Some GT Services do not require any personally identifying information. GT collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website or submitting a query via email or SMS. This log information may include your phone number, telecommunications carrier, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services. For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we may request credit card or other payment information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. For advertising programs, you may be required to register for an account. GT asks you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your name, phone number, wireless carrier, and an email address) and we will use that information to provide the service. When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it.
We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us. Name, phone number, and email address You have the option to provide GT with your name and email address. If you provide us with your email address we may use it to send you information about the Service, new features and upgrades to the Service and new services offered by GT. You also have the option to give us permission to use your email address to send you information on special promotions and offers. You may opt-out of receiving these types of mailings by checking the box in the personalization section in your GT (click on the "My Preferences" link). If you have opted to receive other emails from GT (e.g. message newsletters), you can click the unsubscribe link on one of the emails you receive in order to unsubscribe. Phone Numbers, IP Addresses and Computer Information If you access and use the Service, our Web server logs typical information, including: The URL of the page requested if applicable The phone number of the mobile device requesting if applicable The telecommunications carrier for the phone number of the mobile device if applicable The time and date of the request The type, version, and configuration of Web browser being used if applicable The type of Operating System being used if applicable The URL of the site where you clicked on a link to get to the GT Web site. This URL might contain a code to help identify the specific advertisement clicked on. The IP address to which a copy of the page you requested is to be sent for display by your browser This information is completely anonymous. This information helps us determine if your computer has the minimum requirements necessary to use the Software and is used to help us improve the Service.
GT collects transaction information such as services purchased, sites used and offers accepted by our users. In the event that you make a purchase with an advertiser through the Service, we may collect the information that you provide to the advertiser including information such as name and payment information. As a general rule, we do not collect credit card numbers except for direct GT Services purchased. In the limited cases where we host the transaction process, we electronically package the information that you provide to us (including your credit card number in encrypted form) and transmit the information to the credit card company. Other than this one transmission, GT does not use your credit card number and does not retain or share your card number with anyone other than the credit card company from whom you are making your purchase.
We have your consent.
We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of GT, its users or the public. If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy or with your consent.
We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States or any other country in which GT or its agents maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.
We gather this information in order to facilitate transactions on your behalf, to personalize and improve our service offerings to you and to ensure that we are compensated by our partners. In order to facilitate your purchase, we have to disclose your information to the Service providers that you have selected. We also use this information in the aggregate to better understand what purchases users want to make and help provide better offers and a more effective service. We may offer personalized services for those people who choose to use them. We may also develop aggregate - but not individual - reports for our partners. An example of a summary report might be "500 users purchased XYZ Service during the month of November." As mentioned above, if you provide us with your email address, we may use it to send you information we think is useful, including information about special offers, new products and services. It is our policy to not send messages to users who do not wish to receive them. You always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such messages in the manner described in this Privacy Agreement.
Your personal information is never sold, rented or given to a third party other than the Service providers with which you decide to purchase from. Trend and aggregate data about users' habits and use of the Service is tracked by GT to enable GT to provide its users with an increasingly improved Service. Beyond these disclosures, we do not share your personal information with any third party without your consent, except (i) when we believe it is required by law or judicial authority; (ii) to safeguard GT's rights or property; or (iii) if GT should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, or if GT should decide to buy, sell or reorganize some part or all of its business, GT may be required to disclose your personal information to prospective or actual purchasers or receive personal information from sellers. It is GT's practice to seek appropriate protection for information disclosed or received in these types of transactions.
GT Opt-out Choices
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected by GT. GT restricts access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. GT attempts to operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our internal security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users. While GT takes reasonable steps to secure your personal information, no system is fault proof. If GT's security systems are breached GT may attempt to notify you electronically and, by using the Service and/or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can notify you electronically. GT may post a notice on the GT Web Site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the GT Web Site. GT may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Children under 13 should not send any information about themselves to GT. If a child under 13 submits information through any part of the Service, and we learn the person submitting the information is a child, we will attempt to delete this information as soon as possible. Because we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13, we do not use or disclose such information to third parties.
Information Access and Correction
GT has appointed a privacy officer responsible for assisting you with privacy-related issues. If you would like to change or update your personal information or preferences, please follow the instructions described in paragraph 4 above. We are committed to providing you with reasonable access to the information we have about you and reasonably assisting you in managing the personal information you share with us.
Postal Mail Address:
General Technologies LLC
c/o Wang Engineering Co.
15200 Westin Parkway Suite 101
Cary, NC 27613
Attention: Privacy Officer
Updating your information
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of our services. For more information, please see the help pages for each service.
The sites displayed as results or linked to by GT's services are developed by people over whom GT exercises no control. These other links may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. GT may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of GT's search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
Changes to this Policy
GT provides users a medium to interact and share ideas with each other. Just like a real community, you may have different opinions than other GT users. The GT experience is best when people remember a few rules. GT sets out the terms and conditions of your use of our services in the GT Terms of Service, our Guidelines, and in other rules that we may place on our site. For your use of GT Services, some of the key things to remember are: You may not harass, abuse, threaten, or advocate violence against other members or individuals or groups. You may not post content that is harmful to minors. You may not post content that is obscene, otherwise objectionable, or in violation of federal or state law. Stay on topic. Although all groups are different, most groups appreciate it when you stay on topic. If you constantly stray from the topic you may be moderated or removed from a group altogether by its owner. You may not add members to a group without their permission. You may not use GT Services for commercial or advertising purposes. You may not post content which infringes the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties. Some content may be more appropriate in some contexts than others. GT reserves the right to remove content that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate and in violation of our rules. For example, discussions or depictions of bestiality, incest, excretory acts, or child pornography may be inappropriate if placed in a sexual or otherwise exploitative context. You may not use GT Services solely for the purpose of storing and archiving files. If you are unsure whether your content is consistent with these policies, please err on the side of caution and do not message your content through GT Services.
GT's Right To Terminate
GT, in its sole discretion, may terminate or remove any content, Group or your GT ID immediately and without notice if (a) GT believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or the letter of the GT Terms of Service or the GT Guidelines, or (b) GT believes you have violated or tried to violate the rights of others. Please help us keep GT an enjoyable and positive experience. If you see a Group or content that violates our rules, please let us know by contacting us.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
If you are seeking permission to use GT trademarks, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, screen shots, copyrighted designs, or other brand features, please contact the permission requests department.