Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June, 14 2011

W. R. Meadows, Inc. (“COMPANY”, “we”, or “us”) operates the web Site located at WRMEADOWS.COM (the “Site”). This serves as the COMPANY’S Privacy Policy for the Site.

The COMPANY makes the Site available to those individuals who access the Site to learn about the COMPANY’S products and services, communicate with us through the Site, respond to surveys about the usefulness and value of the Site and its contents, and to individuals who register with us at the Site to receive e-newsletters, product seminars, or other information about the COMPANY’S products and services (“Users”), subject to this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”). This Policy explains what information the COMPANY collects about its Users, how the COMPANY uses and/or shares this information, and how such information is maintained.  By visiting the Site, you accept the terms of this Policy.

Note that this Policy applies only with respect to the information collected by the COMPANY through the Site, and not any information collected or obtained through other methods or sources.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

The COMPANY collects Users’ personally-identifiable information (“PII”) that is volunteered by Users at the Site in response to specific information requests explicitly presented to Users. Examples of PII that may be requested and/or collected include: first and last name, title, address, email address, telephone number, facsimile number, type of business, and the COMPANY products and services about which the User is interested in receiving information.  From time to time, the COMPANY may also present opportunities for Users to voluntarily provide additional information about themselves.

Use and Sharing of PII

The COMPANY will use User PII: for the specific purpose for which such information was provided; for example to send the User information about COMPANY products or services, identify to the User the location of COMPANY dealers, facilities or distributors, to send the User information about the availability of COMPANY In House Product Seminars or newsletters or other materials about COMPANY products and services, or to compile information in response to COMPANY surveys.  COMPANY also will share User PII with its independent distributors or dealers who offer COMPANY products and services in the geographic market in which the User is located.  Other than the uses set forth in this Privacy Policy, the COMPANY does not share User PII with any third party.  Please note, however, that the COMPANY may change this Policy at any time (See “Changes to this Policy,” below), and that the COMPANY may in the future use User PII for additional purposes not currently included in this Policy.

User PII collected by us may be added to our databases and used for future marketing purposes. By using the Site, you agree that you may be contacted in any manner contemplated in this section even if your number is found on a do not call registry, in-house list or similar registry.

The COMPANY may also disclose User PII in order to: (1) comply with applicable laws (including, without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act); (2) respond to governmental inquiries; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights or property of the COMPANY, including without limitation, filing copyright applications with the Library of Congress, Copyright Office, or (5) protect the health and personal safety of any individual.

If you do not wish us to share your PII with our dealers or other third parties for marketing purposes, please submit your request in writing to:

W. R. Meadows, Inc.
ATTN: Privacy Policy Manager
300 Industrial Drive
Hampshire, IL 60140-0338
[email protected]

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The COMPANY also collects certain non-personally identifiable information, including the non-personally identifiable information more fully described below.

Cookies.  The COMPANY may use “cookies” on the Site.  Cookies are small pieces of information that COMPANY’S server places on an individual’s computer hard drive to enable the individual to more easily communicate and interact with the Site.  For example, the COMPANY may place a cookie on a User’s computer when he/she initially registers at the COMPANY Site. The next time that User visits the Site, COMPANY’S server will recognize the cookie (and the User) and allow the User to perform certain actions immediately without signing in.

While some Web browsers allow a User to automatically reject all cookies or be notified when a cookie is about to be placed on the User’s computer, disabling this feature may compromise the efficiency and added services that cookies provide.

IP Address.  The COMPANY collects your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with its server, and to administer the Site and the COMPANY’S email messages to Site Users.  An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is also used to help identify you during a particular session and to gather broad demographic data.

Although the information collected through the foregoing methods does not itself contain any PII, the COMPANY may analyze and match such information with other information that you provide (including PII) as well as information that the COMPANY may obtain elsewhere, and the COMPANY may share all or some of such information with actual or prospective distributors, dealers, or other third parties.

The COMPANY may also disclose non-PII in order to (1) comply with applicable laws, (2) respond to governmental inquiries, or (3) comply with valid legal process, or (4) protect the rights or property of the COMPANY or Users of the Site.

Opt-Out of COMPANY E-Newsletters

If a User registers at the Site to receive e-newsletters about the Company’s products or services, User may, at any time thereafter, choose to discontinue receiving e-newsletters from COMPANY about one or more of the COMPANY’S products or services by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the applicable email transmitting the e-newsletter.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the COMPANY may continue to contact Users for the purpose of communicating information about their registration with COMPANY or about other products or services of the COMPANY other than the products or services for which the User discontinued the COMPANY’S delivery of e-newsletters, as well as to facilitate, complete or confirm the COMPANY’S response to Users’ inquiries or requests.

Access to Information If you want to review, correct or change your User information, please contact us at the address listed below.

Third Party Services

The Site contains links from the Site to the websites of other providers of products and services that are related or ancillary to the COMPANY’S products and services.  When you click on the icon of such an entity, you will leave the COMPANY Site and be connected to the website of such entity.  The COMPANY does not have any control over the information handling practices of these other entities, and is not responsible for any failure of such entities to adhere to this Policy.  You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of such other entities before you share any PII with those entities.

Links from Email

The COMPANY email communications with you may provide links to the websites of COMPANY distributors, dealers, or other third parties providing products and services that may be of interest to you.  If you link to any of these third party websites, this Policy will not apply to your use of, and activities on, those websites.  We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on these sites, including their privacy policies. The COMPANY shall have no responsibility or liability for your visitation to, and the data collection and use policies and practices of, these other websites.

Note Concerning Individuals 18 Years of Age And Younger

The Site, the COMPANY emails and the content available in connection therewith, are neither intended for, nor directed to, children under the age of 18. You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use our Site and to provide your PII to COMPANY.  If the COMPANY learns that a person who is a User is under the age of 18, the COMPANY will promptly terminate that individual’s registration and delete the individual’s PII from COMPANY’S records.  The COMPANY will NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

Security

While the COMPANY takes reasonable precautions to safeguard information transmitted between the COMPANY and Users of the Site, the COMPANY may be unable to prevent unauthorized access to such information by third parties or inadvertent disclosure of such information.  Users acknowledge this risk when communicating with the COMPANY.

Consent to Processing

By providing PII and other information to COMPANY, Users of the Site fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in, and the transfer of such information to, the United States and other countries or territories, in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

Transfer in Certain Circumstances

In its sole discretion, COMPANY may transfer, sell or assign information collected on or about Users of the Site, including without limitation, PII and other User provided information, to one or more third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of the COMPANY.

Changes to This Policy

The COMPANY may, from time to time, amend this Policy, in whole or part, in its sole discretion.  Any changes to this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised policy.  By continuing to use the Site following any changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contact COMPANY at:

W. R. Meadows, Inc.
300 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 338
Hampshire, IL 60140-0338
847-214-2100 (voice)
847-683-4544
[email protected]

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