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Last Updated: February 1, 2022

I. Introduction

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") discloses the privacy practices for TriMas Corporation and its subsidiaries (“TriMas” "us" or "we") with respect to its website and various related services (together,  the "Site"). We are committed to protecting your privacy online. Please read the information below to learn how we treat information about you that we may receive from your use of this Site.

II. You Consent to This Statement

You should read this Statement carefully.  We recommend printing and retaining a copy for your future reference.  By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Website, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed with this Statement.  If you do not agree to this Statement, you may not use this Website.

This Statement applies regardless of how the Website is accessed and will cover any technologies or devices by which we make the Website available to you.

We may provide you with additional privacy notices where we believe it is appropriate to do so. It is important that you read this Statement together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Statement supplements these other notices and is not intended to override them.

If you have any questions or concerns about our personal information policies or practices, you can contact us in the methods described below in the “Contact Information” section below.

III. The Personal Information We Collect From You

In the past twelve (12) months, we have collected the following Personal Information about our consumers, including visitors to this Site: identifiers such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address; employment information such as job title, prior employment, and education; as well as internet and other network information as described below. It is completely optional for you to provide us with your Personal Information.

III.      How We Collect Personal Information About You

Information You Provide to Us.

We collect Personal Information when you engage in certain activities on this Site, such as registering for an employment opportunity, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, use of our mobile applications, emailing us, making a sales inquiry, interacting with TriMas through social media platforms, or by filling out and submitting an online form. We may also collect your personal information offline, for example from your business card at a trade fair.

Automatically Collected Information.

When you use our Site, we will automatically collect technical information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including your browser type and operating system, search history, the links you click on within the Website, unique identifiers (including mobile device identification and IP address), information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, and other, similar technologies (please refer to Section V below), your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs installed on your computer and standard server log information. We collect your internet or other electronic network activity information from your interactions with our website.

IV. How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your Personal Information to operate our Site, to fulfill your requests for our goods or services, to respond to your inquiries to us, and to improve the quality of the goods or services that we provide to you.

Also, we may use Personal Information to communicate with you regarding the Site, or our products, employment applications, and services or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

We also use your Personal Information for Direct Marketing. If you register an account with us online, we will ask you if you would like to provide your consent to receive marketing information directly from us. If you make a sales inquiry or place an order we may contact you with marketing information in the ways mentioned in the notices presented to you, except where you indicate you would prefer otherwise. If you leave a comment on one of our blogs online, we will ask you if you would like to provide your consent to receive marketing information directly from us. From time to time, we may ask you to refresh your marketing preferences by asking you to confirm that you wish to continue receiving marketing information from us. You have the right to opt-out of our use of your personal information to provide marketing.

Data Anonymization and Use of Aggregated Information.

Your information may be converted into statistical or aggregated data in such a way as to ensure that you are not identified or identifiable from it. Aggregated data cannot be linked back to you as a natural person. We may use this data for analytical and research purposes.

V.        Cookies and Do Not Track Technologies


Like many other websites, our websites use cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent to your computer or device and stored on its hard drive to allow our websites to recognize you when you visit. We also use other similar technologies such as tracking pixels, tags, or similar tools when you visit our Website.  These technologies can collect data regarding your operating system, browser type, device type, screen resolution, IP address, and other technical information, as well as navigation events and session information as you interact with our Website.  This information allows us to understand how you use the Website.

We set some Cookies ourselves and others are set by third parties.  You can manage your Cookies preference as described in the “Managing Your Cookies” section below.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use and Why?

These are the different types of Cookies that we and our service providers use on the Website:

  • Essential Cookies.  These Cookies are required for the operation of the Website and enable you to move around the Website and use its features.  Disabling these Cookies can negatively impact the Website’s performance.
  • Analytics, Performance and Research Cookies.  These Cookies allow us to analyze activities on the Website.  They can be used to improve the functioning of the Website.  For example, these Cookies recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move around the Website.  Analytics Cookies also help us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns to help us improve them and to optimize the Website’s content for those who engage with our advertising.
  • Functionality Cookies.  These Cookies are used to recognize you when you return to the Website.  This enables us to personalize content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Social Networking Cookies.  These Cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third-party social networking and other websites.  These Cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

How Long Do Cookies Stay on My Device?

