Oval, ovalfireproducts.com (the “Site”), and its subsidiaries (collectively “Oval”) are committed to protecting the privacy of the companies and individuals that register with and use our website and services. Oval values privacy and is focused on protecting users’ and companies’ data from unauthorized access/use.
Throughout this policy, we refer to “supervisory authorities.” This could refer to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), depending on jurisdiction and the Oval Services involved in the collection/processing of data.
Oval Fire Products
1140 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 61642
[fs-toc-h2]Collected and Stored Information
“Personal data” is information about an individual which may be personally identifying. Oval collects, uses, and processes personal information in the course of provision of products and services, as well as in responding to information requests.
We will collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide to use (e.g., when you register for or subscribe to the Oval blog, sign up to receive marketing, or subscribe to the Oval newsletter). We may also collect personal data when you sign up for events or other opportunities through Oval. The collection of personal data will be transparent, and there will be an opportunity to decline to provide this data. In some cases, lack of personal information may render Oval unable to meet your needs.
Personal data may contain your name, email, contact information, physical address, employer, or other information provided by you to Oval. If registering an Oval product, Oval may also request information about the product in question (e.g., a device identifier) or the name of the person/company that installed or is responsible for maintaining the product.
Statistics and information on your use of the Site including your IP address, device type and unique device identification numbers, device event information, broad geographic location, and other technical data collected through cookies (which GDPR considers to be ”online identifiers”) or other similar technology may be collected.
[fs-toc-h3]Use of Your Personal Data
Your personal data may be used to provide you with Site and Service; respond to your requests for information; monitor the security of the Site and/or Service; or to provide you with promotional communications and materials.
Excepting situations where it is used to fulfill a contract or legal obligation, your personal data will only be used for legitimate business interests (e.g., conducting basic business operations such as customer communications; provision of investor services; responding to information or service requests; advertising Oval products, services, events, and/or promotions; improving Oval’s product/service offerings; security purposes; verification of your location to provide product/service support; production against fraud and/or illegal activity; development of new offerings; and compliance with investigations and/or legal obligations).
[fs-toc-h3]Sharing Your information
Oval will not share your information with third parties, except for third-party vendors and service providers that work with Oval. In those cases, Oval will only share personal information to vendors and service providers to help Oval provide a product or service to you.
Third parties may include our subsidiaries and affiliate companies, Consumer Relationship Managements (CRMs), marketing automation providers, invoicing suppliers, call center operators, shippers, services, information processors, financial institutions, data appending services, surge scoring companies, and professional advisors. These third parties only have access to personal information needed for them to complete their services.
In some situations, Oval may be required to share your data to 1) assist government enforcement agencies; 2) investigate and defend Oval against third-party claims or allegations; and/or 3) protect Oval’s or others’ rights, properties, or personal safety, provided that doing so does not outweigh your personal rights. If Oval is forced to make these additional disclosures, reasonable efforts will always be used to give you prior notice of the disclosure.
[fs-toc-h3]Storage of Your Personal Data
Oval has adopted reasonable procedures (technical, administrative, and physical) to safeguard your personal data. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant that information transmissions are secure given the nature of digital communications.
Personal data given to Oval is only kept for as long as it is reasonably necessary for the original purpose for which it was collected, taking into account Oval’s need to 1) meet contractual obligations, 2) address customer service/warranty issues, 3) comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and 4) provide new/improve products/services to users. Therefore, Oval may retain personal data for some period of time after an individual’s use of the Site/Services conclude; after that point, personal data will be deleted from Oval’s systems without notice.
[fs-toc-h3]International Transfers of Information
Information, including information collected in the in European Economic Area (EEA) may be transferred, stored, and processed by Oval and its affiliates in the United States and other countries whose data protection laws may differ from those of your country. In such cases, Oval will protect your personal data wherever it is processed and take appropriate steps to protect the information in accordance with applicable laws.
[fs-toc-h3]Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
At any time, you may update or edit your information and email preferences by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also opt out of receiving marketing communications or request the deletion of your data by contacting us the same way.
[fs-toc-h3]General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
As of May 25, 2018, EU-based individuals have the right to file a complaint with their local data supervisory authority. They also have certain rights which they may exercise free of charge, including the right to:
- Require the correction of any mistakes in their information;
- Require the erasure of personal information concerning themselves in certain situations;
- Receive the personal information concerning themselves which has been provided to sites/services in a structured, commonly-used, machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to third parties in certain situations;
- Object to processing of their information for direct marketing at any time;
- Object to decisions being taken by automatic means which produce legal effects concerning or significantly affecting themselves; and
- Object to continued processing of their personal information in certain other situations.
For more information on these rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, refer to the guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on individual rights under General Data Protection Regulation.
[fs-toc-h3]California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
As of January 1, 2020, for California residents, the CCPA offers important rights which they may exercise, including the right to:
- Request information regarding policies governing disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes;
- Request that their personal information not be sold;
- Annually request and receive personal data that Oval shared with other businesses, if any, within the past calendar year (defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law); and
- To request the removal of any content (“User Content”) created and publicly posted on a website (for California residents under the age of 18).
Oval will make a good-faith effort to delete User Content from public view as soon as reasonably practicable. However, please note that a request to delete User Contact does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of User Contact, as it may remain on backup media, be cached or otherwise retained by Oval for administrative or legal purposes, ore remain publicly available if you or someone else has forwarded or reposted it on another website or service prior to its deletion. Additionally, Oval may be required by law to not remove (or allow removal) of your User Content.
To exercise your CCPA rights, contact Oval via email (email@example.com) with the subject line “CCPA” and the specific request in the body of the email. To request information that Oval shared with other businesses, if any, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CA Shine the Light Privacy Request” in the subject line and the specific request in the body of the email. California residents who exercise their CCPA rights are protected from discrimination.
Oval complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), GDPR, and CCPA. For this reason, Oval does not knowingly collect or maintain any information via the website from persons under the age of sixteen (16), and no part of the Site is directed to persons under the age of sixteen (16). If an underage person provides information and Oval has unknowingly collected said information, it will take the appropriate steps to delete this information immediately upon discovery. Per the CCPA, Oval does not sell data of individuals under the age of sixteen (16) without prior authorization.
[fs-toc-h3]Transfer of Rights
Should Oval be acquired, merged, or closed for business, it reserves the right to transfer or assign the information collected during the due course of business. This information may be held as part of any acquisition, merger, sale, or other change of control of business entity status.
You may contact Oval:
Oval Fire Products
1140 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 61642
[fs-toc-h3]Changes and Updates
Last updated: 01/06/2023