Privacy Policy

EARLE M. JORGENSEN COMPANY

PRIVACY POLICY

At Earle M. Jorgensen Company (“EMJ”), we are committed to protecting your privacy. Generally, you may visit www.emjmetals.com (our “Site”) without giving us any information about yourself. However, there are times when we may need to obtain information from you in order to provide certain services that you may request. This Privacy Policy was developed to help you understand what information we collect as well as how we use and safeguard the information you provide to us on our Site. This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time, so please revisit this page to remain fully informed of our privacy policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

You can access our home page at www.emjmetals.com and browse some areas of our Site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the web site you came from (known as the referring URL), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.

In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our web server, such as your IP address and domain name. EMJ may use web server and browser information to individually customize its offerings and presentations if you submit your personal information. We collect personal information, including your name, e-mail address, and certain demographic data, only when you choose to voluntarily provide to us such information, such as by registering, making inquiries regarding our products or services, requesting information regarding investor relations, reporting any problems with our Site, providing us with feedback on our Site, or otherwise.

In order to personalize and enhance your experience on our Site, we also collect information through “cookies.” Cookies are small strings of text sent by our Site to your browser which are then stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies allow us to personalize your experience on our Site, make your visit more convenient, and understand how you and others are using the Site so that we can improve your experience on the Site. We use cookies to identify repeat visitors to our Site and to determine the paths visitors take on our Site. We also use cookies to determine whether you visited our Site from a particular Internet link or advertisement. We do not use cookies that store personal information or associate cookie information with personal information you may provide to us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser setup to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, our Site will not recognize you when you return, and some functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.

Our Site is a general audience web site and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. By using our site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION:

We provide various security safeguards to protect your information. We use industry-accepted technology to protect your data from disclosure to unauthorized third parties. Our server is also protected by a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to any information we may store. Although these measures are typically effective, use of the Internet and related computer systems is inherently vulnerable to unauthorized access or “hacking.” No guarantee can be given that all information you provide to us will not be accessed by unauthorized persons.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION:

We collect, retain, and use internally Site visitor information only for legitimate business purposes, including the following: to correspond with you regarding our site, products, or services, to inform you of developments in our company or with our products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, to monitor Site visitor traffic patterns and Site usage, to comply with applicable laws, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of EMJ, our users, and others.

We may also use the information we collect to occasionally e-mail you regarding important functionality changes to the Site or to e-mail you announcements and promotions related to our business, products, and/or services. If you would rather not receive such correspondence, please e-mail us to that effect at privacy@emjmetals.com. If you have provided us more than one e-mail address, please remember to e-mail us from each of the e-mail accounts you have given us.

We strive to maintain the accuracy of our customer information. We respond promptly to update our database when you tell us your information is not accurate.

WHEN WE MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION:

We may share in aggregate, statistical form non-personal information regarding the visitors to our Site, traffic patterns, and Site usage with our partners, affiliates, investors, or other third parties.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or may disclose such information in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES:

Our Site may offer links to other web sites, which may have information policies and practices different from ours. We do not control and are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of any third party sites.

CONSENT:

By using this Site, you consent to our collection and use of personal information you choose to provide to us. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this policy, and any such modifications, alterations, or updates will be effective upon posting.

PRIVACY QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please them to us email at privacy@emjmetals.com. EMJ may also be contacted directly at the following address and phone number:

Attn: Web Site Coordinator
Earle M. Jorgensen Company
10650 Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
(323) 567-1122

This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 13, 2005 and may be modified from time to time.