Privacy Policy

Cookies & Privacy Policy

The privacy of your personal information is of the utmost importance to Harsco Minerals International, a division of Harsco Corporation (“Harsco,” "we," "us" or "our," as appropriate).

Our website located at www.blackbeautyabrasives.com ("Site" or "Website") and our associated BLACK BEAUTY software application ("Application") (the Website and Application collectively referred to as "Digital Services") are owned and operated by Harsco Minerals.  The purpose of our privacy policy is to inform you about the types of personally identifiable information we gather about you when you access or use our Digital Services, how we may use such information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review and correct the information.  The phrases "personally identifiable information" or "personal information" mean any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, telephone number, picture, etc.  This Privacy Policy applies only to users accessing our Digital Services from the United States.  Please read our complete Privacy Policy.  By using any of our Digital Services, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is part of, and governed by Harsco Mineral's BLACK BEAUTY App Usage Agreement.  Whenever you submit information via the Digital Services, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy or the App Usage Agreement, please do not use our Digital Services.

USE OF COOKIES

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use analytical cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how our visitors move around our site. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. You can read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them by visiting this link.

ADDTHIS SOCIAL SHARING WIDGET

We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice, click here.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may collect your personal information such as your name, contact information, e-mail address, and any other information you submit when you contact us requesting more information about Harsco Minerals, our products and services, when you make an inquiry through our Website, or when you use functions of the Application. We may also collect personal information to deliver products and services, administer individual accounts, provide customer support, meet government regulatory requirements, provide Digital Services' security and internally analyze the collected data.  We will not use your personal information in a way that is incompatible with these stated purposes, unless we obtain your prior consent.

When you visit our Website and as you navigate through the Application, certain information can be passively collected using various technologies, such as navigational data collection.  We, or third parties authorized by us, may transparently collect, using electronic means,  information that is not personally-identifiable, , such as what browser or device is being used (e.g., Internet Explorer), the operating system of the device you use to access the Digital Services or the domain name from which you entered a site (e.g., google.com). The Digital Services may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.  An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer or device by your internet service provider.  We, or third parties authorized by us, may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of parts of the Digital Services.  Each time you use the Digital Services and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. 

The Digital Services may use "cookies."  A "cookie" is a small file stored by your web browser to help a particular system recognize you and the pages you visit in a website.  Cookies allow the Digital Services to recognize you more quickly.  We use cookies to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to parts of the Digital Services.  The information we gather through the use of cookies is not sold to vendors, advertisers, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.  You can reset your browser to refuse the collection of certain information such as cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  Be aware, however, that some parts of the Digital Services may not function properly if you refuse such collection.

The Digital Services may contain links to other sites.  Harsco Minerals does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these other websites, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of the information contained on these sites.  Harsco Minerals is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.  Any information you provide to one of these other websites will be governed by the privacy policy of that website.  We strongly recommend that you refer to each website’s privacy policy before giving out any personal information on their site.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Unless we have your express consent, we will not sell, rent, share, trade or otherwise disclose any personally identifiable information to any third party, except for those with whom we contract for data storage/hosting services, which would naturally have access to such information through their use of the normal functionality of our Digital Services.

We may provide certain aggregate information we collect from users of the Digital Services (e.g., statistics, sales, traffic patterns and services) to third parties who can assist us in analyzing and understanding the information and help us to better provide online products and services.  Should we share this aggregate information with third parties, it will not include any personally identifiable information. 

We may transfer your personal information to a third party in the context of a business transaction such as a sale of our assets.

From time to time, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information that you transmit to us and the Digital Services and to protect such information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation or destruction. Please be careful whenever sending personal information to Harsco Minerals via the Internet, as no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Digital Services, or that this information will not be lost or used in a fraudulent manner and we encourage the use of encryption to communicate with us. We, and any third party we engage, will maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to ensure that personal information is stored and treated responsibly.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY (UNDER THE AGE OF 13)

Harsco Minerals takes children's privacy seriously and wants children and parents to understand that our Digital Services are not intended for children under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, please do not use the Digital Services.  We do not seek to collect personal information about children through our Digital Services.  If we become aware that a person submitting personal information to us through any part of our Digital Services is a child under the age of 13, we delete the information as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any purpose, nor do we disclose it to third parties.  Since we do not seek to collect any personal information about children, and we delete information collected inadvertently as soon as we discover that a child has submitted it, we typically retain no information about children that could be reviewed or deleted.  If a parent requests review or deletion of information about their child before we have discovered and deleted the information, we will of course honor that request.

CHANGE IN PRIVACY POLICY

If there is any material change in our Privacy Policy, the revised statement will be posted on the Website and Application. Please check this page periodically for changes.  When changes are made we will update the effective date of this Policy.

CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to review, edit your personal information or request that we delete personally identifiable information stored in the databases we actively use, please contact: inquiries-m@harsco.com. Please note that if you delete certain information, you may not be able to continue to access certain portions of our Digital Services without entering additional information.

Unless restricted by law, we will take all reasonable steps to functionally delete your information from our database(s) upon request, although we may keep a copy for archival purposes for as long as necessary in our opinion. We will respond to your request to access, update or delete your information within thirty (30) business days. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details (in a secure manner) to help us to respond to your request.

Effective Date: July 8, 2013.