Hansgrohe, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web Site, Hansgrohe-USA.com. We encourage you to read this Policy before using this Site or submitting your personal information to us. Your use of this Site signifies that you agree with all terms of this Policy, so please do not use this Site or share your personally identifiable information (“PII”) if you disagree with any part of this Policy.
Use of PII
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web Site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. Our Site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address) and demographic information (like their zip code). We use visitor contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company. The visitor's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our Site. We may also collect other data not mentioned. We may use the information to improve Hansgrohe’s online and other services, such as customer service and product support, to understand consumer preferences in developing product improvements and innovations and to ensure that our Site is of interest to you. We may also use your PII for internal business purposes, such as optimizing users' Site experiences and analyzing and managing our businesses.
Links and Third Parties' Privacy Practices
Use of this Site by Children
This Site is not directed to children under the age of 18 and we request that children do not provide PII through the Site.
Sweepstakes, Contests, Etc.
We may operate sweepstakes, contests, raffles and similar promotions through the Site that may require online registration with us or with third party sponsors of such sweepstakes, contests, raffles, etc. You should carefully review the rules of each sweepstakes, contest, raffle and promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about Hansgrohe’s or a sponsor's use or disclosure of your PII. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of PII conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
Programs Regarding Hansgrohe Inc. Customers
All allowances, rebates, incentives, or other amounts we offer you from time to time (collectively “Programs”) are earned and payable only if your accounts (including those of your subsidiaries and affiliates) are current with all Masco Corporation subsidiaries and affiliates. In addition, Programs are not earned or payable if the ratings issued by any agency, such as S&P, Moody's, or Fitch, relating to your company, parent, subsidiaries, or affiliates are lower than investment grade quality. Any earned payment may be withheld or be used to satisfy any of the accounts or other obligations to a Masco subsidiary or affiliate.
User Generated Content Functions
Certain pages on this Site enable users to create their own profile page or submit their own content (for example, message boards, forums, chat functionality and blogs, among other services). Any information you disclose in such a profile page or submission may be publicly available and be read, collected, or otherwise used by anyone who visits the URL of the page on which you have chosen to comment, and you should exercise caution in deciding whether to disclose your personal, financial or other sensitive information there. Hansgrohe cannot prevent such publicly-available information from being used by others in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety, and is not responsible for the results of any postings.
Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Hansgrohe takes measures to protect PII collected through this Site against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We also seek to require our Affiliated Entities and service providers to exercise reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of any PII about you that they receive from Hansgrohe. Unfortunately, however, no security system or system of transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
The Site may use so-called "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have viSited certain pages of the Site and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. We only use the information received from these Pixel Tags in the aggregate for statistical analysis. Cookies and Pixel Tags may be used to collect and save data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services.
Changing Personally Identifiable Information
To the extent required by applicable law, we will inform you about the PII we maintain about you when requested and will respond to requests to update, correct, or suppress PII. We will make all required updates and changes within the time specified by applicable law. Such requests must be submitted in writing to the following address:
1492 Bluegrass Lakes Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004
This Site gives users the following options besides e-mail and opt-out radio buttons for changing and modifying information previously provided.
1. Send mail to the following postal address:
1492 Bluegrass Lakes Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004
2. Call the following telephone number: 770.360.9880
Retaining Personally Identifiable Information
We retain PII about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by applicable law. Note that despite any request for removal of or change to PII, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records that will not be removed or changed.
Hansgrohe reserves the right to make changes to this Policy. In the event that Hansgrohe makes a material change to this Policy, it will be posted here. We encourage you to check this page regularly because your continued use of this Site following any changes to the Policy will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such change. In the event that Hansgrohe makes a material change to the Policy, a notice will be posted regarding such change.
If you have any questions about this Policy or how Hansgrohe processes your PII, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal address for Hansgrohe listed above.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, as used in these Terms, (i) "Hansgrohe," "us," "we," and "our" refer to Hansgrohe, Inc. and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, (ii) "Content" refers to any or all text, documents, photographs, images, graphics, logos, emblems, designs, layouts, trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrighted materials, audio and video presentations and other information provided by us on or through this Web Site, including user interfaces and the selection, coordination and arrangement of such information, and (iii) "Software" refers to any software available for downloading on the Site.
Changes to this Site or these Terms
We may change or discontinue this Web Site at any time without prior notice or obligation to you. We may also change these Terms at any time without prior notice or obligation and your continued use of the Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of the changes.
The Site is owned and operated by Hansgrohe in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements, and the Content and Software (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) is and will remain the property of Hansgrohe and its licensors and suppliers. The Content and Software and the selection, compilation, collection, arrangement and assembly thereof is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable.
