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Privacy & Security Policy

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Broadened Horizons, Inc. is deeply committed to your right to privacy and takes your privacy seriously. We have very strict privacy policies and we strive to keep your personal and financial information secure. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the and GimpGear.US website and not to any other websites that you may access from the Site through hyperlinks, each of which may have privacy policies that are materially distinct from this Privacy Policy.

  • This Privacy Policy covers Broadened Horizons, Inc.'s treatment of personally identifiable information that Broadened Horizons, Inc. collects when you are on the Broadened Horizons, Inc. site, and when you use Broadened Horizons, Inc.'s services.
  • We pledge to hold all information you provide to us in absolute privacy.
  • We will NEVER sell or rent our mailing list or share your name, e-mail address or personal information with any third party, unless specifically authorized by you.
  • Only authorized employees may access your information.
  • All employees are required to adhere to our strict privacy policies and any employee who violates the privacy policy is subject to termination and other disciplinary measures, up to being criminally prosecuted for their violation.

Traffic Data and Information. Through the combination of both internal and third party tracking code as well as cookies, the following categories of information are tracked when a visitor enters the site: (1) IP address, (2) domain servers, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, (4) types of web browsers (collectively 'Traffic Data'). Broadened Horizons, Inc. uses such data for general marketing purposes and in order to help enhance customer experience on the website.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices, click here.

Personal Information. In order for each customer to access and utilize Broadened Horizons, Inc.'s assistive technology and independent living products and services, Broadened Horizons, Inc. requires each customer to provide us with personal information (collectively 'Personally Identifiable Information').
Personally Identifiable Information includes: (i) 'Contact Data' (such as your first and last name, physical street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address), (ii) 'Financial Data' (such as your credit card number, expiration date, and verification code), (iii) 'Demographic Data' (such as your zip code, age, and gender), and (iv) other 'Needs and Abilities Data' (such as your physical abilities, named disability, use of mobility aids, adaptive technology or equipment you have in place, goals and objectives, and other sensitive information necessary to provide appropriate recommendations and customized product and service solutions). This Personally Identifiable Information is necessary to provide products and services appropriate to your needs and a successful, positive customer experience.
Please note that Contact Data and Traffic Data is used to gather general statistics regarding our customers and visitors respectively, in order to enhance the consumer experience on the website. We may also use demographic data in a manner that does not identify you specifically or allow you to be contacted but does identify certain criteria about our users in general. For example, we may inform third parties about the number of registered users, number of unique visitors, and the pages most frequently browsed.

We also use Contact Data such as name, physical address and email address to contact the customer such as regarding an order, product updates, improvements, or new options, as well as to inform customers or prospective customers of new products or promotions. Any Financial Data gather is used strictly for the purposes of processing or completing the financial transaction for your order.

Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information. As stated above, we will keep your Personally Identifiable Data private, and will not share it with third parties unless you specifically approve of the disclosure, or if Broadened Horizons, Inc. is required by law to comply with a valid legal requirement such as law, federal regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order.

Website Areas Beyond Broadened Horizons, Inc.'s Control. The Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Please note that any Personally Identifiable Information disclosed in such areas is public and becomes public information. You should use caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Third Party Websites. Broadened Horizons, Inc. may maintain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the Privacy Practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

Retention of Records. Broadened Horizons, Inc. currently retains Personally Identifiable Information indefinitely. The reason for this lies in the fact that oftentimes, users will contact us regarding past purchases or communications.

User Ability to Update Personally Identifiable Information. We are implementing a procedure to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date.  In the near future, at any time, you may visit your personal account profile (Collectively 'personal profile') by clicking on the MY ACCOUNT link.  Through your personal profile, you are able to (i) review and update your Contact Data, (ii) complete any pending orders, and (iii) subscribe or unsubscribe from newsletters and other communications.  Additional services may be added or removed at any time.  Until this personal profile feature becomes available and you wish to update your personal information, or if at anytime you wish to delete all of your Personally Identifiable Information from our site or contact database, you may contact us at or you may reach us at 612-851-1040.

Our Commitment To Data Security. We strive to make certain that our servers and connections incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. To prevent unauthorized access, we have implemented electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Credit card and personal information are transmitted to us by secure servers. Documents are delivered to you either via mail or via e-mail.

LOST OR STOLEN DATA. Broadened Horizons, Inc. has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, destruction and alteration of the information that you provide us or we obtain from you. We will have no liability however to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, destruction, or alternation.



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The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

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