Gelson’s Markets (“Gelson’s”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting the
privacy needs of users of Gelsons.com (the “Site”), subscribers to our mailing lists, customers
that place orders for Gelson’s products and services, including gift cards, and
participants in our surveys, polls, contests, sweepstakes (collectively,
privacy and describes the nonpublic personal information (“Personal Information”)
(e.g. name, address, telephone number, or other information by which you can be
personally identified) we gather about you, what we do with it, the safeguards
we have in place to protect it, and how you can control our use of such
Personal Information. When you provide us with Personal Information, you are
consenting to the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise
manage your Personal Information, as set out below. Your use and continued use
collection, use, disclosure, maintenance, management and storage of your
Personal Information as described herein.
Who May Use the Site
Our Site is
not intended or designed to attract users under the age of 13. Although we do
not specifically seek to obtain any information from children under the age of
13, there are areas of our Site that children may visit. We do not knowingly
collect Personal Information from individuals under 13. If an individual under
13 years of age wishes to participate in contests or promotions, they must
obtain the consent of their parent or guardian. If you are under 13, we ask
that you not send us any Personal Information unless you have parent or
guardian permission. In the event that we learn that such information has been
sent to our Site, we will not retain the child’s information.
Our Site is intended for users from the United States and
those not governed by privacy policies of other countries. Users from the other
countries are advised not to disclose Personal Information to our Site.
Information sent to us will be housed on servers located in the United States.
Do not send us information unless you consent to the application of U.S. law
and to the use and disclosure of your information consistent with this Privacy
Personal Information We Collect and That is Used by our Site
We will collect Personal Information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide.
We may collect Personal Information that you provide us when you:
Purchase Gelson's Products and Services.
If you place orders for Gelson’s products and services, such as gift cards and gift baskets, we will request certain Personal
Information to process your request.
Participate in Contests, Sweepstakes, Polls or Surveys; Pose a Question.
When you submit a question, participate in a
survey or poll or enter a contest or sweepstakes through our Site
(collectively, “Activities”), we may collect your Personal Information to
administer your participation in such Activity. At the time you are
participating in an Activity, we may ask your permission to send you future
marketing information. Additionally, Activities such as contests or sweepstakes
may be subject to separate rules, terms and conditions. Please review such
terms, conditions and rules for each such Activity prior to your participating.
Submit an Employment Inquiry or Application.
If you submit an
employment inquiry or application on our Site including Personal Information we
request and other personally identifying information you may include which is
not specifically requested, we forward the information you provide via email to
our personnel department to evaluate you for employment. We may use the contact
information that you provide to send you receipt confirmation, general
information about our company, and to contact you when necessary in regard to
your employment inquiry or application.
We may also collect Personal Information about you from
our service providers who provide us with e-commerce related services related
to the Site. Our Web server automatically logs non-specific information about
users including IP address, aggregate user data (which will not contain any
Personal Information related to a single visitor), and browser type.
This data is used to manage our Site, track usage
and improve the Site’s functionality. This non-specific information may be
shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements
Personal Information We Disclose
We do not disclose any Personal Information about our customers or former
customers to anyone, except as permitted by law. We restrict access to all Personal
Information we collect about you, as described above, to those employees, and
those third parties who provide services for us (including companies who assist
in distributing our marketing materials), who need to know that information to
assist us in providing products or services to you.
Access to Personal Information by Companies that Work with or on Behalf of Gelson’s.
Some of our
operations, such as our electronic commerce, employment application processing,
administration of Activities, may be managed by service providers who are
unaffiliated, third party companies. We
will share your Personal Information with these companies only to the extent
necessary to perform the functions for which they are hired.We prohibit these companies from using your
Personal Information for any reason other than to provide you with the specific
services for which they were hired. These unaffiliated companies may share your Personal
Information with their affiliates and with service providers whom they engage
to perform services related to our Site or the operation of our business on the
same confidential basis as they have received the information from Gelson’s.
