Privacy & Policy

We respect your privacy

IO Industrial Holdings and its subsidiaries respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement informs you of our privacy practices and of the choices you can make about the way information about you, including from your online activity is collected and how that information is used by IO Industrial. This statement is readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every IO Industrial web page.

In the development of IO Industrial’s privacy policies and standards, we respect and take into account the major principles and frameworks around the world, including the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows, EU Directive 95/46/EC, APEC Privacy Framework, and the Madrid Resolution on International Privacy Standards and the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Please note: When data stored in our electronic systems is governed by U.S. federal law, or state statues, those laws, rules, regulations, and statues will prevail over this privacy statement.

Scope of this Privacy Statement

IO Industrial is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders. This Privacy Statement applies to all IO Industrial-owned websites, domains, services, applications, and products, and those of our wholly owned subsidiaries (‘IO Industrial sites or services’), except that a privacy policy or statement specific to a particular IO Industrial program, product, or service may supersede or supplement this Privacy Statement.

IO Industrial sites or services may provide links to third-party applications, products, services, or websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the IO Industrial site. IO Industrial does not control those third party sites or their privacy practices, which may differ significantly from IO Industrial’s practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party sites. The personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the IO Industrial Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any site you interact with before allowing the collection and use of your personal information.

We may also provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with IO Industrial on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites.

Collection of personal information

Personal information is any information that personally identifies you or from which you could be identified. This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and profession or occupation.

IO Industrial collects, exports, and uses personal information to manage your relationship with IO Industrial and better serve you by personalizing your experience and interaction with IO Industrial. Such collection is done with appropriate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, where required.

IO Industrial may collect your personal information through your access and use of website, web-based applications, or mobile applications, during conversations or correspondence with IO Industrial representatives, or when you purchase goods or services or complete an online application form.

IO Industrial may collect personal information from you in connection with

  • product or service orders, activations, and registrations
  • profile creation and user verification for online services
  • information requests or complaints
  • marketing, newsletter or support subscriptions
  • contest entries or survey participation
  • instant credit applications
  • job applications
  • event registration
  • visits or browsing on IO Industrial websites

The types of personal information IO Industrial may collect from you includes:

  • personal and business contact information, such as name, address, telephone number, and email address
  • in some cases, your business contact data may be provided to IO Industrial by a designated entity within your business or enterprise (such as a member of your IT department)
  • financial information, such as your credit/debit card number or other billing information
  • other unique information such as user IDs and passwords, product functionality, product and service preferences, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data
  • geo-location data such as your IP address or physical location when you request location based services
  • details of the products and services you have purchased from us or which you have enquired about, together with any additional information necessary to deliver those products and services and to respond to your enquiries
  • any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly through our websites or indirectly through use of our websites or online presence, through our representatives or otherwise
  • information you provide to us through our service center, customer surveys or visits by our representatives from time to time

If you apply for instant credit, we may ask you to provide additional personal information such as salary, government issued identification number, banking/financial account information, and other information (for example from credit reporting agencies) to authenticate you and verify credit worthiness. This information will be used by our financial services providers in determining whether to extend you credit and how much to extend.

If you post, comment, indicate interest or complaint, or share personal information, including photographs, to any public forum on an IO Industrial site, social network, blog, or other such forum, please be aware that any information you submit can be read, viewed, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to contact you, send you unsolicited messages, or for purposes that neither you nor IO Industrial have control over. IO Industrial is not responsible for the personal information you choose to provide in these forums.

In addition to the information you provide, IO Industrial may also collect information during your visit to an IO Industrial website, web-based application, or a website “powered by” another company on behalf of IO Industrial, through our Automatic Data Collection Tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, and embedded Web links. These tools collect certain traffic information that your browser sends to a website, such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived. They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier, clickstream behavior (i.e., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with IO Industrial websites or “powered by” websites) and product information. IO Industrial may also use some of these Automatic Data Collection Tools in connection with certain emails and communications sent from IO Industrial and therefore may collect information using these tools when you open the email or click on a link c ontained in the email.

