Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Garden City Community Coalition (“Garden City Community Coalition”) and its affiliates, subsidiaries and designees have developed this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain our practices regarding the use and disclosure of information we may obtain from users of our Internet websites located at www.gccommunitycoalition.org, and the related or linked websites of our affiliates (collectively, the “Garden City Community Coalition Sites”) and to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations. In this Privacy Policy, Garden City Community Coalition or such affiliates, subsidiaries or designees are referred to collectively as “we,” “us,” or “our.” We believe that our practices allow us to provide great offers to you, without unnecessary use or disclosure of your information. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please send an email to [email protected]. For each, write “Garden City Community Coalition Privacy Policy” in the subject line.

Collecting Information

We do not collect any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) from individuals unless specifically provided by the individual. For example, you may voluntarily provide us with Personal Information when you purchase products or services on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites, provide feedback on our products or services, request any offer or coupon made available on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites, send questions, solicitations, inquires, critiques or comments to us, apply for a job online or register for specific online programs, surveys, auctions or other transactions or activities. You are not required to provide Personal Information to access an Garden City Community Coalition Site.

Personal Information might include: (a) contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, date of birth and email address); (b) credit card information (e.g. credit card number); (c) information regarding certain of your preferences related to us or an Garden City Community Coalition Site; and/or (d) information regarding how you became aware of the Garden City Community Coalition Sites (e) IP Address and location. Personal information also includes information about an individual’s activities, such as information about his or her activity within an Garden City Community Coalition Site, and demographic information, gender, geographic area, and preferences, when any of this information is linked to personal information that identifies that individual.

We may also collect and store statistics and other non-personal information about the online activities of our visitors on an aggregate basis (“Non-Personal Information”). Non-Personal Information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services, or users that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed. It includes non-personal information such as browser type, system type, page hits, number of visits, web pages viewed and the length of visits to the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. We do not tie Non-Personal Information to your Personal Information.

We may collect “Non-Personal Information” passively using technologies such as cookies. We use cookies to assign a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are files that your browser places on your computer’s hard drive, which we may use to learn how you arrived at the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. Cookies are also used to save and retrieve your e-mail address, password and preferences so you do not have to re-enter this information each time you visit the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. In some cases we may track or collect information about your use of the Garden City Community Coalition Sites by the numeric address assigned to the computer you are using (your IP address) or by the URLs that you come from or leave to. These methods also allow us to resolve server problems or administer the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. We reserve the right to associate this information with any other Personal Information that you may have provided us.

For reasons such as improving your experience at our Garden City Community Coalition Sites or personalizing our Garden City Community Coalition Sites to you (for example, providing better product recommendations or special offers that we think will interest you), we may supplement the information that you provide with information from third parties.

Children

We will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children 17 years of age or younger. When you disclose Personal Information on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites, you are representing to us that you are 18 years of age or older. If a person 17 years of age or younger has provided Personal Information to us, a parent or guardian should contact us at [email protected] so that we can remove such Personal Information from our active databases.

Using Your Information

We are the sole owners of all information collected on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. However, we are not in the business of sharing, selling, or renting any information gathered from the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. We will not sell, share or rent the information gathered from the Garden City Community Coalition Sites to others in ways that are different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

The Personal Information that you provide will be available to us and our agents, representatives, co-branding partners, subsidiaries, affiliates and licensees (collectively, the “Garden City Community Coalition Parties”), as well as Garden City Community Coalition’s trusted third-party service providers and contractors (collectively, “Third-Party Providers”). By submitting Personal Information, you grant to the Garden City Community Coalition Parties and the Third-Party Providers a license to use such Personal Information for the purposes described in this section. Personal Information shall be used for the purposes indicated or inferred at the time you voluntarily provide such Personal Information. In addition, the Garden City Community Coalition Parties and Third-Party Providers may also use your Personal Information, alone or in combination with the information submitted by other users, to improve the Garden City Community Coalition Sites’ navigation or infrastructure, in internal marketing analyses or reviews, and for other administrative purposes. Additionally, unless you notify us to the contrary, any Garden City Community Coalition Party may use your Personal Information in the future to provide you with information on products, services, special offers and/or deals. If you do not wish to receive these types of communications or allow an Garden City Community Coalition Party to use your Personal Information in such a manner, please contact us in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below.

We also might use Non-Personal Information to improve your experience on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites and to enhance the Garden City Community Coalition Sites. By using the Garden City Community Coalition Sites, you grant the Garden City Community Coalition Parties and any Third Party Provider a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to use, reproduce, cache, store, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute and transmit such Non-Personal Information for any purpose, and waive any moral rights and publicity rights in such Non-Personal Information.

In all cases, however, any Garden City Community Coalition Party or Third-Party Provider that has access to Personal Information or Non-Personal Information is required to use and protect such information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and to use such information only to carry out the activities or services they are performing for you or for us. Further, we shall limit the information provided to Third-Party Providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions.

Opt-Out

If you choose to opt-out from allowing the Garden City Community Coalition Parties to use your Personal Information in the future to provide you with special offers/marketing communications, simply click the “Opt-out” box at the time you provide Personal Information. You may also contact us directly at [email protected]. Additionally, “Opt-out” instructions are contained in each special offer/marketing communication sent to you. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt-out” request, we will, within a commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any listings used to provide you with special offers/marketing communications from Garden City Community Coalition Parties in the future. Please note that we may occasionally contact you for administrative purposes even if you unsubscribe from our email list.

Controlling or Changing Your Information

You may review, change, or request the deletion of your Personal Information and preferences at any time by contacting us at [email protected]. We will then take all reasonable efforts to correct or remove your Personal Information from our active databases.

Security

We take every reasonable precaution to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. When our registration/order form asks you for Personal Information, that information may be encrypted and is protected with industry-standard encryption software – SSL. If we do so, we will notify you at that time if such encryption is available. Please note, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective and we cannot guaranty the safety or security of your information. You understand that your use of the Garden City Community Coalition Sites and submission of information to us is at your own risk.

Limits on Our Abilities

Your privacy is very important to us. However, due to the existing legal and technical environment, we cannot ensure that your Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties in ways not described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe is required: (a) by law; (b) to protect and/or defend our property or other legal rights; and/or (c) to protect the personal safety, or property or other legal rights of others. In any event, we cannot and do not guarantee that our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees or co-branding partners will follow the terms of this Privacy Policy. Therefore, if you provide information to any of these parties, such information will not be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. In addition, in the event that all or substantially all of our membership interest and/or assets are transferred or sold to another entity, we might transfer Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to the acquiring entity.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We use collected information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. However, we reserve the right to change, modify, amend and/or update this Privacy Policy at any time with or without prior notice in our sole and absolute discretion. We will post such changes, modifications, amendments and/or updates on this webpage, and, if the changes are significant, a notice will be posted prominently on the Garden City Community Coalition Sites, so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. However, your use of the Garden City Community Coalition Sites following any changes, modifications, amendments and/or updates to this Privacy Policy constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by this Privacy Policy as so changed, modified, amended and/or updated. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy each time you use or access the Garden City Community Coalition Sites.

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 31, 2013.