COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This site is owned and operated by Grub 'n' Gear a.k.a. 1376877 Ontario Ltd. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Grub 'n' Gear, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION GRUB 'N' GEAR GATHERS AND TRACKS
Grub 'n' Gear gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to make purchases, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, to post images in the gallery, and from :
- Information Grub 'n' Gear gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Grub 'n' Gear derives a certain amount of revenue from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping many of our services free to users. Under no circumstances does Grub 'n' Gear divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Grub 'n' Gear Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
- Message boards/forums and Gallery
Users of the site's Galleries, Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (each of which are free of charge) in order to post messages and upload pictures, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
- "Tell A Friend" and “Trip Log” Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "Tell someone you know about this product" or by using the “Trip Log” service. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipients. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
USE OF INFORMATION
Grub 'n' Gear uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to enable users to use message boards, and forums and the store.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
Grub 'n' Gear creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Grub 'n' Gear uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Grub 'n' Gear operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Users have the option, wherever necessary and practical, to opt out of participating in interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from them.