Please read this Policy carefully, before using the Web Site or GSF’s services pertaining thereto or otherwise, so you can fully understand our practices in relation to Personal Information, before we begin processing your information. By accessing the Web Site and/or otherwise registering for and/or using GSF’s services, you are agreeing to be bound to the terms hereof and all applicable laws and regulations, and you agree that you are responsible for compliance with same. If you do not agree to the terms hereof, you are prohibited from accessing and using the Web Site or any service offered or provided herein or otherwise by GSF.
GSF recognizes principles and requirements of applicable law (including, without limitation, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) adopted by the European Union) pertaining to privacy of information (collectively, “Privacy Directives”). GSF will, so far as is reasonably practical, comply with applicable Privacy Directives with a view to ensuring that all data is:
This Policy undertakes to protect the “personal data” or personal information of individuals wherever located and covers many processing activities, including collection, storage, consultation, transfer, and destruction, of this data. “Personal data” means any and all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. You can be identified from information such as your name; email address; home, work and/or mobile phone numbers; home and or work addresses; professional designations and titles; driver’s license number, and passport number. You may also be identifiable from information such as an online identifier, IP address, unique device ID or cookie.
When using the Web Site, registering for or using GSF’ services, including registering to attend GSF conventions, conferences or meetings, you may provide information online, over the telephone, in writing or otherwise in connection with such activities. During these processes, you may share with us personal information about yourself which generally includes contact information (such as name, age, gender, postal address, e-mail address, etc.), demographics pertaining to your trade or profession, professional designations and/or titles and payment information (including credit/debit card information).
Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit the Web Site. Such information allows GSF to understand how you use the Web Site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to the Web Site (such as your browser type, operating system and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within the Web Site) may also be collected.
GSF may use Personal Information you provide for purposes such as:
It is GSF’s policy not to disclose, sell or rent any of your Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity or other outside party except to:
GSF may also use return e-mail addresses to answer e-mail we receive from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose.
Once your data has been shared with a third party, GSF no longer has direct control over that information, but we require our contractors and others who help us provide the Web Site and services to agree to follow applicable Privacy Directives.
Your personal information will not be collected for use that is in violation of the law or unrelated to that discussed in this policy.
We recognize that all personal information you submit to GSF belongs to you, and that we use your data only with your permission. You have the following specific rights:
If you have any complaints on our processing of your Personal Information or if you believe that we have breached our own privacy policies or applicable law, we encourage you to contact us. However, please note that applicable EU data protection laws provide you with a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority as well; however, we ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us first.
This Policy reflects a comprehensive approach to privacy and data security that complies with applicable Privacy Directives and generally accepted best business practices.
Specific privacy and data security measures include the following:
Should you wish to view, modify, or erase your data, you can make that request by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the extent that the Web Site contains links to other, third-party web sites, we encourage you to take reasonable precautions when sharing your Personal Information on third party web sites. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of such other sites and cannot accept responsibility for their respective privacy or use policies.
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the web site content which we make available to web site users on the Web Site (the “Web Site Content”) for individual, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not (a) modify or copy the Web Site Content; (b) use the Web Site Content for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); (c) attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Web Site; (d) remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or (e) transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
The Web Site is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, web site designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Web Site (collectively, the “Web Site Proprietary Components”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided the Web Site “AS IS” for your information and individual use only. Except as expressly provided in this Policy, no part of the Web Site and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by us at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
The materials on the Web Site are provided on an “as is” basis. GSF makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
Further, we do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on the Web Site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall we or our directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors or suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the Web Site or services, even if we or our authorized representatives have been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
The materials appearing on the Web Site could include technical, typographical, photographic or other errors. We do not warrant that any of the materials on the Web Site are accurate, complete or current. We may make changes to the materials contained on the Web Site at any time without notice. However, we do not make any commitment to update the materials.
We cannot guarantee the Web Site and services will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to our web site and/or services, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the web site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Web Site during any downtime or discontinuance of the Web Site. Nothing in this Policy will be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Web Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.
Visiting our seb site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SITE. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
As stated above, we may, from time to time, change this Policy. We encourage you to visit and review this Policy frequently to stay informed. Other changes, including amendments made to the Policy to comply with legal requirements, will become effective immediately upon their initial posting.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our affiliates, and all of our respective directors officers, agents, contractors, partners, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (a) your use of the Web Site or any of our services, whether within the web site or otherwise; (b) breach of the terms of this Policy; (c) your violation of the rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; or (d) any harmful act toward GSF or any other user of the Web Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.
This Policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Wisconsin and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Wisconsin having jurisdiction over GSF’s principal office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
If you have any concerns or questions with respect to any matter covered by this Policy, you may contact us at the following address:
Street Address: 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Last updated: 05/25/2018