GeorgiaWorld Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of GeorgiaWorld's policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information you submit to us through our Website.

GeorgiaWorld ("GeorgiaWorld", "us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to its Website, the home page of which is located at http://www.georgiaworld.com ("Website").

"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

"Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect and use Personal Information and Anonymous Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

User Consent
By submitting Personal Information through our Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy.
Your Personal Information may be processed by GeorgiaWorld in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States of America) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

General
We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Website.

  • When you register for the GeorgiaWorld network, we will collect your name, e-mail address, your gender, date of birth and ZIP code.
  • When you save other Personal Information in your profile we will collect any such information you enter.
  • When you enter Personal Information throughout the GeorgiaWorld network using one of the features of the GeorgiaWorld network, for example journals, testimonials, groups, or message boards, we will collect any such information you enter ("Publicly Posted Information").
  • When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail addresses and any information contained in the e-mail you send us.

Once you register with GeorgiaWorld and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. If you are browsing the Website without registering with GeorgiaWorld, you are anonymous to us, but we will collect the information listed below under Personal Information Collected Via Technology.

Use of information
Any visitor of the GeorgiaWorld website can view your profile information and photos that you have uploaded to the GeorgiaWorld community. You can control what part of your profile information and photos is visible to visitors of the GeorgiaWorld website and which network of GeorgiaWorld members can see what information.

To provide you with some of the features that the GeorgiaWorld community offers to its members, we may use Personal Information that is stored in your profile after you have requested such features, for example to send invitation e-mails to people that you specified as being interested in joining the GeorgiaWorld community. In order to provide useful information about social networks to people who might be interested in joining the GeorgiaWorld community, we may use your profile information and photos on the GeorgiaWorld website and when we send emails, for example when we send birthday reminders to GeorgiaWorld members or when we send general newsletters to members of the GeorgiaWorld community. When you decide to view a member's profile, we may show that GeorgiaWorld member that you chose to view their profile. If you don't want us to show to other GeorgiaWorld members that you viewed their profile, you can change this in your privacy settings.

If you decide to use certain features of the GeorgiaWorld network (like journals, testimonials, groups, message boards and the like), some of the Personal Information you entered into your GeorgiaWorld profile and any information, including Personal Information, that you enter using one of these features, might be used and displayed.
GeorgiaWorld members can use the search feature to search for other members by different criteria, like location or gender. The Personal Information that GeorgiaWorld members enter into the GeorgiaWorld profile will be used for these searches.
Please be aware that any information that is publicly posted throughout the GeorgiaWorld network can be accessed by every visitor of the Website.

GeorgiaWorld may analyze any collected information for its own internal purposes. In addition, GeorgiaWorld may remove personally identifying information from collected information to render it anonymous. GeorgiaWorld may use Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information in its discretion.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
GeorgiaWorld does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or as otherwise described in this privacy policy.

We provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with GeorgiaWorld under confidentiality agreements to provide some of the services and features of the GeorgiaWorld community and to help us communicate with GeorgiaWorld members. These service providers may use your personal information to help GeorgiaWorld communicate with you about offers from GeorgiaWorld and our marketing partners. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information.

If you decide to use one of the additional services that are offered by our partners, such as the e-mail finder service or the electronic fax, we may forward Personal Information to these partners to enable them to provide the services that you requested.
We also provide information to third-party advertising companies, as described in the next section.
Please be aware that the handling of your Personal Information by our partners or the third-party advertising companies is governed by their privacy policy, not ours.

If you would like to know (1) the categories of Personal Information about you that we disclosed in the prior calendar year to third parties for the purposes of the third partiesý marketing and/or (2) the names and addresses of such third parties, please contact us.

We will disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may disclose information, if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving the physical safety of any person, violations of GeorgiaWorld's terms of use, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Personal Information Collected Via Technology
As you navigate the Website, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the advertisements displayed on the Website you clicked. This type of information is collected to make our services and solutions more useful to you and to tailor the GeorgiaWorld community experience to meet your special interests and needs.
If you search the GeorgiaWorld community by using a toolbar that GeorgiaWorld, or a third party provides, we may collect Anonymous Information about you automatically, but we will not collect Personal Information.

An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track your IP Address when you login to the Website.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computerýs hard drive while you are viewing a web site. GeorgiaWorld may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Website may not work properly.
Other third parties may place advertisements and cookies on webpages within the GeorgiaWorld network. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the GeorgiaWorld service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the GeorgiaWorld Newsletter, that are considered part of your GeorgiaWorld account. If you would like to opt out of these messages, you may delete your account by sending an e-mail message to [email protected], subject: account deletion. Please include your full name, e-mail address in the body of the message.

Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you and your GeorgiaWorld account information is protected by a password that you select. GeorgiaWorld uses industry-standard SSL encryption in certain areas of the Website to protect data transmissions.
However, no company, including GeorgiaWorld, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Other Sites
Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy does not apply to these outside websites.

Regarding Children
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13.

Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
GeorgiaWorld may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your GeorgiaWorld account or by placing a prominent notice on our Website. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using our Website. Continued use of our Website following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.