The Gage Team & Sandhills Global Copyright and Legal Notice

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

ABOUT US

This is a website operated by Sandhills Global, Inc., ("We"). We are a corporation registered in the State of Nebraska (USA) with registered address at 120 W. Harvest Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68521, USA.

We are one of the Sandhills Group Companies. Click here to Contact Us.

You may send to us comments, questions, suggestions, or ideas relating to our site. If you do, you agree that such content is not given in confidence, that we are not obliged to keep such content secret, and that we are not obliged to respond. For more information on how we use such content, please see our Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy.

TERMS OF USE

These terms of use, together with any documents referred to in them, set out the terms on which you may make use of our site www.thegageteam.com ("our site"). By using our site, you confirm you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree you must not use our site. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference. We may revise these terms of use periodically: please check this page from time to time as any changes will take effect immediately and will be binding on you. We may update and change our site from time to time in order to ensure that the content on our site is accurate. We endeavour to update our site as soon as we receive new content, but cannot make any guarantee on when these updates will be made.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND ACCESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the content published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. YOU WILL INDEMNIFY US AGAINST ALL COMPLAINTS, DAMAGES, LIABILITY, LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND ANY OTHER CONSEQUENCE DERIVING FROM THE BREACH OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, SUCH AS (SOLELY BY WAY OF EXAMPLE) COPYRIGHT, BRANDS, PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, UNFAIR COMPETITION AND DEFAMATION, WHICH YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DURING NAVIGATION OF OUR SITE AND USE OF ITS CONTENTS. THIS MEANS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WE SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR BREACH. THIS INDEMNITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW.

ACCEPTABLE USE

You must not use our site for unlawful purposes.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use only, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site for internal, informational, non-commercial purposes only.

You must not modify or alter any content, materials or portions of our site in any way, and you must not use (a) any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text or (b) any text separately from any accompanying illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics.


You must not remove any indications of ownership from any content which came from our site and must not claim it as your own or as that of any other organisation or person. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

You must not post any copies or downloads of content from our site on any networked computer, or publish them or make any statements or undertake any actions in relation to them (including as to their accuracy) which could result in liability for us. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the content you have made.

You must not:
  • access, or attempt to access, parts of our site that are not intended for public use (including but not limited to website administration areas);
  • modify, adapt or reverse engineer any aspect of our site;
  • conduct any web scraping, web harvesting, web data extraction, or any other data scraping;
  • use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access our site;
  • take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • copy, reproduce, modify or create derivative works form, distribute, or publicly display any content from our site including generating any reports or any aggregating any data or content;
  • bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our site, including our robot exclusion headers;
  • attempt to disrupt or interfere with our site in any way or with another person's use of our site or use our site as a means of disrupting or interfering with our sites or networks;
  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our sites or any network connected to them;
  • wilfully corrupt any data, documents or content available through our site;
  • insert or knowingly or recklessly transmit or distribute a virus into our network and computer systems so as to cause harm to our sites, us or other users or which is likely to bring our sites, our products our services or us into disrepute;
  • impersonate any person, or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or
  • assist, encourage or permit any other person to do any of the acts described above.
All the above are forbidden regardless of the means used, including but not limited to, hacking or by the introduction of any worms, trojans, virus, unauthorised, malicious or harmful code or other harmful software (viruses). By breaching this provision, you may be committing a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE

Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in your location. Please note restrictions may apply based on jurisdiction. Please click on the location link below for more details:
Jurisdictions


YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly Contact Us.


UPLOADING OR POSTING CONTENT TO OUR SITE

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or submit content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you agree that you will not transmit anything, and you will not assist, encourage, or permit others to transmit anything, which is threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, defamatory, pornographic, political or racist content that does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme, or any content that is otherwise unlawful or offensive on our site. At any time, we have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards. YOU WARRANT THAT ANY SUCH CONTRIBUTION COMPLIES WITH THESE STANDARDS, AND YOU WILL BE LIABLE TO US AND INDEMNIFY US FOR ANY BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY. THIS MEANS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WE SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR BREACH OF WARRANTY. Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but in uploading the content you grant us and other users of our site a licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content. We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US

Our site may include content uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This content has not been reviewed, verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values. If you wish to complain about the content uploaded by other users please Contact Us.

