Upon your first visit to an Thomas & Betts web site, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely
identifies your browser. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your
understand how people use our sites. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking
user trends and patterns of how people navigate our sites.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to
indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services on our sites may not function
properly without cookies.
Thomas & Betts’s website uses both "first party" cookies (cookies used by the Thomas & Betts website
only) and "third party" cookies (cookies originating from a third party website). We use first party cookies
for storing preferences and data needed throughout your visit on the site (for example, contents of your
shopping cart). We use third party cookies for tracking user trends and patterns with the help of third party
web statistics providers. The third party cookies are used exclusively by Thomas & Betts websites and the
web statistics provider and are not shared with any other third party.
The table below describes the web statistics cookies used by the Thomas & Betts website.
Provider of cookie
Type of cookie
Purpose of cookie
Web analytics (anonymous usage statistics)
comScore Digital Analytix
Web analytics (anonymous usage statistics)
You can disable and re-enable the web statistics cookies using the function below:
Disable tracking cookies
Thomas & Betts considers privacy an important issue, so we build and operate our web services with the
gather when you use one of Thomas & Betts's web sites and some of the steps we take to safeguard it.
These principles apply to personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. By this we
mean information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or
other contact details.
Browsing of our web sites and most other services do not require any personally identifying information.
Thomas & Betts may collect limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available
whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type,
browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify
your browser. We use this information to better understand users behavior and to further improve our
Some of our services require you to register for an account. Thomas & Betts asks you for some personal
information in order to create an account and we will use that information to provide the service. For
certain services we may request credit card or other payment information which we maintain in encrypted
form on secure servers.
When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we
collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your
personal information with us. It is then up to you to decide if you want to provide the information or not.
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we
have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:
We have your expressed consent.
We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of
processing your request on our behalf. When this is done, it is subject to agreements that
oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions and in compliance
We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation
or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or
safety of Thomas & Betts, its users or the public.
If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our
services as well as distributors and channel partners to the extent necessary to provide you with a
seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account
information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in
this Policy or with your consent.
We may store and process personal information collected on our site in any country in which Thomas &
Betts or our hosting providers maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your
information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.
In the event of a transfer of ownership of parts of Thomas & Betts., such as acquisition by or merger with
another company, we will provide notice and ask for your consent before any personally identifying
We may share aggregated information with others. Examples of this include user trends or the number of
users who accessed a particular part of Thomas & Betts's web presence. This aggregated information
does not include any personally identifying information.
We offer certain services where you can post information on the site which will then be available to other
visitors of the site. Examples are discussion forums and comments on blogs. When you post, basic
information identifying you as the poster will be made available to other visitors together with your posted
information. This information includes your name or alias, and where relevant, may include other
information such as your country or the name of the company or organization you work for. We may also
display statistical, reputational and other similar information, for example the number of forum posts you
have posted or how useful other visitors have rated your posts. For details, please see the help pages for
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized
alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
We restrict access to your personally identifying information to Thomas & Betts employees who need to
know that information in order to fullfill your request or supply our services.
Updating your information
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of
our services. For more information, please see the help pages for each service.
The external sites linked to from the Thomas & Betts web sites are developed by people over whom
Thomas & Betts exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer,
collect data or solicit personal information.
Changes to this Policy
but there may be changes that are more significant.
Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also
provide a more prominent notice. Each version will be noted at the top of the page. Prior versions of this
This policy has been last updated on April 26, 2012. Changes include better description of our usage of
cookies and addition of a section concerning user-generated content on the site.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us any time.