Privacy

A Privacy Policy For People Without A Law Degree

I know you will be disappointed, but here at Gearmunk.com you won’t find a 4000 word privacy policy written by attorneys using words you only find in many leather bound books shelved in offices that smell of rich mahogany.

Why no big impressive privacy policy you ask? Easy, it simply isn’t needed because we don’t sell your stuff. Not to anyone. Not ever. Ever. Really. Ever. Seriously. Not ever. Not kidding. Ever. Really. Ask our parents. Not ever. Honest.

Do we collect stuff about you? Of course we do you silly goose. You want information about quality outdoor gear that directly relates to your interests, activities and lifestyle, and in order for us to give you that we have to have contextual relevance (sorry for the college words there). The more we know about you (context) the more we can show you things you will love and less things you think will suck (relevance). See what we did there? If we didn’t do this we might as well put up a link to Google and have you search for awesome outdoor gear yourself and we could stop writing all of this code and hit the trail ourselves.

Simply put, asking you to trust us with details about who you are and what you love and then selling it to people that will just spam you is a total asshat move, a move that we, nor our children, would be proud of us for doing. So we wrote a privacy policy that our children could understand.

Almost all of you can stop reading now, however, we are a non-judgmental group here at Gearmunk.com and understand some of you are nerds and want the full details of what we do with your data, so that is below.

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By using Gearmunk.com, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this policy. If we make any significant changes to this policy, we will notify you by posting a notice of such changes on our homepage. We care deeply about protecting your privacy. Please email us at hi@gearmunk.com if you have questions.

Summary

  • We will never spam you or give your personal information to anyone.
  • You control when and how we send messages to you.
  • You can wipe your account at any time.

How we treat your information

We will never spam you.
We do send notifications for friend requests, but you can turn these off.
We do send notifications about products of interest, but you can turn these off.
We do send notifications for product recommendations by friends, but you can turn these off.
We do send weekly emails, but you can turn these off.
We do send emails from retailers and manufacturers about special offers, but you can turn these off.

In short, you can turn us off entirely, just like you did your prom date in high school.

We will never disclose your personal information without your permission. We will never sell, rent or share your personal information with a 3rd party without your express permission, unless required by law. If required by law we will alert you to the request. We will also send you a virtual high five for whatever epic shenanigans got you in hot water with the donut patrol in the first place. We give you full control over your information, including the ability to wipe it from our system. You can update your account information and preferences at any time. You can destroy your account when you choose, and when you do we wipe every instance of you from our system, we keep nothing. Much like we do with Justin Bieber, we’ll forget you even exist.

We will only access your personal information when:

  • You specifically request us to do so (e.g. you are having technical difficulties).
  • It is required by law.
  • It is necessary to maintain our system. (system maintenance, like daily fiber, is critical to a healthy system)

We will protect your information from other users.

Nobody can see anything about you unless you have built a relationship with them via the Gearmunk.com website or mobile app, and even then you can control what they can, and cannot, see about you. We may sell, rent or share information about user habits in aggregate only. We will never do so in a manner that could even remotely be individually identifiable. For example, we could collect and share information like “2,300 males between 26 and 34 really like backpack X while 753 in the same group chose a different manufacturer.” but we would NOT share information like “hey vendor X, Julie A at 123 American way thinks your backpacks sucks, send the posse.”

What information do we collect?

Personal: Email address
Optional: Currently, nothing at all, but we will allow you to tell us more about you as time goes on. (kinda like dating, lets take this slow)
Usage: Number of logins, last login, activity and error logs This data helps us monitor Gearmunk’s health, and diagnose errors and slowness issues when they crop up.

Cookies and log files

Gearmunk.com sends a “cookie” to your computer that contains an identification number that is unique to the computer you are using. We use this cookie to provide you with a sweet as candy experience, and for us to record how our service is being used.
As is done with most web sites, we log each visit to each web page. A log entry can contain information typically found in the “header” of your web browser’s request such as the browser type you used, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the date and time of day. We may also log your cookie’s identification number and the URL of the last site you visited. This log information is important for security, audit, quality improvement, as well as for monitoring the health of our service.

Have questions? Email us at hi@gearmunk.com, we are always happy to buy you a glass of wine, rub your feet and make sure you are feeling valued in our relationship.

Love, The Gearmunk Team