GUARANTEES AND LIMITS TO LIABILITY

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the content on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

The content contained on our site and in those linked to it is purely for information purposes only. Links to third party sites are only published on our site for the convenience of the user. We exclude any responsibility with regard to the content arising from third party sources and its use. We may publish links to other sites operated by us on this site. Access to these websites will be subject to each website's own terms of use and policies.

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you are a business user: This provision shall apply to the further extent allowed under applicable law. We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with; use of, or inability to use, our site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. In particular, we will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful content that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary content due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content from it, or on any website linked to it.

If you are a consumer user: A 'consumer' means an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession. If you are using our site as a consumer, you agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. These terms do not affect your statutory rights.

OTHER TERMS

Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Our Cookies Policy sets out our policy in relation to cookies.

DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW

Business users. These terms of use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska and we both irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA.

Consumers. To the sole extent you qualify as a consumer under applicable law and depending on where you have your habitual residence and where you are domiciled, these terms of use may be governed by the laws of the State of Nebraska and the courts of Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA will have the exclusive jurisdiction.

Last updated: June 2019
Copyright 2019 © Sandhills Global, Inc.

SANDHILLS COOKIE POLICY

1. WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

This website is operated by Sandhills Global, Inc. ("we", "us" or "our"), a corporation registered in the State of Nebraska (USA) with registered address at 120 W. Harvest Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68521, USA.

This Cookies Policy applies to the Brands and Services and their corresponding websites which are owned and operated by Sandhills Group Companies.

Please also see our Privacy Notice for further details about the ways in which we collect and use your personal data. For more information, please Contact Us.

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files that are stored in your web browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone (each a "Device") when you visit our website. They enable our website to remember your actions and preferences over a certain period of time.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want to allow cookies or only allow the use of certain types of cookies, please refer to your browser settings which should allow you to accept or deny cookies (please read section [6] below for more details about how to do this). You can also use the browser settings to withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time or delete cookies that have already been set on your Device. Keep in mind that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our websites. You should be able to find more in depth information about opting out of cookies on your browser settings menu.


3. DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes, we use cookies and similar technologies (hereinafter collectively referred to as “cookies”) to enhance the customer experience of using our websites. The information is used to customise your visit by storing your search details to the browser, saving your shortlists and for interacting with social media platforms from within our site. By storing cookies it enables us to save your recent searches and the holidays you have viewed, in order to save you time when you revisit the site.

We use third party cookies and may place or identify a unique cookie, from the customer referred to in the advertisement, on your browser. By placement of the advertisement, information about your visit to the website is collected (e.g. how often you have seen an advertisement).

We also use cookies and software tools to collect and analyse site usage data, related to customer use and patterns. This data is used to improve our Websites and enhance user experience.

We may place cookies on partner websites to advertise our brands and/or products. These cookies are mainly used to display content tailored to your interests and to evaluate our content (including advertising). Our cookies are also used by third party sites in order to provide advertising that is relevant. This relevance is based on a profile built form your previous visits to our sites, including the products you have visited. Please see our section on third party cookies below

3. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use cookies for the following purposes:
  • To customize your visit.
  • To improve our websites.
  • To save a customer’s recent searches to save them time when revisiting our websites.
  • To provide customers with advertising that is relevant (third parties are involved in providing this).
  • To analyse and compile collected data to build a profile about customers.
  • For statistical purposes such as:
    • Pages viewed during a visit.
    • Type of Device, OS, screen size.
    • Data is used to improve existing features and user experience on desktop, mobile, etc.
  • To collect the following information:
    • Information regarding what customers search for.
    • Information on what customers view.
    • Information on what customers click on.
    • Information on what customers access in and through the websites, our marketing emails, and text messages including pages visited within our websites.
    • Information regarding customer shortlists.
    • Date, geographic location, and time customer visits our websites.
    • Data related to customer use and patterns on websites.
    • Data regarding products and services customers have visited.
    • Data regarding type of browser being used (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer).
    • The website from which the user has accessed our websites.
    • Websites users went to when they left our sites.
    • Data regarding how often users visit and use the websites.

4. WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?

General Information
Source (Where cookies come from)


First Party Cookies
These cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our site. Examples may include customizing a user’s visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a user’s identity for security purposes.

Third Party Cookies
These cookies are provided by “Third Party” vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our site. Examples include social media sites, ad networks, and security systems.


Expiration (How long cookies last)

Session Cookies
These cookies are added when a user starts to browse our site or interacts with a specific feature and are deleted when the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies
These cookies are added when a user starts to browse our site or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your Device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).

Cookies used by us have a maximum period of 2 years from the date when they are initially installed or if they are subsequently updated, from the date of the update.


Type (What application uses the cookie)

Email Cookies
These cookies are added by programs we use to send various mass marketing e-mail campaigns. They are used to track statistics about the mail campaign.

Flash Cookies
These cookies are added when a browser displays a Flash application. Flash is used to display some versions of our digital publications. The cookie may be used to track statistical information pertaining to the digital publication, such as pages were viewed.

Website Cookies
These cookies are added when browsing our website. Their uses may vary, however, to give an impression of which website cookies we use and how they work, please see the list below.


Website Cookies


Further details on our specific use of cookies are contained in the following table:
Website Cookies
Categories Examples Description
Ad Network AID __gads Third party cookies that are used to display Ads. Sources include Google and DoubleClick
AddThis __atuvc __atuvs ATUVC ATUVS Third party cookies provided by AddThis. Allows for users to easily share our content over various social media platforms.
Security BIGipServer __cf D_ SANDHILLS TS __RequestVerificationToken AUTHENTICATIONREDIRECT SSOReturn SSOFB Fedauth1 First and Third party cookies that are used for various validation and security purposes.
Session ASP.NET_SessionID CompareListings TempForm TRACKING UserSettingsSession First party cookies used by sites to identify a user’s session for various features.
Settings UserSettings KeepUserOnSite First party cookie that stores settings and preferences pertaining to features a user has interacted with on our site. The information stored includes screen size, whether to display thumbnails or not, currency to use, units of measurement, previous pages for back links, and approximate location in order to display listings closest to the user at the top of search results.
Tracking OriginalID USERID First party cookies that allows us to collect information about a user’s visit. Including pages visited, IP address, and information about browsers and devices used.

Some of the above tracking cookies are used to identify repeat visitors or users that have an account with us. If the user has ever logged in, their visit does tie back to their account. We do not share this information with anyone, but we do keep a record to help improve the site, investigate possible issues, etc.

Contact information is never stored within the cookies we use and is only collected when a user registers for an account or when certain features are interacted with. Examples include our Send A Message or Contact Us features. In these instances, the user may provide us contact information in order to receive a response either from us or another customer they are contacting through our sites. Please refer to our Privacy Notice to see how we protect the personal data you provide us with.

Financial information is never stored within the cookies we use and is only collected in the following instances:

  • Bidding Rights – When a registered user requests the right to bid on auctions hosted on our sites, we ask for a bank name and contact information to verify the user meets our criteria for bidding rights.
  • Partner Sites – Occasionally, we partner with or link out to third party sites that specialize in additional services that our customers may be interested in. Examples may include sites that arrange for fuel delivery services, escrow, financing, hauling or other services relevant to the industry. These sites may collect users' financial information in order to generate an estimated quote for the service. For convenience, we may pass information about the current page the link is on to the third party site to auto-populate some forms.


