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Website Privacy Policy

WESCO Distribution, Inc. ("WESCO") operate this website for the primary purpose of providing for the sale of electrical, datacomm and utility products and services direct to you the customer (the "Website"). WESCO respects your privacy and we want you to be confident in sharing your information with us. We are committed to complying with applicable laws relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. This policy applies to the online collection of information at this website. This privacy notice is designed to inform you of the types of information we collect from our customers, how we use that information, and the circumstances under which we will share it with third parties. Please read this privacy policy - it governs our use of your personal information, and by submitting any such information you are agreeing to its terms and other terms as part of a legal agreement you have with us.

The Information We Collect

First, we passively collect information that is automatically sent to us by your web browser. This information typically includes your domain name (the site after the @ in your e-mail address). It may also contain additional information. The amount of information sent depends on the settings you have on your web browser; please refer to your browser to learn what information it sends. Second, we may actively obtain site usage information about you by installing a "cookie" on the device utilized to access our Website. Cookies are computer-generated, unique identifiers. By providing each user a unique identifier, we are able to recognize repeat visitors and compile data on how our site is used. Your device can be specially configured to reject cookies; please refer to your browser for more information. Our cookies generate only limited information, as described in this notice; they typically do not tell us where you go on the Internet. Third, we collect personal information you submit pursuant to the registration and purchasing processes of our Website. If you e-mail us, you are voluntarily releasing information to us. In addition, we may have collected similar information from you in the past. We will use that historic information in accordance with this privacy policy. By using our Website you are consenting to our continued use of any such information. Contact us if you have questions about your personal information at ecommhd@wescodist.com

How We Use Information

We use the information we automatically receive from your web browser, and the information generated by cookies, to see which pages you visit within our Website, which websites you visited before coming to ours, and which website you visit after you leave. WESCO can then develop statistics that are helpful to understanding how our Website is used, and how we can continue to improve it. The personal information you send us is typically used to respond to your inquiries, to process your orders or to allow you to access specific account information. We DO NOT sell, rent or give your personal information to any non-affiliated third parties, except as described in this notice. We may share personal information collected at this Website with any of our affiliates or subsidiaries. We may also transfer your personal information to companies that perform services on our behalf. We may make the e-mail addresses, of those who provide information to us, available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you may find interesting. In these cases, you will be offered an opportunity to limit access to your e-mail address. We may also share your personal information: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, request from law enforcement or other legal process received by our site, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce our Website's terms of use or to protect our rights; (3) to protect the safety of the public, our personnel, users of the Website, Members and/or others; and/or (4) as disclosed or notified to you, whether in our terms of use, including, this privacy policy, or otherwise on or in connection with your use of our site. We may also use any information you submit to investigate security breaches or cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter. We may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the rest for historical, statistical or business planning purposes.

Additional Information

When you submit personal information at our Website, it goes to WESCO on a server located in Pennsylvania, or elsewhere, in the United States. If you are outside of the United States, by submitting personal information to this Website, you are consenting to send that information to the United States for the purposes described in this notice. If you are outside the United States, please note that the United States may have different laws concerning the privacy of personal information than your country of residence. This Website is governed by United States and Pennsylvania law. Please do not access this site if you are younger than 13. You may access or change the personal information you have submitted to WESCO by logging into your account. Please note that we can only provide access to information you have submitted to WESCO from the Website, and that is still in our possession. We cannot identify cookie, browser, or website usage data that you may have generated by visiting the Website. Also, you are on notice that we may not retain your personal information. We may destroy or delete your personal information at any time. In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or acquisition of WESCO or other business transaction, as for example, those involved in a loan or stock offering, information WESCO has collected about you may be sold or otherwise transferred to our business partner. For your convenience, this Website contains hyperlinks to other websites outside WESCO. While WESCO has adopted this privacy policy, we can make no promises or guarantees regarding data collection on the hyperlinked pages and websites that are not owned by WESCO. We try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, but we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other websites. We recommend that you read the privacy policy/ statement for each website you visit. At times we conduct online surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our visitors. When we conduct a survey, we will try to let you know how we will use the information at the time we collect information from you on the Internet.


We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information and while no data transmission which is wireless or mobile or over the Internet is completely secure, we have and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your personal information. Unfortunately, no Internet transaction is 100% secure, but we attempt to take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, however, the Website cannot insure or warrant the security of that information. We reserve the right to change this policy. WESCO may change this policy at any time, based on the needs of our business or the evolution of our Website. Please check the date at the bottom of this page to see when the policy was last revised. If you are concerned about our use of your personal information, or would like to contact us concerning our use of personal information at this Website, please send an e-mail to ecommhd@wescodist.com. You have the right to "opt-out" of all future communications by contacting us at ecommhd@wescodist.com

Questions Regarding Our Privacy Policy

If you have questions concerning our privacy practices, contact us at: ecommhd@wescodist.com

This policy was last updated August 2007



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