Except as described below, GERAS CAMEROON does not collect or require visitors to its Web sites to furnish personally-identifying information such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Like most Web site operators, GERAS CAMEROON does collect non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, which are the browser type, language preference, referring site, and date and time of each visitor request. GERAS CAMEROON also collects potentially-personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally-identifying in and of them but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.
GERAS CAMEROON’s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how GERAS CAMEROON’s visitors use its Web sites. To that end, GERAS CAMEROON may share potentially-personally-identifying information with its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations. GERAS CAMEROON may also release non-personally-identifying information about visitors (e.g., by publishing a report on Web site usage trends). Otherwise, GERAS CAMEROON will not publicly release potentially-personally-identifying information except under the same circumstances as GERAS CAMEROON releases personally-identifying information. Those circumstances are explained below.
When you visit the GERAS CAMEROON web sites and use our services, you agree that:
GERAS CAMEROON may process your personal data. We may give access to your personal data GERAS CAMEROON as necessary to provide our services on our website(s).
Certain members of the GERAS CAMEROON’s community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with GERAS CAMEROON in ways that require GERAS CAMEROON and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that GERAS CAMEROON gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites or participate in live chat session(s) are asked to provide usernames that identify that content as having been posted by a particular member. GERAS CAMEROON collects personally-identifying information only insofar as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the community member’s interaction with GERAS CAMEROON.
GERAS CAMEROON is an open organization that believes in sharing as much information as possible about its services, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should assume – as should most folks who interact with GERAS CAMEROON – that any personally-identifying information provided to GERAS CAMEROON will be made available to the public. There are three broad exceptions to that rule:
- GERAS CAMEROON does not make publicly available information that is used to authenticate users the publication of which would compromise the security of GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites (e.g., passwords).
- GERAS CAMEROON collects personally-identifying information used to organize events that community members attend. The information collected via a web form is not used for other purposes than organizing the logistics of events organized by GERAS CAMEROON. The data collected is kept for a period of five months and is officially declared to CNIL, the French non-profit organization in charge of enforcing the Data Protection Actand European directives regarding the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Users have the right to ask to review, correct, as well as delete their personally-identifying information stored in this application by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- GERAS CAMEROON does not make publicly available information that it specifically promises at the time of collection to maintain in confidence.
Outside those three contexts, users should assume that personally-identifying information provided through GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites will be made available to the public.
Interactive Product Features
Certain GERAS CAMEROON services contain features that report, or that permit users to report, the user’s usage patterns and problems – whether caused by GERAS CAMEROON’s software, third-party software, or third-party Web sites to GERAS CAMEROON. The reports generated by these features typically include non-personally-identifying information such as the configuration of the user’s computer and the code running at the time the problem occurred. Some of these features give users the option of providing personally-identifying information, though none of these features require it. Some GERAS CAMEROON’s software features that do permit users to provide personally-identifying information advice, in advance, that such information will not be made publicly available. GERAS CAMEROON analyzes the information provided by these interactive product features to develop a better understanding of how its products are performing and being used. It does not use the information to track the usage of its products by identifiable individuals.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Where GERAS CAMEROON has collected personally-identifying information subject to one of the three exceptions described in the Community Members section, above, it discloses that information only to those of its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations, that need to know that information in order to process it on GERAS CAMEROON’s behalf and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to other countries, such as the United States, which may provide a different level of data protection than your home country. GERAS CAMEROON does not rent or sell such information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, service providers, and subsidiaries and related organizations, as described above, GERAS CAMEROON discloses such information only when required to do so by law, or when GERAS CAMEROON believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GERAS CAMEROON, members of the GERAS community, or the public at large. GERAS CAMEROON takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of such information.
Updating of Personally-Identifying Information
GERAS CAMEROON permits users to freely review, update, correct, and suppress their personally-identifying information as maintained by GERAS CAMEROON. To do so, users should look for links or contact information available on whichever GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites store the relevant information. Users have the right to ask to review, correct, as well as delete their personally-identifying information stored in web applications managed by GERAS CAMEROON by contacting email@example.com
Cookies and Tracking Pixels
What Are Cookies?
What Are Tracking Pixels?
Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help Web site operators understand how visitors interact with their Web sites. A tracking pixel is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. The use of a tracking pixel allows the site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the tracking pixel. It makes it easer to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a Web site.
GERAS CAMEROON will use the web analytics data only to determine aggregate usage patterns for our Web sites as described above. The GERAS CAMEROON Web sites do this by using either its own internal analytics software or by sending this information to a third-party service provider to help GERASCAMEROON analyze this data and the GERAS CAMEROON Web sites using third-party web analytics tools are listed here. GERAS CAMEROON has agreements with its third-party service providers that they will not share this information with others or use the information for purposes other than to maintain the services they provide to GERAS CAMEROON. It is possible to link cookies and tracking pixels to personally-identifying information, thereby permitting Web site operators, including our third-party analytics providers, to track the online movements of particular individuals. GERAS CAMEROON does not do so and its third-party service providers are not allowed to correlate GERAS CAMEROON data with any other data.
GERAS CAMEROON uses the information provided by cookies and tracking pixels to develop a better understanding of how GERAS CAMEROON’s visitors use GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites, and to facilitate those visitors’ interactions with GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites. GERAS CAMEROON may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third-party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally-identifying information or potentially-personally-identifying information.
If you do not want to allow your session visitation information on the GERAS CAMEROON’s Web sites to be aggregated and analyzed by GERAS CAMEROON (or its third-party analytics providers, if you are using www.gerascameroon.org ) you may utilize the following opt-out mechanisms listed here.
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