These Websites are intended for users in the United States and are not intended for users in other locations. If you are a user residing in the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, please visit our affiliates’ websites in your respective home country.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that by using our services and Websites, you may be transferring your personal information to a country that does not have the same data protection laws as your home country.
“Personal information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked to, directly or indirectly, a particular consumer or household. We collect various types of personal information depending on how you use our services and Websites. The following are categories (with non-exhaustive examples) of personal information we may collect about you and for each category the purpose for which it may be used:
Personal information does not include:
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
We process personal information for the following purposes:
If you are a past or present customer or Website user who is based in the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, Pool Corporation, the PoolCorp parent company located in the United States, may access your personal information that is stored on servers based in the European Union in order to support customer inquiries, manage centralized records of customer purchases and accounts, and provide maintenance or technical support for the servers which house such personal information.
We believe the risk to your data protection rights in connection with personal information that we process on the basis of our legitimate interests is not excessive or overly intrusive. We have also put in place protections for your rights by ensuring proper retention periods and security controls.
If you choose not to give us personal information, we may not be able to provide you with any services you may request or require, or enter into a contract with you.
We may share your personal information with the companies of our group which are:
We may disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information in order to enforce or apply our rights and agreements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of our businesses, our Websites, our customers, our users, or others, as permitted under the applicable laws, or as otherwise required by law or by government and regulatory entities. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
It is our policy to retain your personal information for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes for which it was collected as detailed below:
The security of your personal information is important to us. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to secure the personal information we collect.
It is our policy not to knowingly collect personal information from children, and therefore we do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties or otherwise process such information. If you are a parent/guardian and you suspect that your child may have submitted personal information to us, please contact us as described below. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, we will strive to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
In accordance with California law, PoolCorp must disclose whether the following categories of personal information are disclosed for a "business purpose" or “valuable consideration” as those terms are defined under California law. Note that while a category below may be marked, that does not necessarily mean that we have personal information in that category about you. In the proceeding twelve months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information in the manner described.
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents who have an established business relationship with PoolCorp are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. This notice will identify the categories of information shared with and will include a list of the third parties with which it is shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to us at the contact information listed below.
The following section explains your rights that you may exercise. The various rights are not absolute and each is subject to certain exceptions, or may be provided to you as required by applicable law.
You may contact us at any time as described below to exercise these rights.
When you visit or interact with our Websites, we (or our third-party providers) may use "cookies" or other similar technologies to personalize and enhance your experience. A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected devices to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Cookies are used to make our Websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide data to the Website owners. Our Websites use required cookies, functional cookies, and analytics and performance cookies.
Except for technical cookies, in some cases the storing of cookies on the device of a visitor requires consent. By continuing browsing the Website after having seen the cookies banner displayed on the home page of the Website, the visitor consents to the storing of cookies on his/her device. Where such consent is required, this consent is valid for a period of 13 months.
Required cookies enable you to move from page to page and to use features on our Websites while your browser remains open. For example, required cookies allow you to add products to your shopping cart and carry the contents of your cart to checkout.
Functional cookies last from visit to visit. For example, functional cookies may be used to recognize you as a previous user to provide a more personalized experience. They are stored in your computer, device, or browser until you choose to delete them.
Analytics and performance cookies allow us to collect data concerning the Websites, including the number of visitors, where the visitors have come from, and the length of time visitors spend on the Websites, which allows us or third-party providers to analyze how our Websites are used and how our Websites are performing. We use the following third-party providers for analytics and performance tracking, and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on the appropriate link below:
Google Analytics: To opt out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout To learn more: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
Our Websites also use “social buttons” to enable users to share or bookmark web pages to third-party social media sites. You can learn more about the privacy policies of these third-party sites and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on the appropriate link below:
The majority of web browsers accept cookies and similar files, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent this. If for any reason you decide that you do not like our use of certain cookies, you can simply change your settings. However, if you do so, some functionality of our Websites may be lost. The setting of each browser is different. It is described in the browser's help menu.
» Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop
» Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
» Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
» Safari: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/cookies/
» For Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
To change your cookie preferences, click here.
PoolCorp’s accountability for personal information that it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party is described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, PoolCorp remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third parties engaged by PoolCorp process the personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless PoolCorp proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to any damage.
As further explained in the “Dispute Resolution” section below, PoolCorp encourages any individual to contact us should they have a Privacy Shield-related (or general privacy-related) complaint. Any right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of the processing as well as the right to data portability of individuals domiciled in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland may be exercised under the conditions set forth in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) by contacting us as described below. Furthermore, these individuals will have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority at any time.
If you are a past or present employee of PoolCorp in the European Union, European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, PoolCorp has also chosen to cooperate with and comply with the advice of EU data protection authorities (DPAs) in relation to such unresolved complaints (as further described in the Privacy Shield Principles). Please contact us to be directed to the relevant DPA contacts.
Pool Corporation Attn: PoolCorp Privacy Agent 109 Northpark Boulevard Covington, Louisiana 70433 privacy@POOLCORP.com