Use of Information Collected by Us
Gecko Leather Works may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number and the items you purchase) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users log on to our Site on a daily basis or frequency of customer visits to our Stores).
We use customer information in an effort to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions. We may also use this information to make offers to you, to help us target specific products and services to you, and to help us develop and improve our Site and Stores and tailor our Sites and Stores to your interests.
Personal Information Collected Online by
Personal Information is collected online by us or our service providers (e.g., such as Everest) on our behalf when users voluntarily register with www.geckoleatherworks.com to purchase items, receive electronic newsletters, use community and communication services, answer surveys and other promotional opportunities provided on www.geckoleatherworks.com,
In our company-owned Store(s), Personal Information may be collected from you in a number of ways, including the following:
When you purchase products from our Stores, we may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number(s) and credit card information (with the expiration date). In addition, we collect transaction information related to your purchase (such as what you bought, the price you paid, the payment method you used and if the product was on sale).
When you fill out a personalization order or instruct us to mail product to another location, we may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number and credit card information.
When you fill out any in-store promotional surveys, we may gather certain Personal Information, such as your opinions on specific products and/or services, in addition to identifying information, such as your name, address, telephone number(s), email address(es), income and employment status.
Aggregate Information Collected Online by
geckoleatherworks.com and at Our Company-owned Stores
Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, types of products purchased, frequency of Store visits, Site pages you access most frequently or search terms you enter. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. For example, the number of people who shopped at geckoleatherworks.com during a specific time period or the number of people who shopped at our Stores who are 25 years of age is Aggregate Information that does not personally identify a specific user. Both geckoleatherworks.com and our Stores may collect Aggregate Information.
Order-related and Promotional Email
You agree that geckoleatherworks.com is authorized to transmit email to you for the purpose of informing you about your particular transaction.
In addition, geckoleatherworks.com may offer electronic newsletters and promotional emails to those who have agreed to receive emails during registration or directly from any email sign-up form we may provide. Unsubscribe instructions are included in each promotional email.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
geckoleatherworks.com, affiliate sites, and our Stores may divulge Personal Information if such action is required for Gecko Leather Works or any of our service providers or consultants to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or any valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency. In addition, we may divulge Personal Information if we or any of our service providers or consultants believes that such disclosure is necessary to address any unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another customer or of the general public.
Service Providers, Consultants and Affiliates
We may share Personal Information and Aggregate Information with our service providers, consultants and affiliates for our internal business purposes.
For example, we may use utilize web beacons (also called pixel tags or clear GIFs) and cookies, which are defined below and provided on our Site. The type of information we collect includes products viewed and/or purchased, your location (state/zip code if you placed an order) and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers, which deliver the Web pages to you, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our Site, our servers log your IP address. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see geckoleatherworks.com controls how that data may and may not be used.
To enable or disable cookies on your browser, please consult your browser documentation or contact your software provider.
Use of Pixel Tags/Clear GIFs/Web Beacons
A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of our Site but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.
Notice to P3P Users
Security and SSL
Protecting your order information is a priority for us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your online order information. To check the security of your connection, look at the lower right-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser), then SSL is active and the server is secure. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the Site address will change from “http” to “https.” Some versions of browsers and some firewalls don’t permit communication through secure servers. In that case, you won’t be able to connect to the server and therefore won’t be able to place an order through a secure connection. If you cannot access the secure server for any reason, please print our shopping page and place your order by phone at 1-800-842-4075.
If you prefer not to receive marketing emails from geckoleatherworks.com, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any marketing email you receive from us. If you prefer not to receive marketing mail via the mail carrier, please let us know by sending a request to Marketing Department, Gecko Leather Works, 907 Milwaukee Avenue. South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172. Please be sure to include in any email or postal mail your full name, email address, postal address and any message.
Children and Privacy
Our Site and affiliate sites are not directed to children under the age of 18, and we will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 18 without verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 18 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files.
Links to Other Sites
No transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of geckoleatherworks.com to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, neither geckoleatherworks.com nor any of our service providers can ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
Limitation on Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL GECKOLEATHERWORKS.COM, OR OUR STORES OR ANY AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THESE ENTITIES HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION, UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE.