Effective Date: January 1, 2014
We primarily use the information we collect through the GSHIOA Services in connection with your use of the GSHIOA Services, purchase of products through the GSHIOA Services and to communicate with you regarding news, special offers and other information. Click here for more details.
We may share the information we collect through the GSHIOA Services with our vendors and partners, including marketing partners. We may also share information about you for legal and business reasons. Click here for more details. If you are a California Resident, you may request additional information; please click here for more details.
The GSHIOA Services may contain content served by third parties, including videos and advertisements, and we work with third party service providers to serve advertisements on the GSHIOA Services and elsewhere online. In connection with providing content and services, third parties may collect certain information about you and your visits to this or other web sites and we may receive information regarding the use of the GSHIOA Services and the effectiveness of our advertisements. These advertising networks, advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers and other vendors may set and access their own tracking devices including . cookies and web beacons and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you and your online browsing activities. Click here for additional information, including regarding certain opt-out choices available to you.
1. Registration And Other Information You Provide
Our Services are general audience services and are not intended for individuals younger than the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than the age of 13 through our online services. If GSHIOA discovers that it has inadvertently collected personal information online from anyone younger than the age of 13, it will delete that information. In addition, you must be at least 18 years of age to make a purchase through the GSHIOA Services.
2. Information Third Parties Provide About You
3. Social Media/Integration With Third Party Platforms
The GSHIOA Services may permit you to interact with a third party site or service, such as enabling you to “like” us on another site or “share” content from an GSHIOA Services with other sites. If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the GSHIOA Services to a third party site or service, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the GSHIOA Services. Similarly, if you interact with us through a third party site, we may have access to information about you (for example, if you “like” or “follow” our page on a third party site). Please note that if you mention or comment upon GSHIOA or the GSHIOA Services in your post to a third party platform, the third party platform may allow us to publish your post on the GSHIOA Services.
4. Video Recordings
5. Information We Collect Automatically
GSHIOA, and our third party service providers (including analytics providers, advertising companies and third party content providers), may automatically collect certain “Usage Information” whenever you visit or interact with the GSHIOA Services. “Usage Information” typically includes the browser and operating system you may be using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the GSHIOA Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to the GSHIOA Services (if applicable), all of the areas within the GSHIOA Services that you visit, and the time of day you used the GSHIOA Services, among other information relating to your use of the GSHIOA Services. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including analyzing and improving the GSHIOA Services and products, to provide special offers, and to select appropriate content to display to you.
In addition, we automatically collect your IP address, mobile device identifier or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or tablet, or other device you may use to access the GSHIOA Services. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned or connected to the device you use to access a Service, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access a Service. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.
Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, GSHIOA currently does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
6. Cookies And Similar Technologies
The GSHIOA Services may include the following tracking technologies, and similar technologies, and which may be set and controlled by us or by our third party providers:
Cookies: A cookie is a data file placed on your computer or other device when you visit the GSHIOA Services or otherwise access our online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages, and facilitating your check-out and purchases. We employ Adobe Flash cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation. We do not use Flash cookies to serve interest-based advertising. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit www.macromedia.com. If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings, some features of the GSHIOA Services may not function properly.
Web Beacons: Web beacons are small graphic images or other web programming code that may be found within the GSHIOA Services and our communications with you. Web beacons are used to recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the GSHIOA Services, to monitor how users navigate the GSHIOA Services, and to count whether an e-mail we sent was opened. Web beacons may be used to collect certain Personal Information (for example, the email address associated with an email message).
An Embedded Script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the GSHIOA Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the GSHIOA Services.
How We Use Information About You
We may share the Personal Information we collect through the GSHIOA Services with our subsidiaries and affiliates, and our vendors and business partners, including marketing partners and underwriters that offer benefits through the GSHIOA Services. California Residents: for further information regarding requesting additional information regarding third parties with whom we share Personal Information for their marketing purposes, please click here. In addition, we may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information and Usage Information with third parties, including advertisers, content providers, and analytics providers, in our discretion and for a variety of purposes.
In connection with a business transfer, such as another company that may purchase all or substantially all of our assets or similar corporate change (this includes disclosure during a due diligence process).
In connection with a sweepstakes, contest or promotion. By participating in a promotion we offer, you are agreeing to governing terms, conditions or official rules, which may contain specific requirements of you, including allowing sponsor(s) to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing. If you choose to enter a promotion, Personal Information, such as your name and shipping address, may be disclosed to third parties or the public, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the official rules, such as on a winners list.
Third Party Ad Networks, Analytics Providers And Similar Third Parties
The GSHIOA Services may contain content served by third parties, including videos and advertisements, and we work with vendors (including network advertisers, ad agencies, and analytics companies) to provide us with information regarding traffic on the GSHIOA Services, to serve our advertisements on the GSHIOA Services and elsewhere online, and to provide us with information regarding the use of the GSHIOA Services and the effectiveness of our advertisements. In connection with serving content and providing analytics and advertisement services, third parties may collect certain information about you and your visits to the GSHIOA Services or other web sites. These third parties may set and access their own tracking technologies (including cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to your Device Identifier and information about your visits to and activity on the GSHIOA Services, as well as other web sites or online services. Some of these third parties may collect Personal Information over time when you visit the Service or other websites and services.
Cookies and web beacons, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Device Identifier and Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for similar purposes. While we may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising and analytics services, some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an “opt-out” by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online.
Updating Your Account
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us. You may review and update the information you have provided to us through your account on the GSHIOA Services. We will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases. If you make changes, information may persist internally for administrative purposes and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. You may close your account by calling our customer service number at 1-800-988-0087 (47328). Note, however, that if you have made any public postings on or through the GSHIOA Services, those posts usually will not be removed.
Third Party Content And Our Content Found Outside Of The Gsg Services
Certain content you see on the GSHIOA Services is provided by third parties and the GSHIOA Services may link to third party web sites, online services or other content. In addition, you may see GSHIOA content on third party web sites or elsewhere online. These third parties may independently collect data. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.
We take commercially reasonable security measures to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you submit and you do so at your own initiative and risk.
Consent To Transfer
GSHIOA is a United States company. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the GSHIOA Services, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who provide us with personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us one time per calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year.
To obtain this information from us, please send an email message to email@example.com or to the following mailing address:
100 TRI-STATE INTL DRIVE, SUITE 128
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your e-mail or include it in your writing if you choose to write to us at the designated mailing address. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We will provide the requested information to you at your mailing address, or at our option, your e-mail address in response. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.