GMEC is committed to protecting the privacy of children who may use our site in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). To that end, our site is age-gated so that we do not knowingly request personal information from children. If we become aware that a user of our site has improperly identified her/himself as being age 13 or older by inputting a false date of birth or otherwise, we shall promptly take action to delete any personal information provided to us by such person.
With respect to users of our site who are identified by our age gate as under the age of 13, we do not request any personal information and to the extent we collect any personal or anonymous information automatically by use of our site or our pages on third-party sites or platforms, it is used solely for the purposes set forth below under USE OF YOUR INFORMATION and in all cases, only as permitted by law, including COPPA.
With respect to users of our site who are identified by our age gate as being age 13 or older, we may request and/or collect two basic types of information – personal information and anonymous information – and we may use personal and anonymous information to create a third type of information – aggregate information. We collect the following categories of information:
Unless prohibited under applicable law, we use the information we collect from and on you for the following purposes:
We will not share your personal information with companies unaffiliated with us without your permission and at no time will we share personal information regarding a user who is under the age of 13, or otherwise in violation of the law. Please note that once we share your personal information with another company, the information received by the other company becomes subject to the other company’s privacy practices.
You have the right at any time to correct, update and delete your personal information provided to us, and opt-out of receiving our newsletter. You may exercise your rights by contacting us using the contact information below, or following instructions provided in communications sent to you.
The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect user information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.