Privacy Policy

Fort Wayne Metals (FWM) is committed to protecting your privacy. Welcome to the FWMETALS.COM website (the Site). FWM recognizes the importance of keeping your personal financial information safe and secure. We are committed to a policy of privacy and the security of data on our Site. In order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy, we created the following policy which describes how we collect and use your personal information and about the choices you have concerning such use. From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy to address new issues or changes to our practices. These changes will be posted here so that you will always know our privacy policies. Accordingly, we urge you to check the Site and the Privacy Policy periodically to see if there have been any changes. We will always apply the Privacy Policy under which your information was collected, unless we obtain your prior consent.

PRIVACY NOTICE

FWM collects, retains, and uses information about you and other visitors to the Site only for specific business purposes, including, but not limited to, protecting and administering records and accounts; to comply with certain laws and regulations; to help design or improve FWM's Site and services, and to understand your needs so that we can provide them with high-quality service.

If FWM believes it has a legitimate business reason for sharing identification and other personal information with a third party, it may share such information with third parties. FWM may also disclose information about you to third parties as required or permitted by applicable law.

INFORMATION GATHERED

The information FWM learns from you helps to personalize and continually improve the Site. FWM gathers the following types of information:

  • Surname and forename;
  • Preferred language;
  • Delivery address and billing address;
  • E-mail address;
  • Website addresses/URLs;
  • Telephone numbers;
  • Facsimile numbers; and
  • Other identifiable personal information.

FWM uses the information that you provide for purposes such as responding to your requests, customizing future visits, improving the Site and communicating with you.

In addition, FWM may also use standard software to collect non-identifying information about you and other visitors to the Site, such as:

  • Date and time the Site was accessed;
  • IP address (a numeric address given to servers connected to the Internet); and
  • Web browser used (collectively, Anonymous Information).

FWM hopes that by using Anonymous Information, it can update the Site to make it more useful to you and other visitors. FWM reserves the right to maintain, update, disclose or otherwise use Anonymous Information, without limitation.

E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS

When you send an e-mail to us, you are communicating with FWM electronically. You thereby consent to receiving communications from FWM electronically. FWM will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that FWM provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. To be removed from our contact lists, please write to FWM at the following address: 9609 Ardmore Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809. Please note that you may continue to receive materials while we are updating our lists. In the event you do not wish to receive promotional e-mail from us, please follow the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any e-mail message you receive.

SECURITY

FWM believes that protecting the security of your privacy and confidentially of your personal information is very important. Therefore, we have put strong security measures in place to attempt to protect your personal information. Access to your personal information is limited to our employees and other authorized individuals with a business reason for knowing such information. In addition, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to restrict access to such information. For example, all personal information is stored on our secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled. FWM uses Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt certain personal information, before it travels over the Internet.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

FWM is not in the business of selling personal information to others. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, FWM shares personal information only as described herein.

Agents: FWM may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on its behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links) and providing Internet security. These agents have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but they are contractually obligated to protect the information and may not use it for other purposes.

Business Transfers: As FWM continues to develop its business, it might sell or buy companies, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, personal information generally is one of the transferred business assets, but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy (unless, of course, you consent otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that FWM or all of its assets are acquired, personal information will be one of the transferred assets.

Protection of FWM and Others: FWM releases personal information when it believes release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our policies and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of FWM or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection; however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personal information from you for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notification when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

FWM reserves the right to resolve system problems using means including, but not limited to, examining accounting logs and other records, accessing an account's mailbox and any other means necessary to ensure proper functioning of the system. FWM does not guarantee the security of any data on the system including data transmitted using secure servers. FWM assumes no liability for the loss of private or confidential material. You should be aware that no computer system/network is completely safe from system failures or intrusions by unauthorized parties, and therefore no sensitive material should be passed through the network.

RETENTION

FWM retains personal information gathered for three (3) years. After information is obtained, your information is stored in FWM's computer system. That information is used to respond to any inquiries by you, to customize the Site, to respond to any governmental or other inquiries, for other purposes identified in this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose.

PRIVACY OF CHILDREN

FWM encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children's online activities. FWM strictly adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law.

LINKS

The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. FWM has not investigated your third party sites and is not responsible for the collection or use of your personal information or Anonymous Information at any third party sites. Therefore, FWM disclaims any liability for any third party's use of your personal information or Anonymous Information obtained through using the third party website.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by Indiana law, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

MODIFICATION OF PRIVACY POLICY

FWM reserves the exclusive right, at its discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Site and this Privacy Policy. The effective date of the latest version of the Privacy Policy, as stated below, indicates the last time the policy was materially modified. Checking the effective date below allows you to determine whether there have been material modifications since the last time he or she reviewed the policy.

The Privacy Policy was last materially modified on December 1, 2006.

Your continued use of the Site following any change in the Privacy Policy will constitute your acknowledgement and acceptance of such change. If you do not agree to any change, you must immediately stop using and accessing the Site.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS

For any information, queries or complaints you may contact Fort Wayne Metals by telephone at (260) 747-4154 by e-mail at the following address: info@fwmetals.com, or by post at the following address: 9609 Ardmore Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809.