The Hartz Mountain Corporation California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure

On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB657) (the “Act”) went into effect in the State of California. The purpose of the Act is to help further the elimination of slavery and human trafficking from the product supply chain for products being sold in within the State of California. The Act requires manufacturing companies such as The Hartz Mountain Corporation whose products are being sold within the State of California to disclose their efforts to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Hartz strongly supports the goals of the Act and Hartz is committed to seeing every workplace around the world be free from slavery or forced labor, the trafficking in human beings and unlawful child labor. We respect and support international principles aimed at protecting and promoting human rights. To that end, Hartz has incorporated the principles of the ETI Base Code of the Ethical Trading Initiative (www.ethicaltrading.org) as part of Hartz’s Standards of Engagement for our supply chain partners. Our Standards of Engagement are designed to ensure that all suppliers operating within Hartz’s supply chain meet our standards for ethical conduct and compliance with law.

Hartz investigates, examines, evaluates, and addresses risks associated with, forced labor and human trafficking in our supply chain. Our Standards of Engagement include the following:

  • Evaluating supply chain risks: Hartz conducts an extensive auditing process when a supplier seeks to become a supply chain partner with Hartz. The applicant must prepare and submit an extensive survey of its business operations, including its labor practices. Our Standards of Engagement specifically make clear that slavery or forced labor, and human trafficking, can have no place in any part of Hartz’s supply chain.
  • Auditing suppliers: Hartz conducts audits of our supply chain suppliers, both when a supplier is first engaged and periodically thereafter, which audits can be unannounced.
    Supplier confirmation: Hartz requires its supply chain partners to confirm that products they supply to Hartz were produced in compliance with Hartz’s Standards of Engagement.
  • Accountability: Hartz will take action against supply chain suppliers who fail to meet our Standards of Engagement, including without limitation termination of the business relationship.
  • Training: Hartz management personnel and our supply chain employees are made aware of the unacceptability of slavery, forced labor and human trafficking in any part of the production of our products, and with the need to make every effort to mitigate the risks of these issues in our supply chain.

Patented Products

The following Hartz products are protected by one or more patents in the United States and elsewhere.
This webpage is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various country jurisdictions including the virtual patent marking provisions of the America Invents Act. The following list of Hartz products may not be all inclusive, and other Hartz products not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.

Hartz® Super Dry™ Dog Pads 8,042,489 and 8,042,490
Hartz® Chew ‘n Clean® Tuff Bone™ toys 6,116,191 and 6,305,326
Hartz® Groomer’s Best® Furfetcher® for Cats grooming tool 8,528,501
Hartz® Groomer’s Best® Furfetcher® for Dogs grooming tool 8,528,501

Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Welcome.

Welcome to www.hartz.com (the “Website”). This Website Agreement (the “Agreement”) is between you and The Hartz Mountain Corporation (“Company”) with a principal place of business at 400 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094. This Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to your access to and use of www.hartz.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Website, without regard to how the Website is accessed or whether you are a guest or registered user (“Services”). Use of the WebsiteWebsite”) or clicking “Accept” if this option is made available to you signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of use set forth below in the Agreement and in the Privacy Policy found at www.hartz.com.

2. Your Acceptance.

a. You acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of use and that you accept and agree to be bound by the terms hereof as well as any additional rules or policies that are or may be published by the Company from time to time. YOU AGREE TO READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, you may not access or otherwise use this Website.

b. Company may monitor your use of this Website and may freely use and disclose any information and materials received from you or collected through your use of the Website for any lawful reason or purpose.

c. Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time. Notification of changes in the Agreement will be posted on the Website. Unless otherwise stated, all amendments will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by both parties.

3. Availability of Services.

Our Services are only available to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Our Services are not available to minors under the age of 18 under any circumstances. If you do not wish to use our Services, please do not use the Website. The Company may refuse Services to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. While this Website is typically available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Company reserves the right to make this Website unavailable at any time for any reason.

4. Pet Tips.

To upload Pet Tips, you as the user must provide to the Company your first and last legal name, address, city, state, country, postal code, and e-mail address (“Your Information”). When providing Your Information, you must provide accurate and complete information. Should you knowingly falsify any of Your Information, your access to the Website shall be terminated immediately with no prior notice. You may never use another’s account without permission. You are solely responsible for your interaction with the Website. You must notify the Company immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of Your Information. The Company will not be liable for any losses caused by unauthorized use of Your Information, and you may be liable for any of the Company’s losses caused by your unauthorized use.

