2. GENERAL PRIVACY INFORMATION
The Ge'NeL WEBSITE is designed and targeted to United States ("U.S.") audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the "United States." Ge'NeL makes no representation that the Ge'NeL WEBSITE is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations or is governed by other nations. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you use the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, you do so at your own risk and initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to you. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to Ge'NeL or Ge'NeL obtains as a result of your use of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, participating in any Ge'NeL WEBSITE activities and/or providing Ge'NeL with your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S. and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.
4. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ge'NeL collects Personal Information about you when you use the Ge'NeL WEBSITE and when you input information, provide a review or comment in the community discussions, participate in promotions, purchase products or services or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. Ge'NeL may use the information Ge'NeL obtains from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience with the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, to display Content Ge'NeL thinks may be of interest to you, or to let Ge'NeL customize what you see when you use the Ge'NeL WEBSITE according to your preferences.
It is your responsibility to give Ge'NeL current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to Ge'NeL up to date. Ge'NeL cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give Ge'NeL accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give Ge'NeL . You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your User ID and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Ge'NeL WEBSITE and for any use of the website or any other activity or conduct in connection with the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, by any others who use your User ID, unless and until you notify Ge'NeL that your User ID may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken, or used by another party. Bear in mind that when you submit information to Ge'NeL , it does not guarantee that Ge'NeL will permit you to use any or all of the features of functions of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE.
When you register with the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, you may be required to provide Ge'NeL with your e- mail address, and may also be required to provide certain additional Personal Information, including certain credit card and billing information and banking, account and related financial information used in connection with Payment Processing Services if you elect to make a purchase through the Ge'NeL WEBSITE or utilize any of the products or services offered thereon. Ge'NeL will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Personal Information you have given Ge'NeL in order to keep your information current. Among other things, these kinds of information help Ge'NeL securely identify you as a registered User of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE and those services, features and functions you have registered or are otherwise authorized to use. As a registered User of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, from time to time, Ge'NeL may also provide you with certain options to opt-in or subscribe to e-mail newsletters, SMS text messaging and other periodic information. As a registered User, you will also have the right to opt-out or change your preferences at any time by logging in with your User ID and changing the settings in your account or you can opt-out or unsubscribe to particular e-mail and other communications by responding to that e-mail and using the 'unsubscribe' or opt-out procedure included in that communication.
6. CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PAYMENT PROCESSING INFORMATION
Ge'NeL may ask you to provide your credit card and billing information and banking, account and related financial information (all of which constitutes Personal Information), in electronic or other formats (including fillable forms), when purchasing a product or service using a Payment Instrument (as defined below), some of which may involve recurrent periodic charges, such as in the case of the purchase of subscription services, which are typically billed and charged on monthly intervals. Before providing a product or service to you, Ge'NeL must verify that the credit card, debit card or other Payment Instrument and any related Personal Information which you have provided - is valid. All such information, including any Personal Information, is used for Payment Processing Services only (but it not used for direct marketing purposes) and is shared with third parties only as necessary to effect such Payment Processing Services. All credit card, debit card and other Payment Instrument information is handled over secure, encrypted connections provided it is submitted by the User through the normal registration process; however, Ge'NeL does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
For purposes herein, (A) “Payment Processing Services” means (i) all services necessary to authorize, data capture, process, settle and reconcile transactions effected by Business with Users using Payment Instruments, (ii) all services necessary to authorize, data capture and process (and when permitted by the applicable Payment Brand, settle and reconcile) transactions effected by Businesses with Users using Payment Instruments, (iii) check guarantee and electronic check acceptance services, and (iv) other related products and services, including point of sale terminal equipment and other electronic payments at the point of sale. Unless the context requires otherwise, such term includes related Business User service, chargeback and retrieval processing, point of sale hardware deployment and service, interchange settlement and risk management (including new Business application approval); (B) “Payment Instrument” means a payment card, an account, or evidence of an account, authorized and established between a User and a Payment Brand and accepted by Businesses from Users as payment for a good or service. Payment Instruments include, but are not limited to, credit and debit cards, stored value cards, loyalty cards, electronic gift cards, authorized account or access numbers, paper certificates and credit accounts; and (C) “Payment Brand” means Visa, MasterCard and any other association, payment brand, Payment Instrument issuer, debit network or payment methodology or system having proprietary rights to and clearing and oversight responsibilities with respect to any Payment Instrument used to effect payment-related transactions for which any Payment Processing Services are provided by Ge'NeL .
