DataGear recognizes privacy and security as being concerns for most individuals accessing the Internet, including our customers. This statement describes how DataGear collects, uses and safeguards information you provide when using our websites; in accordance with the relevant legislation for the countries in which such data is being processed. By using our websites, you consent to the collection and use of your information by DataGear as set forth in the policy currently in effect. Any changes to this statement will be posted on our websites, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current statement.
DataGear complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
What personal information is collected? When a visitor places an order with us DataGear may collect personal information about you, including name, title, company, address, email address, phone numbers and, in rare instances, other categories of personal information, such as payment card information, drivers license numbers, social security numbers (or equivalent national identification numbers) and date of birth.
In addition to ordering and registration, we may ask you for and collect personal information at other times, including when you enter a sweepstakes or contest; participate in a promotion or marketing campaign sponsored by DataGear or one of its business partners; when you want to find out about service offered in your area; when you complete surveys or other questionnaires; when you participate in a user forum or blog hosted by DataGear or one of its business partners; when you send an email to DataGear; when you express interest in employment with DataGear; or when you engage in other activities on the sites.
In addition, our web server logs collect the domain names of visitors to our websites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on a DataGear web site, pages viewed and web site usage information. We use this information to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our sites. Aggregated information is not used in such a form that would enable direct connection of any personal information to our visitors.
Who is collecting the information? When you are on a DataGear site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with DataGear, Inc., its subsidiaries and related companies. Additionally, if you purchase a cellular phone, modem or other device requiring service, your personal information may be collected by a third party company working with DataGear. DataGear may also contract with third party companies to perform services for DataGear on its website that require these companies to collect personal information (e.g. hosting a website sweepstakes, promotion or survey, or selling software downloads).
What about cookies? When you enter our site, our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive. Your unique cookie tells us that it is you whenever you re-enter our site, so we can recall where you have previously been on our site, and what, if anything, you have in your shopping cart. Cookies help us deliver a better web site experience to our users.
We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. This helps DataGear deliver you the content you want when you want it, in order for you to make better purchasing decisions. DataGear uses a third party to track user clickstreams.
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your Internet browser preferences, you have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.
How is my personal information used? DataGear’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to facilitate order processing and to enable us to contact you if a problem arises with your order. Additionally, if you purchase a cellular phone, modem or other device requiring service, your personal information may be used to obtain a credit report if necessary. Such information is required when making a purchase. This information may also be used to provide you with a customized experience on our site, which includes interactive communications, and other services. The DataGear site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your shopping experience, and to provide advice and purchase recommendations. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional and voluntary.
We also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by DataGear, or by third parties under contract with DataGear. DataGear may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers.
DataGear also conducts research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when making a purchase, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. DataGear may share this aggregated data with our business partners. Finally, we may also ask for your personal information when you express an interest in employment opportunities at DataGear.
In addition, DataGear shares the information you provide with DataGear subsidiaries and related companies. If you purchase a cellular phone, modem or other device requiring service, your personal information is shared with the service provider/carrier with whom you subscribe. Additionally, if you express an interest in a product requiring a particular type of service, DataGear may share your personal information with your local service provider in order to determine whether such service is available in your area.
DataGear shares web site usage information about visitors to our websites, who have received a targeted promotional campaign, with reputable third-party advertising companies for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising companies note some of the pages you visit on our websites through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). The information collected by our third-party advertising companies through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
What choices do I have regarding collection, use and distribution of my personal information? DataGear or its business partners may, from time to time, send you email or direct mail regarding our products and services. If you do not want to receive such information, simply tell us when you give us your personal information, or follow the directions contained on the mailing to remove your name from our mailing list(s).
On certain types of DataGear promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to contact you in the event you have won a prize. When you participate in these types of promotions, you may receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements. If you do not wish to receive such advertisements, you can choose not to participate in such promotions or contests.
Please note that by refusing to provide personal information or by denying or withdrawing consent to use personal information for purposes identified, you may be unable to participate in certain programs or activities sponsored by DataGear.
You also have the right to access (review, correct, amend or delete) your personal information by contacting DataGear. Individuals are responsible for providing DataGear with accurate and complete personal information, and for contacting DataGear if correction of such information is required. Please note that, where permitted, we may charge a nominal fee for fulfilling access requests and that we reserve the right to disallow unreasonable requests for access.