You may also direct the Company to send via email certain articles existing on the Website to another individual if you provide the Company with the email addresses of these individuals. You may also provide a personal note to said individuals, but be advised that the Company shall have complete access to the note and reserves the right to delete or amend the text solely for editorial or content standard purposes.

5. Fees.

There are no fees for submitting a Pet Tip to the Company or for directing the Company to email one or more articles to another individual.

6. The Company’s Intellectual Property.

a. The Website is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.

b. You acknowledge and agree that the Company owns all database information, collective and similar rights, title and interests worldwide, owns other proprietary information databases, all rights in the selection, coordination and arrangement in the Website, rights in trademarks, trade names and service marks of the Company, and rights in all content, software, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, and interactive features on the Website. You acknowledge that neither you nor any other User shall receive any right, license, permission to use, manipulate, and reproduce any of the Company’s trademarks, copyrights, content, or other intellectual property rights without the prior written permission of the Company. The contents of the Website are only for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials contained on the Website are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by Company or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You will abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content on the Website. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission from Company or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content’s copyright notice.

7. User Conduct.

a. You understand that all information, data, text, audio, photographs, video, images, messages, or material, including without limitation material that you upload for the purpose of the Pet Tips section of the Website, or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (“User Content”), are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. This means that you, and not the Company, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Services. User Content must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. WebsiteThe Company does not control the User Content posted by you or third parties via the Service and as such does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such User Content. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any User Content, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

b. No music may be used in connection with the Pet Tips or any Communications. The Company will reject any submissions of Pet Tips or any Communications in which music is a component.

c. You represent, warrant and covenant that you will abide by these Content Standards. Without limiting the foregoing statements in subsection (a):
(aa) you shall not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Website any User Content which (1) restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Website, (2) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, violent, hateful, inflammatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (3) contains sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (4) constitutes or encourage sconduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate law, (5) violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (6) contains a virus or other harmful component, (7) contains any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, (8) contains advertising of any kind, or (viii) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; (9) violates the legal rights of others or contains any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with this Agreement and our Privacy Policy, (10) is likely to deceive any person, (11) promotes any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful acts, (12) causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person, (13) involves commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising, or (14) gives the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case;

(bb) you are at least eighteen (18) years old;

(cc) you are solely responsible for the truth and accuracy of all information you provide publicly or privately to us or other Users during the registration or in any public message area, including but not limited to chat, discussion forums, and your email;

(dd) you shall not impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to a Company official or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(ee) you shall not intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;

(ff) you shall not stalk or otherwise harass another User;

(gg) you shall not harvest, collect or store personal data about other Users; and

(hh) you shall not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation robots, spiders, or offline readers, that access the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Company’s servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser.

8. Company’s Use of User Content.

The Company may choose your User Content for placement in the gallery section of the Website and for other use by the Company, including but not limited to use in print, CD-ROM, and DVD materials. The Company’s choice of User Content is in its sole discretion, and you recognize and acknowledge that uploading your User Content does not constitute an agreement by the Company that your User Content will be selected.

9. Your License to the Company.

By posting User Content, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication, or posting your name, likeness, image, voice, signature, or the name, likeness, image or voice of your pet(s) (individually or collectively “Communications”) to the Website, you hereby grant to Company a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty free license to use, reproduce, modify (for editorial and content standards purposes only), perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive all rights to any claim against Company for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You acknowledge that transmission to and from this Website are not confidential and your Communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting Communications to Company, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Company other than pursuant to this Agreement.

10. Waiver and Release.

a. You hereby waive, and agree that you will not bring or consent to others bringing any claims or actions against the Company on the grounds that anything contained in the Communications, or in the advertising and publicity used in connection herewith, is defamatory, reflects adversely on you, violates any other right whatsoever, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy and publicity, and rights of attribution. You hereby release the Company, its directors, officers, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that you may hereafter have against the Company in connection with the Communications. You acknowledge that transmission to and from this Website are not confidential and your Communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting Communications to Company, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Company other than pursuant to this Agreement.

b. Whether or not your User Content is selected, this Agreement shall not obligate the Company to use your User Content or the Property or any other rights granted hereunder, or to prepare, produce, exhibit, distribute or exploit your User Content or the Communications.

