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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy hereby incorporates by reference all terms, conditions rules, policies and guidelines on The Gerson Companies Web site. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in the Terms of Service. This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 12, 2010. Your use or continued use of the Web site (as defined below) after such time will signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify the provisions in this Privacy Policy without prior notice to you, so please check back often for updates.

The Gerson Companies, Inc. (“The Gerson Companies“, “us” or “we“) respects the privacy of the visitors to its Web site, and is committed to letting you know how we will use your information. This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices we follow in connection with The Gerson Companies public Web site located at http://www.GersonCompany.com, and The Gerson Companies online shop Web site located at https://Shop.GersonCompany.com (both hereafter referred to as “Site”).

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and Anonymous Information you submit to us through our Site. This Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated in our Terms of Service, and by using or registering for use of our Site you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. “Personal Information” is defined as information about you or your company that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

By submitting Personal Information through the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Information may be processed by The Gerson Companies in the country where it was collected, as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our Services change and expand. This policy will always be available to view under Policies. Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will become effective on the date they are updated on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.

THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES

The Gerson Companies is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which the Site links or to which link to the Site. By clicking on a link, logo or other item, or using certain services available on the Site, including the online communication services, please note that you may no longer be on The Gerson Companies Site. To confirm your current Internet location, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. If the URL designates anything other than http://www.GersonCompany.com or https://Shop.GersonCompany.com, you are no longer on a The Gerson Companies Site, thus our Privacy Policy no longer applies. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any website you interact with on the Internet.

USER ACCOUNTS

The online shop Site, https://Shop.GersonCompany.com, is for the benefit of Users. The private and shared Workspace areas of the Site facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Customer, Sales Representatives, and the Company. The information contained in private user account shared between Sales Representatives and Customers is not used for any purposes other than to facilitate communication and the exchange of information between the parties involved. The Gerson Companies reserves the right to monitor communications in the user account section in order to verify compliance with our Terms of Service, international, federal or state laws and/or our other stated policies.

INFORMATION WE GATHER

  • Registration
    If you register to buy products, both branded and not, using The Gerson Companies Site, we collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or your Account. At this time, the most information you would be required to submit is your first name, last name, User ID, password, preferred currency, street address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, email address and valid financial Account information. Other information requested on our Registration page, including the ability to receive promotional offers from The Gerson Companies, is optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us to tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. Without your agreement, we will not share, rent or sell any personal information with third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this privacy statement. Credit card information is transmitted via SSL (“Secure Socket Layer”) encryption for your protection.
  • Online Surveys and Contests
    Occasionally, The Gerson Companies conducts a User survey to collect information about our Users’ preferences. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary, if at all. The demographic information that The Gerson Companies collects in the registration process and through surveys is used to help us improve our Services to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
  • The Gerson Companies Payment System
    The Gerson Companies Payment Service requires Users to pay with a credit card, wire transfer, ACH or debit card or account terms. The Gerson Companies will collect your credit card number and/or other entered financial institution information such as credit card/account numbers and will use that information to bill your Orders as requesting including shipping to perform the billing operation on behalf of The Gerson Companies, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation. Verification of credit information, however, is accomplished solely by the User through the Authentication process.
  • Service providers and Agents
    We use credit card and other payment processing companies to bill you for goods and services and email marketing basis to send emails from The Gerson Companies to opt-in Users. We will share your personal information as necessary for third parties to provide these services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
  • Automatically Gathered Information
    The Gerson Companies automatically collects browser type and browser software version to tailor the presentation of the Site and the Services to the Account and to maintain a record of the User’s or Visitor’s activity on the Site. As an automatic process, our Web server software records a log file of IP addresses that access the Site. We also collect IP address information but do not ordinarily link IP addresses to Users’ Personal Information. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a User when we, in our sole discretion, determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our service, Site, customers or others. When you use the Site, The Gerson Companies collects information about your Account transactions and The Gerson Companies may collect information about your computer for fraud prevention purposes. Finally, The Gerson Companies may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, The Gerson Companies may collect information related to your contact with The Gerson Companies Customer Support or store results when you respond to a survey.
  • Cookies
    When you use the Site, The Gerson Companies or our contractors may place small data files called cookies on your computer. The Gerson Companies uses cookies to enable Users to specify unique preferences and to track Visitor and User use of the Site, including trends and patterns. The Gerson Companies sends a session cookie to your computer when you log in to your Account. This type of cookie helps if you visit multiple pages on the Site during the same session, so that you don’t need to enter your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires. The Gerson Companies also uses longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your project related information. The Gerson Companies encodes our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. Users and Visitors always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. If you disable cookies on your browser, please note that some parts of our Site may not function as effectively or may be considerably slower.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

