Effective Date: December 1, 2015
- Collection of User Information
GEL collects both Non-Personal Information and Personally-Identifiable Information.
Some of our Site's functionality can be used without revealing any personally indefinable information. In those cases, only information that cannot be used to identify you ("Non-Personal Information" or "NPI") will be collected from you. We may track, collect and aggregate NPI indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Site. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site. Although such information is not PII, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
You should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the tooGELar. However, if you reject our cookies, many functions and conveniences of this Site may not work properly.
To access other features on the Site, you may need to submit information that can be used to identify you ("Personally-Identifiable Information" or "PII"), which may include, without limitation, your name, contact information, gender, date of birth, occupation, photographs, biography, fluent languages, career goals, interests, and location. We collect PII that you provide to us when you register for an account (or access via a third party site e.g. Facebook), update or change information for your account, complete a survey, sign-up for newsletters, participate in public or private forums, send us email messages, write reviews, and/or participate in study groups or other services on our Site. Partner sites providing tools and/or services to GEL users may collect additional nonfinancial information regarding the user's participation in the partner site and may share such information with GEL to improve services provided.
If you participate in sweepstakes, contests, challenges, surveys, or promotions made available on or through the Site, your PII may be accessed by an intermediary for the limited purposes of conducting such activities. If you claim an award through such activities, you may be required to submit PII that include government issued identifications.
We endeavor to limit the collection of PII to what we need with respect to specific Site activities in order to satisfy business, legal, or regulatory requirements. GEL does not currently collect financial information from users. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the PII you submit as inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you.
Please keep in mind that information you make available via public pages on the Site including but not limited to writing reviews, starting/joining study groups, or publishing your profile will be publicly available. Accordingly, please exercise caution in posting any personal or sensitive information. Please also review our TOS for restricted activities in using our Site.
- Consent to Processing Outside Home Country
If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not access, browse, or register for the Site. If you choose not to provide us with certain information required to provide you with various services offered on our Site, you may not be able to establish a user account and we may not be able to provide you with those services.
- Utilization of User Information
We use NPI to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use it for other business purposes, including but not limited to sharing aggregated NPI with our partners to develop better services or products for our users.
Links to Third Party Site
- Utilization of PII
We may use user PII to respond to user's message, provide user with information requested about particular program or service, send updates about Site maintenance or status, track user participation in study groups, verify and authenticate user identity for certain Site features including but not limited to the claim of an award issued through the Site, and/or to selectively send user communications that may be of interest to the user, including but not limited to, products, services, special deals, and regular newsletters from GEL and/or our partners.
- Disclosure of PII to Third Parties
In cases where we share or disclose your PII, the third party recipients are required to handle the PII in a confidential manner and to maintain adequate security to protect the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction; and we will only disclose and share the PII that is required by the third party to fulfill the purpose stated at the time of collection.
GEL Marketing Policies
GEL may utilize a wide variety of marketing efforts, both online and offline.
GEL Online Advertisement
GEL always intend for marketing efforts to protect users privacy and to obey relevant marketing laws. GEL detests SPAM and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that our marketing communications are not considered SPAM. If you have any complaints about any GEL advertisements, please contact us at email@example.com.
GEL's Affiliate Marketing Program
GEL may collect business information data and PII from businesses that join GEL's Affiliate Marketing Program, but GEL does not share user's PII with these partners unless otherwise authorized by the user. GEL also would not share any business information or PII collected from its Affiliate Marketing Program partners with other parties absent user approval.
Privacy and Security
Disclosure Required by Law
Modification and/or Removal of User Information
Users have the right, subject to certain exemptions, to obtain a copy of any PII GEL holds about the user and to correct any inaccuracies in such data. Users always have the option to remove or modify their PII from our database and users may request such removal at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your PII.
GEL strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain PII on our Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any PII of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such PII.
Language of Privacy Statement
This privacy statement has been translated to other languages for the user's reference. In the event there are discrepancies between the different languages, the English version shall control.
If you have questions or complaints, please contact GEL at email@example.com. Please include the words, "Privacy" in the subject line of your e-mail.