(last updated May 2018)
We are committed to your right to privacy and will only process personal information you provide to us in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please contact us by post at
ITW Automotive Aftermarket
PO Box 7012
The personal information we collect
The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:
- Your name;
- Company Name;
- Payment processing information;
- Company or business postal address;
- Company or business email address;
- Business landline or mobile telephone number;
- Delivery details;
- As well as other non-sensitive personal information;
- Your industry interests
- Your job title or job role
- Company business information
- Top level demographic information
If you use our websites, we may also collect information about you or your computer when you browse to allow you to use the services available, and also collect anonymous information about you or your computer for analysis to support continual improvements to our products and services.
How we use your personal information
We use the personal information that we collect about you to respond to your enquiries for payment processing, for the provision of goods and services to you or to the company that you represent, and for providing continuing product care such as warrant and technical support. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims.
From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications.
If we intend on using your personal information for any other purpose, we will let you know how we intend to use it when it is captured.
We will only process your personal information for the specific purposes listed above or for any other purposes specifically permitted by law. Your personal information will only be processed to the extent that it is necessary for the specific purposes listed above.
Our legal basis for processing your personal information
We will only process your personal information where you have consented (which you may withdraw after giving it if we are relying on consent as a legal basis), in order to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, for example, for market research purposes or, where you are an existing customer or user, to promote our goods and services.
How long we retain your personal information
We will only retain personal information if it is required for a specific purpose. We have a statutory duty to keep certain records for a specified minimum period, for example, personal information in relation to the purchase of a product or service from Wynn Oil a Division of ITW Ltd. We will not retain any data that is not connected to the purchase of a Wynn Oil a Division of ITW Ltd product or service for longer than 6 years. We will also retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.
Who we share your personal information with
We may share your personal information with the following categories of recipients:
- Our group companies, third party services providers and partners who provide data processing services to us (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Website), or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Notice or notified to you when we collect your personal information.
- Any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third parties where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;
- A potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice;
- Any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
We may transfer your personal information to our associated entities and other members of our group of companies (including our parent company, Illinois Tool Works Inc., in the US).
Please be aware that countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) may not offer the same level of data protection as a country within the EEA. We ensure that we have a relevant data processing agreement in place with each third party outside the EEA to ensure they are compliant with privacy and data protection laws. We will make sure that any transfer of your personal information by us will be secured and/or encrypted for its protection.
How we protect your information
We use reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and organisational measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access, disclosure, modifications or destruction. Certain areas of our websites may be password protected. If you are a user of our websites and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.
Choices you have about how we use your information
You have the following rights under data protection laws:
- If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.
- In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.
- You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.
- Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
- You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
These rights may not apply in some cases, including where we must comply with legal requirements, where it would violate the rights of someone other than the individual requesting access, or (in the case of your right to request access to your personal information) where the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
If you would like to request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your personal information, please contact us using one of the methods below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity. In certain circumstances, for instance, if you request substantial copies of documents, we may charge a reasonable fee.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Updates to this Privacy Notice
We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.
You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.
How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact using the following details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The data controller of your personal information is Wynn Oil a Division of ITW Ltd.
ITW Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Statement relates to our fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. It describes the activities of Illinois Tool Works Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including ITW Limited and ITW Holdings Australia L.P. (the “Company,” “ITW,” “we,” “us” and “our”), to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.
ITW recognizes that our impact extends far beyond our own walls. To further our positive impact on our shared world, we are committed to fostering responsibility across our value chain, through the impact of our products, as well as via our global supplier network.
The Company, headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, USA and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is a decentralized global manufacturer of a diversified range of industrial products and equipment employing approximately 45,000 people at 83 divisions in 52 countries. ITW’s operations are organized and managed based on similar product offerings and end markets and are reported to senior management as the following seven segments: Automotive OEM; Food Equipment; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Welding; Polymers & Fluids; Construction Products and Specialty Products. The Company owns and operates over 400 plants and office facilities which in turn source from thousands of suppliers located in over 90 countries. ITW divisions range from OEMs to Tier 1, 2, 3 and potentially Tier 4 suppliers depending on the market served.
