We want you to get the most out of the Gear-Source, Inc. (Gear-Source or GearSource.com®) web site 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 and is now protected by Thawte, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VeriSign, Inc. Your personal information is highly regarded and therefore highly protected.
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. However, in order to be added to our newsletter list, 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.
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, 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.
The Registration information will be stored and you can edit it anytime by logging in and clicking on your View My Account link located in the top right corner of the page. This site has the ability to store your payment information, if you wish to do so, but you must "opt in" for that option to work. To reiterate, the site is secured by Thawte and you will see the Security Seal on the home page and the check-out page.
During the course of your visit, you may move to other websites, including the rental-source.com web site, designed specifically for users interested in buying equipment. In addition, this site may provide links to third party sites not controlled by GearSource.com® such as those belonging to GearSource.com® vendors, dealers and affiliates 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.
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.
Gear-Source, Inc./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, 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 e-mails. We will use this information for the purpose identified in the e-mail 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-Gear-Source, Inc. 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.
GearSource.com® is provided by Gear-Source, Inc. and may be used for informational purposes only. By using this site to browse, list items or purchase from this site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions, as set forth in this agreement, and the Terms and Conditions of listing or buying on this site. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions, do not use this site, submit listings or make purchases from this site.
Subject to your continued compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement, Gear-Source 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.
Gear-Source 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 Gear-Source 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 Gear-Source, Inc. 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, Gear-Source, Inc. does not grant any express or implied right to you under any copyrights.
GearSource.com® and the GearSource.com® logo are both registered trademarks, wholly owned by Gear-Source, Inc.