11. Indemnification.

You hereby agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Company, and all its officers, directors, owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, information providers, advisors, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims (including claims without legal merit or brought in bad faith), demands, damages, costs or expenses, causes of action, suits, proceedings, judgments, awards, executions and liens, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs (whether brought by third parties or otherwise) (collectively, “Claims”) due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Website or in connection with the Services, to the fullest extent permitted by law. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Company to the fullest extent permitted by law.

12. Breach, Failure to Perform, and Misuse.

Without limiting any other remedies, the Company may suspend, delete, terminate any current and future accounts and/or access to the Website by a User who violates any of the terms and regulations of use of the Website or terminate or perpetually suspend your access to the Website if you misuse your account or any Services or the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to it.

13. No Endorsement.

The Website contains links and pointers to the other related Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of the Website. Links to and from Website to other third party sites, maintained by third parties, do not constitute an endorsement by Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates of any third party resources, or their contents. The Company disclaims any and all responsibility for content contained in any third party materials provided through links from the Website. The Company assumes no responsibility for and has no control over the content, privacy policies or practices of said third party sites. By using the Website, you hereby release the Company from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website, and we encourage you to review the third party’s site terms and conditions after you leave the Website and enter a third party site. The Company does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Website. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website.

14. Disclosure.

Company does not and cannot review all materials posted to the Website by users, and Company is not responsible for any such materials posted by users. However, Company reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in Company’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of this Agreement.

15. Company’s Representations, Warranties, Indemnification and Limitation of Liability.


16. Governing Law.


17. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

a. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Communications or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing the Company’s Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further details):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.The Company’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is Amy B. Goldsmith, Esq., Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, 1350 Broadway, New York, New York 10018; Email: agoldsmith@tarterkrinsky.com, Phone: 212-216-1135, Fax: 212-216-8001. Only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 16(a), your DMCA notice may not be valid.b. Counter-Notice. If you believe that your Communications which were removed (or to which access was disabled) are not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in New Jersey, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, the Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, in the Company’s sole discretion.

c. We suggest that you consult with an attorney prior to filing a notice or counter-notice. There may be penalties assessed for false DMCA claims.

18. Entire Agreement.

This Agreement, in addition to any other rules and policies, constitutes the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to your use of the Website and Services. Your use of the Website and Services shall constitute your acceptance of any amendments to this Agreement as well as additional rules or policies that are or may be published by the Company, each with the new modifications. If you do not agree to any of such changes, you may request that your membership be cancelled. You acknowledge and agree that such cancellation will be your sole and exclusive remedy and our sole liability if you do not wish to abide by any changes to this Agreement or any additional rules or policies that are or may be published by the Company.

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Privacy Policy

Information About Us

www.hartz.com is a site operated by The Hartz Mountain Corporation (Hartz). We are a company incorporated in New Jersey and our registration number is 4436982500.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are responsible for protecting your personal information as a “data controller” under applicable data protection legislation. If you have any queries about this Policy or how we use your personal information, please contact us by writing to us at gdpr@hartz.com.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

This policy is prepared in compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), as in force from time to time. Where a particular provision applies to EU-based users only, we have made this clear. Our nominated person for data protection is William P. Fornshell and his contact details are gdpr@hartz.com.

Protecting your personal privacy is very important to us at Hartz. Below you will find a statement of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information (information you provide to Hartz which personally identifies you, such as and/or other identifying information). This privacy policy statement is applicable to the Hartz.com(SM) web site (the “Site”).


Information We Collect

The information we collect about you might include your full name, address, e-mail address, telephone number.


How We Collect Information

We obtain personal information when you provide this to us via: (1) subscription registration, (2) a contest or sweepstakes registration, (3) electronic or written responses to surveys or mailings, or (4) via purchases of products, should we offer them. In addition, we may collect personal information from you when you provide this through certain content submissions, community postings (i.e., chats or bulletin boards), comments and suggestions, or voting.

If you have purchased goods from us, we will collect information about your purchase history.

We record emails for quality assurance purposes.

