PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
Information We Collect
GNA collects information to provide better services to our clients, vendors, attendees, and e-newsletter subscribers.
We collect information in three ways:
- Information you give us. For example, when you register for one of our events or sign up for one of our e-newsletters, we ask you for your contact information.
- Information we get from your use of our services. When you view content provided by GNA, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:
- Details of how you used our website, such as your search queries.
- Internet protocol address.
- Cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- Information we search for on publicly-available sources.
To update your contact information, click here.
To update your email subscription preferences, click here.
How We Use Information We Collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to maintain and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect GNA and our website users.
If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you may receive emails about our services and events, company announcements, and related product or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include an unsubscribe function at the bottom of every GNA-produced email.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us.
We work hard to protect GNA and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt many of our websites and services using SSL.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice.
This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect the privacy of persons in the European Union and give them control over how their personal data is process, collected, stored, and used.
To be in accordance with GDPR, we agree to the following:
- To only collect personal data in order to better services to our clients, vendors, attendees, and e-newsletter subscribers
- To never sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide advance notice
- To provide individuals the right to request information being held about them
- To erase all personal data stored about an individual if the user makes a request to do so
California Consumer Privacy Act
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is designed to protect the privacy of persons in California and give them control over how their personal data is process, collected, stored, and used.
To be in accordance with CCPA, we agree to the individual’s right to the following:
- Right to notice
- Right to access
- Right to opt out
- Right to request deletion, and
- Right to equal services and pricing
You have the right to know:
- The categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes for which the information will be used,
- The categories of sources from which personal information is collected, and
- The categories of personal information that were actually collected in the preceding 12 months and sold or disclosed for business purposes in the preceding 12 months.
You have the right to opt out of sale of personal information to third parties.
You can exercise this right by emailing email@example.com with the subject line “Request for Opt-Out”.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
You can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
- By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control.
The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.
Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
- Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
- Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law.
This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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Last Modified: January 26, 2021
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