A recent study found that a typical internet user would need to spend 25 days each year to read all the privacy policies for sites they visit. We try to make this process simpler by providing an 5 of 24 overview of our essential terms and privacy practices (using icons where helpful) solely for Your convenience and reference purposes.
This summary, however, is not an exhaustive description of our terms and privacy practices. Ultimately, please remember that these are binding legal documents and you are strongly urged to read and ensure that you understand the entire document
Website. When it comes to your personally identifiable information (PII), we only collect your name and email address for log in and security purposes and any information you voluntarily supply to our network.
Additional PII (mailing address, financial information) is collected as part of payment transactions through our third-party processor Authorize.net, but that additional information is not shared with or retained by GWEN
Mobile App. The mobile app collects your name and email address, but also collects your phone number, the contacts supplied for your GWEN Alert and (if enabled) your general location where you are using the App as part of providing the GWEN Alert service.
Cookies. We may use web cookies and other tracking technologies. This information is collected to improve the operation of the site and to provide general statistics regarding use of a website.
How We Use Your Information. In addition to using your data to provide the services described above, we may use your PII to contact you at your request, to alert you to GWEN news and events and inform you about services and products that may be of interest to you.
How Information Is Shared. We may share your information with:
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(2) affiliated, successor or sister organizations (such as GWEN, Inc.);
(3) to comply with the law (such as in response to our validly issued subpoena); or
(4) as may be necessary to protect GWEN or third parties.
Changes. We may update or change this policy at any time by posting a notice on this page, but will provide email notification for any material changes to the policy that relate to how your information is used or shared.
Security. We use appropriate security measures to protect your data.
(Last Updated 12/21/12)
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Companies that collect personally identifiable information (PII) from California residents and disclose such information to Third Parties (including affiliated entities) for marketing purposes must, in response to a request by a consumer, either (1) provide a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided, or (2) provide a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with Third Parties. We have elected the second option and you may request that your PII not be shared with Third Parties by sending your request, including your full name, email address and postal address to: GWEN Networks, 8730 Sunset Blvd., #250, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Information Collection and Use
When it comes to your personally identifiable information (PII) we only collect your name and email address and any information you voluntarily supply to our network. Additional personal information is collected as part of payment transactions through our third-party processor, but that information is not shared with or retained by GWEN.
The GWEN mobile app collects your name and email address, but also collects your phone number, the contacts supplied for your GWEN Alert and (if enabled) we may obtain your general physical location from technologies such as GPS, Wi-Fi or cell tower proximity. You can enable and/or disable this capability through your mobile device settings.
We may use your PII to contact you at your request, to alert you to GWEN news and events and inform you about services and products that may be of interest to you.
Sharing Your Information
(2) to comply with applicable laws and regulations or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information received by Us, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;
(4) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service;
(5) with affiliated and allied entities such as GWEN, Inc.;
(6) to send you offers that we think might be of interest to you; or
(7) for any other purpose for which you provide consent.
In the event that GWEN is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Information is treated, transferred, or used.
You may control or regulate the collection of non-personally identifiable information through your browser settings.
The GWEN Sites may contain links to other sites and we will, on occasion, create relationships or associations with third party companies, where we host their content, or vice versa. Please be aware that GWEN or any of its affiliated entities are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the GWEN Site.
Data Storage and Security
Please be aware that your PII and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country.If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using our Site or Services, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.
In addition, while we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee complete security. No transmission of information is guaranteed to be completely secure. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise data security. You acknowledge and agree to assume this risk when communicating with us.
GWEN fully supports the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, nor do we share such information with third parties. Children under the age of 18 may use the Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian except to use the GWEN Alert. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.