The trademarks, trade names, service marks, product packaging, designs and corporate logos and emblems displayed on this Site belong exclusively to Hansgrohe, our third party licensors or others, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under United States and international trademark laws. Nothing on this Site confers on you any license or right under any copyright, trademark or service mark of Hansgrohe or any third party, by implication, estoppel or otherwise. Unauthorized use of this intellectual property is expressly prohibited and may be a violation of law.
Some areas of the Site may require you to be or become register with the Site. When and if you register with the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your email address) and (b) maintain and update your information (including your email address) to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of the Site.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses
You may view and make one electronic or paper copy of the information posted on any screens of this Web Site, provided that you use the copy solely for your personal, informational and non-commercial purposes and that you (i) keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact, (ii) do not modify the Content or use it in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services or brands and (iii) do not download quantities of the Content to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from this Site. You may execute a single copy of any Software. Use or downloading of the Software is conditioned on acceptance of the terms and conditions of any license agreements relating to such Software, including agreements of third parties. By acquiring or using the Software, you agree to such terms and conditions. While using the Site, the Content, and the Software you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
You may not:
• Reproduce, copy, upload, post, transmit, display or otherwise redistribute any materials or design elements of this Site for commercial purposes without our prior written consent;
• Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software or any portion of the Site or otherwise attempt to determine the source code or trade secrets of the Site or the Software;
• Violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site;
• Restrict or inhibit any other visitor or member from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the Site;
• Use the Site, Content or Software for any unlawful purpose;
• Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;
• Transmit (a) any content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party’s intellectual property or other rights; (b) any material, non-public information about companies without the authorization to do so; (c) any trade secret of any third party; or (d) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us),
• Engage in spamming or flooding;
• Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;
• Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Site, Content or Software;
• “Frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;
• Use any robot, spider, Site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents;
• Harvest or collect information about Site visitors or members without their express consent; or
• Otherwise disrupt or interfere with the operation of the Site.
If you download Software from the Site, such Software is licensed on a limited basis to you by us or the owner of such Software. Title to the Software is not transferred to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but we retain all right, title and interest in and to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not re-sell or transfer the Software to any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
We make no guarantees or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the Content, the Software or operation of the Site. You access and use this Site at your own risk. The Content and Software (including all information available on or through the Site) are provided "AS IS" and we are not responsible for its use or misuse. Access to this Site from locations where the Content or Software may be illegal is prohibited and you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You are also responsible for taking all necessary precautions to assure that any material you obtain from this Site is free from computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive devices.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DISCLAIM, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL (I) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (INCLUDING SUITABILITY OF THE SITE FOR YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THOSE OF ANY OTHER PERSON), (II) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, (III) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CORRECTNESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR SOFTWARE, (IV) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE (INCLUDING DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, VIRUSES, DEFECTS OR OMISSIONS) (V) WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY US OR ANY THIRD PARTY, AND (VI) WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. HANSGROHE AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED, OR THE SOFTWARE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SOFTWARE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF HANSGROHE OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, MEMBERS OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
Links from this Web Site
As a convenience to you, we may provide hyperlinks from this Web Site and descriptions of or references to selected third party Web Sites that are not operated by Hansgrohe. However, by providing such links, we are not endorsing such third parties or their Web Sites or their products or services. We are not responsible for and make no representations about the contents or use of such hyperlinked third party Sites or any further links contained there to other Sites. If you use a Web Site that is hyperlinked to this Web Site, you do so at your own risk; we are not responsible for assuring that hyperlinked Sites are free from computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive devices. We may discontinue our hyperlinks to any third party Site at any time without notice or obligation to you.
Links to this Web Site
If you wish to provide a hyperlink from your Web Site to this Web Site, you may do so only under the following conditions: (i) any link to our Site must be a text-only link and clearly marked "Hansgrohe Web Site"; (ii) the link must "point" to the URL www.masterchem.com and not to other pages within our Site; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display our Site on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking Site; (iv) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not imply that you or any related organizations or entities are endorsed or sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with us; (v) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our names and trademarks; (vi) the linked Site may not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial or that is not appropriate for all age, racial, religious and other groups protected by law; and (vii) we reserve the right to revoke our consent to the link at any time in our sole discretion and you will remove the link immediately upon our request. By linking your Web Site to ours, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER HANSGROHE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, CONTENT, SOFTWARE OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, CONTENT, SOFTWARE OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO HANSGROHE FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms, including suspension or blocking of your access to this Web Site. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such provision or of our legal or equitable rights. You agree to defend and indemnify us and our directors and employees from and against any and all damages, claims, liabilities and costs arising directly or indirectly from (i) your violation of these Terms or your use of this Site; (ii) any allegation that any materials you submit to us or transmit to the Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or (iii) your activities in connection with the Site.
