“PI” is information that identifies an individual, which we collect when you use the Site such as, name, postal address (including billing and shipping addresses), telephone number, fax number, email address, credit and debit card information.
If you provide PI of another person, please make sure that you have the right to share that information with us.
How Gore Uses PI
Gore uses PI primarily to do business with you. We may also use PI for the following purposes:
How PI is Shared
We may share PI with third parties for the following purposes:
Because Other Information does not personally identify you, we may use Other Information for any purpose or share it with third parties. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with PI, such as combining your zip code with your name. If we do combine any Other Information with PI, the combined information will be treated by us as PI as long as it is combined. If local law requires us to treat any of the Other Information as PI, we will comply with those laws.
THIRD PARTY SITES
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads about goods and services that may be of interest to you when you visit our Site and other websites, based on information about your visit to this Site and other websites. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and http://www.aboutads.info/.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect PI under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
CHOICES AND ACCESS
If you would like to opt-out from receiving electronic communications from Gore and/or from Gore’s sharing of your PI with third parties for their marketing purposes please contact us.
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, delete or otherwise limit our use of your PI that has been previously provided to us, you may please contact us.
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, what you are opting out from, whether you would like to have your PI suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your PI. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
USE OF SITE BY MINORS
The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18) and we request that these individuals not provide PI through the Site.
Your PI may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities and operations, and by providing any PI to us, you consent to the transfer of such PI to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules from your country of residence.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and the local Gore affiliate running the Site are the party responsible for the management of PI that is jointly used by Gore.
Please do not send us, or disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site.
Do not disclose any confidential information of any sort. Additionally, to assure compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, PLEASE DO NOT DISCLOSE INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL INFORMATION. Details about personal medical conditions should be discussed with your attending physician.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONFor North and South America: Gore Information Center, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., 201 Airport Road, Elkton, MD 21921, USA. (Tel.: 800 / 455-4184).
For Europe: Gore Corporate & Legal, W. L. Gore & Associates, Hermann-Oberth-Straße 22, 85640 Putzbrunn, Germany (Tel.: +49 / 89-4612-0).
For Asia and the Pacific Region: Gore Corporate Services, W. L. Gore & Associates Hong Kong, Ltd. 12F, Tower 2, Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Tel.: +852 / 2622-9622).