Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 8, 2021

Global Stick Express, LLC (“GSE” or “we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to privacy and will only use information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or device (“Personal Information”) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy (“Policy”)

This Policy describes how we collect, use, protect and disclose Personal Information we obtain from you when you visit the websites that we own or control (today or in the future), including https://www.shipsticks.com, https://www.shipskis.com, https://www.shipgo.com, https://www.shipcamps.com, https://www.luggagefree.com  (collectively, the “Sites”), you use the mobile applications we own or control (today or in the future) (collectively, the “Applications” or “Apps”), and when you use any services we provide through the Sites or the Apps (collectively, together with the Sites and the Apps, the “Services”).  You can access the Sites in many ways, including from a computer or mobile phone, and this Policy will apply regardless of the means of access.  This Policy also governs the use of Personal Information we obtain from you from any third-party site or application where we post content or invite your feedback or participation.  GSE cannot control the privacy policies or practices of sites or companies that we do not own or control and cannot control the actions of people we do not employ or manage.

Please read this Policy carefully.  This Policy is a legally binding contract between us and anyone who accesses or uses any of the Services.  This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use.  In the event of a conflict between this Policy and such Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will control.  If you have any questions about this Policy, please e-mail us at info@globalsticksexpress.com.  If you do not want us to collect, use, or share your information in the ways described in this Policy, please do not use the Services.  By using the Services, you consent to the collection and use of your information (including Personal Information) by us as identified in this Policy. 

If you are a resident of California, please see our Supplemental Privacy Policy for California Residents, which provides additional information and disclosures.

  1. Information We Collect

    Information we Collect from You

    In order to use some of our Services, we ask you to provide certain Personal Information and, in some cases, require you to register for an account.  Where applicable, we indicate whether you must provide us with your Personal Information in order to use the Services.  If you do not provide the Personal Information, you may not be able to benefit from our Services if that information is necessary to provide you with the applicable Services or we are legally required to collect it.

    When you register for an account, we may access and collect the Personal Information you provide, such as your name, contact information (including your mailing and billing addresses), e-mail address, date of birth, phone number, username and password.  We may also ask for additional Personal Information including your mobile phone number and your credit or debit card number or other financial account number.  We will also collect and maintain information about all transactions associated with your account.

    When you use our shipping Services, we may ask you to provide additional information about the shipment, including, but not limited to, the name and address of the pickup location, the address of the destination, the details about your shipment (including weight, size and contents of the shipment), your travel itinerary, and other travel related information as it pertains to your shipment.  

    When you use some of our other Services, you may choose to provide certain information directly to us to request more information about our Services or for other reasons.  We will collect, use, share and store this Personal Information consistent with this Policy.

    Personal Information Collected from Third Parties

    We may collect your Personal Information from third party business partners such as social media sites, ad networks and analytics providers.

    We may also collect your Personal Information from others that refer to you our Services.

    Personal Information Automatically Collected

    When you use our Sites and Applications, our servers automatically record information that your browser or device sends whenever you visit a website or utilize an application.  This information may include your IP address, the type of device you are using, the internet service provider or mobile carrier you are using, your device identifiers, your mobile telephone number, your geographic location and your activities within the Services, including the links you click, the pages or screens you view, your session time, the number of times you click a page/screen or use a feature of the Services, the date and time you click on a page or use a feature and the amount of time you spend on a page or using a feature.

    Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

    A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We may also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts, as well as to understand your browsing of the Sites (for example, which page you visit or how long you stay on each page).  For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

    We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.”  This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or after you visit our Sites, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on our Sites and the dates and times that you visit, access or use our Sites.  We may also use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on or forwarded a message, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

    Google Analytics

    Our Sites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to better assist us in understanding how our Sites are used. Google Analytics will place cookies on your computer that will generate information about your use of our Sites, including your computer’s IP address. That information will be transmitted to and stored by Google. The information will be used for the purpose of evaluating consumer use of our Sites, compiling reports on our Sites’ activity for our use, and providing other services relating to the Sites’ activity and usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Sites. The use of cookies by Google Analytics is covered by Google’s Privacy Policy, available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

    To learn more about the types of cookies we use and to manage your cookie preferences, please see our Cookie Policy.

