Privacy Policy

We respect your right to privacy. This policy summarizes what personally identifiable information we may collect, and how we might use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to your privacy.

Information Collection
We will collect personally identifiable information (such as name, title, company name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) that you voluntarily provide through our web site, computer application or e-mail correspondence. We will collect general information (such as the type of browser you use, the files you request, and the domain name and country from which you request information) to improve our web site and better meet your needs.

If you enter into a transaction (such as a purchase) at this website or via our computer application, you will be required to provide information that is needed to complete the transaction, including your name, shipping address, product selection(s), and your payment information. We do not keep any credit or other payment information longer than is necessary in order to comply with legal, tax, and auditing requirements. In some instances, your payment information may be handled by a third party provider. When this occurs, we will never receive that information.

Other information you provide may be added to our company database(s) and shared with our affiliates or third parties including contractors, dealers, distributors and retailers.

We may passively collect information that is automatically sent to us by your web browser, this application or your internet service provider or mobile carrier. This information typically includes your domain name, your user name, and your numerical IP address. The amount of information sent by your web browser depends on its settings. Please refer to your browser if you want to learn what information it sends. We use this type of information to see which web pages you visit at our website, which website you visited before coming to our website, and where you go after you leave our website. We can then develop statistics that help us understand how our visitors use our website and how we can improve it.

Cookies
We may actively obtain information about you by installing a marker on your computer commonly called a "cookie." Cookies enable us to know you by a computer-generated, unique identifier. By providing you with a unique cookie, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences, and in situations where these choices or preferences need to be collected again; they can be supplied by us automatically, saving you time and effort. For example, after you purchase a product once, if you need to purchase it again, your previous selections for color or other features will have been retained, and can be reentered more quickly. Your computer may be specially configured to reject cookies; please refer to your browser for more information. Many of our websites will allow you to visit without accepting cookies, but some features of our websites may not work properly if you choose to reject cookies.

Some of our sites and our computer applications may use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our website and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this website, your use of our application and the sites upon which we advertise, to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser or device. In addition, these sites may use web beacons, provided by our third-party ad server, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. These web beacons enable our ad server, on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website. Our third-party ad server is performing its functions on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, and we may, directly or indirectly, instruct such ad server to enable other service providers to receive information about our site related to our online advertising.

Use of Information
The information will be used by us, e.g., to respond to your inquiries, supply you with requested information on our products and services or track orders you place with us. In addition, authorized third parties may be utilized by us to collect, track and process such information. If you have submitted personal information to us electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us by clicking here. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. It may be necessary, if required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations, to release your personally identifiable information. Although we have taken reasonable and prudent measures to protect our computer systems from unauthorized third parties, we are not responsible for unauthorized use by such third parties of your personally identifiable information.

We may use any of the information gathered at this website for any legal purpose. We may analyze personal information for historical, statistical or scientific purposes, or we may store the personal information for your convenience should you return to this website or our computer applications in the future. In the course of any of these activities, we may transmit any of the information we have collected to another country or share it with our affiliates or third parties including contractors, dealers, distributors and retailers. An example of a third party that could receive your personal information is a data processing contractor that operates computer systems on our behalf. Whenever any personal information is transferred to an affiliate or third party, that party will be contractually bound to abide by our privacy policy.

We may also use your personal information to investigate security breaches or cooperate with government authorities pursuant to a legal matter. Personal information collected online may also be combined with information you have provided to us through other sources such as product registrations, call centers, or publicly such as at trade shows or seminars.

In addition, we may have collected similar information from you in the past, before our Privacy Policy took effect. By using this website or our computer application you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. By agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy you are consenting to our continued use of previously collected information under the terms of this privacy policy.

