Privacy Policy

G&K Services, Inc. Privacy Policy

Last Modified [April 2, 2013]

At G&K Services, Inc., we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information G&K Services may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the websites, www.gkservices.com, www.gkdirect.com, and www.gkservices.ca (collectively, the "Website"), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. G&K Services believes it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive from this Website. Please note that the G&K Services retail website for Canada, www.gkdirect.ca is subject to a separate privacy policy and website terms of use that is accessible from the home page of that website.

This policy includes the following terms:

  • Children under the age of 13
  • Links to other websites
  • Security of collected information
  • Consent
  • Accessing and correcting collected information
  • Contacting us
  • Changes to this policy / opt-out
  • Information collected
  • Use of collected information
  • Disclaimer of liability

Children Under the Age of 13

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, make any purchases through the Website, or provide any information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If G&K Services learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, G&K Services will delete that information. If you believe G&K Services might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact G&K Services using the contact information provide below in this policy.
 
Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other websites. While G&K Services tries to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.

Security of Collected Information

We maintain commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access.  Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes identified to you.  Personal information we collect is maintained with the source of the information at our corporate headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Consent

By providing the information requested by the Website, or by continuing to use the Website after having an opportunity to review this policy, you have consented to the terms of this policy, and G&K Services’ use of the information it collects as described at the point of collection or in this policy.  If you do not agree to this policy, you may choose not to use the Website.

Accessing and Correcting Collected Information

You may review and update the information that you provide to us through the Website by contacting us as described below.  If you believe that an error has been made in the accuracy of the data collected from you, you may request that the information be corrected by contacting us.  We will correct the error upon adequate verification of the error and the identity of the person seeking the correction.  However, we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. In order to protect your privacy and security, we may need to take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this policy, please use the Contact Us page. We welcome your questions and suggestions about the policy. You can also contact our Website Manager at:

G&K Services Marketing Department: Website
5995 Opus Parkway, Suite 500
Minnetonka, MN  55343

Changes to this Policy / Opt-Out

We reserve the right to change or replace this policy at our sole discretion at any time.  If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes.  Where practicable, we will provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes.   It is our policy to post any changes we make to this policy on this page. The date the policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Website and this policy to check for any changes. Your continued access or use of this Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of this policy as revised.

Information Collected

In general, you can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. G&K Services does, however, collect certain non-personal information about users of the Website through a variety of means: 

G&K Services uses “cookies,” small files stored by your web browser, to help keep track of your user profile.  The Website uses cookies for the user’s convenience and to deliver content specific to a user’s needs and interests.  For example, we may place a cookie that lets us know which of the pages on our Websites you have viewed, and then display targeted ads, on our Website or on third party websites, for products and services we think may be of interest to you, based on the pages you have viewed on our Website. G&K Services may also use cookies to provide faster service and to personalize a user’s visit to the Website; for example, we may use cookies that allow our Website to remember your login information or items you place in your shopping cart, so you do not have to re-enter this information.  G&K Services also uses cookies to track user trends and improve the Website for all users.  If you do not want G&K Services to collect this type of information, please follow your web browser’s instructions and disable cookies.  Certain features and content on the Website may be unavailable if you do not accept cookies.

The Website gathers certain information about users automatically and stores it in log files.  This information includes IP addresses, browser types, Internet service provider, referring/exit webpages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  This data is not shared with anyone other than G&K Services employees, affiliates and contractors who assist G&K Services and who are bound to confidentiality.

In addition, there are portions of the Website where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with requested information or to process and fulfill an order for merchandise.  The information collected from you may include items such as your name, address, telephone, fax number, or e-mail address.

Use of Collected Information

Non-personal information that we collect is not generally used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure such things as the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of the Website and to improve content. We may disclose such aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

When personal information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information, such as in the Careers section of the Website or in merchandise orders placed through GKDirect®. Usually, we use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request (such as to receive electronic annual reports, to be added to our supplier diversity database or to process your request for employment). This information may be shared with other G&K Service's businesses, but only if necessary to fulfill your request or for related purposes.

Information obtained from the Careers section of the Website will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating your submission for possible employment and the related purposes described on these pages.

We will release information about you if you direct us to do so. We may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third-parties for their marketing use.

We may use or share information collected from or provided by you if we believe it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Website’s Terms of Use, or to protect our service or the Website, our customers or others, to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, in response to requests or subpoenas by law-enforcement authorities, or as may be required by judicial process.

Some or all of the personal information we collect on our Canadian websites may be stored or processed on servers located outside of Canada, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from those in Canada. As a result, the personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities in the United States according to United States laws. Subject to such laws, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to maintain protections on the personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.
 
Disclaimer of Liability

Under no circumstances shall G&K Services be liable for any damages, including, but not limited to, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, that result from the use of the information or materials posted to or collected as a result of the user’s accessing the Website, even if G&K Services has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  This and the other sections in this Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with and are subject to the Terms of Use.  

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