This Website is owned and operated by Grants Office, LLC (“Grants Office”), an international grants development services firm based in Rochester, NY, United States. Grants Office is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to GrantsOffice.com and its sub-domains and the group of informational Web sites known collectively as “Grants Office .info sites” and accessible from GrantsOffice.info (known altogether as the “Grants Office family of Web sites”), and it governs data collection and usage. By using one of these websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Grants Office collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Grants Office also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Grants Office. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Grants Office for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Grants Office Web sites.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Grants Office public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Grants Office does not read any of your private online communications.
Grants Office encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Grants Office so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Grants Office is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Grants Office and Grants Office family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Grants Office collects and uses your personal information to operate the Grants Office Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Grants Office also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Grants Office and its affiliates. Grants Office may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Grants Office may sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties, including lists of subscribers, Webcast registrants/attendees, or list collected for other purposes. In addition, Grants Office may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) may be transferred to the third party. In addition, Grants Office may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except as defined in their agreement with Grants Office, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Grants Office does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Grants Office keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the Grants Office family of Web sites, in order to determine what Grants Office services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Grants Office to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area and to share traffic data with sponsors and advertisers.
Grants Office Web sites will also disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Grants Office or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of one or more of the Grants Office family of Web sites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Grants Office family of Web sites, or the public.
The Grants Office family of Web sites use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize specific pages, or register with a Grants Office site or services, a cookie helps Grants Office to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Grants Office Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Grants Office features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services available on the Grants Office family of Web sites or Web sites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Grants Office secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Grants Office secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When credit card information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Grants Office will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Grants Office encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Grants Office is protecting your information.
Grants Office welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Grants Office has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Grants Office at privacy@GrantsOffice .com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.