OUR WEBSITE IS NOT DIRECTED TO PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE AND MAY NOT BE USED BY PERSONS UNDER 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, NORTH STATES DOES NOT AUTHORIZE YOUR USE OF ITS WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND BECOME AWARE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS PROVIDED US WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, PLEASE CONTACT US. WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 AND WE TAKE STEPS TO REMOVE SUCH INFORMATION AND TERMINATE THE CHILD’S ACCOUNT.
Any questions or comments about this policy should be directed to us at CustomerService@northstatesind.com.
We want to build on the loyal relationship North States Industries, Inc. has with its visitors and customers. Our commitment to you begins with respecting your privacy. As you choose to share your interests and preferences with us, we will be able to make your online experience with us more enjoyable and rewarding.
- If you choose to provide us with personal information, we will be better able to reciprocate by providing you a more personalized experience over time. Providing information to us is your choice, but may be necessary for certain functions of this website, such as purchasing goods and services.
- We will contact you by e-mail regarding products and services if you provide us with your e-mail address and you may opt out of such e-mails. You’ll be able to use your “My Account” page to make decisions about the goods and services you tell us are of interest to you.
- We may ask you to tell us what you like and what we should add or change and you may opt out of such requests.
Types and Uses of Information Collected from You
North States Industries, Inc. collects a variety of information in several ways.
Generally, you can visit our site without revealing any personal information about yourself. At times, though, we may need information about you. Unless otherwise indicated, the information we request is optional. We will specify which information is mandatory at the appropriate data entry points.
If you chose to provide us with personal information that we, or the companies doing business with us, may need (for example, to process an order or to correspond with you), we will use such information in accordance with this policy. If you ask us to not use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your request and will not contact you except to fulfill the order or other service for which you supplied your personal information.
Our site collects information from our registration form, contact us form, order form, e-mail signup, product registration forms, online surveys, and other contest or subscription registration forms that may be displayed on our website. At these places, we ask you to give us contact information (like name, email address, and personal interests). On certain occasions our website will provide online shopping functionality. While it’s necessary to provide your credit card information at the time you make a purchase, we don’t store your credit card information on our servers.
- We may use your personal information to send you information about our company and its products and services including without limitation to provide you with products and services you have expressed interest in and/or purchased. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional material from other businesses doing business with us. As stated, except for communications necessary to complete transactions with you, you may opt-out of being contacted in the future. We will not use the information entered on the product registration page for any purpose other than to notify you of product recalls or safety issues associated with the product(s) you registered.
- We may use unique identifiers to verify your identity, for use in our record system, and for marketing purposes.
- We may use financial information about you to check your qualifications for making purchases and bill you for products ordered and services used. When you transmit credit card information to us, the credit card information is encrypted with SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
- We may use demographic and profile data to tailor your experience at our site. This data allows us to show you content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences.
- We may perform statistical analyses of your behaviors and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information, as well as the number of visitors that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners.
- North States Industries, Inc. reserves the right to contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber/visitor agreement, and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
You may also tell us your exact location if you choose to enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information and such functionality is enabled in any North States mobile application or website. We may use and store information about your location for purposes such as providing features of our services and to improve and customize the services, as well as in data analysis such as to determine website usage trends.
We may keep track of how you interact with links across our services, including our email notifications. We do this to help improve our services and to be able to analyze aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on. This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites. You should check the privacy policies of these other websites when providing personally identifiable information.
Information From Your Computer
Our site recognizes information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, and the home server from which you access the Internet. We may also collect information regarding the clickstream to, though, and from the website, including date and time, your mobile carrier, and device type. We keep track of the domains from which people visit our site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart, gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. We normally do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information; however, when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, visitors, or others, we may use IP addresses to identify a visitor.
North States may employ Web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs), which are customized links or similar technologies, when sending you messages, newsletters, or promotional emails. Web beacons allow North States to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional email and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused communications and other content, (b) allow North States to count the number of users who have visited certain webpages and effectively deliver co-branded services, and (c) enable North States to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties, without allowing such third parties to use Web beacons to collect or access your Personal Information.
Third-Party Service Providers
North States may use a variety of third-party services to help provide our services, such as hosting our website and mobile application services, and to help us understand the use of our services, such as through Google Analytics. We supplement information received from you with information received from third parties. Outside advertising companies display advertisements on our site, some of which may contain cookies or other tracking devices. We do not control these cookies or other tracking devices. These third-party service providers may collect, store, and share information as further dictated by the Privacy Policies of those third parties.
