Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy and Interim Terms and Conditions March 2005.
This statement discloses the privacy practices for the ARCO Stud Welding website.

Your information may be stored and processed in the UK or any other country in which ARCO Stud Welding or ARCO Stud Welding representatives and affiliates maintain facilities. This information is highly protected and is stored in a secure and controlled environment. By using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. ARCO Stud Welding abides by the principles regarding the collection, use and retention of data from the European Union.

Because ARCO Stud Welding wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance on request.
What personally identifiable information or third-party personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website.

  • The organization collecting the information
  • How the information is used.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of the information.
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under ARCO Stud Welding control.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Questions or concerns regarding this statement should be directed to the ARCO Stud Welding If your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact ARCO Stud Welding to resolve your concerns.

ARCO Stud Welding and your privacy

Revised January, 2005

At ARCO Stud Welding we respect your right to privacy and we understand that, as a visitor to arco-studwelding.com, you prefer to control your own personal information and preferences. For this reason, we may ask you to register or to provide personal information and preferences when you visit certain areas of arco-studwelding.com download free software, request information, or subscribe to arco-studwelding.com newsletter or product survey.

ARCO will guard the personal information you share with us to ensure the content, services, and advertising that we provide on ARCO Stud Welding.com are always tailored to your current, designated preferences.

When you provide ARCO Stud Welding with your name (or alias), e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number, and you do not ‘opt out,’ ARCO Stud Welding and ARCO Stud Welding representatives and affiliates may use the provided information to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, classes, new services, and other ARCO Stud Welding information. Representatives and affiliates may include value-added resellers and authorized training partners. Beyond its representatives and affiliates, ARCO Stud Welding does not offer or allow the selling of any user-provided information to third parties.

ARCO Stud Welding respects the rights users give us when opting to receive e-mail communications and enforces internal policies to preserve those rights. If you do not want ARCO Stud Welding or ARCO Stud Welding representatives to contact you, you may “opt out” of this preference at any time, whether you’re online or contacting ARCO Stud Welding directly. As part of your preference flexibility, you will always have the option to opt back in and have ARCO Stud Welding contact you based on your previous or new preferences. For instructions, please see the section “Contact Us,” below.

If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still visit most ARCO Stud Welding website; however, you will not have access to areas that require personal identification.

ARCO Stud Welding and the use of log files (cookies)

ARCO Stud Welding offers free membership to all arco-studwelding.com visitors. In order to establish membership, visitors are requested to provide both personal information and preferences. This information is stored and protected by your user-established Member ID and Password.

There is an additional “Remember me” option. By selecting it, you allow ARCO Stud Welding to store your Member ID and password so you can access certain areas of the website without re-signing in. The sign-in information is stored until you explicitly sign out. It also allows you to return to any ARCO Stud Welding website on subsequent visits without having to re-enter your information. ARCO Stud Welding remembers you by placing a log file (cookie) that contains only enough information to identify you upon return visits. A “cookie” is a small line of text that is stored with your web browser for record-keeping purposes and helps ARCO Stud Welding provide better service to you. Your browser has options to accept, reject, or provide you with notice when a cookie is sent.

No information, other than that found in the Membership cookie, will be accessed by any ARCO Stud Welding system. Access to your membership information always requires both your Member ID and Password.

We also gauge effectiveness of our communications by inserting transparent GIF images in our HTML e-mails. These GIF files are not unique identifiers and do not gather any personally identifiable information. They simply let us know the number of e-mails that have been opened.

How ARCO Stud Welding will protect your personal information

ARCO Stud Welding will always protect the personal information that you share with us. ARCO Stud Welding stores information internally in a controlled, secure environment. If, for example, you make a purchase online, we route all transactions through SSL (Secure Socket Layers) and will process your credit card number only to secure your current payment. The SSL transaction does not retain your credit card number subsequent to the transaction at hand and will not use the number for marketing purposes.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose..

If ARCO Stud Welding requests general demographic information, this information is limited to reporting purposes only; members remain anonymous. Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses are not shared for demographic reports with outside entities. ARCO Stud Welding may occasionally present a special contest or promotion that is sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s), we will provide an up-front statement to that effect.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

ARCO Stud Welding & Security

Security is one of our highest priorities, and ARCO Stud Welding understands that security is important to our customers as well. ARCO Stud Welding uses the Security Zone to periodically publish security bulletins and technical briefs that provide information to customers about security issues.

Contact us

How to update your personal information and preferences: You can help ARCO Stud Welding maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your name, address, title, phone number, e-mail address, or your content preferences. If at any time you wish to update your information or preferences, or you prefer to stop receiving communication from ARCO Stud Welding, feel free to contact us at any time.


Postal Mail
ARCO Stud Welding
Attn: Privacy

If you change your e-mail or postal address, please contact ARCO Stud Welding. In order to make the appropriate corrections, please include both your old and new address. ARCO Stud Welding will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe.

ARCO Stud Welding would like to receive your comments and questions about this Privacy Policy: Please address comments or questions regarding the ARCO Stud Welding Privacy Policy to one of the addresses listed above (online, e-mail, or postal mail). ARCO Stud Welding may occasionally update, amend, or change this Privacy Policy based on user feedback and as needed or appropriate. If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and will e-mail the information to our users so that they are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. Users will always have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in accordance with, and in respect to, the posted privacy policy. If users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted.


ARCO Stud Welding websites may contain links to other sites. ARCO Stud Welding assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices of such websites. ARCO Stud Welding encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites; their privacy practices may differ from ours.