Last Modified on September 6, 2022
Congratulations! You are one of the few that actually reads this stuff. But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. In fact, we want to make sure this document is as easy to understand as possible. We know it’s still really long and probably boring. But hey, these are the kinds of documents you will have time to read once you are using ShareMyToolbox and no longer waste time running around looking for tools. We suggest starting by checking out our brief overview first, where we’ve boiled it down to statements that are hopefully easy to understand. Here goes:
Your data is how ShareMyToolbox works for you.
Your privacy is protected.
We want to make a great tool tracking app. If we wanted to rip you off by selling your data, we’re in the wrong business. Because of that, we take the privacy of the information you provide and that we collect seriously, implementing security safeguards designed to protect your data. We do not sell your personally identifiable data in any way. We may need to share some data with third-parties to make the product work, but only for the intended purpose.
It’s your choice.
You can use ShareMyToolbox or not. We prefer that you do. In that case, you have choices about what personal information you share with ShareMyToolbox. And you decide what tool information you set up and share and what Connections you make. You also have certain choices of functionality in the settings menu of your ShareMyToolbox Member account or app.
Your contact is welcomed.
Now that you’ve read the easy, brief overview, if you really want to read the legal stuff we’ve used some shorthand throughout to make it as bearable as possible. So stuff like when we say “ShareMyToolbox,” we’re talking about:
- ShareMyToolbox mobile applications, such as
- ShareMyToolbox app for iOS
- ShareMyToolbox app for Android
- ShareMyToolbox websites, such as
To no surprise, ShareMyToolbox products are owned and operated by ShareMyToolbox, LLC, which we’ll refer to as “ShareMyToolbox,” “us,” or “we” throughout this policy. Users not logged into an account we’ll call “Visitors,” and registered users signed into a product we’ll call “Members.” When we refer to both in this policy, we’ll use the term “Users” or “you.” It’s pretty simple, really. We think you’ll know what we mean.
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We don’t disclose your personal information to anyone outside of our company or authorized agents. We might use some things, but nothing that identifies you. We think it might be interesting to know how many drills are in the database or something like that, but not much more.
Personal information you provide to us.
If you don’t create an account, we don’t collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you put it in yourself. Sharemytoolbox.com is a general audience website and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. That would be kinda weird. We would be surprised if children were even remotely interested in tool tracking anyway. We maintain all of the information collected through our website in the United States.
To create a ShareMyToolbox Free Membership account, we require that you provide a first name, last name, and a valid email address. Enterprise Membership requires additional information such as company name and industry. We will use this information to associate you with your specific ShareMyToolbox Member account. After you have created a ShareMyToolbox Member account, you may also choose to provide a profile picture, address, and more. All of these, if provided, will be associated with your account until you delete your account.
So, you want to share some tools, huh? ShareMyToolbox allows users to publish, distribute, and display certain content. Things such as comments, notes, and a request to borrow a tool may be transmitted to other users of ShareMyToolbox. We will call all of the content created by you, whether or not posted, “User Contributions.” Catchy, right?
Your User Contributions are processed by us to facilitate your ability to create, use, store, and distribute the User Contribution as you choose. We will associate your User Contributions with your account as long as you opt not to delete them. Delete if you want, but we don’t charge by the tool record. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information through a post this information may be collected and used by others. We’re not sure why you would even do this, but hey, we’re sure someone will. User Contributions are posted and transmitted at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your shared User Contributions will not be viewed by or used in an unauthorized manner, nor do we accept any liability associated with your User Contributions. Bottom line, it’s really not our fault if you put your social security number in a note on a tool record.
Automatic Data Collection Technologies and Use
Again, we built an app and web technology. We kinda need some data to make it work for you. None of this should be a surprise, really:
Methods of data collection.
We collect data in the following ways:
- In registration screens and online forms
- In the process of sales inquiries
- In emails sent to us from users
- From ShareMyToolbox resellers and distribution partners
How we use your information.
Really, there’s only 2 ways we use your information. First, we’d love to grow our business to keep offering you the best tool tracking products available. To do that, we need to do some marketing. Second, our products don’t work without some information. You need an account and a way to pay for our service. You’ll want to create Connections and share a tool inventory. In either case, your information is never sold or used in any way beyond its intended purpose.
Attribution and remarketing providers.
We advertise ShareMyToolbox on third party sites and may use third-party software development kits (“SDKs”) to attribute a download of ShareMyToolbox to the advertisement placed on the third-party site. We do not sell your personal information to any third parties nor allow our service providers to sell your personal information to third parties. We may provide these third parties with aggregate, de-identified information concerning ads placed on their sites and ShareMyToolbox downloads that result from those ads.
And like most modern businesses, we use Google Analytics remarketing codes to log when Users view specific pages or take specific actions on a website. This allows us to keep growing our business by showing you ShareMyToolbox ads on other sites you visit in the future. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from us you can opt out using the DoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
Another way that we help to make your experience using our Website constructive and easy is through the use of various technologies, including one called “cookies”. If you want to know what a cookie is, then Google it. (Note, it’s not the chocolate chip variety).
Device ID, IP address and network access.
Ok, this sounds really complicated, but using tools like Google Analytics when you access or leave ShareMyToolbox websites, we receive the URL of the site you came from and the ShareMyToolbox pages you visit next. Why? We want to know how people heard about us and to make sure we’re the smart marketers we think we are. We also could get information like your operating system and web browser when you use ShareMyToolbox. For the app, we also receive data from your devices and networks, including your IP address and device ID.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We might share your personal information with agents of ShareMyToolbox. This will only be done in the necessary normal course of business, such as with third-party developers.
Also, as part of conducting transactions, we may need to share some of this information (address, etc.) with fulfillment houses, credit card clearing houses, and other similarly situated third parties that are required to complete a transaction.
Security and Protection
We all want our data to be protected. That’s why we will take reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information and implement security safeguards designed to protect your data. These include using encryption for your data while it is being transmitted between your device or browser and our servers and while it is at rest. Data provided to us through ShareMyToolbox is also stored in an ISO/IEC 27018-certified infrastructure management system, meaning it has been audited and found in compliance with the requirements of the management system standards ISO/IEC 27018, an internationally recognized code of practice for information security controls for cloud services.
However, given the nature of communications and information technology, and that the use of the internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through ShareMyToolbox or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It’s the world we live in, unfortunately.
We will not process your Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. We will be reasonable in making sure we use your information for its intended purpose.
We will provide you with reasonable access to your Personal Information (usually just your registration profile) and will undertake reasonable steps to permit you to fix that information that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Transfer to Third Parties
If we transfer information to a third party that is acting as our agent, we’ll make sure that they protect your Personal Information, but we are not liable for actions of a third party. If we ever decide to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we’ll give you the option to tell us to kiss off and opt-out. Generally, we would only disclose your Personal Information to a third party that collects or uses it under our instructions or on our behalf for the purpose of providing you the product you signed up for.
We’ll audit our privacy practices periodically and if we find anyone in violation of our policy we’ll fire their butt. If you have any questions about this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to ShareMyToolbox, 128 Ridge Dr. Troy, NC 27371. We will look into it and try to resolve your complaints. For complaints that cannot be resolved between you and us, we will use the services of the American Arbitration Association.
Changes to this Policy
Address: 128 Ridge Dr. Troy, NC 27371
Phone: (866) 768-TOOL