In order to use the Site you may be required to complete a registration process in which we will collect certain personal information such as your name, address and email address. When you register, you will also consent to receive email correspondence from us. We will use your personal information to complete transactions, respond to your requests, deliver the products and services you request, and notify you of promotions, updates, or special offers that we think may interest you. In the event that you voluntarily submit additional, unsolicited personal information during the registration process or thereafter to GEBG, you expressly consent to GEBG’s collection and storage of such information. If you wish to discontinue email correspondence at any time, simply follow the instructions to “Manage Your Subscription” which appear in every email we send, or contact us through the Contact Us page. If you chose to invite a friend to join GEBG you will need to provide us with his or her name and email address. We will store this information to track the results of your invitations.
We collect general statistics to track user trends on our Site. These statistics include hits to our server, the types of browsers used to access our Site, page views, and navigational patterns. This type of information helps us track “where” our users are coming from so that we can target strong demographic areas and determine the most effective ways to communicate with our users. In connection with this analysis, GEBG also uses devices called “web beacons” to help us identify when emails sent to you have been received and read. We may also collect IP addresses and other information in order to prevent the introduction of viruses and hackers into the Site.
PROTECTION OF OUR INFORMATION
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
GEBG will use your personal information in an effort to improve your shopping experience and provide you with information, products or services that we think may be of interest to you. For example, we may share the personal information you provide to us as well as demographic information and purchase history we collect with strategic partners, such as suppliers, in order to select products that we believe may be of interest to you. Within that framework, any of our employees, third-party contractors or strategic partners whom are given access to your personal information will be contractually obligated to keep such information confidential and to use the information only to provide the services we ask them to perform for you and for us. Except as set forth above, GEBG does not rent or sell personal information to anyone, including third parties intending to use such information for direct marketing purposes. We may provide aggregate statistics, which do not include personal information, about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related Site information to reputable third party vendors. We may also disclose personal information we collect from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GEBG, third parties or the public at large.
INFORMATION POSTED TO BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOMS OR OTHER PUBLIC FORUMS
If you use a bulletin board, chat room or any other interactive or publicly accessible area of the Site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected or used by any person for any purpose. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable or other information you choose to submit in these forums.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
GEBG does not solicit personal information from children. If you are not 18 years old or older you are not authorized to use the Site. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any personal information we have collected about that user.
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