Collection and Purpose
We collect your personal information disclosed to us during the registration process. We may also collect personal information from you in the course of your use of our Site including, but not limited to:
(a) Registration Form;
(b) Contact Us Page;
(e) Email alerts;
(f) Publicly available information; and
(g) User Generated Content.
We collect the following types of personal information:
(b) Geographic location;
(c) Email address; and
(d) User Generated Content.
The purpose for which we collect personal information is to provide you with the best user and service experience possible on the Site and for our internal business purposes that form part of normal business practices. Some provision of personal information is optional. However, if you do not provide us with certain types of personal information, you may be unable to enjoy the full functionality of the Site.
We may also conduct a User survey to collect information about your preferences. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary form, if at all. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfilment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
G-GLOBAL sends a session cookie to your computer when you log in to your User account. This type of cookie helps if you visit multiple pages on the Site during the same session, so that you don't need to enter your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires.
G-GLOBAL also uses longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your project related information. G-GLOBAL encodes our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. Users always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. If you disable cookies on your browser, please note that some parts of our Site may not function as effectively or may be considerably slower.
Cookies are used to improve the services for you. Some of the cookies are strictly necessary for the functionality of the site while others are used to enhance the performance and your user experience.
Strictly necessary cookies are used to:
- remember what pages you browsed
- remember how far you through completing a membership
Flash cookies are used to:
- enhance security in flash technology
- ensure your account security is not compromised
- spot irregularities in behaviour
Functional cookies are used to:
- remember your log-in details
- make sure you are secure when logged-in
- make sure that the web site looks consistent
Performance cookies are used to:
- enhance the performance of the web site by reducing the load times of pages you visit
- enhance the user experience
Targeting cookies are used to:
- allow you to share and like
- send information to other websites to customise their advertising to you.
Web Beacons are used to track the traffic patterns of users from one page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1 x 1) or clear GIF placed in the web page code. Web beacons serve many of the same purposes as cookies.
Examples of use:
The cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling the functionality of some specific services which will not work without those cookies
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
- analysing data to help us understand how you use online services so we can improve them.
If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer, please refer to your browser instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu.
You can also find out more about cookies and how to manage those on http://www.aboutcookies.org (English) or click “Help” in your browser menu.
Comments Submitted by Users
We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by contacting us. If you provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
We do not intentionally gather personal information about browsers who are under the age of 13.
We may disclose personal information only to our service providers who assist us in operating the Site. We will only disclose personal information to an unrelated third party with your consent. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services.
Apart from such circumstances, we may disclose personal information in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We may also disclose personal information as required by law.
In the event that we sell or buy businesses or their assets, or engage in transfers, acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, changes of control and other similar transactions, customer information is generally one of the transferable business assets. Thus, your personal information may be subject to such a transfer. In the unlikely event of insolvency, personal information may be transferred to a trustee or debtor in possession and then to a subsequent purchaser.
If you voluntarily provide information in publicly accessible areas of the Site, the information can be viewed and therefore used by others. We advise User Admins and users not to disclose contact information that they do not wish to have publicly available. We are not responsible for personal information you choose to submit publicly.
Access and Correction
European privacy laws allow you to get access to, and correct, the personal information we hold about you in certain circumstances. If you would like to obtain such access, please contact us on the details set out above.
You can make a complaint about any alleged breaches of privacy. In order to lodge a complaint with us, please contact us using the details above with the following information:
1. Your name and address;
2. Details of the alleged breach of privacy; and
3. URL link to the alleged breach of privacy (if applicable).
Please allow us 30 days to investigate your complaint, after which we will contact you immediately to resolve the issue.
Retention of Information
We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.
You must do what you reasonably can to ensure the security of your personal information. It is your obligation that you protect yourself against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Please log out of the Site when you have finished using a shared computer. Be wary of including sensitive information in your emails to us as they are not necessarily secure against interception. We will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it must be fraudulent.
We have processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information.
However, neither people nor security systems are infallible, including encryption systems. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may transfer all data on the Site (including all personal information) to our hosting service providers and data centres located overseas. You hereby expressly and voluntarily grant your informed consent to such transfers.
We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. If we make a significant change to the Policy, we may issue a notice by email or through notice on the home page of the Site. We encourage you to check the Policy from time to time to check for changes.