Like most website operators, Gear Contact Ltd collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Gear Contact Ltd’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Gear Contact Ltd’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Gear Contact Ltd may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gear Contact Ltd also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Gear Contact Ltd does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Gear Contact Ltd’s websites choose to interact with Gear Contact Ltd in ways that require Gear Contact Ltd to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Gear Contact Ltd gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Gear Contact Ltd collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Gear Contact Ltd. Gear Contact Ltd does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Gear Contact Ltd may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Gear Contact Ltd does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Gear Contact Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Gear Contact Ltd’s behalf or to provide services available at Gear Contact Ltd’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Gear Contact Ltd’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Gear Contact Ltd will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Gear Contact Ltd discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Gear Contact Ltd believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gear Contact Ltd, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Gear Contact Ltd website and have supplied your email address, Gear Contact Ltd may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Gear Contact Ltd and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Gear Contact Ltd takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.