Privacy Policy

POLICY WITH RESPECT TO AGE OF USERS

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.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or practices in regards to COPPA compliance, please contact us via our contact information stated below.

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE REQUEST AND COLLECT

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:

  • Information you provide when you express interest in receiving further information from us, including your name, date of birth, and email address.
  • Information, if any, you automatically provide to us when you use our site or our pages on third-party sites or platforms.
  • Location information, if any, when you visit our site, including location information either provided by a mobile device interacting with our site (including through beacon technologies), or associated with your IP address, where we are permitted by law to process this information.
  • Usage, viewing and technical data, including your device identifier or IP address, when you visit our site, use our pages on third-party sites or platforms or open emails we send.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION
  • We collect information you provide to us when you request receiving further information from us, respond to customer surveys, or otherwise interact with us using one or more devices. Please keep in mind that when you provide information to us on a third-party site or platform, the information you provide may be separately collected by the third-party site or platform. The information we collect is covered by this Privacy Policy and the information the third-party site or platform collects is subject to the third-party site or platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through the use of our own web pages.
  • We may collect information through technology, including when you visit our site or our pages on third-party sites or platforms using one or more devices, but only for the purposes stated below.
  • We may acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information you provided or we collected automatically. Local law may require that you authorize the third party to share your information with us before we can acquire it.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Unless prohibited under applicable law, we use the information we collect from and on you for the following purposes:

  • If you are age 13 or older, to send you our newsletter to keep you informed of our latest site content, projects, and events.
  • Optimize or improve our services and operations.
  • Detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal, including violations of COPPA.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS

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.

DATA SECURITY, INTEGRITY AND RETENTION

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.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements or for other purposes. We will notify you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent.
If you have a comment or question about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via the contact information below. Our site contains links to other sites not owned or controlled by us and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.