Privacy Statement

Grosse Pointe Shores is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Grosse Pointe Shores site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Grosse Pointe Shores site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Grosse Pointe Shores collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Grosse Pointe Shores also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Grosse Pointe Shores. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Grosse Pointe Shores for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Grosse Pointe Shores site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Grosse Pointe Shores public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Grosse Pointe Shores does not read any of your private online communications.

Grosse Pointe Shores encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Grosse Pointe Shores so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Grosse Pointe Shores is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Grosse Pointe Shores and Grosse Pointe Shores family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Grosse Pointe Shores collects and uses your personal information to operate the Grosse Pointe Shores Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Grosse Pointe Shores also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Grosse Pointe Shores and its affiliates. Grosse Pointe Shores may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Grosse Pointe Shores does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Grosse Pointe Shores may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Grosse Pointe Shores may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Grosse Pointe Shores, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Grosse Pointe Shores does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Grosse Pointe Shores keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Grosse Pointe Shores, in order to determine what Grosse Pointe Shores services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Grosse Pointe Shores to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Grosse Pointe Shores Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Grosse Pointe Shores or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Grosse Pointe Shores; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Grosse Pointe Shores, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Grosse Pointe Shores Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Grosse Pointe Shores pages, or register with Grosse Pointe Shores site or services, a cookie helps Grosse Pointe Shores to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Grosse Pointe Shores Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Grosse Pointe Shores features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Grosse Pointe Shores services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Grosse Pointe Shores secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Grosse Pointe Shores secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Grosse Pointe Shores will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Grosse Pointe Shores encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Grosse Pointe Shores is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Grosse Pointe Shores welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Grosse Pointe Shores has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Grosse Pointe Shores at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.