WHY DO YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA?
Your Privacy: Overview
Collection of Your Information
You can access some areas of the Site and/or Services without submitting any personally identifiable information. GRAN collects personally identifiable information only if you choose to complete the online forms to contact us, complete a profile/register for an account, provide feedback or to request information or assistance through the Site and/or Services.
The personally identifiable information that GRAN collects through these portions of the Site includes your name, username, password, email address, and telephone number and any other personally identifiable information that you choose to include in your profile or in your submissions to us. You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority to provide any information provided by you.
GRAN may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information in connection with the operation of the Site and/or Services, including IP addresses, browser or operating system information, data on advertisements or links on which you click, and the websites that you visit before or after you visit the Site and/or Services. Such information is maintained by GRAN or service providers acting on behalf of GRAN. Other users of the Site and/or Services may be able to view your information.
Protection of Your Information
To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and facilitate the appropriate use of information, GRAN uses physical, technological and administrative procedures to attempt to protect the personally identifiable information we collect through the Site and/or Services.
Nevertheless, Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any messages or information you send to the Site and/or Services may be read or intercepted by others. If you have any questions about the security of personally identifiable information collected by GRAN, please contact us at: .
Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Upon our collection of your personally identifiable information, GRAN may use such personally identifiable information internally, separately or in combination with pre-existing information, for the following purposes:
• To provide any requested information, products or Services;
• To troubleshoot problems with the Site and/or Services;
• To customize your experience on the Site and/or Services;
• To contact you with more information about GRAN and its products and services, if you are voluntarily subscribed to a newsletter.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to our subsidiaries or affiliates and to third party partners whom we occasionally hire to provide services on our behalf, including support services, website services, delivering promotional materials, answering customer questions about our services and new services. GRAN will only provide those third party partners with the personally identifiable information they need to deliver the services to us and/or on our behalf, and they will be contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. In the event that GRAN is involved in a transaction such as a merger, stock purchase or sale, or sale of substantially all of GRAN assets, your personal information may be transferred to the other party in such transaction.
GRAN hostel reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or legal process or otherwise requested by any law enforcement officer or agency acting under color of law. In addition, GRAN reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to:
(a) protect and defend the rights or property of GRAN, or
(b) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety or security of the public or of users of the GRAN hostel’s Site and/or Services.
You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the Site and/or Service.
In the event that you submit data to GRAN through an online survey or poll, our use of such data may be subject to further restrictions. We invite you to review the additional terms posted along with each survey or poll found on the Site and/or Service for more information on any additional restrictions.
No Spyware or Adware.
We do not install any spyware or adware in connection with our Site/Services, or distribute any commercial message, or authorize any third party to distribute any commercial message, by means of spyware or adware. “Spyware” or “adware” is any software which has been downloaded to or installed on an Internet user’s computer or device, without the user’s actual consent, and facilitates the distribution of any commercial message to the user. If you feel you may have spyware from another company installed on your machine, there are various anti-spyware/adware software applications available on the Internet to identify if this has occurred.
Our Security Practices.
The account information associated with the Site and any of our Services is password protected for your privacy and security. You choose your password for any of our Services so the strength of that password is determined by you. We recommend that you choose a unique password and require that you not share your password with anyone else. In certain areas, we use industry-standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions.
Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Information
The personally identifiable information that you provide will be stored and maintained by GRAN hostel until you instruct us otherwise, or, in GRAN’s sole discretion, for the longer of:
(a) for so long as is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purpose(s) for which such information was collected and
(b) for so long as we are required to maintain such information by law or other applicable rules or regulations.
GRAN recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Site and Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. GRAN does not target its Site and/or Services to children under 13. GRAN does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a child who we know to be under the age of 13 and for whom we have not received parental consent attempts to utilize the Site or Services, he/she will not be able to access it and may receive a message which relays that he/she is not eligible for such feature.
Choice and Opt-Out Preferences
GRAN does not collect your personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further e mail communications from GRAN (except in connection with information, products or services that you specifically request), you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every broadcast e-mail that is sent to you by GRAN.
Access and Accuracy
GRAN will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide access to your personally identifiable information if you request such access in writing submitted to: . GRAN reserves the right to deny access to your personally identifiable information:
- when such denial of access is required by law;
- when granting you access is reasonably likely to negatively impact other people’s privacy;
- when such requests are frivolous or made in bad faith.
If you believe that the personally identifiable information maintained by GRAN about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you may notify GRAN in writing describing in details any inaccuracies or omissions, submitted to: . Following receipt of such a properly submitted written notice, GRAN will, within a reasonable time period, use commercially reasonable efforts to, in its sole discretion, either:
- amend or correct your personally identifiable information to reflect corrected or additional information provided by you, or
- in connection with your personally identifiable information, make note of any claimed inaccuracies or omissions reflected in the notice submitted by you.
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