- Privacy Matters to Us
- Cookies and Data Collection
- Information Collected Automatically
- For Which Purposes Is Your Data Collected and Processed?
- In Detail: What Information Do We Share with Third Parties?
- Who Can Access Your Data?
- Securely Storing and Deleting Your Data
- Privacy of Children Under Age 13
- Third Party Advertisement
- Your Rights under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Your California Privacy Rights
- Modifications To This Policy
Your data may be deleted automatically after the related specific process has been fully completed and finished or -if you have- your registered profile is removed completely from The Services. This does not apply if statutory provisions prevent deletion, further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or you have expressly consented to longer storage. All information of any type of unregistered users who are not logged in, will be deleted after 2 years.
Privacy Matters to Us
Although we allow you to set your privacy options that limit 3rd party access to your pages, questions and answers, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to disclose your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the The Services will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the The Services. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
If we find a violation related to privacy or the security system of The Services, we may try to inform you electronically by sending a notification or by sending you an email.
Cookies and data Collection
GAG collects information through The Services at several points. Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of The Services (including your account, if you are an account holder as a registered User to The Services), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services.
Users who register with one of GAG’s Services, by doing so express their consent to GAG’s data collection from social media accounts, smart phone data, and appropriate online behavioral actions history.
GAG may collect the following information (directly, manually or automatically via cookies and similar technologies): name and contact information (Users'name, surname, phone number, e-mail address, country of residence, date of birth), authentication information (the users password, membership information), demographic data (birth date, age, and sex), device information (data from a User’s electronic device model, browser type and your IP address information), favorites and usage data (open or publicized profile data from social media sites e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin etc. may be gathered and processed from the User’s devices), location data.
Information Collected Automatically
Our servers automatically record some certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as "Log data"), including both account holders and non-account holders (either, a "User"). Log data may include information such as a User's Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system and also the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use this information to administer The Services and we analyze (and may enGAGe third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance The Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users. needs and preferences.
We sure do enGAGe cookies. A cookie is a small text file that a web server places on your device to be a unique identifier. Our cookies do not have an expiration date. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. We also use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the User closes The Services or browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to The Services. You can remove or block these cookies using the settings in your browser/device etc.
When you use The Services, we use these persistent and session type cookies and other tracking technologies to:
- store your username and password;
- analyze the usage of The Services;
- customize The Services to your preferences; and
- enhance your navigation through the site. A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to The Services. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of The Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
We may also use other Internet technologies, log files, clear GIFs, Flash technologies, and other similar technologies, to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of The Services. We also may include clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
We use these automated technologies to collect and analyze certain types of information we consider to be non-personal information, including:
- information related to the devices you use to access or interact with The Services, such as: IP addresses, unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language; and
- information related to the ways in which you interact with The Services, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used The Services, and other similar information. We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser/device/software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of The Services to their full extent.
You can set your browser/device/software so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of The Services may be restricted.
We also collect usage information as you interact with our Services, including but not limited to asking and/or answering questions, sending or receiving instant messages, writing editorials, articles and comments etc.
By choosing to sign on to The Services through Facebook or another third-party service, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service.
For Which Purposes Is Your data Collected and Processed?Users may access their own personal information and update, change, and delete any part of it to which they are allowed to make updates to. If users need to change, update or remove information to which they don't have access to, they may contact us about these inaccuracies through our Contact Us page. Users may delete their information from our database by canceling their membership within their account section.
data obtained by GAG is used to improve GAG’s Services, is applied to GAG’s or other third-party advertising/marketing campaigns, provides promotions to Users, fulfills legal obligations, may create User ratings that contribute to The Services’ functionality.
GAG uses information we collect to analyze how The Services is used, diagnose and resolve service or technical problems, maintain system security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track User content and Users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable US laws. This is accomplished through use of a User’s IP address, if necessary. IP addresses are also used to generally identify Users and to collective demographic information.
Some information collected by GAG will be displayed within your profile so that other Users can interact with you. Users who provide information may occasionally receive e-mail announcements and newsletters, if they opt in. Registered users will, upon request, receive additional announcements from us about products, Services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Registered users may also receive e-mails from GAG to communicate new Services, updates offered by us that we think our Users may find valuable. Users may also receive notifications by e-mail when a question that is asked or bookmarked is updated with an answer.
As earlier stated, our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile to other Users of The Services. Users can choose to modify this limit as they deem necessary. Users can even share information, ask questions anonymously without displaying their personal information, including their user names.
Users who wish to deactivate their accounts may do so by going to their account settings. Any deleted information including but not limited to User information, User content or User accounts may be kept in a backup copy due to legal regulations. Users’ direct/private messages are also kept for a reasonable amount of time in some cases but this period does not exceed 3 months and then they are to be deleted forever. Any of such information will not generally be available on The Services.
The username, thumbnail image and location may be displayed in various parts of The Services including but not limited to search results, Users lists and User account pages. Such User information is displayed so that other Users can see who answered or asked a question or so that friends can find friends in our Services. Also note that the extent of the personal information displayed is limited to what Users choose to display.
GAG may use profile information based on age, gender and location to promote news updates or products to display relevant advertisements or announcements.
