Last Revised: January 15, 2021
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Changes to Your Information
You may change your subscriber information or change your information, at any time by sending an email to: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.