Access to Personal Information for Reviewing, Editing, and/or Removing
You may, at any time, review, edit, and/or remove any information we have stored on you by contacting www.northstatesind.com through e-mail at CustomerService@northstatesind.com. We will comply with any request to review, edit, or remove information.
Sharing of Your Information
We may at our discretion share information you provide to us or information we collect about you with other companies. For example, and without limitation, aggregated demographic and profile data as well as IP address information may be distributed to other companies doing business with us to provide them with information about our visitors. In addition, with the exception of your password, we may share cookie and web beacon information with third parties. As indicated above, we share some customer data with advertising companies. We reserve the right to distribute your information to third parties at any time, unless you opt-out by asking us to remove your information from our databases and discontinue providing you with information. We reserve the right to sell, rent, lease, or otherwise distribute any information we obtain on or from you to third parties.
In addition to the situations described above, we may disclose visitor information in special instances when we have reason to believe disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with North States Industries, Inc.’s rights or property, other northstatesind.com visitors, or anyone else. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, for government investigations, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Other Information Practices
North States Industries, Inc. cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. You transmit information to us at your own risk. However, when you transmit credit card information to us, the credit card information is encrypted with SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Once we receive your transmission, we and our vendors make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Do Not Track
Changes to this Policy
North States Industries, Inc.
5455 Highway 169 N
Plymouth, MN 55442
Effective Date: March 1, 2014. © 2016 North States Industries, Inc., All Rights Reserved
1. Access to This Website
To access this website or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this website that all the information you provide on this website will be correct, current, and complete. If North States believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, North States has the right to refuse you access to this website or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.
2. Restrictions on Use
3. Proprietary Information
This website may be hyperlinked to other websites which are not maintained by, or related to, North States. Hyperlinks to such websites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this website or North States. North States has not reviewed any or all of such websites and is not responsible for the content of those websites. Hyperlinks are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and North States makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these hyperlinks or the websites hyperlinked to this website. Further, the inclusion of any hyperlink to a third-party website does not necessarily imply endorsement by North States of that website.
This website may contain forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, message boards, review and review submission systems, news groups, communities, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to allow you to communicate with the Internet community or with a group (collectively, “User Generated Content Areas”). You agree to use the User Generated Content Areas only to post, send and receive messages and content that are proper and related to the website and the User Generated Content Area.
Among other actions, when using a User Generated Content Area, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this site any material that:
(i) you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party, such as material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity);
(ii) advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
(iii) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
(iv) does not pertain directly to this site;
(v) threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening, or offensive;
(vi) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
(vii) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
(viii) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
(ix) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
(x) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices, or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of products or services;
(xi) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this site;
(xii) solicits funds, advertisers, or sponsors;
(xiii) includes programs or materials that contain viruses, worms, and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
(xiv) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this site;
(xvi) amounts to a “pyramid” or other like scheme, including contests, chain letters, and surveys;
(xvii) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines, established from time to time regarding use of this site or any networks connected to this site; or
(xviii) contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.
6. Copyright Policy
North States respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law, and in particular the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
We reserve the right to remove, block, and prohibit from transmission Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, North States will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be an infringer. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Services is:
North States Industries, Inc.
5455 Highway 169 N
Plymouth, MN 55442
You understand that North States cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that may manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to this website for the reconstruction of any lost data. North States does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.
The Content is not necessarily complete and up-to-date and should not be used to replace any written reports, statements, or notices provided by North States. Investors, borrowers, and other persons should use the Content in the same manner as any other educational medium and should not rely on the Content to the exclusion of their own professional judgment. Information obtained by using this website is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NORTH STATES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NORTH STATES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NORTH STATES DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND NORTH STATES MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT NORTH STATES, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT. NORTH STATES MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
All of the information in this website, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this website, and North States does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this website if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete.
8. Limitation on Liability
NORTH STATES, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF NORTH STATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF NORTH STATES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO NORTH STATES FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT OR SERVICE OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE. You may be subject to state laws that prohibit the disclaimer of certain warranties or limitations of liability. If you reside in a state that does not allow the disclaimer of certain warranties or limitations of liabilities as set forth in this agreement, the disclaimer of warranties and limitations of liabilities herein shall apply to the maximum amount allowed by law.
Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this website are the property of North States or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to North States. North States and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to North States retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in this website.
11. Information You Provide
Any passwords used for this website are for individual use only. You will be responsible for the security of your password (if any). North States will be entitled to monitor your password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a password that North States considers insecure, North States will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.
Effective Date: March 1, 2014. © 2016 North States Industries, Inc., All Rights Reserved