We also make use of Google Services, such as Google Advertising and Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses its own, completely anonymous, tracking data. Google Analytics does not collect, nor do we provide them any contact or financial information. We want to inform you that you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, if you do not want your data collected with Google Analytics.

5. DO WE HOST THIRD-PARTY COOKIES?

Yes and we have itemised these cookies in the table above. Cookies from third-party websites may be stored on your Device with the purpose of personalising and/or improving the content (including advertising content) and/or for security and verification purposes that you may be offered while navigating. Depending on the platforms, some third-party cookies may be stored, including:
• Social networking content: we publish content from the following social networking sites on our platforms.: Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, line@, XING, and Twitter.

Therefore, when you click on the content in question on our platforms, a cookie from the relevant social networking site may be stored on your Device. We suggest that you read the cookie policy of these social networks for more information.

• Flash: Flash Cookies are files stored by Flash software. This software is often installed as an extension of your Internet browser in order to display dynamic objects/fields such as animated graphics or videos. Therefore, Flash Cookies may be installed when the Flash application is used.

• Security and verification: In order to protect our content, network, and users, we utilize the following third party solutions that employ cookies in their services: Google, AddThis, F5 Networks, Cloudflare Inc., and Distil Networks.


6. MANAGING AND DISABLING COOKIES

You can control the cookies placed and retained on your Device. The Privacy Policy and this Cookie Policy are provided to be transparent about our practices regarding the use of cookies and similar tracking technology and to allow you the opportunity to make an informed choice.

Where applicable, we will obtain your prior informed consent to use cookies and other tracking technologies which store or access information on your Device. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but they can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your Device. This will give you control over your cookies, however, it may interfere with your browsing experience as some websites may not function properly and you may not be able to take advantage of all the features offered by our website.

For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more Devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each Device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:

 Internet Explorer - Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
 Mozilla Firefox - Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
 Safari Users - Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
 Chrome Users - Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.

If you limit the ability of our websites to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our website properly and your user experience – which is no longer personalized for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our websites. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.



7. WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES?


You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites:
www.aboutcookies.org
www.allaboutcookies.org

Last updated: June 2019
Copyright 2019 © Sandhills Global, Inc.

 

SANDHILLS GLOBAL Privacy Policy

Any reference to we or us in this Privacy Policy shall mean Sandhills Global, Inc, a corporation registered in the State of Nebraska (USA) with its registered address at 120 W. Harvest Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68521, USA.

This Privacy Notice tells you about your privacy rights and sets out how we, as a controller, collect, use, process and disclose your personal data relating to your interactions with the Brands and Services and these corresponding websites (the Websites), which are owned and operated by the Sandhills Group Companies. This Privacy Notice should be read in conjunction with our Cookie Policy.

Our Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed to ensure that we continue to respect your privacy. We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time by publishing the updated version on the Websites. We therefore encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically for the most up to date information.

We take great care of any information that you give us, and in the following paragraphs we set out how any personal information you give us is treated. This Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please Contact Us.

WHY DO WE HAVE THIS POLICY?

Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorised use or disclosure.  We will therefore use your personal information, and transfer it to others, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy applies whenever you visit the Websites, during the period you receive services from us, during the process of you ordering products from us and afterwards.
  1. What INFORMATION do we collect and when?


Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We only collect information that we will use for the purposes set out in this policy.

Specifically, we collect:
  • Information you submit to us You can submit information to us in the following ways:
    • Through forms, for example signing up to an offer, news or a competition;
    • By sending us emails and text messages (SMS or MMS);
    • By adding posts, reviews and other comments to the Websites, any mobile phone applications, or other community forums;
    • By interacting with us on social media platforms (such as Facebook or Twitter);
    • By speaking to us over the telephone; or
    • By registering accounts on the Websites or any mobile phone applications, including setting up passwords and preferred user names, contact details, account details, your preferences and interests.


