Information Collection and Use by Gauge Microphones
Gauge Microphones collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Gauge Microphones service. Gauge Microphones also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.
Gauge Microphones also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Gauge Microphones social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Gauge Microphones Shop, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network Users within a personal network communicate on Gauge Microphones with each other through the Gauge Microphones service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Gauge Microphones allows users to search for other members using first and last name and email address.
We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their "notification" setting to "Do not send me notification emails" in the user "Account Settings".
From time to time, Gauge Microphones or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on Gauge Microphones/shop. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Gauge Microphones Shop members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Gauge Microphones stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations Gauge Microphones does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from Gauge Microphones may contact Gauge Microphones to request the removal of their information from our database.
Gauge Microphones Shop members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal Gauge Microphones Shop address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
You may prevent Gauge Microphones email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject "BLOCK" to support@GaugeMics.com Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Gauge Microphones users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. Users who do not wish to receive Gauge Microphones newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me Gauge Microphones Shop newsletters' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and Gauge Microphones newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
Sharing and Disclosure of Information Gauge Microphones Collects
When you place orders, or access your account information, the communication between you and Gauge Microphones is protected by a security mechanism known as Secure Sockets Layer. Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communication, the server software encrypts all information that is sent and received between you and Gauge Microphones/shop. This makes is nearly impossible for your personal information to be intercepted by an unauthorized individual. It's easy to tell when you have established a secure connection. Your browser with display a small locked padlock in the bottom corner. The presence of the locked padlock is your signal that your connection with Gauge Microphones has been secured. All the customer information collected by Gauge Microphones/shop's web site is protected against unauthorized access. Gauge Microphones implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to such systems. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Gauge Microphones cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Please note: Due to the number of orders received please allow 8-10 business days for delivery. Please note that as per our shipping policy, any order with a PO Box shipping address will be canceled. Currently shipping U.S. orders only.
Gauge Microphones member accounts are secured by member-created passwords Gauge Microphones takes precautions to ensure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on Gauge Microphones/shop, please contact us at: support@GaugeMics.com
SAFE SHOPPING GUARANTEE
The security of the information regarding your order is very important to us. We use the 128-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol to protect the security of your online order information. You can be assured that all sensitive information will be handled with the utmost discretion and security. SSL technology encrypts your order information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than Gauge Microphones/shop.
Once you enter the checkout page your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:
The "http" in the web address will be replaced by "https"
When you enter secure mode, you will see a padlock in the lower right section of the browser window (*Internet Explorer Shown Here).
Only browsers that use the 128-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol are able to order through the Gauge Microphones website. If your browser does not support SSL.
- Please note that delivery signatures are required for the following orders:
- All first-time orders over $250.00
- All first-time orders with different bill to and ship to addresses (bill to customer will be contacted to verify charges)
- All first-time customer UPS Next Day Air orders
- Gauge Microphones uses Verisign to ensure our customers are protected with the highest level of security available.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: support@GaugeMics.com