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High Bar Brand’s Cookie Policy

Effective Date:

This Cookie Policy explains High Bar Brands (Parent company of the Minimizer, Premier Mfg, and Viking brand names) (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Minimizer,” “Premier,” High Bar Brands,” “HBB, or ” Viking,”) use of cookies, including the types of cookies we use, what we use cookies for, and your options with regard to our use of cookies.  

 

This Cookie Policy, along with our Privacy Notice governs your use of the Minimizer website at https://www.minimizer.com/(“Site”), your communication with us through the chat function, e-mail, or phone, your use of web forms, and any information we may access through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, we will refer to all of these access points as the Minimizer system (“System”). We use cookies to make this System work properly, to personalize the user experience, and to help us improve the System.

By using the Minimizer System, you agree to the terms of this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Notice.

Revisions to the Cookie Policy

We may update this policy from time to time and will mark new versions with a corresponding effective date. We recommend you visit the Site to review any changes in our practices. Your continued use of the System constitutes your agreement to our then-current Cookie Policy.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the System. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also enable us to track and analyze user behavior in order to serve ads or improve our System. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline certain types of cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may impact the functionality of the System and in some cases, you may not be able to access the functions of the System. Blocking or declining cookies may also stop the System from saving your customized settings, such as login information and other preferences.

Types of Cookies We Use

  • Session cookies

Session cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive temporarily and are deleted when the user ends the browsing session. We use session cookies for tracking analytics to better serve the user.

  • Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not installed directly by our System, but by third parties such as advertisers. Third-party cookies are used to track advertising preferences from site to site and to gather data about users’ browsing habits in order to serve ads and improve the user experience.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons. The categories of purposes for which we use cookies include:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are required for the System to function. The information collected relates to the operation of the System and enables us to provide you with basic System functionality. The only way to opt-out of the use of these cookies is to not use the System, as the System will not function properly without them.

  • Analytical/Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about your use of the System, including which pages you visit, and whether you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information. The information collected is only used to analyze how the System is being accessed and used in order for us to improve the System and your experience using it.

  • Functionality Cookies

We use these cookies to remember your choices, settings, or preferences from one visit to the next. The information stored by these cookies includes things like your country of origin, your language, and any changes you have made to customizable areas of the System.

  • Targeting Cookies

These cookies collect information designed to customize your experience on the System and other sites. These cookies record information about your visit to the System including links clicked and pages viewed in order to tailor marketing to your interests and measure the effectiveness of our marketing strategies. This information may also be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Cookies We Use

Where third parties use cookies on the System, we have no control over those cookies or the data collected. Please refer to the third-party sites’ privacy and cookie policies for more information about what is collected and how it is used. The cookies used on our website may include but are not limited to the following:

Google AdWords  

Why We Use It: Google AdWords is a third-party advertising cookie. We use Google AdWords to measure conversions within Google Analytics as well as advertise to interested users. For more information, please see https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

Duration: 30 days

Google Tag Manager

Why We Use It: Google Tag Manager is a third-party cookie. We use Google Tag Manager to track how users use our Site and to manage script tags. For more information, please see https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies.

Duration: 30 days

Google Analytics  

Why We Use It: Google Analytics is a third-party analytics cookie. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how users use our website. We also use Google Analytics to advertise to our users online to display Minimizer product advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. For more information, please see https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ad Settings.

Duration: 30 days

LinkedIn Analytics  

Why We Use It: LinkedIn Analytics is a third-party cookie. We use the LinkedIn Analytics cookie to track and analyze users and advertise to our users through LinkedIn. For more information, please see https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62931/manage-advertising-preferences.

Duration: 6 months

Facebook Connect

Why We Use It: Facebook Connect is a third-party cookie. We use the Facebook Connect cookie to track and analyze users and advertise to our users through Facebook and Facebook-affiliated sites. For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

Duration: 30 days

Zopim

Why We Use It: Zopim is a third-party cookie. We use the Zopim cookie to provide the live chat feature through the System and to identify users across chat sessions so they do not need to re-enter information in an additional chat. For more information, please see https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/.

