Privacy Statement

 

gilsgulf.com collects client information to enhance your shopping experience.

 

General Browsing:

gilsgulf.com gathers navigational information about where visitors go on our Web site and information about the technical efficiencies of our web site and services (i.e. time to connect to our web site, time to download pages). This information allows us to see which areas of gilsgulf.com are most visited and helps us better understand our customers' experience at gilsgulf.com. This helps us improve the quality of visitors' online shopping experiences by recognizing and delivering more of the features, services and products our visitors prefer. In the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (i.e. domain type, browser version, service provider and IP address) may be collected which will provide information regarding a visitor's use of our Web site (such as the time of a visitor's last visit to a page on our site).

 

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information:

We collect information from you that you provide to us at this site when you establish or update an account, enter a contest, participate in a survey, shop online, request a catalogue, purchase. Categories of information collected include name, address, e-mail address, recipient's e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information. This information is used to enable gilsgulf.com to deliver products that you have ordered, to fulfill requests that you have created, to contact you or the recipient(s) in the event of order or delivery difficulties, for verification, to respond to your inquiries and to deliver services and information about our products or web site to you, including adding you to our print catalogue mailing list.

 

We also collect information from you when you  sign up for gilsgulf.com e-mail. Categories of information collected when you sign up include name, mailing address, and e-mail address. [Revised] We will use the information you provide when you sign up for gilsgulf.com e-mail to send you updates about gilsgulf.com,  products, promotions and events. [Revised] In addition, we will use your name and mailing address in the same manner as described below in this privacy statement and we will use your email address in the same manner as described below in this privacy statement for email addresses collected after April 18, 2006. [Revised]

 

We use third parties to help us provide services to you including such things as fulfilling orders, processing payments, monitoring site activity, conducting surveys, maintaining our database, administering e-mails, and administering drawings or contests, and to provide aggregate, comparative information on the performance of our site to us and a select group.

 

If you are added to our print catalogue mailing list, your name and mailing address, sometimes categorized by purchasing information, may be made available to companies whose products you may find of interest. If you prefer to not have your name and mailing address that is included in our print catalogue mailing list provided to third parties, please click here. If you make a purchase through gilsgulf.com, the information you provide (for example, name, address, credit card) will not be added to a database.

 

If you are visiting gilsgulf.com from a location outside of the U.S., your orders placed through gilsgulf.com will be accepted and fully processed in and shipped from the U.S. and all information you provide will be maintained in our Web servers and/or internal systems located within the U.S., and protected as noted in this privacy policy.

 

You should be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if necessary to do so by law or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of our Web site or the public.

 

If your e-mail address was collected on this Web site prior to March 28, 2011, gilsgulf.com has not provided it to third parties other than those third parties who help us provide services. gilsgulf.com will continue this policy of not sharing e-mail addresses collected prior to April 18. However, e-mail addresses collected on this Web site after March 28th, 2011 will be shared with third party service providers who help us provide services, so that our partnered companies may send you information about their products. Our partnered companies' e-mails, like ours, provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of future e-mails from them. We may occasionally provide you with the opportunity on our site to opt-in to receive e-mail messages from third parties. If you do opt-in we will share your e-mail address with the specific third party with whom you have opted-in to receive e-mail messages.

 

Use of Cookies:
gilsgulf.com uses a browser feature known as a cookie, which is placed on your computer. Cookies allow gilsgulf.com to make our site more responsive to your needs, by delivering a better and more personalized experience to you. The cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive and are used by gilsgulf.com to help track your clicks and pass information as you go through the pages within gilsgulf.com Web site and provide a more personalized experience. After March 28th, 2011 we may share non-transactional behavioral data collected through the use of cookies with our partnered companies. In addition, gilsgulf.com uses cookies to help keep track of how many items you put into your shopping bag and to tell us whether you have previously visited gilsgulf.com. We also use cookies and/or a technology known as clear gifs which are typically stored in e-mails to help us confirm your receipt of, and response to, our e-mails and to provide you a more personalized experience. Cookies can allow us to associate navigational information from browsing visits with personal information you provide at our site.

 

Updating Personal Information:

We prefer to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we provide you with the opportunity to update or modify your personal information including billing and shipping information by logging into Your Account.

 

Links:

For your convenience, our Web site may contain links to other sites. gilsgulf.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

 

Questions/Changes in Policy:

If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us. Should there be a material change in the categories of information collected at gilsgulf.com or a material change in how we use information collected at gilsgulf.com (whether a deletion or addition), for a thirty day period after the change we will note deletions with a strike-out and additions in italic type. Further, for this same period we will note [Revised] at the end of the revised sentence or sentences and update the effective date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our site often for this and other important announcements about gilsgulf.com.

 

Security Statement:

gilsgulf.com takes the following types of security measures: use of technologies and policies such as limited access data-centers, firewall technology, secure socket layer certificate authentication and limitations of administrative access to our systems. In addition, it is our policy not to send your credit card number via e-mail. In fact, this is a practice we recommend you adopt in all of your Internet activities.

We designed gilsgulf.com to accept orders only from Web browsers that permit communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology; for example, 3.0 versions or higher of Netscape Navigator and versions 3.02 or higher of Internet Explorer. This means you should not be able to inadvertently place an order through an unsecured connection.

While we implement the above security measures on this site, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

This privacy statement effective October 5th, 2012.