Tarps Now® Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy Statement Notice (“Notice”) discloses the privacy practices for Industrail Fabric Products Inc., a Michigan Corporation, (also hereinafter referred to as “Website” and "Tarps Now®").   This Notice applies to information collected by this Website.  For your security and peace of mind, the policies contained in this Notice govern the use of information which you may provide and we reserve the right to communicate policy changes from time to time on this page or through other electronic communications.  To preserve your trust, it’s important that you to understand what kind of information is gathered, how it is used and/or shared, and your choices regarding the use of such information.  This Notice will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Website, how it is secured, how it is used and with whom it may be shared, (“personally identifiable information” or “personal information” means any information by which you can be identified or contacted, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.);
  2. What choices are available for the use of such information;
  3. The security procedures that are in place to protect the misuse of your information; and,
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

To respect and protect the privacy of visitors to our Website, you are hereby given Notice of the following:

With respect to the access and collection of information that you voluntarily give us via email or any other form of direct contact from you, such information collected on this Website will be owned and managed by Tarps Now.

Information is collected in connection with your use of this Website is granted with the express understanding that you agree to accept, receive and transmit communications originating with the Website or Tarps Now.  Your personal information will not be inappropriately shared with any third party, other than as necessary to fulfill your request(s), such as shipping or tracking an order, or in various marketing and promotional offerings.

We reserve the right to contact you in the future by telephone, United States mail services, shipping companies, email,  online chats, etc., electronically or otherwise, for any reason whatsoever, unless specifically instructed in written form delivered by United States postal mail not to do so.

Access and Control of Information

You may “opt out” of any future email promotional communications at any time. You may also:

Request any data we have about you, if any:

Change or correct any data we have about you;

Request deletion of any data about you; or,

Express any reasonable concern you may have about the use of your data.


You will be providing information on our order form and/or in other forms of electronic communications. To make a purchase, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, CVV numbers and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If there is any difficulty processing an order, this information will be used to contact you.  Orders or any other forms of communications received from persons under 18 years of age, or from persons not legally empowered to transact business in any state or country, are hereby prohibited.


A cookie is a small piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive. This Website uses "cookies" to help improve your access to the site, as well as assist in identifying repeat visits to the site. For instance, when you are identified through a “cookie”, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the Site. Cookies can also enable customer tracking and target their interests, so as to enhance their shopping experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. General usage information is collected to improve the quality of our web site, enhance or tailor the products and services offered, and to make your shopping experience as valuable and efficient as possible.  As such, you are hereby notified of the use of such cookies as set forth herein, with your full knowledge and consent being a condition of your Website access and use.  For more detail on the use of cookies, see below.


Third party companies are utilized in connection with Website marketing, promotions, shipping orders and related credit card processing.  These companies do not retain, store or use sensitive credit card information (account numbers, expiration dates, CCV numbers, etc.) for any other purposes not described herein.  We reserve the right to collect such information in connection with the use of this Website, as well as to share such information with appropriate governmental taxing authorities if so required to do so by governing Federal, state or local laws.


From time to time, you may receive requests information via surveys or feedback in connection with your use of the Website. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to resolve concerns or respond to requests or questions. Survey information will be used to monitor and improve the use and satisfaction of this Website.


In order to establish a continuing Website account, customers must complete the registration form which will ask for certain information, such as name and email address. This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.


Precautions are always taken to protect your information in connection with the use of this Website. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, we take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.

Wherever sensitive personal information is collected (such as credit card data) on this Website, this information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure fashion. You can verify this by looking for an unbroken key or a closed lock icon in your browser window (different browsers use different icons), or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. Please note that email is not considered to be a secure or encrypted means of transmitting credit card information, and is therefore not employed in transmitting sensitive information.

Noting that encryption is utilized to protect sensitive information transmitted through the Website, steps are also taken to protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Most importantly, your trust and confidence are at the forefront of all activities taken on your behalf, and this Privacy Policy is to provide you assurance that we will safeguard and respect any information collected by the Website.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact us immediately via email.

Information Collected

We may collect the following information:

  • Names and Addresses;
  • Contact Information including eMail Addresses;
  • Order Information Required for Tax Compliance;
  • Demographic Information such as Postal Code, Preferences and Interests; and,
  • Other Information Relevant to Customer Preferences, Surveys and Offers.

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

Use of Information

We require the information collected in connection with your use of the Website to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services;
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided; and,
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that the collection of your information through the Website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Uses of Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive when you use the Website. Once the file is added, the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Website application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which Website pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about Website traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Such information is also used for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Links to Sites

Our Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy notice statement applicable to any such website in question.

Google Analytics

Our Website is using Google Analytics, Google Signals, Google AdWords and Google remarketing services which are all services by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to analyze and improve our website based on your usage behavior. Google AdWords conversion tracking and Google remarketing also use cookies and similar technologies in order to measure the performance of advertisements placed (so-called AdWords campaigns) and to show you individualized advertising messages on websites that collaborate with Google. Google Signals compiles for us multi-platform data reports on Google users that have enabled personalized advertising in their Google accounts.

If you have enabled personalized advertising in your Google account, Google will be able to prepare data models and reports on website habits, which show for instance on which device you first clicked on an advertisement and on which device any eventual purchase took place. These data models and reports are based on random samples and are pseudonymized to ensure anonymity, which means that we are unable to draw any conclusions as to the identities of the individual Google users.

How Google uses the collected data: policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

If you so choose you can opt out from Google analytics cookies by visiting this link: Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on.

Notice to California Customers

California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. The Website does not recognize the "do not track signals" that some browsers may employ.  If you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes offline please contact us.

Control of Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information shared using the Website in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the Website, indicate that you do not want the information to be used for third party direct marketing purposes; and,
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for third party marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act and a nonrefundable fee will be payable.  If you would like a copy of the information collected in connection with the foregoing, or you believe that any Website information we have collected is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect and advise you accordingly.

SMS/MMS Mobile Messaging Marketing Program

By subscribing to Tarps Now text notifications, you agree to receive automated marketing text messages from us about our products and services at the phone number you provided when you subscribed, and that the messages may be sent via automatic telephone dialing system or other technology. Message frequency is recurring. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Message and data rates may apply. Reply STOP, STOPALL, UNSUBSCRIBE, CANCEL, END, QUIT to opt-out and HELP for customer support. You may receive an additional text message confirming your decision to opt-out. You understand and agree that attempting to opt-out by any means other than texting the opt-out commands above is not a reasonable means of opting out.

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@tarpsnow.com

List of Cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE name COOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.