Last modified: December 1, 2018
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the www.GFSE.com webpage (or any pages, facilities, services, features, or capabilities run by Giles on the GFSE domain (for example, product pages, review pages, account management pages, or the product ordering pages). We also describe in this policy our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information, so you can be aware.
This policy applies only to information we collect via the Website.
To avoid misunderstanding, we want you to be aware that this policy does not apply to information collected or provided in other ways. For example, the policy does not apply to information that is:
- Collected or provided offline (for example, if you fill out a paper form and send it in)
- Collected or provided telephonically (for example, if you place a call to us to provide billing information)
- Collected or provided via e-mail, twitter, social media, or other electronic communications channels outside of our Website. But, if you initiate communication to us by filling out a “web form” on the Website and submit the form using a “submit” button, that would be covered by this policy. For example, submission of a product review on the Website would be a web form, and would be covered by this policy. However, e-mails are not covered by this policy, even if you find the address or click on an e-mail address link using the Website to initiate the e-mail, and even if they share the same domain as the Website.
- Provided by you to third parties, that is subsequently provided to us by other than through our Website.
- Provided to us by third parties, even if they use the Website to convey that information to us, or if we also receive that information from you using the Website.
- Available to us from sources other than your interaction with the Website. For example, we may receive information about you from the Website (such as your name and address), and also receive that same information from mailing lists purchased from a third party. In such a case, the fact that we got the information via the Website will not make your name and address subject to this policy, because we also have it from another source.
- Obtained by Giles or from any third party through any means other than the Website.
Information We Collect About You
We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including but not limited to the following:
- Information you provide to us (discussed below).
- Information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, job title, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, company or employer, payment information such as credit card information, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personal information").
- Information that is about you, or your activity, but that individually does not identify you, such as Website tracking information and Website usage information.
- Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
For example, we may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, salutation, company name, and date of birth.
- Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address, and telephone numbers.
- Transaction Data includes details about products and services you have purchased from us, and may include references to payments processed in connection with the use of the Website.
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, internet service provider (ISP), date/time stamp, your login data, browser type, language and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this Website.
- Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our Website and other services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We also may collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data if it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you individually, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We do not intend to collect any data about you regarding your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data, criminal convictions and offenses. Please do not provide any such information in any way. If you do provide such information (such as in free-form areas of a form seeking an account on the Website, or in a product review), we may not be aware you have provided it, and therefore we will have no obligation to treat this data differently than we treat other information provided by you.
We do not necessarily collect all of these types of information, but we want you to know that it is possible.
How We Collect Information
As described in more detail in the following three sections, we do or may collect information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us.
- Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
- By way of third party advertisements, services, or features on our Website, which are under partial or complete control of entities other than Giles.
Information You Provide to Us
We do collect information you provide to us on or through the Website (in addition to any information we may collect automatically). Information we collect from you may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering or updating an account on our Website, submitting a review, submitting an order or request for information, posting material, or requesting further services. This will also include information when you report a problem or request relating to the Website. If we offer a contest or promotion on the Website, we may also ask you for information when you attempt to enter.
- Records and copies of your correspondence submitted through web forms (including any attachments and any email addresses in any of those materials), if you contact us via web forms on the Website.
- Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
- Details of those portions of transactions you conduct through our Website, such as initiating an order. You may be required to provide financial information offline, in which case the information provided offline is not subject to this policy.
- Your search queries on the Website.
- Information that you provide to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website (for example, a product review you submit), or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.
Although we limit access to certain pages, and even if you may set certain privacy settings for information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Usage Information We May Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, pages visited, IP addresses and domains of referring sites, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically may include and be useful for statistical data, but may also may include personal information. Where the collected information does not itself contain personal information, we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we have otherwise collected. We may do this, for example, to improve our Website or to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may from time to time include:
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
- Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We may not use all of these types of data collection technologies, but we want you to be aware that they are possible on our systems.
We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from some providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information in a number of ways that include but may not be limited to the following:
- To present our Website and its contents to you.
- To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
- To provide you with notices about your orders.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
- To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
- To allow you to receive email invoices.
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
- To process transactions
- To provide you with support.
- To evaluate and/or manage our relationship with you.
- To understand your preferences
- To improve our Website, products, or services.
- To communicate with you.
- For any other purpose with your consent.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
- To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
- To a buyer of our business or any part of it or other successor to our business or any part of it in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Giles’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Giles about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
- To fulfill, service, deliver, or provide support for an order, a product that is the subject of an order, or a request or service related to an order or a product
- To obtain, effect, pursue, investigate or otherwise act in connection with a payment, refund, account balance, account receivable, or other financial situation.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
- With your employer or similar entity, or a third party engaged by your employer.
- For information processing
- For extending credit or evaluating whether to extend credit
- With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Giles, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently recognize or acknowledge automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "Do Not Track" instructions. Additional information about Do Not Track requests as it applies to California residents is available at the section of this policy “Your California Privacy Rights.” Depending on the browser you choose to use, you can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of other collection and tracking technologies through your browser. As noted above, if you do adjust your privacy preferences, certain functionality of the site may be affected.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
If you are a registered user, then you can review and change the personal information as identified in your account profile by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our servers behind firewalls that we attempt to keep secure. With respect to payment transactions, we presently do not accept payment information via the Website, and therefore any such information is outside the scope of this policy.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a username and password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like product reviews. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding a business’s disclosure of customer information to third parties for that third party’s direct marketing purposes. For such requests, we have designated the following mailing address, electronic mail address and toll-free telephone numbers to which you may deliver such requests:
Attn: California Information Privacy Issue
Giles Enterprises, Inc.
2750 Gunter Park Drive West, Montgomery, AL 36109
If you are a California resident and have an established business relationship with us, then you can request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information that (within the one year preceding your request) we have shared with third parties who we know have used the personal information for their direct marketing purposes within that year. You may also request those third parties’ names and addresses (and other information sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third party’s business, if the third party’s name alone does not reasonably make that determinable to you). You may request these types of information once a year. Please allow 30 days for a response.
If you are a California resident under 18 years old and a registered user, then you can request that we remove content or information that you have posted to our website or other online services. Note that fulfillment of the request may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal (e.g., if the content or information has been reposted by another user). To request removal of content or information, please contact us at the contact addresses designated above. Please allow 30 days for a response.
In addition, we make this disclosure concerning tracking technology as it relates to California residents. We do not respond to Web browser “Do Not Track”' signals at this time. Please see http://www.networkadvertising.org for additional information and possible options for addressing information collection across third party websites and service. The “opt out” page on that site may be of particular interest to you, which is available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Please note that the opt-out applies only to entities that have elected to respect it, so using this tool will not control all information collection and use of third parties. Also, these opt-out mechanisms rely on cookies to remember your choices with respect to ad-serving on websites. If you delete your cookies, use another computer or device, or change browsers, then you will need to repeat this process. In addition, opting out of interest-based ads will not opt you out of all ads, but rather only those ads that are personalized to your interests based on activities observed on websites not owned and operated by Giles.
Giles’s services are hosted in the United States and are intended for visitors located within the United States. If you choose to access a Service from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling you requests, and operating the service. By providing any information, including personal information, on or to the service, you consent to such transfer, storage and processing.