    Please note that we have not yet developed a response to browser “Do Not Track” signals, and do not change any of our data collection practices when we receive such signals.  We will continue to evaluate potential responses to “Do Not Track” signals in light of industry developments or legal changes.

    Information Collected by Third Parties

    We may display third-party content on the Sites, including third-party advertising.  Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third-party content on our Sites.  Additionally, we may implement third-party buttons, such as Facebook “share” buttons, that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button.  Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by GSE.  Please consult such third party’s data collection, use and disclosure policies for more information.

    Our Sites may contain links to other websites.  The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party.  We do not exercise control over third party websites.  These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer or mobile device, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you.  Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them.  We are not responsible for the content, privacy and security practices, and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through our Sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

  2. How We Use the Information We Collect

    Non-Marketing Purposes

    We may use the information we collect for non-marketing purposes including (1) validating your identity; (2) sending you push notifications or e-mails to provide you with alerts and updates about your account and the Services; (3) processing your transactions; (4) conducting statistical or demographic analysis; (5) complying with legal and regulatory requirements; (6) customizing your experience with the Services; (7) protecting and defending GSE and its affiliates against legal actions or claims; (8) preventing fraud; (9) debt collection; (10) satisfying contractual obligations; (11) cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of investigations, national security, public safety or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of Personal Information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest; and (12) for other business purposes permitted under applicable law (collectively, “Non-Marketing Purposes”).

    Marketing Purposes

    We may use the Personal Information we collect for our own marketing purposes including notifying you of special promotions, offers and events via push notifications, email and other means, including SMS messaging, subject to compliance with applicable laws.  We may also link Personal Information (including your name, mobile phone number, and email address) with non-personal information (including Personal Information automatically collected as described in this Policy) and use such information for our own marketing purposes.  If you do not want to use your Personal Information for marketing purposes, you may opt-out in accordance with the procedures described in the “Managing Your Personal Information” section below.

    IF YOU PROVIDE A CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO RECEIVE SMS MESSAGES FROM GSE, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES FROM GSE, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO MARKET GSE AND OUR SERVICES.  ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SERVICE, YOUR CARRIER MAY CHARGE YOU FOR EACH MESSAGE YOU RECEIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR CALLING PLAN.  YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR SUCH CHARGES.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ANY MARKETING SMS MESSAGES VIA YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, YOU MAY OPT-OUT AT ANY TIME BY CONTACTING US AT INFO@GLOBALSTICKSEXPRESS.COM OR BY TEXTING “STOP” IN RESPONSE TO A MARKETING SMS MESSAGE YOU RECEIVE FROM GSE.  FAILURE TO OPT-OUT CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THESE MARKETING SMS MESSAGES UNTIL YOU ELECT TO OPT-OUT.

    Other Purposes

    We may also use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the Services provided on our Applications. GSE will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the Personal Information we collect for materially different, unrelated or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.

  3. Who We Share Personal Information With

    For business purposes, we may share certain Personal Information we receive from and about you, and about your transactions with us, with our affiliates and certain third parties.  Doing so allows us to provide the Services you request.  We may also share your Personal Information with the following third parties:

    Third Party Service Providers

    Your Personal Information may be shared with or collected by third party service providers who provide us with services, including, but not limited to, facilitating shipments, data hosting or processing, credit card processing, or processing or fulfilling transactions.  We require these third party service providers to exercise reasonable care to protect your Personal Information and restrict their use of your Personal Information to the purposes for which it was provided to them.

    Third Party Marketing Partners

    We may share certain limited Personal Information with other companies with whom we have joint marketing or similar agreements, or other businesses with whom we have a contractual relationship (“Joint Marketing Partners”) who may contact you with marketing and promotional offers.  These businesses generally include other service providers, such as airlines, hotels, resorts, rental car agencies and retailers, but may include others.  If you would like us to stop providing your information to these Joint Marketing Partners, you may opt-out in accordance with the procedures described in the “Managing Your Personal Information” section below.