The ITW Culture is one of the key drivers of our enterprise strategy and encompasses our Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Trust, Shared Risk and Simplicity. We integrate into our Core Values the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Our Core Values, communicated throughout the Company, call for the highest ethical standards in all interactions with all stakeholders.
We have prepared this Statement to comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act and the Australian Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act (collectively, the “Acts”). Our Core Values, ITW Code of Conduct, Human Rights Policy, Supplier Code of Conduct, Supplier Expectations and Responsible Sourcing Policy, together provide the over- arching compliance framework relating to slavery and human trafficking across our entire enterprise (which we sometimes refer to herein collectively as “modern slavery”). However, not all of the entities that are part of the Company are subject to the Acts.
We believe that the risks of modern slavery in our own businesses are remote given the nature of our businesses and workforce coupled with our internal policies and procedures and strong Core Values. Where we have identified risks inherent in suppliers, as further discussed below, we have established procedures and work in the spirit of continuous improvement to mitigate the risks of either contributing to or being linked to modern slavery in our supply chains.
Where practicable, we seek to maintain long-term relationships with local suppliers to help us source responsibly and reduce the risk of sourcing from an unethical supplier. In 2021, in our overall supply chain, approximately 45 percent of global spend was with suppliers who are near the facilities we serve.
Codes of Conduct
The ITW Code of Conduct mandates compliance with human rights requirements around the globe, including environmental, health and safety laws that protect the well-being of employees, and laws against slavery, human trafficking and child labor. The ITW Code of Conduct applies to all of our colleagues, directors, businesses and subsidiaries around the world.
In addition, ITW’s Supplier Code of Conduct holds our suppliers accountable to the same standards of conduct set forth in the ITW Code of Conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct specifically prohibits our suppliers from employing workers that are younger than the age of 15 or knowingly sourcing from suppliers associated with human trafficking. The Supplier Code of Conduct also requires our suppliers to take reasonable efforts to ensure that their suppliers comply with our policies. We expect our suppliers to comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct, and we do not knowingly do business with suppliers who violate human rights or health and safety laws except where satisfactory mitigation and remediation is possible.
We also have published Supplier Expectations. Among other things, our Supplier Expectations indicate that we expect suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations around the globe, including those pertaining to human rights and laws against slavery, human trafficking and child labor.
Furthermore, we have published a Human Rights Policy. Our Human Rights Policy indicates that we are committed to human rights in the workplace. Among other things, this includes providing a workplace that protects employee well-being and safety and complies with all applicable laws regarding slavery, human trafficking and child labor.
Steps to Mitigate Slavery and Human Trafficking Risk
Supplier and Risk Assessments; Supply Chain Verification. Our businesses evaluate prospective suppliers during supplier selection and periodically thereafter based on their business and risk profile and role in our supply chain. The evaluation may include steps to assess risks of modern slavery. The steps taken to assess modern slavery risk typically include a request that suppliers complete a questionnaire detailing their capabilities related to manufacturing processes, quality control, delivery, and technology, and requesting other information relative to overall management of the supplier company. Additionally, we screen suppliers and customers for financial, legal and sanctions risk.
We recognize there are potential risks associated with the production of certain commodities and with the use of temporary labor in our supply chains. In line with UN Guiding Principles 17 and 24, we evaluate our purchased products against the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor for countries and industries prone to modern slavery to help identify high-risk suppliers. ITW also conducts internal research relating to modern slavery risk using other U.S. government and non-governmental organization resources, including review of Withhold Release Orders (“WROs”) issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In addition, we host an internal website for our businesses which contains pertinent global customs information.
As part of our supplier risk assessment process, we use a proprietary supply chain risk checklist that guides us in identifying suppliers with the highest risks of modern slavery in their operations. ITW also conducts supplier outreach in connection with our conflict minerals country of origin inquiries and participates in industry groups and engagement with other stakeholders.
We are currently considering how best to support and build our framework and processes to further identify and respond to risks of modern slavery in our supply chains and assess the effectiveness of our program.