Some Cookies operate from the time you visit the Website until the end of that particular browsing session.  These Cookies, which are called “session cookies,” expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser.

Some Cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions and will not expire or automatically delete when you close your Internet browser.  These Cookies are called “persistent cookies” and the length of time they will remain on your device will vary from Cookie to Cookie.  Persistent Cookies are used for a number of purposes, such as storing your preferences so that they are available for your next visit and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit the Website, how your use of the Website may change over time, and the effectiveness of advertising efforts.

Managing Your Cookies

It may be possible to block Cookies by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies.  If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.

You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.  Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Website, compile reports on the Website’s activity, and provide other services related to Website activity and usage.  The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website.  The technologies used by Google Analytics do not gather information that personally identifies you.  The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies.  To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt-out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

We also use Google Remarketing features to collect data about visitors to our Website to, among other things, deliver advertising content on sites across the Internet in a manner that is specifically directed toward the interests expressed by the visitors while on our Website. Google uses Cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. You can opt-out of Google’s use of Cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to the Website via the following link: Google Ad Settings.

Do Not Track

Your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" (DNT) signal to websites and online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what DNT means in this context, and some browsers automatically apply DNT signals by default and therefore do not necessarily reflect our visitors' choice as to whether they wish to receive advertisements tailored to their interests. As a result, like many websites and online services, we do not alter our practices when the Service receives a DNT signal from a visitor's browser. As discussed below, you may opt out of the use of your Personal Information for online behavioral advertising by third parties at any time.

VI.       How We Share Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personal Information to others.

We may share your information with other companies within TriMas. Otherwise, we limit disclosures of Personal Information for business purposes to service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organization’s for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf.  Such service providers may include hosting and email management, advertising agencies, marketing research agencies and administrative services. When we use service providers, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.

We may share personal information with website and information security providers if we believe it is necessary in order to detect, investigate, prevent, or take action against illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or personal safety of any person.

TriMas may be required by law or legal process to disclose certain personal information to our lawyers, to third parties in connection with litigation, or to law enforcement personnel. We will disclose personal information in compliance with applicable laws. We may provide this information without your consent and without notice to you when we are required to do so in order to comply with a valid legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or search warrant.

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, your personal information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such personal information.

VII.     How to Opt Out of Direct Marketing

If you do not wish to receive future marketing or other commercial messages from us, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email or text message you receive. But note that you may continue to receive certain communications from us that are necessary for the Service, such as renewal notifications, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative service bulletins.

VIII.   Data Security

We take reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security precautions to protect the personal information collected or maintained by us against loss, unauthorized access, and illegal use or disclosure. Unfortunately, the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure of your personal information.

Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access an account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Our websites may contain links to other websites run by other organizations. This notice does not apply to those other websites‚ so we encourage you to read their privacy statements. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links that we provide. In addition, if you linked to our websites from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.

IX.       Data Retention

If we collect your Personal Information, the length of time we retain it is determined by a number of factors including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other laws. Some records, including Personal Information, must be retained for minimum periods by law (such as payroll records).  We may need your Personal Information to establish, bring or defend legal claims. For this purpose, we will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary for the establishment or defense of our legal claims. We do not retain Personal Information in an identifiable format for longer than is necessary to provide the services you request or for legitimate business purposes.

X.        European Privacy Rights

This section of our Privacy Policy provides certain required information to persons located in the European Union (“EU”), a European Economic Area (“EAA”) member state, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom. Before TriMas collects any Personal Information from you, you are entitled under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (collectively, the “GDPR”), to the information in this section of our Privacy Policy. 

