GLS and its third party service providers may use various technologies that automatically or passively collect information such as your usage, browsing activity, device, and geolocations data (collectively referred to as “Usage Information”) when you visit or interact with the Sites, GLS’s emails or GLS’s online advertisements As set forth in more details below, GLS may also collect Usage Information using various web-based technologies.
The technologies that GLS may use for this automatic data collection may include:
Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer or tablet, mobile or other device when you visit the Sites or access GLS’s online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, but not limited to: (1) to recognize you and to remember your preferences; (2) to track your visits to the Sites; (3) to facilitate online purchases; (4) to enable and support GLS’s security features; (5) to help GLS detect malicious activity; (6) to show you relevant advertising; and (7) to track action taken in response to advertisements.
You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating or adjusting the appropriate privacy settings on your browser or device. However, if you choose to disable cookies or adjust your privacy settings, you may be unable to use all of the features of the Sites.
Web Server Logs. In conjunction with obtaining information through cookies, GLS’s web servers may log details such as your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your device is located. The web server logs also may record information such as the address of the web page that linked you to the Sites and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.
Web Beacons. Pages of the Sites and GLS’s emails to you may contain small electronic files known as “web beacons” (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs). Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to: (1) to count users to the Sites or specific pages on the Sites; (2) to monitor how users navigate the Sites; (3) to count how many people opened an email or clicked on a link; (4) to track other website statistics, such as the popularity of certain website content; and (5) to verify system and server integrity and security.
Third Party Web Analytics Services
GLS may use third party web analytics services on the Sites, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and similar technologies to help GLS analyze how visitors use the Sites, its emails and its online advertisements. The information collected through these means is disclosed to these service providers.
Children under the Age of 13
The Sites are not directed to and should not be used by children under the age of thirteen (13). GLS does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) on the Sites.
GLS takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while GLS strives to protect your Personal Information, GLS cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GLS . Therefore, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you transmit your Personal Information to GLS at your own risk.
The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. You should never submit bank account, payment card or tax information to GLS via email. Where you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of the Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. GLS asks you not to share your password with anyone.
Links to Other Websites
The Sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from GLS . Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which GLS strongly suggests that you review. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by GLS ,GLS is not responsible for those websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.
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