Updated on: January, 10th 2020.
Geant Technology has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:
Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find. Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to understand. Data practices should always meet the reasonable expectations of users.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow someone to identify you, including your name, email address, IP address, or other information from which someone could deduce your identity.
Geant Technology collects and uses personal information in the following ways:
Website and Analytics: When you visit our Websites and use our Services, Geant Technology collects some information about your activities through tools such as Motomo Analytics, Google Analytics, PTengine Analytics. The type of information that we collect focuses on general information such as country or city where you are located, pages visited, time spent on pages, heat-map of visitors’ activity on the site, information about the browser you are using, etc. Geant Technology collects and uses this information pursuant to our legitimate interest in enhancing the security and utility of our Services. The information we gather and process is used in the aggregate to spot trends without deliberately identifying individuals.
Note that you can learn about Google’s practices in connection with its analytics services and how to opt out of it by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Information from Cookies: We and our service providers (for example, Google Analytics, Matomo Analytics, PTengine Analytics as described above) may collect information using cookies or similar technologies for the purposes described above and below. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by your browser on the hard drive or memory of your computer or other Internet access device. Cookies may enable us to personalize your experience on the Services, maintain a persistent session, passively collect demographic information about your computer, and monitor advertisements and other activities. The Websites may use different kinds of cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage).
If sending this information is against your policies, you can stop using our Services and Websites. Note that Geant Technology tries to limit the amount of personal information collected to only the minimal amount needed to improve user experience.
Geant Technology Cloud: When you sign up to obtain a user account or to be granted access rights to our cloud services and applications, Geant Technology is granted access to personal information in the user profile of the authentication provider you choose (e.g. GitHub or Google). Geant Technology collects and uses this personal information pursuant to its legitimate interest in establishing and maintaining your account providing you with the features we provide to Registered Users. We may use your email address to contact you regarding changes to this policy or other applicable policies. The login name or email address of your profile may be used to attribute you in connection with any content you submit to any Service.
Anonymous Usage Statistics: Anonymous usage information is collected by default on certain events of applications and sites daemon and sent to our analytics platform for analysis. The statistics calculated from this information are used for:
- Quality assurance:
To help us understand if Geant Technology applications, Services, and Websites behave as expected and help us identify repeating issues that may disrupt the end user experience.
- Usage statistics:
To help us focus on the parts of our Websites and Services that are used the most, or help us identify the extend our development decisions influence on our end users.
Emails and Newsletters: When you sign up to receive updates and newsletters from Geant Technology, or sign up to Geant Technology Cloud Services, or otherwise subscribe to one of our mailing lists, you will be asked to provide some personal information. Geant Technology collects and uses this personal information pursuant to its legitimate interest in providing news and updates to, and collaborating with, its supporters and volunteers. All bulk email communications from Geant Technology include links to unsubscribe from our mailing lists.
Email Analytics: When you receive communications from Geant Technology after signing up for our newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications, we may use analytics to track whether you open the mail, click on the links, and otherwise interact with what we send. You may opt out of this tracking by choosing to get plain-text emails from Geant Technology. Geant Technology collects and uses this personal information pursuant to its legitimate interest in understanding the interests of its users in order to provide more relevant news and updates.
Voluntarily Provided Information: When you provide feedback to Geant Technology, sign a petition distributed by Geant Technology, or otherwise submit personal information to Geant Technology, we use this personal information pursuant to its legitimate interest in better understanding our users and in furtherance of the particular program or activity to which you provided feedback or other input.
Human-readable summary of Sec 3: Describe how personal information is collected, used, and stored to improve end users' experience.
Retention of Personal Information
The majority of the personal information collected and used as explained in Section 3 above is aggregated and stored in a central database provided by a third party service provider. Geant Technology aggregates this data pursuant to its legitimate interest in having information stored in a single location to minimize complexity, increase consistency in internal practices, improve end users experience, and enhance the security of the data.
Human-readable summary of Sec 4: Personal information are stored in a central database whenever possible for improved end users experience.
Access Personal Information
You are generally entitled to access personal information that Geant Technology holds and to have inaccurate data corrected or removed to the extent Geant Technology still maintains it. In certain circumstances, you also may have the right to object for legitimate reasons to the processing or transfer of personal information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to legal[at]geanttech.com explaining your request.
Human-readable summary of Sec 5: This section outlines processes to follow to request your personal information or have updates/changes made to the record collected.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Geant Technology does not disclose personal information to third parties except as specified elsewhere in this policy and in the following instances:
Human-readable summary of Sec 6: We do not disclose personal information to third parties not affiliated to Geant Technology nor associated with law enforcement with valid search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.
Security of Personal Information
Geant Technology has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational security measures for personal information that Geant Technology processes against accidental or unlawful destruction, or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in compliance with applicable law. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. If any data breach occurs, we will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites and comply with all other applicable data privacy requirements including, when required, personal notice to you if you have provided and we have maintained an email address for you.
Human-readable summary of Sec 7: We have implemented safeguard measures to protect and limit the exposure of personal information.
The c. Consistent with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms specifically prohibit anyone using our Services from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to Geant Technology through the Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
Human-readable summary of Sec 8: Our products and Services are not directed at children under the age of 13.
Third Party Service Providers
Geant Technology uses many third party service providers in connection with the Services, including website hosting services, database management, credit card processing, and many more. Some of these service providers may place session cookies on your computer, and they may collect and store your personal information on our behalf in accordance with the data practices and purposes explained above in Section 3.
Human-readable summary of Sec 9: Geant Technology, in connection with the Services, uses Third Party Service Providers to enhance and optimize our end users experience.
Third Party Sites
Human-readable summary of Sec 10: Be aware of Third Party's privacy policies.
Transferring Data to Other Countries
If you are accessing or using the Services in regions with laws governing data collection, processing, transfer and use, please note that when we use and share your data as specified in this policy, we may transfer your information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.
Data transferred from the European Union to the United States or outside the European Union will be made on the grounds of a certification to the E.U./U.S. Privacy Shield regime and/or a data transfer agreement based on the Standard Contractual Clauses approved of by the European Commission respectively, consistent with applicable data privacy requirements.
Human-readable summary of Sec 11: Clause governing transfer of data between regions and countries' boundaries.
Effective Date: January, 10th 2020.