GGS PRIVACY STATEMENT – EFFECTIVE DATE OCTOBER 5, 2005:
GGS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and security. This document describes GGS’ practices with respect to the collection of user information from this Web site. This document only applies to the GGS site www.ggsgraphics.com. We have taken extra steps to make sure your online shopping experience is the best and is safe and secure.
As a visitor to GGS’ web site, www.ggsgraphics.com, you have the right to understand our information privacy practices prior to providing GGS with any of your personal information (Personal information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address).
By providing you with this Privacy Statement, GGS is pledging our continued commitment to protecting the information you provide to us. GGS regularly examines our information privacy practices to determine whether we are adhering to the disclosures about the collection, use, sharing, and protection of your personal information made in this privacy statement.
This GGS Privacy Statement discloses the information privacy practices for GGS’ web site, https:// www.ggsgraphics.com
GGS does not knowingly collect information provided by children under the age of 13. If that policy changes, GGS will obtain consent from a parent or guardian before GGS knowingly collects data from anyone under the age of 13.
INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU:
GGS collects personal information about you that you specifically and voluntarily provide. Personal information includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address. Although you are required to register at GGS in order to purchase, your personal information is needed in order to process and fulfill your order requests. Many areas of GGS can be accessed without providing any personal information. On all GGS pages that collect personal information, we specifically describe what information is required in order to provide you with the product or service you have requested.
GGS collects personal information when you:
• Register at GGS
• GGS collects your e-mail address and password when you register at our website.
• Complete user profile information
• GGS collects the full name, address, city, state, zip, country, e-mail address, shipping information and credit card information. This information is stored in the My Account area of GGS.
• Purchase merchandise
• GGS collects the billing address of the debit or credit card that is used to make a purchase. We will also collect debit and credit card information, including card number, card type, card holder name, and expiration date, in order to bill you for your purchases through GGS. Please view our Credit Card Guarantee for additional information on GGS’ commitment to protecting your credit card security.
• Participate in a survey or contests
• Occasionally, GGS may offer our site visitors an opportunity to participate in a survey or contest. Information collected by GGS when you participate in a survey or contest may include your full name, e-mail address, and street address.
• Contact GGS
• GGS collects personal information such as your full name, zip code, e-mail address, and/or contact number whenever you submit a question or suggestion, or request assistance with viewing your account, logging on to GGS, or accessing your account
COOKIES AND OTHER WEB SITE TECHNOLOGIES:
Some information is collected automatically every time you visit GGS. GGS and our third-party marketing partner collect information about your computer and assign you “cookies” (small, unique identifier text files) when you visit GGS. You do not provide this information—it is collected automatically as a means of supporting your visit to our site. Cookies do not contain any personal information. This anonymous information may be used by our marketing partner to deliver advertisements for products and services tailored to your interests on this site or other sites that you visit.
Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but provide features that enable you to be notified when a cookie is to be placed on your browser, decline the cookie, or delete cookies that have been placed on your browser. Most mobile operating systems also provide you an option in the device settings to limit ad tracking associated with your device id. You may also check your web browser’s instructions, help files or privacy documentation for further information. You should be aware, however, that some functions of our website or application may not work or may work slowly if a cookie is refused. This GGS cookie may be used to provide enhanced online display advertising tailored to your interests. When you access the My Account area of the GGS web site, GGS requires you to sign in using your e-mail address and password. Once you sign in we record the e-mail address in the cookie file on your computer. We may also record your password in this cookie file. Permanent cookie files remain on your computer’s hard drive until you manually delete the file.
USE OF TECHNOLOGY:
Information Others Observe or Collect through Technology:
We evaluate and select third-party partners to help us provide certain features on our Service and analyze our visitors’ preferences. These partners may use some or all the technologies described above.
How is technology used to serve our advertisements on other online services and what choices do you have?
We also contract with third-party advertising companies, which may collect information about your online activities on the Services, over time and across third-party websites and online services, for use in delivering tailored online display and banner advertising to you on other websites and online services. To serve this advertising, these third-party companies place, use, or rely on the technologies described above, including cookies, clear gifs, device identifiers and similar technologies to obtain information about customer interactions with us through our Services and interactions with other online services. These companies use the information they collect to serve you ads that are targeted to your interests.
