Last updated: 5/25/2018
At GTS Distribution, we are committed to protecting your privacy. You can travel through most of our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations.
Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering to receive e-mail newsletters and/or blasts, attend a company sponsored event, advertise on our website, registering for a contest, or when purchasing GTS Distribution products. Personal information collected by GTS Distribution often is limited to Company Name, Name of Responsible Party, Store Physical Address, E-mail Address, and Country, but may include other information when needed to provide a service(s) you request such as purchasing or shipping product.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as purchasing products through GTS Distribution, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card number.
If you ever want to review or update the information we have stored for you, simply log onto the website and you may edit the information at anytime. We will ask for sufficient identification to assure that only you can access your customer profile.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
· To help you quickly find products, services or information on GTSDistribution.com.
· To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
· To alert you to new products and services, special offers, updated information and special company sponsored events from GTS Distribution.
· To sign you up for GTS Distribution newsletters.
· To enable you to register & RSVP for GTS Distribution sponsored events.
· To allow you to participate in contests or promotions.
· To let you give us your opinion through online surveys.
We reserve the right to hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including but not limited to packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
GTS Distribution may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GTS Distribution or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GTS Distribution and its web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GTS Distribution, its web sites, or the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which GTS Distribution or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. GTS Distribution abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, GTS Distribution will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time by logging onto GTSDistribution.com and updating your profile or by sending a request to webmaster@GTSDistribution.com. You can:
· View and edit personal information you have already given us.
· Tell us whether you want GTS Distribution to send you marketing information.
· Subscribe, or cancel subscriptions, to newsletters about our products and services.
Security of your Personal Information
GTS Distribution strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, GTS Distribution collects site-visitation statistics using cookies. We only use this information in aggregated form and only use site-visitation statistics for improving our site.
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, assist in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a GTSDistribution.com web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on GTS Distribution.com; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about GTSDistribution.com web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the GTSDistribution.com web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "settings", "help", "tools" or "edit" menus). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
Third Party Links
GTS Distribution reserves the right to provide links from our web site to third party web sites. We encourage our users to read third party sites' privacy policies before submitting personal information.
Orders placed online are not a guarantee of product fulfillment. All orders placed on the GTS Distribution Website are considered requests only and may be allocated or refused.
Account ID and Passwords
Customer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her Customer User ID and Password, and customer further agrees to accept responsibility for all activities under said account.
Changes to this Statement
GTS Distribution will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, GTS Distribution will notify you by placing prominent notice on the web site.
You may contact us anytime to opt out of: (i) marketing communications; (ii) our collection of sensitive personal data; (iii) any new processing of your personal data that we may carry out beyond the original purpose; or (iv) the transfer of your personal data outside the European Economic Area (the EU, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Please note that your use of some of our Website and receipt of our email newsletter services may be ineffective upon opting out.
You may access the personal data we hold about you at any time by contacting us directly.Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your personal data is portable – i.e. you have the flexibility to move your personal data to other service providers as you wish.
Erase and forget
In certain situations -- for example, when the information we hold about you is no longer necessary to provide the Services, is incorrect or you want to withdraw your consent to our holding of your data -- you can request that we erase your personal data.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us email@example.com
. In your request, please make clear: (i) what personal data is concerned; and (ii) which of the above rights you would like to exercise. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any event, within one month of your request. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
(AS PROVIDED BY CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1798.83)
A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT WHO HAS PROVIDED PERSONAL DATA TO A BUSINESS WITH WHOM HE/SHE HAS ESTABLISHED A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP FOR PERSONAL, FAMILY, OR HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES (A “CALIFORNIA CUSTOMER”) MAY REQUEST INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER THE BUSINESS HAS DISCLOSED PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR THE THIRD PARTIES’ DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. IN GENERAL, IF THE BUSINESS HAS MADE SUCH A DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA, UPON RECEIPT OF A REQUEST BY A CALIFORNIA CUSTOMER, THE BUSINESS IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A LIST OF ALL THIRD PARTIES TO WHOM PERSONAL DATA WAS DISCLOSED IN THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR, AS WELL AS A LIST OF THE CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA THAT WERE DISCLOSED. CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS MAY REQUEST FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COMPLIANCE WITH THIS LAW BY EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO ONE REQUEST PER CALIFORNIA CUSTOMER EACH YEAR AND WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS MADE BY MEANS OTHER THAN THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.