Archived - May 2018
By visiting GroundLink.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You don't have to provide certain information, but you won't be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information you provide us to respond to your requests, customize your shopping experience, improve our interface and communicate with you.
Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies", and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses GroundLink.com.
E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from GroundLink.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers.
Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.
Types of Cookies used by GroundLink?
Required Cookies - These cookies are required to enable core site functionality and are automatically enabled when you use this site.
- Remember log-in details and provide secure log-in
- Provide secure log-in
- Remember your task or transaction progress
- Remember how far you are through an order
Functional Cookies - These cookies enable additional functionality like saving preferences, allowing social interactions, and analyzing usage for site optimization.
- Analyze site usage to provide custom content
- Remember your log-in details
- Conduct analytics to optimize site functionality
- Remember what is in your shopping cart
- Allow third parties to provide social sharing tools
- Make sure the website looks consistent
Advertising and 3rd Party Cookies - These cookies are used by us and third parties to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
- Provide you with interest-based offers or ads
- Allow you to share pages with social networks
- Allow you to post comments
- Serve ads relevant to your interests
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below and with subsidiaries that GroundLink.com, Inc. controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We work closely with our affiliated businesses. In some cases, such as marketplace and auction sellers, these businesses sell offerings to you at GroundLink.com. In some cases, such as marketplace and auction sellers, these businesses sell offerings to you for GroundLink.com.
Third-Party Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of GroundLink.com customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.
GroundLink Corporate Accounts: If you are an employee on your employer's GroundLink Corporate Account then upon your employer's request your ride information, ride history and ride data may be shared with your employer. In addition, ride information and your user profile can be viewed by the Administrators on your employer's GroundLink Corporate Account as well as by those Travel Arrangers who book rides on your behalf. No other employees may view your ride information or profile.
Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that GroundLink.com, Inc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of GroundLink.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of GroundLink.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third-parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
GroundLink.com may also display targeted advertising based on personal information about users. Although GroundLink.com does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a targeted advertisement meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad (for example, users in the northwestern United States who travel).
GroundLink.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with GroundLink.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such GroundLink.com features as your Profile, Account Management, Customer Reviews.
You can add or update certain information. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences in "My Preferences". (If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of GroundLink.com, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)
If you are under 18, you may use GroundLink.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
If you choose to visit GroundLink.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Washington. If you have any concern about privacy at GroundLink.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Information You Give Us: You provide most such information when you reserve a ride, request a quote, post, or participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you search for a product; place an order through GroundLink.com or one of our third-party sellers; make a purchase; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us) or Your Profile; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; provide employer information when opening a corporate account. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; people for whom rides have been reserved, including addresses and phone number; e-mails to us; personal description in Your Profile; and financial information, including Social Security and driver's license numbers.
Information from Other Sources: Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information, and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising, or other services. Search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features offered by our subsidiaries, Alexa Internet and A9.com; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored Links); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
Information You Can Access: Examples of information you can access easily at GroundLink.com include up-to-date information regarding recent reservations and completed transactions; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, and address book); payment settings (including credit card information and gift certificate, gift card, and check balances); e-mail notification settings (including Alerts, Available to Order notifications, Delivers, and newsletters); recommendations (including recent product view history, and prior order history); and your profile.
Select a Category
- What Kind of Personal Information Does GroundLink.com Gather?
- What About Cookies?
- Does GroundLink.com Share the Information It Receives?
- How Secure Is Information About Me?
- What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
- What Information Can I Access?
- What Choices Do I Have?
- Are Children Allowed to Use GroundLink.com?
- Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
- Examples of Information Collected