How do our Services interact with third-party services and content?
We may link to third-party sites and services, or otherwise display third-party content through our Services. We do this for your convenience. We don’t endorse or generally have any affiliation with these third parties. And we don’t control and aren’t responsible for their practices. It is possible that the third-party providing content through our Services may collect or observe information through its use of technology. Whether the third-party content appears within our Services (like a map frame), or you leave our Services to view it, those service provider’s terms, conditions, and privacy policies govern your online experience (unless we post a statement that indicates otherwise). Please view their terms of service and privacy policies if you have any question about their practices.
Here’s a partial list of the third-party content and services available through or via our Services:
1. Inline Framing:
We may embed content on our Services from other online services, such as live or recorded video.
2. Sweepstakes, Contests, and Survey Sites:
3. Social Networking and other Third-Party Sites and Services:
HOW GGS USES ONLINE RE-MARKETING CAMPAIGNS:
GGS uses re-marketing programs allowing us to reach people who previously visited the ggsgraphics.com website, and match those people with the appropriate message. If you want to opt out of the display of our online advertising, which appears on other Web sites, and which is based on online interactions with ggsgraphics.com, then please click the preference icon that may appear on such advertising.
GGS collects certain technical information from your computer each time you request a page during a visit to GGS. This information is collected from your computer’s web browser and may include your IP address, operating system, web browser software (i.e., Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer), screen resolution, and referer web site. Wireless users: Please check with your wireless company if you are using your cellular phone to access the Internet to understand whether personal information may be used to identify you.
OUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS:
GGS may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to GGS’ interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others.
CONTROL ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION:
GGS believes that site visitors should have control over the collection and use of their personal information. You have access to your information in the following areas of GGS:
The My Account page on GGS allows registered visitors to view and change their account settings. The e-mail settings option lets you change your e-mail address. You can change your shipping information from your account profile; update your name, phone numbers, and credit card information associated with your profile. You can also close your GGS account by calling: 608-792-7520 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM GGS:
You will receive communications from GGS when you:
• Request a forgotten password on your account
• When you request your password, we will send your password via e-mail. All you need to enter is your e-mail address.
• Make a purchase
• Each time you make a purchase through GGS you will receive confirmation of your new purchase via e-mail.
• Elect to receive special promotional marketing communications
• When registered at GGS, you will occasionally receive opt-in e-mails notifying you of special promotions, if you sign up for this service. Special promotional e-mails are intended to inform you of new or unique swimwear or special deals that are available on GGS.
• Contact GGS with questions/suggestions
• When you request assistance with viewing your account, logging on to the GGS web site, or accessing your account, we will respond to you via e-mail, live chat or telephone.
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION:
We want our site visitors to feel confident about using GGS to make a purchase, so we are committed to protecting the information we collect. GGS has implemented a security program to keep information that is stored in our systems protected from unauthorized access. Currently, GGS only stores the information you provide when registering at GGS.
Our systems are configured with data encryption, or scrambling, technologies, and industry-standard firewalls. When you send personal information to GGS over the Internet, your data is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure safe transmission.
To verify the security of our site, look at our URL in your browser window. The letter “s” added to the “http” indicates that SSL is in effect. In your internet browsers, a closed padlock appears in the corner when you are in secure mode. Also, in many cases, your browser will warn you if you are about to send information via a site that is not secure.
CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY STATEMENT:
GGS reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to this statement or in how GGS will use your personal information, GGS will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change.
Regardless of later updates, we will abide by the information privacy practices described in the Privacy Statement posted at the time you provided us with your information.
If you have questions about our Privacy Statement, please submit your questions to our Support Team!
We want to make sure you have control over your online experience as a GGS customer, from purchasing your merchandise to protecting your personal information.
GGS customer service agents are ready to help with your GGS concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you need help, call 608-792-7520 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond to your request for assistance or other questions about GGS within 24 hours.