We may also collect technical information relating to your use of our website, including your browser type or the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet.

We also gather general information about the use of our website, such as which pages users visit most often and which services, events or facilities are of most interest. We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in emails. We may use this information to personalize the way our website is presented when users visit, to make improvements to our website and to ensure we provide the best service for users. Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our website.


Why We Collect Information

We collect this information for the purposes described in the section titled “How we use information”. The lawful basis for which we process your information is:

  • your consent;
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party. If you fail to provide this information we may be unable to perform the contract;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations.
  • processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by us or a third party, except where your rights as a data subject override our legitimate interest.


How We Use Information

We will use your personal information:

  • to provide you with services, products or information you have requested;
  • to provide you with information about products we think may be of interest to you, and
  • to notify you about changes to our services; as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure; and to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

If you are based in the EU, We will only use your personal information for electronic marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent.  If you agree to us providing you with marketing information, you can always opt out at a later date.  If you would rather not receive marketing material from us, please let us know at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this policy.

We will never disclose your personal information to a non-affiliated third party without first receiving your permission.

Hartz will never willfully disclose any personally identifiable information about our visitors to any non-affiliated third party without first receiving the user’s (or if a child, the parent’s or guardian’s) permission. We do not collect personally identifiable information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. Visitors may provide personally identifiable information to Hartz during (1) subscription registration, (2) a contest or sweepstakes registration, (3) electronic or written responses to surveys or mailings, or (4) via purchases of products. In addition, personally identifiable information may be voluntarily provided by the user in connection with certain content submissions, community postings (i.e., chats or bulletin boards), comments and suggestions, or voting.

This Site may make available to its users chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise extreme caution when deciding to disclose such information. Hartz may use such information for its internal purposes, including but not limited to, editorial feedback, auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve the Website and the other goods and services offered or provided, marketing and promotional purposes. Hartz may also use this information to deliver to you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners, and for trend analysis, pattern detection, and site administration. In addition, Hartz may collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Hartz does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable so your use of our Site remains anonymous.

Hartz may share your personal information with companies that are related to or affiliated with Hartz (collectively, “Affiliates”). Affiliates will use your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from Hartz and other entities by visiting the About Us page on the Site, clicking on FAQs, and then clicking on “Modify Profile” and following the directions.

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Hartz will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. Only persons 13 and older may provide personally identifiable information to Hartz. Persons 13 and younger may visit the Site but may not register or otherwise provide any personally identifiable information.


International Transfers (EU based users)

If you are based in the EU, we will need to transfer your personal information to the USA for the purposes listed in this policy. Rest assured that we will always ensure any transfer is subject to appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal information.


For How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

We keep your information for no longer than is necessary. We will retain your information for any period required by law, and where we are not under a legal obligation to retain your information, we will determine what is necessary by reference to the lawful basis for processing set out above and our legitimate interests.

If you have any questions about how long we keep your information, please contact us.


California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with The Hartz Mountain Corporation may choose to opt out of the disclosure of personal information about them to third parties for marketing purposes. You may make a request for the information you are entitled to receive under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code by sending a letter to such effect to: Legal Department, The Hartz Mountain Corporation, 400 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094. You may file grievances and complaints with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210; or by email to dca@dca.ca.gov. For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov.


Your Rights Under Data Protection Law (If You Are Based in the EU)

If you have created an account with us, you can sign into your account to access and update your information. You can manage your marketing preferences at any time by clicking on the “Update Profile” link in each newsletter.

You have a right to ask us to confirm whether we are processing information about you, and to request access to this information (‘right of access’). You also have the right to be informed of the safeguards we have in place relating to any transfers of your information to another country.

You may ask us, or we may ask you, to rectify information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate or complete information which is incomplete (‘right to rectification’). If you inform us that your personal data is inaccurate, we will inform relevant third parties with whom we have shared your data so they may update their own records.

We want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided us with changes, for example if you change your email address, name, payment details, or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know using the contact details at the end of this policy.

You have a right to obtain your personal data from us and reuse it for your own purposes, perhaps for another service, without hindering the usability of the data (‘right of portability’). This right does not apply where processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.

You have a right to seek the erasure of your data (often referred to as the ‘right to be forgotten’). You may wish to exercise this right for any reason, for example where it is no longer necessary for us to continue holding or processing your personal data you may withdraw your consent. You should note that we are entitled to and reserve the right to retain your data for statistical purposes. This right is not absolute, as we may need to continue processing this information, for example, to comply with our legal obligations, or for reasons of public interest.

You have a right to ask us to restrict our processing of your information (‘right to restriction’) if:

  • you contest its accuracy and we need to verify whether it is accurate
  • the processing is unlawful and you ask us to restrict use of it instead of erasing it
  • we no longer need the information for the purpose of processing, but you need it to establish or defend legal claims
  • you have objected to processing of your information being necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or for the purposes of our legitimate interests. The restriction would apply while we carry out a balancing act between your rights and our legitimate interests.
  • you exercise your right to restrict processing, we would still need to process your information for the purpose of exercising or defending legal claims, protecting the rights of another person or for public interest reasons.

You have a right to prevent us from processing your data for the purposes of marketing.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights above, please let us know using the contact details at the end of this policy. We will act in accordance with your instructions as soon as reasonably possible and there will be no charge.

You have a right to report any of your concerns about our use of your data to the relevant data protection authority in your EU country.


Technical Information

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your subscription information and personal preferences while you are at our Site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and you will find cookies at most major web sites. Cookies also help Hartz to see which areas are popular and which are not popular and allow Hartz to make improvements and updates to the Site based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies.

Log Files – Hartz may use log files to track how our sites are being accesses and used. Log files track anonymous user information such as IP addresses, browser types, Internet service providers, referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamps, and number of clicks to, from, and within our sites.

Information from Banner Ads – If you arrive at the Site through a banner ad or other Affiliate referral device, Hartz may track from where you arrived as well as clicks that might have impacted our servers.

Hartz may use clear GIF Tracking Pixels to track user movement through our web sites for aggregated site traffic measuring. In addition, some Affiliates may set such tracking pixels on our web site pages to track completed forms and requests referred by their web sites.

Hartz, either directly or via its agents, may employ persistent cookie, web beacon or other technology (collectively “Analytics Technology”) that tracks unique users on the Site. The data collected by the Analytics Technology includes, but is not limited to, User ID, IP Address, User Agent, Date/Timestamp, Referral URL, Request URL, Review Submission ID, Client Name or ID, Product Category ID, Product ID, Website Category, Session ID, Click Events, Conversions, Site Visits, Average Time on Site, and other data passively generated by a user’s interaction with the Site.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can change your browser settings to refuse cookies. However, in so doing, you may not be able to fully utilize the Hartz Site or may experience difficulties accessing parts of the site.



Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although there is no “perfect security” on the Internet, Hartz will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.


Hyperlinked Sites
No hyperlinking is permitted to the Site without the express written permission of Hartz.


Wireless Communications
If the email address you provide to Hartz is a wireless address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Hartz. You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent and warrant that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges associated therewith.


Intellectual Property
Your use of the Site does not give you permission to use any of Hartz’ names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademark or service marks (“Hartz’s Marks”) in any manner, or to use Hartz’s Marks or any other words or codes in any “metatag” or to use other information location tools to identify and select sites, without Hartz’ express written permission for a particular use.


Use of the Site
You acknowledge that the personal information you provide to Hartz is collected and stored in the United States and therefore consent to the transfer of information to and storage of the information in the United States, regardless of your country of domicile.


If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed severed from the balance of the agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, which will continue in full force and effect.


By completing forms provided by Hartz and providing personal information through the Site, through any means, and by using the Site and services contained therein, you hereby represent and warrant that:

  • You have read, understand and agree to Hartz’s Privacy Policy;
  • You are an actual person of at least 18 years of age, you have the right to provide the information that you submit to Hartz, and the information you submit is accurate, complete and truthful; and
  • If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, then do not provide your information to Hartz through any means. In such case, Hartz is relieved of any of its obligations to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


Hartz may, at its sole discretion, revise this Privacy Policy at any time in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations. When we revise this policy, including changes to Hartz’s use of your personal information, we will incorporate the revisions into this policy and will revise the “last revised” date at the top of this web page. We recommend that you review those changes in order to remain informed about how Hartz uses your personal information.

If you have any comments, questions or requests, please write to legal@hartz.com.

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