Audits. Prior to placing business with a supplier, an onsite supplier visit may be made by ITW personnel for purposes of confirming supplier overall capabilities related to manufacturing, quality, delivery, and technology, and assessing overall supplier risk. Additionally, after business has commenced with a supplier, onsite supplier visits may be performed periodically by ITW personnel. Although the specific purpose of onsite visits is not typically to assess modern slavery, compliance with Company standards for modern slavery is covered within the overall supplier assessment, and we believe that onsite supplier visits by ITW personnel discourage abusive working conditions.
Contract Terms. Our Standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase provide that direct suppliers must comply with all applicable laws against slavery, human trafficking and child labor and require direct suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Supplier Certifications. Based on our supplier risk evaluation, we ask suppliers determined to possibly be high-risk to review and sign our Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes provisions regarding slavery and human trafficking. In addition, we require substantial suppliers who sell us product containing tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold to certify as to the origin of the minerals to determine whether such minerals or materials may be supporting conflict. In addition, while cobalt and mica are non-regulated minerals, some ITW divisions are collecting and reporting information with respect to these minerals as well. These certifications are in part intended to help identify and mitigate the risk of modern slavery, human trafficking, child labor and other violations of human rights.
Grievance Mechanism. The Company maintains a confidential whistleblower help line by which all employees, suppliers and other third parties may report compliance failures by employees, suppliers or contractors, including with respect to modern slavery. All ITW colleagues are encouraged to share any ethics or compliance concerns through multiple channels, including to their local management teams, the Legal Department, Internal Audit or our confidential Helpline. ITW partners with EthicsPoint, an external third-party supplier, to provide a web- and telephone-based confidential reporting system in 43 countries. Web-based reporting is offered in 16 languages, and telephone- based reporting is offered in more than 200 languages. The EthicsPoint reporting system is also available to suppliers and other external stakeholders through a public domain website, http://www.itwhelpline.ethicspoint.com. ITW has a no retaliation policy for good faith reporting.
Internal Accountability and Training
Compliance Team. At the corporate level, we have a cross-functional Responsible Sourcing Committee headed by ITW’s Vice President of Strategic Sourcing & Environmental Health and Safety, who reports to ITW’s Vice Chairman. The Committee includes dedicated Strategic Sourcing, Environmental, Legal, Internal Audit, IT, Trade Compliance, Corporate Communications and other selected personnel who meet quarterly to discuss responsible sourcing practices, including those related to modern slavery. Employees at our decentralized business units also are involved in compliance efforts and are responsible for ensuring they are sourcing appropriately, including by considering the risks related to modern slavery in the supply chain.
Training and Knowledge Management. Our sourcing personnel are trained in overall supplier expectations, including the requirement to act ethically and according to our Supplier Code of Conduct. In addition, we require our global sourcing employees, global employees who work with suppliers and customers on conflict minerals requests, and our Responsible Sourcing Committee members to undergo specific modern slavery training. This training is intended to generate awareness of modern slavery among our sourcing professionals and to enable them to address identified issues within our product supply chains. We believe our sourcing professionals who have received training regarding modern slavery indicators are better able to identify and mitigate these risks at their respective suppliers. We host an internal website that contains this training and additional materials on this topic. We also track employees’ participation in such training to ensure these lessons are ingrained in our processes and culture.
Employee Certifications. Employees are required to annually certify their compliance with the ITW Code of Conduct. In addition, the employee groups described above are required to provide periodic certifications of compliance in connection with modern slavery training.
Additional Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts
For more information on our efforts and our achievements relating to corporate social responsibility, see our Sustainability Report, which is available at http://www.itw.com/sustainability.
Required Approval Under the UK Modern Slavery Act
ITW Limited is required to prepare a statement pursuant to the UK Modern Slavery Act. Solely for purposes of compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act, this Statement was approved by the Board of Directors of ITW Limited on June 20, 2022 and signed by a director of that entity as indicated below.
Giles Hudson, Director
June 20, 2022
Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020
Wynn’s UK can confirm we have complied with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19
5 Steps to Safer Working Together
- We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
- We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
- We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
- We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
dated JULY 2020
for the following premises
ITW Automotive Aftermarket
PO Box 7012
Signed document here:
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