Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

GE Capital Trade Payables Services, LLC ("TPS"), a GE Capital business, respects the privacy of visitors to its website, tradepayables.com (this "Site"). This privacy policy explains what type of information we collect from users on this Site and in the course of our relationship with you, what we do with that information, and how users can update and control the use of information provided on this Site. This privacy policy applies solely to information that visitors provide to this Site. It does not apply to other data we collect, including data collected on other sites, such as separate sites operated by our affiliates or business partners, or information visitors may provide to us through e-mail address or other means. This privacy policy may change from time to time so please check it frequently. Please be advised that this Site is for commercial use only and does not offer products or services that are to be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. This Site is not intended for persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to such children. This is a United States based Site that is subject to the laws of the United States.

 

What Type of Information Do We Collect?

You can visit this Site without revealing any personal information about yourself and/or your company. You may choose, however, to provide certain personal information through this Site. If you chose to do so, the information will be used to provide you with products or services you have requested, service your account, improve our services, and develop or inform you of additional products or services that may be of interest to you. In order to provide such products or services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information such as your name, job title, physical address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and certain banking, financial and other information regarding your company. You may also elect to request certain additional services through this Site, which may require us to gather additional business and personal information related to the services to be provided. We may collect other personal and business information when you provide comments to us or participate in surveys.

You are welcome to browse some portions of this Site without becoming a registered user. For some services or areas on this Site, we will ask that you register if you have not already done. Once we provide you with a user name and password you will be able to access other parts of this Site.

If you participate in any group forums or other interactive tools (such as message boards or chat rooms) available on or through this Site, you should use care not to disclose your personal information. In general, such forums may be viewed by others who visit this Site.

 

Information We Collect by Automated Means

When you visit this Site, our Web servers may collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet, which pages on this Site you visited and when they were visited, your Internet browser type and platform, the link that brought you to this Site, any links you clicked while on this Site, and any search requests and results initiated by you on this Site. We may use this information to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics about you and other visitors to this Site. We may also use this data to monitor Site performance and make this Site easier and more convenient to use.

 

Cookies

If you visit this Site, one or more cookies may be used to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics relating to your use of this Site. "Cookies" are small data files, typically made up of a string of text and numbers, which assign you a unique identifier. A "client cookie" is sent to your Internet browser so that our systems remember your requests and keep track of the pages you view on this Site and which services you use. A "server cookie" is maintained on our systems to recognize you when you return to this Site. This information allows us to better administer this Site and provide a more tailored, user-friendly and efficient service to you. Our cookies are not used to get data from your hard drive or to get your e-mail address. You may set your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent. Please note that if you do so, you may limit the functionality we can provide to you when you visit this Site and your ability to access certain products and services that we offer. If you decide to register online or request information, products or services from us, we may collect additional information to deliver tailored products and services to you.

Some of our affiliates and business partners may use cookies on this Site (for advertisements or links to other sites) and may collect other information about you when you go their sites. Such ads or links may contain cookies that are maintained or tracked by the sponsor, ad server or advertiser. TPS does not control or have access to these cookies. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by TPS only and does not cover the use of cookies by any other party that may serve advertisements or sponsor links to other sites. You should contact any other party directly if you have questions about its collection or use of information about you.

While TPS strives to have in place appropriate means to protect your personal or company information, it cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the information you transmit to us, and if you choose to use this Site, you do so at your own risk.

 

How Do We Use The Information We Collect?

The information we collect about you on this Site in the course of our relationship is used for the business purposes identified in this privacy policy. In addition, if you order products or services from us, we may maintain an order history for your account. We may also combine information you have provided to us in communications offline with the information you have given us online (or vice versa), to provide a more customized experience for you when you deal with us. We use demographic and Site usage information collected from visitors to improve the usefulness of this Site and to prepare aggregate, non-identifying statistics and related information used in marketing, Site advertising, and similar activities. These statistics and related information do not contain any personal information.

By visiting this Site and providing us with personal and business information, you acknowledge and agree that TPS may have to provide this information to affiliates and other authorized third parties that may be outside your resident jurisdiction. You acknowledge and provide your consent for TPS (or its affiliates or business partners) to transfer your personal and business information across national boundaries for the business purposes identified in this privacy policy and for such information, once transferred, to be stored on servers located in other jurisdictions that may have less stringent privacy practices than those of your resident jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you consent to such transfer and storage of your information as described herein.

