Visiting Our Websites
You can browse our Website without providing any personal or individually identifiable information. You also may be able to set your browser to reject cookies. If you do that, the Website may be less functional for you.
There are times when you may choose to give us personally identifiable information about you. For example, you may wish to receive e-mails from us, receive invitations, attend events, or preview new content. We need certain information from you to process your requests, where necessary.
Kinds of Information We Collect
We collect information that you voluntarily give us, as well as anonymous data, on the Website.
Personal Identifiable Information
In order to utilize certain features of the Website, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with personally identifiable information, as well as other information, which you may provide voluntarily. We collect such personally identifiable information that you give us so that we may:
By providing any personally identifiable information to us through the Website, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America and in Canada. We will provide you reasonable access to information that you provided through the Website and the reasonable ability to review and correct it.
Anonymous visitorship data is information about the way a website is used that is not associated with an individual’s identity. We use aggregate anonymous data regarding online behavior to better understand how people use our Website. To that end, we may use aggregated, anonymous online traffic behavior along with information from third parties to track usage trends and thereby improve our Website. We may also use this aggregated, anonymous information to develop reports that we may share with third-party marketing partners and customers. The kind of information we may collect includes:
Most Anonymous Data is collected using data collection tools such as web beacons, cookies, embedded web links, and other commonly-used information-gathering tools. We use Anonymous Data to develop, manage, and improve the Website. Sometimes we may aggregate Anonymous Data with personally identifiable information you have provided to us. We may use the combined information to:
We may recommend or require the use of encryption technologies for certain types of communications conducted through the Website. While we may provide those technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not guarantee that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions will be free from delay, interruption, interception or error.
Disclosure of Information
General Shale will not release any personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent except as follows:
Please be aware that when you opt out of receiving communications, it may affect the services you have chosen to receive from us where accepting the communications is a condition of receiving the services.
Finally, if you request, we will remove your name and all other personally identifiable information from our databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. In addition, please understand that, if you request deletion of your information, you will be unable to utilize associated features of the Website. You may not remove de-identified, anonymous, or aggregate data from our databases.
Hyperlinks and Referrals
We support Do Not Track browser settings. Do Not Track (or DNT) is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you.
For more details about Do Not Track, including how to enable or disable this preference, visit this Do Not Track webpage.
We do not knowingly collect or distribute personally identifiable information from minor children. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor child and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us by email so that we may delete the minor’s information. You can learn more about children’s privacy and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) at the Federal Trade Commission’s website at: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html
Canadian Residents; Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPEDA)
General Shale and its affiliate, [Arriscraft International], are committed to protecting the personal information that is gathered via the internet and paper forms. Canada’s PIPEDA, or the Personal Protection and Electronic Documents Act, addresses the way organizations collect, use and manage personal information. Personal information may be defined as “any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual”. For more information about PIPEDA, go to http://www.priv.gc.ca/leg_c/leg_c_p_e.asp.
We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from residents of the European Union. If you are a resident of the European Union and you are providing your personally identifiable information to General Shale, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America and in Canada.
Notice to California Residents
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by General Shale to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. As described above, we do not disclose users' personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Nevertheless, if you wish to make such a request, please send an email to or write us at:
General Shale Brick, Inc.
P.O. Box 3547
Johnson City, TN 37602
Notification of Changes
General Shale Brick, Inc.
P.O. Box 3547
Johnson City, TN 37602