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(1) Privacy Statement:
This Privacy Policy sets forth the General Dynamics practices regarding information transmitted through and collected from the web-sites, www.gdc4s.com and www.gdds.com (collectively referred to herein as the "Site"), on-line information only. This policy does not relate to or set forth our practices regarding information that we collect off-line. General Dynamics remains committed to maintaining the confidence of Users, as defined in the Terms and Conditions, that we will protect information submitted to on-line. In order to assure Users that we are committed to protecting the information obtained through this Site, this policy discloses our practices related to on-line information gathering, disclosure, and protection. This policy is to be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions, which regulate the use of the Site.

(2) Information Collected:
In general, General Dynamics collects Non-Personal Information from Users. This information is obtained from the use of log files. More specifically, the information collected by the log files are the following: the User’s IP address, the User’s browser type, Access times, Domain Names, and the User’s travel path while on the Site. We use log files, to track Users movement throughout the Site but do not track a User’s movement once that User leaves the Site.

In some cases, Users provide Personally Identifiable Information on-line, such as, Users who submit electronic copies of their resumes or those who submit inquiries or comments with contact information. For Users who submit resumes on-line, whether in response to a requisition for a particular position at General Dynamics or otherwise, the information submitted will be maintained for a period of one (1) Year, unless notification is provided, in writing, to delete the information sooner. When a User is searching open job requisitions for particular positions at General Dynamics, a "session cookie" may be used to track the User's movement. Information obtained from "session cookies" is not combined with any Personally Identifiable Information submitted by the User.

For the purposes of this policy, Users, who access on-line catalogs with authorization to purchase products, those who use our products and services or those who participate in our web-based training, will be referred to as a “Customers”. Some Customers may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information including one or more of the following: Customer’s user name, e-mail address, identification number, or password. In certain circumstances, the password that a particular Customer is required to provide was assigned to that Customer by General Dynamics. For Customers, who wish to attend the General Dynamics sponsored “User Conference”, Personally Identifiable Information about a Customer, such as the Customer’s name, title, address, other contact information and citizenship status is requested when filling out the on-line registration form. We do not request or collect Customer’s social security numbers or credit card information on-line. We use cookies to obtain and collect information related to our Customers. For Customers that have either registered for or participated in a web-based training course, we use “session cookies” to provide information to us about the status of that Customer’s progress in or grades received for a particular course.

We do not request or collect any age identification information or any personal health information from Users on-line. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Company does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 through this Site. In addition, this Site is not targeted nor is it intended to be used by children under the age of 13. We do not use web beacons (or beacons). Except as described in this policy, we do not use cookies. In addition, we do not allow third parties to place cookies on this Site.

(3) Uses of the Information Collected:
We use the Non-Personal Information that we obtain from the log files to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, make the Site more User friendly, track error messages, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use and track attempted attacks on the network. Any information collected through the log files is not linked to a User’s Personally Identifiable Information. Any Personally Identifiable Information submitted as part of a question, comment, or request for information shall be used only to respond to any such correspondence. Information submitted on-line regarding employment opportunities at General Dynamics is collected and maintained by a third party for use by General Dynamics. Our personnel, third party administrators, service providers, and contractors may use the information submitted to contact Users regarding the submission of resumes and other recruitment related activities. Users who submit resumes will receive a confirmation notification that their resume has been received and will also be given a password, which will allow them to update and edit their resumes. Users interested in employment opportunities at General Dynamics can also choose to activate a search agent. As a result of engaging the use of a search agent, the user will receive an e-mail notification every time a new opportunity at our company, which matches the criteria identified by the User in the search agent, gets posted. Users can also elect to disengage their search agent.

We collect Personally Identifiable Information from some of our Customers. This information is collected primarily as a security measure in order to obtain authorization for certain Customers to gain access to Program specific areas of the Site. The Personally Identifiable Information collected from those Customers will be used to send the Customer a “Welcome” notification to confirm that the Customer has successfully accessed the catalog. We maintain the information obtained from our Customers for record keeping purposes. Information obtained from Customers registering for the User Conference is collected and maintained by a third party to be used by General Dynamics to confirm a Customer’s registration for the conference. We will also maintain this Customer information in our database and we may use the Personally Identifiable Information collected from our Customers to invite Customer's to attend the next User Conference, and/or for marketing purposes, that is, to send those Customers General Dynamics newsletters and product updates as they occur.

(4) Disclosure and Sharing of Information:
Except as set forth in this policy, we do not rent, sell or share Personally Identifiable Information submitted by Users or Customers through our Site. In general, we do not share Users’ Personally Identifiable Information with third parties. However, there are certain third party administrators, service providers, and contractors who are given access to such information. This access is necessary as part of the services that such third party service providers and contractors provide to us, which includes but is not limited to administration and recruiting, maintaining our network and related equipment, or maintaining and updating certain databases and servers.

