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Privacy Notice

Our websites, microsites, mobile sites and/or mobile applications (collectively referred to as our “Sites”) are owned, operated or controlled by Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and its European affiliates including, but not limited, to STANLEY SECURITY, AeroScout, Black+Decker, PACOM, Stanley, Stanley FatMax, (collectively referred to as “Stanley Black & Decker”), Stanley Black & Decker STANLEY Security Limited (a company with registered number 168034) whose registered office is at A1-A3 Calmount Park, Calmount Road, Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland, D12 XT78, its subsidiaries and other companies within its group (“Stanley Black & Decker”, “we” or “us”)

We believe that your privacy on the internet is extremely important. This Privacy Notice outlined below describes Stanley Black & Decker’s current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected by us through the Sites to the extent that such Personal Data is protected by applicable European data protection laws. The term “Personal Data” refers to any information about you from which you may be identified or identifiable, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, and information about your use of our goods and services. This Privacy Notice also sets out details of other information we collect, such as by using cookies or other technologies, which may not identify you personally.  It also applies to personal information we collect, use and disclose in connection with Stanley Black & Decker pages on social media sites, such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Google Plus® or others (collectively referred to as our “Social Media Pages”).  We will be the data controller of all such Personal Data for the purposes of applicable data protection law.

NOTE:  Stanley Black & Decker licenses the use of its trademarks to unrelated third parties which operate websites independently from Stanley Black & Decker.  This Privacy Notice does not cover the websites of these third parties.  These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully.

This Privacy Notice answers the following questions:

  1. What information does Stanley Black & Decker collect about me and how does Stanley Black & Decker use this information?
  2. Who does Stanley Black & Decker share information with?
  3. How do I stop Stanley Black & Decker from contacting me via e-mail for marketing purposes?
  4. What about links from Stanley Black & Decker to other sites?
  5. How can I exercise my rights under data protection law?
  6. Will Stanley Black & Decker transfer my information abroad?
  7. What kind of security measures are used to protect my information, and how long is it kept for?
  8. Will this Privacy Notice change?
  9. How can I contact Stanley Black & Decker about my personal information?

1. What information does Stanley Black & Decker collect about me and how does Stanley Black & Decker use this information?

You may use our Sites and Social Media Pages to buy products from us or receive additional information or services from us, participate in competitions, or provide us with information related to customer satisfaction surveys, customer purchasing habits and other purchasing information.

Information You Provide

When you purchase our products or request additional information, or otherwise interact with us, we may collect information, including Personal Data, about you such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and payment details, and details of your purchase, request or query, username and password (related to your account), personal preferences, information related to customer satisfaction surveys, purchasing habits and other information including registration of products purchased, resume, cover letter and similar employment-related materials. We may also ask for demographic information to enable us to provide a personalised service to you. We sometimes supplement the information that you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal or zip codes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.

We may allow you to use your personal social media account, on social media sites (“Personal Social Media Account”), to provide information to us when you participate in certain features on our Sites, but we will ask your permission prior to doing so.  This information may include any information you have shared on your Personal Social Media Accounts, such as the following: your name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, birthday, education, work history, address, language, interests, likes and country.

It is also possible that we will be able to continue collecting this information from your Personal Social Media Accounts should the information be revised by you later.  You may choose not to provide us with certain requested information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of the features on our Sites.  

Data collected automatically through our Sites

In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to automatically collect information about the use of our Sites. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers our visitors use. This technology enables us to compile aggregate information about our visitors and their use of our Sites. Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology enables us to understand more about the use of these hyperlinks.

We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Sites. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information (for example your approximate location, such as your City or State). We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users demographics.

Bluetooth® Enabled Products and Sites 

This section applies to additional personal information that may be collected, used, and disclosed related to our Bluetooth® enabled products and related Sites (collectively our “Bluetooth® Enabled Products and Sites”).  If you access our Bluetooth® Enabled Products and Sites through a mobile device, we will collect and use your mobile device’s location services and Bluetooth® capabilities to identify the date, time and location of your mobile device when it was last in Bluetooth® range of a registered, Bluetooth® Enabled Product.  This is done to assist you in locating a registered Bluetooth® Enabled product.  We may also collect location information about your registered Bluetooth® Enabled product as sent to us via other users’ mobile devices, and location information about other users’ registered Bluetooth® Enabled products as sent to us via your mobile device.  (Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Stanley Black & Decker is under license).

