Privacy Policy

Garrett Leather is committed to respecting your privacy. Our updated Privacy Policy explains how we handle information that you entrust to us. This policy applies to information obtained by us, not information collected from your interactions with third parties. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this policy, please feel free to contact us. Garrett Leather maintains and manages your data records. 

Garrett Leather

75 Boxwood Lane

Buffalo, NY 14227

716-882-9301

How we obtain information

Garrett Leather has a global network of sales employees, independent representatives, and designer showrooms who help us promote our products and services. We do not purchases any lists from third parties.

We collect and store data that you provide in order to process transactions. This information is obtained verbally over the telephone or via email or fax correspondence from either you directly or from our sales team. We collect the following information.

  • Full name
  • Company Name
  • Email address
  • Billing and shipping addresses
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • Resale number
  • Federal tax ID number
  • Credit card or other payment information
  • Shipping information and account number
  • Primary type of work

Our website allows you to request samples online. You may also apply for membership, which upon approval, gives you access to additional information. Members may check stock and pricing, place reserves, and make purchases online. You may also sign up for our newsletter to receive company updates regarding industry events, company news, and new product introductions. For online transactions, we collect the same information listed above.You may send us photographs of finished projects with the following information.

  • Name/location of installation
  • Leather product and color
  • Name and location of designer
  • Name of photographer

With your permission, we will post photographs on our website, on our social media platforms, and possibly on our blog. Occasionally, we may use the photographs for print advertising, brochures, or other sales collateral.

How we store and protect your information

We upgraded our CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system to be compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements. All credit card and payment information is encrypted and saved in our CRM. Authorization forms are secured in a locked area.All online transactions are protected with SSL certificates. We have a limited number of administrators who have access to our online membership data. All membership data is password protected.We use third parties to send some of our correspondence, newsletters, and other company updates. How we use your informationOur goal is to provide you with a personalized shopping experience. We use the information we collect for two primary reasons.

  • Order status - We will notify you if any questions arise regarding your order. You will receive email notifications from us when your order ships. You will also receive a follow-up email, so you can let us know if you were satisfied with the product and service you received.
  • Company updates - We maintain your information on file to keep you updated on new product launches, upcoming events, and other company news.

We may share your information with independent representatives and designer showrooms that work on behalf of Garrett Leather. We do not sell your information to any third parties or companies that are not affiliated with Garrett Leather.We will share your information if required to comply with applicable laws, police investigations, or legal proceedings where such information is relevant. Your rights

  • You have the right to access your data. We will send you the information we have on file upon request.
  • You have the right to correction. If the information that we have is not correct, contact us to update your data.
  • You have the right to choose how we use your information. You may opt-out of receiving order status notifications and/or receiving company updates. You have the option of unsubscribing to our emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the company message.
  • You have the right of erasure. We will delete your data that we have on file upon request.

How we address information security

We maintain our CRM system with numerous safeguards to protect your information. We have comprehensive network security measures in place and operational at all times. Our event logs are reviewed for threats and other abnormalities on a regular basis and necessary troubleshooting is performed punctually as needed. We use encryption, password protection, and limit access to your data. Disaster recovery systems provide constant protection both locally and at an offsite facility to mitigate downtime and lost data in the event of network breach, infection, or hardware/software failure. While no system is 100% safe, we monitor our data regularly and respond quickly to ensure it remains protected.

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

How Does Garrett Leather Use Cookies?

We use cookies to gain statistics on which areas of our websites attract traffic. We also use cookies to improve your experience on our websites. Cookies allow us to recognise whether or not you are returning to our websites. Cookies are used for various aspects of functionality such as keeping track of the items in your shopping bag, learning more about how you arrived at our websites and to store your preferences so you don’t have to enter them each time you visit.

See below for the types of cookies we use and the functionality they support.

Essential Cookies

These are cookies that our websites need to function and if they are not accepted by you, parts of the Websites won’t be usable. Examples of where these cookies are used include: to store how many items are in your shopping bag and to anonymously determine when you are signed in.

Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, these cookies will remember your preferences (like your language or location), so we can make your shopping experience as seamless as possible, and more personal to you.

Analytics Cookies

We use various software tools that allow us to study, and then improve, how customers interact with our Websites - this is known as website analytics. Examples of analytical tools that we use are: Google Analytics.

Analytics cookies allow us to understand more about how many visitors we have to our Websites, how many times they visit our Websites and how many times a user viewed specific webpages within our site. Although analytics cookies allow us to gather specific information about the pages that you visit and whether you have visited our Websites multiple times, we cannot use them to find out details such as your name or address.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. This information is anonymous and cannot identify you personally, but we may share it with third parties to help tailor advertising to your particular interests.

How Can I Manage My Cookies?

By using our Websites, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit our Websites in the future. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the “help” section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you are a first time visitor and do not want to accept cookies from our Websites, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you choose to do this, please be aware our Websites may no longer function as intended.

Cookie Reference

Cookie NameCookie Description
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates if a customer is allowed to use cookies.
external_no_cache A flag that indicates if caching is disabled.
persistent_shopping_cart The session key.
Stf If product links were sent to friends, stores the timestamps in the format: $timeStamp1, $timestamp2, ..., $timestampN.
pollN A poll ID that indicates if a vote has occurred.
frontend Session ID
guest-view Allows guests to edit their orders.

 

Google Analytics Cookies

CookieDescription
_utma Distinguishes users and sessions.
_utmb Determines new sessions/visits.
_utmc Determines if the user was in a new session/visit.
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.