Privacy Statement

This Web site is the responsibility of Thelen Materials. THELEN can be contacted by mail at 28955 W. Route 173 in Antioch, Illinois, by phone at (847) 838-8800, or by e-mail at The Web server on which this Web site is housed is owned and maintained by Staples Marketing Communications, Inc. The following policies apply to


  1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
    THELEN automatically collects and/or tracks (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to THELEN’s Web site, (2) the names, company names, phone numbers, fax numbers, pages numbers, e-mail addresses and other information that visitors voluntarily provide when communicating with THELEN via e-mail, and (3) user-specific information on what pages visitors access.
    THELEN does not place Internet cookies on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of the Web site viewed by the visitor. Internet cookies are stored on the visitor’s hard drive and are not stored, in any form, by THELEN. Visitors may decline the Internet cookie by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available. When a visitor performs a search on THELEN search engine, THELEN records information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. As necessary to provide service, THELEN does record limited information for every search request.
  1. Use of Personal Data Collected
    Personal data collected by THELEN will be used by THELEN for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, and to customize content and layout of THELEN’s site. Data on visitors’ home servers is aggregated for internal review and then discarded. Names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other contact information collected may be added to THELEN’s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, or upcoming events.
  1. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
    THELEN will not obtain visitor’s consent before posting collected data on THELEN’s Web site, or sharing, renting, selling, or otherwise disclosing data to third parties. Any third party to which THELEN shares, rents, sells, or otherwise discloses personal data will be carefully pre-screened by THELEN, determined by THELEN to be reputable, and will use the personal data for marketing products and services which THELEN determines, in its sole judgment, that visitors might find of interest. THELEN will disclose to third parties only information knowingly and voluntarily disclosed by visitors.
  1. Opt-Out Page
    Visitors may opt out of having their personal information collected by THELEN, used by THELEN for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties or used by THELEN or third parties to send promotional correspondences to the visitor, by contacting THELEN at (847) 838-8800 or at
  1. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
    Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or phone, THELEN will provide to visitors a summary of any personal information retained by THELEN regarding the visitor. Visitors may modify, correct, change, or update their personal record or cause their personal record to be removed from THELEN’s database. THELEN will only send personal records to the e-mail address on file for the visitor name associated with it.
  1. Collection of Personal Data from Children
    THELEN’s Web site is not intended for or marketed to persons under the age of 18. THELEN does not collect or post information from children under the age of 13.
  1. THELEN’s Right to Contact User
    THELEN reserves the right to contact site visitors regarding privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to site visitors.
  1. THELEN’s Right to Change Privacy Policy
    THELEN reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying visitors of the existence and location of the new or revised privacy policy.