Collecting and Using Personal InformationWhen you visit and navigate our website, and when you communicate with us via our site, we may collect personal information about you. By "personal information," we mean information that is unique to an individual and by which the individual may be identified, such as name, address, membership number or financial information that is associated directly with an individual account. This information is collected in order to provide benefits and services to you and to continue to improve and enhance our service offerings. This information may include, but is not limited to, that which you provide voluntarily through your interactions with the site, as well as information about how you use and navigate through the site.
We will not sell, license or transfer personal information we gather from you outside of Gardens Pool Supply and/or its affiliates, except as necessary to provide you with information, services or products that we offer independently or jointly with others, as required by law or in connection with judicial or governmental proceedings, or in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of Gardens Pool Supply assets or of the assets of a division of Gardens Pool Supply.
Confidentiality of Personal InformationGardens Pool Supply uses reasonable efforts to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information, including encrypting personal information as it is transmitted between your computer and Gardens Pool Supply via our website. In addition, employees of Gardens Pool Supply are subject to confidentiality and compliance policies relating to personal information.
When communicating personal information through the Gardens Pool Supply website, you will be provided with a user identification code (user ID) and a password. Your password is your private key to access your account and personal information. To maintain the confidentiality of your account, you should never share your password with anyone. In addition, you should change it periodically and you should select a password that is difficult for others to identify.
We may use and disclose to others information about you and your use of the website by which you are not identified, such as the type of browser you use, the files you request, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and geographic location from which you request information, the URL that you came from and go to and similar information, and information compiled in the form of statistical, demographic, or aggregated information about visitors generally to the website. This information is referred to in this document as "Non-Personal Information."
Non-Personal Information may also be used by our advertising service providers to support Online Behavioral Advertising, or Interest-based advertising as it is sometimes called.
Note: If you opt out of Online Behavioral Advertising, you may still receive online advertising from Gardens Pool Supply. Opting out from a specific advertising provider means that the ads you do receive will not be based on your preferences or behavior.
Also, In order for Online Behavioral Advertising opt-outs to work, your browser must be set to accept cookies. Because the opt-out is registered for the specific computer and browser you use when submitting the opt-out, you will need to opt-out again if you delete the cookies from your computer, buy a new computer, access our website from a different computer, login under a different screen name, or change web browsers.
Mobile-specific information we collect
Sometimes, we record your phone number. We record your phone number when you send it to us; ask us to remember it; or make a call or send a text message or SMS to or from Gardens Pool Supply.
Most of the other information we collect for mobile, such as your device and hardware IDs and device type, the request type, your carrier, your carrier user ID, the content of your request, and basic usage stats about your device and use of Gardens Pool Supply’s products and services does not by itself identify you to Gardens Pool Supply, though it may be unique or consist of or contain information that you consider personal.
If you use location-enabled products and services, such as Google Maps for mobile, you may be sending us location information. This information may reveal your actual location, such as GPS data, or it may not, such as when you submit a partial address to look at a map of the area.
Certain use of our products and services allow you to download and/or personalize the content you receive from us. For these products and services, we will record information about your downloads and preferences, along with any information you provide yourself. If the product or service requires you to log in with an Gardens Pool Supply Account, this information will be associated with your Gardens Pool Supply Account.
Information sharing and onward transfer
All requests must be sent through your mobile carrier's network and your carrier may have access to it. For information regarding your carrier's treatment of your information, please consult your carrier's privacy policies.
We may share your information with certain third parties we use to perform certain functions, such as billing and text message or SMS delivery. These third parties will be required to treat your information in accordance with the applicable Gardens Pool Supply privacy policies. We may also share some information with your wireless operator in order to perform customer service functions.
Promotions, Information, or Other Offers
We may from time to time, send you information or offers regarding products or services of Gardens Pool Supply or others in which we believe you might be interested. These offers will include an option that you may execute in order to discontinue similar contacts.
Links to Other Sites
Gardens Pool Supply may provide links to other websites. Please be aware that once you leave our website and enter another website, you may be subject to different privacy practices and policies over which Gardens Pool Supply has no control and for which Gardens Pool Supply is not responsible. Please use prudence in utilizing such links and in disclosing any personal information on those sites.
Changes to this Internet Privacy Statement
The foregoing Internet Privacy Statement is effective as of August 8, 2016. Gardens Pool Supply may change this statement periodically without notice. Changes to our Internet Privacy Statement will be noted here so that you can be informed about the privacy protections we provide. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.