Granford has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website, Granford:
Personally identifiable information provided by subscribers (name, E-Mail or address, etc.) is never disclosed to any individual or business.
Cookies and Clear GIFs
Format, one of the two most common file formats for images on the Web), that are placed on a Web page or in an E-Mail message to monitor user behavior. The GIF tells us the IP address of the computer that fetched our page, the URL of the page the GIF is on, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and can tell us a previously set cookie value. This anonymous information is returned by the clear GIF to Granford, and we use this information to accurately count visitors across multiple Granford sites and understand how they navigate and use our network of sites. Granford does not combine information gathered through clear GIFs with your personal information.
Other information passively collected by Granford is in the form of logs – files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously and help Granford determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Website, which pages they’ve visited, and other similar data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
Safeguarding your Personal Information
Granford will only collect personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us. Any information provided to us is housed in a secure data center, which can only be accessed via SecureID by the appropriate personnel.
Granford has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
In order to improve the user experience at our website, we may employ online surveys for visitors to volunteer anonymous demographic information about themselves and provide us feedback about why they visit this site and what we can do to make it better. Information collected through these surveys is anonymous; we cannot identify who is submitting the information or tie it to other personally identifiable information a user may have provided us through another means. Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. If you do not want to submit personal information when requested, you will not be able to access certain areas on our site. However, you do not need to provide personal information to Granford in order to use our website.
If you do not want Granford to send you E-Mail about our services, you can choose to opt-out. If you are receiving E-Mails or regular mail and at a later date you choose to opt-out and have your name removed from Granford’s E-Mailing list, you can do so by using the link included with a Granford E-Mail or by sending an E-Mail to email@example.com. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us as follows:
1. You can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You can call the following telephone number: (413)-474-6919
Contacting the Website
Granford may update or amend this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the amended Statement to this website. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:
1000 North West Street, suite 1200, Wilmington, DE 19801
Federal & State Law
Granford will share information with the government when required by law. Granford will not share information unless it has been given a valid court order or subpoena. Granford will not disclose whether or not law enforcement agencies have sought or obtained information under the terms of the USA PATRIOT Act.