If you do not provide us with your personal data we may not be able to provide you with our services, products or respond to any questions or requests you submit to us via our Website. (Please note: If you submit details to us of any other person (e.g. a friend), please make sure you have their permission before doing so.)

  • Information we collect about you
    • Full details of the purchases you make on the Websites or on the telephone, including the time and date of purchase, the products you purchase from us, any relevant delivery address and details of any relevant payment card.
    • Information on what you search for, view, click on and access in and through the Websites, our marketing emails and text messages (SMS or MMS). We may collect the time and geographic location of your device when you do so. This information may also include where you came to the Websites from, and where you went when you left it. We also track how often you visit and use the Websites. We do this through the use of email and website cookies (see our Cookies Policy).
    • Technical information about the devices you use to access the Websites. We collect each device’s unique identifying code (MAC address), relevant IP address, operating system and version, web browser and version, and geographic location
    • Your social media content (where this is in the public domain) and any messages you send us via social media. This information can include posts, comments, pictures and video (see paragraph 4 for more information)
    • Information from banking, credit card and credit reference agencies about your financial status and the status of any payment card presented to us (for example, if it has been reported stolen) to check we are likely to be paid for any transaction and to reduce the risk of fraud.
    • Profile information and insight from companies who already have information on you, such as credit reference agencies (customer insight companies). They give us their views on what your household may look like, your status, likely preferences and behaviours.


We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

  1. HOW do we use your information?
We will only use your personal data for the purposes and legal bases set out in the table below.
Why we use your personal data What our legal basis is for doing so
To provide you with the Website, which requires a certain amount of technical information to be collected in order to work properly. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to study how Website users use our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To power security measures and related services relating to your access to the Website for example to enable us to recognise your username and password and reset these if you forget them. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to study how Website users use our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To enable you to order products from us on the Website, which again requires a certain amount of personal data to be collected, for example your payment card details so we can take payment and the products you buy so we can provide you with an invoice and receipt. The processing is necessary to perform a contract or enter into a contract with you  
To enable us to run competitions and offers for which you have signed up, about which we need to be able to communicate with you. Where you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing – which you may withdraw at any time
To gather feedback from you about the Website, our products, other services and activities from time to time. We may invite you to provide this feedback on occasion, for example by emailing you to ask if you would like to review a product you have bought. We may use independent research and feedback providers to do so on our behalf. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To contact you from time to time about things you have told us you want to hear about, for example our products, news, offers, new competitions and sponsored events. Where you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing – which you may withdraw at any time
To respond to any questions, suggestions, issues or complaints you have raised with us. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to review issues with our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.   The processing is necessary to perform a contract or enter into a contract with you.
To respond to any social media posts or other public comments you make where these are made to or about us, the Website, our products, services or other activities. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to review issues with our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To communicate with you about operational changes to the Website, our products, services, for example if we were to withdraw or change this privacy policy. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to review issues with our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary for us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
To perform any contract we have entered into with you but also to enforce a contract against you if you do not honour it, including seeking to collect any debts that you may owe us. The processing is necessary for us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to recover debts due to us) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary to perform a contract or enter into a contract with you.
To gather statistics about how you and other people use the Website, and what you think of our adverts, offers, news, product information, competitions, sponsored events, social media and other digital content. We then analyse these statistics to understand if these things meet most people’s needs, or if they should be improved, and if so, what design or other changes (for example, around the nature and timing of communications) would be most beneficial for our customers and our business. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To check that you have or are likely to have the means to pay us for any products you have ordered from us on the Website. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to recover debts due to us) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary to perform a contract or enter into a contract with you.
To monitor use of the Website to see if it is being abused or threatened for example by people posting inappropriate comments in review areas or by potential hackers looking to undermine their security. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to review issues with our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary for us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
To protect you and our business against any other criminal behaviour, including identity theft and fraud. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to review issues with our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary for us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
To understand you better and, in particular, your habits, your location from time to time and your personal circumstances. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To maintain administrative and legal records about our business to enable us to understand what we have sold, how, when, where and at what price and account to the Revenue Commissioners for the related taxes that we have to pay. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. The processing is necessary for us to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
To enable us and our third party service providers to plan and manage our day-to-day business and related services as effectively as possible, for example in predicting likely sales volumes of each product, so we can try and make sure we have enough stock to meet likely demand. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to study how Website users use our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To enable us to understand what our customer and user base looks like across our business. We do this by combining your information with information about our other customers and users of the Website, so we can spot trends and common factors. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to keep our records updated and to study how Website users use our products/services) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To enable us to conduct focused market research based on trends that we identify, which we can then use to further improve our products and services for all our customers. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
In the process of anonymising your information so that you are no longer identifiable to us. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to ensure data minimisation) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To test new systems and processes as we roll them out to make sure they work and will meet the high expectations we set for ourselves. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To assist us in the development of new products and services over time, for example to gauge whether a new product is likely to appeal to a large proportion of our customer base. The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests in managing our business (to develop our products/services and grow our business) provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights.
To analyse whether the money we spend on advertising on trade publications and trade websites, online and in search engines represents good value. Where you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing – which you may withdraw at any time.
 


