Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how Whirlwind Steel Buildings use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our Website. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. 

Cookies provide a convenience feature to save you time or tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. 

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Whirlwind Steel Buildings) are called "first-party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies". Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website, like analytics and interactive content. 

Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate. We refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. For example, Whirlwind Steel Buildings keeps track of the Website pages you visit in order to determine what portion of the Website is the most popular or most used. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within the Whirlwind Steel Buildings Website to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for analytics and other purposes. 

What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform. 

  • Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website.
  • Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
  • Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are or to help us customize our Website for you.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third-party social networking and other websites.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided below. 

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. 

Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.

What about other tracking technologies?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) that help us better manage the Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails. We use clear gifs or pixels in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers' Personal Information. 

Change of cookie policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like further information regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

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8234 Hansen Rd.
Houston, TX 77075

 

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