sites, you will need to contact that party to opt-out of such communications. This process may be outlined on that party's privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Site and we will change the “Last Modified” date below.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to:  access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, you may contact our Data Privacy Officer at:

Tank Connection

Attention: Data Privacy

3609 North 16th Street

Parsons, KS  67357

Email: privacy@tankconnection.com

Phone: 620-423-3010

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing you with this information or updating your information in our system.

Last Modified: 3/26/2019

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