TriMas shall only collect the amount of Personal Information necessary to achieve the related business purpose, and shall only store such Personal Information as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, subject to legal obligations. TriMas shall take reasonable steps to ensure Personal Information is accurate, current and reliable for its intended use.

Lawful Basis. 

TriMas will only process your Personal Information when TriMas has a lawful basis for doing so.

  • Legitimate Interests:

TriMas may use and process your Personal Information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business, such as responding to requests for support, conducting commercial interactions like billing, collections, product shipments, or preventing fraud.   You have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests, subject to limitations. Where TriMas has supplied you with any products, we may use your Personal Information to contact you if there are any urgent safety or product recall notices to communicate to you or where we otherwise reasonably believe that the processing of your Personal Information will prevent or reduce any potential harm to you.

  • Consent:

We may also use and process your Personal Information where you have consented for us to undertake marketing to you via email or text about our goods and services. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

  • To Perform a Contract:

We may process your Personal Information to administer and fulfill contractual obligations to you.

  • Compliance with Legal Obligations:

We may process your personal information to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject.  This may include any requirement to produce audited accounts, any legal obligation to share information with law enforcement agencies, public or governmental authorities, and to comply with legal process.

  • Necessary for the Exercise or Defense of Legal Claims

If you bring a claim against us or we bring a claim against you, we may process your personal information in relation to that claim.

We are the Data Controller of all personal information we collect from residents of the European Union.  If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information for any specific processing activity, please contact us using the “Contact Information” section below.

International Transfer

All Personal Information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the EEA and the UK. By way of example, this may happen where any of our companies are incorporated in a country outside of the EEA and the UK or if any of our servers or those of our third party service providers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EEA and the UK. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU and the UK.  If we transfer Personal Information to a country outside the EEA that does not maintain the same level of data protection as the EU and the UK, we implement appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.  We may transfer your Personal Information to such countries where we have your consent or where we have implemented Standard Contractual Clauses.  Please contact us using the details at the end of this Policy for more information about the protections that we put in place and to obtain a copy of the relevant documents.

Individual Rights

If you use the websites and are located in the EU, EAA, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, you are entitled by law to access, correct, amend, or delete Personal Information about you that we hold. A list of these rights is below.

  • The right to access: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not we are processing personal information about you and, if so, the right to be provided with the information contained in this Notice. You also have the right to receive a copy of the personal information undergoing processing.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to ask us to erase your personal Information in certain circumstances such as when your personal Information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed, we have been using it with no valid legal basis, we are obligated to erase it to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, we need your consent to use the information and you withdraw consent, or you object to use processing your personal information where our legal basis for doing so is our legitimate interests and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.

    However, this right is not absolute.  Even if you make a request for deletion, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping, maintenance of opt-out requirements, defending or making legal claims, or detecting fraudulent activities. We will retain information in accordance with the “Data Retention” section below

    If you do exercise a valid right to have your personal information deleted, please keep in mind that deletion by third parties to whom the information has been provided might not be immediate and that the deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period (but will not be available to others).
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Information in certain circumstances, such as when the accuracy of the Personal Information is brought into question, we have used your information unlawfully, but you request us to restrict its use instead of erasing it, we no longer need the information for the purpose for which we collected it, but you need it to deal with a legal claim, or you have objected to us using your information, while we check whether our legitimate grounds override your right to object
  • The right to Information portability: You have the right to ask that we transfer the Personal Information you gave us from one organization to another, or give it to you. This applies to personal information we are processing to service a contract with you and to personal information we are processing based on your consent.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority: If you believe your rights under the GDPR have been violated, the GDPR gives you the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority. A list of Supervisory Authorities is available here:
  • The right to withdraw consent: If TriMas obtains your written consent to collect and process your Personal Information, you can subsequently withdraw such consent as to any further processing of information.
  • Automated decision-making. To the extent that TriMas engages in decision-making based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or which significantly affects you, you have the right not to be subject to such decision-making.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and certain exemptions apply.