7. POLLS & SURVEYS
Ge'NeL may from time to time request that you participate in polls and/or surveys. The information you provide to Ge'NeL if you participate in such polls or surveys is provided voluntarily by you. If you participate in polls or surveys, you do so with the understanding that Ge'NeL reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE.
8. USE OF COMMUNITIES
Ge'NeL may provide community discussions pages and/or similar features and functions on or through the Ge'NeL WEBSITE (e.g. discussion boards, blogs, product or service reviews). Please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public and may appear on other websites or web searches. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in such communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. Ge'NeL will be in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues, if any, and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization. Additionally, to the extent that the Ge'NeL WEBSITE may have certain features that allow you to send information to others, Ge'NeL may monitor such messages via electronic software or personnel to check for obscenity, defamation or other types of abusive language, as well as for content that may infringe Ge'NeL ’s rights or the rights of others, all of which we may remove at any time. Ge'NeL will not otherwise access these messages except in certain cases, including but not limited to times when we receive specific complaints related to a particular message or are compelled to do so by law. Also for administrative purposes, Ge'NeL may opt to keep a mail log that will include a record of which Users sent messages and to which Users or email addresses they were sent. We will use the addressee information you enter only to send the emails you request.
9. SHARING OF AGGREGATE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
10. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
11. OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Ge'NeL retains the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining the Ge'NeL WEBSITE services, features, functions and operations. Ge'NeL will refer to these third parties as "operational service providers" and Ge'NeL uses operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of Content and the services, features and functions we bring you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with the Ge'NeL WEBSITE. Additionally, such operational service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
12. OTHER NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES
Ge'NeL will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances:
a. When Ge'NeL is compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);
c. If, in its sole discretion, Ge'NeL believes such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect Ge'NeL ’s business and assets, to defend Ge'NeL ’s interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
d. Or, in the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving Ge'NeL .
13. SECURITY & PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ge'NeL maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. Ge'NeL also limits access to the Ge'NeL WEBSITE by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. Ge'NeL requests that our service providers follow the same policy.
14. REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information contained in your profile which may be accessed through your account settings once you have registered with Ge'NeL through the Ge'NeL WEBSITE. You may also correct factual inaccuracies through these same account settings. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility cannot be deleted, but can be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. Deletion or attempted deletion of certain Personal Information, such as your User ID, may not be permitted and/or may result in suspension or termination of any registration you may have made. To review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, please go to your profile page, which may be accessed through your account settings via the Ge'NeL WEBSITE.
Each person who registers through the Ge'NeL WEBSITE will receive an e-mail or text message for Ge'NeL confirming their successful registration. Parents (including legal guardians) of minors that become registered on the Ge'NeL WEBSITE in violation of the Terms and Conditions who wish to terminate the minor's registration must send us an e-mail at legal@Ge'NeL .com and provide us with the minor's User ID or alternatively, a parent must provide verifiable identification that they are the parent of the ineligible minor. Minors under the age of 18 that are unknowingly registered on the Ge'NeL WEBSITE are in violation of our Terms and Conditions. Ge'NeL will not allow direct access to a User's registration and Personal Information by any person without the User's User ID (Please see above for how to change your preferences or the information associated with your account). If a parent does not have the minor's User ID, the parent will be required to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Note, you must include the parent's name, address, telephone and e-mail address, in addition to the minor's name and e-mail address associated with the minor's User ID registered on the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, plus the minor's date of birth. Ge'NeL will send a confirming e-mail to the parent via the e- mail address provided to verify that the parent wishes to terminate the minor's registration. The parent must then confirm by sending a reply e-mail to the designated return address. Ge'NeL will then terminate the minor's account but will notify the minor of the termination request via e-mail and will identify the name, address and e-mail address of the person making the request.
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16. LOG FILE INFORMATION
When you use The Ge'NeL WEBSITE, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
17. WEB BEACONS
When you use Ge'NeL WEBSITE, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients. Although Ge'NeL may track the numbers of visitors to inform Ge'NeL , concerning how best to improve and update the Ge'NeL WEBSITE and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. Ge'NeL uses tracking information on an aggregated basis to help Ge'NeL operate the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, enhance and improve Ge'NeL ’s service, improve the look of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE and display advertising and marketing information.
19. USER POSTINGS
20. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Ge'NeL reserves the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any User, including, without limitation, a User of any services, features or functions of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE, if Ge'NeL believes there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access any services, features or functions of the Ge'NeL WEBSITE. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such information. In such cases, Ge'NeL will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.