- Personal Information You Submit: GC collects personal information you enter into data fields on GC Websites. For example, you may submit your name, address, email address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for programs, contact customer service, or respond to surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide any information not specifically requested.
- Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information: GC Websites may also collect information about your traffic to and on GC Websites without your active submission of information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, Internet tags, and web beacons. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to GC Websites some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of GC Websites easier by allowing GC to provide better service, customize sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve GC Websites. Certain features of GC Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identity you without your active submission of additional identifiable information.
In what circumstances might GC collect and use personal information? GC may use personal information you provide through GC Websites to respond to your questions and to provide you with more efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on an GC Website, GC may use certain identifying technologies to allow that GC Website to ‘remember’ your personal preferences, such as sections of that GC Website you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user identification. We may also use personal information for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding GC’s products or services, to invite you to participate in surveys about our products, or to notify you about special promotions.
Does GC consolidate personal information? GC may consolidate personal information of customers who use GC Websites. GC may use this information to help improve the design of GC Websites or GC products, to communicate information to you, to enhance our marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.
What choices do I have about how GC collects and uses personal information about me? You may always limit the amount and type of personal information GC receives about you by not entering personal information into forms or data fields on GC Websites. However, some of our online services may only be available to you if you provide certain personal information. Other parts of GC Websites may ask whether you wish to opt out or opt in our contact lists to receive special offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you.
You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want GC Websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to ‘remember’ your personal information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, GC Websites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentifiable information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentifiable information.
Who will have access to personal information about me? Personal information will only be accessible by a restricted number of GC employees, certain companies with whom GC may conduct joint programs, and/or by individuals and entities with whom GC contracts to carry out certain business activities on GC’s behalf. We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to appropriately handle, manage and secure customer data. GC requires contractors who may have access to your personal information to not only secure such information but also to use such information only in the performance of its services on GC’s behalf. It is our intention to notify you when you register for any program conducted by GC in conjunction with any another company that may require access to your personal information.
Does GC share personal information with third parties? Unless it is necessary to provide access to your personal information in order to conduct a joint program or carry out a program or activity with a contractor, such as for credit card processing, GC does not generally share your personal information with any third party and, whenever applicable, you will be provided with an opportunity to opt in or opt out of the program. In the event GC sells one of its product lines or divisions, your personal information may be transferred to the buyer so that the buyer can continue to provide you with information and services. GC requires contractors who may have access to your personal information to not only secure such information but also to use such information only in the performance of its services on GC’s behalf.
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, GC reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorized information requests from government authorities, to address national security situations, or when otherwise required by law.
How may I correct personal information or delete it from current customer records? You may request to remove your personal information from our current customer records or to amend your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain personal information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.
How can I contact GC? If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from GC or from an GC program, please contact us by clicking on the ‘Contact Us‘ link on the web site you are visiting or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:
a business of
Gold Crest Industries, Inc
Attention: Public Affairs Department
1018 E. Acacia St.
Ontario, California 91761
In all communications to GC, please include the email address used for registration (if applicable), the EFX Website URL or the specific GC program to which you provided personal information (e.g. thecheappatiocushions.com, goldcrestind.com, etc.), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete or amend your personal information and are contacting us by email, please put ‘Deletion Request’ or ‘Amendment Request’, as applicable, in the subject line of the email. We will do our best to respond to all requests in a timely manner.