Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Efective Date, Last Updated 3/11/2022

Overview

This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how ACME UNITED CORPORATION ("ACME UNITED CORPORATION," "we," “our” or "us") and its subsidiaries and affiliates collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide to us. This Privacy Policy applies to information provided by you or collected by us when you visit www.acmeunited.com, www.westcottbrand.com, www.firstaidonly.com, www.claussco.com, www.camillusknives.com, www.cudabrand.com, www.dmtsharp.com, www.firstaidcentral.com, www.mednap.us, www.premierssoinsplus.com/, or www.smartcompliancefirstaid.com or the SafetyHub app (collectively the “Website”). This policy also applies when you request information from us online (either via the web or via the app). By using or accessing this Website you are agreeing that we may use your information as stated in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to our use of your information according to this Privacy Policy, as well as to the Terms of Use that are posted on this Website, please refrain from using this Website.

Revisions

We may revise our Privacy Policy at any time without notice by updating this policy, and your continued use of this Website after such revision signifies your acceptance of the revised terms. Any revision will be effective immediately upon posting. The “Effective Date” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates when it was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on our website. By continuing to use this website after any posted revision, each user agrees to abide by it. This version supersedes any previous draft. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes.

Information Collection

In general, you may browse this Website without providing any personal identifiable information to us, however, technology and usage data are automatically collected.

Types of Data Collected

  1. Personal Data
    While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information. Personal data is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked with you or your household. “Personal Data” is defined as any information that you may provide to us that can be used to identify you individually, including but not limited to, but is not limited to: first name, last name, email address, phone number, shipping and/or billing address, or financial details, such as payment cards you use to purchase products, as well as any account number that we assign to you.

  2. Technology and Usage Data
    Usage Data is collected automatically when using our Website. This data is automatically submitted information regarding your computer, mobile device, and connection, including previous and subsequent URL, Internet Protocol address, device type, browser type, browser version, pages visited, date/time of visit, duration of visit, unique device identifiers, mobile device unique ID, mobile operating system, and other diagnostic data.

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our Website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and analyze data to improve our Website. Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Why we Collect Your Personal Data

  • To provide and maintain our Website, including to monitor the usage of our Website.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage your registration as a user of the Website. The personal data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Website that are available to you as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items, or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the Website.

  • To contact You: To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products, or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events which we offer that are like those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal data held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, web activity and traffic, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, services, marketing, and the customer experience.

How We Use Your Personal Information

If you provide us with personal information, we will use it to respond to requests you make, to provide customer support, to register any account you sign up for on our Website, to complete orders placed on this Website, and for other purposes you authorize or request. By providing personal information to us, you may receive email notifications for our products and services, however we do not rent, sell, or otherwise distribute to third parties, your personal information entered or collected on this Website. You may opt-out of any email notifications in the manner set forth in our Terms of Use.

While we use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, you agree that we will have no liability for disclosure of any information obtained due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties.

We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize Website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users. We may provide your information to others as required or permitted by law, including in response to law enforcement inquiries, legal process, in connection with a sale or merger of all or part of our business, or in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceeding. We reserve the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary or appropriate to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to an emergency situation.

Protection Of Personal Information

It is our policy to protect your personal information by doing the following:

  • (a) Safeguarding any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information from any misuse by third parties;

  • (b) Destroying, erasing or making unreadable any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information prior to their disposal;

  • (c) Protecting the confidentiality of your personal information;

  • (d) Prohibiting the unlawful disclosure of your personal information;

  • (e) Restricting access to your personal information to any third parties except in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy; and

  • (f) Limiting the access to your personal information only to our employees who need such access and only to extent that it is needed.

If there is ever a breach of security regarding your personal information, we intend to comply with applicable state and federal law requirements regarding the notification and disclosure to you and to the appropriate authorities of the circumstances surrounding the breach.

Policies for California

We respect the rights of privacy for California residents and are committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act 2020 (CCPA).

The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding personal information. If you are a California resident and have provided us with your personal information, you may request to be provided with the information that we have collected or have your Personal Identifiable Information deleted. The Act also provides you the right to opt-out of the sale of your Personally Identifiable Information and if between 13 and 16 years of age, it is required to collect opt-in consent, however ACME UNITED CORPORATION does not sell personal information.

