Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information is to provide you with the products and services made available through the Website, including, but not limited to our services, to communicate with you, and to manage your registered user account, if you have one.
We do NOT collect information about you and the devices you use to access the Services, such as your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. The information that we do NOT collect includes:
Information Collected Upon Registration: If you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the Website, you will be required to become a registered user, and to submit certain personally identifiable information to GOLDEN. This happens in a number of instances, such as when you sign up for our services, or if you desire to receive marketing materials and information. Personally identifiable information that we may collect in such instances may include your full name, username, password, email address, address, telephone number, institution/organization affiliation(s) and other information that you decide to provide us with, or that you decide to include in your public profile.
Use of Contact Information: In addition, we may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to our services. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.
Your Account: If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. GOLDEN reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
You may access, change, or correct information that you have provided by logging into your GOLDEN account at any time or by submitting a ticket request. We may need to verify your identity before granting access or otherwise changing or correcting your information.
If you wish to deactivate your account, you can submit a ticket and GOLDEN can help with this process.
You can opt out of receiving promotional messages from GOLDEN by logging into your profile and selecting “NO, I don’t want to receive emails.” If you decide to opt out, we can still send you non-promotional communications, such as system messages and messages about your activity or our ongoing business relations.
We may share information about you as follows:
With Other Users of our Services with Whom You Interact: With other users of our Services with whom you interact through your own use of our Services. For example, we may share information through interactions within our systems while enrolled in professional development.
With your Affiliated Institution(s)/Organization(s): With institutions/organizations and specific GOLDEN personnel. For example, we may share information through your activity reports including professional development activities.
Law Enforcement: We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of GOLDEN or any associated third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
We generally retain your information as long as reasonably necessary to provide you the Services or to comply with applicable law. However, even after you deactivate your account, we can retain copies of information about you and any transactions or Services in which you may have participated for a period of time that is consistent with applicable law, applicable statute of limitations or as we believe is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, to detect or prevent fraud, to collect fees owed, to resolve disputes, to address problems with our Services, to assist with investigations, or other applicable agreements or policies, or to take any other actions consistent with applicable law.