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This privacy policy covers Group Purchasing Solutions (“GPS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) public website, GroupPurchasingSolutions.com , and the group purchasing services provided to GPS members through the password protected web pages (collectively, the “Website”). Your privacy is important to GPS.

Our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, and protect the personal information you may provide. By using our Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. Our website, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our website.  Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or to refuse to accept cookies.

We collect any information you enter through our Website, or that you give us in any other way. This includes information submitted through our online inquiry forms, sweepstakes and contest submissions, the membership account sign-up process and through your use of your membership account.

When you log in to your membership account through the Website, you will be provided with links to the websites of various third-party suppliers (“Suppliers”) to make your purchases. Although these websites may be branded as GPS partner websites, each website is hosted and maintained by that Supplier or its affiliates. GPS does not have any control over how information is collected or used once you leave our Website and enter the Suppliers’ websites. We may receive statistical reports from our Suppliers regarding purchases by you and other GPS members. Please refer to each Supplier’s own website regarding their own privacy policy and how they may be collecting or using your information.  

HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the information we collect on our Website for responding to inquiries, managing member accounts, providing customer support and administering our business activities. If you provide payment information through your member account, we will use that information to process your payments to GPS.

GPS’ Website is not set up to track, collect, or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. However, certain limited automatic and cookie information is collected. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user and traffic analysis, and business decision making.

We may use the information we collect in an aggregated fashion to develop and tailor the services we offer. We will also use member purchasing information in such an aggregated form to negotiate contracts and agreements with new and existing Suppliers.

We may also use the information we collect for various marketing and promotion purposes including, but not limited to, (1) notifying you about changes to our Website, special offers, or providing you with GPS newsletters; (2) publishing the business names of members in our membership list on the Website or in other promotional materials; (3) using the business names of members for publicity or any other purposes without additional compensation; or (4) notifying you of offerings from other companies we are affiliated with, including our Suppliers. If you do not wish toreceive any promotional emails, you may opt out of those emails by following the instructions in the email.

From time to time, GPS provides individual and aggregate member information to Suppliers for marketing purposes and to serve you better. When you specifically request, we may send information about you to our Suppliers so they can contact you about products, services or special offers that may interest you. You will register with or provide your information directly to each Supplier you wish to do business with as well.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. GPS uses industry standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving personal information. In addition, our business practices may be reviewed for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information.

Your access to some services and content is password protected. We advise that you do not disclose your password to anyone. In addition, we recommend you sign out of password protected services at the end of your session.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website contains links to other websites. This includes the links to our Suppliers’ websites contained in the password-protected portion of our Website. GPS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites, or for the use of any information you may provide directly to our Suppliers.

NO LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES

GPS will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of user information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, GPS shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of confidential information due to no fault of GPS including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of third parties.

CHILDREN

GPS does not provide services or sell products to children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information or non-personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. We will remove or delete any personal information we believe was submitted by any child under the age of 18.

CONSENT

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal or business information as described in this Privacy Policy. Each use by you shall constitute and be deemed your unconditional acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, your sole remedy shall be to not use the Website.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

If our Privacy Policy or procedures change, we will immediately post those changes to our website. Any changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change. It is and will be your responsibility to review our Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure you are aware of any changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 1, 2015.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact:

Legal Department
Group Purchasing Solutions
PO BOX 3071
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
Phone: 1 800 222-1488