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Hog Slat, Incorporated - Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 8/8/2019

Please check this Privacy Policy periodically, as changes may occur.
 

Introduction & Overview 

This Privacy Policy applies to Hog Slat, Incorporated, and all collectively owned/operated subsidiaries and brands, including but not limited to; Georgia Poultry Equipment Company, Eastern Shore Poultry Services and Shenandoah AG Supply (collectively referred to as “Hog Slat,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”). Additionally, it governs your use of www.hogslat.com and any other official Hog Slat sites; including mobile sites or apps, and any features, applications, and/or services that we make available through a platform that posts a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as “services”). 

Hog Slat values your trust. We make it our top priority to maintain the highest degree of security when collecting and storing your personal information. We want you to know how we use and protect your information. Therefore, all personal information obtained through shopping in our retail stores, purchasing from our website, contacting us, engaging in other business activities, signing up for catalogs, mailings, e-mail messages, promotional sweepstakes, giveaways or contests are covered by this policy. 

Our privacy policy explains further how we collect, manage, and document your information throughout your interactions with us. By accessing or using our services, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Please feel free to contact us with all feedback, questions or concerns by email at data.privacy@hogslat.com.
 

  • Information We Collect and How We Use It
  • Security of Personal Information
  • Data Storage and Transfer
  • Web Orders/Social Media Information
  • Google Analytics
  • Cookies/Tracking
  • Your Choices
  • Fraud Protection
  • Updating Personal Information
  • Sharing of Personal Information
  • California Residents
  • Users Under Age 18
  • Governing Law
  • Changes to This Policy
  • Contact Us

 

Information We Collect and How We Use It 

We share your concerns about personal privacy. If you shop with us, we may collect information about your visit to help us improve our services for all of our returning and new customers. Therefore, all information obtained by our system is used for processing purposes only.  

Such information can include when applicable, but is not limited to; name, address, email address, phone numbers, order information, social security number, product interests, content topic(s), sales tax exemption information/cards/certificates and customer account number. Additionally, we may collect information about your visit such as IP Address, operating system, location information and other device information (collectively referred to as “information,” “personal information,” “data” or “personal data”). 

All personal information collected is considered essential to the performance of our online services/transactions, as well as ongoing efforts to improve customer experiences and satisfaction with us. 

Additional information can be voluntarily disclosed as part of a contest or sweepstakes, at a trade show/event/seminar, by taking a survey, over the phone, or through our website. Any additional information you provide voluntarily is authorized to be used in connection with and in addition to your collected personal information for our interest-based advertising and personalized marketing efforts.

 

Security of Personal Information 

The Company ensures extensive measures are being taken to protect personal information from loss, unauthorized access, misuse, alteration, and destruction while it is under our control. However, all electronic storage of information cannot be 100% protected. Any information you provide us with is done at your own risk. The company takes commercially reasonable measures and safeguards to secure your information. 

Our website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology when transferring and handling personal information. This encrypts data before it enters our server. We do not store credit card information on our site, but we do use a credit card processing company, which assigns your card a token that we can use for processing payments. 

The Company may request sensitive information through electronic transfer (fax or email) when needed, including but not limited to; freight/parcel carrier account numbers, customs brokerage account numbers/contacts, as well as credit/business/banking references (if or when a credit account application for payment terms is extended, at the company’s discretion). 

We take extensive measures and safety precautions to keep data content and data transmissions secure. However all internet transactions carry some level of risk and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. Please note we are not liable for information shared if a data breach occurs through our own or third party networks/databases. 

We keep personal information only when relevant for the practices outlined in this policy or when otherwise required by law.

 

Data Storage and Transfer 

Any information collected through our website will be processed or stored in the United States or possibly any other country in which we operate. Please note this means laws governing data collection in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located. Your information is subject to the laws of the United States’ jurisdiction in which it is being processed and stored. 

If you are a citizen under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR in Europe), please review the information below for details about your information and rights: 

To receive a list of what personal data/information is being processed, please email data.privacy@hogslat.com and request the Subject Access Request Form. The information requested in the Subject Access Request Form we send you must be provided, along with proof of identity. 

A copy of personal data will be provided within one month after the fulfilled Subject Access Request form has been successfully submitted to us. Should additional information be required in order to identify the data subject within our systems, it may take longer to fulfill this request. 

You have the Right to Erasure (‘Right to be Forgotten’), Art. 17 GDPR, having your data removed from our database, excluding circumstances where Hog Slat is required to retain this to meet our legal obligations as a business and proof of transaction(s). To have your personal data removed from our database, please email data.privacy@hogslat.com and request the Data Subject Consent Withdrawal Form.

 

Web Orders/Social Media Information

The Company uses social media features such as the Facebook Like button, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc. These social media companies may collect information about your visit to our website, and employ their own cookies, tags and pixels. Your interactions with these social media sites are governed by their own respective privacy policies. 

