Last Modified: Dec 18, 2017

At grove pines connect we recognize that privacy is important and are committed to protecting the privacy of our members. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products and services offered by grove pines connect. We have prepared this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you of how we handle the information that we collect about you or that you choose to submit to us.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at:

grove pines connect
Attn: Privacy Matters
PO BOX 20104
New York, NY 10011
USA

In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information We Automatically Collect

We automatically collect certain information to help us understand how our users use grove pines conenct (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Usage Data”). For example, each time you visit grove pines connect we may automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access. In addition, we use technologies called “cookies” and “tracking pixels” that allow us to enhance your experience on grove pines connect (for example, to allow you to see information you’ve previously entered (like responses to member polls), to deliver content specific to your interests, and, if you tell us to do so, to save your member name and password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit grove pines connect or access an area of grove pines connect that requires you to log in). We use cookies to deliver advertisements that are most likely to interest you, based on the areas of grove pines connect you visit, and the products, features and services you select on grove pines connect. We also may use cookies or tracking pixels to track information related to your searching and browsing of member profiles, such as which profiles you browse or respond to, search parameters of searches you conduct, the number of results returned by your searches, how you review, rank and respond to search results, and how often your profile is searched or browsed. We may use such information to improve the functionality of grove pines connect and to offer additional services, such as enhanced searching or automated user matching. In addition, third parties who place advertisements on grove pines connect may also collect information through cookies or tracking pixels to ensure that their advertising systems and technologies work properly and to allow them to track responses to their advertisements. Cookies or tracking pixels set by these third parties are governed by the privacy policies set by those third parties. In addition, third-party partners, advertisers, and other web sites you may access via grove pines connect have different privacy policies and are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you read the privacy statement of each web site to find out how your personal information is protected. If you would like more information about these practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp.

From time to time we may combine Usage Data with Personal Information (as defined below) in a manner that enables us to trace Usage Data to an individual user. We do so, however, only for our own internal purposes and will not share such combined data with third parties unless you have given us permission to do so or we are required to do so by law.

Information You Choose To Submit

When you register to become a grove pines connect member or when you participate in certain grove pines connect activities (e.g., contests or surveys), we may ask that you provide us with demographic information (e.g., gender, age, zip code) and with information through which you could be contacted (e.g., your full name, postal or e-mail address, or phone number) (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Personal Information”). Except for aggregate demographic information that we may share with third parties in a manner that does not link such information to any individual, we will not share your Personal Information with third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.

Other Authorized Disclosures

Notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we may share any information we have collected about you or that you have submitted: (1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or demands; (2) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person; (3) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve abuse of our grove pines connect infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the grove pines connect infrastructure); (4) to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with grove pines connect (in which case we will require such entities to honor this Privacy Policy).

Public Areas

Your use of areas of grove pines connect that are intended for interaction with other users (e.g., personal ads, chat rooms, online polls, and blogs) may reveal your member name and e-mail address and may allow you to publish certain personal information about you. By choosing to use these areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access and forward any information about you that is contained in or that you post to those areas. While chat, e-mail, and instant message-like conversations pass through our servers, our practice is not to store contents of such communications. We do, however, temporarily store logs of certain data related to such communications, such as the length and frequency of messaging and the grove pines connect member with whom communications are exchanged. We may use such data to improve the functionality of grove pines connect and to offer additional services, such as enhanced searching or automated user matching.

Data Integrity and Security

We take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used and that the Usage Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

Modifications and Deactivations

If you would like to modify any Personal Information you previously submitted through grove pines connect, visit your account information section for each grove pines connect property to which you made the submission. If you have agreed to receive communications from us or to permit us to share your Personal Information with third parties, you may request that, in the future, we not send you communications or share your Personal Information by writing to us at our corporate address below or by visiting your account information section for each grove pines connect property. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to send you administrative messages relating to grove pines connect (e.g., about changes to this Privacy Policy). If at any time you would like us to deactivate your member profile and remove it from public and member viewing on grove pines connect, please write to us at our corporate address or visit your account information section for each grove pines connect property. Please note that (1) we will retain your Personal Information in back-up storage after deactivation, and (2) we are not responsible for removing information about you from the database of any third parties to whom you previously authorized us to share your Personal Information.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use grove pines connect’s services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.

Enforcement

grove pines connect regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or grove pines connect’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at:

grove pines connect
Attn: Privacy Matters
PO BOX 20104
New York, NY 10011
USA

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is grove pines connect’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between grove pines connect and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice via e-mail or by posting a notice on relevant areas of grove pines connect. Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at:

grove pines connect
Attn: Privacy Matters
PO BOX 20104
New York, NY 10011
USA