GabTalks Online Privacy Statement

GabTalks Online Privacy Statement

Changes to this Statement

This Online Privacy Statement (“Statement”) may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our information practices. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Statement on our site. When we make changes to this Statement, we will revise the “Latest update” below. If the changes are significant, we will notify you by providing notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not agree to the new Statement, the best way to exercise your privacy rights is to stop using this site – you may also request that we remove your personal data.

General

We (“GabTalks,” “we,” or “us”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web sites or responds to our promotions.  As a data controller, we intend to act reasonably to protect your privacy, but we cannot guarantee security against issues beyond our control.  To better protect your privacy, we provide this Statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on our web site, unless otherwise posted.

Information Collected From You

For purposes of this Statement, personal data means information that is collected about you.  We do not collect any personal data from you unless you freely consent to provide it.  Examples of personal data that we may collect from you include name, email address, age, and phone number.  If you do not want your personal data collected, do not submit it to us.

We may also collect from you personal data about your contacts.  Examples of personal data collected about your contacts include name, title, address, and phone number of professional references.  When you provide us with personal data about your contacts, we will only use this data for the specific reason for which it was provided.  If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our data base, please contact us.

As is true of most sites, we gather certain information automatically.  This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

Additionally, your contact information may be included in our GabTalks Member Directory. 

Parents/Guardians

We do not intend to collect any personal data from a child under the age of 16.  If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, and do not have parent or guardian consent on file, we will delete such personal data from our records.  If you have a question, or would like to review or delete your child’s personal data, contact us at the address below.

Where Personal Data is Processed

We process personal data at our operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For questions, please contact us at the address below.

Personal Data Retention

Personal data will be kept for the time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is processed or as required by applicable laws or regulations. You may request that we suspend or remove your personal data at any time by contacting us at the address below.

How We Use the Personal Data We Collect and on Which Legal Basis

We use the personal data we collect from you for a variety of different business purposes and according to the appropriate legal basis for processing. The following is a summary of how and under which legal basis we may use your personal data.

Sharing Personal Data That You Provide With Others

We may share your personal data with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments, conference exhibitors and sponsors.  Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal data we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Generally we do not give or sell our information, including your personal data, to outside companies except in the following situations:

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto your computer or other device when you access a website. Cookies allow the website to recognize your device and store information about your preferences or past actions. For instance, cookies may enable us to remember your viewing preferences without requiring you to re-type a user name and password or be used by third party content providers such as news feeds. Cookies may also allow us to track your status or progress when ordering products from us.

What kinds of Cookies do we use?

Can Cookies be Blocked?

If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, this may alter your access and use of some of the pages and features on our website.

Third-party Websites – Remember the Risks When You Use the Internet

Any links to third-part websites on our site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave our site. We do not endorse or make any representations about these websites, or any information, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and cookies statements. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these privacy and cookies statements. Please check these privacy and cookies statements before you submit any personal data to these websites.

How We Protect Personal Data

We take appropriate security measures by maintaining certain administrative, technical, and physical measures to help protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal data in our control.

While we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose to us. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us.

Do Not Track Signals

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you are not “tracked” online. At this time, we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Behavioral Advertisers

We may participate in behavioral-based advertising.  This means that a third party may use technology, such as a cookie on your browser or a web beacon, to identify you on our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest.

Google Analytic Data

Anonymous user information is collected by the use of cookies to help us track user interaction with this website and to enable us to optimize your experience.

Third party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites on the Internet and use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. We use analytics data to also serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. By going to Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/. You may opt out of the following:

Your Rights

If you are an individual located in the EEA only, you will have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

If you wish to contact us in connection with the exercise of your rights listed above, please contact us. We will respond to your written request as soon as possible. Unless we notify you at the time of your request, we will not charge you any fee in connection with the exercise of your rights.

International Transfer of Personal Data

Personal data provided to us by users outside of the United States (“U.S.”) may be transferred to other countries such as the U.S., where data protection laws may differ from those of your home country. By providing us with your information you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to the U.S. and processed on servers in the U.S. However, all reasonable steps will be taken to protect your privacy in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Statement, please contact us.