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G&K Services, Inc. Privacy Policy

Last Modified February 5, 2015

At G&K Services, Inc., we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information G&K Services may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the websites, www.gkservices.com, www.gkdirect.com, and www.gkservices.ca, as well as any other site hosted by G&K Services or its affiliate that is linked to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the ”Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. G&K Services believes it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive from this Website. Please note that the G&K Services retail website for Canada, www.gkdirect.ca, is subject to a separate privacy policy and website terms of use that is accessible from the home page of that website.

This policy includes the following terms:

  • Children under the age of 13

  • Links to other websites

  • Security of collected information

  • Consent

  • Accessing and correcting collected information

  • Contacting us

  • Changes to this policy / opt-out

  • Information collected

  • Use of collected information

  • Disclaimer of liability

Children Under the Age of 13

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, make any purchases through the Website, or provide any information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If G&K Services learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, G&K Services will delete that information. If you believe G&K Services might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact G&K Services using the contact information provide below in this policy.


Links to Other Sites

The Website may contain links to other websites. While G&K Services tries to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.


Security of Collected Information

We maintain commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. Personal information may only be accessed by persons within our organization, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes identified to you. Personal information we collect is maintained with the source of the information at our corporate headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota.


Consent

By providing the information requested by the Website or by otherwise providing the Website with your personal information, or by continuing to use the Website after having an opportunity to review this policy, you have consented to the terms of this policy, and G&K Services’ collection, use and disclosure of the information it collects as described at the point of collection or in this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, you may choose not to use the Website.


Accessing and Correcting Collected Information

You may review and update the information that you provide to us through the Website by contacting us as described below. If you believe that an error has been made in the accuracy of the data collected from you, you may request that the information be corrected by contacting us. We will correct the error upon adequate verification of the error and the identity of the person seeking the correction. However, we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. In order to protect your privacy and security, we may need to take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

When you request access to your personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases we may not be able to allow you to access certain personal information in certain circumstances, for example if it contains personal information of other persons, or for legal reasons. In such cases we will provide you with a reasonable explanation of why it is not possible to grant access to your personal information.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this policy, please use the Contact Us page. We welcome your questions and suggestions about the policy. You can also contact our Website Manager at:

G&K Services
Marketing Department: Website
5995 Opus Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55343


Changes to this Policy / Opt-Out

We reserve the right to change or replace this policy at our sole discretion at any time. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Website to notify you of these changes. Where practicable, we will provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes. It is our policy to post any changes we make to this policy on this page. The date the policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Website and this policy to check for any changes. Your continued access or use of this Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of this policy as revised.


Information Collected

In general, you can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. G&K Services does, however, collect certain non-personal information about users of the Website through a variety of means:

G&K Services uses ”cookies,” small files stored by your web browser, to help keep track of your user profile. The Website uses cookies for the user’s convenience and to deliver content specific to a user’s needs and interests. For example, we may place a cookie that lets us know which of the pages on our Websites you have viewed, and then display targeted ads, on our Website or on third party websites, for products and services we think may be of interest to you, based on the pages you have viewed on our Website. G&K Services may also use cookies to provide faster service and to personalize a user’s visit to the Website; for example, we may use cookies that allow our Website to remember your login information or items you place in your shopping cart, so you do not have to re-enter this information. G&K Services also uses cookies to track user trends and improve the Website for all users. If you do not want G&K Services to use cookies to collect this type of information, please follow your web browser’s instructions and disable cookies. Certain features and content on the Website may be unavailable if you do not accept cookies.

The Website gathers certain information about users automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser types, Internet service provider, referring/exit webpages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This data is not shared with anyone other than G&K Services employees, affiliates and contractors who assist G&K Services and who are bound to confidentiality.

In addition, there are portions of the Website where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with requested information or to process and fulfill an order for merchandise. The information collected from you may include items such as your name, address, telephone, fax number, or e-mail address, or other personal information that you choose to provide to us.


Use of Collected Information

Non-personal information that we collect is not generally used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure such things as the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of the Website and to improve content. We may use or disclose such aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

When personal information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information, such as in the Careers section of the Website or in merchandise orders placed through GKdirect® or when you agree to receive commercial electronic messages from us. Usually, we use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request (such as to receive electronic annual reports, to be added to our supplier diversity database or to process your request for employment). This information may be shared with other G&K Service's businesses, but only if necessary to fulfill your request or for related purposes.

Information obtained from the Careers section of the Website will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating your submission for possible employment and the related purposes described on these pages.

We will release information about you if you direct us to do so or if permitted or required to do so by applicable law. For example, we may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third-parties for their marketing use.

We may use or share information collected from or provided by you if we believe it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Website’s Terms of Use, or to protect G&K Services, our service or the Website, our customers or others, to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, in response to requests or subpoenas by law-enforcement authorities, or as may be required by judicial process.

Some or all of the personal information we collect on our Canadian websites may be stored or processed on servers located outside of Canada, including in the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from those in Canada. As a result, the personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities in the United States according to United States laws. Subject to such laws, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to maintain protections on the personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.


Disclaimer of Liability

Under no circumstances shall G&K Services be liable for any damages, including, but not limited to, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, that result from the use of the information or materials posted to or collected as a result of the user’s accessing the Website, even if G&K Services has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This and the other sections in this Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with and are subject to the Terms of Use.

© 2017 G&K Services, Inc. All rights reserved.


Website Terms of Use

Last Modified 2017

CHANGES TO THE TERMS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

LINKING TO G&K SERVICES, INC.