IO Industrial also collects information from publicly or commercially available sources that it deems credible. Such information may include your name, address, email address, preferences, interests, and demographic/profile data. The information IO Industrial collects from its public or commercial sources may be used along with the information IO Industrial collects when you visit IO Industrial’s sites. For example, IO Industrial may compare the geographic information acquired from commercial sources with the IP address collected by Automatic Data Collection Tools to derive your general geographic area.

Where necessary, IO Industrial may also use information provided by you or your employer, together with information from publicly available and other online and offline sources, to conduct due diligence checks on business contacts as part of IO Industrial’s anti-corruption program.

IO Industrial may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how users use our websites, products or services.

How we use your information

IO Industrial may use your information to:

  • manage our relationship with you
  • assist you in completing a transaction or order
  • prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity
  • communicate with you about IO Industrial products, services or support and send marketing communications
  • provide products, services and support to you
  • improve and develop products, services and support including through quality control, research and data analysis activities
  • update you on new services and benefits
  • provide personalized promotional offers
  • measure performance of marketing initiatives, ads, and websites “powered by” another company on IO Industrial’s behalf
  • allow you to participate in contests and surveys
  • answer enquiries, provide information, support or advice about existing and new products or services
  • personalize some IO Industrial websites
  • provide you with access to protected areas of our website
  • assess and improve the performance and operation of IO Industrial websites
  • to keep your contact details up to date and provide updated details to IO Industrial service providers and suppliers where necessary
  • to process and respond to any complaint made by you

We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding the marketing communications we send.

Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Salary information, government issued identification number and other sensitive personal information is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or IO Industrial and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.

How we share your information

IO Industrial will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others except as described in this Statement. IO Industrial shares personal information in the following ways:

IO Industrial retains service providers and suppliers to manage or support its business operations, provide professional services, deliver complete products, services and customer solutions and to assist IO Industrial with marketing and communication initiatives. These providers and suppliers may be located in the US or other overseas locations and include, for example, credit card processors, debt collectors, providers of customer support and live-help, marketing and communications, hosting and IT service providers, email service providers, automated data processors, shipping agents, management and support of IO Industrial websites, order fulfillment and delivery. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential and secure the information received on behalf of IO Industrial and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for IO Industrial.

From time to time, IO Industrial participates in marketing initiatives with other companies, including websites “powered by” another company on behalf of IO Industrial. As part of these initiatives, certain IO Industrial services and marketing communications may be delivered at the same time as those from other companies. Some of these services and communications offer you the option to share personal information with both IO Industrial and the other companies participating in these initiatives. For example, you may receive marketing communications from IO Industrial and other companies or have the opportunity to register online for software products from multiple companies. If you choose to provide personal information only to IO Industrial, IO Industrial will not share this information with the other companies participating in that marketing initiative. If you choose to provide personal information to the other companies, that personal information will be handled according to the privacy policy of those companies, which may differ from IO Industrial’s policies and practices.

IO Industrial may also transfer your personal information to other IO Industrial-owned business entities in the US and Worldwide. By accessing IO Industrial websites, registering for an account or service, or otherwise providing IO Industrial with your personal information, you consent to this transfer of your personal information throughout the global IO Industrial network of entities.

Except as described in this Statement, IO Industrial will not share the personal information you provide to IO Industrial with non-IO Industrial third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of police and governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (iv) enforce/protect the rights and properties of IO Industrial or its subsidiaries; or (v) protect the rights or personal safety of IO Industrial, our employees, and third parties on or using IO Industrial property when allowed and in line with the requirements of applicable law.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, IO Industrial decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is IO Industrial’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

Children’s privacy

IO Industrial does not knowingly collect information from children as defined by local law, and does not target its websites or mobile applications to children under these ages. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online and mobile activities and interests.

Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences

IO Industrial gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and also choose to receive IO Industrial general communications. We give you a choice regarding delivery of IO Industrial general communications by postal mail, email, telephone, or mobile device.

You can make or change your choices about receiving either subscription or general communications at the data collection point or by using other methods, which are listed in the following sections. This option does not apply to communications primarily for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings, driver updates, or other administrative and transactional notices where the primary purpose of these communications is not promotional in nature.

