Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

This privacy policy describes the privacy practices for https://gainbars.com/ (“Site”, “Website”). This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personal information is collected from you through the Website, how it is used and whom it may be shared with;
  • Choices regarding the use of your data which may be made by you;
  • Security procedures directed on protection against misuse of your information;
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Collection, Use & Sharing of Your Information

While using the website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing and/or shipping address, phone number, or other details to help you with your experience and to process requests. We collect information from you when you submit a form, place an order, open a support ticket, surf the website, respond to a communication, or otherwise enter information on our site.

We use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

• To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To follow up with a user after correspondence (email, form, or phone inquiries)

Unless otherwise specified by you, we may contact you via email in the future to inform you on important updates, special offers, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

We will not share your information with any third party unless it should be shared for fulfilling your request.

Your Access & Control Over Your Information

At any time, you can decline any future contact from us by calling, emailing, or submitting a contact form request.

You may also see what information we have about you, if any, and request that we correct, change, or delete your information at any time.

Security Measures Taken to Protect Your Information

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Where do we send your information?

We use plugins and third-party service providers on our website that have their own respective privacy policies. Please review them before using their service:

Privacy Policy for our Contact/Form Provider

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. Some of the plugins we use to provide services on our website may use cookies. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How long do we retain your data?

We keep contact form entries for 6 months and customer records for ten years. We do not use them for marketing purposes.

Anonymous information is stored on Google servers for 26 months from the user’s last activity, after which it is automatically deleted.

Analytics

Please review Google’s privacy policy. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We have implemented the following:

  • Google Analytics
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • Google Ad Conversion Tracking and Reporting

Third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) identifiers to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

User-level and event-level data stored by Google Analytics is automatically deleted from Analytics’ servers 26 months after the last action taken on our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.

Third-party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to outside parties.

Articles and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We are not responsible for the content or policies of external sites or service providers. Please be aware of your personal information as you exit our site and read the privacy policies of any other site you are directed to. We seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about third-party sites, plugins, or services.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – Read more

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes: On our Privacy Policy Page
  • You can change your personal information: By logging in to your account or contacting us

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email within 7 business days.
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at info@berk-tel.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

2340 County Road J
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
United States
info@berk-tel.com
651-982-4826

Last Edited on 2018-08-14