The company displays targeted advertising through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. These platforms allow us to directly advertise to users who have shown interest in our company while those users are on the social media platform. We may also directly advertise to users of these platforms based on similarities with other users who have shown interest in our services. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of the respective social media companies. We take extensive measures and safety precautions to keep data content and data transmissions secure. However, all internet transactions carry some level of risk.

 

Facebook: Click here to adjust how ads are shown to you based on your activities on/off Facebook.

Google: Click here to control settings for personalized ads across all of your browsers and devices.

 

Google Analytics 

The Company uses standard tracking technologies such as cookies, tags, and pixels. We use Google Analytics to get to know our customer's and their interactions with our website. Google Analytics and Google Universal Analytics are also used for us to recognize how and when you engage with our site. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google's site “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners

We use Google Maps to assist your experience on our site. These tools may automatically collect information about your location, including IP address and other sensor data, to help display relevant information to you based on your geographic location. This information is governed by the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

 

Cookies/Tracking

A "cookie" is a data file that our site transfers to your computer. It is a small file stored on your computer by a website to give a customer a unique ID. We deliver these cookies and record data to personalize your online shopping experience. Cookies help us to do things such as retain your preferences and account settings, calculate your possible interests, and improve your experience on our site. We may record links clicked, order totals, pages visited, or other relevant data to assess performance of our marketing campaigns and online services rendered. 

Most browsers give you the flexibility to customize your settings notifying you when you receive a cookie, disable existing cookies, or automatically reject cookies. You are permitted to block cookies on our website. However, blocking and deleting cookies may negatively affect your interactions with our website. Some features and services may not work correctly if cookies are voluntarily blocked.

 

Your Choices 

You may opt out of receiving promotional e-mails from the Company at any time. You may also change your email and postal mail preferences by contacting us at data.privacy@hogslat.com

You can opt out of cookie collection on our site by going to your browser settings to remove and reject cookies set by the company.

 

Fraud Protection 

We may share your data with third parties including identity verification services, fraud data service providers, government entities, utilities, public records, credit bureaus, property files, telecommunications operators, watch lists, or geo-visualization service providers. We ensure that your personal information is only used for the above purposes subject to strict data protection and security obligations through our contracts with such third parties. 

We will only process your personal information for the above purposes when we have a valid legal ground for the processing. If you are located in the EEA, such legal ground is provided by the legitimate interest that we, or a third party, have in using your personal information, including to prevent and protect against fraud, and secure our network and the payment transactions that we process. 

In addition, our fraud prevention, monitoring and authentication activities may be necessary to comply with legal obligations. We may also process your personal information as necessary to provide you with a requested product or service that protects against fraud. Where required under applicable law, we obtain your consent for processing your personal information, including for the collection of your personal information via the above automated means. The Company employs commercially reasonable safeguards for your protection as you shop with us, however, all internet transactions carry some level of risk and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. Please note we are not liable for information shared if a data breach occurs through our own or third party networks/databases.

 

Updating Personal Information 

If any of your personal information changes, such as an address or phone number, we highly recommend that you update your account information on our website or contact us via email at data.privacy@hogslat.com. You are permitted to change any personal account information provided at any time.

 

Sharing of Personal Data 

The company will not share personal data with any outside parties unless they provide direct services to us in order to benefit our customers. In this case they are required to keep this shared information confidential. 

Hog Slat will not give, sell or otherwise transfer e-mail addresses maintained by this site to any other third party for the purpose of initiating, or enabling others to initiate electronic mail message(s) in violation of Title 15, Chapter 103 of the United States Code. 

The Company is permitted to share information if needed in a lawful practice. We may disclose information as required by law to third parties in the course of a lawful investigation, to protect our customers and/or protect the Company.

 

California Residents 

Residents of California who have provided personal information to the Company may request access to certain parts of the provided information we have shared with partners and 3rd parties. Additionally, Californians may request addresses of 3rd party companies we have shared information with during the last year. This action is limited to one request each year.

 

Users Under Age 18

If you are a user under the age of 18, please obtain a parent/guardian’s permission before sharing any personal data with us. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child has provided us with Personal Information, you can email us at data.privacy@hogslat.com.

 

Governing Law

The Company is headquartered in the state of North Carolina in the United States of America. All disputes will be construed under and governed by the statutes and laws of North Carolina. This includes, but is not limited to disputes over personal information or privacy. The Company can turn over your personal information in the event of being called upon for any lawful practices/investigations in the state of North Carolina or the United States of America.

 

Changes to This Policy 

If the company makes any changes to this Policy, we will notify you by changing the "Effective Date" date above or as required by law.

 

Contact Us 

If you have any questions or comments about this policy or our privacy practices, please call us at 1-800-949-4647 to speak to a customer service representative or send us an e-mail at data.privacy@hogslat.com.