Pre-Release Service Features and Privacy Choice
The current version of GCR Sites is considered to be in the pre-release phase until further notice. The purpose of the pre-release services offering is to obtain feedback regarding potential commercial versions of the services. As such, a GCR Group customer who joins and participates in the pre-release GCR Group services and marketplace (“Customer”) affirms that it has obtained or will obtain any required consents from data subjects who may participate in Customer’s use of the pre-release Services. The pre-release services may employ lesser or different security measures than those expected to be present in future commercial versions of GCR Group services.
Collection and Use of Information
In order to provide GCR Group services to our customers, we require Information regarding our customers’ users. This includes name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, and, depending on the GCR Group services ordered, other information that can be used to identify and contact you.
We use this Information in the following ways:
to establish your user account, which enables you to use our services;
to contact you regarding important information about your account, including notices and updates;
to provide you with additional materials regarding the services that you have requested or connect you with a representative of GCR Group, if necessary;
to respond directly to your questions, comments or requests for support;
to analyze site usage, to improve and customize our web sites and service offers, and to improve our marketing and promotional efforts;
to compile aggregate user profile data, such as geographic information, role-related information and zip code, which are used for market analysis;
to bill or process other accounting/administrative matters in connection with GCR Group services.
The administrative and/or billing contact information provided in connection with GCR Group services may be used to contact Customer or its representatives about its subscription, its opinions about the pre-release Services, or its interest in continuing the account after commercial release of the services.
If you use the email links on GCR Sites to contact us directly, we may use your comments to improve GCR Sites and our services. GCR Group or its services providers may automatically track certain Information about your use of the GCR Sites, for example logging IP addresses or other Information for system administration purposes, and monitoring any illegal use of the services. This Information will be analyzed to constantly improve the value of the materials and services available on GCR Sites. Other Information about your usage may be logged and used, such as Internet service provider and browser type, in order to analyze usage trends and broad demographic Information.
Disclosure of Information
GCR Group provides some of its services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, service providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “Partners”). For example GCR Group’s Email service is made available through a contract email services provider. If you’ve subscribed to any of our contracted content or services, you should be aware that we share the Information with these Partners in order to ensure your access to the GCR Group services that you have ordered. Many Partners have adopted their own privacy policies, which are not subject to control by GCR Group. However, to protect GCR Group customers and partners, GCR Group contractually prohibits its Partners from using the Information that we collect except as necessary to provide services to GCR Group. We may use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf as well, such as processing credit card transactions. We also provide postal addresses to the carrier for delivery purposes. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your Information. These companies are not permitted to use your Information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.
We take information security very seriously and use reasonable measures to protect your Information from unauthorized access, including storing all the Information we gather from you in secure databases. However, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Information or assume liability for improper access to it. By using the GCR Sites, or providing Information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the GCR Sites.
You should never disclose your password to any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your Information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.
Changes to This Policy