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Privacy Policy

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, LLC (“HFTFS”) is committed to protecting the privacy and rights of visitors to all of our websites (the “Sites”). This privacy policy is intended to make clear the ways that HFTFS may collect, store, protect, and make use of information. We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this site. We do not and will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that is not outlined in this statement. To the extent a notice provided at the time of collection or on a particular website conflicts with this privacy policy statement, such specific notice or supplemental privacy policy statement will control.

The information we collect

HFTFS does not require users to provide personally identifying information to access most of the content on its Sites. However, non-personal information (which cannot be associated with a particular individual) may be collected during your visit. By visiting one of our Sites, you grant us permission to collect non-personal information and/or aggregate information, which may include location, IP address, browser details, and similar non-identifying details for the purpose of understanding how visitors are using our Sites. HFTFS may aggregate such information to provide summaries of use of its Sites and to better understand the interests of users as a group. HFTFS commits to only retain information for as long as necessary and to hold any information received in strict confidence.

Personally identifying information may be required if users wish to sign up for email lists, submit inquiries, or take action offered by or on behalf of HFTFS (such as applications for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence). The information we collect is clearly stated on the Site on which we collect it. For example, our contact form asks for your contact information. Personally identifying information may include a user’s name, job title, affiliation, country, zip code, Tax ID number, and email address. This information is collected and maintained by HFTFS in accordance with this privacy policy. If you choose to provide HFTFS with a third party’s personal information (such as name, email, job title or affiliation, or phone number), you represent that you have the third party’s permission to do so.

HFTFS does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from minors without the consent of a parent or guardian. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at the email address provided below.

Privacy Preferences/Opt Out

If at any time you would like to be removed from any/all HFTFS newsletters, you may do so by contacting us at with the word “REMOVE” in the subject line and your email address in the body. It may take up to 30 days to remove your address from our files.

How we use and share information

HFTFS will not sell, exchange or release users’ personally identifying information to any third party, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of HFTFS, or to provide the services or information a user has requested. The information we collect is used to 1) provide improved online content and services; 2) customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual user; 3) to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Sites and protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Sites, and 4) provide the services or information a user has requested.

We may also disclose user information if required 1) to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws; 2) to respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity; 3) to take appropriate or necessary action against liability or fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses; or 4) to protect the integrity of our information technology systems.

How we use cookies

Our servers may use “cookies” (a small data file) to track a user’s activity within our site. Cookies do not gather personal information such as email addresses. The information provided by cookies allows HFTFS to measure user trends (such as which domains refer users to our site), to provide personalized content where available, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this website more effectively and to gather broad geographic information about where users are accessing our site from. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but this may limit your access to some features of the site.


Keeping your information safe is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We strive to protect your personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose in your browsing and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.

Links to other websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we have no responsibility for that external site. This privacy statement does not govern other sites. The inclusion of that link on one of our Sites does not mean that HFTFS endorses that website, its content, or the organization to which it belongs.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by HFTFS and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Changes to this policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our site periodically.

Terms of Use

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using the website, you accept the terms described herein.

Trademark and Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, HFTFS owns the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website, including all text, photos, images, design, logos, videos, graphics, publications, and other content.

The name and logo for Harbor Freight Tools for Schools are licensed by The Smidt Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which is the sole member of HFTFS, and may be used only with permission from The Smidt Foundation. All requests should be directed to Please state the subject as “Use of Intellectual Property.”

Use of Content

All content on this website, including photos and documents, is provided “as is” without any endorsement or warranty, whether express or implied. In no event will HFTFS be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the viewing or use of such content.

You may view, download, and print pages (or other content) from the website for your personal use. Material may not be used for commercial purposes; edited or otherwise modified; republished in any manner; sold, rented, or sub-licensed; or redistributed. All content contained in this website owned by other parties may not be reproduced or modified without prior written consent of those parties.

Exceptions for content owned by the HFTFS may be granted with the prior written consent of the HFTFS. All requests should be directed to Please state the subject as “Use of Website Materials.”

No Warranties

This website is provided “as is.” HFTFS makes no warranties, expressed or implied. Further, HFTFS does not warrant or make any representations in relation to the availability of this website or in relation to the information and materials provided on this website. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.


Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Terms of Use by contacting us at Please note “Privacy Policy” in the subject line of your e-mail.