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We built Gambassa to make it easy to share information and knowledge with your friends and people around you. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on Gambassa; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your Profile to your networks and other reasonable community limitations that we tell you about.

Guiding principles:

  1. You should have control over your personal information. Gambassa helps you share information with your friends and people around you. You choose what information you put in your Profile, including contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join. And you control the users with whom you share that information through the privacy settings on the Privacy page.
  2. You should have access to the information others want to share. There is an increasing amount of information available out there, and you may want to know what relates to you, your friends and people around you. We want to help you easily get that information.

Sharing information should be easy. We want to provide you with the privacy tools necessary to control how and with whom you share that information. If you have questions or ideas, please take a look at our privacy help page.

Gambassa's Privacy Policy

Gambassa's Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using Gambassa, located at www.Gambassa.com and its directly associated domains (collectively, "Gambassa" or "Website") By using or accessing Gambassa, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement covers the site www.Gambassa.com and its directly associated domains. If you have any questions regarding this statement, please contact accounts@gambassa.com.

The information we collect

When you visit Gambassa you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Curriculum use information collected by us as you complete/author/or manage curriculums.

When you register with Gambassa, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, your school and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter Gambassa, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Gambassa visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using 'cookies'. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser.

When you use Gambassa, you may set up your personal Profile, connect to friends, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, complete curriculums and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a back-up copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the Gambassa Terms of Use) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Gambassa is a violation of the Gambassa Terms of Service and should be reported through the accounts@gambassa.com.

Gambassa may also collect information about you from other sources, such as blogs, event services and other users of the Gambassa service through the operation of the service (e.g. photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By using Gambassa, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children aged under 13

Gambassa does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Gambassa or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on Gambassa. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us through the form on our privacy help page.

Children between the ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Use of information obtained by Gambassa

When you register with Gambassa, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your Profile information, as well as your name and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on Gambassa. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Gambassa that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by Gambassa primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g. posting comments to your photos or other data), other Gambassa users may be able to supplement your Profile.

The Profile information that you submit to Gambassa will be available to users of Gambassa who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings. Your name, profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Gambassa network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third-party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your Profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, member of your networks etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.

Gambassa may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if an implementor submits a curriculum, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.

Generally, you may opt out of such emails, though Gambassa reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Gambassa may use information in your Profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network or how many implementors have completed a project instance. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and how the curriculums are being completed, how long they take, etc.

Gambassa is about sharing information with others ¡ª friends and people in your networks ¡ª while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and networks through Gambassa. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third-party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or 3) permitted by you.

  • We occasionally provide demonstration accounts that allow non-users a glimpse into the Gambassa. Such accounts have only limited capabilities (e.g. read-only) and passwords are changed regularly to limit possible misuse.
  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Gambassa service or using the Gambassa name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through on-site advertisement.
  • Like many other websites that interact with third-party sites, we may receive some information even if you are logged out from Gambassa or that pertains to non-Gambassa users, from those sites in conjunction with the technical operation of the system. In cases where Gambassa receives information on users that are not logged in or on non-Gambassa users, we do not attempt to associate it with individual Gambassa accounts and will discard it.
  • If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Gambassa business, or individual business units owned by Glasstorch, Inc., were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use Gambassa, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g. a friend or someone in your school), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your Profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, or other items, this information may become publicly available.

Links

Gambassa may contain links to other websites in the Web Resources section and others. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Gambassa.

Third party advertising

Advertisements that appear on Gambassa are sometimes delivered (or "served") directly to users by third-party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third-party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer or use other technologies such as JavaScript and "web beacons" (also known as "1x1 gifs") to measure the effectiveness of their adverts and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their adverts and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Gambassa does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party advertisers. Third-party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Gambassa unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Gambassa and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or removing information

Access and control over most personal information on Gambassa is readily available through the Profile editing tools. Gambassa users may modify or delete any of their Profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Gambassa account may do so at any time. Removed information may persist in back-up copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Gambassa. Data contributed to Curriculums, or Project Contributions can not be deleted, and will remain active, and in archives and audit trails. If a Profile is deactivated, items not needed to maintain the integrity of the project history will become not visible to the public though they will remain in existence. Gambassa is a ¡°Group Project Software¡± and the visibility of the data contributed to the ¡°Groups¡± projects is controlled by the group leader, or ¡°Manager.¡± If you wish to have your data ¡°private,¡± you may wish to request that the manager deactivate or remove your contributions from the project. However, you should make this request before deactivating your profile. Managers are not obligated to fulfill any request and Gambassa will not be responsible for mediating or held liable in any way for such requests or disputes. In other words, all contributions made to projects are at your own risk and it is not reasonable to expect this data to disappear at your request. Another way to express it is like this: ¡°User Grants Gambassa unlimited non-exclusive license to all contributed data in all capacities equal in the scope of public exposure with regards to the goal of the ultimate context it was contributed.¡± Therefore, consider wisely the information you wish to disclose or contribute. Additionally, Managers may wish to ¡°Delete¡± or ¡°Deactivate¡± projects. Any contributions made to a Project are subject to the possibility of becoming non-accessible. Gambassa will not be responsible for retrieving or maintaining access to Contributions made to projects once they are ¡°Deactivated¡±

Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on Gambassa, however, (e.g. sending a personal message to another Gambassa user) you generally cannot remove such communications.

Security

Gambassa takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secure server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you do not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Gambassa Website, please contact us through accounts@gambassa.com

Terms of Use, notices and revisions

Your use of Gambassa, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at accounts@gambassa.com