The Information We Collect
We are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.
“Personal Information” means any information that may be used, either alone or in combination with other information, to personally identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, personal profile, a home or other physical address, an email address or other contact information.
Currently, we do not require you to provide Personal Information in order to have access to information available on our Site. However, in order to participate in certain services offered through the Site, you must create an account (“Account”) and password and provide us with your first and last name and email address. When ordering Translation Services, you will be prompted to provide billing information. All billing information that we collect through the Site is used solely to check the qualifications of prospective customers and to bill for our services. This billing information is not used by us for marketing or promotional purposes.
From time to time we conduct surveys in which you may voluntarily refer to different questions and disclose certain information such as demographic information.
Any information, video, image, data, text, documents, or other content posted at your direction of user onto a public area of the Site becomes publicly published content and will be available to all users of the Site even if such content contains Personal Information. Please note that if you publish your contact information, you may receive unsolicited messages from users and visitors to the Site. We encourage you to publish only information you are sure you want to be accessible to anyone.
The Way We Use Personal Information
If you submit Personal Information to us through the Site, then we will use your Personal Information to improve our services to you, to contact you and to identify and authenticate your access to the Site’s services that you are authorized to access.
We may transfer your Personal Information within GTS or to GTS’ third-party service providers, but only to provide services on the Site or to you. This information may be transferred to other countries around the world.
We may also use your email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding our services. You may choose not to receive email of this type by sending a single email with the subject “BLOCK” to email@example.com. Please note that the email must come from the email account you wish to block.
We may use Anonymous Information (as defined below) or disclose it to third party service providers, to improve our services and enhance your experience with the Site and its services. We may also disclose Anonymous Information (with or without compensation) to third parties, including advertisers and partners, for purposes including, but not limited to, targeting advertisements.
Anonymous Information means information which does not enable identification of an individual user, such as aggregated information about the use of our Site and services.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Site pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Site user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to GTS. The notices we will provide where GTS collects Personal Information on the Site should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit parts of the Site, but you will unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, GTS wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. You may check your profile and add information, delete information or correct any incorrect information we have.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
Links to Other Sites
Our Site may contain links to other sites. Other sites may also reference or link to our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.
The Site is not structured to attract children under the age of 18. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 18 years of age.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that GTS 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 our users 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 Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of GTS who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
Last updated: May 24, 2012