    Anonymous Information

    We may provide anonymized information to third parties. Any anonymized information we provide to third parties is not considered Personal Information and is not subject to the terms of this Policy.  

    Sale of our Business; Bankruptcy

    In the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets, we may transfer or allow third parties to use information owned or controlled by us. We reserve the right, in connection with these types of transactions, to transfer or assign your information and other information we have collected from our customers to third parties or to authorize third parties to use any such information retained by us. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred user information will be subject to this Policy. However, any information you submit or that is collected after this type of transfer may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity.

    Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

    SE cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law.  To the extent permitted under applicable law, we may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we believe is necessary or appropriate to investigate, respond to, and defend against legal claims, for legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of GSE or a third party, to protect GSE against liability, for the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, fraudulent, abusive, or legally actionable activity, to protect the security or integrity of the Services and any equipment used to make the Services available, or to comply with applicable law.

  4. Collection/Processing of Payment Card Information

    If you use our Services to ship any equipment or otherwise engage in any transaction involving payment, you may be asked to provide payment information, including, but not limited to, payment card information.  We will not ask you, and you are not permitted, to provide any payment card information via email, text or other electronic means (excluding through the dedicated forms on the Sites and Apps).  Any payment card information you properly provide to us is used exclusively to process payments for products/services you receive from us.  We partner with Braintree to process credit and debit card transactions completed through our websites.  Your credit or debit card information is never shared with us, and at no point in any transaction do we have access to that information.  You should consult Braintree’s privacy policy and terms of use to learn more about how it processes credit and debit card transactions for us by visiting https://www.braintreepayments.com/.

  5. Managing Your Personal Information

    You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case, we may not be able to provide you some of the Services we offer.  To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information.  You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

    Email Opt-Out

    From time to time (and with your consent when required), you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with news or other information on events, products, services, discounts, special promotions, upcoming events or other offers from us or on our behalf.  If at any time you wish to stop receiving emails or mailings from us please send us an email to marketing@shipskis.com  with the phrase “Privacy Opt-Out: GSE Social Mailings” in the subject line, or write to us at the address provided below, and we will remove you from our mailing list.

    Alternatively, for email communications, you may opt out of receiving such communications by following the unsubscribe instructions set forth in most promotional email message from us.  Your unsubscribe request or email preferences change will be processed promptly, though this process may take several days.  During that processing period, you may receive additional promotional emails from us.

    Marketing/Joint Marketing Opt-Out

    If you wish to opt-out of receiving solicitations from us, or do not want us to share your Personal Information with GSE’s affiliates or partners for marketing purposes, you may email us at marketing@shipskis.com.

    Behavioral Advertising Opt-Out

    If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt out of some network advertising programs that use your Personal Information. To do so please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.  Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt out), you will still see advertisements while you are browsing online. However, the advertisements you see may be less relevant to you and your interests.  Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities.  These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive.  The NAI Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.

  6. Security

    GSE is committed to protecting the security of the Personal Information you provide to us and that we collect about you.  We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to maintain the security and privacy of personal information that you provide to us.  Nevertheless, when disclosing Personal Information, you should remain mindful that there is an inherent risk in the use of email and the internet.  Your information may be intercepted without our consent, collected illegally and used by others without your consent.  We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

  7. Underage Persons

    The Services are for use by persons who are at least 18 years of age.  If you are younger than 18, you may not access, attempt to access, or use the Services. We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of Personal Information via the Services from persons underage, pursuant to applicable law and regulations.  We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of Personal Information via the Services from persons under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information of someone under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian of someone under the age of 13 and discover that your child has submitted Personal Information, you may contact us at info@globalsticksexpress.com and ask us to remove your child’s Personal Information from our systems.

