We Believe in Your Right to Privacy
We have created our policies to reflect that respect and carefully outline below what information we collect from you, why we collect it, and what we will and will not do with that information. The GFS Chemicals Website has been designed so that personal information is not accessible to the general public. Users may browse the general areas of the GFS Website, including catalog information, but must register in order to view pricing information and specialized content.
Use of Site
GFS Chemicals authorizes you to view and download the materials at this Website ("Site") only for your personal non-commercial use provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials at this Site in anyway or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. The materials at this Website are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas solely for your own non-commercial use. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded or printed from the Site. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.
Information Collection and Use
GFS Chemicals is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.
Federal regulations carefully restrict to whom GFS Chemicals may sell its products. For this reason, GFS Chemicals collects personal information during the registration process for the purpose of verifying the legitimacy of the user's actions and requests. GFS Chemicals also collects profile information from registered and purchasing users who subscribe to our newsletters. This profile information is used for internal marketing purposes only and will not be shared, sold, or rented to any third party.
Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the GFS Chemicals Privacy Statement any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this site ("Communication") is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be used for any purpose without compensation to you.
We may obtain the following types of Personal Data:
- Job title and Employer’s name;
- Work or Other Address;
- Work or Another Email address;
- Work or Another Phone number;
- Browsing information relating to your use of our Site; and
- Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Internet Service Provider
We use IP addresses and Personal Data collected to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, but used solely to track how this site is used.
Use of Your Email Address
GFS Chemicals adheres to an "Opt-In/Opt-out" e-mail policy. This means that apart from confirmation e-mails sent when you register, subscribe or unsubscribe from a newsletter, create a requisition and/or confirm online orders, or to notify registered used of special GFS promotions and news, we will not send any email that you have not specifically requested. E-mail newsletters will include directions on how to unsubscribe on each message. You may also change your subscription preferences at any time by going to "My Account" after you log in. Please note that while we endeavor to respond to such requests promptly, it can take some time for your opt-out request to be implemented and for future direct marketing communications (if chosen) to cease; we apologize if you receive emails that have already been scheduled for dispatch while your request is being processed. As noted below, you may also choose to exercise other rights you may have under applicable law – such as the right to access, correct or delete your Personal Data..
In order to use certain areas of this Website, a user may have to register and log in. Any information provided during registration is for registration integrity and will be used only by GFS Chemicals.“Web User”: Web users have the ability to register on site and download literature and relevant communication tools. In future they will have limited access to non- hazardous or product purchases not restricted by government regulations for sale unless a business account is set up with proper procedures.
"Business Account User": These purchasing users may access all areas of the Website available to registered users including pricing on our site and with the added rights of purchasing online, viewing order histories, and converting quotes to orders. Additional requirements will be stipulated for products listed under DEA enforced regulations.
During the GFSChemicals.com business account registration process we ask you to provide us with your name, company contact information, email address, and that you designate a password. We ask that you provide us with a completed "Chemical Purchasing Form." This form includes information required by GFS Chemicals and the Federal Government before we can approve you as a purchaser.
The Personal Data we obtain is used for the purposes (as described above) for which you have given your consent, except where otherwise permitted by applicable privacy laws. GFS does not sell on details of our customers and we will contact you about GFS products and services only when it is lawful for us to do so. Where necessary we will seek your consent to use your Personal Data for marketing purposes.
Sharing Personal Information
We only share Personal Data, with outside parties to the extent necessary, to fulfil orders, follow up with relevant information on products, services or training courses with third parties who perform specific functions on our behalf. We will never sell your personal information to outside parties.
If we disclose your Personal Data to any outside parties, we will ensure that this sharing is protected under an appropriate contract so that your Personal Data is only used by such outside parties in connection with the services they are delivering on our behalf. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of outside parties – such practices are subject to their respective privacy policies, but we do seek to work with trusted partners whose practices and values reflect our own.
Please note that your Personal Data may also be disclosed under special circumstances to governmental bodies in order for GFS to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never seek to collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 16.
The GFS Chemicals Website uses a programming feature known as "cookies" to identify customers and allow them to control and/or update their accounts online. The information that is collected through these cookies is used only for internal Website and marketing planning. Please note that because our registration, login, and checkout procedures are secure, you must have cookies enabled to be able to use any of these features. Unless you have specifically told us who you are, the cookie will not let us know who you are. You can set your browser settings to alert you before a cookie is placed on your computer or to reject cookies but please note that this may restrict your ability to use all features of the Site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information but used solely to track how this site is used.
Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to other sites. Links to third party Websites on this site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this site. Please be aware that GFS Chemicals is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.
You also understand that GFS Chemicals cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site are or will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.
This Website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
All information that is collected by GFS Chemicals via this Website is stored in a secure server with limited access. Only authorized employees of GFS Chemicals and Programming contractors will be able to access this information.
GFS Chemicals currently secures the following areas of our Website using a combination of Transport Layer Security (TSL)/Secured Socket Layers (SSL) approach.
- User Registration
- User Upgrade to Business Account request
- User Login
- User Checkout
GFS Chemicals collects user comments and feedback on our products, services, and Website through the [email protected] email address. All questions, comments, and concerns sent to this address will be answered as quickly as possible. If you are not satisfied with our response or you feel that the processing of your data by GFS infringes any applicable law, you have right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Your Rights to Access, Correction, and Objection
You have the right to request access to the Personal Data we hold about you at any time by emailing [email protected] and stating your name and the name of this Site. We will take reasonable efforts to provide you with a summary of any Personal Data collected by us. Depending on the nature of your request, this may take up a month for us to deal with, from when we have completed the required verification of your identity and the scope of your request.
Notification of Changes
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GFS Chemicals, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms by you.