Notification of Changes to This Policy
GCT is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to its web site and improving and adding to our existing products, services, and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, GCT’s data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, GCT will post the changes on our website to notify you of the changes.
Personal Data Collected Through HeartHugger.com
Other than cookies, as described below, the only personal data GCT currently collects through its website is the information you voluntarily give us when you use our site. You can visit most of our website without giving us any personal information. For example, you may use this site to contact GCT with questions and comments. When you send us an inquiry requesting customer support, product, sales or other information, or fill out a form on our website, you may be requested to provide your name and other contact information, including your company’s name, your e-mail address, and your mailing address or the mailing address of your company, your telephone number, or other personal information. If you do not wish to fill out all of the information on the form, you are not required to do so. However, you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services.
Use of Personal Data Collected Through HeartHugger.com
GCT uses the personal data information you provide to facilitate your purchase orders and requests for samples of GCT products. GCT also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. GCT may use this information to contact you about product orders you have placed through our website and/or to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future communications.
Please see the “Unsolicited Ideas and Transmitted Materials” heading under Terms and Conditions of Use for more information about our use of the communications we receive through GCT’s website. Please see the “Unsolicited Ideas and Transmitted Materials” heading under Terms and Conditions of Use for more information about our use of the communications we receive through GCT’s website.
Anonymous Data Collected Through HeartHugger.com
In addition to the information you provide when you use our website, GCT uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site. This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. GCT uses this anonymous data and may share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our web site, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.
A “cookie” is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. GCT may send cookies to your computer to better serve you with more tailored information when you return to the website. Cookies do not damage your computer and, unless you input your personal data into our website, they cannot be used to discover the identity of a user. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not and whether you are required to accept the cookie to view certain content.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
All customer information provided to us is for the purpose of placing your order and all correspondence will remain confidential. We do not sell or provide your personal information to anyone else, except to the extent set forth herein. GCT may share some or all of the personal data collected through its website with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of GCT (for example, companies that provide support services to us, including data processing services, or that help us market our products and services). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. In addition, there may be some other limited circumstances in which GCT may share or transfer the personal data in our databases; for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect our vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event. While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third party interception or other misuse, GCT uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure protection of your data, including industry-standard encryption and offline security methods in our physical facilities.
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