Privacy Policy

Rabe Hardware, Inc. operates the website along with numerous domain redirects to and pages contained within (collectively, the “Website”). It is Rabe Hardware, Inc.’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Website and are committed to the following privacy standards.

  • We will never ask for your personal information unless we truly need it. 
  • We won’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • Personal information is never stored on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make our social networking activities as simple as possible for you to control what is visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

The following privacy policy demonstrates Rabe Hardware, Inc’s firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this website.  Our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding how Rabe Hardware, Inc. collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.


Rabe Hardware, Inc.
317 Locust St., PO Box 148
Blairstown, IA 52209
(319) 454-6514


Website Visitors

Rabe Hardware collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Rabe Hardware’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rabe Hardware visitors use its Website. From time to time, Rabe Hardware, may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.

Rabe Hardware also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Such information can include location data and information of end users. Rabe Hardware does not use such information to identify its visitors and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.


Interactive Areas

The Websites may offer publicly accessible blogs, community forums, comments sections, discussion forums, or other interactive features (“Interactive Areas”). If you choose to participate in any of these Interactive Areas, please be aware that that any information that you post in an Interactive Area might be read, collected, and used by others who access it. If you wish to remove your personal information from any of our Interactive Areas, please contact  us at [email protected]


Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Rabe Hardware Website choose to interact in ways that require Rabe Hardware to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rabe Hardware gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Rabe Hardware collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor interaction with Rabe Hardware. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Rabe Hardware discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Rabe Hardware’s behalf or to provide services available at Rabe Hardware, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Rabe Hardware’s Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Rabe Hardware will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Rabe Hardware discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Rabe Hardware believes, in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Rabe Hardware, third parties or the public at large. Rabe Hardware, may use personally-identifying information to occasionally send you an email letting you know about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what is going on with Rabe Hardware, and products or services. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a contact form submission or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Rabe Hardware takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


Cookies (General Information)

Rabe Hardware’s Website makes use of cookies to save and retrieve information about your visit to our site. Cookies are small files of software which save and retrieve information about your visit to a website or application. They reside in your internet browser to help remember your preferences and previous activity. You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies currently used on our site identify you as an anonymized number. We and our partners (e.g., marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics providers) use cookies and log files to analyze trends, administer the website, track users movements around the website, and gather demographic information about our user base. We may receive anonymized reports based on the use of these technologies by our partners on an aggregated basis. We also use this data to provide the site’s content, ensure the functionality of our information technology systems, and to optimize our website. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The data of log files will be stored separately from your other personal data.

Users can control and refuse the use of cookies at the individual browser level. Cookies installed can be deleted. If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some features or areas of our website may be limited.

When you visit our website, the following categories of cookies will be set in your browser:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a site and use its features. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. Registered Visitor Cookie – A unique identifier given to each registered user, used to recognize you anonymously through your visit and when you return to the site.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information so that we can analyze how our visitors use the Rabe Hardware Website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our site works.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (e.g., such as your user name or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

We may use information collected from functional cookies to identify user behavior and to serve content based on the user profile. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or to record where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.

Analytics cookies

In order to keep our website services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use the site. Cookies allow web analytics services to recognize your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited the Rabe Hardware Website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes, and it helps Rabe Hardware analyze patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.

Third Party Applications

We will share your personal data with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy – and do not and will not sell your personal data. Rabe Hardware shares your personal data with third parties, in particular non-Rabe Hardware parties, only with your express consent or under another lawful basis for processing under the applicable law. Categories of non-Rabe Hardware parties with which we share your personal data include vendors such as host and cloud service providers and marketing agencies involved in the administration of the Rabe Hardware Website and business advertising.

InMotion Hosting

Rabe Hardware’s Website is hosted on InMotion Hosting’s servers.  InMotion Hosting is a top rated U.S. based web hosting company offering Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers. InMotion Hosting, Inc., 3629 Sentara Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, USA  More information about InMotion Hosting’s privacy practices can be found at


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). is a hosted anti comment spam service operated by Automattic Inc.  To view their privacy policy visit


Cloudflare is a website service that improves the overall performance, speed and protection of millions of websites and is a plugin used by the Rabe Hardware Website.  Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA Cloudflare helps speed up distribution of static and dynamic web content such as .html, .css, .js, and image files, to users. Cloudflare delivers content through a worldwide network of data centers. When a visitor requests content that is being served with Cloudflare, the visitor is routed to data center that provides the lowest latency (time delay), so that content is delivered with the best possible performance.  Cloudflare captures information about each request that includes system logs which captures the following information: IP address, lat/long of the server which served the request, country and date and time. More information about Cloudflare’s privacy practices can be found at

Google Analytics

The Rabe Hardware Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google Analytics” or “Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.

In using Google Analytics our Website employs the extension “anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly as noted elsewhere in this Privacy Policy. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Google Analytics also offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage.

Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.

You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link:

For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has self-certified pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield (

More information about Google Analytics’ privacy practices can be found at



The Rabe Hardware Website displays customer testimonials.  With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name and location of the service. Testimonials displayed on the Rabe Hardware Website might be read, collected and used by others who access it. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at [email protected]



Rabe Hardware may provide the opportunity to sign-up for a periodic email newsletter by entering in your email address and confirming it by clicking on a confirmation link sent to you by us. In some cases we may ask you for further information, such as name, occupation, address or telephone number. Regarding the processing of this personal data you will be asked to grant your explicit consent.  If you subscribe to a Rabe Hardware email newsletter your IP address as well as data and time of subscription may be collected and used for the distribution of the newsletter. The subscription may be terminated by you at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each newsletter. We will delete the relevant personal data promptly upon your unsubscribe instruction or by contacting us at [email protected]


Contact forms

Visitor that submit a contact form on the Rabe Hardware Website will be asked to provide identifying information such as name, address, telephone number, email address and utility provider.  Submission of the contact form is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. This information is only used in order to reply to an inquiry regarding a Rabe Hardware, Inc. product or service.


Surveys & Contests

The Rabe Hardware Website provides visitors access to survey forms and from time-to-time, contest forms. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of Rabe Hardware’s Website and overall business model.


Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

Rabe Hardware is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Rabe Hardware Website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Rabe Hardware Website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites, which have a link the Rabe Hardware Website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Rabe Hardware, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Rabe Hardware, Inc.’s sole discretion. Rabe Hardware, Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.