Last Updated: October 5, 2022
What types of information do we collect?
We collect information from our online visitors to enable us to provide information about our mission, events, advocacy, and other activities. This includes information we collect automatically through technology about your use of the Website, such as your IP address. This also includes any information you choose to provide us directly when contacting us via e-mail or through other means, such as your name, organizational affiliation, job title, e-mail address, business mailing address, or telephone number.
- Analytic Cookies: To recognize and count users to the Website, measure the effectiveness of our content, and understand how visitors use the Website. We currently use Google Analytics for this purpose.
- Functional Cookies (that we or a third party may place): To make our Website easier to use, such as cookies that maintain a user’s session.
You can review your Internet browser settings to exercise choices you have over certain cookies. If you disable or delete certain cookies, this might affect certain functions or features of the Website.
How do we use or share your information?
We may use the information that we collect about you based on our legitimate interest:
- to invite you to participate in conferences or other events;
- to respond to your requests, such as to answer your questions sent to the GVGC e-mail address listed on the Website;
- to respond to your feedback and suggestions about the GVGC’s programs or services or with respect to how to improve the Website; and
- to send you newsletters or other communications that may be of interest to you (if you agree).
We may share your information with the members of the GVGC listed on the Website.
We do not sell or rent your personal information, nor do we share your personal information with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising.
We occasionally use third parties (such as other companies, agents, or contractors) to perform services to support our operations. In the course of providing such services, these third parties may have access to your personal information and have agreed to securely store and maintain it.
Retention of Information
We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, and thereafter as necessary to comply with applicable law or contractual obligations. Subject to any applicable exceptions, we will delete your personal information within a reasonable period in accordance with applicable law, if you request us to do so.
Location of Processing
The ESA, based in the United States, is the administrator of the Website. Accordingly, we may store and process information in the U.S., which may not provide the same level of protection as the jurisdiction in which you reside.
What choices do you have about the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information?
You have control over the personal information you submit to us. If you would like to object to or request restriction of information processing, request access to your data, or have us correct, update, or delete personal information about you that you previously provided to us, please e-mail [email protected]. To the extent we rely on your consent or process any personal information, you may withdraw it at any time.
You may opt-out of receiving our newsletters or other communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter e-mail or by reaching out to us at [email protected].
You may also submit any complaints you may have about our data handling practices to the data protection authority in the jurisdiction where you reside.
Notice Regarding Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. We take kids’ privacy seriously, and we encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times. If parents believe that we have unintentionally collected their child’s personal information, they should contact us at [email protected] to request the deletion of the information.
What kinds of security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?
We have implemented reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, loss, or alteration.
How can you ask questions or send us comments about this Policy?
If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Policy, please contact us at: [email protected].
Updates to this Policy
We may amend this Policy at any time. If we make any material changes to the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website or by sending you an e-mail at the last e-mail address you provided us. Any material changes to this Policy will be effective 30 days following our posting of notice of the changes on the Website or 30 days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you.
Please note that, at all times, you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us your current e-mail address. If the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid or for any other reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.