GabeWorks Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 29, 2018

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY

This privacy policy (the “Policy”) tells you how we, GABEWORKS, collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting https://www.gabeworks.com (our website), you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of the Policy. The Policy applies to information we collect on this website and through e-mail and other electronic messages between you and us. It does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may be accessible from this website. If you use the GABEWORKS website and services as part of an entity or organization that has service with GABEWORKS (like your employer or a university), the individual terms of that organization’s contract for service may restrict our collection or use of your personal information more than what is described in this Policy. This statement includes GABEWORKS’ EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks and the Website Privacy Statements. In particular, by visiting this website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Policy, including any updates or revisions to the Policy.

MINORS

We do not knowingly provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information and do not use this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at gabe@gabeworks.com.

POLICY CHANGES

This Policy is subject to change from time to time. If we make any changes to the Policy, we will change the “last updated” date above. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by e-mail to the e-mail address specified through your account. Your continued use of this website constitutes your consent to such revised Policy.

If you are concerned about the topic covered by the Policy, you should read it each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns about the Policy should be brought to our attention by sending an e-mail to gabe@gabeworks.com, or one of the methods provided under Contact Information, and providing us with information relating to your concern.

OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use your information to operate our business activities. For example, we may use this data to contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, provide you with notices about your account, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, enforce our website’s terms and conditions, to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from contracts entered into between you and us, to protect our business interests and the interests and rights of third parties, and to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide data.

As a general rule, we will not disclose your data to third parties for direct marketing purposes without your permission. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule that are described in the following paragraphs and the paragraphs above.

We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to comply with a court order, law or legal process, to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability or infringe on our rights or the rights of third parties.

We may provide information about you to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our website users is among the assets transferred.

We may disclose aggregate data about our website’s visitors to advertisers or other third parties.

From time to time, we may use third party suppliers to provide services on our website. If a supplier wants to collect information about you through this website, you will be notified. We restrict the way third party suppliers can use your information.

We will share information with third parties to fulfill the explicit purpose for which you provide it. For example, we will post information that you enter into our blog’s comment system to our blog; share information where you give consent; and use information for the purpose that is disclosed by us when you provide the information; we share information with third parties who assist us in operating our business; for example if we use an email-service-provider, we may provide your email to such vendor to assist us in sending email communications.

Collected Information

We collect information from you in various ways when you use our websites and services. We may also supplement this information with information from other companies. We collect two general types of information, namely personal information and aggregate data. As used in this Policy, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name and email address), and demographic and other information when directly linked to information that can identify an individual.

Our definition of personal information does not include “aggregate” data. Aggregate data is information we collect about a group or category of services or users from which individual user identities have been removed. In other words, no personal information is included in aggregate data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends in our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our services. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate data, and we may share aggregate data about our users with third parties for various purposes, including to help us better understand our customer needs and improve our services and for advertising and marketing purposes.

The following are the specific types of information we collect from you.

Information You Give Us. We collect information you give us on our website and when you register for and use our services. Examples include the following:

Registration and Profile Information. When you register to use our services or update your profile, we may collect various kinds of information about you including, your name and email address; your title, company and other profile information you provide; demographic information; and information you upload like photos, files, and documents.

Contact Information. We collect the email addresses you provide for contacts you enter or upload into your private contacts page. When you choose to collaborate or share files with others, we also collect email addresses you provide to email invitations to those individuals on your behalf.

Payment Information. If you choose to use a paid GABEWORKS account or service, our payment processing vendor collects your credit card information and billing address.

Submissions and Customer Service. From time to time we may use surveys, contests or sweepstakes requesting personal or demographic information and customer feedback.

Automatically Collected Information. We automatically receive certain types of information when you interact with our Web pages, services and communications. For example, it is standard for your Web browser to automatically send information to every website you visit, including ours. That information includes your computer’s IP address, access times, your browser type and language, and referring website addresses. We may also collect information about the type of operating system you use, your account activity, and files and pages accessed or used by you.

Cookies and Web Beacons. We may also use certain kinds of technology such as cookies and Web beacons to collect information. Among other things, the use of cookies and Web beacons enables us to improve our websites and emails by seeing which areas and features are most popular, to count the number of computers accessing our website, to personalize and improve your experience, to record your preferences, and to allow you to visit our website without re-entering your member ID and/or password. A cookie is a small amount of data which is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most browsers automatically accept cookies as the default setting. You can modify your browser setting to reject our cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie by editing your browser options. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, some portions of the website and services may not function properly. For example, you may not be able to sign in and access certain webpage features or services. A Web beacon is an electronic image, also called a "gif," that may be used on our webpages to deliver cookies, count visits and compile statistics on usage and campaign effectiveness or in our emails to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Use of Personal Information.

