GVM Incorporated and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“GVM”) maintain this website for the purposes of information, education, marketing, and communication. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to set out how we collect and use personal information that we may obtain from you through this website. This Privacy Notice is effective as of August 1, 2019. By using this website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Notice and to the collection and use of information by GVM through this website as set forth herein.
What personal information is collected?
How is the information collected and used?
We collect the information described herein in a variety of ways, including from web forms, and technologies like cookies and web logging. The information we collect may be sent to GVM through email and/or stored in a database or other means of electronic data storage. The information is used to administer our website services and for market and customer analysis and to review, develop and improve our services. In this regard, such information may be used to communicate with you and for marketing and promotional purposes and for notifying you about products and services.
How will the information be disclosed or shared?
We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others without your consent. We may, however, share or disclose your information to the following who may use it in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice:
Employees and agents of GVM;
Agents who profile your data for our marketing purposes;
Anyone as a result of a duty or legal obligation;
GVM dealers, distributors, or business partners; and
GVM affiliates and vendors.
We also will share or disclosure your personal information when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our customers, to protect lives, to maintain the security of our services, and to protect the rights or property of GVM.
What about "cookies" and “remarketing tags”?
When you use or visit this website, we will place one or more cookies on your computer or device. These cookies are small data files that transmit information back to our server to provide information about you, such as your computer or device, IP address, location, browsing history, browser configuration, preferences, and settings. We use this information to help operate our website, collect information about our website users’ online activity, and compile analytics. You can use your browser settings to remove or block cookies on your device.
For a further listing of the specific cookies and remarketing tags used on this website, please click here.
We do not knowingly collect information from children. We ask parents or legal guardians to assist us by supervising the activities of children at this site and not allowing them to submit any information through this website. This website is intended for use by adults only.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or another device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, to remember your login details, etc.
There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function, and lifespan. Important characteristics of cookies include the following:
First-party cookies are cookies that are stored by the website you are visiting, while third-party cookies are stored by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties. We may use third-party cookies for purposes that include social listening (i.e., we may receive information from third-party social media services that you use, where that information is relevant to our brand). You may control such cookies, as set out below.
Necessary cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of a website (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).
Performance cookies collect data on the performance of a website such as the number of visitors, the time spent on the website, and error messages.
- Functionality cookies increase the usability of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language, region, login, and so on).
- Targeting/advertising cookies enable a website to send you personalized advertising.
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.
More information on all aspects of cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that GVM has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third-party website.
Improve the use and the functionality of our website;
Tailor our website and products to your needs and preferences;
Process your purchase orders; and
Analyze how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics.
We do not use the collected information to create user profiles.
What types of cookies do we use?
An overview of the cookies used on GVM websites is set out in the tables included in Appendix 1 to this policy.
In addition, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1-pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email and it helps us to understand the behavior of visitors of our website. More information on web beacons can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/web-beacons/. Please note that GVM has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third-party website.
Many of GVM’s websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
For more information please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/.
How can you control cookies and web beacons?
Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the 'help' button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.
Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.
If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.
More information on how to manage cookies can be found on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Please note that GVM has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, this third-party website.
In addition, you may opt-out from cookies by visiting the following sites and selecting which company cookies you would like to opt-out from: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Please note that GVM has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third-party websites.
Websites to which this Policy applies
This Policy applies to websites that are operated or controlled by GVM and listed in below to this policy.
Last updated: 22 March 2022