Who we are

Better Wood products, a brand of Wood Products International Incorporated.

Wood Products International Incorporated

P.O. Box 9544

Savannah, GA, USA 31412-9544

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

Cookies are used in the context of our website. Cookies are small text files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, PC, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately know your identity. Cookies are mainly used to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. 

We use session cookies to recognize during your visit to our site that you have already visited individual pages of our website. Such cookies also provide certain functionalities. Session cookies are deleted after the end of your visit to our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your terminal device for a specified period of time, to optimise user-friendliness and statistical evaluation of the use of our services. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us at an earlier time and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Services from Google

For more information on how Google handles your personal data, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Information on data use for advertising purposes by Google, setting and objection possibilities can be found on these websites:
 https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
https://adssettings.google.com/
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies. Google collects data about the visits of the users of our website and their usage behaviour. This data is used for the purpose of ensuring that our Internet offering is designed and continuously optimised to meet requirements, to measure the success of marketing measures and to compile statistical evaluations. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of the server request are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. User and event data will be deleted after 26 months. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are made anonymous so that an assignment is not possible. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
 

Google Analytics Remarketing 

This website uses Google Analytics Remarketing from Google. Google Analytics Remarketing is used to present advertisements to visitors that refer to the content of previously visited websites. Google uses cookies to recognize visitors who visit websites from the Google advertising network. This service collects your IP address, which of our web pages you have visited and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the provision of analytics remarketing. The IP address transmitted by your browser will under no circumstances be merged with other Google data. The information generated about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. However, if you do not wish to use Google’s remarketing feature, you can disable it by making the appropriate settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google AdWords with conversion tracking

This website uses Google AdWords and Google AdWords for conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is used to track and evaluate your clicks on ads, purchases, subscriptions, phone calls, app downloads and other actions on our website. Cookies are used for analysis and evaluation. This service collects your IP address, which of our web pages you have visited and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the provision of conversion tracking. The IP address transmitted by your browser will under no circumstances be merged with other Google data. The information generated about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  

Google Web Fonts

This website uses external fonts from Google, so-called web fonts, to display fonts. To do this, your browser loads the required web fonts into the browser cache when you call up the website. If your browser does not support this function, your computer will use a standard font to display the website. This service collects your IP address, which of our web pages you have visited and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the provision of the web fonts. The information generated about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google.
 

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager for tagging. This service allows website tags to be managed through an interface. The Google Tool Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which in turn collect data if necessary. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, it remains valid for all tracking tags if they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

6. Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps from Google to display site plans, maps, terrain data, or geographical maps. This service records your IP address, which of our Internet pages you have visited and, if necessary, other data required by Google for the provision of the maps (e.g. location data). The information generated is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google.

Facebook pixel

We use the so-called “Facebook pixel” on our website. The provider is Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for the processing of personal data of persons in the EU.

Facebook has joined the EU/US Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby committing to European data protection standards and fulfilling the EU requirements for legitimizing the transfer of personal data to the USA. Information on Facebook’s voluntary commitment can be found at

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

The use of this technology enables Facebook to assign visitors to our website to specific groups (e.g. visitors to our website or according to the areas of interest we transmit to Facebook, so-called “custom audiences”) for the insertion of specific advertisements and thus to recognize them. This ensures that these users are only shown advertisements that meet their interests and that inconvenience caused by inappropriate advertising is avoided. By using the Facebook pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of our Facebook ads for statistical purposes and track whether and how a user has used our offer after clicking on the ad.
For more information about the Facebook pixel and how it works, visit https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616. For details on how Facebook processes the data it collects and general information about Facebook advertisements, see Facebook’s data policy available at the URL https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update In your Facebook account under the heading “Settings” you also have the possibility to object to the collection of your data via the Facebook pixel and its use for the insertion of specific advertisements. Notes on these settings can be found at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads(login required). 

The use of the Facebook pixel helps us to advertise our products and services in an appropriate way without inconveniencing the advertising addressees with inappropriate advertising. The legal basis for the use of the Facebook pixel is therefore the legitimate interests of us and third parties in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
 

Hotjar

Our website uses the hotjar analysis service. The provider is hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta (hereinafter “hotjar”). hotjar collects data about the visits of the users of our website. This data is used for the purpose of ensuring that our Internet offering is designed and continuously optimised to meet requirements, to measure the success of marketing measures and to compile statistical evaluations. The legal basis is our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. These data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. Click on the link below and follow the instructions to set an opt-out cookie for your computer: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out (Opt-out). 

Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to activate it again. Further information on how hotjar handles your personal data can be found in the data protection declaration of hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy

Bing Conversion Tracking

Our website uses Bing Conversion Tracking. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA (hereinafter “Microsoft”). 
The data is processed for the purpose of appropriate advertising of our products and services, as well as analysis of clicks on advertisements, purchases, and registrations. The legal basis is the legitimate interests of us and third parties in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies are used for analysis and evaluation. This service collects your IP address, which of our web pages you have visited and, if applicable, other data required by Microsoft for the provision of conversion tracking. The information generated about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Microsoft. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Microsoft has joined the EU/US Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby committing to European data protection standards and fulfilling the EU requirements for legitimizing the transfer of personal data to the USA. For information on Microsoft’s voluntary commitment, see

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzNaAAK&status=Active

For more information on data protection and the cookies used at Microsoft Bing, please visit the Microsoft website: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Newsletter Information

MailChimp

The newsletter is sent via MailChimp. MailChimp is provided by the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (hereinafter “MailChimp”). MailChimp serves the dispatch and the evaluation of the range of our newsletters. For this purpose, your e-mail address and any other data required by MailChimp for the provision of the newsletter will be processed on our behalf. The legal basis for processing by MailChimp is Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR and our legitimate interest in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system.

The personal data collected is stored on servers in the USA. MailChimp has joined the EU/U.S. PrivacyShield and thus fulfils the requirements of the European Union to legitimise the transfer of personal data to the USA. Information on the EU/U.S.

For more information on how MailChimp handles your personal data, please refer to the relevant data protection declaration: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy