Protecting your personal information
At Great Northern Data Supplies we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.
Our business depends on service, integrity, and respect for our customers' needs. For this reason, Great Northern Data Supplies vigorously supports the opt-in model of online marketing and is opposed to any method of promotional distribution that does not include permission from the recipients.
What we collect.
Through the use of "cookies" our site's operating system may automatically record some general information about your visit. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, on your next visit with us, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences.
The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure Web site activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Browsers such as Netscape allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.
The information that is collected is information such as:
How we use it
Gnds.ca uses collected information to better understand your needs and provide you with the highest quality service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize our web site for you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing, fraud protection, and are not retained for other purposes.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with Great Northern Data Supplies marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt-in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
Great Northern Data Supplies will not disclose your corporate/personal information to any outside organization.
Information regarding you or your company (such as name, address and phone number) or your order and the products you purchase will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation.
Your information may be temporarily shared with agents or contractors of Great Northern Data Supplies for the purpose of performing services for Great Northern Data Supplies. Should third party or contract persons be involved in Great Northern Data Supplies business activities that require viewing, processing, or otherwise accessing individual personal information, those persons will be bound by a confidentiality agreement to maintain the privacy of Great Northern Data Supplies users and not to reveal individual personal or company information.
In the course of doing business, Great Northern Data Supplies transmits credit card clearing information to a third party service provider for the purposes of charging or refunding credit cards of Great Northern Data Supplies customers. Information transferred during this business operation is transmitted using a secure link employing industry-standard secure protocols, and does not transmit any individual personal information other than credit card number, such information as is required to verify the validity of the credit card number, and the transaction amount.
Great Northern Data Supplies reserves the right to cooperate fully with local, provincial, or federal law enforcement officials in any investigation relating to any interaction by you with gnds.ca or purported unlawful activities that may involve your interaction with gnds.ca.
What about spam?
Periodically we may use e-mail as a way to keep in touch with our existing customers and other interested individuals. However, we do not send "spam" (unsolicited marketing e-mail).
When you leave our site
This policy discloses the privacy practices for our Web site. However, our site contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all Web sites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.
Dated February 12, 2004 in Calgary, AB, Canada