If you have established a “user profile” on a DataGear web site, you may change the information you provided by visiting that portion of the web site and resubmitting your information.
What about information security? When you place an order or provide personal information, we employ certain technical and organization security measures, such as encryption where appropriate. Encryption scrambles the information in your purchase, including your credit card number, so this information can only be viewed by DataGear.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we have taken appropriate steps to protect your personal information, DataGear cannot ensure or otherwise warrant the security of any information you provide to us or from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk.
What about my child’s privacy? Websites operated by or on behalf of DataGear, Inc. and its worldwide affiliated companies and subsidiaries are intended for use by persons age 13 and over. DataGear does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on DataGear’s web sites by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to DataGear’s websites, we delete the information as soon as we discover it was provided by a child under 13 years of age and do not use it for any purpose. DataGear encourages parents to take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
This Privacy Statement is subject to change without notice.
Terms & Conditions
Intended audience / use
Acceptance of terms
Restrictions on use of content
U.S. copyright infringement notification procedure
To file a copyright infringement notification with DataGear, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for more information on these requirements):
i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity which you are requesting be removed or access to which be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit DataGear to locate the material. Please provide a URL to the material that is claimed to be infringing as that will allow DataGear to locate the content.
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit DataGear to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
v. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
500 W Dyer Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Please also note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Trademarks and service marks
There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and product designations found on this Site. By making them available on this Site, DataGear is not granting you a license to use them in any fashion. Access to this Site does not confer upon you any license under any of DataGear’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights.
DataGear and the Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataGear and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011-2018 DataGear, Inc. All rights reserved.
No DataGear trademark or service mark may be used as a hyperlink without DataGear’s prior written permission.
Submission of information
Although DataGear provides certain encryption in an effort to protect the electronic transmission of credit card numbers or social security numbers (“Financial Information”) that you submit to DataGear through the Site, DataGear does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site. You understand and agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide using the Site.
Other than the Financial Information, do not send any confidential or proprietary information to DataGear through the Site. Except for the Financial Information or personally identifiable information relative to you, any information you do send to DataGear through the Site will be deemed NOT to be confidential (“Non-Confidential Information”). For any Non-Confidential Information you do send, post or submit you hereby grant DataGear an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute the Non-Confidential Information, and agree that DataGear is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send DataGear for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person sending the Non-Confidential Information, and you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Non-Confidential Information and that public posting and use of your content by DataGear will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. Your personally identifiable information you submit to us shall be treated in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
DataGear privacy statement
DataGear’s collection and use of personally identifiable information about you is subject to our Privacy Statement. For more information, see our full privacy statement for this site by selecting the link at the bottom of the page. This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 13. DataGear does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on this website by users under 13 years of age. DataGear encourages parents to take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
Participation in promotions and other site activities
If you choose to participate in a promotion or other DataGear -sponsored activity (“Web Site Activity”), you agree to comply with any rules or regulations governing such Web Site Activity. Additionally, as a condition of your continued participation in the Web Site Activity, you agree not to: 1) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 2) harm minors in any way; 3) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; 4) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Web Site Activity; 5) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); 6) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; 7) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; 8) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 9) interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to the service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the service; 10) “stalk” or otherwise harass another person or entity; or 11) collect or store personal data about other users. You agree that violation of any of the foregoing will result in your immediate disqualification from participant in the Web Site Activity, and may result in additional legal actions being taken by DataGear.
Links to third-party web sites
This Site may provide links to other third-party World Wide Web sites or resources. DataGear makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this Site. Because DataGear has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that DataGear is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. References on this Site to any names, marks, products or services of any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. DataGear makes no representation or warranty as to any third party Content, products or services, and you agree that DataGear shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party Content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Disclaimer of warranty
DATAGEAR DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, USE, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, OR USE OF THIS SITE. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, DATAGEAR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM DATAGEAR SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALTER THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, OR TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
Limitation of liability
DATAGEAR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE FAILURE, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF DATAGEAR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, DATAGEAR’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS THIS SITE.
You agree that DataGear, in its sole discretion, may terminate or restrict your use or access to this Site (or any part thereof) for any reason, including, without limitation, that DataGear believes you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service, or the terms, conditions, or rules of a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion contained within the Site.