All information submitted by Users interested in job opportunities at General Dynamics is received, stored, and maintained by a third party. This information is stored on a server, which is owned and maintained by that third party. This information will only be shared with our personnel and third party administrators, service providers, and contractors, who need to know the User information to perform their primary function, the recruiting and hiring of employees for our company. All information submitted by Customers interested in attending the General Dynamics User Conference is received, stored, and maintained by a third party. This information is stored on a server, which is owned and maintained by that third party. We do not allow any third parties access to any “cookies” that may be created by a User while on our Site. We may disclose any Personally Identifiable Information submitted by any User in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise its rights or to defend against claims or if we believe, in our sole discretion, that it may be necessary to share such information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities, including but not limited to fraud, potential threats to the safety of any individual, violation of any federal or state law, company policy or as otherwise may be required by law.

(5) Definitions:
Beacon or (web beacon)
- means a non-identifiable notice, which is generated when a unique User accesses a certain page or pages of a site. Beacons count the number of unique Users and the number of times specific pages have been accessed. Beacons may be processed by the host of the Web site or by other third parties who are provided access to information obtained by that site’s host. Beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. Even if you set your browser to “turn off” cookies, beacons and other detection technologies, which may be used by a site’s host will still detect visits to their pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-personal information generated by a cookie and are generally disregarded.

Cookie- means a small text file that a web server places on your computer’s hard drive via your web browser. A cookie may be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag. It identifies your computer, but not you personally, and may be used to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online “shopping cart” to keep track of items you wish to purchase. A “cookie” permits that information to be transmitted back to the web site’s computer (domain server), which is, in general, the only computer that can read the information contained in that file. Some cookies do not stay on your computer once you leave the Web site that you have visited (“session cookies), others remain on your computer after you leave a site (“permanent cookies”) which enables that Site to recognize your computer when you return to that site at a later time. Generally, cookies cannot search you hard disk for information or adversely affect your files. You can set your browser to “turn off” cookies, however, doing so may effect the functionality of the web-site. However, in most cases you should still be able to navigate sites without encountering difficulties.

Log File- means a system file that resides on a web server and identifies and collects a user’s internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and internet service provider (ISP). Log files also track referring/exit pages, describe platform type, provides date/time stamp, and counts the number of user clicks on a web-site. IP addresses and other information collected by log files may be linked to Personally Identifiable Information.

Non-Personal Information- means data about usage and service operation that is not associated with and cannot be tied back to a specific personal identity. Non-Personal Information may include the following: pages visited on a web-site; URLs visited from a web-site, the address of the last web page visited by a User before entering a web-site; browser type; platform configuration and the User’s IP address.

Personally Identifiable Information- means any information (a) that identifies or may be used to identify, contact, or locate the individual to whom such information pertains, or (b) from which identification or contact information of an individual person can be derived. Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to: name, home address or other mailing address, phone number, fax number, email address, other contact information, social security number, and credit card information. Additionally, to the extent unique information, which by itself is not Personally Identifiable Information (a personal profile, unique identifier, and/or IP address), is associated with Personally Identifiable Information, then such unique information also will be considered Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e., without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

(6) Linked sites:
Some areas of the Site may contain links to third party web-sites, including but not limited to the General Dynamics Corporate web-site and other General Dynamics affiliates and subsidiaries. When you click on some links you may leave the Site and enter a third party web-site. We do not control or maintain these sites and they may not follow the same practices that we have adopted pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information. Therefore, prior to submitting any Personally Identifiable Information, Users should review any privacy policy or other statements of that third party related to their practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information obtained through any such third party web-site. Your review of their privacy policy will allow you to determine if you wish to provide any Personally Identifiable Information while using that third party web-site. In general, we do not use masking techniques and therefore we do not notify Users when they are leaving our Site. Most Users can look at their browsers and see if they have been directed to a third party web-site. However, if a third party web-site is masked so that a User cannot identify that they are on a third party web-site by looking at their browser, we will provide Users with notification prior to leaving our Site that the User will now be leaving the General Dynamics web-site and entering a third party web-site.

(7) Security:
In order for to protect the information on our Site and the information obtained from Users, we have implemented appropriate measures and processes to maintain the security of the Site. Such measures and processes include, intrusion detection devices, firewalls, and audits. Although we protect the information we receive on-line, the transmission of the registration form for the “User Conference”, is not a secure transmission of data, however the registration form is received and maintained in a secure database.

(8) Third Party Advertising:
We do not permit third party ads to be placed on this Site. Although the names and/or trademarks (“Marks”) of certain companies, with which General Dynamics may have a business relationship, may appear on the Site, those Marks are displayed on the Site solely for the purpose of providing information about certain aspects, components or availability of particular General Dynamics products and/or service offerings. Any and all such Marks are not to be construed as advertisements.

(9) Changes to Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to change our practices and statements contained in this policy related to the collection, use, and disclosure of information obtained on-line through our Site. If there are changes to our practices regarding the collection and use of information obtained on-line, we will update this Privacy Policy. Please be sure to read this policy prior to every use of this Site in order to be informed of our most current practices related to any information that may be obtained on-line. When the policy is updated, the “Revision Date” below will change to reflect the date the policy was last revised, please refer to the “Revision Date” to track the latest version of this policy.

(10) Questions:
If you have any questions or comments regarding the information contained in this policy or request additional information regarding General Dynamics or this Site, contact Info@gd-ms.com.



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