Effective June 29, 2017
GOBDe’s mission is to connect business decision makers for better business growth and better business development environment online and in person. We are committed to be transparent about the information or data we collect about participant, how and whom we use and shared.
1. About us and Our Services
Our registered users (“participant, members, subscriber”) share their identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and business insights, post and view relevant content, learn and find business opportunities.
2. Services offerings
Data Controllers and Contracting Parties
4. Data We Collect
Data Participant Provide to Us. Participant provide data and information to create an account or participation with us.
We collect two types of information from you:
Information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and
Information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
6. Voluntary Registration Information.
In order to fully access this Site, participant must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include participants name, email address, company detail, address, photo, logo and password. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis. If participant register for any premium Service, participant will need to provide payment (e.g., credit card) and billing information.
Voluntary Information for Services and Features We [also] collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site or mobile application, including:
Consenting to receive email or text messages about upcoming promotions or events,
Consenting to receive email,
Participating in our forum,
Commenting on articles, and others. When you choose to use these additional features,
We require you to provide participants “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as participants phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. Occasionally, we may also request information such as participants shopping preferences and demographics which will help us better serve participants and our other users in the future.
7. Profile, Posting and Uploading
Participant have choices about providing the information on participant profile, such as work experience, business skills, video or photo, location, address city and endorsements. Participant may provide additional data at participant own choice and participant are not obligated to any additional data.
Participant may provide other data to us, such as syncing participant address book or calendar.
When participant provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when participant fill out a form, respond to a survey we may collect data from participant. also If participant opt to import participant address book, we receive participant contacts
If participant sync participant contacts or calendars with our Services, we will collect participant address book and meeting information to keep growing participant network by suggesting connections for participant and others.
Participant may choose not to post or upload personal data; though if participant don’t, it may limit participant ability to grow and engage participant network
8. Data from Partners/Others
Content and News (Others may post or write about participant)
Participant and others may post content that includes information about participant as part of articles, posts, comments, videos through our Services. If participant don’t opt-out, we may collect public information about participant, such as news and accomplishments and make it available for other participants.
Associate, clients, participants and partners may provide data to us.
Time to time we may receive data about participant when participant use the services of our associate, customers, partners, related companies and other services
9. Contact and Calendar Information
Participant may choose to invite friends to join the sit or mobile application by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. we stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to participants social network, confirm orders/purchases and also to send reminders of the invitations. we do not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact us to request removal of their information from our database.
We may receive data (including contact information) about participant when other participants sync their contacts and data with our Services, associate their contacts with participant profiles, or send messages using our services (including invites or connection requests).
10. Service Use
We may log participant participation and use of our services, including our sites, mobile application and eco system other communication technology such as when participant view or click on content, perform a search, install or update our mobile apps.
11. Participant Device and Location
When participant participate or leave our Services we receive the URL of the site participant came from. We may get information about participant device identifier and features. If participant use our Services from a mobile device, participant mobile device will send us data about participant location based on the phone settings. Participant will be requested to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify participant precise location.
As and when participant communicate through our Services, we learn more about participant. We may collect information about participant when participant receive, engage or send messages to contacts or connection within our Services. Like, if participant get a GOBDe connection request, we track and will send participant reminders.
14. How We Use Participant Data
We only use participants personal information for the original purposes it was given for. Participants personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without participants approval at the time of collection.
We will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know to deliver services on behalf of we unless required to do so by law. Further, we reserve the right to contact participants regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide participant with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use participants personally identifiable information to support and enhance participants use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling participants order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting participants use of the Site.
We may use participants personal information for target advertising toward you based on things such as region, gender, interests, goals, habits, etc.
We use participant data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services. Depending on the services and setting the participant applies or uses his/her data may be used by GOBDe. the data that we have about participant may be used to personalize and be more relevant and useful to the participants.
Our Services help participant connect with others, find and be found for business opportunities, stay informed, get knowledge training and be more productive.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, participants IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to gain better understanding our Web site usage and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling participants orders.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.
We may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
We are not liable or responsible for the personally identifiable or other information you choose to submit in forums, chat or any activities within the site or mobile application.
We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
Participant have certain choices about how we use their data.
