Traffic Data Collected
When you visit the Websites, web servers collect information about your visit (known as “traffic data”), which is stored as anonymous, aggregate data. We use traffic data to learn more about visitors’ use of the Websites and to improve the quality of the content and functionality of the Websites, as well as to target our offerings to the people most interested in them based on their use of the Websites. In order to provide the Services to our Customers, Grou.ps collects certain information and data about End Users (“End User Information”). Grou.ps provides analyses of anonymized, aggregate End User Information to its Customers and to other third parties (“Analyzed Data”). Grou.ps takes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that Analyzed Data does not include any PII, as defined below
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is information that can be used to identify an individual user, for example, a person’s name, home address, email address or phone number. We also, through third party services, collect billing information such as credit card number. We receive and store any PII users enter on our Websites, send to us in an email or voluntarily provide to us in any other way. We may also collect PII that is necessary to fulfill Grou.ps’ legitimate interests, which will be described to you at the time of collection. We will use this information for the purposes of which it was collected.
PII Collected for Website Registration
Use of PII Collected on the Websites
The use of PII collected through our Websites shall be limited to the purposes of providing the Services to process any applicable payment and communicate with you as needed in connection with the Services.
PII Collected via the Services
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve marketing, analytics, and site functionality.
Cookies and Tracking technologies
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Grou.ps and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and marketing service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Our Website may now or in the future include social media features, such as the Facebook “like” button and widgets, such as the “share this” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the company providing them.
Use of PII
When you send e-mail or other communications to Grou.ps, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. Grou.ps may also use PII for various purposes, including without limitation to:
To help diagnose problems with the Website or Services, to administer the Website or Services, and to enhance the Website or Services for optimal user experience.
To monitor the usage and performance of the Website or Services, and to determine aggregate information about our users and usage patterns.
To customize content that may be of interest to Customers or End Users.
To identify you when you access and use any Website or Services.
To facilitate transactions and process payments.
To send users materials, updates, and product information regarding the Website or Services.
To provide maintenance, support, and customer service for the Website or Services.
To conduct research and analysis.
To contact users for information verification purposes.
To fulfil other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law.
You may choose to stop receiving marketing emails or other informational emails from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account with us (if you have one) and our business dealings with you.
Grou.ps may share PII with any third parties in the following limited circumstances:
We may ask if you would like us to share your PII with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this policy, and we may do so with your consent.
We may share your PII with companies that are affiliated with us (that is, that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with Grou.ps).
If Grou.ps is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your PII, as well as any choices you may have regarding your PII.
Confidentiality and Security
Information Security and Data Integrity
Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if your PII is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that PII from your account and update our records accordingly.
Controlling Your PII Controlled by Us
As a registered user of the Websites, you can modify or delete some of the PII you have included in your profile by logging in and accessing your account. You cannot, however, change your username once you have registered. Upon your request, Grou.ps will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete your account and the PII in your profile; however, it may be impossible to remove your account without some residual information being retained by Grou.ps. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. We may withhold information where the search for that information would require disproportionate effort or have a disproportionate effect to, for example, the cost of providing the information, the time it would take to retrieve the data, or how difficult it may be to obtain the information requested. To exercise your rights under these provisions, please contact us at the “Contact” details below. When we receive your requests, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Notice to Residents of the European Economic Area
Grou.ps is based in the United States of America. If you are from a country outside of the United States of America with laws governing data collection, use, and disclosure that may differ from U.S. law and you provide PII to us, please note that any PII that you provide to us may be transferred to the United States of America. By providing your PII, you hereby specifically and expressly consent to such transfer and processing and the collection, use, and disclosure set forth herein or in any terms and conditions related to the use of and access to the Website or Services.
Our Website may offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
To request removal of your PII from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your PII, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Links to Other Websites
Our Websites includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Grou.ps. If you submit PII to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
Information Related to Data Collected through the Grou.ps Service
Grou.ps collects information under the direction of its Customers, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. Where Grou.ps collects information on behalf of its Customers, Grou.ps shall be considered the processor of such information.
Service Provider, Sub-Processors/Onward Transfer
Access to Data Controlled by our Customers
Grou.ps has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the Grou.ps’ Customer (the data controller). If the Customer requests Grou.ps to remove the data, we will respond to their request within 30 business days.
Grou.ps will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Customers for as long as needed to provide services to our Customers. Grou.ps will also retain and use this PII as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Last Updated on Sept 13, 2018