PRIVACY POLICY

gearmage.com Privacy Policy
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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 used 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.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
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When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

Other than the license information (email and company name), when using our application we collect general usage statistics and error information for monitoring how our application is being used to best serve our customers. 

The information we collect may include, but not limited to, error messages, the type of mail server being used, the IP address, the mail domain, the number of times the application was started or stopped, the screens navigated to within the application. 

This information is published to certain cloud services such as Google Analytics (https://analytics.google.com) for statistics, Trakerr.IO (https://trakerr.io, an analytics application to analyze errors and app usage), Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud or Airbrake (https://airbrake.io) for error information and may include certain personally identifiable information for the purpose of improving the product or website (see below, section titled 'How do we use your information?') or for licensing use. With the above exception, all personal information is only stored locally or within your Windows domain and we take security and privacy very seriously. 

When do we collect information?
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On our website, we collect information from you when you place an order, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

In our applications, we collect information securely when you use the application including events such as start up, shutdown, any specific actions you may have taken, any errors you may have encountered. Note that in some cases this may include PII for the purpose of improving the customer experience. See below section "How do we use your information?" for more on how this information is used.

How do we use your information?
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We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
      • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
      • To quickly process your transactions.
      • To manage software licensing and installs.

We may use the information we collect when using our application in the following ways:

      • to better understand how our application is being used (which screens are being used and what users have trouble with)
      • to provide improvements on general usage and customer experience
      • to fix any errors, if any, that a user encounters

How do we protect visitor information?
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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.

We do not need an SSL because: Paypal is used to process all purchases securely. All other information provided on the website is used only for license management, product information, support and contact.  

For our application analytics, we use trusted Google Analytics and Trakerr.IO or Airbrake.IO for error tracking. This information is not shared with any other third-party and will never be used for marketing purposes.  

On our website, do we use 'cookies'?
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Yes only on our website. 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. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
      • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

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 (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you disable cookies off, some features (like Chat and support) will be disabled. It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders.

Disclaimer third parties
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All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. 

Third-party disclosure
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We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses as mentioned earlier.

Third-party links
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We do not offer third-party products or services on our website.

All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. 

Google
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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. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
      • Google Display Network Impression Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to 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 permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

How does our site handle do not track signals?
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We do not honor do not track signals. However we do not track, plant cookies for anything but primarily for support and chat purposes.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
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We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

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

www.gearmage.com
privacy@gearmage.com

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Last Edited on 2017-04-21