Effective Date: March 1, 2010
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information We Collect About You
You may choose to provide personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address online via our websites. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you may provide on our websites. The ways in which personal information may be submitted and/or used are as follows:
Our websites may include a link to GKM Careers in order that you may search for open positions at GKM and possibly submit your resume and other information, such as your name, contact information, and job history. We use the information you submit to evaluate your interest in employment and to contact you regarding possible employment.
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children. For this reason, we do not collect or maintain information from children we know are under thirteen (13) years of age, except as permitted by law.
If you choose to communicate with us through the Contacts or Contact Us link on our websites, we may ask you for information, such as your name, email address and telephone number so that we can respond to your questions and comments. We and/or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area may use the information to send you the communications you request and to communicate with you about our products and services. If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, have your information removed from our mailing lists, or no longer wish to receive marketing emails resulting from information collected via product registration cards or other sources, you must follow the
From time to time, some of our sites may offer customers the ability to send e-cards. Email addresses and messages are requested, but are not collected. They are used strictly for e-card email delivery purposes.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. If you give us your email address, we may send you a welcoming email that may verify password and user name information. If you wish to unsubscribe from email contact, follow the directions in the email or use the contact information at the end of this policy to remove your name from the database.
Feedback, Surveys, or Contests
From time to time we may ask you to participate in online surveys, solicitations, or contests. Additional information requested may include contact information (such as email address) and demographic information (such as number of family members and income ranges). Participation in surveys, solicitations, or contests is completely voluntary. Therefore, you have a choice as to whether to disclose any information. We, or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area, will use the information provided to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor or improve the use of one or more sites or advertising, and to provide aggregated information for marketing analysis. This information will be used to analyze your present and future needs related to our products, to communicate with you about our products and services, and to send you further notices, promotions, solicitations, or brochures, and other marketing materials regarding our websites, our products, and the services of our businesses and the businesses of our affiliates, business partners, or authorized dealers/service providers, unless we have been notified that you do not wish to be contacted for marketing concerns. Solicitations may take the form of mailings via U.S. mail or other couriers, or email (if provided).
If you request information about our products, such as ordering a brochure, a catalogue or a magazine, we may ask you to provide details such as your name, email address, telephone number, intended use of the relevant product, center of interests, etc. You may also choose to provide additional comments and requests. We and/or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area may use your personal information to respond to your request and to communicate with you in the future about our products and services.
Locate an Authorized Dealer or Service Provider
You may want to locate an authorized dealer or service provider near you by completing a "find your dealer" request form through our websites. We ask you for information, such as your first and last name, full postal address and telephone number. We use this information to locate an authorized dealer or service provider near you, to evaluate your needs, and to give you the best and most relevant service. We and/or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area may use the information to send you the communications you request and to communicate with you about our products and services.
Newsletters and Other Communications
From time to time, our sites may offer online or offline newsletters and other communications about our products, services and promotions. To sign up, we will ask you for information such as your name, postal address and email address. We and/or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area may use the information to send you the communications you request and to communicate with you about our products and services.
Online Sales by GKM
We offer consumers and customers various features on our websites for their information and enjoyment, which we may change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personal information in order that we or the authorized dealer/service provider in your area may use the information to provide you with these features or to communicate with you in the future about our products and services.
Other Uses of Information
We may use the personal information you provide for internal purposes. These purposes include administration, data analytics and compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures. Owner's Programs or Rewards Programs Some of our sites may offer owner's programs, reward programs, or coupons and request contact information and information on your product purchases so that we can enroll you in these programs and communicate with you.
From time to time, some of our sites may offer customers the ability to enter contact information and product or event preferences for a price quote for our products or event packages.
We may offer a referral service that allows you to inform your friends and other acquaintances about products and/or information contained on (or through) GKM's websites. If you elect to use such a referral service, the following will apply: email address(es) will be collected for the purpose of sending a one-time email for which you will be noted as the sender of such email (and we will be a service provider facilitating such delivery).
Registration for Business Opportunities
Some of our websites may offer registration of personal information for business opportunities for our authorized dealers and distributors or opportunities and sponsorships associated with selling, buying, or using our products.
Reminders/Registration for Upcoming Events
From time to time, some of our sites may offer reminders of upcoming events or registrations for those events, and we collect your contact information to fulfill your request.
Information We Collect By Automated Means
We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our websites, such as how many users visited our websites and the pages that were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our websites to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies" and "web beacons." In addition, we may collect IP addresses, as explained below.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We may also use this information to enhance our websites.
Certain pages on our websites contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information, such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
Information We Share
Links to Other Sites
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on our websites.
Information We Transfer
Access and Correction
We provide website visitors with reasonable access to personal information they provide through our sites and the ability to review and correct it, as applicable. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID before granting access to your information.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, or have your information removed from our mailing lists, you must:
e-mail us at:
call us at: (310) 791-7092;
fax us at (310) 373-8627; or
write to us at: GKM International, LLC, Attn: Chief Privacy Officer, P.O. Box 127 Palos Verdes, California 90274