GCDN is committed to treating the information of clients, network members, stakeholders, and other external parties with confidentiality and discretion. Due to the global nature of our work, we take measures to comply with such laws as the UK Data Protection Act, General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), and other similar laws for data protection.
We remind you that if you visit a link outside of www.gcdn.net, you are subject to the privacy policies of that site.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
During your visit to www.gcdn.net, as you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following anonymous information about your visit via :
- Date and time of access;
- URL address of the GCDN webpage(s) visited;
- Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser);
- URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser); and
- Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed.
Google Analytics places cookies on your browser to identify the data traffic patterns on GCDN’s website listed above. This information is collected anonymously and is not retained by the website. We use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, detect operational problems, and to improve the website’s overall security. You may disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available for Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Information That You Voluntarily Provide
GCDN does not collect personally identifiable information e.g., name, email address, physical address, phone number, or similar information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, for example by sending an email, signing up for a newsletter, or filling out a survey or form, such personal information is used to help us provide you with the information or services that you request. GCDN does not share this data with any external party unless required by law.
Data Collection Related to GCDN Projects
The work of GCDN sometimes involves collecting sensitive and proprietary data, which often includes personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, financial data, IP addresses, and others. We ensure that all data is collected with the full consent of the party and through lawful channels. This means that we inform all external parties and clients as to what the data will be used for; how it will be used by our company; who would have access to the information; and where it will be stored and managed. In the case of a survey, we will include disclaimers to ensure that respondents are aware that we are collecting aspects of their personal information.
Data Storage & Handling
We ensure that all data is stored and handled appropriately. Our data is protected from outside access and cyberattacks through a combination of measures, including but not limited to: ongoing maintenance of operating systems and software; password-protection software; two-step verification for all applications utilized by the company; required password changes every 6 months to all applications utilized by the firm and email programs; weekly backups of all data; restricted access internally to certain kinds of data, when necessary; and a policy surrounding device usage abroad. In the case that data is compromised, we have a policy in place to inform the affected parties. We take the privacy of our clients and newsletter subscribers very seriously. GCDN does not actively share information, both personal data and proprietary information, and permits you to adjust or withdraw your data when needed.
If you wish for your information to be removed from our files, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media and Third-Party Websites
GCDN uses social media tools and websites to interact with our members and the larger community.
- GCDN LinkedIn
- GCDN Twitter
Links to Other Sites