Last updated: 10/16/2018
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for https://www.thegeniedirectory.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.
We will use your information to provide services to you and, if applicable, to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. Except as required by law, we will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization without your permission, other than as necessary to fulfill your requests, to process payments, to provide resolution of complaints, and to provide services in accordance with your contract and our Website Terms and Conditions found here.
Links: This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys and Contests: From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email or mailing address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Registration for Service Providers: In order to use this website as a service provider, you must first complete the registration form. During registration, a service provider is required to give certain information (such as name, email address, phone number, mailing address, information related to your business, content for your account, payment information, etc.). This information is used to provide services in accordance with your contract and the website terms and conditions.
Subscriptions and Billing: We request information from you during your registration to be used to bill you for services provided to you. To subscribe to services on the Directory website, you must provide contact information (like name and billing address) and financial information to the third-party payment processor (like credit card number, expiration date or financial account information). This information is used for billing purposes. If we have trouble processing a payment, we’ll use your contact information to contact you to resolve the problem.
Cookies: We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you might not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
Sharing: We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may partner with another company to provide specific services. When a user signs up for these services, we will share your name or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us directly (this may require termination of services to comply). You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the Contact Us Form on the website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
We control access to protect sensitive information transmitted online. We use electronic storage, including “cloud” storage, to minimize expenses and maintain organization. Only Directory employees have login credentials to access this information.
Only employees and third parties who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information, and we only share information actually needed to perform the specific task that needs completed.