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Online Metals Privacy Policy

Last Updated on: January 2024


Online Metals takes the protection of your privacy when using our website very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to and describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through our United States website (“Site”).

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy before visiting the Online Metals website. By using the Online Metals website or providing information to us, you understand that we will collect, use, and disclose your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


PERSONAL INFORMATION


Personal Information We Collect

We collect information about you that relates to you as a specific person (“Personal Information”).

IF YOU SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED ANY NECESSARY CONSENT FROM THAT INDIVIDUAL FOR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF THAT INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

We may collect the following Personal Information either directly from you or through our service providers:

Context

Types of Data

Primary Purpose for Collection
and Use of Data

Account Registration

We collect your name and contact information when you create an account.  We also collect information relating to the actions that you perform while logged into your account.

Accounts can be used for easy checkout and to save your preferences and transaction history, order history and shipping services.

Client Information

We collect the name, and contact information, of our clients and their employees with whom we may interact. 

We use this information to contact our clients and communicate with them concerning normal business administration such as projects, services, and billing.

Cookies and first party tracking

We use cookies and clear GIFs. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to a computer’s hard drive while a web site is viewed. See our Cookie Policy for more information.

We use this information to make our website operate efficiently.

Cookies and Third Party Tracking

We may place tracking technology on our website that collects analytics or allows us to participate in behavior-based advertising. This means that a third party uses technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can report analytics to us or provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests on our website, or on other websites. 

Some users may be able to opt out of third-party tracking by clicking here.

We use this information to provide you with relevant advertisements and to learn more about how our users use our services.  

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

Demographic Information

We collect personal information, such as your age or location. 

We use this information to understand our users and providing tailored services.

Distance Information

When you use one of our Apps, we collect your location from the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your device to determine your location and your distance from a store that sells our products. 

We use this information to understand our users and providing tailored services. 

Email Interconnectivity

If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.

We use this information to understand how you interact with our communications to you.

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

Feedback/Support

If you provide us feedback or contact us for support, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us, in order to reply.

We use this information to receive or act upon your feedback and

 issues.

Mailing List

When you sign up for one of our mailing lists, we collect your email address or postal address.   

We share information about our products and services with individuals. 

Order Placement

We collect your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card number when you place an order.

We use your information to perform our contract to provide you with products or services.

Partner Promotion

We collect information that you provide as part of a co-branded promotion with another company.

We use this information to fulfill our promotions with partners. 

Public Health and Safety

In certain situations where a serious public health threat has been identified, we may collect information from employees, guests, and other individuals accessing our facilities. This may include medical and health information, such as body temperature, symptoms, and underlying health conditions. In some cases, we may also collect medical, health, and related information about an employee’s children, family member, or other individuals under the employee’s care.

We have a legitimate interest in protecting the health and safety of our employees and guests. In some jurisdictions we may be required by law, regulation, or governmental order to collect and retain information related to issues of public health and safety. We have a legitimate interest in complying with the laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Surveys

When you participate in a survey, we collect information that you provide through the survey.  If the survey is provided by a third party service provider, the third party’s privacy policy applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.

We use this information to understand your opinions and to and collect information relevant to our organization.

Sweepstakes or contests

When you participate in a sweepstakes or contest, we collect information about you which includes contact information to notify you if you are selected.

We use this information to conduct sweepstakes and contests.  In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about those that enter into our sweepstakes.

Website interactions- Navigational Information

We use technology to monitor how you interact with our website. This may include which links you click on, or information that you type into our online forms.  This may also include information about your device or browser.

We use this information to understand how you interact with our website to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests in order to select offerings that you might find most useful.  Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

We also use this information for detecting and preventing fraud.

Web logs

We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.

We use this information to monitor our networks and the visitors to our websites.  Among other things, it helps us understand which of our services is the most popular.

How Do We Collect Personal Information?

We collect Personal Information from a number of sources, including:

  • From you;
  • Financial institutions (e.g., your credit card company or your bank);
  • Previous employers (if you are applying for a job with us);
  • Background screening companies (if you are applying for a job with us);
  • Our services providers;
  • Marketing partners; or
  • Marketing and advertising agencies and networks.
  • Site Navigational Information

