What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect the following personal data from our website visitors:
When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors of our website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When visitors complete contact forms on our website, we collect the data shown in the contact form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We may also invite you to join our communities via third-party social and professional networking sites.
If you leave a comment on our website, 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 have an account and you log in to this website, 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 website 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.
Google is a Midwest Specialty Products Data Processor. We use Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers located in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Why we hold data
We hold data on individuals and companies due to one or more of the following criteria, and under the following lawful bases as defined within GDPR:
- The contact is a current customer: Lawful basis for processing – legitimate interest as we need to maintain contact information to provide services and invoice the customer.
- The contact has been a customer historically: Lawful basis for processing – legitimate interest as we need to maintain contact information to provide future services, and to hold historical financial records.
- The contact gave us direct consent to hold their data: Lawful basis for processing – consent.
- The contact provides a useful service relevant to Midwest Specialty Products or its network of contacts: Lawful basis for processing – legitimate interest. The contact in question is a Business to Business (B2B) service provider and their services are ones that we, or our clients may find useful.
- The contact has signed up for one or more of our mailing lists: Lawful basis for processing – consent to receiving specified emails from us.
Who we share your data with
We share your data with service providers who provide us with assistance or support.
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.
Your California privacy rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of Midwest Specialty Products who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of their personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to email@example.com specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Notice.” Please allow thirty days for a response.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
Midwest Specialty Products LLC
110 Washington St.
PO Box 220
Winneconne, WI 54986
How we protect your data
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
We have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access and maintain the security of the information we collect. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. We have implemented procedures designed to limit the disclosure of your information only to designated staff as necessary to carry out the stated purposes we have conveyed to you.
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Hence, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Websites and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorized access.
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