If you do not consent to have your browser provide location information or you disable location-based services on your mobile device, we may ask you to manually select the region where you are located, or to enter your zip code; if you chose not to provide this information some features of the Sites may not be available. 

Information Obtained from Third parties

We may combine information about you from other sources with the information we have collected about you on our Sites or Social Media Pages. 

For example, in connection with searching and applying for jobs with us, we may use a third party to collect and process the applicant profiles and preferences, monitor website activity, maintain the database based in the U.S and provide plug-ins (such as LinkedIn) at your request. We require that the information you provide on pages hosted by these third parties be maintained by them in confidence. Information you voluntarily supply will be stored in a database, which will be accessed by authorized personnel of Stanley Black & Decker to address your inquiry or consider you for employment purposes with any of our affiliates. If you have not been offered a role on this occasion but we think you may be suitable for a different role in the future, we may also keep the information for future consideration unless you inform us you do not want to be considered for future roles.

Information Collected on Stanley Black & Decker’s Social Media Pages

Personal information may be collected directly by us through our Social Media Pages.  The type of information we would collect is similar to what is described above under “Information You Provide.”   Personal information may also be collected by the social media site hosting our Social Media Pages. Our Privacy Notice does not cover the privacy and security practices of the social media sites on which Stanley Black & Decker has its Social Media Pages.

Cookies and other technologies

In order to automatically collect the data described in the preceding paragraph, in common with most websites we use “cookies”. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information about cookies and how you can change your settings to delete or reject cookies.

Use of Personal Data

The information that we learn from our customers helps us personalise and continually improve your experience on our Sites and Social Media Pages, as well as helps us improve the products and services we provide.

Depending on your interactions with us, how you use our Sites and any permissions you give us, we will use your Personal Data for the following purposes :

  • to fulfill your orders, to respond to any warranty claims and/or to provide any requested services;
  • to send you information about our other products and services, and regular updates on issues we think will be of interest to you, where we have your consent to send you marketing;
  • to send you information on our products and services which you have specifically requested;
  • to notify you if you have won a competition or contest we have conducted;
  • for market research, for example we may contact you for feedback about our products and services; 
  • to create statistical data about use of our Sites and Social Media Pages, products and services;
  • to contact you where necessary or appropriate, for example, if you have a query about one of our products or services; and
  • to administer the Sites and Social Media Pages, and help us improve our services.

We will ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes.

The legal basis for our use of Personal Data for the purposes described above will typically include:

  • When the processing is necessary to fulfil a contract that we have in place with you or take steps prior to entering into a contract (for example if you make a purchase on our Sites we will need to process your payment information);
  • Because we have your consent to our use of your Personal Data (for example where you consent to receive marketing from us); or
  • When the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, to ensure that our services are properly provided and to promote our services (for example to conduct analytics to understand how our Sites are used or better understand our customers).

2. Who does Stanley Black & Decker share information with

We do not share, sell or distribute your Personal Data, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Notice or as otherwise permitted by applicable law:

  • Stanley Black & Decker operates a number of functions centrally within our group of companies, and so your Personal Data may be transferred or shared with other companies within our group in order to provide you with the information, products or services. Where you have given your consent, you may also receive marketing from other companies in our group. Please see Section 3 for information on how to stop Stanley Black & Decker from contacting you for marketing purposes.
  • Your Personal Data may also be transferred or shared with companies within our group of companies and/or third parties who process personal data on our behalf and under our instructions. For example, sometimes a third party service provider may have access to your Personal Data in order to support our information technology system or to handle mailings on our behalf. These third parties have access to Personal Data needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. We also use third-party analytics providers, such as Google® Analytics, to measure traffic and usage trends, and to help us better understand your use of and interaction with our Sites and Social Media Pages.  For more information on how Google uses data when you use our Sites, click here.
  • Where you have consented, we may also share your Personal Data with other third party businesses who may contact you about their products or services that may interest you.
  • We may share, transfer or disclose the information to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, interacting with anti-fraud databases, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or Sites, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of our sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event. We will inform you of any such transfer or disclosure as required by law.

