Giga-tronics and its subsidiaries are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We’ve structured our web sites so that, in general, you can visit Giga-tronics on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.
Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with Giga-tronics.
This statement regarding the privacy of the personally identifiable information you provide online covers the five foundation principles of fair information: Awareness, Choice, Accuracy & Access, Security, and Oversight.
What we collect
How we use it
Giga-tronics uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web sites for you. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
Who we share it with
Giga-tronics will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other Giga-tronics entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described in “how we use it”. Such Giga-tronics entities and/or business partners, including those in the United States and/or any other countries, are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements. These organizations include our authorized United States representatives and international distributors that act on our behalf. Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide when you register your ownership of Giga-tronics products.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Giga-tronics takes special care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and encourages parents to be an active participant in their child’s online activities and interests. We abide by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements. The vast majority of Giga-tronics web sites do not target and are not intended for children under the age of 13. Giga-tronics web sites that do not target children will not knowingly collect data from them.
Accuracy & Access
Giga-tronics wants you to have confidence that your personal information is correct. Any time you’d like to review your personal information, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a copy. You may request changes be made the same way.
Giga-tronics is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
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Giga-tronics uses traffic log cookies to identify what pages are being used and which ones aren’t. This helps us aggregate and analyze data about web page traffic and make improvements to gigatronics.com web sites to better meet customer needs. In this case, Giga-tronics uses this information only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. That is the case of many of our support and information-sharing pages and forums. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using one of these sites.
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