Duration: 2 weeks

Trustpilot

Why We Use It: We partner with Trustpilot, an independent review website. We use the Trustpilot cookie to enable users to post reviews and collect feedback.  For more information, please see https://uk.legal.trustpilot.com/end-user-privacy-terms.

Duration: 6 months

Twitter Advertising

Why We Use It: Twitter Advertising is a third-party advertising cookie that we use for advertising purposes, including tracking users’ interactions with ads and ad conversions. For more information, please see https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Duration: 45 days

Pricespider

Why We Use It: We use Pricespider to receive insights about consumer purchasing behavior for advertising purposes, including by tracking users’ interactions with e-commerce sites. [Confirm if accurate] For more information, please see: https://www.pricespider.com/privacy-policy/

Duration: [x]

Your Cookie Options

Most browsers allow you to control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Some browsers will allow you to block all cookies, while others will allow you to set up rules about which cookies to accept from which site, depending on your preferences. If you do block cookies, however, you may experience some functionality issues and some services within the System may not work for you.

Each browser manufacturer deals with user cookie options slightly differently. The following help pages are provided by browser manufacturers to provide additional information about managing cookies on their platform. Please see the links below for additional information about managing cookies on your browser.

Contact Us

For further information about this Policy or our use of cookies, please contact us.

High Bar Brands

            2701 SW 18th St

            Owatonna, MN 55917

            800-248-3855

            info@highbarbrands.com

High Bar Brand’s Privacy Notice

Effective Date: 

This Privacy Notice explains High Bar Brands (Parent company of the Minimizer, Premier Mfg, and Viking brand names) (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Minimizer,” “Premier,” High Bar Brands,” “HBB, or ” Viking,”) data practices, defines our users (“you” or “your”) privacy options, and describes how your information is collected and used by High Bar Brands.

 

This Privacy Notice, along with our Cookie Policy, governs your use of the Minimizer website at https://www.minimizer.com/(“Site”), your communication with us through the chat function, e-mail, or phone, your use of web forms, and any information we may access through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. For this Privacy Notice, we will refer to all of these access points as the Minimizer system (“System”).

By using the Minimizer System, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Cookie Policy.

Revisions to the Privacy Notice

We may update this policy from time to time and will mark new versions with a corresponding effective date. We recommend you visit the Site to review any changes in our practices. Your continued use of the System constitutes your agreement to our then-current Privacy Notice.

 

What Information is Collected?

Information Collected Directly from You

We collect personal information about you when you sign up for a mailing list or sign up or download a catalog, fill out a “Find a Distributor” form, fill out a “Contact Us” form, apply for employment, submit information in connection with requests for quotes or as part of other online services, register for events, post a review, participate in promotions or giveaways, and participate in surveys. The lawful basis for the collection of this information is fulfilling a contract with you and to respond to your inquiries, Minimizer’s legitimate interests, and/or your consent. We collect: 

  • Name;
  • Email address, phone number, mailing address, and other contact information;
  • Information relevant to your qualifications and eligibility for employment, including education and employment history;
  • Financial information necessary to process a purchase or other request;
  • Business affiliations; and
  • Other information related to your requests or inquiries.

Information Collected Automatically

Some of the personal information we collect occurs automatically. We use tracking technologies such as cookies, log files, and pixel tags to automatically collect information when users visit our System. Our lawful basis for the collection of this data is our legitimate interests, necessary for completing your requests and maintaining a functional System, and/or your consent. We collect:

  • IP addresses to measure our website traffic and to help provide a more personalized experience;
  • Information regarding your browser and other technical specifications required to use our System;
  • Your transaction history relating to the use of our products and services;
  • Computer data or files often called “cookies,” may be sent by your web browser and stored on an individual computer to allow our server to “recognize” you through the navigation of the Site, to better serve ads to our users, and for us to credit your account for various online transactions; and
  • Computer data files, often called “web beacons” are small files embedded in websites and collected from emails or links on third-party sites that allow our server to evaluate the popularity of those links or the information contained in emails or on third-party sites.