To exercise these rights please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before responding to your request. In the event that we refuse a request, we will provide you a reason as to why.

XI.       California Privacy Rights

If you are a California Consumer, you have certain rights with respect to the collection, use, transfer, and processing of your “Personal Information,” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We reserve the right to limit these rights where permitted under applicable law, including where your identity cannot be reasonably verified or to the extent your rights adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. To exercise any of the rights below, please contact us via the contact information below. Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.

Individual Rights

You have the right to request that TriMas disclose the Personal Information it collects, uses, and discloses about you to third parties. There are two types of Right to Know requests you can make:

  • Right to Know (Abbreviated Request): If you make a Right to Know (Abbreviated Request), you will receive the following information about you: (a) the categories of Personal Information collected in the past 12 months; (b) the categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected; (c) the business or commercial purpose(s) for which the Personal Information was collected or sold; (d) the categories of third parties with whom Personal Information has been shared; (e)the categories of Personal Information sold in the preceding 12 months, and for each category identified, the categories of third parties to which TriMas sold that particular category of Personal Information; and (f) the categories of Personal Information disclosed for a business purpose in the preceding 12 months, and for each category identified, the categories of third parties to whom it disclosed that particular category of Personal Information.
  • Right to Know (Specific Pieces of Information Request): If you make a Right to Know (Specific Pieces of Information Request), you will receive the following information about you: specific pieces of Personal Information collected about you.

This information will be provided to you free of charge, unless TriMas determines that your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. You may request this information twice in a 12-month period.

  • Right of Deletion. You have the right to request that TriMas and our service providers delete any Personal Information about you that TriMas has collected from you upon receipt of a verifiable request. This right is subject to exceptions.
  • Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Information. California Consumers have the right to opt-out of the sale of Personal Information by a business that sells Personal Information. Please note that TriMas does not sell any Personal Information of Any Consumers.
  • Right to Equal Service. TriMas will not discriminate against you because you exercised any of your rights, including, but not limited to, by denying goods or services to you, charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties, providing a different level or quality of goods or services to you, suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Submitting Requests

You may submit a request through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling our toll free number at 1-833- 601-2660.

Verifying Requests

TriMas provides California Consumers with the ability to submit requests through our email address. TriMas must verify that the person requesting information or deletion is the California Consumer about whom the request relates in order to process the request.  To verify a California Consumer’s identity, we may request up to three pieces of Personal Information about you when you make a request to compare against our records.  We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.  We will only use Personal Information provided in your request to verify your identity and will delete any information you provide after processing the request.  TriMas reserves the right to take additional steps as necessary to verify the identity of California Consumers where we have reason to believe a request is fraudulent. 

Authorized Agent

You may choose a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf to submit your requests (“Authorized Agent”).  If you choose to use an Authorized Agent, we require that you provide the Authorized Agent with written permission to allow them to submit your request and that you verify your identity directly with us.  Failure to do so may result in TriMas denying your request.

“Shine the Light”

Residents of the State of California also have the right to request information regarding third parties to whom the company has disclosed certain categories of personal information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes under California’s “Shine the Light” law.  We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.  However, if you are a California resident and would like to inquire further, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

XII.     Children’s Privacy Statement

Our services are not intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 years. Please contact us if you believe we may have unknowingly collected information about a child under 13 years of age, and we will take immediate steps to delete any such personal information.

XIII.   Changes

Our Privacy Policy reflects our current business practices and is subject to change without notice.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, add, revise or delete provisions of our Privacy Policy at any time. If our practices change regarding your Personal Information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice to you of these changes. Your use of our services after an update to the Privacy Policy means that you accept the new Privacy Policy. We will post the effective date of any change at the beginning of our Privacy Policy. We encourage you to visit regularly so that you remain aware of the terms and conditions and how our Privacy Policy may affect you.

XIV.    Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
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