The GWS-Group of companies i.e. GWS-Desk, GWS-Studio and GWS-Host ("GWS-Group") values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us through our web site(s) . It is important that you understand how we collect, use, and maintain your information.
This Privacy Statement explains our online information practices, the choices you may make about how we collect and use your information at our web site(s), and the ways you may contact us. We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Changes to this Privacy Statement are effective upon posting. Please check back periodically for updates. The amount, type, and use of information we collect depends on how you use our web site(s).
This Privacy Statement applies only to the practices of GWS-Group and its employees. GWS-Group will not apply the provisions of this Privacy Statement to Business Contact Information or Aggregated Information.
"Personal Information" includes, without limitation, your name, contact information (including e-mail address and URL), and other individually identifiable information about you.
"Non-Identifying Personal Information" includes information about you, including, without limitation, your Internet service provider, browser type, domain name, the Web Site that referred you to us, the web pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and entry and exit points.
"Business Contact Information"
includes the name, title, business address, telephone number of an employee of an organization. Business Contact Information is not Personal Information.
is any information about more than one individual where the individual identities are unknown and cannot be inferred from the information. Aggregated Information is not Personal Information. Collection of Personal Information: GWS-Group may collect Personal Information from you, but only if you provide it to us voluntarily. We also collect Personal Information that you provide to our suppliers, which they pass on to us so that we can fulfill your order. You must provide Personal Information in the form of a unique identifier (username, password or ticket ID) to gain access to parts of our web site(s).
Collection and Use of Non-Identifying Personal Information
a. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
On GWS websites, cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.
c. Third Party Cookies in embedded content on GWS pages
Please note that during your visits to GWS websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to the GWS or the GWS's contractors. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The GWS does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these. Find out more about third party cookies in embedded content.
d. GWS cookies and how to reject cookies?
GWS-Group does not sell services for purchase by children. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, do not share personal information with us.
Use of Personal Information
GWS-Group may use and disclose Personal Information as described in this document. In addition to the uses described in this document, we may use Personal Information for purposes that include maintaining the Web Site, order/subscription fulfillment and administration, and product surveys. We may also use Personal Information to provide current and potential customers and suppliers with information about our services. We only collect, use, and disclose Personal Information for purposes that are reasonable in the circumstances. We use only fair and lawful means to collect Personal Information. We reserve the right to use or disclose Aggregated Information and Business Contact Information in ways that we think are appropriate.
We disclose Personal Information to technicians and individuals to perform functions for us under confidentiality agreements. These types of technicians include third party specialist, database managers, customer service representatives, CMS (Joomla/Drupal/Mambo/Wordpress/etc) specialists and other technicians who perform functions for or on our behalf. These technicians may perform functions including, without limitation, analyzing data, supplying marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. Where we disclose Personal Information to organizations that perform services on our behalf, we will require those organizations to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us and to protect the Personal Information with appropriate safeguards.
We make our services available to customers for purchase by credit or debit card. We have confidentiality agreements with the payment processing partner at this stage 2CheckOut (www.2checkout.com) We share your Personal Information with suppliers/partners for reasons that include, without limitation, sending order information and resolving customer comments or complaints.
As we continue to develop our business, we might buy or sell business units. In these transactions, Personal Information is often transferred, but it remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Statement, unless an individual consents otherwise.
Protection of GWS-Group and Others
We will obtain your consent to the services, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not consent to our services, use, or disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Statement, then do not share Personal Information with us. However, we are unable to offer some services, like processing purchases, without Personal Information. You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to reasonable notice and legal or contractual obligations. To withdraw your consent, simply tell us of the Personal Information that you no longer wish us to collect, use, or disclose through the Contact Information listed below. However, we are unable to offer some services, like processing purchases, without Personal Information. There are limited situations in which applicable laws require or allow us to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information without your consent or after you withdraw your consent. We describe these situations under "Protection of GWS-Group and Others" in the section on Use of Personal Information in this Privacy Statement.
We will take reasonable steps to keep your Personal Information accurate, complete, current, and relevant to its intended use. We keep your Personal Information only as long as we need it for the reasons it was collected. When your Personal Information is no longer required for our purposes, we have procedures to destroy, delete, or erase it or to convert it to an anonymous form. Any information that JoomaGroup collects from visitors to our web site(s) will be used, stored, or processed, in whole or in part, in the United States. The principal place in which we hold Personal Information is Bogor, Indonesia. All purchases from our web sites are made in the United States.
GWS-Group combines technical and physical safeguards with employee policies and procedures to protect your information. We work to protect your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information that you provide online at our web site(s) when you purchase subscriptions. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, continue to assess new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, upgrade our information security systems. Further, we permit only authorized GWS-Group employees and third parties to access any Personal Information that you supply to us. If an employee misuses Personal Information, we will take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If any individual or organization misuses Personal Information, we will take action, up to and including termination of any agreement between GWS-Group and that individual or organization.
Links to Other Web Sites
When you click on a link on our web site(s) that takes you to a web site operated by another company, you will be subject to that web site's privacy policies.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information to us by using the Contact Information given below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Statement. For complaints that cannot be resolved, we will make available to you an independent dispute resolution process.
In the event of questions about (i) access to your Personal Information, (ii) our collection, use, management, or disclosure of Personal Information, or (iii) this Privacy Statement, contact us at:
Privacy Officer GWS-Group (use the email form or use tel)
This Privacy Statement is effective as of July 1st 2012.