This security and privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") constitutes a part of the Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions") of the IMPACT MFG. Web Site, which governs your use of this Site. The Terms and Conditions, including this Privacy Policy, may be amended by the IMPACT MFG. at any time by posting the amended Terms and Conditions on this Site. The Terms and Conditions were last amended on 21 December 2006.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, certain IMPACT MFG. services on or accessible from this Site have Supplemental Terms that will govern your use of such services. These also form a part of the Terms and Conditions and govern your use of such services.

CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS


For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the IMPACT MFG. Web Site. Credit Card processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of credit card information is encrypted when transmitted in secure mode. If you are behind a firewall, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) feature of your browser and the processing of the credit card may be blocked. In this case, you have the option of credit card processing without SSL by selecting the "Non-Secure" feature on the screen -- the choice is up to you.

If for any reason, you still feel uncomfortable submitting your credit card over the Internet, you can mail or fax your form to us.

USING ENCRYPTION


In certain transactions you are given the option of running in a secure (SSL) mode or unsecure mode. In cases where a firewall is causing a situation that cannot be corrected, the use of the unsecure mode is given. The unsecure mode is used by you at your own risk.

In addition, there are constantly changing restrictions in the use of encryption software and schemes that are used in various countries. The use of appropriate software and encryption options are your responsibility, and the IMPACT MFG. assumes no risk or liability in ensuring your compliance to local law.

REGARDLESS OF THE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR BY THE IMPACT MFG., "PERFECT SECURITY" DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET. THE IMPACT MFG. CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THIS SITE OR THE IMPACT MFG., AND YOU TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Information We Collect From You, How We Use the Information
There are a number of areas in the IMPACT MFG. Web Site where we ask for and collect information about you, including personally identifiable information. Where we do, it is in order to serve you better, or is necessary to accomplish the service you are requesting. Examples include membership information (which may include name, address, email, telephone number and educational and professional experience information), security identifiers, shipping information, and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts. Information provided to this Site is processed and stored on computers in the United States.

Security identifiers are not disclosed to third parties or affiliated persons or entities. Shipping information (except membership information as noted above) and product purchase information stored in online shopping carts is not disclosed except in connection with the fulfillment and processing of your orders and requests

USE OF "COOKIES"


Cookies are implemented in various parts of the IMPACT MFG. Site, such as the Electronic Catalog. In most instances, the use of Cookies is discretionary by you, and declining Cookies will usually result only in loss of certain conveniences such as session continuity and re-authentication during current or future sessions. Various types of Persistent and Per-Session (Transient) Cookies may be used with any one service, and their implementations, behaviors, and effects will vary. It is the policy of IMPACT MFG. that Cookies do not carry any of your personal information (name, email address, credit card, etc.) nor identification/password-type data that allows access to such personal information on IMPACT MFG. servers. All personal, transaction, and security rights are housed on secure IMPACT MFG. servers, and follow the policy described in the "Information We Collect From You and How We Use the Information" section above.

GENERAL IMPACT MFG. WEB SERVER SECURITY


All of the IMPACT MFG. Web servers throughout the main network are registered through Verisign as secure servers using industry-standard certificate techniques. This enables all communication between our servers to be verified when services are requested between our computers.

All of the personal information collected from you on the Site, including names, addresses, are stored behind a "firewall," and defenses have been erected to seek to enhance the protection of your information from outside attack by hackers and curious visitors.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES


This Site contains links to other sites. The IMPACT MFG. is not responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such other sites and you should read their terms and privacy policy carefully before using them.

LEGAL REQUESTS


The IMPACT MFG. cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, service or content providers we work with, or you to possible legal liability.

QUESTIONS


Please email us at swhite@impact-mfg.com with any questions you have about our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions.