We want you to get the most out of the GearSource Holdings, LLC (GearSource or GearSource.com) web sites and to trust that we make every effort to protect your confidentiality. Personal information is required to verify your identity and ensure that you qualify to use particular sections of the site. The amount and type of information received depends on how you wish to use our site. The information may be stored and used in order to enhance our relationship with you.
GearSource.com continues to provide the highest level of web site security, using secure socket layer technology (SSL) for all Log-in areas. Your personal information is highly regarded and therefore highly protected. We do not share any personal information that has been provided by our customers.
Please take a few minutes to read our complete privacy statement so you can understand how information is used and the specific measures we take to protect your personal information. This page describes the policies of our company regarding any information we receive about you, while visiting gearsource.com.
Normal Website Usage
You can visit GearSource.com to access company and product information, along with news updates, without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. In order to submit inquiries, submit listings of available production equipment, become a GearSource.com Dealer or to make purchases, you will be required to complete the full Registration requirements. You do not need to be a registered user to be added to our newsletter list.
The only other data we collect and store during normal website usage is typical web server log data. Examples of this type of data are: the name of your Internet service provider, the site that referred you to us, any pages you request, and the time and date of those requests, etc. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to benefit GearSource.com users.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
There are instances where GearSource.com requests personally identifiable information to provide site visitors with a service. This information, such as name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and type of request, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the request, as determined by GearSource.com, to fulfil your needs. This information is required in order for GearSource to provide you with the services you request, whether you are selling gear or making purchases.
The Registration information will be stored in your Profile in your Account Center and you can edit it anytime by logging in and clicking on the Account Center link located in the top right on the navigation bar of the website. In terms of credit card information, GearSource.com can encrypt and store payment data if you choose, specifically for accounting and reprocessing purposes. GearSource is fully PCI and GDPR compliant and exceeds all current privacy law requirements. To reiterate, the site is SSL secured and you will see the Security Seal at the bottom of every site page.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. When you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. If you have forgotten your password, you can recover it or reset it by selecting the forgot password link. At anytime, you have the option to cancel your account and all of your personal data will be deleted. Should you wish to access GearSource.com’s secure areas at a later date, you will have to re-register and supply the required information again, as a new account.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
This site may provide links to third party sites not controlled by GearSource.com such as those belonging to manufacturers and/or third party product review sites. It is recommended that you check the specific privacy statements of any site before providing any personally identifiable information.
General Data Protection Regulation (EU)
The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a European privacy law that regulates how personal data of individuals in the EU can be collected, used, and processed. The law impacts European companies and any business that targets European individuals or collects, uses, or processes the personal data of European individuals regardless of where the business is located. Essentially, this means the GDPR applies to most organizations that process personal data of EU individuals—regardless of where they are established and regardless of where their processing activities take place.
What does consent mean…
GearSource is required to have your consent to process your personal data. When you enter the GearSource.com marketplace you are asked to provide private data, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, in order to facilitate your wish to sell items on the GearSource.com marketplace or purchase items. You are freely giving specific, informed, and unambiguous consent to GearSource to use the information you provide to complete your sale or purchase on GearSource.com and/or to deliver email messages to your email address, including marketing emails. In order to verify that we have obtained adequate consent, we retain a written record and date stamp of when and how someone agreed to let us process and use their personal data, which is completed when you first sign-up to buy or sell on GearSource.com or to receive email content such as the Daily Deal, and other marketing emails.
GearSource uses an individual’s personal data to supply marketing content that the individual opted in to receive, to manage the communication and the facilitation of the selling of items the individual listed for sale on GearSource.com and/or to facilitate the completion of a purchase on GearSource.com.
GearSource is obligated to share with the individual the personal data we hold. The individual can view their personal data through the GearSource.com Account Center and have the ability to change their data and permissions at any time. If a user is unable to log-in, they can submit a written request to the Customer Experience team from the email address registered on the account and request whatever information or change needed. If the individual wishes to have their data removed, our Customer Experience team will comply with this request immediately upon receiving a written request to do so from the email registered to the account. GearSource is prepared to support all requests in a timely manner.
What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small line of text that is stored within your browser when you visit a cookie-enabled website. As you browse the Web, cookie-enabled sites will send cookies to your browser, along with pages. Your browser probably has options that will let you control whether the browser accepts cookies, rejects cookies, or notifies you each time a cookie is sent to you.
If your browser is set to reject cookies, cookie-enabled websites will not recognize you when you return. This provides you with anonymity, but it also makes it very difficult to offer you customized services. It is also less secure than using cookies, because all of your specific data must be sent to the website each time you view a page. Accepting cookies means your private data can stay at the Web server, and the only information transmitted over the Internet is your ID cookie.
If your browser is set to accept cookies, any cookies that are sent to your browser are stored in your computer for a period of time. There are a few different types of cookies. A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all of your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever. A “permanent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Permanent cookies stay on your computer until either:
- they expire,
- they are overwritten with newer cookies,
- you manually remove them.
GearSource Holdings, LLC/GearSource.com Internet Services
To use GearSource.com services, such as the dealer and vendor applications, we require a certain amount of personally identifying information. That information may be in the form of a name, address, phone number, zip code, and/or email address. We use this information to register you as a GearSource.com customer. Once you have registered, you will be asked to log-in in order to use the advanced features of the site. We may also use this information to enhance our understanding of you and improve our services.
Electronic Mail Containing Personal Information
Web site users may supply GearSource.com with personally identifying information in emails. We will use this information for the purpose identified in the email transmission, to enhance our understanding of you and in order to improve our services to you. We do not sell or distribute our mailing list or disclose any personally identifying information to any non-GearSource Holdings, LLC personnel.
Privacy Statement Revisions
A revised privacy statement will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date on this version of the web site. Any revisions will be posted at least seven (7) days prior to its effective date. New versions of this web site may have a new privacy statement effective with its launch.
Subject to your continued compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement, GearSource grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use, display, list items, purchase from and visually utilize the information, images, sounds, and text (“materials”) of the site thereon. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the site in any way.
GearSource authorizes you to add listings, place product orders of available products and view the materials at this site only for your personal, non-commercial use. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the materials and copies of the materials and is subject to the following restrictions:
- you must not download or copy images, graphics, listings or other site content without written permission from GearSource management;
- you may not modify the materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, distribute, or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose, other than for your own product listings, in which case GearSource Holdings, LLC has the right to review and accept or decline the upload;
- you must not transfer the materials to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these terms and conditions of use.
This site, including all listings and materials, is protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, whether or not a copyright notice is present on the materials. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this site and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the materials. Except as expressly provided herein, GearSource Holdings, LLC. does not grant any express or implied right to you under any copyrights.
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