Children and Parents
We do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children without permission of the child's parent or legal guardian. Children should submit personally identifiable information to us only with the explicit permission of their parent or legal guardian. Where appropriate, we will instruct children not to submit personal information. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may do so as indicated above, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

 

On-line Applicants
If you are interested in providing services to the Company in any capacity and you choose to submit an on-line application, you agree to these terms and conditions, regardless of whether you have read this Privacy Policy in its entirety. We will use the information that you submit to evaluate your application and for related recruiting, reporting and recordkeeping purposes.  If the Company hires you, the information that you submitted through the online application will be maintained on file and may be used to administer your relationship with the Company and for related reporting and recordkeeping purposes.  The Company will retain this information for the entire duration of your relationship with the Company and for as long thereafter as permitted or required by applicable law. The Company may retain information of applicants who are not extended an offer or who decline an offer for as long as required or permitted by law.  These records will be retained for the Company’s internal recordkeeping and reporting purposes.  During that time, the Company may use your information to consider you for positions in addition to the position(s) for which you initially applied.  If you do not want the Company to use your information in this way, please contact the Company at privacy@valspar.com. There are circumstances when the Company may share the information that you submit on-line with third parties, most notably:

With third-party service providers.  We may, for example, retain a third party to host the online application, to help maintain and manage our databases, to assist in the recruiting process, or to communicate with applicants.  We prohibit providers from using your information for other purposes and from further disclosing your information without our prior approval;

With affiliated companies, such as grandparent, parent and/or subsidiary corporations;

When required by law, such as when we respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or discovery requests;

If we believe that your actions violate applicable law, or threaten the rights, property, or safety of our Company, our users, or others;

If we sell some or all of our business, we may disclose all of the information that we have collected about you to a purchaser or, in due diligence, to a potential purchaser but subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Arbitration Provision

READ THE FOLLOWING ARBITRATION PROVISION CAREFULLY. IT LIMITS CERTAIN OF YOUR RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO OBTAIN RELIEF OR DAMAGES THROUGH COURT ACTION. 

You agree that all claims, disputes or controversies of any nature whatsoever arising out of, relating to, or in connection with (1) this Privacy Policy or (2) the handling of your personally identifiable information (“Claim”), shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Minneapolis, Minnesota in accordance with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Rules for Non-Administered Arbitration by a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be governed by the substantive laws of the State of Minnesota applicable to contracts made and to be performed therein, without application of any conflicts or choice of law rules, and by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et. seq., as amended (“FAA”). The arbitrator shall have no power or authority to order or grant any equitable remedy, or relief or any remedy or relief that a court could not order or grant under applicable law, and shall have no authority to award punitive, treble, or any other form of enhanced damages. The arbitrator shall render the award in writing and shall include findings of fact and conclusions of law upon which the award is based. Each party shall pay their own attorneys’ fees and expenses relative to arbitration. All costs and expenses of the arbitration (other than the parties’ attorney’s fees and expenses), including the arbitrator’s fees and expenses, shall be allocated between the parties according to the arbitrator’s discretion as set forth in the award. The arbitrator’s award may be confirmed and entered as a final judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction and enforced accordingly. If any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable, it shall not invalidate the remaining portions of the Arbitration Provision. This Arbitration Provision may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction, and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to recover all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, against the party against whom enforcement is ordered.

 

You agree that any arbitration proceeding shall proceed solely on an individual basis without any right for any claims to be arbitrated on a class action, multiple plaintiff, consolidated, or similar basis, or on bases involving claims brought by You in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve and make written awards is limited solely to claims between You and Us alone. Your Claims may not be joined or consolidated with any claims or disputes involving others. No arbitration award with respect to Your Claim’s shall have any preclusive effect as to any claims or issues in any disputes with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration of Your Claims. This Arbitration Provision shall not apply to limit the remedies of California residents under Cal. Civ. Code Sections 51.7 (the Ralph Civil Rights Act) and 52.1 (Bane Civil Rights Act). For WA residents, any arbitration proceeding shall be held at a location in closest proximity to the claimant’s permanent residence.

 

Other Important Information
This web site or computer application may contain links to other sites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites.

We are a global company with websites and computer facilities located in many countries. People from almost anywhere in the world can access our websites or computer applications. We comply with the law of the country where our websites or computer applications are located or directed. You should be aware, however, that when you submit your Personal Information to one of our websites or via a computer application, (a) that information may go to a country that has different privacy laws than your home country, and (b) it will be handled in accordance with the laws of the country where the site or computer application is hosted, but not necessarily with the law of your country.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. We will promptly reflect any such modifications in these Web pages.

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