For more information, see our Cookie Policy.

 

Collecting Information from Children Under the Age of 16

Our Site and System are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16.

How Is the Information We Collect Used?

We collect information about you to provide you with services and products and to make the System work properly. We use personal information for a variety of purposes related to our business:

 

  • Providing services and support

Performing the essential functions of the System, including responding to inquiries, fulfilling orders and requests, providing support and troubleshooting, connecting users with distributors, sending users product information, including, but not limited to, quotes and distributor locations, and communicating with users about their use of the System or regarding a user-initiated inquiry on the System.

  • Assessing qualifications for employment

Reviewing job applications submitted through the System to assess qualifications for employment with Minimizer.

  • Communicating with users about products or services

Sending or initiating direct marketing programs, such as newsletters, catalogs, or information about new products or services we are offering; using content from social media platforms where users discuss our products or use a hashtag related to our products.

  • Personalizing user experiences on our System

Tailoring content on the System based on user location, preferences, and other personalization factors.

  • Analytics, advertisements, and System improvement

Tracking information about your visits to our Site or use of the System to allow us to provide better service, use certain online preferences in the aggregate across all users to evaluate the System, and develop additional products and services to offer. We may also use third-party vendors to advertise to our users online. These third-party vendors may display Minimizer advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage and to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the System or another site affiliated with Minimizer products or services. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by using Google’s Ad Settings.

  • Compliance with legal obligations

Sharing information to comply with the law or a legal proceeding, such as in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

Disclosure of Information

We may share information, in the aggregate, regarding your online browsing preferences to evaluate our products or allow the third parties we work with to better serve our users. We will not share personally identifiable information in these instances, other than as described in this Privacy Notice.

We will not share your information with third parties to directly market their products to you. We may provide user information to third-party service providers or vendors for:

  • Initiating direct marketing programs on our behalf;
  • Data tracking;
  • Maintenance or development of our System;
  • Development of online products, services, or customer service, or new product development; or
  • Other contracted promotional opportunities are provided to our users.

Sharing with Affiliates and Distributors
We may also share this information with any subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, assigns, successors, or other related entities and their respective owners. We may share information with distributors for several purposes, including but not limited to, obtaining quotes, finding the appropriate distributor for our users, and enabling the distributor to fulfill or respond to users’ orders or requests. Any distributor website, system, or marketing campaign is governed by the terms of the distributor’s privacy policy and terms of use. 

Legal Requirements      
We may also share your personal information in connection with law enforcement requests or in response to investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law. In these instances, our lawful basis for disclosing your information is our legal obligation.

Business Transfers

We may also disclose your information to a third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of Minimizer or its subsidiaries or divisions.  Any third party to which Minimizer transfers or sells the System or related assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

 

Third-Party Websites and Links

Our System may contain links to other websites. These websites may have privacy policies different from our Privacy Notice. The System may also contain specific social media icons or widgets. Although you can view the material we have linked to, you may have to create an individual account or register to use these third-party social media sites to use interactive features. Any interaction on social media or other third-party websites is governed not by this Privacy Notice but by the terms of use and privacy policy of the particular platform.

 

How is User Information Protected?

We maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected in our System.

 

Data Subject Rights

European Union data subjects may have certain rights under the GDPR. If you are a European data subject, you may exercise any lawful rights you may have under the GDPR by emailing us at info@highbarbrands.com.

                                 

Right of Access

You may have the right to access data collected about you. To request access to what information we have collected about you and how it has been used, please contact us.

 

Right of Rectification

You may have a right to correct any incorrect or incomplete information we have about you. To request a correction, please contact us.

 

Right to Erasure

In certain circumstances, you may have the right to request that we delete your personal information. To request erasure, please contact us.

 

Right to Restrict Processing

In certain circumstances, you may have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information. To exercise your right to restrict processing, please contact us.

 

Right to Data Portability

You may have the right to receive personal data we have collected from you in an accessible format. You may also have the right to have the personal information we have collected from you transferred to another controller. To submit a request, please contact us. 

 

Right to Object

You may have the right to object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes. To object to the processing of your data, please contact us.

