- What personally identifiable information we collect.
- What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
- What organization collects the information.
- How we use the information.
- With whom we may share user information.
- What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
- How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
General Data Company, Inc. is the sole owner of the infomation collected on our web site. We collect information at several different points on this web site.
Information may be collected for the purpose of processing orders place through this web site. When applicable, a user must provide the clickstream information (internet protocol address, internet service provider, platform type, date/time stamp, operating system), http protocol information (last uri requested and browser type), interaction information (browser interaction such as when the mouse moves over an image), computer information (computer and browser information), navigation and click-stream data (passive activity such as pages visited), purchase information (purchase payment method and other purchase information), state management mechanisms (data allowing a user to be tracked consistently), computer information (computer and browser information), interactive data (account activity and searches performed), navigation and click-stream data (passive activity such as pages visited), purchase information (purchase payment method and other purchase information), search terms (search text), transaction information (account transactions), user's name, user's login information, user's employer, user's business contact information, business/organization name, department/division of business/organization and contact information for the business/organization. The reason we use this information for order processing, is to archive information for future reference, complete the current transaction, contact by email or regular mail and contact by telephone. We retain this information as stated by our business practices. When users have data collected for the purposes of contacting by email or regular mail, archiving information for future reference and telemarketing, they are given the opportunity to opt-out of information collected.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. You can set your browser to notify you to either accept or deny the cookie according to the following information.
- in IE6, see Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web Privacy page.
- in Netscape 6, see Netscape 6 - Safety with More Control.
- in Opera 5 or 6, see Opera Preferences: Privacy.
We create a user profle for the purpose of accepting orders, processing transactions, and providing access to restricted content and/or equipment service maintenance portals on this web site.
Communications from the Site
When customers provide us contact information for Website (users can opt-out by following the directions in our 'Choice' section) we use the information to contact the user to deliver sales and product information that will be useful to the them.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.
Personally identifiable information may be shared with third parties, such as shipping or fulfillment companies, solely for the purpose of processing and shipping an order initiated by the customer. We do not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us for any other reason.
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information.
We use email to answer inquiries received through this web site and to confirm any orders placed through this site. These communications are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. When our web site originates email, users can opt-out of these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
We never collect or maintain information at our web site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our web site is structured to attract anyone under 13.
The web site takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and off-line.
General Data Company, Inc. has physical security in our facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information. Our company uses secure encryption technology (secure socket connection) for all sensitive financial data transmitted on our site.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user wishes to correct/update information or no longer desires our service, they can notify us of what they desire by contacting us using any of the information in the Contact section of this policy.
Links and Advertisements
Our website contains links to other sites. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. We, General Data Company, Inc., are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Data Retention Statement
Stated Business Practices Data retention - We keep information about you and your purchases for as long as you remain our customer. Legal Requirement Data retention - We keep information about you for 4 years after you terminate employment in accordance with the employment practices established by CA EDD. Stated Purpose Data retention - We keep information about you until you have confirmed receipt of our product shipment plus the warranty period.