Where we rely on our legitimate business interests to allow us to process your personal data or we process your personal data for direct marketing, you have the right, at any time, to object.

 
  1. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?
We cannot run our business or provide many of our services and benefits without involving other people and businesses and sometimes we pass your information to these other people and businesses as set out below.

 We only share your information where we can do so in accordance with our legal data protection and privacy obligations.  We share the information we collect with:
  • Sandhills Group Companies and Brands and Services We do so because we hope to have a relationship with you across all these different brands and businesses, if not now, then in the future, and we want to be able to provide you with the same value and high quality of experience wherever you choose to interact with us.
  • Other people and businesses who help us provide the Websites, and related services to you, for example, information technology companies who design and host the Websites and payment services companies who enable you to use payment cards with us.
  • Advertiser and advertising networks which require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advert to that target audience.
  • Third parties who in our reasonable opinion make a claim that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
  • Analytics and search engine providers who assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Websites.
  • Our insurers and insurance brokers where required in order for us to be able to obtain insurance against risks we face in running our business. They may retain this information for the purpose of ongoing risk assessment and insurance broking and underwriting services.
  • Banks and finance companies where we have allowed them to offer you the possibility of purchasing our products on credit or through a loan arranged online. They may retain this information, for example if you take any service they offer, for the purpose of providing you with that service.
  • Credit reference agencies who provide anti-fraud and credit score information to us, banks and finance companies who also provide anti-fraud services and customer insight companies (as set out above), in each case as necessary in order to benefit from their services. Where we do so for anti-fraud purposes, the recipient organisation may hold your information on file for the purpose of their fraud prevention services in future.
  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • The prospective buyer of any part of our business or assets that we may sell.
  • Our professional advisers for example our lawyers, accountants and technology consultants when they need it to provide advice to us.
  • The police, local authorities, the courts and any other central or local government bodies where they request it and we may lawfully disclose it, for example for the prevention and detection of crime.
  • Other people who make a subject access request to us, where we are allowed to do so by law (see Managing Your Information below for what we mean by a subject access request).


We may also share the information we collect where we are legally obliged to do so, for example, to comply with a court order.

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGS, REVIEWS, AND SIMILAR SERVICES

Any posts or comments you make to us on social media will be shared under the terms of the relevant social media platform (for example, Facebook or Twitter) on which they are made and could be made public by that platform. These platforms are controlled by other people, not us, so we are not responsible for this sharing. You should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the social media platforms you use to ensure you understand how they will use your information, what information relating to you they will place in the public domain and how you can stop them from doing so if you are unhappy about it.

