Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

This notice applies to all information collected from or submitted to the following KVAL Inc. Company ("KVAL") Websites, but to make this notice easier to read we will refer here only to "our Website", meaning either kvalinc.com.

Our Website contains links to other Websites operated by third parties. KVAL Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of such third party Websites.

The information we collect

Our Website is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from each visitor to our Website. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not email addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our Website. This information is used only for internal purposes by our technical support department.

Our Website does track certain information about the visits to our Website. For example, we compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Web Site and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics are used internally to improve our Website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. Those aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

In a few areas on our Website, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to verify whether you are entitled to access and use certain information, materials and services available from our Website, or to enable us to enhance your site visit, to assist you with customer service or technical support issues, or to follow up with you after your visit, or to otherwise support your customer relationship with KVAL. It is completely optional for you to participate. However, failure to participate may mean that you cannot access and use certain information, materials and services.

In each of the instances above, we typically ask for your name, email address, phone number, address, law practice information, product preference information, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers. On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain information, materials and services. In the case of newsletters or mailing lists, you will be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time.

For example, we request information from you when you:

  • Register or sign-up to use a service such as our email newsletters
  • Subscribe to a newsletter or desire to be added to our mailing lists for upcoming parts and tooling specials also communicate with you about special service promotions or provide maintenance bulletins and other announcements
  • Place an order
  • Participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer
  • Provide feedback in an online survey

How we use this information

KVAL only uses your personal information for specific purposes

The personal information you provide to us when using our Website, such as your name, postal or email address or telephone number will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with KVAL, and to notify you of special offers, updated information and new products and services from KVAL, or offers from third parties that we think may be of interest to you. Agents or contractors of KVAL who are given access to your personal information will be required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for KVAL.

You can opt out of receiving emails or other marketing material from KVAL at any time

We will send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only KVAL (or agents or contractors working on behalf of KVAL and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily opt out of receiving further marketing from KVAL by emailing us at service@kvalinc.com.

We use the best security technology available

Our order system uses full SSL encryption the whole time you are shopping. You will not see the encryption icon in the status bar until you reach the point where you enter your credit card information. This is because the beginning transaction pages are displayed inside a frame on a non-encrypted page. The encrypted transaction pages displayed inside the frame are sent to the browser with full 128 bit (or whatever strength your browser supports) encryption. To verify this, just view the page properties of any of the transaction system screens starting with the credit card entry screen. Right mouse click on the page you want to check and select "properties" from the menu. (IE4)

We protect your personal information

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Shopping on our website is safe

When you compare the Internet to other retail channels in terms of credit card security. It would be easier for a thief to steal your credit card information from a carbon copy of a receipt or by tapping your telephone line than it would be for a thief to intercept an on-line transaction on our order system.

You are protected by Federal Law

The chances are very unlikely that you would ever have your credit card information stolen on the Internet. In most cases, the Truth in Lending Act limits your liability for unauthorized credit card charges to $50 per card. The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) establishes procedures for resolving billing errors on your credit card accounts. This includes fraudulent charges on your accounts. For more information visit http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft.

You can request a copy of the personally-identifiable information that KVAL has collected about you via the Internet by contacting our Website Manager at the address below. You can also have factual inaccuracies in this information corrected by contacting this same person.

If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please write or email us at any time.