Active Information Collection Like many other web sites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on the Web Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via online forms and e-mail. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable and/or "personal information" under Canadian law. Such personally identifiable or personal information includes information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, business name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. However, under Canadian law, "personal information" does not include your business address or other information used to contact you at your place of work. Contact information may be used to send information about our company to our customers and to learn about customer satisfaction with our services. We run contests on the Web Site in which we ask visitors for contact information. The contact information may be used to contact the visitor when necessary. Any credit card information you provide for the purchase of goods is handled in a secure manner and is used only for your intended purchase.
We passively collect information to generate statistics and measure Web Site activity in order to understand what areas of the Web Site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies our visitors are using. This information helps us to update and improve the Web Site and enhance the usefulness of customer visits. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.
If you are a resident of Quebec, you are hereby informed that (1) the personal information collected by Bernard would be considered a "file" being established by Bernard within the meaning of applicable legislation of that province, (2) the "object" of that file is to use such personal information as described in Section 2 below, (3) the file will be created and kept by Bernard and/or by one or more of its affiliates, and such file may be created and kept on its or their behalf by an outside service provider to Bernard or such affiliate(s) at Beecher, IL, (4) only those employees of Bernard, such affiliate(s) and/or such service provider(s) whose job functions involve the fulfillment of the object of the file will have access to your file, and (5) if you wish to consult your file or make changes or corrections to it, you may do so by written request to Bernard, 449 W. Corning Road, Beecher, IL, 60401.
Bernard uses your personal information to enhance the operation of the Web Site, allow you to use all of its features, and provide you with the services that you request. Bernard may contact you about new features or products in which it believes you may be interested.
Bernard may share your personal information with reputable vendors or affiliates that assist us in processing information, providing products or services that our customers order, or conducting market and segmentation research. These vendors are restricted from using the information for any other purpose. Bernard does not rent, sell, or otherwise share your information with third parties for purposes unrelated to the Web Site.
Bernard may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not identify any individual or include any personally identifying information.
We strive to provide you with as many choices and as much control as possible regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
You may opt out of having your e-mail address used for promotional purposes by Bernard. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Bernard as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions. If you no longer wish to receive information or promotional materials from us by e-mail you may opt out of receiving these communications by using one of the following methods:
We work hard to protect your personal information. The Web Site has both technical and procedural security measures in place to protect information under our control against the loss, misuse and alteration, including but not limited to SSL encryption for data transfer, firewalls, restricted access to data, employee training, and other methods. When you place orders, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server encrypts all sensitive information you input before it is transmitted to us. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed access.
The safety and security of your information also depend on you. Never share your password with anyone else and notify us promptly if you believe your password security has been breached.
When personally identifiable information is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, it will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous, provided there are no legal requirements for its continued retention. Our systematic practices for information and records retention and destruction apply to personally identifiable information.
The Web Site contains links to other web sites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third party web sites, which may collect personal information from you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites. When you follow a link and leave the Web Site, you do so at your own risk.
The Web Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from Web Site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online.
449 W. Corning Road, Beecher, Illinois 60401
1-800-946-2281 or +1-708-946-2281
Last updated: September 25, 2017
Bernard semi-automatic welding products, consumables and accessories combine quality and rugged durability to provide you with all the welding supplies your project requires. Whether it's a welding consumable, nozzle, MIG welding tip, welding tip, welding torch, welding cable, welding company, Centerfire, butt connector, wire feeder, splicer, self-shielded flux-cored gun, FCAW gun, GMAW gun, stick welding gun, manual gun, fume extraction gun, smoke gun, MIG gun, MIG welding gun, terminal lugs, MIG gun, Bernard welding gun, welding gun, MIG torch, or a Bernard MIG Gun, Bernard has it for you.