DEEP LINKING TO THE WEBSITE

RULES FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

APPLICABLE LAWS

USER SUBMISSIONS

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

INDEMNIFICATION

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS

The following Terms of Use (”terms”) govern your use of the G&K Services, Inc. (”G&K Services” or ”Company”) websites, www.gkservices.com, www.gkdirect.com and www.gkservices.ca (collectively, the ”Website”), and the information that is accessible on or from the Website. Please read these terms carefully before entering the Website, and refer to them as necessary as you navigate the Website. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to these terms and agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Website. Please note that the G&K Services retail website for Canada, www.gkdirect.ca, is subject to separate terms of use that are accessible from the home page of that website.


CHANGES TO THE TERMS

G&K Services may revise and update the terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Users are responsible for reviewing the Terms and Conditions periodically to ensure compliance. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by G&K Services, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. G&K Services grants you permission to view, copy, download, and print G&K Services information that is available on the Website, subject to the following conditions:

The copied materials may be used solely for personal, informational, and noncommercial use in support of G&K Services products.
The copied materials may not be modified or revised in any manner.
The copied materials must display all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices, in the same form and manner as on the original.
The copied materials must include a statement that the materials are used solely with permission of G&K Services.

The G&K Services name and logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of G&K Services or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of G&K Services. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.


LINKING TO G&K SERVICES, INC.

Framing is generally defined as displaying the content(s) of someone else’s website within a frame on your website. While we welcome links to our home page, framing constitutes a violation of our intellectual property rights, and/or the intellectual property rights of those who have licensed their materials to us. As such, framing is strictly prohibited. Violation may result in legal action based on copyright infringement or trademark/Lanham Act violations.


DEEP LINKING TO THE WEBSITE

Deep linking is generally defined as the process of bypassing a website’s home page, and linking to pages or content deep within the site. Deep linking may obscure the fact that the user has left the primary site and entered a secondary site. This may result in the user receiving information without knowing the actual source. G&K Services allows deep linking, but only with our prior expressed written permission.

Violation of any of the above may result in legal action based on copyright infringement or trademark/Lanham Act violations.

All other rights reserved. Permission to use copyrighted G&K Services materials terminates automatically upon breach of any of these conditions. Other products and company names mentioned in this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


RULES FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING

Linked pages or referring websites for any advertisement mentioning G&K Services or its brands or trademarks must contain a reciprocal link to the G&K Services Website. G&K Services strictly prohibits the use of its trademarks, names and brands in the same advertising space as other competitors’ brands within its industry. Any ad mentioning G&K Services, its brands or trademarks, may not link to pages that prominently present other competitors’ brands within G&K Services’ industry. G&K Services strictly prohibits bidding on search terms that contain G&K Services’ branded terms (i.e., “G&K Services,” “G&K Services Wear,” etc.) for the purposes of “Pay-per-Click”, “Pay-per-Use”, search engine marketing, etc. If you wish to link to any G&K Services sites or to use search terms that contain G&K Services’ trademarks, click here to apply for permission.

Violation of any of the above may result in legal action based on copyright infringement or trademark/Lanham Act violations.

All other rights reserved. Permission to use copyrighted G&K Services materials terminates automatically upon breach of any of these conditions. Other products and company names mentioned in this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

G&K SERVICES HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL G&K SERVICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A LOSS OF DATA, PROFITS OR REVENUE, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

G&K SERVICES MAY CHANGE THE PROGRAMS OR PRODUCTS MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. MENTION OF NON-G&K SERVICES PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND CONSTITUTES NEITHER AN ENDORSEMENT NOR A RECOMMENDATION. BECAUSE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT THIS WEBSITE, NOT ALL PRODUCTS OR PROGRAMS MENTIONED WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EVERY COUNTRY. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR INFORMATION AS TO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY.

G&K SERVICES MAKES NO REPRESENTATION WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE CONTENT OF ANY OTHER WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY ACCESS FROM THE G&K SERVICES WEBSITE. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS AND DO NOT IMPLY THAT G&K SERVICES ENDORSES OR ACCEPTS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT OR USE OF SUCH WEBSITE.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.


FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

The Website may contain “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995, which involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changing economic and political conditions; changes in governmental spending and budgetary policies, laws, regulations, and trading restrictions; customer product acceptance; and competitive factors. All forecasts and projections on the G&K Services website are “forward-looking statements” that are based on current information available to management. Actual results could differ materially, both due to the mentioned risk factors and to other factors not so referenced. Please refer to G&K Services’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent Form 10-K, for further discussion of these matters.


APPLICABLE LAWS

The Website originates from and is maintained in the State of Minnesota, in the United States of America. G&K Services makes no representation that materials at this site are appropriate for use outside the United States and access to this site from territories where such access is illegal is strictly prohibited.

By accessing the Website, both you and G&K Services agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to use of this Website. You and G&K Services further agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with respect to legal matters related to the Website.

Any export or use of Website content must be in compliance with all U.S. export laws and regulations in effect at the time of such export or use. Users who access the Website from outside of the United States do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable U.S. export and local country laws.


USER SUBMISSIONS

Any information, material or idea you transmit to or post on this Website will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. By providing any user submission on or via the Website, the user grants to G&K Services and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns, the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services.

All user submissions must comply with the content standards set out in these terms. These content standards apply to any and all user submissions. User submissions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state/provincial/territorial, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, user submissions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.

  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with the terms and our Privacy Policy.


LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This Website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than G&K Services. G&K Services does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. By including these links, we do not imply any endorsement of the website material or any association with their operators.


INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless G&K Services, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of the terms or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your user submissions, any use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in the terms or your use of any information obtained from the Website.


ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and G&K Services with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.


YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS

The Website is operated by G&K Services. All notices of copyright infringement claims involving this Website should be sent to us by using the following means of communications. Feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: gkweb@gkservices.com.

You can also contact us at:

G&K Services
Marketing Department: Website
5995 Opus Parkway, Suite 500
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Thank you for visiting the Website.

© 2017 G&K Services, Inc. All rights reserved.