Giststorm created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our commitment to Internet users privacy. The following policy discloses Giststorm information collecting, use, and disclosure practices for our Web site. Our employees are required to follow our privacy policies. Those employees who violate our privacy policies are subject to disciplinary measures up to and including termination.
Giststorm reserves the right to revise this Privacy Statement at any time at our discretion. Changes to our Privacy Statement will become effective upon posting to our Web site. Giststorm will endeavor to notify users of our services of changes in our Privacy Statement.
Giststorm collects different types of information in connection with the rendering of our services and the administration of our Web site. Giststorm will not voluntarily disclose or sell any information gathered about our users (Personal Information) to third parties for solicitation or other reasons unless you consent, and except as otherwise provided below.
Giststorm may from time to time approach its users regarding product, service, and other information, or offers which Giststorm feels, based on your Personal Information, may be of interest to our users. If you do not wish to receive such information, you can contact us in the manner provided above. In addition, Personal Information may be released to third parties (i) if Giststorm is required by law to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; (ii) if release of such information is required in connection with the maintenance and administration or our site; (iii) in the very rare circumstance in which Giststorm believes in good faith there is a threat to the physical security of one of our users or others. Although it is Giststorm policy to attempt to require our third parties to whom Giststorm provides Personal Information to comply with our privacy policies, Giststorm cannot guarantee their compliance.
Our additional practices and policies with respect to our collection and usage practices are addressed as follows:
Public Comment System and Community Features – Giststorm may use third-party contributors and partners or connect directly to social networks to enhance the user’s experience. To allow this, it is sometimes necessary for us to provide non-public user profile information to certain third-party contributors and partners.
Contests – From time to time, Giststorm Users may participate in contests through the Giststorm Website. Giststorm runs contests on our site in which Giststorm.com may ask visitors for contact information (such as their e-mail address) and demographic information (such as their zip code, age, or income level).
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Usage Tracking – Our Web site automatically tracks certain information from Users. This information includes the URL that the User came from, what browser the User is using, and the Users IP address. Many Web sites automatically collect this information. Giststorm gathers and uses such information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. As stated above, Giststorm will not voluntarily disclose or sell any information gathered about our users (Personal Information) to third parties for solicitation or other reasons unless you consent, and except as otherwise provided above.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change this feature in your browser. The User is always free to decline our cookies if his or her browser permits, although in that case the service may be largely unusable.
Correspondence – If a User sends us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, Giststorm may collect such information into a file specific to that User. Users should not send privileged or sensitive materials unless specifically directed, or granted permission, by Giststorm or one of its affiliate attorneys.
Regulatory Issues – Due to the existing regulatory environment, Giststorm cannot ensure that all of a Users private communications and other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), Giststorm 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. Further, Giststorm can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as Giststorm, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Giststorm uses industry standard practices to protect our Users privacy, Giststorm does not promise that their personally identifiable information or private communications can remain private.
Security – Giststorm is aware of Internet Users concerns about the privacy of their information. Our Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. User information is stored on servers protected by firewall, system-level, and database-level security.
International Information – Personal data that you have voluntarily entered is delivered electronically to servers located in the United States. By using Giststorm, you consent to the transfer of this data and to Giststorm’s use of such data as outlined in this policy.
Users Consent – Users consent to the collection and use of their information as described herein. Users will be notified by e-mail in the event of any fundamental changes to the uses of information that are described herein.
Data Quality and Access – In accordance with the Fair Information Practices defined by the government, Giststorm encourages Users to correct any inaccuracies in personal information that has been previously provided to the Web site. Users may correct or update their information by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If we use any content of yours in disregard to your policy, please contact us for take down. We obey every take down request we get on the site.
Feedback – Users may provide feedback (e.g., input and suggestions) to Giststorm regarding the Giststorm.com Web site. Users providing feedback must provide their name and e-mail address. Any contact information entered when providing feedback will only be used to acknowledge or respond to that feedback.
If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement and policies or your dealings with our Web site, please contact us.