Groundswell Marketing ("Groundswell Marketing") operates groundswellmktg.com and may operate other websites. It is Groundswell Marketing's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Groundswell Marketing collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Groundswell Marketing's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Groundswell Marketing's visitors use its website. From time to time, Groundswell Marketing may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Groundswell Marketing also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on groundswellmktg.com blogs/sites. Groundswell Marketing only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Groundswell Marketing's websites choose to interact with Groundswell Marketing in ways that require Groundswell Marketing to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Groundswell Marketing gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at groundswellmktg.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Groundswell Marketing are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Groundswell Marketing collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Groundswell Marketing. Groundswell Marketing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Groundswell Marketing may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Groundswell Marketing may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Groundswell Marketing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Groundswell Marketing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Groundswell Marketing's behalf or to provide services available at Groundswell Marketing's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Groundswell Marketing's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Groundswell Marketing will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Groundswell Marketing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Groundswell Marketing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Groundswell Marketing, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Groundswell Marketing website and have supplied your email address, Groundswell Marketing may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Groundswell Marketing and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Groundswell Marketing takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Groundswell Marketing, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Groundswell Marketing goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Groundswell Marketing may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.