When you visit our Website you may provide us with two types of information: personally identifiable information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, email address and uploaded images) and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our Website that you have visited, your IP address, website browser and operating system).
A. Personally Identifiable Information: The only personally identifying information that we collect and store about you is the information that you choose to provide to us. For example, we gather your personally identifiable information when you send us an email, sign-up for our newsletter, fill out any of our online forms, enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion, register a new account or sign-in to an existing account.
B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Our servers automatically collect Website usage information each time you visit the Website. The Website usage information includes but is not limited to the following: the domain names, operating system in use (including, but not limited to, Macintosh, Windows, Linux), browser (including, but not limited to, Firefox, Netscape, Internet Explorer) and version, the Website that referred you to us, and other similar information. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, time and date of visits, and other similar information. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on the Website. We may use and disclose Website non-personally identifiable usage information, for example, to measure the use of our Website, explain the usefulness of our Website, and to improve the content of our Website.
Prior to launching our website(s) and during the ongoing course of operation for our website(s), we may collect “publicly identifiable”, “publicly accessible”or “publicly available” information ("Publicly Identifiable Information") that is made available through websites indexed on the major search engines or through domain name Whois lookup services. To provide a good user experience and content for our website(s), we collect certain Publicly Identifiable Information that is strictly and solely utilized and publicly displayed in the course of adding event(s) with attribution and credit to event organizer(s), and through our indexing of websites being displayed on these websites: (1) home page URL; (2) RSS feed URL; (3) event category listing; and (4) event detail listing. We also collect, when readily available, the following Publicly Identifiable Information that is not disclosed, made publicly available or displayed, and is used solely to contact event organizer(s) and is not stored in any manner on website server(s). Upon launch of websites or during the course of operation for our websites, we will make every reasonable effort to contact and inform event organizer(s) that our website is an events website and that we are utilizing Publicly Identifiable Information of their categorically arranged event(s) to provided on our website with content and that event organizer(s) may Claim Ownership of their respective event(s). Event organizers may opt-out of having their event listing included on our website(s) and we will promptly delete all Publicly Identifiable Information collected and/or displayed on the website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and requests regarding our Collection of Information and Usage of Publicly Identifiable Information.
For Website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Gheek.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Gheek.com will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response.
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your "personally identifiable information" (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party Websites that we do not control or maintain, such as in connection with event postings, articles, news, or purchasing products and services referenced on our Website and banner advertisements. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party Website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party Websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
If you are under age 18, please do not attempt to register at this Website, or provide any personally identifiable information about yourself to us (including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, email address and uploaded images) through any of the methods mentioned above under Section I.(A), (including, but not limited to, email, signing-up for our newsletter, filling out any of our online forms, or entering a contest, sweepstakes or promotion). If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a person under age 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We will never knowingly accept or collect information from children under the age of 18. If this information ever is collected, Gheek.com will immediately comply with all provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 18, please contact us at email@example.com.