COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE GROSOURCE NETWORK
In general, when The GroSource Network collects personal information from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration personal information to us in order to register as a Member of The GroSource Network. The GroSource Network may also collect personal information from you if you choose to participate in The GroSource Network Services activities like give-a-ways, incentives, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, benefits, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to The GroSource Network for review.
In addition, The GroSource Network collects other non-personal information including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve The GroSource Network Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
The GroSource Network Members may also choose to provide or store non-personal information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively “Profile Information”). The Profile Information in a Member’s profile is provided at his or her sole
The GroSource Network Members can change their Registration personal information and
Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and The GroSource
Network communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Edit
Profile” portion of their The GroSource Network profile.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on The GroSource Network Services.
NOTICE: THE GROSOURCE NETWORK WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
The GroSource Network Services may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. The GroSource Network Services may also carry advertisements from other companies. The GroSource Network is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with The GroSource Network Services or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies. Once you leave The GroSource Network Services via such a link, access a third party application (such as widgets) or
Some of the advertisements that appear on The GroSource Network Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-personal information about your visit to or use of The GroSource Network Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP
address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please make inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on The GroSource Network Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members’ profiles or shared with other Users. However, The GroSource Network does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with The GroSource Network. The
GroSource Network encourages Members not to provide personal information to the third party’s application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
CHOICE: THE GROSOURCE NETWORK WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
USE: THE GROSOURCE NETWORK’S USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In order to locate other The GroSource Network Members that you may already know in the physical world, The GroSource Network allows Users to search for Members using Registration personal information (i.e., full name or email address). The GroSource Network also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with service providers, professionals or other Members. The GroSource Network may also enable Members
to publicly display some Registration personal information as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under “Edit Profile.” Search engines may index the portion of a Member’s profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from The GroSource Network, The GroSource Network may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to The GroSource Network Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from The GroSource Network, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
The GroSource Network staff, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your personal information. The GroSource Network may share your personal information with those who help us manage or provide The GroSource Network Services’ information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of give-a-aways, contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your personal information to provide The GroSource Network with a specific service and not for any other purpose. The GroSource Network may also provide your personal information to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your personal information. The GroSource Network also may share your personal
information with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in “Notice” above, The GroSource Network may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on The GroSource Network Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-personal information and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. The GroSource Network prohibits these companies from sharing your non-personal information and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with The GroSource Network’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when The GroSource Network may access or disclose personal information, Profile Information or non-personal information without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of The GroSource Network, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of The GroSource Network Services or
members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if The GroSource Network sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, The GroSource Network may transfer your personal information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member who is located outside the USA chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. The GroSource Network is not responsible under any other foreign local data protection laws for Member-posted information.
SECURITY: THE GROSOURCE NETWORK PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The GroSource Network uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard personal information and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, The GroSource Network uses reasonable methods to make sure that personal information is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL NFORMATION AND HOW TO CONTACT THE GROSOURCE NETWORK ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
Whenever possible, The GroSource Network Members may review the Registration personal information we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any personal information a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration personal information, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as “Edit Profile” and “Account Settings.” If you ask The GroSource Network to stop using your personal information, The GroSource
Network will honor that request while retaining any record of your personal information that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.