In general, we use your personal information to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the website and services and to otherwise serve you and our users. For example, we may use your personal information:

  • to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the website and our publications, products and services;
  • to conduct marketing analysis, to send you surveys or newsletters, to contact you about services, products, activities, special events or offers from GABEWORKS or our partners and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
  • to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the website and services; to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints; to perform after-sales services; to anticipate and resolve problems with our service; to respond to customer support inquiries, for assistance with our product and service development; and to inform you of updates to products and services from GABEWORKS that better meet your needs;
  • to store contacts you enter or upload into your contacts list for your private use and viewing;
  • to send emails to users you invite (and contacts you invite to become users) to collaborate and access your files;
  • to enable you to communicate, collaborate, and share files with users you designate;
  • to contact you if you win a contest; and for other purposes about which we notify you.

GABEWORKS may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries. GABEWORKS adheres to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor privacy principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information, and to EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. For more information please visit the Privacy Shield Framework’s website, https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Website at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

Sharing of Personal Information.

GABEWORKS reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information about our customers, sales, and traffic to our partners and advertisers. We will not give, sell, rent, share, or trade any of your personal information or any data that you store using our services to any third party except as outlined in this Policy or without your consent. We may disclose information to a third party to (a) comply with laws or respond to lawful requests and legal process, (b) to protect GABEWORKS agents, customers, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use or (c) in the good faith belief that disclosure is needed to respond to an emergency, or protect the personal safety of any person.

If you are an individual GABEWORKS registered user, and the domain of the primary email address associated with your GABEWORKS account is owned by your employer and that email address was assigned to you as an employee of that organization, and that organization wishes to establish a GABEWORKS corporate account and add you to it, then certain information concerning past use of your individual account may become accessible to that organization’s administrator including your email address.

GABEWORKS includes collaboration features that by their nature support sharing with users you choose. Those users can see your name, email address, photo and information from your Profile page, and any files you choose to share; and they can post comments and email you. Collaborators you invite as editors can also edit your shared files, upload documents and photos to your shared files, share those documents outside of GABEWORKS, and give other users rights to view your shared files.

GABEWORKS may provide you with opportunities to connect with third party applications or services. If you choose to use any such third-party applications or services, we may facilitate sharing of your information including your GABEWORKS username and documents you choose to use with those applications and services and such third parties may contact you directly as necessary. Your use of such applications and services is not governed by GABEWORKS’s terms or privacy policy. GABEWORKS does not control the applications or services of those third parties or how they use your information and documents. Be sure to review the terms and the privacy policies of those third parties before using their applications or services.

We may share personal information in connection with an acquisition, merger, or sale of all or a substantial portion of our business, with or to another company. In any such event, you will receive notice if your data is transferred and becomes subject to a substantially different privacy policy.

Network and Information Security.

GABEWORKS takes reasonable steps to protect information we collect from you to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition, highly confidential personal information such as credit card number and password that we request from you on our website is protected with encryption, such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, during transmission over the Internet.

The servers on which information is stored are kept in a controlled environment with limited access. While we take reasonable efforts to guard personal information we knowingly collect directly from you, no security system is impenetrable. In addition, we cannot guarantee that any passively-collected personal information you choose to include in documents you store on our systems are maintained at adequate levels of protection to meet specific needs or obligations you may have relating to that information.

Your account information and access to our service is accessible only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused. In addition, always logout and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

Updating and Accessing Personal Information.

If your personal information changes in any way, we invite you to correct or update your information as soon as possible. You can make updates to your profile information by logging into your account on GABEWORKS at any time. You can also request changes or access to your information by emailing gabe@gabework.com.

Choice/Opt-Out.

GABEWORKS may send you communications or data regarding our websites and services, including but not limited to (i) notices about your use of our websites and services, including any notices concerning violations of use, (ii) updates, and (iii) promotional information and materials regarding our products and services. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails from GABEWORKS by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time by emailing gabe@gabework.com with your specific request. Opt-out requests will not apply to transactional service messages, such as security alerts and notices about your current account and services.

Enforcement

If you have any questions about this Policy, you should first contact us at gabe@gabework.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:
gabe@gabework.com

833-GABEWORKS (422-3975)