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Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Because we at GPA are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and ensuring that they have a positive experience when using our website, AskGPA.com this Policy explains how we gather and use information on this site. This Privacy Policy also details our data security practices and your options for accessing or editing any personal information supplied to us.

There may be links from this site to other websites, however this Privacy Policy pertains only to this site.

How do we collect information?

We receive and collect information from you when you visit our site, register on our site, place an order on our site, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

What information do we collect?

Purchase Information - When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, shipping address, zip code, phone number or credit card.

Email Address- When you visit or shop on our site, we may request your email address, or other information needed to contact you online.

Contest Entries - From time to time, we may offer online entries into contests or sweepstakes. The information collected from the entry will only be used for the purpose of conducting the contest or sweepstakes (such as to notify winners).

Navigation and Clickstream Data - As you browse our web site, we may gather navigational and clickstream data that shows what pages are visited and how long various features are used.

Cookies - Like many web site operators, we collect cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You may be able to disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of this site may not function properly if you do so.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • 1. To personalize your experience –- your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • 2. To improve our website –- we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • 3. To improve customer service –- your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • 4. To process transactions –- your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • 5. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • 6. To send periodic emails –- the email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

 

Opt-Out

 

When we ask for information from you, we may be giving you the opportunity to "opt-in" and receive additional information, announcements, communications, promotions, samples or to participate in research requests from us. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our mailing list, contact us by phone or email and notify us of your preference to opt-out.

How do we protect your information?

We are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider's database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and the authorized individuals are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your personal information (credit cards, financials, etc.) is only kept for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, changes in the law may require that we keep data for longer periods of time, while other considerations may lead to the destruction of personal information in less than 60 days.

In spite of our use of industry-standard security technologies, procedures and measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we recommend that you take every precaution in protecting your personal information when you use the Internet.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties unless you have expressly granted us permission to do so.

We may share your personal information with business partners, service vendors, contracted or other trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, however, we only provide these third parties with personal information needed for them to complete/ provide the necessary service.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or the requirements of law enforcement bodies, to enforce our site policies, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, to respond to suspected or potential fraud, brand protection matters or, to respond to situations involving the necessary and reasonable or protection of others' or our rights, property, or safety.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Residents of the State of California, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed Personal Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. At GPA, we do not share information with third parties for the purpose of direct marketing and as such have no obligation to keep this information. and as such keep no list.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to these policies, please do not use our website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we update or alter our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page of our website.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, or need to make any contact for reasons set forth in this policy, please contact us using the information below.

GPA Acquisition Company Inc.
Corporate Headquarters:
8701 West 47th Street
Suite A
McCook, IL 60525
USA
www.askgpa.com
info@askgpa.com
800-395-9000

Effective: August 22, 2011

Terms of Use

 

Last Updated: November 10, 2014

Welcome to a new information-filled Internet Web site called Askgpa.com developed by GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions! The terms "GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions" and "askgpa.com" will be referred to in this Terms of Use collectively as Askgpa.com or the appropriate pronoun, as the case may be. Before taking advantage of the useful information offered here, please take a minute to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of our relationship by reading this important information. By using this Web site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. In addition to these Terms of Use, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as provided in our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to update or change these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. By continuing to use the services offered on the Askgpa.com Web site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit and print the latest version of the Terms of Use for your records. For your information, the date of the last update to these Terms of Use is stated at the top of this document.

 

1. AGREEMENT TO CONTRACT ELECTRONICALLY
You agree to contract electronically with Askgpa.com. You agree that this electronic Terms of Use agreement, combined with your act of using the services offered on this Web site, have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable Statute of Frauds. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability or admissibility of the Terms of Use on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized. In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print this agreement.

2. PRIVACY
We respect your privacy. The information you submit is subject to our Privacy Policy, and you grant Askgpa.com and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Web site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your personal information, as provided for in that policy. We encourage you to print and review this policy to assist you in making an informed decision regarding the type of information you would like to submit to us. The most recent version of our Privacy Policy can be found here. Askgpa.com cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit or for your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using this Web site.

3. MODIFICATIONS
We may discontinue, add to, modify, upgrade or replace all aspects of the Web site in our sole discretion and without notice. In particular, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, supplement, delete, discontinue or remove any software, file, information, communication or other content appearing on or transmitted through the Web site.

4. MONITORING
Askgpa.com has no obligation to monitor the services offered in this Web site or any use thereof or to retain the content of any User session. However, as stated in our Privacy Policy, Askgpa.com reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity.

5. DISCLAIMERS
YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE PROVIDE THE INFORMATION TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AVAILABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THE WEB SITE. IN NO EVENT IS ASKGPA.COM LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS. ASKGPA.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT DISTRIBUTED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEB SITE OR ASSOCIATED SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEB SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKGPA.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (i) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE; (ii) THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE; (iii) THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE; AND (iv) THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. THE ABOVE LIMITATION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF YOU ARE IN A STATE OR JURISDICTION THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY.

7. USE OF CONTENT
You acknowledge that the Askgpa.com Web site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphics, videos, text, images, typefaces, sounds and other content that are protected by copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights (the "Content"), and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. Askgpa.com owns or has a valid license to use Content on the Web site. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for your personal, informational and non-commercial use and that you do not alter or modify the Content in any way, and maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see e.g. 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary right. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. If you believe that any of the Content of this Web Site infringes a copyright, trademark, patent or other right of another party, please direct an e-mail to our Customer Service Department (customerservice@askgpa.com) or call us at (800) 395-9000.

8. USER SUBMISSIONS
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Web site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant--or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted--Askgpa.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Askgpa.com may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

9. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
Askgpa.com may provide links to web sites operated by other parties. We do not, either expressly or by implication, endorse the Content on such web sites or any association it may have with third parties. The links, if any, are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over such web sites nor do we review the content on those web sites; therefore, we are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites. You further acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged tobe caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web site or resource.

10. GENERAL LEGAL PROVISIONS
International Laws: Askgpa.com is based in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. Askgpa.com makes no claims that the Content is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Askgpa.com Web site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
Choice of Law and Forum: You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Askgpa.com, or in any way relating to your use of the Askgpa.com Web site, resides in the courts of the State of Illinois and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Illinois in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Askgpa.com or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Illinois, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.
Entire Agreement: Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Askgpa.com Web site, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Askgpa.com with respect to the use of the Askgpa.com Web site and Content. Your use of the Askgpa.com Web site is also subject to the Askgpa.com Privacy Policy. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
Termination: Askgpa.com may terminate these Terms of Use without cause at any time and effective immediately. In addition, Askgpa.com, in its sole discretion may terminate these Terms of Use immediately and without notice for violation of any part of these Terms of Use. You may also terminate these Terms of Use by simply discontinuing use of your account and/or the Web site. In the event of any termination of these Terms of Use, the restrictions on your use of the Content (as set forth in Paragraph 8 ("User Submissions") shall survive such termination, and you agree to be bound by those terms.
Indemnity: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Askgpa.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and affiliates harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.
Non-waiver: Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Limitation on Actions: You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Web site or these Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Export: The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations - including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Web site to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find Askgpa.com helpful and convenient to use! If you have any questions or concerns about how your personal information will be treated as you make use of this Web site, please take a moment to read our Privacy Policy.

Questions or comments regarding this Web site should be directed by e-mail to customerservice@askgpa.com, or by telephone to (800) 395-9000, or by U.S. mail to Askgpa.com, c/o GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, 8740 West 50th Street, McCook, IL 60525.