Privacy Policy

Legal and Privacy Policy

What information does GSI Outdoors collect and how is that information used?
One of the major concerns for internet users today is certainly the question of privacy and collection of personal information. At GSI Outdoors, we promise to always be forthright with the collection of your information. No matter what, we will guard your personal information as though it were our own.

In the vein of transparency, we want you to know what information we collect, when it is being collected and how that information will be used. Through the process of ordering replacement parts, seeking warranty service or obtaining catalogs, t-shirts or other items from GSI Outdoors, we do have to collect certain personal information such as contact information, billing and shipping information and credit card data necessary to fulfill your order. Additionally, the GSI Outdoors servers used to host our website identify a web visitor’s Internet Service Provider, IP Address, Domain and basic information about the user’s Internet Browser software and the computer’s operating system. The servers also take note of which page directed a given user to the GSI Outdoors site, which pages are visited most often, how long users view individual pages as well as which page on the site was just visited, allowing the user to go back to his or her most recent search results. This aggregate information is used only to assess the effectiveness of our websites and does not contain information relating to an individual user’s identity.

In compliance with the laws governing the collection of information from minors, GSI Outdoors does not collect information from children under the age of 18 in the European Union or Asia Pacific regions, or under the age of 13 in the United States or Latin America. Users who do not meet these age limits are not to provide information on GSI Outdoors websites and are required to have their parent or guardian do so instead.

GSI Outdoors will not sell, rent, trade or lease your personal information for the purpose of marketing, advertising or other purpose. We will only disclose personal information when required to do so by law or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of GSI Outdoors, our customers or the general public.

European customers, please be aware that any information that you provide to GSI Outdoors is being transferred outside the European Economic Area for processing by GSI Outdoors, Inc., it’s affiliates and agents acting on its behalf. Submission of your information constitutes agreement to the international transfer.

What about information that I submit? How is it used?
Certain portions of the GSI Outdoors website may allow you to post personal information. GSI Outdoors prefers that users do not use these portions of the site to post personal information as these areas of the site are open to public view. Posting of personal information on these pages is considered deliberate and voluntary and as a result, this information is exempt from the GSI Outdoors Privacy Policy.

Information posted, either on public areas of the website, or transmitted to GSI Outdoors as feedback (questions, comments, recipes, suggestions, or similar) or as data or materials (photos, videos, writings, or other works) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. GSI Outdoors will not have any obligation of any kind to such feedback or materials and by transmitting them to GSI Outdoors, you are agreeing to grant GSI Outdoors, Inc . and its subsidiaries a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license (with rights to sublicense) to reproduce, use, disclose, modify, display and to distribute these materials to others without limitation. Your transmission of these materials and feedback also grants GSI Outdoors the right to use any ideas, concepts, knowledge or techniques contained in the feedback or materials for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to the development, manufacture, or marketing of products. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not post or transmit information to GSI Outdoors.

Does GSI Outdoors use cookies?
Although something of an obscure term shrouded in misinformation and distrust, a “Cookie” is actually a small text file stored on a user’s computer that allows a given website to recognize repeat visitors and to thus provide a tailored user experience to that visitor. Most browsers can be easily configured to disable third party cookies or to disable all cookies to protect user privacy. GSI Outdoors uses cookies only to improve a user’s experience with the site by providing more focused links to products based upon an individual user’s tastes. These cookies only function while browsing GSI Outdoors sites and are not used to collect personal information about our users.

How can I use the GSI Outdoors website?
By accessing this website you acknowledge compliance with the laws governing copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, proprietary rights and other protections afforded the information, content and materials contained on the site (including, but not limited to graphics, images, video clips, audio, video images, or other types of content). This “Site Information” is the property of GSI Outdoors, Inc. and/or their suppliers or licensors. Unless expressly authorized by GSI Outdoors, you are authorized to electronically copy or print a hard copy of any document published by GSI Outdoors on the website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. This authorization is conditional to your agreement to and compliance with all copyright and other proprietary notices contained within those documents. You are prohibited from using any other documents or information provided by GSI Outdoors for any other use without prior written approval from GSI Outdoors, or their suppliers or licensors as applicable. You are further prohibited from distributing, selling, licensing, modifying, transmitting, renting, leasing, adapting, publishing, publicly displaying, reproducing, or creating derivative works based upon the Site Information. The designs of the GSI Outdoors websites remain the property of GSI Outdoors, Inc. The site and its elements, including its design, logos, graphics, sounds, images and other types of content, may be protected by copyright, database, trademark or other laws and may not be copied, distributed or imitated without specific written authorization. Unauthorized use of the materials or information contained on GSI Outdoors websites may violate applicable criminal or civil laws, including but not limited to copyright, trademark or privacy laws.