Any blog, review or other posts or comments you make about us, our products and services on any of our blog, review or user community services will be shared with all other members of that service and the public at large.

You should ensure that any comments you make on these services, and on social media in general, are fit to be read by the public, and in particular are not offensive or defamatory. You are responsible for ensuring that any comments you make comply with any relevant policy on acceptable use of those services.

  1. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Information provided through the Websites is stored on our secure servers or those of any third party we engage to provide our IT platform, and is encrypted using standard technology.

Where we have given you, or you have chosen, a password which enables you to access your account or certain parts of the Websites, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential and must not share it with anyone. You are responsible for any actions carried out using your password except where there has been fraud.

  1. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION

Although we are based in the US, we occasionally need to use international suppliers to help ensure you receive the very best products and services from us as well as coordinate with our international Sandhills Group Companies.

To allow us to run our business on this basis, the information we collect may be transferred to, stored and used at premises in countries outside the US. When it is necessary to transfer your personal data outside the US, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect thte privacy and integrity of such personal data. Please Contact Us if you wish to obtain information concerning such safeguards.

 
  1. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

In accordance with our legal data protection and privacy obligations, we will only retain your information for as long as we need it to achieve the purpose(s) for which we obtained it in the first place, as required by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims. We will then either securely delete it or anonymise it so that it cannot be linked back to you (see paragraph 2 for full details of those purposes).

  1. MANAGING YOUR INFORMATION

It is very important to us that all the information we hold about you remains accurate and up to date to reduce the risk of a misunderstanding. We need your help in doing so. If you have an online account with us, please ensure that the information (for example, contact information) you provide to us through that account remains accurate and up to date. Please review and update it regularly.

You have several rights in relation to your personal data under applicable privacy and data protection law, which may be subject to certain limitations and restrictions. Depending on your country of residence or domicile, you may have other legal rights over the information we collect from you and your devices.  We will honour all such legal rights.  To see other available privacy policies for other countries, please see Jurisdictions.

We may request proof of identification to verify your request. We reserve the right to charge you a small administration fee to meet our costs in honouring your legal rights, where permitted by the relevant law.  We reserve the right not to comply with any requests we receive where we may lawfully do so, for example if we reasonably believe a request to be malicious, technically very onerous, to involve disproportionate effort or harmful to the rights of others.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please Contact Us.   We will respond to any valid requests within the time periods required by applicable privacy and data protection law.

If you have any questions or complaints about our use of your information, please Contact Us.  We will do our very best to answer any question and resolve any complaint to your satisfaction.

  1. THIRD PARTY LINKS

  The Websites may contain links to the websites of third parties.  If you follow a link to any third party website, please note that these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability in respect of the same.

 
  1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
 
We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any changes, we will post those changes here and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice. However, if we make material changes to Privacy Notice we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on the Website prior to the change becoming effective. Please review the Privacy Notice whenever you access or use this Website.

 
  1. CONTACT US - UPDATING YOUR PREFERENCES AND DETAILS

  If you:
 
  • have any queries about this Privacy Policy;
  • no longer want to participate in our services; or
  • wish to opt out of receiving further information as referred to in paragraph 8 of this Privacy Policy,
  • please let us know by Contacting Us.


Please help us to keep your records up to date by notifying us of any changes to your personal details.
Last Updated: June 2019
Copyright 2019 © Sandhills Global, Inc.
 
 

DMCA POLICY – Claims Regarding Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512), Sandhills Group Companies have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. If you believe in good faith there is content on a Sandhills website that violates United States copyright law, a copyright infringement notification can be submitted via email or post. Specifically the notice must contain the following information:
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonable sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The copyright infringement notification must be signed, either physically or electronically, by the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or by a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Please send the copyright infringement notification to the Sandhills Copyright Agent via email or via mail to the following address: DMCA Complaints Sandhills Copyright Agent Legal Department 120 W. Harvest Drive Lincoln, NE 68521 Copyright-agent@sandhills.com
 
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