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Site users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Access By Minors
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available on the two web Sites GetNetWise (http://kids.getnetwise.org/) and OnGuard Online (http://onguardonline.gov/). Please note that Hansgrohe does not endorse any of the products or services listed at such Site.
The Site is solely directed to individuals residing in the United States. We make no representation that Content or Software available on or through the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Software is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site and/or the provision of any service, program, film or other product described thereon to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such service, program, film or other product that we provide.
Liability for information contained in the "Dealer Locator".
Our specialist dealer search program was developedby us with the utmost care. However, we do not accept liability for the information being complete, correct and/or up-to-date. In terms of the telecommunications media laws we are, as service providers, responsible for our own information contained in the pages in accordance with general laws. However, over and above this we are neither obliged to monitor forwarded or saved external information, nor seek out circumstances which might suggest any unlawful activity. The obligation to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remains unaffected by this. There can be no liability in this regard, however, until such time as we are notified of a definite infringement. Should we be notified of such infringements, the information in question will immediately be removed.
"Dealer Locator" Features
Shopfinder gives you direct access to your selected dealer, and we invite you to contact and ask questions. To ensure your privacy, any information that you enter, including personal data, will be immediately deleted by Hansgrohe once it has been passed to the dealer. Hansgrohe will not save your data without your permission.
When you click 'Dealer Recommendation' your personal information will only be stored temporarily in order to forward your message. Once the email has been sent to the dealer, your email address, phone number, and name will be deleted, unless we are under statutory obligation to store it for a longer period. The collection and evaluation of purely statistical and anonymous information is not affected.
"Dealer Locator" - Message Express - Conditions of Use
1. E-Card Services
As a visitor to Hansgrohe, http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com provides a special contact feature called “Dealer Message Express". First, use Shopfinder to find a dealer, then type your information, address and details. Your information will be sent privately to your selected dealer via email or text message.
Enter the dealers / recipients and their contact details (email address or mobile phone numbers). Hansgrohe SE will then generate the base message (dealer address data and the required company information). You cannot change the base content of text messages, however, supplementary content can be added to the reference line and text of email messages. The message is sent unencoded and will not be sent unless Hansgrohe SE receives a corresponding response from the recipient.
2. Responsibilities of Hansgrohe SE
“Dealer Message Express" is a voluntary and free service provided by Hansgrohe SE that can be discontinued or restricted at any time. Hansgrohe SE does not verify the correctness of the entered recipients’ contact data and does not guarantee the availability of the feature or the successful transmission or receipt of the emails or text messages.
3. Responsibility of the User
It is herewith confirmed that the recipients have agreed to the receipt of messages.
With the exception of dealer contact data provided by Hansgrohe SE, you, the user, are exclusively responsible for the content being created, selected and sent by you or your representatives or other persons with access to your web portal. To the extent that you can add supplementary text to the message or create content, in doing so, do not violate applicable law, in particular do not distribute content that is illegal, infringes upon copyright, or is objectionable. The use of the feature 'Dealer Message Express' for the transmission of mass e-cards and any other form of advertising, marketing message, or chain mail is not permitted.
4. User Liability for Conduct
You, the user, are liable to Hansgrohe SE in the event of an infringement of contractual or statutory obligations as per the statutory provisions.
Moreover, you hereby agree to release Hansgrohe SE from any claims by third parties asserted against Hansgrohe SE due to a breach of third-party rights on grounds of your usage. If you are in breach of duties, applicable law or public morals, Hansgrohe SE reserves the right to temporarily or permanently exclude you from using this feature.
Data Protection Notice
If you use our “Dealer Message Express" to facilitate transmission of your message, we will store the email addresses, mobile phone numbers of sender and recipient names, as well as any related message. When the email has been sent, we will immediately delete your personal data, unless we are under a statutory obligation to store it for a longer period. The collection and evaluation of statistical and anonymous information is not affected.
Other Legal Terms
These User Terms and Conditions constitute your entire agreement with Hansgrohe-USA.Com. They will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Georgia, without taking into account principles of conflicts of laws, and any disputes will be resolved in the state or federal courts located in Forsyth County, Georgia, USA. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of these courts. No waiver of any portion of these User Terms and Conditions will constitute a continuing waiver.
This website uses etracker technology (http://www.etracker.com/) to collect visitor behavior data. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and save this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services.