Where appropriate, before disclosing Personal Data to a third party, we will endeavour to contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions as well as organisational and security measures to protect that data and to comply with its confidentiality obligations and all applicable law.

3. How do I stop Stanley Black & Decker from contacting me via e-mail for marketing purposes

If you are on our email mailing list you may have received emails from us about our products, special offers, competitions and other matters. If you wish to cease receiving email marketing communications from us you can email us at nisales@sbdinc.com  with “Email Unsubscribe” in the subject heading.

Each email we send contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving emails from us. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of any email. We will make every effort to cease communication by e-mail promptly; however this may sometimes be subject to administration delay, but will be dealt with as soon as possible

4. What about links from Stanley Black & Decker to other sites?

We may add external links to other related web sites. We are not responsible for the content that may be on such linked sites. Additionally, the existence of any external link does not suggest that Stanley Black & Decker endorses the linked company, product or service. We encourage you to read the privacy policy and terms of use of such linked sites.

5. How can I exercise my rights under data protection law?

You have certain rights in respect of your Personal Data, including the right to access, correct, and request the erasure of your Personal Data.

You also have the right to object to your Personal Data being used for certain purposes, including to send you marketing. See Section 3, above, for more details.

Stanley Black & Decker will comply with any requests to exercise your rights in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware, however, that there are a number of limitations to these rights, and there may be circumstances where we are not able to comply with your request. To make any requests regarding your Personal Data, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Personal Data, you should contact us at the addresses given below. You are also entitled to contact your local supervisory authority for data protection.

6. Will Stanley Black & Decker transfer my information abroad?

Stanley Black & Decker is part of a multinational group of companies, and so your Personal Data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area, to other members of the Stanley Black & Decker group or to our service providers. Please note that some countries to which your Personal Data may be transferred may not have the equivalent level of protection of personal data as that of your country of origin. However, we will always handle your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Notice. If we transfer Personal Data outside the European Economic Area we will, as required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by appropriate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses.  Please contact us if you would like more information about these safeguards. By using our Sites and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Data as set out in this section 6.

7. What kind of security measures are used to protect my information, and how long is it kept for?

If you are using one of our Sites with an online store, we designed our online store to accept orders only from Web browsers that permit communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts your information while it is being transmitted to us.  Browsers that do not meet this requirement will be prevented from navigating the online store section of our Sites.  We also use firewalls and have implemented other reasonable technical, administrative and physical measures designed to protect the personal information in our custody or control from unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure.  While we implement the above security measures on our Sites, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

We will keep your Personal Data for as long as we need it for the purposes set out above, and so this period will vary depending on your interactions with us. For example, where you have made a purchase with us, we will keep a record of your purchase for the period necessary for invoicing, tax and warranty purposes. We may also keep a record of correspondence with you (for example if you have made a complaint about a product) for as long as is necessary to protect us from a legal claim. Where we no longer have a need to keep your information, we will delete it. Please note that where you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, we will keep a record of your email address to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

8. Will this Privacy Notice change?

We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to the Sites and Social Media Pages and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. We therefore encourage you to check this page frequently for any updates. If and when our data practices change, we will notify you and the local data authority of the changes where required by law.

9. Contact Stanley Black & Decker

We welcome comments, any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, please send an email to our Data Privacy Lead Europe (Data Privacy Officer) to dataprivacy@sbdinc.com.  If you have any questions about any part of our service or about the Sites features, you may rather contact us by e-mailing nisales@sbdinc.com  or by post at Marketing Dept, Stanley Security, A1-A3 Calmount Park, Calmount Road, Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland.

This Privacy Notice was last updated on April 2018.