Last updated: December 1, 2020
Information We Collect from You Through Your Use of the Site
Our Service: You may provide us with additional information by filling in forms on the Site or by corresponding with us by phone, text, email, live chat, or otherwise. When you create an account Service, we collect the following types of information from you:
- Contact information such as your email address and phone number;
- Demographics information such as your gender, location (physical address);
- Any other information that you provide us, such as reviews, testimonials, content, and bio.
We automatically collect information about how you use our services, for example, pages you have viewed. We also collect certain technical information about your device including your Internet protocol address, geo-location information, your browser type, language and identifying information, your operating system, device types, device model and manufacturer, device identifiers, and your device operating system type and version.
Cookies used on our website:
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Mobile Device Information: When you access and use the Site or Services from your mobile devices, we receive information from your mobile device. This may include your location data, IP address and device type. You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with us, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
Third-Party Cookies: In addition to our use of Google Analytics as described above, we may engage third-party service providers, including Facebook and Instagram to serve ads to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. These third-party providers may use their own cookies tags to track your online activities and purchases in order to deliver targeted advertising based on your interests. You can learn more about Facebook’s advertising cookies and opt-out options by visiting https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/ (or any successor URL). You can learn about Instagram’s advertising cookies and opt-out options by visiting https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig (or any successor URL).
Pixel Tags: Pixel tags (a.k.a. clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which allow us to monitor the use of our Site and to deliver banner advertisements to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. Pixel tags generally work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. You cannot decline pixel tags; however, if you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous visit. In addition, we use pixel tags in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Your Sharing of Your Information
The GABA Services may allow you to connect and share your actions, comments, content, profile, and information publicly or with other people. Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose with whom to connect and what to share and make public. We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to make public or share with others.
How GABA Uses Your Information
GABA generally uses your information to:
- Identify you as a user in our system;
- Provide, personalize, and improve the Services;
- Communicate with you (including but not limited to by text messaging, telephone, and email) about your use of the Services and to market our products and services to you;
- Develop new products and services,
- Customize the advertising you view and recommend content;
- Fulfill your requests;
- Send newsletters, surveys, offers, and promotional materials related to the Services and for other marketing purposes of GABA;
- Protect, investigate, and prevent potentially fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activities;
- Protect our rights and the rights of other users; and
We may also use your personal information as necessary to comply with legal requirements, to enforce our Terms, and to cooperate with law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
We may also use your information to verify your geographic location. We may use your geographic location data to personalize our Services, to recommend content and determine whether the information you have requested is available in your location. If personal information is aggregated or de-identified so it is no longer reasonably associated with an identified or identifiable natural person, GABA may use it for any lawful business purpose.
How GABA Discloses Your Information
We may share your information as follows:
- We may share your personal information with your consent or at your direction.
- We may also share your personal information with others who perform services on our behalf.
- We may share your information with third-party service providers to fulfill your requests.
- We may disclose your information if we believe we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant.
- We also may disclose your information if we believe doing so is appropriate or necessary to prevent any liability, or fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or to protect GABA and our Services; or any rights, property, or personal safety of GABA or others.
- In the event that GABA is or may be merged with another organization or involved in any other business deal (or negotiation of a business deal) involving the sale or transfer of all or part of our business or assets, we may transfer or assign your information as part of or in connection with the transaction. Finally, in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, information may be transferred as a business asset.
We may also share aggregated and anonymized data with our partners, advertisers, and other third parties.
Third-Party Advertisers and Links
Data Security and Transfer
No company can fully prevent security risks, however. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. To help protect yourself and your information, choose a unique password for our Services if prompted and do not use a password on our Services that you would use on any other website or online service.
The Site and Services are for adult use only and are not directed towards children, minors, or anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you are not authorized to provide us with any personal information. If the parent or guardian of a child under 18 believes that the child has provided us with any personal information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at the email address below and ask to have this personal information deleted from our files. We appreciate your cooperation.
Using The Services From Outside The United States
Your Privacy Rights
Depending on the state in which you reside, you may have certain privacy rights, such as to access, correct, update, port or delete your personal information or opt-out of certain disclosures. To exercise such rights, please contact us directly at email@example.com. If you have an account with us, you can also manage some of your personal information from within your account.
You may opt out of receiving marketing/promotional emails from GABA by following the instructions in those emails. You may opt-out of receiving marketing/promotional text messages from GABA at any time by replying STOP to a marketing/promotional text message. If you opt-out of receiving marketing/promotional emails and/or text messages, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about our ongoing business relations. You may also send requests about your personal information, including changes to your contact preferences, changes to or deletions of your information or content you post, and requests to opt-out of sharing your personal information with third parties by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that deletion of your personal information or content does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on the Services.
You may contact us directly as provided below to be suppressed from our telemarketing lists. If you wish to decrease the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls that you receive, you should register with the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry. The federal government’s Do Not Call (DNC) Registry allows you to permanently restrict telemarketing calls by registering your phone number at donotcall.gov or by calling 1-888-382-1222.