Examples of these services include background checks in connection with
employment application processing, fraud protection and credit risk reduction,
product customization, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web
site evaluation, data analysis, processing of your entry in an Activity and,
where applicable, data cleansing fulfillment houses.
Promotional Information and Marketing Materials.
We would like to inform you of
products and services, sales and special offers that might benefit you. When
you register online, request a newsletter or mailing list or participate in an
Activity, you will have the opportunity to sign up for e-mails about our
products, services, sales and special offers.
We may also
send you mail, email or call you with information about our products and
service offerings if you have provided us with your name and address, email
address or phone numbers on our Site. If you would like to stop receiving such
Sale of Business. In the event that Gelson’s or some of our assets
are sold or transferred or used as security, your Personal Information may be
shared with third parties as part of that transaction. Lenders and business
partners will be required to use and maintain this information on a
Disclosures of Personal Information in Legal Proceedings.
the Site or any of our service providers is requested by law enforcement
officials or judicial authorities to provide Personal Information on individual
users, we or the applicable service provider may, without your consent or any
notice to you, provide such information. In matters involving claims of
personal or public safety, we or the applicable service provider may provide
your Personal Information to appropriate authorities without your consent or
court process or any notice to you. We or our service providers also may
provide your Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other
legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a
breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or in litigation involving
Gelson’s or the applicable service provider. We may also disclose Personal
Information to assist in debt collection where you owe a debt to us.
"cookies" or "tracer tags"(also referred to as "Clear
GIFs" or "Web Beacons") at this time. A cookie is a tiny element
of data that an Internet site can send to your browser, which may then be
stored on your hard drive so such site can recognize you when you return.
Cookies also allow sites to store users’ preferences and to record session
information, for purposes including ensuring that users are not repeatedly
offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, mailing
list, advertising, and Web page content based on
browser type and user profile information. Tracer tags, or Clear GIFs or
"Web Beacons" allow sites to understand which pages you visit on
their site and help a site optimize and tailor content on the site
Our Site may provide links to
other Web sites or resources. These links are for your convenience only and are
not under our control. You acknowledge and agree that neither Gelson’s nor our
Site is responsible for the availability of external Web sites or resources,
and Gelson’s and our Site do not endorse such Web sites, their contents,
advertising, products, or other materials. You further agree that Gelson’s and
our Site shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage,
viruses or loss caused or alleged in connection with your use of content, goods
or services available on an external Web site or resources. In the event you
decide to access or use any other Web sites, you agree to do so at your own
risk, subject to the privacy policies of the other site(s).
Marketing & Contact Preferences/Opt-out /Updating or Removing Information
When signing up for an Activity,
or when subscribing to a newsletter or mailing list, you may be asked to
indicate your willingness to allow us to communicate with you by email on an
on-going basis or receive updates or notifications regarding services,
products, events, sales and special offers that Gelson’s may offer. If you have
provided us with your name and address or telephone number, we may also mail or
call you with such information. We will
honor your preferences. At any time, however, you may (a) stop the receipt of a
particular promotional or notification email by clicking on an
"unsubscribe" hyperlink contained in any promotional or notification
emails we send you, (b) change your marketing preferences, (c) remove yourself
from our mailing list, or (d) opt out of further disclosures of your personal
information to third parties by contacting us at:
or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It may take up to two (2) weeks to modify your preferences.
16400 Ventura Blvd., Suite 240
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We maintain physical, electronic,
and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to secure your
Personal Information and ensure its confidentiality. On-line, your Personal Information is secured
using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, which encrypts your information. Unfortunately,
no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Gelson’s and our Site
will take reasonable measures which it believes are appropriate to protect your
Personal Information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, however,
Gelson’s cannot ensure or warrant the security of that information.
From time to
laws or regulations or to reflect future changes in our business practices. Any
changes in our policies will be communicated in this page so please check back
on occasion. We also may post a notice on our Site or send an email describing