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GiftedPath

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 01/01/2012
GiftedPath’s Privacy Policy describes the ways we collect, store, use and protect user information. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. By using or accessing GiftedPath, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected
GiftedPath collects two types of information: personal information that users knowingly disclose to GiftedPath, and website-use information automatically generated by users as they interact with the site. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at gpsupport@GiftedPath.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Personal Information
When users sign up for GiftedPath, they are asked to provide profile information, such as name, email address, preferences, and other similar information.
GiftedPath also collects certain financial information, including PayPal account information. GiftedPath may also require users to provide additional information to help verify identity or address or manage risk, such as date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, or other information. GiftedPath may also obtain information about users from third parties such as the Social Security Administration or identity verification services.

Website-Use Information
GiftedPath collects certain information from users’ browsers using small data files called “cookies.” GiftedPath uses session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. This type of cookie helps GiftedPath recognize a user if he or she visits multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we do not need to require a password to access each page. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to GiftedPath. We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. Users can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable the feature. We do link the information we store in cookies to user accounts.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site for purposes such as analytics, of which data is only collected in the aggregate. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to combat fraud and unauthorized access.
We use third-party tracking services that use cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate, like time and length of visit, in order to improve the service.

Clear Gifs (web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please click on the unsubscribe link in the email. GiftedPath also stores transaction history and user relationships/interactions. We collect this information so that we can provide users with a meaningful service to our users. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, users can review transaction histories.
When a user chooses to use our invitation service to tell a friend about GiftedPath, we collect information needed to send the invitations, such as an email address. GiftedPath will send email an email invitation in the user’s name inviting him his or her friend to sign up for the siteGiftedPath stores this information to send one reminder, and to track the success of our referral program.
GiftedPath may collect additional information in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to interactions with customer service or responses from surveys or other feedback tools.

Use of Information Obtained by GiftedPath
GiftedPath’s primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide users with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. GiftedPath uses this information to provide services and support; process transactions and send notifications regarding general operation of the service, such as new messages or reminders, or new services offered by GiftedPath; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement; customize, measure, and improve our services and the content and layout of our website; compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties. We also use your information to send promotional or marketing newsletters. If you choose to unsubscribe from these emails, please click on the unsubscribe link in the email

In order to provide a meaningful service to our users, some personal profile information, including name and photo, is shared with other users. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in your profile, or on any other public forum such as a blog on this site can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at gpsupport@GiftedPath.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
GiftedPath will never share a user’s financial information with other users.

Links to Other Sites
If you click on a link to a third party site, you will leave our site you are visiting and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as us. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to our site, you should read that site’s privacy statement before providing any personally identifiable information.

Storage of Personal Information
GiftedPath stores and processes sensitive user information on dedicated servers located in secure data centers within the US. Your information is protected by physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. GiftedPath uses computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, and authorizes access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.

Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties
GiftedPath may share personal information with third-party service providers under contract who help with certain parts of our business operations including payment, fraud prevention, validation of user credentials, secure data storage and other similar services. GiftedPath ensures that these parties are properly licensed and regulated, and only use personal information in connection with the services they perform for GiftedPath.
GiftedPath may share personal information in the event of a merger or acquisition. Should such an event occur, Gifted- Path will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to personal information. If personal information could be used contrary to this policy, users will receive prior notice as well as the ability to opt out of having your information used in ways different than its original purpose. Please see “Changes to this privacy policy” to learn how you will be notified.
GiftedPath may be compelled to share personal information to law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties in the event of a subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure, or when GiftedPath believes in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our User Agreement.
GiftedPath will not sell, rent, share or trade any of your personal information to third parties for promotional purposes or in the normal course of doing business and only shares your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.

Editing Personal Information
Users can review and edit personal information at any time such as their address, phone numbers, and preferences (such as privacy and email settings) by logging in to their account, then clicking on “My Settings”. Information will be updated immediately; however, some shared information generally cannot be removed by a user.

Contacting GiftedPath regarding this Privacy Policy
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by emailing gpsupport@giftedpath.com

Changes to this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the changes taking effect.