How We Use Personal Information

Depending on the purpose, we may use various categories of information in order to achieve the effects that you and we expect.  To that end, in addition to the specific purposes above, we may use Personal Information about you:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, including to contact you if necessary;
  • To process and fulfill your order, for example by confirming your order and your billing and shipping information, processing your payments, delivering your products and communicating with you regarding your order;
  • To send to you important information regarding the Online Metals website, changes to our terms, conditions and policies and other administrative information;
  • To send to you information by email, postal mail, telephone and other means about our products, services, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions;
  • To administer and fulfill our contests, sweepstakes and other promotions (please note that certain contests, sweepstakes or other promotions may have additional rules or policies, which could contain different or additional information about how we use and disclose your personally identifiable information; we suggest that you read any such rules or policies carefully − in the event of a conflict between such rules or policies and this Privacy Policy, such rules or policies will govern);
  • To help us improve the customer experience, including by learning more about your preferences to help personalize your experience with us;
  • To analyze trends and statistics in connection with our businesses and Internet properties, including to measure the success of marketing campaigns and to compile statistics about usage and response rates;
  • To protect the security or integrity of our businesses and Internet properties;
  • As part of a business transaction where most or all of our assets are acquired by a third party; or
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you, our Affiliates or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or to limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information Is Disclosed

We may disclose Personal Information to service providers, and sometimes third parties, for various purposes. To this end, we may disclose Your Personal Information to the following entities for the purposes associated with each entity as noted below:

  • To our third-party service providers, who provide services such as website hosting, data storage, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, IT services and infrastructure, customer service, email delivery and administration, credit card processing, auditing and other similar services to enable them to provide services;
  • To our subsidiaries and affiliated entities (collectively, our “Affiliates”) for marketing and other purposes;
  • To third-party sponsors of contests, sweepstakes and similar promotions;
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Online Metals websites;
  • By you, on chat, profile pages, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials (please note that any information and materials that you post or disclose through such services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to the Online Metals website and to the general public; we urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on or through the Online Metals website;
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding);
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our Affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you, our Affiliates or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and
  • In other situations, with your consent.

While we collect Personal Information from all these sources, we will only use and disclose Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Some states require that organizations disclose whether the following categories of personal information are collected, disclosed to third parties for a “business purpose,” or “sold” or transferred for “valuable consideration.” The table below indicates the categories of personal information we collect and transfer in a variety of contexts. 

Categories of Personal Information We Collect

To Whom We Disclose Personal Information for a Business Purpose

To Whom We Share for Targeted Advertising

Identifiers – this may include real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks
  • Advertising networks

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

Government Issued Identification – this may include social security number, driver’s license number, or state issued identification number, passport number. 

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Financial Information – this may include bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, and other financial information.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

May be collected for standard ecommerce customer credit and customer purchasing functions.

Health Related Information – this may include medical information, mental or physical condition or treatment, or health insurance information.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Characteristics of protected classifications – this may include age, sex, race, ethnicity, physical or mental handicap, etc.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Commercial information – this may include information about products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks
  • Advertising networks

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

Biometric information – this may include imagery of the iris, retina, fingerprint, face, hand, palm, vein patterns, and voice recordings, from which an identifier template, such as a faceprint, a minutiae template, or a voiceprint, can be extracted, and keystroke patterns or rhythms, gait patterns or rhythms, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Internet or other electronic network activity information – this may include browsing history, search history, and information regarding an individual’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks
  • Advertising networks

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Geolocation data

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Professional or employment-related information

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Non-public education information (as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Other Service Providers
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms

Not used for Targeted Advertising Networks.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Inferences drawn from any of the information listed above

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks
  • Advertising networks

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes.

Additional categories of personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) – this may include signature, physical characteristics or description,  insurance policy number

  • Affiliates or subsidiaries
  • Business partners
  • Data analytics providers
  • Data brokers
  • Government entities, as may be needed to comply with law or prevent illegal activity
  • Internet service providers
  • Joint marketing partners
  • Operating systems and platforms
  • Other Service Providers
  • Payment processors and financial institutions
  • Professional services organizations, this may include auditors and law firms
  • Social networks
  • Advertising networks

Please see section: How Navigational Information Is Disclosed for more information.