 

Rights Related to Automated Decision Making Including Profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on an automated process (no human involvement) that produces legal effects or significantly similarly affects you. We will not make these types of decisions by solely automated processes. If you believe that an automated decision-making process was applied to you, please contact us.

 

Your Other Options

While we work hard to use and disclose our users’ personal information only for the purposes identified above, you can choose not to provide personal information or limit the personal information obtained by us as follows:  

  • You may have your contact information removed from our marketing lists to inform users of new or relevant products, services, and special offers by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any communication received from us, or by emailing us at info@highbarbrands.com;
  • You may limit the collection of “cookies” and similar technologies through your browser settings. However, this may disable our ability to provide you with the most relevant products or information regarding the System; and
  • You may limit the ability of Google Analytics to track your online activity through Google’s Ad Settings.

 

International Data Processing

Minimizer is located in the United States and all data related to the System is collected and processed by Minimizer in the U.S. If you are not located in the U.S., your data will therefore be transferred to, processed, and stored in a country outside of the country where you live. By submitting your personal information to us, you are consenting to the processing of your personal information in the U.S.

For European Union data subjects, all personal data will be processed for lawful purposes in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and as described in this Privacy Notice. If your information is only collected based upon your consent and not for other lawful purposes, you may be entitled to withdraw consent by contacting us at info@highbarbrands.com. Such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal of consent. Further, withdrawal of consent does not affect the processing of information based on other lawful bases of processing other than consent.

We encourage you to contact us regarding any issue, concern, or complaint at info@highbarbrands.com. European Union data subjects may file a complaint with a data protection authority regarding our processing of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under California Consumer Privacy Act and other data protection laws, including:

 

  • The right to know the sources of your personal information we have collected in the last twelve months, what we use that information for, whether it is being disclosed or sold, and to whom it is being disclosed or sold.
  • The right to “opt-out” of Minimizer’s sale of your personal information to any third parties.
  • The right, with some exceptions, to have your personal information deleted from Minimizer’s possession or control.
  • The right to receive equal service and pricing from Minimizer even if you exercise any of your privacy rights.

You may submit requests for access or erasure of your personal information by calling toll-free (within the U.S. only) at 1-800-248-3855 or emailing info@highbarbrands.com. 

If you submit a request for access or erasure of personal information, you will be required to verify your identity by answering certain questions. We will not disclose or delete any information until your identity is verified.

If you are making a request for erasure, we will ask you to confirm again that you want us to delete your personal information before processing your deletion request.

If you are making a request for access, we may not be able to provide specific pieces of personal information if the disclosure creates a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of your personal information, your account with us, our network, or the System.

You may designate an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf by providing that agent with your written permission. If an agent makes a request on your behalf, we may still ask that you verify your identity directly with us before we can honor the request.

Agents making requests on behalf of California residents must verify the request by submitting written authorization from the individual. We will not honor any requests from agents until authorization is verified.

Our response to a request is at no cost to you. We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Under California “Shine the Light” law, California residents may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal data to third parties (i.e., our affiliates) for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes, by emailing info@highbarbrands.com or writing to Minimizer (California Privacy Rights), Attn: Director of Marketing, 500 Minimizer Way, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917.

           

If you are under 18 years old, a California resident, and a registered user of any Site where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain the removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to info@highbarbrands.com. Your submission does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of what you have posted and the law may not require or allow removal even if requested.

 

Do Not Track Signals

The System does respond to Do Not Track signals at this time. If a user has the Do Not Track option enabled, the System will not track and analyze your behavior on the System. However, third parties affiliated with the System through advertising and other relationships may not respond to Do Not Track signals. We are not responsible for third-party affiliates’ responses to Do Not Track signals. Users should check third-party privacy policies to determine how they respond to Do Not Track Signals.

 

Contacting Us

For additional information pertaining to our Privacy Notice or any of our data practices, or to submit a request, please contact:  

           

High Bar Brands

            2701 SW 18th St

            Owatonna, MN 55917

            800-248-3855

            info@highbarbrands.com

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