What personal data we collect and why we collect it.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
Valley Tool’s web server automatically collect usage information from you when you visit our websites. The usage information informs us about how our visitors use and navigate to our sites. This information helps us give you the best possible experience. For each page that you visit on www.valleytoolmfg.com, www.vrisimo.com, www.rockhound.com, www.brushhound.com, we may collect and store the following technical information:
- the number of visits, including the date and time of access;
- the URL address of the Valley Tool webpage visited;
- the length of time you stay on a webpage;
- your click through activity; and
- your Internet Protocol address.
This data informs us about the number of visitors to this website and the type of technology our visitors use.
To learn more about how to disable cookies in your browser, please visit https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml.
Information collected from you
On the valleytoolmfg.com website, you may be asked to voluntarily submit personal information such as your first and last name, company name, email address, phone number and address. This may occur if you intend to request certain information from the website.
Your ability to choose
The information collected from you helps us communicate with you to provide information, products, and services that you have requested. It is your choice to send us these requests. Through your internet browser, you may have the option to reject these cookies and still use this website. You may always opt out of receiving marketing emails by following the instructions on the marketing email that you receive from Valley Tool Manufacturing.
How we use and share your information
We may combine the personal information that you provide Valley Tool Mfg with other information about you that is available to us, including information from other sources (e.g. offline data or data obtained from third parties). The ways that Valley Tool Mfg may use your information include:
- to respond to your specific inquiries;
- to troubleshoot any issues with respect to your use of valleytoolmfg.com, www.vrisimo.com, www.rockhound.com, www.brushhound.com;
- to provide you with information on Valley Tool Mfg’s products and services, either on a personalized or aggregate basis;
- to give valleytoolmfg.com, www.vrisimo.com, www.rockhound.com, www.brushhound.com, editors anonymous, aggregate information that is useful for developing new features and products for our visitors and to improve the content and navigation on www.valleytoolmfg.com, www.vrisimo.com, www.rockhound.com, www.brushhound.com;
We may also disclose information to respond to legal requirements or requests, enforce our policies, and protect the rights, property and safety of Valley Tool Manufacturing. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
We will disclose information to law enforcement, governmental agencies, or third-parties authorized by law, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other website user to legal liability. We may disclose your personal information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you to prevent, investigate, identify persons or organizations potentially involved in activity that appears to us to be illegal, or that we believe may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose personal information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety or any person or property if we believe that the information in any way relates to that threat. In such events, we will disclose any information that is relevant and necessary to the investigation or to prevent injury or illegal activity.
Valley Tool will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA and its accompanying regulations protect the privacy of children using the Internet. This website is directed towards adults and Valley Tool does not knowingly contact, market online to, or solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13.
Safeguarding Your Information
You are responsible for keeping your login name and password confidential and are responsible for all actions taken with your login name and password. If you believe that your password has been compromised for any reason, then you should immediately contact us and change your password.
Third Party Links
Valley Tool uses some social media tools and websites to interact with its customers. There may be links to these other websites on www.valleytoolmfg.com, www.vrisimo.com, www.rockhound.com, www.brushhound.com. For example, we allow you to link to Facebook, Twitter and various other social media sites from this website. Valley Tool has no control over these linked websites and they each have separate privacy and data collection practices that are independent of our website.
Additionally, certain social media websites and other websites may track your browsing activity across this website as well as across other sites that you visit. We strongly encourage you to read the policies of any third party website when deciding whether or not to use it.