Privacy Policy

Great Lakes Granite & Marble recognizes that privacy is an important issue. (“Great Lakes Granite & Marble”) operates greatlakesgm.com and may operate other websites. It is Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.┬áThis Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we collect when you access the Site and/or use the services offered on the Site. This Policy also addresses steps we take to secure the Site and your personal information.

WEBSITE VISITORS

Like most website operators, Great Lakes Granite & Marble 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. Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Great Lakes Granite & Marble may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Great Lakes Granite & Marble also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on greatlakesgm.com blogs/sites. Great Lakes Granite & Marble only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Certain visitors to Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s websites choose to interact with Great Lakes Granite & Marble in ways that require Great Lakes Granite & Marble to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Great Lakes Granite & Marble gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at greatlakesgm.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Great Lakes Granite & Marble are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Great Lakes Granite & Marble collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Great Lakes Granite & Marble. Great Lakes Granite & Marble 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.

AGGREGATED STATISTICS

Great Lakes Granite & Marble may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Great Lakes Granite & Marble may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Great Lakes Granite & Marble does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Great Lakes Granite & Marble 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 Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s behalf or to provide services available at Great Lakes Granite & Marble’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 Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Great Lakes Granite & Marble 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, Great Lakes Granite & Marble discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Great Lakes Granite & Marble believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Great Lakes Granite & Marble, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Great Lakes Granite & Marble website and have supplied your email address, Great Lakes Granite & Marble 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 Great Lakes Granite & Marble and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Great Lakes Granite & Marble takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Great Lakes Granite & Marble uses cookies to help Great Lakes Granite & Marble identify and track visitors, their usage of Great Lakes Granite & Marble website, and their website access preferences. Great Lakes Granite & Marble visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

ACCESS

If you want to see the personal identifying information we have collected about you or if you believe any information we have is incorrect and you wish to correct it, please contact us at the e-mail address or phone number provided below. If we change or delete information in response to your request, we will not then continue to use it; however, some residual information may remain in backup records or records of deletions.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If Great Lakes Granite & Marble, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Great Lakes Granite & Marble goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Great Lakes Granite & Marble may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

ADS

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Great Lakes Granite & Marble and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

LINKS

Any web sites displayed as search results or linked to by the Site or its services are offered by third parties outside of our control. Such third party web sites have their own information collection and sharing practices. When leaving the Site by linking to a third party web site, you should review the privacy policies associated with that web site.

CHILDREN

The Site does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected such information from a child under 13 without parental consent, the information will be deleted from our database as soon as reasonably possible

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Great Lakes Granite & Marble may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Great Lakes Granite & Marble’s sole discretion. Great Lakes Granite & Marble encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a greatlakesgm.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.