Who we are
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we collect your personal information
We collect Customer Information and Individual Information directly through forms on the Website or when an Organization Administrator or other individual signs up for a Service or establishes an Account directly with us.
We may also collect information:
When you interact with us via our website or other online channel
When you connect with us via one of our social media platforms
When you contact us via email or over the phone
How we use your personal information
We will only use Personal Information for purposes related to providing you with a helpful and informative customer experience, to enable us to administer accounts, including billing and dealing with payment issues. We will not use your information for purposes other than described in this Policy unless we have your consent or there are specified law enforcement or public health and safety reasons or other uses required by law.
We may communicate directly with you by sending newsletters, promotions, charitable stories and other updates about our community. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from GSA, you may unsubscribe by: following the instructions in the communications sent to you or contacting us by email to email@example.com. GSA does not participate in bulk email solicitations (i.e., “spam”). Your Personal Information will not be disclosed to third party marketers. We never sell, share, or otherwise use personal information for any commercial purposes outside of GSA.
How we disclose your personal information
Unless you consent, we will not disclose any Customer Information or Individual Information to third parties, other than data processors or sub-processors we use as part of delivering our services.