The Azon goal is to provide you with an internet experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are most relevant to you. To achieve this goal, part of the operation of the Azon website, namely, www.azonintl.com, as well as our other URL www.azogrout.com, includes the gathering of certain types of information about website users. (Hereinafter, all identified URLs are collectively referred to as the “Site.”)
Because we are committed to safeguarding your privacy and know you are equally interested in maintaining your online identity, we wish to explain the types of information we gather and the way in which we use that information.
GDPR and European Policies
As of 25 May 2018, Azon will maintain compliance with GDPR laws and regulations. For European contacts in our company database that have not purchased Azon products, information will be removed and deleted from our database, unless you have visited the “Contact Us” page on our Sites to explicitly opt in to our e-mail marketing. You will also receive a message with a link to view your data.
European customers will be deleted from our database 6 years after the last point of purchase.
Collection and Protection of Personal Data
The term “personal data” refers to information you voluntarily provide in connection with use of the Site that identifies you and/or the company on whose behalf you are accessing and using the Site. Personal information may be gathered as part of an inquiry or request for materials in connection with our services, such as your name, email address, phone number, company affiliation, physical address and/or certain other personal information.
The term “aggregate data” refers to general information regarding visitors and users of the Site that relates to Site use. This information, also know as analytics, includes meaningful patterns of traffic; number of visits to certain pages; visits from other websites or to third-party websites linked from the Site; use of particular services and interest in services; and information or features of the Site or other parties made available through or found at the Site.
What information is collected about you? How do we use it?
We take the utmost care to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you may be unaware of or agreeable to. The database and its contents remain at our company and stay with servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. We ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processors in our locations in any country where we operate to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.
For instance, you may wish to submit an information request about one of our products, participate in one of our surveys or subscribe to our email or mailing lists. In response, we may ask for information such as your name and mailing address.
In the event you opt to provide us with this information, we will only use it for the purpose specified by you at the bottom of the information gathering form called “Comments” or other specific checkbox.
All forms will be strictly used for the type of information you are inquiring about, and they are only used for Azon purposes. We do not sell, rent or share any of your personal information with any other party, including third-party joint promoters or use in unapproved commercial purposes.
Azon secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Permission for use
Azon will presume such consent, unless you state otherwise at the time you submit the personal information. Please do not request any such communications on behalf of an individual or company if you are not authorized to make the request.
Withdrawing consent to use personal information
Use of aggregate and data
Azon is interested in improving the Site and may develop and offer new features and services from time to time. We monitor aggregate data regarding use of the Site for marketing purposes and to study, improve and promote use of the Site.
In connection with such purposes, Azon may share aggregate data with third parties collectively and in an anonymous way. Disclosure of aggregate data does not reveal personal information about individual Site users in any way that identifies who they are or how to contact them.
Azon has two exceptions to these limits on use of personal information:
(1) Azon may monitor and, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required, disclose information to protect the security, property, assets and/or rights of Azon from unauthorized use, or misuse, of the Site or anything found at the Site.
(2) Azon may disclose information when required by law, however, only to the extent necessary and in a manner that seeks to maintain the privacy of the individual.
We use Google Analytics “cookies” to collect and maintain aggregate data (such as the number of visitors) to help us see which areas are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our site. No personal or unencrypted information will be encoded in cookies that are stored on your computer.
Note on Google Analytics and Cookies – While some of the cookies we use are required to use (see above), you can opt out from the collection by Google Analytics of navigation information during your visits to our Websites. To do so, use the Google Analytics Opt-out feature available from Google.
Children’s privacy and parental consent
Azon specifically requests that persons under the age of 18 not use this Site or submit or post information to the Site. Should Azon inadvertently acquire personal information or other data from users under the age of 18, Azon will not knowingly provide this data to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. Any subsequent disclosure would be if the underage visitor used the Site and submitted personal information without solicitation by or permission from Azon.
Links provided to other sites
Azon may provide links to a number of other Web sites that we believe might offer you useful information and services. However, those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Azon.
Therefore, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the activities of any third parties, including without limitation, any Web site owners whose sites may be reached through this Site. We urge you to contact the relevant parties controlling these sites or to access their online policies for the relevant information about the third parties’ data collection practices before submitting any personal information or other sensitive data.
What information is secure? What isn’t?
Email communication to and from our site is not secure unless clearly noted otherwise. This is a risk inherent in the use of email. Please be aware of this when requesting information or sending forms to us by email.
When working with internal databases created from online opt-in activities on the Site, we employ industry standard encryption technologies to help protect consumer data.
Policy modifications and contacting Azon
643 W. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1910
Tel: 269 385 5942
Without exception, images, signatures and trademarks contained on any Azon Web site, namely, www.azonintl.com, as well as our other URLs (www.azogrout.com), may not be utilized for any unauthorized purpose. This would include, but not be limited to, uses such as a trademark or servicemark, or for any pornographic use, unlawful purpose or use, or to defame any person, or to violate any person’s right of privacy, or to infringe upon any copyright, trade name, trademark or servicemark of any person or entity associated with the Azon companies, customers or vendors.
Images of persons depicted on Azon Web sites or on CDs, DVDs, videos, disks, brochures, printed materials or other collateral not specifically identified here have been model-released for a specific purpose only. “Model-released” means the person(s) depicted in the image has signed an Azon Photo Release Form permitting reproduction for the image display in a particular project. The image depicting the said person is subject to the restrictions contained in this form, including without limitation to sensitive subject uses.
Unauthorized use of any images of objects, building interiors, processes or people constitutes copyright infringement and shall entitle Azon to exercise all rights and remedies under applicable copyright law, including an injunction preventing further use and monetary damages against all users and beneficiaries of the use of such images. Azon, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to exercise any legal action to the fullest extent of the law for any unauthorized use, in addition to any other fees, damages or penalties Azon may be entitled to under any applicable law. Downloading any image to a computer from the Site would constitute infringement.
The foregoing is not a limiting statement of the Azon rights or remedies in connection with any unauthorized use.