Privacy Policy

Last Revised: January 15, 2021

To provide this platform, we must process information about you. This Privacy Policy describes what we collect, why we collect it, how it is used and protected, and your choices regarding your information. This Privacy Policy applies to our online information collection practices through https://gardnercompany.net (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that we may collect offline or through other means (e.g., via telephone or through the mail).

By visiting and using the Website, you agree that your use of our Website, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. We may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future; in that case we will post the changes to our Privacy Policy on this page and indicate at the top of this page the date the policy was last revised. Any such changes are effective immediately when we post them. Your continued use of the Services after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

1. How We Collect and Use Information

You do not have to identify yourself or provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to use the Website. However, we may collect your Personal Information when you choose to give it to us. Generally, if you choose to give us your Personal Information, you will also choose how much information to provide. We may ask for your e-mail address, thoughts, and comments. If you give us your e-mail address, we may use it to provide you with news and information about Gardner Companies, and to otherwise communicate with you. Your thoughts and comments will help us to improve our Services and to conduct business analyses and research.

Sometimes, we will share your information, including Personal Information, with others—with our service providers and partners, in a corporate transaction, when required by law, to enforce a legal right, or with your consent or at your request. 

We may treat your first name, city, state, and any comments as Public Information. This means that we may make your comments along with your first name, city, and state available to the public.

We also collect non-personally identifiable information (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify who you are) (“Non-Personal Information”). Non-Personal Information may be used in the aggregate to help shape, direct, and improve our Website. For an example of Non-Personal Information we collect, see Section 3 of this Policy, “IP Addresses and Log File Data.”

2. Cookies and Web Beacons 

We may use “cookies” and “web beacons” to enhance your experience with the Website. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. A web beacon (or pixel tag) is an often-transparent graphic image (usually no larger than 1-pixel x 1-pixel) that is placed on a website or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the online behavior of the user visiting the website or sending the e-mail. Gardner Companies may use cookies and web beacons to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat users and the most popular webpages, the location and time when users visit the Website, and for other purposes. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, your user experience of the Website may be limited.

3. IP Addresses and Log File Data

Your IP address is the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We log your IP address for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that users visit in order to improve the quality of the Website.

4. Security 

The Website has a number of security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information under our control. Although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your information will always remain secure.

Personal Information will be retained only for as long as it serves a reasonable business purpose in accordance with applicable laws. Once your Personal Information is no longer needed for a legitimate business purpose, we will take reasonable steps to delete or anonymize any personal information unless we must keep it to comply with applicable law, we must keep it to evidence our compliance with applicable law, or there is an outstanding issue, claim, or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved. Non-Personal Information may be stored indefinitely to the full extent of the law.

Access to our computer systems is limited to those persons and organizations necessary to their proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data, including credit card information, is encrypted prior to being stored. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.

5. Opting Out Information 

Subscribers to our email list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of each email sent from info@gardnercompany.net.

6. Changes to Your Information

You may change your subscriber information or change your information, at any time by sending an email to: info@gardnercompany.net.

7. Children’s Privacy Statement

Our Website is intended for users who are 18 years of age and older. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to submit any Personal Information to us. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us by sending an email to: info@gardnercompany.net

8. Links 

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Website. This Website may contain advertisements or  links to other websites not operated or controlled by us, and the policies and procedures described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to those third party sites, even if you access them through our Services. Gardner Company, which pays for and authorizes this Website, is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of such third party sites. When you access a third party site through the links on this Website, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the third party site you are visiting. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any third party site you access so you know how they will use and share your information.  

9. Questions 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this Website or your interaction with this Website, please contact us by sending an email to: info@gardnercompany.net.