Gabriel Services, Inc. Statement of Privacy
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Gabriel Services or its affiliates will not give, sell, or otherwise lend your personal information to any person, group or organization at any time now or in the future. However, by posting a listing or sending a testimony you agree that your name, phone, email and other information needed may be on the Gabriel Services website, and subsequent information may be posted to update the listing. If you request it, we will provide an alternate email address so that your email address will be kept private. In addition, Gabriel Services Website users may not use other peoples or other entities e-mails that they do not have full rights to use, nor send the Gabriel Services Website to peoples or other entities with whom they are not acquainted and have permission. All entries become property of Gabriel Services, and automatically places the user on the Gabriel Services mailing list. The user’s e-mail will not be sold , but may be used for email updates.
Gabriel Services and its affiliates recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, subscribers to our services, recipients of our e-mail newsletters and all other customers of our products and services. We created this policy with a fundamental respect for our customers’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our customers. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for all products and services owned by Gabriel Services.
Information Collection and Use
Gabriel Services collects information from our website users, subscribers and other customers. In this section of our Privacy Statement, we describe the type of information we collect and how we use it to provide better services to our customers.
Registration and Ordering
When using some of our websites and signing up for certain selected services (such as email subscriptions, ordering products, listing items for sale or free, etc. ), users must first register. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services, and, for our website visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our sites. We also may collect demographic information (such as job title and purchasing responsibilities, company information and professional certification). We use aggregate demographic information about our audience to improve our service, for marketing purpose. Many of our products and services are free to subscribers who meet certain demographic criteria. For our services that require payment (such as certain events, products and subscriptions), we also collect credit card information (such as account name, number and expiration date), which is used for our or our agent’s billing purposes only, and is not otherwise shared.
If users wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the e-mail newsletter.
Surveys and Contests
From time to time we invite web site users and other customers to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the website user or other customer therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to the other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes and to monitor or improve the use of, and satisfaction with the website or other Gabriel Services product or service. Subject to the given customer’s preferences (as described in the “Permission” section below), such information also may be shared with third party sponsors of such surveys or contests.
At some of our sites, we may offer interactive and community features such as discussion boards, bulletin boards and user profiles. Note that all personal information sent or posted via such features becomes public information for which we are not responsible.
If customers elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our sites and services, we may ask them for the friend’s name, job title and e-mail address. Gabriel Services will store and use this information to send the friend an invitation. This information may also be used to provide information about our company and related products and services. The friend may contact us as specified in the tell-a-friend message to request that no further communications be sent.
Communications with Us
We have features where our customers can submit information to us (such as feedback forms). Where such submissions include requests for service, support or information, we may forward them to our agents, as needed, to best respond to the specific request. In addition, we may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us to serve customers better. Please note that letters to the editor, testimonials and similar submissions may be made public.
Communications from Us: Service Updates, Special Offers
To best serve our customers, we may send updates that contain important information about our products and services. For example, we may send new members a welcoming message, and verify password and username for our password-protected content. We may also communicate with a customer to provide requested services and for account-related issues via e-mail, phone or regular mail. In addition to such service and product-essential messages, we offer our customers the option to receive information about our company, related products, services and special deals. Users, however, can choose not to receive these communications from us, as set forth in the “Permission” section below.
Automatic Data Collection
Our web sites, newsletters and, from time to time, certain other products and services may have features that automatically collect information from customers, to deliver content specific to customers’ interests and to honor their preferences. This information assists us in creating products and services that will serve the needs of our customers.
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.
With Whom Your Information is Shared
We do not share your personal information with any person or company outside the Gabriel Services family of services.
California Privacy Rights
California residents to request that Gabriel Services not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing use. To make such a request, please write us at:
Gabriel Services, Inc
PO Box 513
Rocky Mount VA 24151
We use reasonable precautions to protect our customers’ personal information and to store it securely. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online (such as credit card number) is encrypted and is transmitted to us securely. In addition, access to all of our customers’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information, or ad operations and circulation managers. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Our web sites contain links to other sites. Gabriel Services is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.
Notification and Changes
If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.