Grouper Communications respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. This statement describes how Grouper Communications collects and uses your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information.
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information when needed to provide a service or product or carry out a transaction you have requested.
When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously registered with us. We do not automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have registered with us. Like many other commercial websites, the Grouper Communications website may use a standard technologies, such as "cookies" and other HTML tools, to collect information about how you use the site or to record that you opened an email marketing message.
Grouper Communications collects personal information when you register with Grouper Communications for a Member account, when you use certain Grouper Communications products or services, when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list, or when you submit an entry for a sweepstakes or other promotions, or when you submit your personal information to Grouper Communications for any other reason. From time to time, Grouper Communications receives personal information from business partners and vendors. Grouper Communications only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this Privacy Statement and applicable laws.
Access to certain Grouper Communications web pages requires a login and a password. Unless you request deactivation of your personal information as specified below, your personal information may be retained by Grouper Communications to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, track software downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.
When personal information is collected, we will inform you at the point of collection the purpose for the collection. Grouper Communications will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent.
In most cases we will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in" prior to receiving direct marketing, email newsletter or market research information. This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted. At the very minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving such materials. This means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement unless you take affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection.
Some Grouper Communications websites and HTML-formatted email newsletters may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to understand user behavior. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Some Web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies. Grouper Communications may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track email links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused email communications or purchase information. Each email communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of Grouper Communications' website if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. You do not need to have cookies turned on, however, to use/navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain of Grouper Communications' web pages may require a login and password.
For additional information about cookies and other tracking technologies, including instructions for blocking their use, see http://privacy.getnetwise.org/browsing/tools/.
Grouper Communications uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.
Because Grouper Communications is a global company, your personal information may be shared with other Grouper Communications offices or subsidiaries around the world. All such entities are governed by this Privacy Statement or are bound by appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements.
Your personal information is never shared outside Grouper Communications without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside Grouper Communications, data is stored in security-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Grouper Communications, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
Grouper Communications may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
Grouper Communications' website contains links to other sites. Grouper Communications does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
Our website may contain links to websites operated by other companies. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a Grouper Communications logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by Grouper Communications. Although we choose our business partners carefully, Grouper Communications is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our site. Once you have left our website, you should check the applicable privacy statement of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.
This document was updated May 17, 2018.