  8. Notice to EU Residents

    Legal Basis for Processing Information

    If you are located in the EU or Switzerland, we rely on several legal bases to process your Personal Information. These legal bases include where: 

    • The processing is necessary to perform our contractual obligations, such as to provide you with our Services; 
    • You have given your prior consent, which you may withdraw at any time (such as for marketing purposes or other purposes we obtain your consent for from time to time);
    • The processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order or to exercise or defend legal claims;  
    • The processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, such as in improving, personalizing, and developing our Services, marketing new features or products that may be of interest, and promoting safety and security as described above. 

    If you have any questions about, or would like further information concerning, the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Information, please contact us by emailing info@globalsticksexpress.com.

    Data Retention

    If you are a GSE customer, we will retain your Personal Information as long as we are providing the Services to you and/or you have an active account with us, whichever is longer.  If you have consented to receive marketing materials from us, we will retain your Personal Information as long as we have your consent to send you marketing materials.  We retain Personal Information after we cease providing Services to you for the purpose of fraud monitoring, detection and prevention.  We also retain Personal Information to comply with our tax, accounting, and financial reporting obligations, where we are required to retain the data by our contractual commitments to our financial partners, and where data retention is mandated by the payment methods that we support.  Where we retain data, we do so in accordance with any limitation periods and records retention obligations that are imposed by applicable law.

    Rights Under the General Data Protection Regulation

    If you are located in the EU or Switzerland, you have the following rights in respect of your Personal Information that we hold:

    • Right of access. The right to obtain access to your Personal Information.
    • Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your Personal Information without undue delay where that Personal Information is inaccurate or incomplete. 
    • Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the Personal Information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
    • Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your Personal Information in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the Personal Information is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that Personal Information.
    • Right to portability. The right to portability allows you to move, copy, or transfer Personal Information easily from one organization to another. 
    • Right to object. You have a right to object to processing based on legitimate interests and direct marketing. 

    If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please email us at info@globalsticksexpress.com. You also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

    Obligations to Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)

    We will respond diligently and appropriately to requests from DPAs about this Policy or compliance with applicable data protection privacy laws and regulations.  We will, upon request, provide DPAs with names and contact details of the individuals designated to handle this process.  With regard to transfers of Personal Information, we will (a) cooperate with inquiries from the DPA responsible for the entity exporting the data, and (b) respect its decisions, consistent with applicable law and due process rights. With regard to transfers of data to third parties, we will comply with DPAs’ decisions relating to it and cooperate with all DPAs in accordance with applicable legislation.

    International Transfers

    GSE provides its Services in multiple countries; when you submit Personal Information to us, or when third parties provide Personal Information to us, we will receive it and process it in the United States and in other locations where we have service providers.  In order to provide our Services, we may also need to transfer your Personal Information to locations in other jurisdictions.

    If you are based in the EU or Switzerland, please note that where necessary to deliver the Services, we will transfer Personal Information to countries outside the EU and Switzerland.  Countries outside the EU and Switzerland may not provide an adequate level of protection to your Personal Information.  GSE takes appropriate steps to ensure your Personal Information is subject to an adequate level of protection, including entering into agreement based on the EU standard contractual clauses.

    You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your Personal Information is transferred outside the EU or Switzerland.  You may request such details by emailing us at info@globalsticksexpress.com

    Contacting Our Data Protection Officer

    To contact our designated Data Protection Officer, please send an email to: info@globalsticksexpress.com.

  9. California Privacy Rights

    If you are a California resident, please review GSE’s Supplemental Privacy Policy for California Residents for a description of your rights under California law and how you can exercise those rights with respect to your Personal Information. 

  10. Changes to this Policy

    We may revise this Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. The “Effective Date” at the top of the page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

  11. Contact Us

    If you would like to update or correct your information or modify your communication preferences, or if you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy or the use of information collected, you can contact us:

    Phone: (561) 429-3900
    Fax: (561) 429-3915
    Email: info@globalsticksexpress.com
    Mail: 324 Datura Street, Suite 400
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401