Global Visas respects the privacy rights of our online visitors and are committed to protecting the personal information collected about you. We have adopted this Online Privacy Statement to guide how we collect, store, and use the information you provide us online.
To protect your privacy, we have voluntarily undertaken this privacy initiative.
In addition, Global Visas may also own several other domain names that point to the websites listed above, and we may from time to time add new sites.
What information does Global Visas collect?
Global Visas only collects personal information from you on a voluntary basis. When you submit personal information to Global Visas, it will usually take the form of:
- Website registration;
- Newsletter subscription;
- Participation in our message boards or chat rooms;
- Product registration
- E-cards and "email this page" features;
- Technical support;
- Demo downloads and other program downloads or,
- Polls, surveys, or questionnaires.
The types of information collected in connection with the activities listed above will vary depending on the activity. The information we collect may include personal information such as your first and/or last name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, and for those purchasing a product/service online, credit card and shipping information. In addition, we may collect demographic information such as your age or date of birth, gender, country of choice. If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. On pages where you can send content to a third party; although we ask for a recipient's email address, we don't store this information, but rather delete it from our system after the message is sent.
A Special Note about our Message Boards
Whenever you give out personal information in public areas such as on a message board or chat room, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While we strive to protect those who wish to participate in these forums, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you post in these areas.
CV’s / Resumes
Global Visas may provide on its websites e-mail addresses to which visitors can send us questions or comments, or which visitors can use to request customer support. In the process of receiving and responding to such requests, we may collect personal information about you, such as your e-mail address or any other personal data contained in the body of your e-mail message. By allowing you to send us these requests, we are not attempting to solicit personal information from you. We only use the information for the purpose of responding to your questions and/or comments or to provide customer support. In some cases, copies of your requests or messages may be kept on file for our records.
What happens if I refuse to provide my personal information?
Your refusal to submit personal information may limit your ability to participate in some of our activities or to purchase a Global Visas product online. However, you do not need to provide us personal information in order to use our websites.
A "cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a user's computer. They are typically used to quickly identify a user's computer and to "remember" things about the user's visit.
Learn more about cookies and how to remove them at www.aboutcookies.org.
You can always disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use certain portions of our websites.
Global Visas may also keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for safety and security reasons. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
The only other information that may be passively collected by Global Visas is in the form of logs - files that record website activity, including how many "hits" a particular web page is getting (a.k.a. "navigational data"). These entries are generated anonymously, and enable Global Visas to assess overall website activity and users' browsing habits, track interest in advertised sales, and troubleshoot technical concerns. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
Who is collecting my personal information and how will it be used?
When you submit information while on a Global Visas website, you are sharing that information with Global Visas unless specifically stated otherwise. As a result of this sharing, you may receive communications from Global Visas. Global Visas may use the submitted information to send you promotional materials, to provide you with access to our message boards, to fulfil product orders, and to respond to questions or technical problems. We also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can improve the products and services we provide you and to better meet your needs.
From time to time, Global Visas may employ vendors to collect personal information on Global Visas behalf. These vendors provide internal support to Global Visas by operating some of the services we may provide you, for example online product fulfilment. Global Visas does NOT require that they adhere to Global Visas's stated privacy policies.
With whom does Global Visas share my personal information?
Global Visas does not share your personal information with any third parties, except as required by law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganisation, bankruptcy, or other similar events, Global Visas's customer information may be transferred to our successor or assign.
Can I choose how my personal information is used?
If you do not want Global Visas to send you communications such as newsletters or promotional offers, you may opt-out from receiving these communications at the time your personal information is collected or later by contacting us:
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I access my personal information?
If for any reason you wish to view, correct or delete the personal information collected about you, please send an email to email@example.com. We will review, update or remove information as appropriate.
For certain features such as our message boards, you may be able to access and update your personal information using the online "Profile" section of those features.
What is Global Visas’ policy regarding links to other sites?
Does Global Visas collect personal information from children under 13?
Global Visas does not knowingly collect personal information from children 12 years old or under. We encourage parents to instruct/advise their children to never give out personal information such as their real names, addresses or phone numbers when using the Internet.
What safeguards does Global Visas use to protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information, Global Visas maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information you have provided. Our websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Personal information collected by Global Visas is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public (e.g., locked rooms). To prevent unauthorised electronic access to personal information, Global Visas maintains information collected online behind a firewall-protected server and uses SSL encryption for purchases made online from our website.
How do I ask a question or file a complaint?