This website is operated by and on behalf of Global Project Services - including its affiliates, divisions, business units and subsidiaries - ("GPS").
Collection of Your Personal Information
Personal information you provide
GPS collects personal information about individuals when specifically, and knowingly provided by such individuals for purposes disclosed or otherwise known to them when they provide their information or for the wider purposes set out below. This includes, for example, voluntary submission of an email address for our news email update list, providing a business card in a meeting, sending us an email which includes personal information about you, providing basic details for building security purposes when you enter GPS premises, or allowing us to photograph, film or otherwise record you when you attend an event that we host or sponsor.
Unless we explain otherwise at the time, providing personal information that we request is optional and disclosures are made voluntarily.
Automatic collection of your personal information
We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our premises or websites. In particular:
GPS uses this data, in aggregated form, to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our visitors and to measure overall user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the site.
Collection of your personal information from third party sources
If you are involved in a business relationship with us, we may also obtain some limited information about you indirectly, for example when your colleagues give us your contact details and information about your role, or from publicly available sources such as the Internet and/or subscription-based services.
Use of Your Personal Information
We may use the information we collect about you for purposes which are made clear to you (or which you already know) when you provide your information or for the following purposes:
Legal and compliance purposes
Except as otherwise allowed by this policy, GPS will not trade, sell, or rent personal information but may collect, or provide aggregate statistics about its websites and their users to other parties who do not provide services directly to GPS.
Except in rare circumstances where GPS is required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information, GPS will only process your personal information as necessary for the purposes explained to you when the information is collected or otherwise set out in this policy. GPS will not collect your personal information unless it has concluded that it has a legitimate interest in pursuing the relevant purpose. We may occasionally ask for your consent to allow us to process your personal information – for example, if we wish to use images of you in published materials relating to an event that you attended.
GPS entities may share personal information about you between themselves, and they may disclose your personal information to technology and other service providers, including professional advisors, who hold and process the information on their behalf.
GPS may also disclose your personal information if it has a good faith belief that this is necessary for the legal and compliance purposes set out above. For these purposes, we may, for example, disclose information about you to courts and litigation counterparties, insurers, the police and other competent governmental authorities.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, personal information is generally one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either GPS itself or substantially all of GPS’s assets were acquired, personal information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third-party purchaser in these circumstances.
If your personal information is collected or processed by a GPS entity within the European Economic Area (the "EEA") or the United Kingdom (the “UK”), you should be aware that the disclosures described above may include transfers of your personal information to recipients outside the EEA or the UK, including recipients in countries (such as the United States) which do not have data privacy laws as strict as those in the EEA and the UK. Personal information transferred to GPS entities in the United States is protected by the commitments made by GPS through its participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield discussed below. Where your personal information is transferred to other GPS entities, or to third party service providers, in countries without strict data privacy laws, the information will be protected by data transfer agreements in the appropriate form approved for this purpose by the European Commission – if you would like further information about these agreements, or to see a copy of any of them, please contact us.
Your data protection rights
You have a right to access the information that GPS collects about you, and related rights to require your information to be corrected if it is inaccurate, to object to our processing of your information and, in some circumstances, to require us to delete your information or restrict its processing. If you want to exercise any of these rights or withdraw a consent that you have given to our processing of your personal information, please contact us. If your information is held by a GPS entity in the EEA or the UK you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority, either in the EEA member state or the UK where the GPS entity is located or in your own EEA member state or the UK.
If you no longer wish to receive our marketing communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter.
Retention of Your Personal Information
GPS will retain your personal information as follows (or longer if required by law), and will then promptly delete the information:
EU-US Privacy Shield
GPS commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities ('DPAs') to address any complaints and comply with the advice given by the panel with regard to personal information transferred to the United States from the EEA and the UK. GPS's referral of complaints to the DPAs is provided at no cost to you.
If you do not agree with the terms or have any questions, contact us before proceeding and we will be pleased to assist you. By choosing to access and use this site, you are expressly agreeing to be bound by these terms.
License and Site Access. GPS or third parties granting rights to GPS hold title to the materials on this site, which are the copyrighted work of GPS or such third parties. GPS grants you a limited license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of this site, including the right to download and make a single electronic or hard copy of limited portions (including text, photos, videos, and graphics), provided that the GPS copyright is acknowledged on each page copied. However, you may not modify it or any portion of it. This license does not include any commercial use of this site or its contents other than our e-commerce services. It does not include any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
Neither this Web site nor any portion thereof may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose. You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any portion of this site. You may not use meta tags or any other hidden text using GPS’s name or trademarks. Any unauthorized use terminates the license to use granted herein.
Confidential Information. GPS discourages you from sending or posting to the site materials or information that you consider to be confidential or proprietary. Please note that if you do send such information, GPS will assume that it is not confidential. By sending or posting such information or material, you grant GPS an unrestricted license to use, reproduce, and distribute those materials or information, and you agree that GPS may use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send or post for any purpose.
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