  • Registration Information
    We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to our Services and providing you with information relating to E-Commerce transactions that you conduct on the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our Users’ Personal Information to third parties. We do, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive promotional messages via email. If you decide to opt-in to receive promotional emails, you may opt-out of receiving these promotional emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link provided in all promotional emails distributed by The Gerson Companies.
  • Advertising/Marketing
    We may send you email communications including information that we think may be of interest to you relating to The Gerson Companies products and product lines. You may opt-out of receiving these email communications either when you register to become a User or via the Unsubscribe link provided in all email communications distributed by The Gerson Companies. We do not send any of your Personal Information to any advertising or marketing firms.
  • The Gerson Companies Contractors
    To the extent necessary to provide you with the services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with The Gerson Companies to provide you with such services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. Generally these contractors do not have any independent right to share this information, however certain contractors who provide services on the Site, including the providers of online communications services, will have rights to use and disclose the Personal Information collected in connection with the provision of these services in accordance with their own privacy policies.
  • Legal Requests
    The Gerson Companies cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you, including the content of your online communications, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of The Gerson Companies or third parties; (c) assist in an investigation; or (d) respond to an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of Users or other persons. All legal aspects of our company shall be governed by The State of Kansas, any legal action shall be held under its jurisdiction.
  • Affiliates
    Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • Business Transaction
    If our company or our assets related to the Site are acquired by another company, we will attempt to notify you so that you may make an informed decision about this new use of your Personal Information.
  • Anonymous Information
    We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that make the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties at our discretion. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.

COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY USERS

The Gerson Companies constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by contacting Customer Support via email or phone (details provided below). If you provide any Personal Information with the submission of your comments, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.

SECURITY

We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Our Payment System is operated using secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect your financial data. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.

CHILDREN

We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about Visitors or Users who are under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a Visitor or User under the age of 13, we will make every effort to delete this information from our records.

TERMINATING YOUR USER ACCOUNT

We save your Personal Information until your Account with us is terminated by you or us, and/or you Unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate your User Account access to our Site, contact Customer Support. If you terminate your User Account, your Personal Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. If you continue to receive email notifications after User Account termination, you may Unsubscribe to email communications from The Gerson Companies by clicking the Unsubscribe link provided in all The Gerson Companies email communications. After termination of your User Account, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Terms of Service and/or Branded Account Agreement.

CORRECTING/UPDATED YOUR INFORMATION

To make any changes to your Account, aside from updating your User Account password on the Site, contact Customer Support. Any changes made to your Personal Information will replace previously provided Account details, and previous Account details, once replaced, will not be recoverable.

 

If you wish to report a violation of the Privacy Policy, please contact The Gerson Companies Customer Support.

 

The Gerson Companies Customer Support

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM Central Time (CST)

Email: GersonCS@gersoncompany.com

Phone: 1-800-444-8172 / Press 6 for Customer Service

 

Last Updated April 17, 2017

 

Important Dates:

Olathe Showroom Opens (Fall/Holiday):
December 4, 2017
Atlanta Market:
January 9th - 16th, 2018
Dallas Market:
January 17th - 23rd, 2018
Olathe Open House:
January 26th - 29th, 2018
Las Vegas Market:
January 28th - February 1st, 2018
GIL Fall/Order 2018 Order Deadline:
February 16, 2018