Including all Related Websites Owned or Registered to Golden Link Plus
This policy applies to GOLD's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by GOLD on its, (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Websites"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to GOLD's other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties, or the use of customer lists from third parties. GOLD is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications.
Each time you provide information to take advantage of a promotional offer, enter to win a contest, enter to win a sweepstake, send us an email, or otherwise transmit information via the site, GOLD may obtain and collect personally identifiable information provided by you, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, social security number, credit card information, and telephone number. You may also provide us with information that, when combined with personally identifiable information, provides us with a better idea of who you are, including but not limited to your gender, birthday, marital status, and education level (collectively referred to as "personal information"). If you choose to access our website, use our services or purchase our products, we may require you to provide personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the site.
GOLD collects information from you when you voluntarily complete a GOLD survey, order form, or a registration page either online by using the internet, offline by providing this information through the mail, in person or using a telephone. This information may be collected by surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties. This method of collection is collectively known as a "Survey." In such Surveys, GOLD or a third party may ask you to provide personal identifiable information including your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time. GOLD may also collect such information concerning you from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this website. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and you are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to GOLD or a third party, but you may receive incentives from GOLD or a third party in exchange for providing such information.
GOLD may collect information from you when you provide information to a third party and GOLD subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party. Such acquired information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the third party. When acquiring this information, GOLD seeks assurances from the third party that it has a right to transfer the information to GOLD and that the third party has a right to provide offers from advertisers to you included on the third party list.
Other occasions when GOLD obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by GOLD or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through GOLD's customer service department, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a GOLD service or newsletter.
GOLD will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 18. If GOLD obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, GOLD has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. GOLD has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
GOLD may, in certain instances, collect credit card numbers and related information when an individual places an order from GOLD. When the credit card information is submitted to GOLD, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. GOLD will use the credit card information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the credit card information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
The following section describes how GOLD uses personal information. The uses described in these sections may change at any time. GOLD may also broaden its use of your personal information. GOLD may also use your personal information to provide commercial promotional offers to individuals or entities through, among other things, email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, and banner advertising.
The personal information collected on this site and by third parties will be used to operate the site and to provide products or services or carry out the transactions you have requested or authorized. GOLD may change or broaden its use of your personal information at any time. GOLD may use your personal information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and other possible uses. GOLD MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.
GOLD uses your personal information to provide promotional offers by email to you. If you wish to end your email subscription, you only need to press the Unsubscribe button on the mail message. To unsubscribe from all GOLD's email lists, you must submit your email address at http://www.GoldenLinkPlus.com/unsub.html. Because GOLD only sends emails when you have agreed to receive emails from GOLD or you have agreed to receive emails from third parties, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to email messages sent by GOLD. Email messages sent by GOLD, will contain an advertiser's name in the "From:" line but hitting the "Reply" button will cause a reply email to be sent to GOLD. The "Subject:" line of a GOLD email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to GOLD.
GOLD uses your information to make and improve profiles of you and to track your online browsing habits and determine which areas of GOLD's websites are most frequently visited. This information helps GOLD to better understand your interests so that it can target advertising and promotions to you. GOLD may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
GOLD stores your information in a database on GOLD's servers. Our servers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under GOLD's control. Notwithstanding such measures, GOLD cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent GOLD computers from being illegally accessed, and your information from being stolen or altered.
GOLD MAY SELL OR TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN GOLD'S SOLE DISCRETION. GOLD uses your personal information in the following 3 ways: Customer Service; Marketing; and Complying with the law.
GOLD will use your personal information to respond to you, to process, validate and verify requests and/or purchase orders, to fulfill any of your requests and to tailor your experience on our websites.
GOLD will use your personal information for any marketing and survey purpose on behalf of GOLD and its affiliates and subsidiaries to send information to you about additional goods or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, GOLD will disclose your personal information to third party agents and independent contractors to help us conduct our marketing and survey efforts and to share with other companies in connection with marketing efforts including but not limited to direct marketing. You may have no relationship with these other companies.
GOLD will use or disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with GOLD. GOLD will use and disclose your personal information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of GOLD, its owners, or those of GOLD's other customers. Finally, we will use or disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of GOLD's acceptable use policy, or as otherwise required by law when responding to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes.
GOLD will transfer your personal information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that you order from such third party while using GOLD's websites or when responding to offers provided by GOLD.
GOLD may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
You have access to your personal information submitted when registering for Gold services. You may log in to update such information.
GOLD may also give advertising clients and email services providers' access to your email address to verify the origin of the personal information collected.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the websites and on the internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. GOLD does not control the use of such technology and GOLD has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
The websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. GOLD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. GOLD does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from GOLD, you may:
(a) Unsubscribe from the email sent to you by pressing the "Unsubscribe" button..
(b) Unsubscribe by sending an email to email@example.com.