We collect Personal Information about you when you actively provide it to us, such as by completing an online form, signing up to receive communications from us, or submitting employment inquiries. We also automatically collect some information, which may be Personal Information, from the computer or other device you use to connect to the Sites, as described further below. In addition, we may collect Personal Information about you from other sources, such as our business partners; the Internet, including social media websites; the press or other print media; and other organizations or individuals as permitted under applicable law. Listed below are the types of Personal Information that we may collect or may have collected about you within the past 12 months. Some of these types of information may not be Personal Information, depending on other information we have access to about you. Each type of information listed below is Personal Information only if the information 2identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you or your household.
We use Google Analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/ to help us monitor performance and usage patterns on the Sites.
For further information about the collection and use of data through Google Analytics, see:
Google offers the ability to opt out of tracking through Google Analytics cookies; to learn about this, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout In this way, Google Analytics honors “do-not-track” requests.
We may use the Personal Information we collect from you for a variety of purposes permitted by law, including:
We may share the Personal Information we collect as follows:
We will retain Personal Information about you for the period necessary for us to fulfill the purposes for which we collect Personal Information as outlined in this Policy. We endeavor to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect the Personal Information we maintain within our organization.
If you would like us to update any Personal Information that you have provided to us, you may contact us through one of the means listed in the “How to Contact Us” section at the end of this Policy.
Our Sites are not directed to users under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information online from any person we know to be under the age of 13. Most of our Sites are designed for users from, and are controlled and operated by us from, the United States. By using our Sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of the jurisdiction in which you are located.
Our Sites may provide links to third-party websites. When you click on one of these links, you will be accessing content that is not subject to this Policy. We are not responsible for the information-collection practices of any unaffiliated third-party websites that you visit. We encourage you to review such websites’ privacy policies before you provide them with any Personal Information.
If you are a resident of California, you have certain privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). We honor those rights, as described below, and we are prohibited by law from discriminating against you for exercising any of those rights.
If you are a California resident, you have the right to know what Personal Information we have collected about you, why we collected it, and the categories of third parties (excluding service providers) with whom we have shared the Personal Information during the past 12 months. (See below on “How to Submit a Request.”) You may request that we provide a description of the categories of Personal Information we have collected (a “Categories Request”), or request access to the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected (a “Specific Pieces Request.”) If you wish to make a Categories Request, you will need to provide us with at least two data elements specific to you, such as your cell phone number and email address (depending on the data elements we already maintain about you), so that we can verify your identity. After we confirm that your request is a verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
If you make a Specific Pieces Request, before we respond, we need to be sure we have verified your identity with great certainty to safeguard your privacy. In order to verify your identity, you will need to provide to us at least three data elements specific to you, together with a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request. After we confirm that your request is a verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you that you requested.
You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained. We are not obligated to comply with your request if we have a legal basis to retain the Personal Information. As with a Categories Request, if you make a request for us to delete Personal Information, you will need to provide us with at least two data elements specific to you so that we can verify your identity. Once we receive and confirm that your request is a verifiable consumer request (see below on “How to Submit a Request”), we will inform you whether we have deleted (and have directed our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, or whether we are declining to grant your request to delete due to an exception to the CCPA deletion requirements.
If you are employed by or seeking employment with GWFS, Ellipse, or any of their affiliates whose websites also link to this Policy, the CCPA currently does not provide you with a “right to know” or “right to request deletion” of your Personal Information. The CCPA also does not provide you with those rights if you are representing, either as an employee, contractor, director, or other representative, an organization (company, partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.) that is exploring or engaging in a business-to-business transaction with GWFS, Ellipse, or any of their affiliates whose websites also link to this Policy.
To request access to or deletion of your Personal Information as described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
You may make a request on your own behalf, and if you are the parent or guardian of a minor child, you also may make a request related to your child’s Personal Information. If you wish to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, please provide us with a signed declaration stating that your intent is to permit that individual to act on your behalf and include such individual’s full name, address, email address, and phone number. That way we will be sure you have fully authorized us to act in accordance with the requests of that individual.
As indicated above, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized disclosure or deletion at the request of someone other than you or your legal representative, we require verification of your identity before granting a request for disclosure or deletion of your Personal Information. We take special precautions to help ensure this. We cannot respond to any such request if we cannot verify your identity and authority to make the request and confirm that the Personal Information relates to you. To the extent we need to collect any Personal Information in order to verify your identity or authority to make the request, we will use that information only to conduct such verification.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 45 additional days), we will inform you in writing of the reason(s) and the number of additional days we need to respond.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please send an email to:
Or write to us at: