TheGalatasGroup.com, brought to you by The Galatas Group, LLC, and TheGalatasGroup.com, (hereinafter referred to as TheGalatasGroup.com) and its affiliates and partners respect the privacy of its visitors. TheGalatasGroup.com 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 TheGalatasGroup.com. Please read this information so that you can feel comfortable about participating in our community.
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 TheGalatasGroup.com 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 TheGalatasGroup.com and are not subject to the TC.
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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 TheGalatasGroup.com uses your information
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 www.TheGalatasGroup.com. 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 TheGalatasGroup.com 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 TheGalatasGroup.com, (b) to protect and defend the legal rights or property of TheGalatasGroup.com, 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.
How TheGalatasGroup.com 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 TheGalatasGroup.com, 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 TheGalatasGroup.com 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.
We appreciate your participation in the TheGalatasGroup.com community, and will do our best to honor your requests. To learn about the different membership options we have available, please click here.