Who are ‘we’?
When we refer to ‘we’ (or ‘our’ or ‘us’), that means CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping). Our headquarters are in Farmington CT USA, and we may operate from other offices in other locations, including locations outside of the USA.
We are an advanced manufacturing company specializing in metal stamping and forming, spring coiling and winding, in the production of precision components and assemblies used by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). If you would like to find out more about what we do, please see our About Us page on our website.
How we collect information
Information you provide to us directly
When you visit or use some parts of our websites and/or services, we might ask you to provide personal data. For example, we ask for your contact information when you sign up for a webinar, respond to a job application or an email offer, download a white paper, join us on social media or contact us with questions. If you don’t want to provide us with personal information, you don’t have to, but it might mean you can’t use some parts of our websites or services.
Information we collect automatically
While you use our websites and services, we collect general information of the sort that web browsers, servers and network operators typically make available. This may include pages viewed, what links you clicked on, the number of visits, and the devices that are being used to access our sites. This information helps us troubleshoot problems, understand how you use our site, improve our products and services, and help ensure that we continue to provide the best possible experience.
If we don’t collect your personal data, we may be unable to provide you with all our services, and some functions and features on our websites may not be available to you.
Legal basis for processing Personal Information (European Economic Area (EEA) visitors only)
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.
How we use the information we collect
How we share information we collect:
Personal information we collect stays within CSS, other than in the following circumstances:
Your personal data belongs to you and you have certain rights relating to it. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications at any time by contacting us and making a request.
Right of access:
You have the right to:
You may exercise any of these rights at any time by sending an email to us with your request and we will respond within a reasonable period after your request is made. We do not typically charge a fee for reasonable requests for access to your personal information. However, we may charge a reasonable fee, which will be provided to you before we move forward with the request, with the time and cost, if an extended amount of time is required to collate and prepare the requested material for you.
If you’re not happy with how we are processing your personal data, please let us know. We will review and investigate, and try to get back to you within a reasonable time frame. Where appropriate, we will work together with a relevant authority or other third parties to address your complaint, and/or make improvements to our systems and processes.
The length of time we keep your personal data depends on what it is and whether we have an ongoing business need to retain it (for example, to provide you with a service you’ve requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
We’ll retain your personal data for as long as we have a relationship with you and for a period of time afterwards where we have an ongoing business need to retain it, in accordance with our data retention policies and practices. Following that period, we’ll make sure it’s deleted or anonymized.
International Transfer of Information
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows CSS or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.
When you use and access the CSS websites, we may place cookie files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies and we use different types of cookies to run certain functions.
We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the CSS websites, deliver advertisements on and through CSS, and comparable uses. Some services we use include iContact, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and LinkedIn.
What Are Your Choices Regarding Cookies?
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all the features we offer, or to store your preferences, and some of our pages may not display properly.
Links to third party websites
We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of our websites and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of our websites. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus or third party attacks or subversion of our computer systems or those of our internet providers, is given with respect to the contents or usage of our websites, or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources, or of the security of the information provided to us through your use of our websites.