We can only respond to verifiable consumer requests. A verifiable consumer request means a request that is made by consumer, by a consumer on behalf of a consumer’s minor child, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that is authorized to act on your behalf. Your verifiable consumer request must include (1) sufficient information that allows us to verify your identity or provides sufficient authority to make the request (example, email address); and (2) describes your request with enough detail to evaluate and respond to your request. We will not respond to any requests if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the personal information belongs to you. You are not required to create an account to make a verifiable consumer request. We are not required to comply with more than one verifiable request from the same consumer in a 12-month period.

As required by the Act, we will provide you the following information upon a verifiable consumer request: (1) categories of Personally Identifiable Information that we collect; (2) categories of sources from which the Personally Identifiable Information is collected; (3) the purpose of collecting such Personally Identifiable Information. Please allow 45 days to complete your request. We will inform you if more time is required to complete, but it should take no longer than 90 days.

To submit a CCPA request, to request (a) information about your Personally Identifiable Information collected or (b) deletion of your Personally Identifiable Information, please send contact us via email with your request to [email protected] or call toll-free at 800-835-2263.

Policies For Europe

We respect the rights of privacy for European residents and are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation of 2018 (GDPR). Personal identifiable data for European users is not captured on our US devices or the Website. Acme United Corporation websites do not fulfill Website orders to Europe however can be managed through the European vehicles managed by the European office. To exercise your European data rights, please contact our European office, via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 0212 232450. Additional information on our European Data Policy is located here: https://www.acmeunited.de/trademark.php?trademark=datenschutz

Policies For Children

Children under the age of 16 shall not be allowed to register for an account or place any orders for products through our Website. We respect the rights of privacy for parents and children and are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) as well as CCPA. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13 in reference to COPPA and under 16 in reference to CCPA. We also note that CCPA prohibits sale of personal data of consumers between 13-16 years of age unless the guardian has authorized the sale. We comply with this requirement.

If we determine that any child under the age of 16 has placed an order for any product on our Website, we shall immediately cancel such order. If we determine that any child under the age of 16 has registered for an account on our Website, we shall suspend or terminate such account unless and until we receive evidence satisfactory to us that the customer is at least 16 years old and that our policies for children under 16 years old have otherwise been complied with.

We do allow children to post craft ideas and projects to our public areas and we may not be able to determine the age of any users of our Website, both of which may result in the unintentional disclosure of personal information to the public. We will take measures to remove any unintentionally disclosed personal information from our Website as soon as practicable. Children under 16 years old shall not be allowed to enter any contests.

Privacy Policies Of Third Parties Used To Process Orders

As disclosed in our Terms of Use, we use the services of a third party to process orders placed on our Website. Additional third-party payment processors may also be retained in connection with the processing of your orders. With respect to any of these third parties, it is our expectation that they have their own privacy policies in place and will comply with such policies. We will refuse to do business with any such companies that do not have privacy policies or that knowingly fail to comply with their own privacy policies. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information once you transfer it to these third parties. You should contact these third parties directly if you wish to inquire further about the privacy policies they have in place.

Privacy Policy Does Not Apply To Any Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies to this Website only and does not apply to any other website you visit, including those you access through links on our website to 3rd party websites. This is inclusive of, but not limited to social websites such as www.facebook.com, www.twitter.com, www.instagram.com, www.youtube.com, www.pinterest.com, www.tiktok.com and www.linkedin.com. We are not responsible for the protection of your personal information when you visit any other websites besides this Website. For this reason, please be careful and responsible whenever you are using any other websites you access through links on this Website and be sure to review the privacy policies of these other websites. We cannot warrant the security of any personal information that you submit to any outside person or entity or to any other website besides this Website. Any personal information that is submitted by you to any outside person or entity or to any other website is done at your own risk.

Contact Information

This Website is owned and operated by ACME UNITED CORPORATION, a Connecticut corporation. Questions about this Privacy Policy should be directed to: Privacy Policy Administrator c/o ACME UNITED CORPORATION, 1 Waterview Drive, Suite 200, Shelton, CT 06484 or by email to [email protected] or toll-free at 800-835-2263. For all other inquiries, refer to the Contact and/or Support sections of our Website.

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