You may decline to share certain personal information with GABA, in which case we may not be able to provide you with some of the features and functionality of the Site or Service. You may have the right to know what personal information GABA has about you and to correct any inaccuracies. Please direct any such requests by email to email@example.com.
GABA Contact Information
Please contact GABA at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments about this Policy, your information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices.
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
If you are a California resident, you may request certain information from us or certain actions by us, such as exercising the access and deletion rights below, or you may authorize an agent to make such a request on your behalf. We will seek to verify your identity and your agent’s authority when we receive an individual rights request from you or on your behalf to ensure the security of your personal information. To do so, we may need to collect additional pieces of personal information from you.
We share your personal information, including your identifiers such as your name and address, commercial information such as your order history, and your demographic information with the following categories of third parties for our business purposes:
- Payment processors
- Analytics providers
- Event partners
- Website hosting providers
- Common carriers
California residents have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you (and direct our service providers to do the same). There are a number of exceptions, however, that include, but are not limited to, when the information is necessary for us or a third party to do any of the following:
- Complete your transaction;
- Provide you a good or service;
- Perform a contract between us and you;
- Protect your security and prosecute those responsible for breaching it;
- Fix our Services in the case of a bug;
- Protect the free speech rights of you or other users;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et seq.);
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interests that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws;
- Comply with a legal obligation; or
- Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
If you are a California resident, you may also request to receive details about how we collect, use, and share your personal information. You may also request to receive the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.
If a business sells personal information, you have a right to opt-out of that sale. We do not, and do not intend to, sell personal information of California residents and, furthermore, do not have actual knowledge that we sell the personal information of consumers under 16 years old.
Businesses may not, and we do not, discriminate against you for exercising any CCPA rights, such as your access and deletion rights described above.
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”) AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ONLY
In the sections below, all terms not otherwise defined shall have the meanings as defined under applicable data protection laws.
We will make it clear if we rely on your consent to process your personal data and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time. If you wish to do so, please contact us at email@example.com.
Another reason we might use your personal data is because we have—or a third party has—a legitimate interest in doing so. We do so when responding to your inquires about our products and services; to provide services and technical support to you; to comply with laws that apply to us; and to enable internal administrative processes.
When we no longer need to process your personal data for the purposes described in this Policy, we will delete your personal data from our systems. We therefore generally retain information when we have an ongoing legitimate business need for the information and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Providing Your Data
One reason we might use your personal data is because you’ve inquired into entering into a contract with us or you’ve entered into a contract with us and we need to provide services under that contract. We may not be able to fulfill that contract if you choose not to provide us with your personal data.
Purpose of Processing
When we process your personal data, we determine the purpose of the processing and act as a controller. We will primarily process personal data from the EEA and the United Kingdom to offer our products services, process payments, and to provide prospective customers with information about our products, in addition to other purposes set out in this Policy.
Automated Profiling & Decision Making
We do not engage in any automated decision making or profiling as a part of our Services.
Your Right to Rectification
We want our records to be as accurate as possible, so please advise us of any errors and we will make corrections accordingly; although a difference of opinion or view does not necessarily mean that personal data is inaccurate. If you have a difference of opinion, we will do our best to add that opinion to our records.
Erasure and your “Right to be Forgotten”
Please contact us if you want us to delete your personal data. We will do our best to honor your request, but we may have an obligation to keep records for audit and legal purposes. We may also be able to “Restrict Processing” or delete specific information or a document, which we will do without undue delay, for example, where it has been sent to us in error.
Your Right to Object to Processing
In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to our use of your personal data, such as if we are using your personal data for direct marketing; for our or a third party’s legitimate interests or the public’s interest; or for scientific or historical research and statistics. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to do so.
Right to Restrict Processing
Under some circumstances, you may request that we limit how we use your data or “Restrict Processing.” Simply a difference of opinion or view does not necessarily justify a restriction, but we will always consider your opinion. We will always inform you before we lift any restriction.
Your Right to Access Data
You have a right to receive a copy of your personal data from us. If you would like to do so, please contact us at email@example.com and we will advise you of the next steps as soon as possible, and in no more than one month.
Right to Data Portability
At your request, we are happy to provide your personal data in a machine-readable or “portable” format so you can move it or store it wherever you want, subject to certain limitations. We can also send it to another controller where technically feasible. If you would like to do so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise you of the next steps.
Right to Complain
If you have a complaint about how GABA uses your personal data, we hope that in the first instance you will contact us and we will promptly address your concern. However, you can always file a complaint with the supervisory authority in your Member State. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Union are available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
We do not charge you a fee for exercising any of your rights described above. The only exception to this will be if the request is excessive or repetitive, but we will always let you know that we plan to charge you before doing so.
German American Business Association,
Att. Siegmar Pohl, GABA Secretary of the Board of Directors
c/o Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94111