Watkins Associated Industries ("Watkins")
operates watkins.com and may operate other websites. It
is Watkins' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect
while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Watkins collects non-personally-identifying information of the
sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference,
referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Watkins' purpose in
collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand
how Watkins' visitors use its website. From time to
time, Watkins may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by
publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Watkins also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol
(IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on watkins.com blogs/sites. Watkins only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same
circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that
commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site
where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Watkins' websites choose to interact
with Watkins in ways that require Watkins to gather
personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Watkins gathers
depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at watkins.com to provide a
username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Watkins are asked to
provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to
process those transactions. In each case, Watkins collects such information only insofar as
is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with
Watkins. Watkins does not disclose personally-identifying information
other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with
the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Watkins may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its
websites. Watkins may display this information publicly or provide it to others.
However, Watkins does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Watkins discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information
only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information
in order to process it on Watkins' behalf or to provide services available
at Watkins' websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some
of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by
using Watkins' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to
them. Watkins will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated
organizations, as described above, Watkins discloses potentially personally-identifying and
personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or
when Watkins believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the
property or rights of Watkins, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered
user of an Watkins website and have supplied your email address, Watkins may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to
date with what's going on with Watkins and our products. If you send us a request (for
example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us
clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Watkins takes all
measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of
potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser
help Watkins identify and track visitors, their usage of Watkins website, and their website access preferences. Watkins visitors who do not wish to have
using Watkins' websites, with the drawback that certain features
of Watkins' websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
If Watkins, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event
that Watkins goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the
assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that
any acquirer of Watkins may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies.
These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to
compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among
other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Watkins may change
discretion. Watkins encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to
receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in