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit The Services. Some advertisements on The Services are sometimes delivered directly to users by third party advertisers. Some companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits in order to provide advertisements about goods and Services likely to be of greater interest to you.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through our Service or using the GAG’s name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
If our Policy on information collection or uses changes, we will inform you by updating this page and include a date of revision.
In Detail: What Information Do We Share with Third Parties?
Personally identifiable information (PII) is information that, when used alone or with other relevant data, can identify an individual.
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you except as described below as follows:
We may share information with our service providers. We may enGAGe third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide The Services, e.g., we use a third-party web hosting provider for hosting and running The Services. These third-party service providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing their Services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
We may disclose information in connection with our business transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
As mentioned above, we may disclose information for our protection and the protection of others. It is our Policy to protect you from having your privacy violated through abuse of the legal systems, whether by individuals, entities or government, and to contest claims that we believe to be invalid under applicable law. However, it is also our Policy to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary:
- to satisfy or comply with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or to respond to lawful requests, including subpoenas, warrants or court orders;
- to protect our property, rights and safety and the rights, property and safety of third parties or the public in general; and
- to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
We may disclose information with your explicit consent or at your request. We will share your PII with third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites, if you have expressly requested that we do so.
From time to time, we may run contests, advertisements, special offers, or other events or activities on The Services together with a third-party partner. If you provide information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. We cannot control third parties' use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.
Who Can Access Your data?
GAG will not share third party information about the Users or the Users’ online information that has not been expressly consented to by the User.
GAG, third parties, and third-party vendors that provide promotions can access the data. In addition,
GAG’s operations may require to include outsourcing some of its’ operation to 3rd party providers.
GAG shall not be liable to You for any purpose that is related to satisfying required operations and developing The Services. Explicit consent from the User for any related purposes are also not under GAG’s liabilities. Finally, any purposes specified under uses for a third party are also exempted from GAG’s legal liabilities.
Users may send, in writing, their complaints and referrals by a hard copy, or a soft copy through a registered email address with a secure electronic or mobile signature or through an e-mail address previously registered with The Services.
Users may access their own personal information and update, change and delete any part of it to which they are allowed to make updates to.
If users need to change, update or remove all of or part of their information to which they don't have access to, they may contact us about these inaccuracies through our Contact page.
If you want to cancel your membership as a whole, you can do so by going to your user profile.
GAG undertakes to exercise due diligence that necessary precautions have been taken for preventing disclose all or any portion of the confidential information to the public or unauthorized use or disclosure to third parties.
Securely Storing and Deleting Your data
GAG will always try to make sure that the data exchanges that will be performed by The Services as encrypted through HTTPS.
We use reasonable security measures that are designed to protect personal information from accidental loss, disclosure, misuse, and destruction. However, please be aware that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective and no system is %100 secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you provide to us. You transmit information to us at your own risk.
GAG reserves the right to keep data collected during a statute of limitations period set for thin applicable legislation. This right is limited to extents necessary for GAG to perform its Services, follow collection purposes, maintain legal compliance, and execute administrative and judicial proceedings under dispute.
Privacy of Children Under Age 13
Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13, in some countries tighter age limits may apply under local law. If you are under 13, please do not use The Services and do not give us your personal data.
We do not knowingly collect any data from children under the age of 13.
If you are a parent of a child under the age of 13 and you notice that your child has given any personal data/information on our Services, please contact and notify us at email@example.com
We will try take reasonable steps to erase data if we notice or learn that we have collected the data of a child under 13.
The Services may contain links to other websites/Services/applications owned by 3rd parties but not GAG.
Please note that when you click on links to other websites/applications, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours. GAG does not bear any responsibility for the content, terms or privacy policies of any website/application that we link to.
Your Rights under the European Union General data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The rights that are granted to you as a data bearer under the GDPR, unless limited by applicable law, include the following:
- The Right of Access: The right to access information that concerns you;
- The Right to Amend: The right to change or update your data if it is incorrect or incomplete;
- The Right to Delete/Forgive: The right to request deletion of your data;
- The Right to Restrict: The right to request a temporary or permanent suspension of a part or a whole of your data;
- The Right to Object: The right to object to the processing of your data at any time on the basis of particular circumstances;
- The Right to Object (2): The right to object to the processing of your data for the purpose of direct
- The Right of data Portability: The right to request a copy of your data in electronic form, alongside the right to have that data in use with another party’s service;
- The Right of Non-Compliance with Automatic Processing Systems: The right to refuse subjection to an automatic decision-making system, including profiling if there is a legal or similarly legal effect on the decision.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personally identifiable information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personally identifiable information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Modifications To This Policy
We may modify this Policy in our discretion at any time. If we modify this Policy, we will post the new Policy or any changes on The Services and update the “Last Updated” date above. The Policy provisions amended by us shall enter into force on the date of publication in addition, we will notify you in advance of big and important changes that maybe made by showing you a specific notice in accordance with the conditions or by sending you an e-mail.
If you have any questions or requests arousing from this Policy, you can contact us by writing to email@example.com e-mail address.