Who We Are
1st Choice GPS provides products and services under the brand names Geo-Trax and IntelliMatics.
1st Choice GPS is a registered business in Peachtree City, Georgia. Our mailing address is:
1000 Cooper Cir S, Suite #210
Peachtree City, GA 30269
For any privacy-related questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Share Your Data With
We use third-party services (data processors) across our sites. The extent to which your data is shared with these providers depends on your use of our services, and we list certain third-parties in use (with links to their privacy policies) in the sections below.
Each third-party provider has been vetted by our security team to ensure that privacy policies and practices meet or exceed the same levels of compliance and standards that we follow.
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services, and (ii) that have agreed, in writing, not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our websites and services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
We may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.
What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It
– If you create an account on one of our sites, or using one of our products you will be prompted to select a Username and provide your Email Address.
– When choosing a Username, we strongly advise you not to use or include your real name. Usernames cannot be changed.
– Your Username and Email Address are stored in the website’s database. Your Email Address is used to send you an email with a code to validate your tracking account on the IntelliMatics platform, a link to set your password, or to send you an email with a link to reset your password in the event you forget your password.
– Once an account is created, you must contact us to have it deleted.
– You may optionally complete your Profile by providing your First Name, Last Name, Website (URL), and/or Biographical info. These additional details are also saved in the website’s database. You may edit these details, and your Email Address, in your Profile at any time.
– You may also choose how your name is displayed (your Username) to visitors to the site (e.g. in comments you create) in your Profile.
– Your Username, First Name, Last Name, and Email Address are accessible by employees on the site.
– If you attempt to log in to our site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies at all. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
– If you have an account and you log in to a site, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and some of your screen options. The logged-in cookies last for two days, and the screen options cookies last for a year.
– If you select “Remember Me” these cookies will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. It is important that you log out if you are using a public computer.
– For users that register on one of our sites, we also store the data they provide in their profile indefinitely. All registered users can see, change or delete most of that data at any time except their login name/nickname.
– If you use our tracking products and services, we will receive information regarding your precise location (using the GPS antenna within your device) when the device is powered on and transmitting. We will also receive other location-based information from your tracking device, including course, velocity and altitude.
Publishing Content (Comments, Pages, Posts, Forums)
– Your Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, Website (URL) (if any) and Biographical Info (if any) may be visible to visitors to the website (e.g. if you leave a comment, forum post, or contribute an article/post).
– If you author an article/post, your Username, User ID, Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, Website (URL) (if any) and Biographical Info (if any) are provided to any visitor using the website’s REST API interface.
– If you upload media (e.g. images) to the website (in forums, posts, or comments), you should avoid uploading images with EXIF GPS location data included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data included in images on the website.
– Visitors using the website’s REST API interface can correlate uploaded media to a particular user. This may allow such visitors to map a user to a particular time and location if EXIF GPS location data was included in the uploaded media.
– If you edit or publish an article/post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
– When visitors leave comments on one of our sites we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
– Comments may require manual approval by one of our employees or site owners.
– If you leave a comment on a site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies so we can recognize you as a commenter. These cookies will persist for one year.
– Published content and comments are stored indefinitely unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author.
– Customers that email us, or use any of the contact forms on our websites, will have their email address, IP address, and any data provided in the contact form or body of the email stored in G Suite archives and on our servers.
– We keep all emails, chat communication, and form submissions indefinitely to help us provide support and improve our services. Individuals can request copies of any previous correspondence with us at any time.
– We use email marketing to communicate with customers and potential customers from time to time. All email lists and campaigns are “opt-in” meaning we will not send you these sorts of emails unless you indicated that you wish to receive them during signup or other interactions on our website.
– We may send you “system” emails, such as password reset requests or payment notifications/receipts even if you have not opted-in to email marketing lists.
– All marketing emails sent by us will include an unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. Emails sent to you may also include standard tracking, including open and click activities.
Email Marketing Service
We use third-party Service Providers to send out our e-newsletter and administer our mailing list.
MailChimp email marketing services are provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, doing business as MailChimp.
Other Service Providers
We do not display the identities of all of our service providers publicly by name for security and competitive reasons. If you would like further information about the identities of our service providers, however, please contact us directly via our contact form or by email and we will provide you with such information where you have a legitimate reason for requesting it (where we have shared your information with such service providers, for example).
– To comply with accounting and legal requirements, we keep data on financial transactions in the systems above for up to 10 years.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you are a registered user or have left comments on our site you can request to see or download the data we have about you.
Typically for visitors that have left comments, the data will be their email address, any IP addresses assigned to them at the time of leaving the comments and the user agent strings of the browsers they used. The rest of the data is public as published by the visitors.
For registered users or paying customers, this will also include profile information and download, payment, and support ticket histories.
You can also request “to be forgotten” and we will erase any personally identifiable data we have about you. Of course, this excludes data we need for administrative or security purposes or if we are required by law to retain some of the data.
An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his/her query to email@example.com. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe, not to exceed one week.
How We Protect Your Data
The security and reliability of our websites and services is our number one priority. We invest heavily in the training of our staff and our infrastructure to ensure that best practices are followed in everything that we do.
See wordpress.org/about/security for details on the security of the WordPress core itself.
– Prevention is best when it comes to security, and as a first step, we adhere to all WordPress Code Standards in selecting the plugins that we use.
– In addition, we have an extensive internal review and Quality Assurance process in place specifically to prevent potential security vulnerabilities
– Every 1st Choice GPS employee and contractor goes through background checks and an onboarding process that includes a trial period where access to customer data is provided only when working directly under the supervision of another staff member.
– All staff (including any contractors) undergo initial training to ensure proper understanding of all security-related processes. Staff regularly attend industry conferences and otherwise stay informed of best practices and relevant trends. Staff review and agree, in writing, to all policies and procedures annually.
– We only use third-party services that are fully vetted and adhere to the highest levels of privacy and security practices.
What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place
Should any event occur where customer data has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our customers via email from firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incidents to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any customers affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, needed patches, and how to avoid any similar event in the future.
May 5, 2020 – Updated language of the policy to be more user-friendly, specifically outlining requirements in preparation for meeting the GDPR.