The information collection, use, and dissemination practices of GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM:
This policy applies to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the “Websites”), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third web sites or applications.
1. Collection of Information.
1.1 Survey Information.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes an GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a “Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or a third party (a “Third Party”) may ask an individual to provide various information to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM.
1.2 Third Party List Information.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM collects information from individuals when an individual provides information to a third party and GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party (the “Seller”). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, “Third Party List Information”). When acquiring Third Party List Information, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller’s list.
1.3 Other Information.
Other occasions when GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or by a third party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.4 Cookies, Pixel Tags, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM currently uses cookie and pixel tag technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Pixel Tags.
A pixel tag is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an programming function — see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM to track certain web sites an individual visits online.
(c) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.5 Outside Information.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may receive information about individuals from third parties or from other sources of information outside of GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.6 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM gathers or receives about individuals.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
1.8 Credit Card Information.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card (“Credit Card Information”) when an individual places an order from GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM. When the Credit Card Information is submitted to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
2. Use of Individual Information.
2.1 Discretion to Use Information.
THE COMPANY MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION.
The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM currently uses Individual Information, but GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may update this policy from time to time. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM uses Individual Information to provide newsletters and promotional offers by email to individuals. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM email lists, a person must send an email to [email protected]
2.2(a) Content of Email Messages.
In certain commercial email messages sent by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM, an advertiser’s name will appear in the “From:” line but hitting the “Reply” button will cause a reply email to be sent to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM. The “Subject:” line of GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM.
2.2(b) Solicited Email.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or to individuals who have agreed on third party websites to receive email from third parties such as GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM email messages.
2.3 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.4 Profiles of Individuals.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.5 Storage of Individual Information.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM stores the Individual Information in a database on GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM computers and Third Party computers. Our computers and our trusted third party provider computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s control. Not withstanding such measures, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM or its third party providers’ computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM DOES NOT SELL, RENT OR SHARE ATTENDEE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES EXCEPT IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
3.2 Order Fulfillment.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM will transfer Individual Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such third party while using GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM web sites or when responding to offers provided by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM. [Example: The mailhouse that GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM uses receives the mailing database to send GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s FeedFront Magazine to its subscribers.]3.3 Legal Process.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting [email protected] GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM may also grant advertising clients and email services providers’ access to an individual’s email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, merchants, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of third parties. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM, you have several options:
(a) Unsubscribe from one email list.
To unsubscribe from a particular list, either (1) send an email to [email protected] or (2) follow the instructions in each newsletter or promotional email message sent by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s email lists.
We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM. To globally unsubscribe from all of GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM’s lists, send an email to [email protected]
6. California User Consumer Rights.
In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to [email protected]
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov
If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at [email protected]