Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY


    Global Gastros operates the website GlobalGastros.com. It is Global Gastros’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

    Like most website operators, Global Gastros 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. Global Gastros’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Global Gastros’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Global Gastros may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
    Global Gastros also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Global Gastros only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

    Certain visitors to Global Gastros’ websites choose to interact with Global Gastros in ways that require Global Gastros to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Global Gastros gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Global Gastros collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Global Gastros. Global Gastros does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

    Global Gastros may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Global Gastros may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Global Gastros does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    Global Gastros discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Global Gastros’ behalf or to provide services available at Global Gastros’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Global Gastros’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Global Gastros will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Global Gastros discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Global Gastros believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Global Gastros, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Global Gastros website and have supplied your email address, Global Gastros 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 Global Gastros and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. 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. Global Gastros takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Contest or Sweepstakes Entries

    If you enter a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on our site, we require that you provide certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. This information is necessary to process your Application and/or Complete Entry, contact you in response to your contest participation, and to improve the Global Gastros customer experience. Types of promotion or contest related communications include Complete Entry Confirmation emails confirming your participation in a given promotion or contest, Thank You Emails thanking you for participation in a given promotion or contest, Congratulations Emails advising you that you may have won or advanced to a new stage of a promotion or contest, and Invitations to future contests & events.

Email Communications

    Global Gastros will use your name & email address so that we can contact you via email communications under certain circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

Special Offers and Updates

    We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special promotions, contests, events, & opportunities to interact with Global Gastros and our community. You can sign up to receive these emails from us on our Newsletter sign up page, while opting into receive one of special reports/free products, and/or while entering into a sweepstake on our site. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option NOT to receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice and Opt-out” section below for more details on how to unsubscribe or opt-out of communications from Global Gastros.

Newsletters

    If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Choice/Opt-out

    Upon sweepstake entry, we provide you the option to NOT receive Newsletters & Special Promotions and Update emails from Global Gastros. We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter.

Customer Testimonials

    At times, we may post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We obtain the customer’s consent via email and/or opt-in methods prior to posting a name, city, or stated activity/interest along with any testimonial.

Links

    Global Gastros contains links to other websites. Global Gastros is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Global Gastros.

Cookies

    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Global Gastros uses cookies to help Global Gastros identify and track visitors, their usage of Global Gastros website, and their website access preferences. Global Gastros visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Global Gastros’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Global Gastros’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

    If Global Gastros, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Global Gastros goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Global Gastros may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

    Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Global Gastros and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor, Global Gastros may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Global Gastros’ sole discretion. Global Gastros encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.