INFORMATION WE COLLECT
With the goal and intention of providing you products and services, and of improving your overall experience, we receive, collect and store information in a variety of ways, including when you visit our Sites or provide information to us. We may also collect information when you: (1) open an account with us; (2) utilize our services; (3) make a purchase; (4) contact us via any customer service method; (5) submit any user-generated content (via our Sites or otherwise); (6) participate in customer research, surveys, sweepstakes or promotions; or (7) otherwise communicate information to us. Some of the information you provide and that we may collect is personal information. Examples of this personal information may be any of the following: your name, e-mail address, IP address, personal or business address, personal or business phone number, credit card information, personal and/or business demographic information, personal shopping, contact preferences, and personal and/or professional opinions.
We may also receive, collect and store "Automated Information" through Cookies (as defined below) and other related automated means. Automated Information may include, but is not limited to, such things as IP addresses, browser information and other anonymous data regarding users’ navigation of our Sites. Collection of this Automated Information enables the tailoring of advertisements and offers specifically for you. In addition to such tailoring, we are interested in Automated Information to prevent fraud, and ensure that our mobile and/or online presence operates properly and efficiently for you and for your individual customer experience, to evaluate the use and benefit of such presence, and to support our Sites and our Internet Marketing Channels.
Functionality on the Sites (whether via Cookies, your browser, browser settings or otherwise) may permit interactions between the Sites and third party social media websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) (each and collectively, "Social Media"). When you, or your browser, interact with Social Media, that information may become public and/or known to us and Social Media. One of the ways you may interact with Social Media is when you "like" a product or other content, "share" a product or other content, or comment on a product or other content. By you, your computer, or your browser taking such an action, you authorize us to share, access, and/or publish information about your activity in connection with the Sites and our services (such as "likes" and comments), and to access your Social Media information.
A small amount of data sent from our server and stored on your computer's hard drive is called a “Cookie”.
COOKIES THAT ARE STRICTLY NECESSARY FOR THE OPERATION OF THE SITE
Some of the Cookies we use are essential for parts of the Sites to operate and are already set. These are strictly necessary for the sale of products requested by you and without them the Sites cannot operate as intended.
OTHER USES OF COOKIES (WHERE THE USER HAS CONSENTED TO SUCH USE)
· to allow you to carry information across pages of our Sites and avoid having to re-enter information;
· within registration to allow you to access stored information;
· to help us recognize you as a unique visitor when you return to our Sites and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly;
· speed up searches; and/or within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.
Find out how to disable/enable cookies by clicking on the "Change your cookie settings" section of the Google support Site, on the following link https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en, or the equivalent for your browser.
We may use Adobe Flash Player to display video or image content. It may not be possible to block or restrict flash cookies using your browser settings. However information on how to control flash player privacy and security settings is available from the Adobe Site at:
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
GCS uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and to better understand our audience's demographics. Other than as indicated within this Policy, we do not sell, trade or rent your information to others. We and our service partners use your information to operate or repair our Sites and to ensure proper fulfillment of our products to customers. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products purchased on the Sites, and release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered. We also need to pass along your applicable personal information to confirm your standing with your MLS to display their data on your website.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We incorporate standard industry practices internally and with our service providers suitable to the degree of sensitivity of the information involved to maintain the security of your personal information and to avoid its disclosure except as described in this Policy. Your personal information may also be protected by the password you created when you register at one of our Sites where this feature is offered. The confidentiality of any password is yours to protect. You may change it anytime by following the instructions at the Site where you registered.
Although we use our best efforts to assure that your data remains secure when maintained by us, security during Internet transmissions cannot be assured. We limit access to personal data only to those GCS employees or agents with a specific need to access or retrieve this information.
Our checkout pages, whether native to this website, or included here via an iFrame, are provided by Third Parties that maintain PCI compliance for your security.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Except for as otherwise provided within this Policy, we do not control Third Parties’ privacy and data security policies. Third Parties have their own privacy and data security policies. We recommend that you consult and familiarize yourself with such policies. However, we undertake no responsibility for or on behalf of such Third Parties’ compliance with or accuracy of their own policies.
Our Sites are "general audience" websites and not geared toward children. In order to protect the privacy of children, our Sites do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without express parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and think we have unauthorized information about your child who is under the age of 13, please use the "Customer Service" link below.
By using our Sites, you consent to the collection and use of the above-discussed information by GCS. If we decide to change our Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.