1. Introduction and General Terms
In order to provide you with the full range of GVEP online services, we are required to collect information about you.
2. Gathering of Non-Personally Identifying Information
GVEP collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GVEP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GVEP’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GVEP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. GVEP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. GVEP does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
3. Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
Certain visitors to GVEP’s website choose to interact with the site in ways that require GVEP to gather personally-identifying information. For example, we ask visitors who want receive our quarterly e-newsletter to provide a username and email address. GVEP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GVEP. GVEP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
4. Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
GVEP takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally identifying information. GVEP discloses personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that provide services available at GVEP’s website, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, and contractors may be located outside of your home country; by using GVEP’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GVEP will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees and contractors, as described above, GVEP discloses personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GVEP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GVEP, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, GVEP may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GVEP. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.