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GFS Chemicals Privacy Policy

We Believe in Your Right to Privacy
We have created our policies to reflect that respect and carefully outline below what information we collect from you, why we collect it, and what we will and will not do with that information. The GFS Chemicals Web site has been designed so that personal information is not accessible to the general public. Users may browse the general areas of the GFS Web site, including catalog information, but must register in order to view pricing information and specialized content.


If you feel that GFS Chemicals is not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact us. If you feel you do not receive proper acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, we encourage you to contact the Better Business Bureau.


Information Collection and Use
GFS Chemicals is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.


Federal regulations carefully restrict to whom GFS Chemicals may sell its products. For this reason, GFS Chemicals collects personal information during the registration process for the purpose of verifying the legitimacy of the user's actions and requests. GFS Chemicals also collects profile information from registered and purchasing users who subscribe to our newsletters. This profile information is used for internal marketing purposes only and will not be shared, sold, or rented to any third party.


Use of Your Email Address
GFS Chemicals adheres to an "Opt-In/Opt-out" e-mail policy. This means that apart from confirmation e-mails sent when you register, subscribe or unsubscribe from a newsletter, create a requisition and/or confirm online orders, or to notify registered used of special GFS promotions and news, we will not send any email that you have not specifically requested. E-mail newsletters will include directions on how to unsubscribe on each message. You may also change your subscription preferences at any time by going to "My Account" after you log in.

GFS Chemicals only sends out email newsletters occasionally, when we feel the content is valuable enough to our members to warrant such a mailing. It is not our desire or in our interest to spam our members.


In order to use certain areas of this Web site, a user may have to register and log in. Any information provided during registration is for registration integrity and will be used only by GFS Chemicals.


"Purchasing user." Purchasing users may access all areas of the Web site available to registered users, with the added rights of purchasing online, viewing order histories, and converting quotes to orders.


During the registration process we ask you to provide us with your name, company contact information, email address, and that you designate a password.  We ask that you provide us with a completed "Chemical Purchasing Form." This form includes information required by GFS Chemicals and the Federal Government before we can approve you as a purchaser.


The GFS Chemicals Web site uses a programming feature known as "cookies" to identify customers and allow them to control and/or update their accounts online. The information that is collected through these cookies is used only for internal Web site and marketing planning. Please note that because our registration, login, and checkout procedures are secure, you must have cookies enabled to be able to use any of these features.


Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, but used solely to track how this site is used.


This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that GFS Chemicals is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.



This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and off-line.


All information that is collected by GFS Chemicals via this Web site is stored in a secure server with limited access. Only authorized employees of GFS Chemicals and Programming contractors will be able to access this information.


GFS Chemicals currently secures the following areas of our Web site using Secured Socket Layers (SSL).


   • User Registration
   • User Upgrade to Purchaser request
   • User Login
   • User Checkout
   • You can verify our SSL certificate here:


GFS Chemicals collects user comments and feedback on our products, services and Web site through the email address. All questions, comments and concerns sent to this address will be answered as quickly as possible.


Notification of Changes
GFS Chemicals reserves the right to change and update this privacy policy at any time. The policy posted on this page will always reflect the most current version of our privacy practices.