Privacy Policy

Whirlwind Steel buildings takes special care to respect the privacy of visitors to our website.

This policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website.

We maintain the necessary security measures to help protect personal information and client data. Any personal information gathered on this site will be kept strictly confidential and only be used in ways which have been previously specified and consented; however, third parties that provide us with support or services may receive pertinent client data or personal information as they are necessary to maintain security measures. We will never rent or sell personal information to any third party.

Change of privacy policy

We periodically update this privacy policy. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page, and if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice by sending you an email notification.

Security disclaimer

We have taken reasonable precautionary steps to safeguard any personal information submitted voluntarily through our website. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Despite this, security cannot be fully guaranteed, and all risks associated with the unauthorized disclosure or use of personal information cannot be completely eliminated.

User consent

By accessing or using this Website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this Privacy \Policy. We collect and use personal information for the sole purpose of aiding our company. All information is collected through voluntary submission. Any individual who contacts us through our website consents to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as outlined in this privacy statement.

Information we collect

You are free to explore the Website without providing any Personal Information about yourself. When you visit the Website, we may request that you provide Personal Information about yourself and we collect Navigational Information.

“Personal information”

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, email address, company name, address, phone number and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Website and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.

Personal Information also includes Navigational Information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the "Navigation Information" section below.

Log Files

When you use our services our view content provided by us, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Whirlwind Steel to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address and phone number.

How we use the information we collect

We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.

Use of personal information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information to:

  • improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Website
  • send information or Whirlwind Steel Buildings content to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our business
  • promote use of our products and services to you and share promotional and information content with you in accordance with your communication preferences
  • provide other companies with statistical information about our users -- but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • send information to you regarding changes to our Customer Terms of Service, Privacy Policy (including the Cookie Policy) or other legal agreements
  • meet legal requirements

Use of navigational information

We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Website. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about Whirlwind Steel Buildings.

Customer testimonials and comments

We post customer testimonials and comments on our Website, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer's consent prior to posting the customer's name and testimonial.

Social media features

Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our sites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them.

External websites

Our Website provides links to other websites. We do not control and are not responsible for the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

Public blog

We offer a publicly accessible blog. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public blogs, this information may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Website if you so request, as described in "Opting Out and Unsubscribing" below.

Retention of personal information

How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information. as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about products and services or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we securely delete the information or anonymize it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in "To Unsubscribe from Our Communications" below.

If you have elected to receive marketing communications from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in our content, products or services, such as when you last opened an email from us. We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.

How we share your information

We employ other companies and people to provide services to visitors to our Website and our customers and may need to share your information with them to provide information, products or services to you. Examples may include analyzing data or performing statistical analysis, providing marketing assistance, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you with better service and providing customer service or support. In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.

Corporate events

If we (or our assets) are acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by Whirlwind Steel Buildings on the Website. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership, uses of your Personal Information and choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

Compelled disclosure

We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a law, court order or legal process.

Cookies and similar technologies

Whirlwind Steel Buildings uses cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements around the Website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. To find out more about how we use cookies on our Website and how to manage your cookie preferences please see our Cookie Policy.

Third-party tracking technologies

The use of cookies and web beacons by any tracking utility company is not covered by our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy.

How to access and control your personal data

Reviewing, correcting and removing your personal information

You have the following data protection rights:

  • You can request, access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information.
  • You can object to processing your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
  • If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

To unsubscribe form our communications

You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails, updating your communication preferences or by sending us an email at Chris.Karcher@whirlwindsteel.com .

Contact

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

Vice President of Marketing
Chris Karcher
Chris.Karcher@whirlwindsteel.com
Whirlwind Steel Buildings
8234 Hansen Rd.
Houston, TX 77075

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