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Privacy Statement

Geeks Online USA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Geeks Online USA site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Geeks Online USA site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Geeks Online USA collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Geeks Online USA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Geeks Online USA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Geeks Online USA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Geeks Online USA site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Geeks Online USA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Geeks Online USA does not read any of your private online communications.

Geeks Online USA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Geeks Online USA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Geeks Online USA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Geeks Online USA and Geeks Online USA family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Geeks Online USA collects and uses your personal information to operate the Geeks Online USA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Geeks Online USA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Geeks Online USA and its affiliates. Geeks Online USA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Geeks Online USA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Geeks Online USA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Geeks Online USA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Geeks Online USA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Geeks Online USA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Geeks Online USA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Geeks Online USA, in order to determine what Geeks Online USA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Geeks Online USA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Geeks Online USA Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Geeks Online USA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Geeks Online USA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Geeks Online USA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Geeks Online USA Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Geeks Online USA pages, or register with Geeks Online USA site or services, a cookie helps Geeks Online USA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Geeks Online USA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Geeks Online USA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Geeks Online USA services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Geeks Online USA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Geeks Online USA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Geeks Online USA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Geeks Online USA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Geeks Online USA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Geeks Online USA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Geeks Online USA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Geeks Online USA at Rsherman@geeksonline.us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.