Privacy & Legal
GFEMS is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a provisional public charity status described in section 509 (a)(1).
What information about you do we collect? How do we use it?
Visitors to our website – Non-personally identifiable information
As you browse www.gfems.org, we collect general user information on an aggregate basis that does not contain personally identifiable information. We use this information to understand how the site is used and how we can provide better service to our visitors.
Similar to other sites, the GFEMS site utilizes standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the sites visited just before and just after our site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
You can disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
Subscribers of our newsletter – Personally identifiable information
Visitors to our site may also choose to knowingly disclose personally identifiable information (name, organization, title, and email address), which is collected on an individual basis as visitors sign up for our email newsletter. We respect your privacy and do not sell or rent email addresses. We use your personally identifiable information for specific, limited purposes – to send newsletters, alert you about events you might be interested in, and reply to your communications. If you are no longer interested in receiving GFEMS communications, simply opt out by clicking the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of our email newsletters or contact us.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.
The site contains links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by GFEMS. Please be aware that GFEMS is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites.