Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective October 22nd, 2020

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Cole's Hardware, Inc. (“Cole’s Hardware,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from customers and users (each, a "User" or “you”) of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Cole's Hardware.

Personal Information

We may collect personal information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, join our Friends & Family email list, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, order products from our Site, enter a sweepstakes, apply for employment, apply for a credit account, or in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, birth month, physical or mailing address, and/or phone number. If you apply for a credit account or employment, we may collect additional information such as your social security number, driver’s license number, and date of birth. If you apply for a credit account, we will also perform a credit check.

Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal information, but doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain features on our Site.

Non-Personal Information

When you interact with our Site, we may collect information about you that is not personal information. Such information may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about Users’ means of connecting to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.


Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit

How We Use Collected Information

Cole's Hardware may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following business purposes:

  • To improve customer service: Information Users provide helps us respond to their customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize User experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site: We may use feedback Users provide to improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature: To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • To send promotional text messages: If you provide your mobile phone number to us and consent to receiving text messages, we may text you with coupons, offers, and other news related to our stores and products. Signing up for text messages is optional, and you can opt-out at any time. Additional information is provided below.
  • To fulfill online orders: If you order products online, we will use your contact and payment information to complete your purchase.
  • To process credit applications: If you apply for a Cole’s Hardware credit account, we will use your information, and information provided by third parties such as a credit bureau, to decide whether to extend credit to you.
  • To process job applications: If you apply for employment through our Site, we will use the information you provide to evaluate whether to offer you an interview and/or job.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Users’ personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Text Messages

You may sign up to receive text messages from us on our website by signing up for our Friends and Family Loyalty Program and checking the box that indicates you would like to receive text messages. By signing up to receive promotional text messages, you provide your signature authorizing Cole’s Hardware, or third parties acting on our behalf, to call or send text messages to your mobile phone number for advertising or marketing purposes using an automatic telephone dialing system or artificial or prerecorded voice. You may be charged by your mobile carrier for these calls or text messages. Receiving calls or text messages is not a condition of purchase, and you can opt out of receiving future calls or text messages at any time by texting STOP as a reply to a text message received from us, or by emailing

If you provide your phone number to us (for example, when signing up for our Friends & Family program or email list, or when purchasing products from our Site), but you do not consent to receiving promotional text messages, you may still receive non-automated calls related to the products or services that you requested (such as your participation in our Friends & Family program, your order, your credit account, your employment application, or any other products or services that you have requested).

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal information to others.

We may share generic, aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal information regarding Users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf. For example, we use third-party service providers for the following:

  • Sending out newsletters or surveys.
  • Processing payments when you purchase products on our Site.
  • Shipping products to you.
  • Sending text message to you.
  • Performing credit checks on people who apply for a credit account.
  • Performing background checks on employees and applicants.

We may also share your Personal Information: (1) to comply with law, a legal obligation, or legal process; (2) to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; (3) to detect security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; or (4) if we are acquired by or merged with another entity.

Your Choices To Opt-Out of Our Use and Sharing of Your Personal Information

We offer you the opportunity to choose not to receive communications from us. We also offer you the opportunity to opt-out of disclosure of your personal information. If you would like to take advantage of these opportunities, please contact us by email at, or by mail at 25 Enterprise Drive, Danville, PA 17821. Please note that sometimes these requests may take up to 15 business days to process and up to 90 days to notify the third parties to whom your personal information was disclosed. However, we are not responsible for removing information about you from the database of any third party to whom we were authorized to disclose your personal information prior to processing your request. Even if you do take advantage of these opportunities, we reserve the right to send you administrative messages relating to the Site (e.g., about changes to this Privacy Policy).

Accessing Your Information

We retain the information we collect from our users indefinitely. You have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collected, used, or disclosed in the past 12 months. If you would like to access your personal information, you must submit a request to us by email at, or by mail at 25 Enterprise Drive, Danville, PA 17821. Once we receive your request and verify your identity by matching the information you provide with our records, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we collected about you;
  • The business or commercial purpose for which the personal information was collected;
  • The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
  • The third parties with whom the personal information was shared; and
  • The business or commercial purpose for which the personal information was disclosed.

We will confirm receipt of your access request within 10 business days, and we will normally respond to your request within 45 calendar days of receipt. We will notify you if additional time is needed to process your request.

Your Right to Request Deletion of Your Personal Information

You have the right to request that we delete the personal information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. You may submit a deletion request by email at, or by mail at 25 Enterprise Drive, Danville, PA 17821. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records. If we deny your deletion request, for example because an exception applies, we will notify you of the basis for denying your request. If we delete your personal information, we will maintain a record of complying with your request. Please note that we will maintain personal information in our database whenever we are required to do so by law.

We will confirm receipt of your deletion request within 10 business days, and we will normally respond to your request within 45 calendar days of receipt. We will notify you if additional time is needed to process your request.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights described in this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

The Site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals at this time. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 and we do not target the Site to children under the age of 16. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 16, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user's account.

Third-Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Cole's Hardware has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Users acknowledge and agree that it is their responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

User’s Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Site, Users signify their acceptance of this policy. If a User does not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. A User’s continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed their acceptance of those changes.

Contacting Us

If a User has any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or the User’s dealings with this Site, please contact us at:

Cole's Hardware

25 Enterprise Drive

Danville, PA 17821