15. Stay Connected and stay informed
Our Services allow participant to connect and stay in touch and be up to date with participant contacts and participants. Participant may “connect” with the participant who participant chooses, and who also wish to “connect” with participant subject to participant settings. when participant connect with other participants, participant will be able to search each other’s’ connections to exchange business opportunities.
We may use participants profile or other data about participants to help find profile, suggest connections for all participants and enable participant to invite others to become a participant. participants can also opt-in to allow us to use participants precise location or proximity to others for certain tasks.
It is participant choice whether to invite someone to our Services, send a connection request, or allow other to become participants connection. When participant invite someone to connect with participant, participant invitation will include participant name, photo, network and contact information. We will send invitation reminders to the person invited.
Our Services allow participant with up to date news, events and ideas regarding business topics participant care about. We use the data we have about participant to recommend relevant content and suggest skills participant might need to pursue next opportunity. We use participant content, activity and other data, including participant name and picture, to provide notices to participant network and others.
Our Services allow participant to collaborate with potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow participant to communicate with other participants, schedule and prepare meetings with them.
How We Protect Participants Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect participants information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
We consistently contact participant and enable communications between participants. We offer settings to control what messages participant receive and how often participant receive messages.
We may contact participant through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to participant GOBDe inbox, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. Time to time we will send participant messages about our Services, security, or other service-related information. We educate participants on how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. Please note participant cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
Our portal and mobile application enable communications between participant and others through our Services, including our app and other relevant tools like invitations, InMail, groups, virtual groups and messages between connections.
18. Exclusive Services (Paid Services)
Our exclusive Services allow payed participants to search for and contact others through our Services, such as searching for sales leads, associates, co-workers and promote content through digital media.
We sell exclusive Services that provide our participants /subscribers customized functionality, process and tools. We do not provide contact information to customers as part of these exclusive Services without participant consent. An exclusive services customer can store information he/she has about participant in our exclusive services. The data provided about participant by these participants is subject to the policies of those participants.
19. Advertisement and Third Party Advertising (Ads)
Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to you by us or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize participants computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about you, or others who are using participants computer, viewed their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. we do not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.
We serve participant tailored or customized ads both online and offline Services. Please note participant cannot opt-out of seeing ads.
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to participants, Visitors and others both on and off our Services directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or combined:
Data from advertising online and offline Services, like GOBDe mobile app, Digital Media and participants -provided information.
We also use data from participant use of our Services like search history, feed, content participant read, connections, groups participation, page visits, ad clicks.
We may show participant ads called sponsored content which look similar to non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled “ads” or “sponsored.” If participant take an action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, participant action is associated with participant name and viewable by others, including the advertiser.
20. Advertising Choices
We follow the practice of self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and ads displaying. This does not restrict participants receiving advertisement. Participant will continue to get other ads by advertisers not listed with these self-regulatory tools. Participant can also opt-out specifically from our uses of certain categories of data to display more relevant ads.
21. Info to Advertisement Providers
We do not share participant personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising except for: (i) hashed or device identifiers (to the extent they are personal data in some countries); (ii) with participant separate permission (e.g., lead generation form) or (iii) data already visible to any participant or users of the Services (e.g. profile).
In case a participant views or click an ad on our site or apps, the ad provider will get a signal that someone visited the page displaying their ad, and the advertiser may use mechanisms to find the participant. Advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from participant with the help of cookies and similar technologies. In such instances we seek to contractually require such advertising partners to obtain participant explicit opt-in consent before doing so.
We promote our Services to participants and others. We use data and content about participants for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.
Developing Services and Research
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services to provide participant and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive participants growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
If Polls and surveys are conducted by us Participant are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and participant have choices about the information they want to provide. Participant may opt-out of survey invitations.
24. Email Choice/Opt-out
If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, [he or she] can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may send an email to email@example.com. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement participants opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from use up to ten business days as we process participants request.
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting participants personal information for many of our services. If you are a registered user, you may access and update participants registration information and participants preferences to receive email or other communications from us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
25. Disclaimer to Security
26. Notification of Changes
27. Text Notifications
Text notifications will be sent to the participants who have agreed to receive the service us.
28. Contact Information