As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to GearHost.
GearHost Website. When you sign up on our platform you provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to GearHost.
In general, it is not the practice of GearHost to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:
First, GearHost may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites.
If GearHost is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, GearHost will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or GearHost is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
GearHost has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that GearHost stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into a website.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using.
No Retention. GearHost discards non personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”
Notice. If GearHost is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then GearHost will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless GearHost is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
Effective Date: November 3rd 2014