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Privacy Policy

    As a visitor to the World Bearing Association’s anti-counterfeiting Web site, your privacy, confidence and trust are important to us. This Privacy Policy defines how information about you may be collected, used and disseminated when you visit this Web site.

    By registering with or contacting WBA or its participating companies through, you consent to the sharing of any information or comments related to counterfeiting activity you provide among WBA participating companies and their affiliates, and the unrestricted use of such information to improve or market our anti-counterfeiting effort. We will not sell or rent your personal identity information to any third party, and we will take commercially reasonable measures to keep such information secure.

    Non-Personal Information

    When you visit, we collect certain non-personal information about your visit. Our Web server automatically recognizes your domain name. We collect the domain name and monitor general site use and traffic patterns to improve our Web site and our other anti-counterfeiting efforts.

    Personal Information

    You can visit and navigate this site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, there are places on this site where you may choose to provide us with information about yourself and your interests, such as your name and e-mail address. More information regarding how we may collect and use your personal information is set forth in the Data Privacy Policy below.

    Other Web sites

    Our Web site may contain links to other third-party Web sites. WBA and its participating companies are not responsible for the privacy practices of those Web sites. Data Privacy Policy

    WBA recognizes the privacy interest of individuals with respect to personal information provided to its marketing organization and is committed to protecting this interest. By providing personal information to us, you consent to the collection and use of such information in accordance with this privacy statement. Since this service is available to individuals worldwide, you are also consenting to the transfer of your personal information to countries or jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as the legal jurisdiction in which you are located.

    What personal information do we collect?

    We collect the name, e-mail address and other personal information you may choose to provide to us via the forms on this site.

    How do we use this personal information?

    Personal information obtained from submissions is used to fulfill your requests for information or contact.

    How is this personal information secured?

    We take reasonable measures to protect personal information against loss, manipulation, falsification, unauthorized access, or unauthorized disclosure by any party inside or outside WBA and its participating companies. Personal information is stored in a secured location.

    Do we disclose the personal information to others?

    We may disclose your personal information to the extent necessary to respond to your inquiry and to carry out the purposes of the form. Additionally, we will disclose personal information when required by law.

    How may I access my personal information?

    Upon request, and after providing satisfactory proof of identity, individuals will be given access to the personal information they have provided through the submission of the form.

    What about children’s privacy?

    WBA does not knowingly request or collect personal information from any person under the age of 13. We ask children under 13 not to transmit any information to this site.

    How do we keep this privacy statement current?

    From time to time, WBA may revise this privacy policy at its discretion. Updates and changes will be made on this page. Your submission of information following the posting of changes to this privacy policy will demonstrate your acceptance of those changes.

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