Privacy Policy

gdiObjects Privacy Policy

Introduction

gdiObjects develops and publishes software products for computers running Windows OS. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive information from children.

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes the gdiObjects' policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data, and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.

Data Protection Officer

gdiObjects is located in California, in the United States. gdiObjects has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about the gdiObjects' personal data policies or practices. gdiObjects' data protection officer’s name and contact information are as follows:

Steve Wehrmann
gdiObjects.com
18905 Hummingbird Dr.
Penn Valley, California, USA
webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com

Transferring personal data from the EU to the US

gdiObjects has its headquarters in the United States. Information we collect from you will be processed in the United States. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. gdiObjects relies on derogations for specific situations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, gdiObjects collects and transfers to the U.S. personal data only: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of gdiObjects in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. gdiObjects endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with gdiObjects and the practices described in this Privacy Notice. gdiObjects also enters into data processing agreements and model clauses with its vendors whenever feasible and appropriate.

Data subject rights

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. A good explanation of them (in English) is available on the website of the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data gdiObjects collects about you and how it is used. If you have any questions, please contact us at webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com.

If you wish to confirm that gdiObjects is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data gdiObjects may have about you, please contact us at webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com.

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside gdiObjects might have received the data from gdiObjects; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to gdiObjects); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by gdiObjects if it is inaccurate. You may request that gdiObjects erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that gdiObjects cease using your data for direct marketing purposes. In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how gdiObjects processes your personal data. When technically feasible, gdiObjects will—at your request—provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost to customers (registered users) upon request made to gdiObjects at webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, gdiObjects will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, gdiObjects will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to track visitor's location and other information (Google Analytics).

Transaction and Payment Data

In order to make a transaction on gdiObjects.com (e.g. to purchase a software product), you may need to provide payment data to gdiObjects to enable the transaction. If you pay by credit card, you need to provide typical credit card information (name, address, credit card number, expiration date and security code) to gdiObjects' payment service provider FastSpring so it can perform anti-fraud checks and process your order. Likewise, gdiObjects will receive data (transmitted securely) from FastSpring when an order is successfully completed (at which time a confirmation e-mail is sent to you with unlocking information). gdiObjects stores only the most basic transactional data: first name, last name, e-mail address, transaction Id, product ordered - SKU, last four (4) digits of your credit card number, city, state/province, zip/postal code and country and transaction date. Your physical address (street name/number) is not stored on our secured SQL Server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience: (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website: (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service: (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions: Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To send periodic emails: The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

Use of gdiObjects.com website

As is true of most other websites, the gdiObjects' website collects certain information automatically and stores it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the gdiObjects' website, including a history of the pages you view. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users' needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences. The gdiObjects' website also uses cookies (gdiObjects' Help Desk, Google Analytics). It does not track users when they cross to third party websites, does not provide targeted advertising to them, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

gdiObjects has a legitimate interest in understanding how customers and potential customers use its website. This assists gdiObjects with providing more relevant products, and to meet customer needs.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes - Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe 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.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their forums control panel and going to the 'Edit Profile' page.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at Terms of Use

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com:

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 5/24/2018

Contacting Us

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

Steve Wehrmann
gdiObjects.com
18905 Hummingbird Dr.
Penn Valley, California, USA
webmaster[at]gdiObjects[dot]com