Our Commitment To Privacy
We are a general audience Website, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we do not purposefully contact children under the age of 13 about special offers or for marketing inquiries. We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet and will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. No person under the age of 13 should use our Website without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to monitor the Internet use by their children. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Website user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
Who May Use This Website
Personal Information We Collect
In order for you to access certain services that we offer via the Website or register as a member on our Website, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers); (2) Financial Data (such as your bank account, debit or credit card number and expiration date, any other acceptable method of payment, and billing address); (3) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, age, and income); or (4) other information about you that may not be otherwise publically available when you visit our Website. Additionally, we may also acquire information about you from marketing partners, unrelated third parties, or our affiliates, which may or may not be considered Personal Information. If you become a member of our Website; communicate with us by email, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums; or otherwise complete online forms, promotions, or surveys; any information provided in such communication may be collected by us. In light of the foregoing, please understand that any information that is disclosed on chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in public arenas.
Traffic Data Collected And Cookies
We automatically track and collect the following categories of information, without limitation, when you visit our Website: (1) Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses and your computer’s operating system; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Website; (4) types of web browsers used to access the Website, (5) Internet service provider (“ISP”), (6) referring/exit pages, (7) platform type, (8) date/time stamp, (9) web beacons, single-pixel gifs, or clear gifs, and (10) number of clicks (collectively, “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Website. For instance, Traffic Data helps us to analyze trends, administer the Website, track a user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, among other things. This information is kept for internal use only and is not shared with others.
From time to time, we also may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Website. We do not set any Personal Information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on our Website other than cookies. If you have registered with our Website, these cookies may (1) let us know who you are; (2) help you access your account information in order to personalized services; (3) provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Website in accordance with your preferences and specific interest such as, without limitation, ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly; (4) help us learn which areas of our Website are useful and which areas need improvement; (5) makes it easier for you to navigate our Website and relieve you of the need to re-enter your password each time you visit the Website; and (6) optimize your overall experience. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Nonetheless, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Website may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. Additionally, you may have cookies placed on your computer by third party websites that refer you to the Website. Although we do not share your Personal Information with these third party websites, they may be able to link certain non-personally identifiable information we transfer to them with Personal Information they collected from you previously. Read the privacy policies of each website you visit to understand their privacy practices. Please note that each time you click on links to third party websites; you are subject to the third parties privacy policies.
Do Not Track Requests
Some Internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Each browser communicates “Do Not Track” signals to websites differently, making it unworkable to honor each and every request correctly. In order to alleviate any communication error between browsers and website, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals at this time. As the technology and communication between browser and website improves, we will reevaluate the ability to honor “Do Not Track” signals and may make changes to our policy.
How We Use Personal Information
When you become a member or otherwise save your information online, either as a member or a guest, we use your Personal Information to process your membership, to send you automatic emails upon checkout and emails to confirm your membership, or to contact you via email, telephone, direct mail, and/or text messaging, which data charges may apply depending on your carrier. In addition, we may use Personal Information about you and your interests to help us improve our Website design and your online experience. We may contact you, subject to the choices you have made, via email, telephone, direct mail, and/or text messaging, which data charges may apply depending on your carrier, to conduct market research and learn more about how we can improve our services. Specifically, we may use Contact Data to send you information about us or our services, or promotional material from some of our partners or affiliates; or to contact you about a certain transaction or information request; or to learn more about your preferences. We may use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for memberships or services and to bill you for those memberships and services. We may use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website, displaying content that we think you may be interested in and according to your preferences. Further, we may combine this information with information with third parties and information that is publicly available to also enhance your online experience.
Disclosure Of Personal Information To Third Parties
We do not rent, sell, or share your Personal Information with other people or non affiliated companies except to provide services you’ve requested when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: (1) We provide the Personal Information to partners or their affiliates who assist us by performing core services such as, without limitation, hosting, operating and maintenance of the Website, billing, fulfillment of your membership application and services provided on this Website, or data storage and security related to the operation of the Website. (2) We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process when legally required to do so, which may require the disclosure of Personal Information. (3) We will use the Personal Information in order to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, disputes, actions, and the like. (4) We may use the Personal Information to enforce the Agreement and the security of this Website. (5) We may share information with third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Agreement, or as otherwise required by law. And (6) we will transfer information about you if we merge with or acquired by another business. We do not share your Personal Information with our partners and affiliates and their partners and affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. The only way our partners and affiliates and their partners and affiliates may obtain your Personal Information is if you (1) click on a link to our partners and affiliates, and (2) enter your Personal Information on their websites. For example, should you fill out your Personal Information in order to purchase products or a membership with GKIC, then GKIC will have your Personal Information. Accordingly, please read GKIC and any third-party websites for their policy on privacy prior to entering your Personal Information on their website.
Confidentiality And Security Of Personal Information
Onward Transfer Outside Your Country Of Residence
Any Personal Information which we may collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located only in the United States. By using this Website, if you reside outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of Personal Information outside your country of residence to the United States. Your Choice Regarding Collection, Use, And Distribution Of Personal
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Website; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website that require your Personal Information. If you do provide us with your Personal Information, as described above from time-to- time, we make your Personal Information available to third parties. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with other companies or organizations, you may request opt-out of this information sharing by making a request at the following email address: email@example.com. This notice is designed to comply with California’s “Shine the Light” law, but the opt-out option is available to all of our users. If you are a California resident, you are entitled, but limited to the extent required by law, upon sending us a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the following information: (1) the names and addresses of all of the third parties that received personal information from us for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and, if the nature of that third parties’ business cannot reasonably be determined from the third parties’ name, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to us, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties’ business; and (2) a list of the categories of information that correspond to the personal information disclosed by us to such third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes as set forth in the applicable law.
Email Messages And Mobile Phone Text Messages Opt-Out
If you supply us with your email address or give us prior written consent for a designated mobile phone number or physical mailing address, you may receive periodic email messages, newsletters, promotional or advertising materials, pre-recorded phone messages, and/or text messages from us with information specific to your membership, the Website, and/or the normal functioning requirements of the Website, as well as for new services or upcoming events or offers from us. If you do not wish to receive these messages from us, you may elect to opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the delivered content. Please be mindful that such requests may take days to process after its receipt before your Personal Information will no longer be shared.
How To Access And Update User Information
Upon request, we will permit you to request or make changes or updates to your Personal Information for legitimate purposes. We request identification prior to approving such requests. We reserve the right to decline any requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require unreasonable time or effort of our technical or administrative personnel, or undermine the privacy rights of others. We reserve the right to permit you to access your Personal Information in any account you establish with this Website for purposes of making your own changes or updates, and in such case, instructions for making such changes or updates will be provided where necessary.
If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth in the Website’s Terms and Conditions section, then that provision will be severed from this Agreement and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any part of this Agreement, it will not be considered a waiver of our rights and shall not constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provision hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party. Headings in this Agreement are for reference only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Unless otherwise specified herein, this
Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to our Privacy