Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the privacy and security issues related to use of the Global Innovation Exchange. By accessing or using the Global Innovation Exchange, you are a “User,” and you agree to be abide by this Privacy Policy. You also consent to the collection and use of your information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. 

This Privacy Policy is subject to our Terms of Use and is incorporated into and made part of the Terms of Use.  You should review the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use periodically for any modifications or changes. 

The Global Innovation Exchange reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  Modifications to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, and use of The Global Innovation Exchange website following any such modifications constitutes your express acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy then in effect.

USE OF INFORMATION

You have no expectation of privacy for information that you post to the Global Innovation Exchange. You share information with the community of users when you use The Global Innovation Exchange website and when you take any action on the Global Innovation Exchange website or choose to upload or add documents, personal information, comments, or other content to The Global Innovation Exchange website.  Other Global Innovation Exchange website users also share information about you, which includes uploading content or interacting with you.

The Global Innovation Exchange may use information given by users to prepare future content based on user interests and to enhance the users’ experiences with The Global Innovation Exchange website.  The Global Innovation Exchange may also use information that users provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums.  You have a choice about what information you share and should not post anything that you do not want to become used by The Global Innovation Exchange in the manner provided in this Privacy Policy.

Website visits generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.  The Innovation Exchange may also store information collected through cookies, log files and other technologies to create a “profile” of your preferences.  We use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

SECURITY

The Global Innovation Exchange operates secure data networks protected by firewall and password protection systems that are at least industry standard.  The Global Innovation Exchange’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by The Global Innovation Exchange users.  The security of your sensitive personal information is important to us.  Such information provided in connection with purchases or donations is encrypted end-to-end with industry-standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and digital certificates.  Although The Global Innovation Exchange strives to provide a high standard of security and privacy, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure or effective, and The Global Innovation Exchange does not guarantee or warrant to the security and privacy of any data, information or content.  

OPT-OUT POLICY AND REMOVAL OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

The Global Innovation Exchange gives users practical options to remove themselves from The Global Innovation Exchange mailing lists and from participation in certain interactive areas of The Global Innovation Exchange’s websites. Personally identifiable information (“PII”) that we collect may be used to answer visitors’ questions, provide services, newsletters, and other information that visitors request or register for through The Innovation Exchange website, or for internal business purposes. You may correct, update, or deactivate your personally identifiable information by contacting us by e-mail or postal mail at the contact information listed below.  Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you.  Your choice does not apply to any other The Global Innovation Exchange communications, products or services to which you may subscribe or purchase.  Please also note that this opt-out process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law.

THIRD-PARTY SITES

The Global Innovation Exchange website includes or may include links to other websites.  Websites operated by third parties may also collect personal information.  These third party websites may have their own privacy policies that differ from, and are not covered by, this Privacy Policy. 

When you click links to unaffiliated third-party websites, The Global Innovation Exchange is not responsible for, and has no control over, the information collection or privacy practices of that website.  It is important that you review and understand the privacy policies posted on any linked websites you visit before volunteering any of your personal information or use any services or programs offered.  These websites may also collect cookies, or allow third-party advertisers on their websites to collect cookies.  You can often find information regarding a website and its privacy policy on the website’s home page.  If you cannot find or do not like a website’s privacy policy, you may prefer not to do business with, or offer information to, that website.

COMMENTING POLICY

In keeping with our mission to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with and discussing critical issues, The Global Innovation Exchange welcomes comments on our website and across its other social media and online platforms.  We welcome strong opinions and comments.  The opinions expressed in these comments are not necessarily those of The Global Innovation Exchange.  Comments that The Global Innovation Exchange deems to include profanity, hate speech, personal attacks, or libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal (including violations of copyright or trademark laws) or unacceptable material may be removed.  We reserve the right to remove postings, documents or other content, and to block or remove the posting privileges of any user for any reason at any time, including for violations of this Privacy Policy.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

This Privacy Policy describes how The Global Innovation Exchange may share your information for marketing purposes.  It applies to all The Global Innovation Exchange users, including California residents.  The Global Innovation Exchange will use and share your information only as provided in this Privacy Policy.  You may contact us with any questions, or to request a list of third parties to whom we may disclose information for marketing purposes and the categories of information we may disclose by contacting us by e-mail or postal mail at the contact information listed in Section IX below and by providing us with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.  Please do not use this Site if you are under the age of 13.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The Global Innovation Exchange reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when it believes that disclosure is necessary to protect The Global Innovation Exchange’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us. 

Legal Notices

Global Innovation Exchange.  All rights reserved. Permission is granted to individuals and nonprofit organizations to reproduce materials from this website (except where noted) provided that The Global Innovation Exchange copyright notice is affixed to all reproductions and that no changes are made to the material.  Commercial users should contact The Global Innovation Exchange for further information.  Any user who duplicates electronically or in printed form, re-transmits, redistributes or otherwise uses material on this website shall be solely responsible for any violations of copyright, proprietary or other personal right, including libel or slander, or any other personal injury, and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold The Global Innovation Exchange harmless from any loss or damage, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of any claim or proceeding instituted on the grounds that any of the foregoing rights have been violated.  The Innovation Exchange provides links to other organizations and their information as an aid to our users.  No endorsement, express or implied, of any organization is made. While every effort is made to keep links current, the rapid pace of change on the World Wide Web will inevitably cause some of those links to become outdated.  All factual material contained in this website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable.  The Global Innovation Exchange disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any information provided or referred to herein, or for any omissions therein.