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Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE MAY 25, 2018

Granite Web is a internet marketing service provider. Headquartered in Lake Grove, NY, we provide web hosting solutions, Web Development services, Web Design services, SEO services, Ad Management services and Email Marketing services to our customers (“Services”). Granite Web has servers hosted in a Liquid Web data center located in Lansing, MI.

Granite Web respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.Granitewebdesign.com (“Website”) and/or purchases its Services. This Privacy Policy is our commitment to transparency in communicating how Granite Web collects, uses, and discloses the information that is collected from you, the visitor of its website and/or customer as well as the choices you have with respect to the information.


SCOPE OF POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to how we collect, use, and disclose information from the following individuals:

  • Customers – individuals who register, on their own or on behalf of an entity, to use Granite Web Services with the creation or administration of a Granite Web account.
  • Event/Marketing Participants – individuals who provide their information to Granite Web when they register for Granite Web webinars, subscribe to marketing material, participate in surveys or contests, or attend other Granite Web events.
  • Website Visitors – individuals who visit Granite Web’s Website and opt to provide contact information including an email address to receive communications from Granite Web. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, a Website Visitor does not include an individual who visits a website hosted by Granite Web but owned and operated by a Granite Web customer.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to a Customer’s website. Our Customers are responsible for the information they or their end users store in our hosting environment as well as compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and Granite Web’s terms related to the collection and storage or personal information.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Customers

Granite Web asks for your account information which includes your name, business name, email address, physical address, phone number, credit card and bank account information (stored directly with a third party processor), and website domain. By voluntarily providing Granite Web with your account information, you represent that you own and consent to our use of such personal data.


Website Visitors

We collect information such as web server logs, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, or other information as part of aggregated data.


COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Granite Web uses cookies, beacons, tags, and other tracking technologies to gather demographic information about you, identify your visits to our Website, other interactions with our Website, and personalize your search experience on our Website. We gather information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service provider (ISP), operating system, browser type, date/time stamp, and store it in log files. To collect this information, a cookie, a standard feature of a website that allows us to store a small amount of data on your computer to allow our web servers to recognize you, may be set on your computer or device when you visit our Website. We may track your use across different websites and services. In some countries, including those in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), the information in this paragraph may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

You can control how websites use cookies by changing your cookie settings (www.aboutcookies.org), but your modification may limit your use and functionality of some of the features on our Website. We may also use cookies and other tracking technologies to provide you advertising based on your browsing activities. You may opt out of targeted advertisements by visiting http://optout.networkadvertising.org, or if located in the EEA, you may opt out by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Granite Web uses the information it collects about you in the following ways:

  • To respond to any requests from you regarding sales and support.
  • To contact you regarding any agreements or accepted terms that you may have with Granite Web for the Services.
  • To provide you with marketing emails, special offers, advertising campaigns, or newsletters.
  • To provide you with information associated with the use of Granite Web’s Services.
  • To contact you regarding functionality changes to our Services or Website.
  • To develop new features and functionality to our Services and Website.
  • To collect payment and bill for our Services.
  • To help personalize searches.
  • To diagnose problems.
  • To find and prevent fraud.
  • To carry out other purposes as disclosed to you through the Website, or found in terms or an agreement between you and Granite Web.
  • Process for other purposes for which we obtain your consent.


HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

Granite Web shares the information it collects about you in the following ways:

  • Third Party Providers – Granite Web may share your information with third party providers that provide services on our behalf or resellers who provide Granite Web Services. These companies may assist with marketing support, processing credit card payments, content delivery, email, providing sales leads, and customer support. Third party providers may only process personal information pursuant to Granite Web’s instructions, and in compliance with the Privacy Policy and other applicable regulations (e.g. EU-US Privacy Shield framework).
  • Advertising - Based on the cookies and other tracking devices, we may work with advertising companies to display ads that may be of interest to you.
  • Business Transactions – To provide information to a third party in the event of any disposition of all or any portion of our business (e.g. reorganization, sale, assignment, bankruptcy).
  • Aggregated or De-identified Data - We may disclose or use aggregated or de-identified information with third party providers for research purposes relating to our Services.
  • As Required by Law or Similar Investigations - To comply with legal obligations (e.g. subpoena) or investigate potential legal violations. Granite Web may be required to share personal data in response to lawful requests from public authorities including to meet national security and/or law enforcement requirements.
  • Safety - We may disclose your information to protect and defend the safety of Granite Web in connection with investigating and preventing fraud or security issues.
  • Consent - Granite Web may share your information with your consent.


YOUR CHOICES

You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional or marketing emails from Granite Web at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in the email received, or by emailing us at support@granitewebdesign.com. As outlined in the Section, Cookies and other Tracking Technologies, you can also control your cookie settings.

With respect to your account information, you may update, correct or delete information that you provided to us by logging into your Granite Web account or contacting us at support@granitewebdesign.com.


LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION

For individuals in the EEA, Granite Web’s legal basis for collecting and using your personal information will depend on the personal information collected and the specific context in which we collect it. Granite Web will process personal information from you where, a) we have your consent to do so, b) where processing is necessary for Granite Web to perform Services pursuant to an agreement, or c) where processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information, or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person. At any time, you have the right to withdraw or decline consent. If you do not provide the requested information, Granite Web will not be able to perform Services for you. Also, you have the right to object where we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal information.


DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS

Individuals located in the EEA may have additional statutory rights available to them with respect to their personal information, including the right to access your personal information, have it erased, have it corrected, or object to or restrict processing. If you would like to make such a request, please email  support@granitewebdesign.com and we will respond within thirty (30) days. Granite Web will need to verify that the individual is inquiring about his/her own information before we can assist with the request.

We will comply with such requests to the extent legally required by applicable law.
For EU individuals, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.


CHILDREN

Our Website and/or Services is not directed at children and our services are designed for businesses. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children under 13 years of age, and use of our services by children under 13 years of age is forbidden.


CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Granite Web reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, however, should we change the Privacy Policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy. If you disagree with the changes, you may terminate your Services.


CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns over this Privacy Policy, or wish to exercise any of your statutory rights, please contact us at:

Granite Web
8 Angela Lane

Lake Grove, NY 11755
USA
Email – support@granitewebdesign.com