(Effective March, 2015)
- What information of yours is collected via this Website;
- How that information is used;
- With whom the information may be shared;
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information; and
Like many websites, Groupmatics, LLC collects personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us by (i) utilizing any “contact” feature on our Website, (ii) emailing us, (iii) registering for use of the Website or (iv) submitting purchases through the Website. We may collect any personal information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, e-mail address and payment information.
Non-personal information; Cookies:
As part of the standard operation of our Website, we may passively collect certain non-personal information from you including, but not limited to, your browser type (e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer), operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), IP address, web sites visited and the domain name from which you accessed the Website (e.g., yahoo.com). In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visited our Website, the areas or pages of our Website that you visit, the amount of time spent viewing our Website, the number of times you return to our Website and other click-stream data.
Further, most websites use “cookies” and we may as well. A cookie is a bit of information (a small text file) that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive and enables the server to recognize your computer when it visits again. Cookies enable us to track statistical information about navigation to and throughout certain areas of this Website. Cookies also help us learn how groups of people use the Website, and help us collect information to track usage patterns, browsing behavior and assess web content and structure.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your web browser to reject them or to alert you before one is placed. The “help” segment of the toolbar on most browsers explains how to configure a browser to not accept new cookies, how to have the browser inform a user when they receive a new cookie and how to erase cookies from a computer’s hard drive.
Third Party Vendors
Groupmatics, LLC may engage third-party vendors to provide various services relating to the Website, including, without limitation, development, marketing, payment processing and hosting services, and Groupmatics, LLC may disclose to such vendors information about individual users that is necessary for performing the services. To protect your privacy, we require our vendors to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information and do not authorize our vendors to retain, use or disclose any personal information for any purpose other than the performance of the services that they provide to Groupmatics, LLC
Use of Collected Information
The personal information that you provide to Groupmatics, LLC may be stored, processed and used by Groupmatics, LLC for the following purposes: (i) to respond to your comments, requests for information and inquiries; (ii) to help administer and protect the security or integrity of our Website, (iii) to process online purchases, (iv) to permit access and use by users of our web-based products and services, (v) for our marketing and promotional purposes, including, without limitation, sending newsletters and (vi) for distribution to marketing partners if you consent to your information being shared for their marketing purposes.
We will disclose your personal information only if you direct us to do so, or if we are required to do so as specified in more detail in “Disclosure Exceptions” below or as otherwise described herein.
You should be aware that any personal information that is voluntarily posted by you to a public area of this Website (for example, a message board) may be viewed and used by other users.
Information that we collect from you regarding your browser type, operating system, ISP, IP address, web sites visited, the domain name from which you accessed this Website or other click-stream data is not used by us to personally identify you, but, instead, may be compiled and analyzed internally on an aggregated basis to measure our users’ habits. This helps Groupmatics, LLC measure the use of our Website, improve the content of our Website and to better understand and serve our users. We may use the services of vendors to help us measure and personalize our advertising on the site who may collect and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our users.
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we believe that such action is necessary:
- To comply with any laws or other legal process, such as search warrants, subpoenas or court orders;
- To protect Groupmatics, LLC’s rights and property or defend against legal claims;
- To protect any other party’s rights, property and safety;
- To report to any law enforcement agency any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful;
- To investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving harassment, abusive messages or potential threats to the physical safety of any person;
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this Website;
- During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk; or
- In the event that Groupmatics, LLC is ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized or otherwise transferred we may transfer our databases, together with any personal and non-personal information contained therein, to the third party acquiring the company.
We may also disclose your personal information to the organizer of any groups or organizations you belong to on the Website in order to facilitate the services provided by the Website.
Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to other third-party websites, specifically including our payment portal which is hosted and operated by a third party. While we try to link only to third-party websites that share our respect for privacy, our Policy and privacy practices do not extend to and may differ from third-party websites that can be accessed through links on this Website. We are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other third-party websites. If you are concerned, please consider the privacy policies on the third-party website before registering with or navigating those sites.
Groupmatics, LLC complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children. If we discover personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will eliminate that data.
Security of Collected Information
To protect the privacy of personal information provided by you, Groupmatics, LLC and its hosting vendor employ security controls, including, without limitation, physical access controls and Internet firewalls. Unfortunately, no electronic communication over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to take great care to protect your personal information, Groupmatics, LLC cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Remember to close your browser window when you are finished using this Website. This is to ensure that others cannot pose as you online.
This Website gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. Users also have the option at any time to opt-out of receiving such communications or remove their information from our database in order to stop receiving communications or our services.
Access to Collected Information
You may review, update and delete any personal information that you provide to us through this Website by contacting us as described below under “Contacting Us” or via the “My Account” section of this Website.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or if you would like to review, update and delete any personal information that you have provided to us through this Website, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your questions and suggestions about our Policy.