For you to access the services that we offer through the Site, we may require you to provide us with information that can identify you as an individual ("Personally Identifiable Information"). Personally Identifiable Information includes: (i) "Contact Data" (such as your first name, last name, and e-mail address); and (ii) "Questionnaire Data" (such as the name and address of your child's school or, in the case of teachers, the school where you teach).
Through the combination of both internal and third party tracking code as well as cookies, we track the following categories of information when a visitor enters the Site: (1) IP address, (2) domain servers, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, (4) types of web browsers (collectively "Anonymous Data"). Such data does not collect information that identifies you as an individual. Gynzy.com uses Anonymous Data for the following purposes: (1) to provide anonymous statistical analysis of web page traffic patterns; (2) to administer our site and servers; (3) to allow for auditing of our services by third parties; and (4) to improve our services.
We may use your Contact Data to provide you with special information and promotions regarding our products or to contact a user to respond to a question or request.
Certain Personally Identifiable Information Will Be Shared Within Your School
The administrative staff (e.g., Principal, Vice Principal, Dean, etc...) at your school, as provided in your Questionnaire Data, will have access to your Contact Data and Questionnaire Data. As a student, teacher or parent at a given school, the foregoing data is already available to your school's administrative staff. Nevertheless, if you desire complete privacy (e.g., you do not want your school's administrative staff to know that you use this Site), then do not use this Site.
We Protect Kid's Privacy
In compliance with COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), we have adopted the following policies to keep kids safe (there are a few exceptions to these policies as noted below under the heading "Exceptions to Verifiable Parental Consent"):
We will NOT knowingly collect, use, or distribute Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
Personally Identifiable Information we collect from children under the age of 13 will be used solely by Gynzy.com or its agents for internal purposes only and will NOT be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties.
We will NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 access to chat rooms, message boards, email accounts, or other services within Gynzy.com that would allow them to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
We will NOT knowingly ask a child under the age of 13 to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity or service.
We will NOT knowingly keep any Personally Identifiable Information that is inadvertently included in a child's email submission, help inquiry, or other one-time request, if we know that the child is under the age of 13. Information will be automatically purged or purged immediately after the issue has been resolved.
We will NOT knowingly post any Personally Identifiable Information that is inadvertently included in a child's submission to a general audience contribution area (if we ever provide any on our Site) if we know that the child is under the age of 13. These submissions will be deleted and handled anonymously thereafter.
We will NOT knowingly provide any direct link to websites that are unsuitable for children or teens.
We will advise children under the age of 13 that they MUST obtain permission from their parent or guardian before sharing ANY personal information.
Upon request, Gynzy.com will provide a parent or guardian with a description of the information that may have been provided about their child during a registration process for a program or service of this site. Gynzy.com only asks for a child's or teen's personal information if it is necessary to participate in the program or service.
Notification and Verifiable Parental Consent
Before any Personally Identifiable Information is collected, we will do our best to notify the parent or guardian that their child is participating. Notification will include the exact nature and intended use of the information we are collecting, as well as the opportunity for the parent or guardian to prevent the use of the information and the child's participation in the activity. For every child (anyone under 13 years of age) we require the parent or guardian to provide verifiable parental consent such as an email, mail-in letter, fax, or phone call to Gynzy.com.
Exceptions to Verifiable Parental Consent
There is a single instance where we will NOT get verifiable parental consent, this is as follows: Requesting the contact information of a parent or guardian for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notification to the parent or guardian.
What Are Cookies?
The use of "cookies" is common in the Internet industry; you'll find them used on Gynzy.com, as you will at other major websites. "Cookies" are small text files written to your computer. They make our website easier for you to use because they save your preferences while you are visiting our sites (although we do not save passwords in cookies). Cookies also help us know which areas are your favorites, which areas need improvement, and what technologies and Internet services our visitors are using. Knowing this information helps us continually improve the online experience for our visitors and members.
Confidentiality and Security of Contact Information
We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of your Personally Identifiable Information. However, no company, organization, or online community, including Gynzy.com and Gynzy Inc., can fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information.
We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with Gynzy.com to provide some of the services and features of the Gynzy.com Site and to help us communicate with the members of our Site. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (except pursuant to a legal requirement such as a subpoena or warrant).
Gynzy.com has security measures in place to minimize the loss, misuse, destruction and alteration of the information that you provide us or that we obtain from you. We will have no liability however to you or to any third-party arising out of any such loss, misuse, destruction, or alternation.
Other Limits to Your Privacy
Our Site may contain links to other third-party websites ("Linked Websites"). We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Linked Websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
Write us at: Gynzy Inc., 228 East 45th Street, Suite 9E, New York, NY 10017
Call us at: 1 (914) 368-2621