This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Company does not own or control, or to individuals that Company does not employ or manage. In addition, the Website contains links to outside sources, both ones we have added ourselves and ones that members have submitted. While we attempt to provide links only to those sites that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any web sites you visit.
The information we gather from customers enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Website. In connection with the Website, we request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of the Website, which allows users to identify each other. We collect the following types of information from our customers.
We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, user name, email address, Facebook friend data, IP address, and browser information. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to interact with other users, improving the content of the Website, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the services of our community to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network, and to develop new tools for the community.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website or services. Company automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested.
Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. Company only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Website or services so that we can make the Website appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and our Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, Company never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. Company cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
Users’ Trip Data are generally accessible to their Facebook friends. Therefore, when one of your Facebook friends joins gtrot, the Facebook friend can immediately view your Trip Data. This makes it easy for you to share information and explore your friends’ trips without creating a gtrot-specific social network.
We also provide a “Share with link” feature that allows you to share a specific trip with a wider audience, for example on Twitter. Anyone who clicks a shared link will be able to view the specific trip, even if that person is not registered on gtrot or a Facebook friend of the trip owner.
Please remember that if you choose to provide personal information on community message boards, or in community or other on-line discussions, that information is governed by the privacy settings of that particular Company group and may be available to the general Company membership. Individuals reading this information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without your knowledge. Therefore, when using community message boards and discussion groups, we urge you to think carefully about including any specific information (medical or otherwise) that might be used to identify you or your family members.
Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.
Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We are affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses sell items to you through Company's Website or emails. In other situations, Company provides services, or sells products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will share your Personal Information that is related to such transactions with that affiliated business should you choose to participate.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, Company’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.
Communication in response to User Submissions: As part of the Website and Services, you will receive from Company email and other communication relating to your User Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that by posting such User Submissions, Company may send you email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your User Submissions.
Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please send an email with your request to [email protected]. We may provide certain of your Personal Information to third parties if you affirmatively allow us to do so by opting in to an offer we make to you.
Invitations: When you invite someone to join the Company community, please be aware that we will disclose your real name, as an invitation containing your name will be sent to the email address of the person you wish to invite. This information is necessary to make sure your invitee knows who has contacted them. To build a community based on trust and empathy, we feel this disclosure is necessary.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Company, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Company may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Protection of Company and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
Your Company account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Company endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however, Company cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
Company allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information: name, email address, college affiliation, home base city and current location. This list will change as our Website changes.
Should you ever decide to delete your Company account, you may do so by emailing the request to [email protected]. If you terminate your account, your profile, including any Trip Data, will be removed from the site and deleted from Company's servers. Because of the way we maintain Company, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media.
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information to use, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain Company features.
You are able to view, add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
You may request deletion of your Company account by sending an email to [email protected]. Please note that Company will need to verify that you have the authority to delete the account, and some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at Company site, please send us a detailed message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Last Modified: May 27, 2011