Like most website operators, Gordon Companies 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. Gordon Companies’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Gordon Companies’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Gordon Companies may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gordon Companies also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Gordon Companies 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 Gordon Companies’s websites choose to interact with Gordon Companies in ways that require Gordon Companies to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Gordon Companies gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at this website to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Gordon Companies are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Gordon Companies collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Gordon Companies Gordon Companies 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.
Use of Personal Data
Gordon Companies may collect aggregated statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Gordon Companies may monitor the most popular website account on this site. Gordon Companies may display this information publicly or provide it to others. Gordon Companies does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Gordon Companies 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 Gordon Companies’s behalf or to provide services available at Gordon Companies’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 Gordon Companies’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Gordon Companies 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, Gordon Companies discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Gordon Companies believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gordon Companies, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Gordon Companies website and have supplied your email address, Gordon Companies 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 Gordon Companies and our products. 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. Gordon Companies takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.