Privacy Policy

Data Controller and Owner

Global Greeter Network worldwide no-profit organization

BIG APPLE GREETER, INC.
PRIVACY POLICY March 7, 2017

BIG APPLE GREETER, INC., hosts the website https://www.globalgreeternetwork.com for the sake of the Global Greeter Network according to the decisions of members or elected board of the network.
Being owner of page and url the privacy policy of BIG APPLE GREETER, INC., fully applies.

BIG APPLE GREETER, INC., is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and, accordingly, maintains the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide to us online, by fax, telephone, mail, or other forms of communication.

Basic Confidentiality Policy

It is Big Apple Greeter’s policy that personal information such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number is private and confidential. Accordingly, the information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff and board members, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information, such as a reply to your information request or to handle your application for membership.

If you also indicate to us that you would like to receive regular information about the Global Greeter Network activities your personal information will stored for this purpose. If at any time you change your mind and would like to add or delete your name from the mailing list(s), or correct your personal information you may do so by sending an e-mail message to admin@globalgreeternetwork.com

No Release of Information to Third Parties

Personal information will not be released to third parties. Big Apple Greeter, Inc., does not share, provide, trade, sell or lease personal information to third parties. Individual personal information will be used exclusively for that same individual, for purposes of direct communication and information distribution.

Big Apple Greeter, Inc.
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007 – 1602
212/ 669-8159; Fax: 212/669-3685
www.bigapplegreeter.org

Contact email for this website: secretary@globalgreeternetwork.com

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, first name, last name, email address, various types of Data and city.

Other Personal Data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy or by dedicated explanation text contextually with the Data collection.
The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this Application.
Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User.
Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.

Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

Place

The Data is processed at the Data Controller’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Contacting the User and SPAM protection.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior. Google Analytics (Google Inc.) Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Contacting the User
Contact form (This Application) By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal Data collected: city, email address, first name, last name and various types of Data.
SPAM protection
This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Application, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM. Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.) Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.
The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User’s Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller at the contact information set out above.

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this Application and can request that the Data Controller remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda’s servers.

Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data) Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number. Usage Data Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment. User The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers. Data Subject The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers. Data Processor (or Data Supervisor) The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy. Data Controller (or Owner) The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application. This Application The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected. Cookies Small piece of data stored in the User’s device. Legal information Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies. This privacy policy relates solely to this Application.

Additional information related to EU GDPR

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation ( https: / /www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active code).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For more information about Google’s data usage, hiring and opt-out options, please visit Google’s websites: https: // www .google.com/intl/en/policy/privacy/partners (“Google Data Usage When You Use Our Partners Sites or Apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (” Use of data for promotional purposes “), http://www.google.com/settings/ads (“Manage information Google uses to show you ads”).
Furthermore, it is possible to set a cookie with the following link on your PC, which prevents the transfer of data to Google Analytics: Click here to opt-out.   If you delete all cookies ( eg when closing your browser), you must click this link again.

Google AdWords
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis and optimization of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) we use the marketing and remarketing Google LLC Services, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation
( https: / /www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
As part of the use of Google AdWords, we receive our own “conversion cookie”. Cookies can not be tracked through other AdWords advertisers’ websites. The information we collect from the cookie helps Google to create an overview for us as AdWords advertisers: we’ll track the total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to the web site. However, we do not receive any information that personally identifies users.
For more information about Google’s data usage for marketing, see the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies / ads , Google’s Privacy Policy is located at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy available.
If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising through Google Marketing Services, you may take advantage of Google’s recruitment and opt-out options: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

Social media online presence
We maintain online presence on Facebook Twitter and Instagram to communicate with guests, visitors and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.
Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process users’ data as long as it communicates with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

Google Fonts
We embed the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google ReCaptcha
We bind the function to detect bots, e.g. when entering into online forms (“ReCaptcha”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Mail Chimp
Internal informations to our members will be sent by MailChimp, a mail-order service provider of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is based on our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement acc. Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 DSGVO.

The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.