Privacy Policy

By on May 28, 2020

Who We Are

We are Gilley’s Automotive & Supply Co., Inc., a North Carolina Business Corporation. We are a closely-held, family-owned business, in operation for more than 70 years. Our website address is:

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, which helps to detect and block spam, to improve your user experience.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. (Gravatar is a centralized database of WordPress users, which helps to connect your comments across various websites.) After approval of your comment, if your profile and picture are available on Gravatar, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, as well as any images containing or displaying private personal information. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Please do not upload images or other content to which you don’t hold copyright or or other license or permission to use.

Contact Forms:

If you complete a Contact form to request information, that information, including your name, email address, and phone number, if provided, will be sent back to us, and will NOT be retained on the server.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use a number of analytical tools to monitor and track visitor data, so that we know what you’re using, which allows us to focus on the portions of the website most important to our visitors. These tools include (but are not necessarily limited to) Google Analytics. The information provided to us varies, depending on your relationship with those providers. For example, if you have a Google account, and you’re logged into Google when you visit, we may get more specific information about you, and that information may be shared back with, and used by, Google. We will only retain anonymous information about your visit.

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not sell or share user data, or customer contact and purchase data, except to the extent that we must do so to fulfill orders, and only for that purpose. For instance, if you place an order with our website, we may have to store transaction information temporarily in order to process a PayPal or credit card transaction. We only retain billing or charge information for as long as necessary to process the payment; payment processors may hold that data longer, and that retention is subject to their policies.

We may store personalized purchase information (including contact information) for the purpose keeping current inventory records, to allow for processing of refunds, etc., but that information will NOT include credit card or PayPal information. That information will be removed after a reasonable period of time has elapsed after which the transaction is considered final. This will typically be no more than 90 days, depending on our accounting cycles, etc.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information, and may delete user accounts in cases of abuse.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Necessary transaction information, required for completing a purchase, may be transmitted to PayPal or the bank that processes our credit card transactions.

Your Contact Information

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data:

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place:

What Third Parties We Receive Data fFom:

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data:

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements: