Last Updated July 19, 2018
Last Updated July 19, 2018
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We may obtain personal information through the Channels. The types of personal information we may obtain include:
In addition, in connection with our insurance and financial services products, we may obtain government-issued ID numbers and Tax ID numbers, such as US Social Security numbers.
Please note that providing personal information to us is voluntary on your part. If you choose not to provide us certain information, we may not be able to offer you certain products and services, and you may not be able to access certain features of the Online Channels.
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GE will provide notice and obtain consent to our visitors when cookies are used for targeted advertising purposes as required by local law. If a visitor declines to consent, they will not receive any advertising cookies.
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We may use the personal information we obtain to:
We may combine personal information we obtain through Online Channels with information we obtain through Offline Channels, as well as other information, for the purposes described above. We may anonymize or aggregate personal information and use it for the purposes described above and for other purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law. We also may use personal information for additional purposes that we identify at the time of collection. We will obtain your consent for these additional uses to the extent required by applicable law.
Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent for the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
The legal basis for GE processing your personal information as described above will typically be one of the following:
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about you except as described here or at the time of collection.
You also may exercise choice over how information about your interests is used by ad networks to deliver you relevant advertising. To learn how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising in the United States, please visit Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, and TrustArc. In the European Union, please visit European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance or TrustArc. In Canada, to consent to receiving electronic communications, please visit //www.5rnko.com.cn/ca/casl and, to learn how to opt out of receiving electronic communications, please visit //sc.ge.com/*casl-unsubscribe. The Online Channels are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from web browsers.
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards, consistent with legal requirements where the personal information was obtained, designed to protect against unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, use or disclosure of, or access to, the personal information provided to us through the Channels.
Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (1) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year and (2) the identity of those third parties. To obtain this information, please send an email to [email protected] with "California Shine the Light Privacy Request" in the subject line and in the body of your message.
Attn: Chief Privacy Officer
General Electric Company
33-41 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210