May be collected from Thyssenkrupp Employees for employment purposes

How Navigational Information is Disclosed

We and our third-party service providers may also collect Navigational Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser: Certain information is collected through most devices, such as your Media Access Control (“MAC”) address, device manufacturer and model, device identifier, screen resolution, and the type and version of your operating system and browser.
  • Through server log files: When you visit our website, our web servers in Germany save as standard the IP address of your internet service provider via which you access our website, the site from which you access our website and the files you access from us, as well as the date of your visit and general information about your browser. These data are processed to ensure the security of the web server and to adapt the output of the information retrieved to your output medium (e.g. your phone. laptop or other device).
  • Using Cookies: Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer or other end device. The use of cookies helps us to analyze your website usage, to improve services and products offered, to improve security and to prevent fraud. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, some or all of the features, functionality and promotions available through the Online Metals website− such as the shopping cart, ability to view certain pages, and even placing orders or reviewing your order history – may not be available to you.
  • Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit https://policies.google.com. We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been configured to ensure de-identified collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).
  • Facebook Pixel: We use Facebook Pixel by the Facebook social network, operated by Facebook Inc. Facebook Pixel is a code snippet placed on our website. Facebook Pixel allows Facebook to identify the visitors of our online content as a target group for displaying advertisement (known as “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use Facebook Pixel to display our posted Facebook ads only to Facebook users who have shown an interest in our services or who share certain factors (such as interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of visited web pages), which we transmit to Facebook (which is known as Custom Audiences). Facebook Pixel also helps us understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, by showing whether users have been redirected to our services after clicking on a Facebook ad (known as conversion, and allowing to determine on which devices a user is performing an action), in order to create so-called lookalike audiences or statistical twins (i.e. to broadcast ads to target groups that are similar to existing customers) and to obtain comprehensive statistics about the use of the website. Facebook Pixel establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers when you visit our website. This way, the Facebook server is notified that you have visited our website and Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. For further information about the collection and use of data by Facebook and your privacy protection rights and options, please see the Facebook data protection policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update. For specific information and details about Facebook Pixel and how it works, please visit the Facebook help section at https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616. You can disable this function as shown at https://de-de.facebook.com/business/help/1415256572060999?helpref=uf_permalink or at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. You must be logged into Facebook to do this. If you want to declare the opt-out of Facebook pixels, please click on: Facebook Opt Out
  • Emarsys: Our partner Emarsys may also place cookies on your device. Please read the Emarsys privacy policy. To ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. You can also opt out of their services by clicking here.
  • Bronto: Our partner Bronto may also place cookies on your device. (Deprecated May 2022) Please read Bronto’s privacy policy. To ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. You can also opt out of their services by clicking here.
  • Attentive: Our partner Attentive may also place cookies on your device. Please read Attentive's privacy policy. To ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. You can also opt out of their services by clicking here.
  • Pixlee: Our partner Pixlee may also place cookies on your device. Please read Pixlee’s privacy policy. To ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. You can also learn more about UGC content submission and policies by clicking here.
  • Marketo: Our partner Marketo may also place cookies on your device. (deprecated July 2023) Please read Marketo’s data policies. to ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. You can also opt out of their services by Clicking here.
  • MNTN: Our partner MNTN may place cookies on your on your device, and may utilize your IP address based on your devices. Please read MNTN's data policies. You can also opt out of their services by Clicking here.
  • Flash Local Stored Objects: We and our service providers may use a third-party technology, called Flash, in connection with the Online Metals website, including our online content. Flash provides a facility, referred to as Local Stored Objects (“LSO”), that allows a website operator or online content provider (or their service providers) to store certain information locally on an individual’s device; for example, Flash LSOs can be used to store information regarding an individual’s device. If you do not want Flash LSOs stored on your device, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash LSO storage using the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash LSOs by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash LSOs (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your device without you being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash LSOs that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with the Online Metals website. We expect our service providers and technology suppliers to honor any decision by you to restrict or limit Flash LSOs, but we cannot guarantee that they will do so.
  • Physical location: We and our service providers may collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. We may use your device’s physical location to provide you with personalized location-based services and content, including for marketing purposes, based on the choices that have been made with respect to such uses. We may also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our third-party marketing partners, such as our Promotional Partners, to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, based on the choices that have been made with respect to such disclosures. In some instances, you may be permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or sharing of your device’s location, but if you choose to deny such uses and/or sharing, we, our service providers, and/or our third-party marketing partners may not be able to provide you with the applicable personalized services and content.

How We Use And Disclose Navigational Information

  • We may use and disclose Navigational Information for specific business purposes. In some instances, we may combine Navigational Information with Personal Information (such as combining your zip code with your name). If we combine any Navigational Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information while it is so combined.

THIRD PARTIES AND THIRD-PARTY SITES

To the extent that you submit any Personal Information to any third party (for example, via a third-party software application or service — including any social media service – that is included in, available through or linked to from the Online Metals website, such third party’s collection, use and disclosure of such information may be governed by its privacy policy, and not by our Privacy Policy. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties.


Third Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Online Metals website. Please note that these companies may use information about your visit to the Online Metals website to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to the Online Metals website, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1


DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, this website is not compatible with DNT.


SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data storage system or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please also be aware that we may use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable; these service providers have informed us or the general public that they apply security measures they consider adequate for the protection of information within their system, or they have a general reputation for applying such measures. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.


Please exercise caution in submitting Personal Information via the Online Metals website, especially if you are accessing the Online Metals website using a WiFi hotspot or public network. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account that you might have with us has been compromised, or if you are unable to utilize our SSL technology in connection with the Online Metals website, please immediately notify us of the problem and place any orders with us over the telephone or in person, instead of using the Online Metals website. You may contact us in such circumstances in accordance with the “Contact” section below.


YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA

This California Privacy Notice (“California Notice”) applies to California residents whose Personal Information is processed by Online Metals pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) or other California privacy laws described below. The California Notice describes how we protect the Personal Information we process and control relating to California residents and rights California residents may have in relation to this Personal Information. For purposes of this California Notice, “Personal Information” has the meaning provided by the CCPA and CPRA and does not include information that is deidentified or aggregated such that it is not capable of being associated with you, or that is excluded from the CCPA and CPRA’s scope.

Your California Rights and Choices: As a California resident, you may be able to request to exercise the following rights:

  • The Right to Know any or all of the following information relating to your Personal Information we have collected and disclosed in the last 12 months, upon verification of your identity:
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you;
  • The categories of Personal Information we have collected about you;
  • The categories of sources of the Personal Information;
  • The categories of Personal Information that we have disclosed to third parties for a business purpose, and the categories of recipients to whom this information was disclosed;
  • The categories of Personal Information we have sold and the categories of third parties to whom the information was sold; and
  • The business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling the Personal Information.
  • The Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information we have collected from you, subject to a number of exceptions.
  • The Right to Request Modification of your Personal Information.
  • The Right to Object to Processing of Sensitive Personal Information.
  • The Right to Opt Out of Personal Information Sales to third parties now or in the future.

We do allow certain third-party advertising partners to collect information about the users of our Service for the purposes of serving ads that are more relevant, for ad campaign measurement and analytics, and for fraud detection and reporting. This activity can be considered a “sale” under California law.

You have the right to opt out of the “sale” of your Personal Information. Such requests may be submitted by following the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link at the bottom of the page by clicking Cookie Preferences in the site footer. You may also exercise your rights using the mechanisms described in the Third Party Advertisers section of this Policy above. Finally, the Other Information section above also includes ways to opt-out of certain data handling practices by the technology providers we may use, like HubSpot and Google.

For ease of access, these opt-out links are here:

You also have the right to be free of discrimination for exercising these rights. However, please note that if the exercise of these rights limits our ability to process Personal Information, for example, if you submit a deletion request, we may no longer be able to provide you our products and services or engage with you in the same manner.


To submit your California Consumer Rights Requests:

You may submit a request to exercise your California Consumer Rights through one of the mechanisms described below. We will need to verify your identity before processing your request, which may require us to request additional Personal Information from you or require you to log into your account, if you have one. In certain circumstances, we may decline or limit your request, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity or locate your information in our systems, or as permitted by law.

To exercise your California Consumer Rights to Know, Delete, or Opt-Out of Sale, or for additional information, please submit a request to https://www.onlinemetals.com/california-privacy or 1-888-527-3331. You may also exercise your right to Opt-Out of Sale using the mechanisms described in the Interest Based Advertising section of this Policy above.

Finally, you may also submit a verifiable consumer request through an authorized agent. To do so please be prepared for your agent to provide signed permission to do so or evidence of power of attorney, to verify their own identity with us, and to directly confirm with us that you provided the agent permission to submit the request.


 

California’s “Shine the Light” Law: California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section §1798.83) provides certain rights to California residents that have an established business relationship with us with regard to the disclosure of certain types of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To opt-out of having your Personal Information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please submit a request using one of the California consumer rights request methods designated above.

Typically, we retain your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of collection and will delete your information after that purpose has been fulfilled.

We collect the following categories of sensitive personal information, as defined under California law:

Categories of Sensitive Personal Information We Collect

Purposes for which it is collected

Is information sold or shared for the purpose of cross-context behavioral advertising

Social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number.

  • Not collected from Customers
  • Required by law from employees
  • Eligibility for employment
  • Business travel

Not collected, sold or shared.

Account log-in, financial account, debit card, or credit card number in combination with any required security or access code, password, or credentials allowing access to an account.

Not collected, sold or shared

Precise geolocation.

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership.

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Contents of a consumer’s mail, email, and text messages unless the business is the intended recipient of the communication

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Genetic data

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying a consumer

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Health

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

Sex life or sexual orientation

Not collected from Customers

Not collected, sold or shared

USE OF WEBSITE BY MINORS

The Online Metals website are not directed to individuals under the age of sixteen (16), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information to us.


AMENDMENTS TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We reserve the right to amend these data privacy rules from time to time in accordance with future changes relating to the collection and processing of personal information. Please reference the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. For material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will alert you with a banner on the Site homepage.


CONTACT

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, would like to update your Personal Information, would like to exercise your rights under applicable privacy laws, or to make choices about receiving promotional communications, please contact us. Please note that email communications are not always secure; so please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email messages to us.