Customer and Merchant-Identifiable Information
Protecting privacy is not a new endeavor for GSC Enterprises, Inc. and its divisions. GSC has a long-standing tradition of recognizing and protecting the privacy of customers and merchants who use its services and Sites. GSC maintains strict customer and merchant-information privacy policies and uses commercially reasonable and necessary technologies to safeguard information and communications from unauthorized intrusions, but GSC does not warrant or guarantee that no such intrusions may occur.
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of customer and merchant-identifiable information which an individual or other customer or merchant reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, customer and merchant-identifiable information is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a customer or merchant’s name, address or telephone number, mail address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.
It is common practice and often a necessity for companies, governments or other organizations to collect customer or merchant-identifiable information in order to conduct business and offer services. For example, a service provider may collect customer or merchant-identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number and a variety of other information in the course of billing and providing service to a customer.
GSC protects online customer or merchant-identifiable information as follows: Collection and Use: GSC collects and uses customer or merchant-identifiable information for billing and programming purposes, to provide and change services, to anticipate and resolve problems with services, to inform you of changes to services, to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs, to provide company and industry information, and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. GSC may use your customer or merchant- identifiable information, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you. GSC customers can register for our eCare program. Registered customers may be asked to provide additional information about their company and its business.
In the course of conducting our business, we may transfer collected or submitted information, whether solicited or unsolicited, among our various departments and divisions, and to trusted business and marketing partners and providers of service that we utilize. The sharing of this information is solely to the extent necessary and appropriate. Traffic and usage patterns may be produced in report form and shared with our business partners and others as deemed necessary and appropriate at the sole discretion of GSC. However, in the event reports are produced, the information contained therein is anonymous and does not provide identification of any specific company or person.
When you access the Internet, the computers that host web sites you visit (web servers) automatically receive some anonymous information. This “usage data” may include a record of which pages a web browser has visited. GSC servers receive usage data when customers and merchants visit this Site. GSC may use usage data to provide advertising about goods and services that may be of interest to GSC customers or merchants, or to provide customized features and services. GSC will not use information about your activities on the Internet together with any information that identifies you without your consent. GSC and its advertisers may use various kinds of software devices to collect information about Internet use. Small files called “cookies” may be attached to your web browser. These files identify your browser and save information such as passwords so that web sites can recognize you. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but some Web Sites may not work properly if you disable cookies.
Disclosure: GSC will not sell, trade or disclose to third parties any customer or merchant-identifiable information derived from the registration for or use of this Site – including customer or merchant names and addresses – without the consent of the customer or merchant (except as required by subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm, damage or injury to the customer or merchant or others). However, in the event that we buy or sell assets in the development of our business, visitor and customer information is a transferable asset that GSC would anticipate being transferred.
When GSC uses other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, GSC will ensure that the company protects your customer or merchant-identifiable information consistent with this policy.
Customer/Merchant Choice: A customer or merchant may choose not to receive direct marketing communications from GSC in connection with this Site. Upon such choice, GSC (a) will not contact that customer or merchant directly with online marketing messages about GSC services and (b) will not use customer or merchant-identifiable information obtained from that customer’s or merchant’s registration for or use of the Site to contact that customer or merchant with marketing messages about any GSC products or services. A customer or merchant may choose not to receive such messages by opting out by clicking where indicated on the email received.
Security: GSC has implemented technology, security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your customer or merchant-identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot and do not warrant or guarantee that collected information will not be intercepted.
Email Contents: GSC will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted in connection with the Site, except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
Account Information: GSC honors requests from customers and merchants to review all customer or merchant identifiable information maintained in reasonably retrievable form, which currently consists of your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or billing information – and will correct any such information which may be inaccurate. Customers or merchants may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.
Changes in Practices: GSC will keep this policy current. Any changes in this policy shall be effective upon publication.
Linked Sites: This Site may contain linked sites for your convenience. These linked sites may not be under our control. We are not responsible for, nor liable for, the privacy practices or policies of those sites or companies not under our ownership and control. You are encouraged to review all privacy policies of any site you access or use.
GSC Enterprises Inc.
Web Site Administrator
P.O. Box 638
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482-0638
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