Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Statement

Introduction

This is a web site of Quarles Petroleum, Incorporated (also referred to as “Quarles,” “us,” or “we”). We welcome you to the web site www.quarlesinc.com, and its associated pages (collectively, the “Site”). Quarles is an energy distributor and service station supplier. This policy is a description of our internet privacy practices that apply to all natural persons who browse or view the Site. We are committed to a safe and secure online environment for internet visitors, under the terms described herein. Thus, the purpose of this web site privacy policy statement is to inform you: (a) what types of information we may gather about you when you visit this Site; (b) how we may use that information; (c) under what circumstances we may disclose this information to others; and (d) the choices you have regarding our use of your personal information. Our postal address is: Quarles Petroleum, Inc. Attention: Webmaster 1701 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 200 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 We can be reached via e-mail at Webmaster@quarlesinc.com or you can reach us by telephone at 540.371.2400. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number.

  1. What Information do we collect? Our Web server does not automatically recognize any information regarding a visitor’s domain or e-mail address, in association with that person’s identifiable information, simply by their browsing this Site. We may collect non-identifying information, such as the date and time of your visit, your originating domain name, your browser type, and the pages you hit or browse on our Site. This information is used for various administrative purposes, including internal web site review, the tailoring of information to categories of visitors, analysis of web site resources, and web site traffic audits. With respect to cookies: We use cookies to know a user has logged in. A “cookie” is a web browser feature that can be used to tell when your computer has contacted a web site, or to track your visit. For example, cookies may be used to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement twice in a single session, or to ensure that you do not have to reenter a login name or password during a visit. We do collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, and information volunteered by consumers, such as survey information and/or site registrations. Necessary information is collected for the purpose of establishing credit-worthiness when submitting an application for opening an account. Thus, we may collect personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your address, phone number, social security number, credit card information, as well as transaction information about the specific items purchased, payments, and payment method) for identification, account management, servicing, and marketing purposes. We obtain information about you directly from you (i.e., that you provide to us), or through your use of our products and services and, in some cases, from third parties such as credit bureaus. You may always choose not to provide this information by foregoing the submission or transaction. However, your submission of such information shows your consent to this Privacy Policy. From time to time, we may also ask you voluntarily to provide information about your preferences and interests so that we may tailor the online experience of the Site. You may always choose not to provide answers regarding your preferences and interests.
  2. How do we use this information? Our primary goal in collecting personally identifying information is to provide you with a requested service, product, or information about services and products (e.g., such as announcements of new products). Second, we may collect non-identifying information about internet traffic on our Site in order to better manage our Site resources and to manage the materials on the Site.
  3. Do other companies or people have access to personally identifiable information I provide to Quarles? When you choose to provide information to Quarles, please keep in mind that you are providing it to Quarles, its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and distributors. We may share your voluntarily provided identifiable and non-identifying information with these related parties. In addition, when you visit a Quarles Site you may be asked to provide - voluntarily - personally identifying information in the course of a requested transaction, as described above. We may use identifying information and share it with unrelated third parties when it is reasonably necessary to fulfill a request by you for a service, product, or piece of information. Otherwise, our policy is to avoid sharing such personally identifiable information to others without prior notice to you. In the course of providing a service to you, we may provide information to credit bureaus. In addition, we may buy and sell assets, lines of business and/or accounts. In the event of a sale, for example, customer information may be disclosed as a transferred business asset. We also disclose information about you to third parties in certain other circumstances, as permitted by law. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Quarles may disclose personally identifying information or other nonpublic personal information when legally required, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to protect against criminal activity, or to the extent otherwise permitted or required under state or federal law.
  4. The choices you have regarding our use of your personal information. As noted above, you may always choose not to provide information to Quarles using the Site. Such information may be provided offline, in paper or telephonic forms. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by or following the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email received from Quarles. If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above or by writing to us at the above address. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed.
  5. Miscellaneous Provisions Information from minors This Site is not intended for minors. Quarles does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 years of age. If you are a minor, you are not authorized to use this Site or to provide information to Quarles. Advertisements, links, and third party sites With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. The owners of any unrelated web sites, such as online retailers, advertisers, unrelated sites that we may link to, or web sites that link to the Quarles’ Site may collect personal information directly from you. The information policies and practices of these unrelated parties are not covered by this privacy policy. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, advertisers, sponsors of other sites, or businesses to which we may provide hyperlinks or access. Please review their privacy policies and practices. Quarles is not responsible or liable for their independent policies and practices, and it is your responsibility to review them and decide if you are satisfied with their protections. Quarles users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in emails, chat areas, or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and can result in unsolicited messages from others. Data Security Quarles takes commercially reasonable procedures to protect the information it collects online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. Quarles does not provide an absolute guarantee of the security of its information databases, nor does it guarantee that the information you choose to supply will not be intercepted while you transmit it from your computer, over the internet or other third party networks, and to the Quarles systems. However, with respect to security: when we intend to transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server using, for example, Transport Layer Security or Secure Sockets Layer security. Updates to this Privacy Policy Technology on the internet is developing at a rapid pace, and we need to maintain our flexibility in the online arena. If we need to change our policy in the future, we will post these changes at this Site within a reasonable time of the change going into effect. You should routinely monitor this Privacy Policy for periodic changes. This notice updates and replaces any previous notices from Quarles about the privacy, security, and protection of information provided to this Site. You may have other privacy protections under applicable state law. We may amend this privacy notice at any time. If required by applicable law, then we will inform you of those changes. Applicable Law Please note that Quarles provides services in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We do not operate outside of that area. With your use of this Site, you agree that your use of this Site is governed by the Terms of Use, which subjects all use to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and, if applicable, the federal law of the United States of America.

Effective: March 24, 2009