Privacy Policy

ITW Heartland respects your personal privacy and is committed to adhering to the applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry guidelines. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we handle the personal information that you to provide to us on this website. This policy applies only to the ITW Heartland site and not to any third-party sites that may be accessible from here.

After reading this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and is a part of this website’s Terms and Conditions, you will know:

  1. What information ITW Heartland collects from you and how they use it
  2. What choices you have about how ITW Heartland treats your information
  3. How ITW Heartland protects your privacy
  4. What ITW Heartland does about children visiting this website
  5. How you can contact ITW Heartland
  6. Changes in the policy


Your Consent

By using ITW Heartland website or providing personal information to us, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, do not use the ITW Heartland website or contact ITW Heartland pursuant to Section 2 below.

Active Information Collection

Like many other websites, we actively collect information from our visitors both by asking specific questions on this site and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.). ITW Heartland uses this information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you provide your resume to ITW Heartland for purposes of obtaining employment, the resume will be used for activities related to your potential employment.

Passive Information Collection

Some of the information we collect depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your web browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. In addition to the information sent by your web browser, as you navigate through a web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection.

Like most website operators, we track IP addresses, use both session and persistent cookies, and assign Internet tags. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on this site and collects operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems and Internet service providers.

We passively collect information to understand what areas of this site are most popular, which areas may require improvement and what technologies are being used by our visitors. This information helps us to update and improve this site. We also use this information for security purposes, to detect and to block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment.

Limitations on the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

To the extent required by applicable law, whenever ITW Heartland collects personal information on the ITW Heartland website, ITW Heartland will:

  • provide timely and appropriate notice to you about its data practices;
  • collect, use, disclose and transfer your personal information only with your consent, which may be express or implied, depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, legal requirements, and other factors;
  • collect your personal information only for specific, limited purposes. The information we collect will be relevant, adequate and not excessive for the purposes for which it is collected;
  • process your personal information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented;
  • take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and, where necessary, kept up-to-date;
  • not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes without giving you an opportunity to “opt-out”; and
  • take appropriate measures, by contract or otherwise, to provide adequate protection for personal information that is disclosed to a third party or transferred to another country, including transfers within ITW Heartland.

Retention of Personal Information

ITW Heartland retains the personal information collected on the website as long as necessary to provide the services, products and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.


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 also send us an e-mail message at to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. To protect your privacy, we will only respond to e-mail messages sent from the e-mail account you used to set up your account. Should you elect to have your information deleted, we will also delete your user account.

If you do not wish us to collect cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

If you do not want any information collected, then you should choose not to use the ITW Heartland website.


We work hard to protect your personal information. ITW Heartland will not sell personal information collected from its website to mailing list brokers without your express consent. All information is stored within a secured database that is not accessible to the outside world. Resumes are stored on file systems that are not publicly accessible. All ITW Heartland servers are protected behind both hardware and software firewalls. Low-level access to all information is restricted to authorized support personnel only.

This site contains links to other websites operated by third parties that may be of interest to you. We cannot control these third-party sites, which may collect personal information from you. When you follow a link and leave this site, you do so at your own risk.


This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from 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. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be deleted from our records, you may do so by emailing us at or by writing us at the address set forth in Section 5 below.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us at:

ITW Heartland, 1205 36th Ave, Alexandria, MN 56308. 320-762-0138


ITW Heartland reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on our ITW Heartland website. If we modify this Privacy Policy, the modifications will only apply to personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Policy on the website.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on February 18, 2009.