Information we collect and how we collect it:
Information collected automatically: When you use GRIN, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information includes:
Information you choose to provide:
Information You Provide Directly to Us. When you register with GRIN, you must provide certain information, including your email address, phone number, and zipcode. Any information that you provide in the non-personal identifiable section of your profile will be viewable by others.
Emails: We require an email address from you when you register with GRIN. We use your email for both “administrative” (e.g., confirming your registration) and “promotional” (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications, special third-party offers) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mails, including whether the e-mail was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time via the opt-out links provided in such communications, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific request. However, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to GRIN such as service announcements, security alerts, update notices, or other administrative messages) without affording you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications.
Online Survey Data: We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in such surveys because they provide us with important information regarding the improvement of GRIN. We do not link the survey responses to your name or email address, and all responses are anonymous.
How we use the information
Sharing Your Information
The information we collect is used to improve the content and the quality of GRIN, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other party(s) for commercial purposes, except: (a) to provide information, (b) when we have your permission, or (c) or under the following instances:
Service Providers. We may share your information with our third-party service providers that support various aspects of our business operations (e.g., analytics providers, security and technology providers, and payment processors).
Legal Disclosures and Business Transfers. We may disclose any information without notice or consent from you: (a) in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; (b) to investigate or report illegal activity; or (c) to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a merger, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.
Aggregate Data. We may combine non-PII we collect with additional non-PII collected from other sources for our blog. We also may share aggregated, non-PII with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis
Updating or Removing Account Information
You may review or edit your profile as you wish, by logging into your GRIN account using the information supplied during the registration process. If you would like to have us delete your account information, we may do so if you email us at email@example.com
Third Party Sites
GRIN may contain links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
We do not target or allow persons under 18 years of age to use GRIN, and we do not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian who discovers that your child has provided us with information without your consent, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will promptly delete such information from our files.
Securing Your Personal Information
We endeavor to safeguard personal information to ensure that information is kept private. However, please be aware that unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, the inherent insecurity of the Internet and other factors, may compromise the security of your personal information at any time. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
Using GRIN from outside the United States
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