Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy (last updated April 25, 2016)

On April 25, 2016, this Privacy Policy was updated to include Winchester Safes’ social media accounts under the following Privacy Policy terms.

Granite Security Products, Inc. dba: Winchester® Safes

 

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for Granite Security Products, Inc. (GSP) dba: Winchester® Safes and WinchesterSafes.com. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Winchester Safes include this site and any other site, including social media accounts identified as being operated by GSP.

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time. If we make any significant change to this policy, we will post notice of the change on WinchesterSafes.com after the change is implemented.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

Winchester Safes is committed to protecting your privacy online. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect and use online.

We understand that your confidence in our process is critical as you participate in online activities. We seek to provide you with as much control as possible over your personal information. The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site(s), how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. This statement and the policies outlined here are not intended to and do not give you any contractual or other legal rights.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these policies, we ask that you contact us:

By Email: contactus@winchestersafes.com

By Phone: (469) 735-4901

By Fax: (469) 735-4940, Attention: Online Privacy Manager

By Mail:

Granite Security Products, Inc.
Attention: Online Privacy Manager
4801 Esco Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76140

 

HOW AND WHY WE GATHER INFORMATION FROM USERS

We collect limited amounts and types of personal information from users of our site(s).  The information we gather falls into two categories:

1) Personal information you voluntarily supply when you request a catalog, subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for future use of the site, enter a contest or provide your e-mail address.

2) Tracking information collected as you navigate through our site(s).

 

Personal Information:

How we collect and store user personal information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our sites without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you register for services or access to portions of our sites, sign up for membership,  request certain features (e.g., newsletters or product updates), complete a survey or make a purchase. You may also provide information when you participate in a promotion, sweepstake or contest, voting and polling activities, and other interactive areas of our sites. We and/or our third party partners may use this information to process and maintain your account and compile demographic statistics about our users.

 

E-Mail Newsletters:

If you choose to receive them, Winchester Safes may periodically send you e-mail newsletters or promotional e-mail about products, and/or services offered by Winchester Safes and our trusted partners.

Should you choose to voluntarily disclose personal information on our sites, on social media posts, in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Winchester Safes and this policy.

 

User Comments:

All comments, reviews, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered (Comments) to Winchester Safes on or by this site, Winchester Safes’ social media accounts or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this site becomes property of Winchester Safes. Winchester Safes shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. Winchester Safes is  under no obligation to hold Comments in confidence, provide compensation in any way for Comments or to respond to any Comments. Please do not send or publish on our sites any Comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information and any original creative materials or product ideas.

 

Aggregate Information Collected Through Technology:

Like most websites, we also collect and aggregate information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our sites. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the sites and to take advantage of most personalized services offered. Additionally we may not be able to customize the sites’ features according to your preferences.

 

Third-party advertising companies:

Winchester Safes does not currently allow any third-party advertising within our site(s).

 

Third-party analytic systems:

Winchester Safes uses Google Analytics to track and analyze aggregated usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers to help us administer our websites and constantly improve their quality. All data collected by Google Analytics on behalf of Winchester Safes is owned and used by Granite Security Products, Inc.. Winchester Safes reserves the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding its web site visitors for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for research and consumer education purposes. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, including how to opt out, go to http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. We reserve the right to change the vendors who provide us with usage data.

 

Credit Card/Debit Card Information:

Credit card information is only collected for certain transactions on this site. Credit card information gathered on this site is not provided to third parties; however when your order requires final coordination and payment processing with a local or online dealer or other authorized entity we may provide your contact information only to third parties who will ultimately provide products and services that you order. We may use the contact information you provide to contact you about your account and/or to send you necessary information directly related to the product(s) or service(s) for which you have registered. With your permission, we may use your contact information to inform you of new features and special offers from us. We will not provide your contact information to unaffiliated third parties without your express permission. As part of the registration process, you have the option to inform us that you do not wish to receive information about other special offers and promotions.

 

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements:

Winchester Safes websites may contain links to other web sites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

We expect our partners and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our sites may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices with terms that differ from the terms in our Privacy Policy, and that we do not control. For example, through WinchesterSafes.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, web sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Winchester Safes is not responsible for such third party content or for the actions or policies of the third parties providing such content. You should check the applicable terms of use and privacy policies of those third parties before providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

 

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The aggregated information we collect is used for a number of purposes including the following:

  • To recognize you, provide personalization and deliver more customized content and advertising.
  • To improve the content and design of our sites, including by allowing WinchesterSafes.com’s editors to consult with readers.
  • To communicate with users about our sites, registration and other customer service issues, our Terms of Service and privacy policy, products and services offered by WinchesterSafes.com, the administration of sweepstakes and contests, processing of e-commerce transactions and other topics we think you might find of interest.
  • To conduct research surveys on behalf of the WinchesterSafes.com, and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To help us understand usage of our sites, including where our users are going and how much time they are spending on identified pages.
  • To learn more about the interests of our users, so that we can offer goods and services we believe may be of interest.
  • To enable audit bureaus to verify our claims of traffic to our sites.
  • To allow advertising to be targeted based on aggregated, non-personally identifiable usage information, to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent.

Winchester Safes may use personal information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.

 

Future uses:

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

 

HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Manage your WinchesterSafes.com account:

You may review and update your WinchesterSafes.com account information and access your site comments and participation history in your User Account area. There are a number of things you can do to ensure your personal information is accurate and up to date.

  1. You can update the information you provided during the free registration process.
  2. You can sign up for our e-mail newsletters and manage your delivery options.

To gain access to the areas of the Member Center containing personal information, you will be asked to re-enter your password. If you do not remember your password, you can reset your password.  If you need further assistance, please contact our Web Administration Dept at (469) 483-4910.

 

IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?

The security of the information you provide to us is important to us. We use encryption software and other security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of sensitive information under our control. However, we include links to other sites, and when you choose to visit those sites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. In addition, we may permit third parties to offer registration-based services through our sites. We are not responsible for the actions and policies of these third parties, and you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personal information to them.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL PROCESS

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web sites; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We reevaluate our Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis. We will post the new policies on this page in a timely manner, and, if the changes allow us to use personally identifying information in ways that are different from the ways specified at the time the information was originally collected, WinchesterSafes.com will contain a special notice about the changes. Each version of this privacy policy will be identified by its effective date, which you can find at the top of the page.