As our services evolve, the types of information we collect and our use of such information may change. Please check this privacy policy frequently for the most current explanation of our practices.

 

With Whom Do We Share Information?

When you provide information to us through this Site, we may share your information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. We also may share your information with our affiliates and business partners to fulfill your requests, service your account, improve our services, and develop and offer other products and services to you. In order to service your account or provide products or services that you have requested, we may provide your e-mail address or other identifying information to companies that are part of the General Electric Company family and to other business partners who may service your account or offer the requested products or services to you.

We may disclose your information to others (including law enforcement authorities): (i) if we have a good faith belief that we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process, or (ii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event that all or part of TPS or GE Capital or all or part of their respective assets are acquired by, merged with, sold to, or otherwise disposed of to one or more third parties (including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy).

As a convenience to you, we may provide, on this Site, links to websites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. TPS make no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked websites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that TPS or this Site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of General Electric Company or any of its affiliates.

 

Accessing And Updating Your Information

TPS maintains information on this Site for the length of time appropriate to its business needs. If you register on this Site, or otherwise provide us with personal information or business information through this Site, you may update the information you have submitted at any time by clicking on the "Contact Us" link and detailing the information you wish to update in the "Description of Inquiry" field. You can also call us at 1-800-782-4082 to update any information you have provided on this Site. Your information will be modified in accordance with the information you provide.

 

Opting Out

If you submit information to us during your visit to this Site, you can direct us not to share this information with our business partners (except as necessary to fulfill your requests, or as described in "With Whom Do We Share Information" above) by calling us at 1-800-782-4082.

If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your personal information (whether collected online or offline) with our affiliates (if separate legal entities) or business partners for their own marketing purposes by calling us at 1-800-782-4082.

 

E-Mail address Communication and Online Surveys

Occasionally, we will send you e-mail address communications with information about our products and services or about offerings from our affiliates or business partners. When you first provide us with your e-mail address, you will be given the choice to direct us not to send you marketing communications. We will also include instructions in our e-mail address messages on how to unsubscribe if you later decide you do not want to receive any future marketing communications from us or from our affiliates or business partners. At times, we conduct online surveys to better understand the needs, profiles and experience of our visitors. You will be given the option of not participating in such surveys.

 

How We Protect Personal Information

At TPS, our goal is to protect your personal information submitted to us through this Site. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on this Site. We instruct our employees with access to your personal information that it must be used only in adherence with the principles set forth in this privacy policy and applicable laws. Employees who misuse customer information are subject to disciplinary action.

Please note that information you send us electronically is not necessarily secure when it is transmitted to us. We suggest that you do not use unsecured electronic methods to communicate with us if your communication is very sensitive or includes highly confidential information such as a Social Security Number ("SSN") or a credit card number.

We strive to protect the confidentiality and security of any SSN in our possession, custody or control by employing reasonable safeguards seeking to: (i) restrict employee access to and use of any SSN, (ii) prevent unauthorized third party access to any SSN, and (iii) prohibit unlawful disclosure of any SSN.

 

Other Information Collectors

This privacy policy only applies to the use and disclosure of information we collect from visitors online to this Site. This Site may include links to the sites of our affiliates, business partners or others. The privacy practices or policies of those sites may be different from ours. Information you disclose to other parties or through such sites is subject to the privacy practices and policies of those parties or sites. We are not responsible for the content, privacy practices or your use of these linked sites.

 

International Users

This is a United States based Site that is subject to United States law. This Site is controlled, operated and administered by TPS from its offices in the United States of America. This privacy policy is provided in accordance with, and subject to, applicable U.S. laws. If you are located outside the United States and decide to continue to access this Site from your location outside the United States, you agree that your use of this Site shall be exclusively subject to this privacy policy.

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions about information security, privacy and usage at this site that were not answered here, please contact us at 1-800-782-4082. We welcome any suggestions to our privacy policy.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or supplement our privacy policy at any time. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy, we will update this Site to include such changes. We recommend that you review our privacy policy regularly for changes.

 

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2009.