Privacy Policy, brought to you by The Galatas Group, LLC, and, (hereinafter referred to as and its affiliates and partners respect the privacy of its visitors. does not collect any personal information through the website without the knowledge of the visitor.

The following process explains our information gathering and disseminating practices at Please read this information so that you can feel comfortable about participating in our community.

This Privacy Policy is subject to the Terms and Conditions (the “TC”) posted on the Site, including the provisions regarding change or modification of this Privacy Policy and other policies as set forth in the TC. You are responsible for checking this page periodically for changes and updates to the Privacy Policy. Your use of the Site following any posted changes to the Privacy Policy will be deemed an acceptance of such changes. This Privacy Policy is part of, and incorporated into, the TC.

Our Web server collects the IP address, operating system and browser software used by our visitors. An IP address (which is different than an email address) can tell us the user’s Internet service provider and based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. We also collect information about which pages they visit, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks they click. This information helps us evaluate the effectiveness of various parts of the site.

For the same purposes, we use “cookies” – small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive – to help track your usage of our site. Cookies don’t include personal information about you, but they are unique to each user, which allows computers to distinguish between users and can save you time when you return to a part of the site and repeat an activity. Cookies placed on your computer by third parties by or through the Site, if any, are not the responsibility of and are not subject to the TC.

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Personal Information
When you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, respond to a survey, register for a class, or purchase any product or service, you may be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, email address, and phone number. We do not collect any personal information from Visitors when they use the Websites unless they provide such information voluntarily, such as by registering or sending us an email or signing up for a newsletter. By providing any personal information to this Site, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in any country.

How uses your information
We collect this information in order to provide you with our services more easily, and in a more personalized manner. We may make blogs, message boards and discussion forums available to you. If you choose to voluntarily disclose certain information on any such public area of the Site, this Privacy Policy will not cover such disclosure of information. We urge exercising caution when disclosing information on blogs, public message boards or discussion forums. As well, your registration information is captured in our database when you register to attend or view any of our live and archived webcasts.

This personal information will be used to process orders and to contact you regarding technical updates, special offers and upcoming events. When members register to participate in our live or archived sponsor webcasts, full contact information of the user may be provided to the vendor according to any contract agreement with that particular vendor/sponsor. All promotions are sent out through The revenue derived from these promotions sponsored by vendors enables us to supply leading-edge content, subsidize the production of our Web site and support research and development efforts.

Who shares your information with
In order to provide you with co-branded services, and to improve our features, we will sometimes share your information with our partners.

We reserve the right to disclose any information if such action is necessary (a) to conform to the requirements of the law or to comply with legal process or subpoena served on, (b) to protect and defend the legal rights or property of, the Site, or its users, or (c) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of its users or the general public. We further reserve the right to release any information concerning any user if that user participates (or is reasonably suspected of participating) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.

It is possible that, its subsidiaries, its joint ventures, or any combination of such, could merge with or be acquired by another business entity. Should such a combination occur, you should expect that would share some or all of your information in order to continue to provide the service. Notice of any such event (to the extent it occurs) will be posted on the website, and we will require that the new combined entity follow the practices disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

How protects your personal information
For all our transactions, we employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies. Where appropriate, we password protect, use SSL encryption techniques for credit card information and install firewalls. We strive to protect you. We encourage our participating service providers to adopt and honor their own consumer privacy policies. For all our efforts to safeguard your privacy, no system can be guaranteed. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, or that we transmit to you, or guarantee that it will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Once we receive your information, we use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Information Maintained by Clients on The Galatas Group Websites
The information that you upload to, or the Handbook Builder site is not disclosed to third parties. Such information is protected in accordance with The Galatas Group’s Security Policy (See “Terms and Conditions of Use”). The Galatas Group may host and maintain the website and the Handbook Builder sites or utilize one or more third party service providers to host and maintain The Galatas Group websites. The Galatas Group, or The Galatas Group’s third party service providers use firewalls, standard and military-grade encryption technology, intrusion detection and site monitoring to protect Client information.

Any data transmitted by Client to any of The Galatas Group websites are encrypted using 256 bit encryption technology. However, the security of information transmitted through the Internet cannot be guaranteed. The Galatas Group is not responsible for any interception or interruption of any Client communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of Client data.
The Galatas Group will restrict access to a Client’s Personally Identifiable Information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs.

Other websites
The Site may also contain links to other websites and advertising. The privacy policies of those websites and advertisers may significantly differ from that of our Site. It is your responsibility to contact such website operator or advertiser directly to determine their privacy policy.
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