Gowanda is committed to safeguarding your privacy online and we recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information you share with us. We have established this policy to show our firm commitment to protecting your privacy on our Web site.
This Privacy Statement will answer the following questions regarding our site:
1. What information does Gowanda Collect?
We collect two types of information: personal information and non-personal information. “Personal information” refers to information that is particular to you, such as, your name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. “Non-Personal Information” refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, what browser you are using and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
2. How do we collect information from you?
We do not collect personal information on this site without your knowledge and active participation. In general, you can visit our site without divulging any personal information; however, there are areas of this site that require personal information in order to contact Gowanda directly, specifically when submitting a Quote/Sample Form, as well as when asking application questions and registering for e-mails for Gowanda’s press releases and news.
3. Information is collected on this site in the following ways:
Browsing our site
We collect IP Addresses for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on our site. We collect information from visitors to our site regarding the referring URL, your IP address, which browser you use to come to our site, and the pages of our site that you viewed during your visit and any search terms entered on our site.
If you request samples or quotes or make a request for literature from the Web site or ask us a question via e-mail, we will ask for additional personal information to process your query. This information is used for tracking purposes and to fill customer’s needs. If we have trouble answering your questions or requests, this information is used to get back in touch with you.
As noted above, on this Web site, you are given the opportunity to send e-mail to us. We retain information in any e-mail that you send to us, such as your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, etc. We may send you Press Releases and other e-mails periodically at your request, listing current products or answering questions. We will not send you e-mails if you have previously requested us not to do so and/or have not registered to receive them.
4. How is your personal information used?
Gowanda uses the personal information it collects to provide you with information or samples that you have requested. In addition, we use the non-personal information we collect to provide you with a better site experience in the future. Gowanda does not rent, sell or trade personal information you provide us to any third party.
5. Who is collecting your information?
While you are on the Gowanda Web site, Gowanda will collect non-personal and e-mail information. When you register on the Gowanda Web site, your personal information is collected and stored on a secure server. If for any reason, you wish to withdraw your registration, you can cancel your account on the Web site. Once notified, Gowanda will remove all of your information from the site as well as any internal data maintained by Gowanda by notifying the Webmaster of the cancellation of your registration. In addition, we may provide links in this Web site to third party Web sites. We are not responsible for the third party Web sites. We urge you to review carefully the privacy policies posted on these sites. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information found on these sites. Please be aware that Gowanda does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies of third parties or their Web sites. This Privacy Statement applies only to Gowanda and the information we collect on our sites.
6. With whom do we share your information?
As described above, some of your information may be shared with third parties by navigating to the third party web site. In addition and with your prior authorization, we may, in the future, need to share certain personal information with other affiliated companies with whom we have established business relationships.
We may disclose personal information in special cases when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property or the rights or property of our customers or others. We also may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
7. How does Gowanda protect your personal information?
Gowanda takes reasonable precautions to protect your personal information against unauthorized access by storing the information on a secure server, which is accessible only by authorized personnel.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and we will not be held liable should a third party illegally obtain your personal information. While we have made significant efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
8. What about “cookies”?
“Cookies´ are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide you with certain personalized features and customization the next time you visit our site. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. While you can still navigate through our site if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to register for e-mails and information from Gowanda.
9. How do you provide consent?
By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by Gowanda in the manner described above. In addition, to become a “Registered User” and to be contacted by iNRCORE or “Opt-In,” go to the User Center, select the “Registration Form,” and follow the instructions. To change your registration information or to “Opt-Out” from being contacted by Gowanda, e-mail the Webmaster.
10. How often are changes made to the Privacy Statement and how will you learn of the changes?
Gowanda reserves the right to change, modify or update this Privacy Statement at any time without notice. In the event of any modification, we will post the changes in this Privacy Statement so that you will always know what information we are gathering and how we might use that information. However if such changes are material, we will either announce the change on the home page of the site or take such other action as we deem appropriate under the circumstances. Accordingly, you should periodically visit this page to determine the current Privacy Statement to which you are bound.