Last Revised: July 28, 2010
If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, you should not use the Site. We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy from time to time, and such changes to the Policy will be effective immediately; therefore please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure familiarity with the most current version of the Policy. You can tell if the Policy has been updated since you last reviewed it by checking the "Last Revised" date at the beginning of the Policy. This Policy is the sole authorized statement of GNKbs practices with respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information and the usage of such information.
GNK collects personally identifiable information that you specifically and voluntarily provide on the Site or by email to GNK. Personally identifiable information (bPIIb) is information that identifies you as a specific individual, for example, your name, company name, account number, physical or email address, and phone number plus other information that personally identifies you including your industry, the number of employees at your company, and purchase history. The Site includes both public areas, open to all visitors, and private areas that are open only to those visitors who choose to register. In addition, visitors can sign up on the Site to request email newsletters and other information from GNK. GNK collects PII from you when you:
* Make a purchase
* Create an account
* Register at our website
We use the PII that you provide to us in order to 1) fulfill requests for products, services and/or information, 2) provide customer service, 3) measure and improve the effectiveness of our Site and our marketing endeavors, 4) tailor our online offerings to customer preferences, and 5) achieve other business purposes as permitted under applicable law.
GNK may disclose PII to consultants, professional advisors and contractors who perform services on our behalf, but only to the extent necessary for them to perform such services. At times, GNK may seek to validate the PII we have collected via an audit by a third party designed to determine the accuracy of and/or to update the information collected. We may also combine data that we collect online with data collected offline (such as through purchases made through one of our catalogs), or with data provided by other parties.
GNK reserves the right to release PII concerning any visitor when that visitor is believed by GNK to be in violation of any published guidelines for the use of the Site, or participates (or is suspected of participating) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. GNK also reserves the right to disclose PII to comply with applicable law, in response to civil subpoenas or discovery requests, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of GNK, our visitors or the public, or to respond to an emergency.
To help ensure the confidentiality of your PII, GNK seeks to use security technology and procedures, which are reviewed periodically. We use encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers in all areas where your personal and account information is required. This means that the personal information you submit to us via our Site is encrypted by your computer, and then decrypted again on our side, discouraging others from accessing your private information during transmission.
Please note that this Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline other than as expressly set forth in this Policy.
Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.