Subscription communications

Subscription communications include email newsletters, software updates, etc. that may be expressly requested by you or which you consented to receive. After you request such communications, you may opt out of receiving them by using one of the following methods:

  • Select the email ‘opt out’ or ‘unsubscribe’ link, or follow the opt-out instructions included in each email subscription communication.
  • To unsubscribe from messages delivered to mobile devices, reply to the message with the words “STOP” or “END.”
  • Return to the Web page(s) where you originally registered your preferences and follow the opt-out instructions. Access to many IO Industrial subscriptions is available at the Subscriber’s Choice web page.

Access to and accuracy of your information

IO Industrial strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to help maintain data accuracy. IO Industrial provides individuals with reasonable access to personal information that they provided to IO Industrial and the reasonable ability to review and correct it or ask for anonymization, blockage, or deletion, as applicable. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. To view and change the personal information that you directly provided to IO Industrial you can return to the web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that web page, use IO Industrial Passport where enabled, or contact the IO Industrial Privacy Office. IO Industrial will respond to access requests within 30 days.

Keeping your information secure

IO Industrial takes seriously the trust you place in us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, IO Industrial utilizes reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the information we collect and process. IO Industrial retains data only as required or permitted by local law and while it has a legitimate business purpose.

When collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card information we use a variety of additional security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The personal information you provide us is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities which have limited access. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as credit card number or password) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, IO Industrial subscribes to fraud management services. This service provides IO Industrial with an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud and to protect your financial data.

Changes to this statement

If we modify our Privacy Statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our Statement that materially alter our privacy practices, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our corporate website and/or social media pages prior to the changes taking effect. This privacy policy was last updated on April 2014.

Keeping your information secure

We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Statement, any concerns or a complaint regarding our collection and use of your data or a possible breach of your privacy, please send them to the IO Industrial Privacy Office or write to us at the appropriate address below. We will treat your requests or complaints confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to address your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in timely and appropriate manner.

Automated Data Collection

The following sections provide additional information about commonly-used web technology tools.


A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. IO Industrial or its service providers send cookies when you surf our site or sites where our ads appear, make purchases, request or personalize information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site, sites that are “powered by” another company on IO Industrial’s behalf, or sites where our ads appear may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience. Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “persistent” cookies.

  • Session cookies do not stay on your computer after you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly.

In certain countries you may also adjust your IO and associated cookie preferences by using a preference manager tool in this Statement which is available from the site you are visiting.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences in the help and support section of your browser.

Web beacons

Some IO and third-party web pages, applications, and HTML-formatted email use Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your website usage and your interaction with email, as well as to measure performance on IO, applications, and websites “powered by” another company on IO Industrial’s behalf. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Depending on the context, web beacons may also refer to content on a third-party server, and may be used by service providers to deliver relevant advertising to you.

You may be able to disable web beacons in email messages by not downloading images contained in the message you receive (this feature varies depending on the email software used on your personal computer). However, doing this may not always disable a web beacon or other automatic data collection tools in the email message due to specific email software capabilities. For more information about this, please refer to the information provided by your email software or service provider.

If you choose to receive marketing emails or newsletters from IO Industrial as specified in Your choices and selecting your privacy preferences, IO Industrial may automatically collect personal information about you. For example, through web beacons and personalized URLs embedded in these emails or newsletters, IO Industrial can track whether you’ve opened those messages and whether you’ve clicked on links contained within those messages. For more information on embedded web links, see below.

IO Industrial ads and offerings on third-party websites

IO Industrial contracts with service providers to place ads on websites owned by third parties. In addition, some websites may be “powered by” a service provider to provide IO Industrial offers on IO Industrial’s behalf. These service providers may send cookies from and use web beacons on these third-party websites and on IO The cookies and web beacons may enable IO Industrial to collect information about the pages you viewed and the links you clicked.

Most web browsers offer you the ability to inform websites and ad networks that you do not want your online activities tracked through a “Do Not Track” feature.

You can learn more about network advertising and how to opt out by visiting

Gathering of Personal Information

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Protection of Personal- Information

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