Acuity Brands Lighting [ABL] and its subsidiaries respect your privacy. In order to provide you with relevant information and respond to your requests, we sometimes request that you provide us with information about yourself. This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used.
As you read this Privacy Statement, note that Acuity Brands maintains these same privacy practices with respect to data that is collected off-line. This Privacy Statement applies with respect to both our on-line and off-line methods of data collection and use of the information collected.
Types of Information ABL Collects
Some portions of our website may request that you provide us with information about yourself from which we are able to identify you. Examples of this personally identifiable information include your name, contact information (phone and fax numbers, street address, and email address), and/or payment data.
In addition to the information you provide, ABL may also collect information during your visit to our website through the use of automatic data collection tools such as cookies (described below) and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type, the Internet Protocol (IP) address by which you are accessing the Internet, the address of the website from which you arrived at a ABL website, and the date and time of visits. We may also gather aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, such as the number of hits to our website.
“Cookies” are small text files that store information about your interactions with a particular website, either temporarily (known as a “temporary” or “session” cookie, and deleted once you close your browser window) or more permanently on the hard drive of your computer (known as a “permanent” or “persistent cookie”). Cookies can make it easier to use a website by allowing servers to access certain information quickly:
- Session cookies can be used to help a user’s browser navigate a website more smoothly and may show up if the user comes from a website with which the subsequent website has some relationship (e.g., a website of an affiliated company) and can give helpful information.
- Persistent cookies can be used to customize a website for a user, such as by storing passwords, preferences, and registration and account information so that users do not have to reenter this information each time they visit a website.
Our website may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to store information that allows us to improve our customer service to you and provide you with the ability to navigate the website more easily. To make our website easier to use, we combine information collected via cookies with personally identifiable information. You can set your browser to decline cookies if you prefer. If you do so, you may not be able to access important functions or areas of our websites or enjoy the convenience of more easily navigating our website.
How ABL Uses the Information We Gather
The information ABL collects helps us to understand how our website is being used so that we can improve its quality and make it more helpful to our users. We may also use the information we collect about you to communicate with you about our products and services. These uses may include providing you with service and support, communicating with you and responding to your requests, and sending you information in relation to new products and services. If you do not provide certain information, you may still be able to access other portions of this website, although it may limit your access to certain information or services.
How ABL Shares This Information with Others
ABL shares information for business purposes only on a need-to-know basis and only with: its own employees and affiliates; the customer from which ABL received the information; ABL agents, consultants, subcontractors, and third-party service-provider companies, that have agreed to take measures to safeguard your information such information; and other entities authorized to have access to such information under applicable law or regulation.
Except as described in this Privacy Statement, ABL will not share the personal information you provide to ABL with non-ABL third parties without your permission except as required by law or when necessary in order to protect the rights of ABL or its employees.
Links to Non-ABL Websites
This website may provide links to unaffiliated, third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you access these links, you will leave the ABL website. ABL has no control over these websites and is not responsible or liable for the policies and practices followed by third parties. The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Statement. If you link to or otherwise visit any other websites managed by third parties, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted at those sites before submitting your personal information.
Changes and Updates to this Privacy Statement
We may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date on the Privacy Statement. For changes to this Privacy Statement that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement, as it may be modified from time to time.