Last updated: March 1, 2023
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
GSTS collects information from and about individuals from the individuals themselves, from individuals’ employers pursuant to a business-to-business contract between GSTS and the employer, from open sources of public information and from automated means.
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM INDIVIDUALS OR THEIR EMPLOYERS
If you or your employer purchases a product or service from us, or if you or your employer requests product information or updates from us, we will collect information about you to facilitate delivery and provide services related to that product or request. Similarly, if you or your employer sell a product or service to us, we may collect information about you to accomplish that transaction. If you visit a GSTS facility, we may collect certain information about you in order to permit access. Information that we collect in these various circumstances may include:
- Contact information, such as your name, postal address, telephone and facsimile numbers, email address, country of residence, and country of citizenship.
- Employment information, such as your employer, job title or role, department, sector, area or industry, and country of employment.
- Account information, such as your account name, supervisor and assistant’s name, telephone number and email address.
- Account access credentials, such as your login and password for GSTS Services, which are used to validate authorized access to GSTS Services.
- Financial information, such as credit card or wire transfer information, and shipping and billing postal addresses.
- Communications preferences and interests in GSTS products.
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THIRD-PARTY SOURCES
We may acquire information from third-party sources that are either publicly or commercially available. This information could include personal data such as your name, address, email address, preferences, interests, and demographic data.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
When you visit a webpage affiliated with our Services, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies and web server logs.
In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We also may record information such as the address of the webpage that referred you to our Service and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our Service. We also may log information about your interaction with the Services, such as which pages you visit. We may place tags on our web pages called “web beacons,” which are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies.
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Services, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how you use our Services. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers.
Both we and others (such as our service providers and advertising networks) may collect personal information about your online activities, over time and across third-party websites. Our Services are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
GSTS uses your personal information in a variety of ways, depending on how you interact with our Services. These uses may include:
- To maintain and provide you with access to our Services.
- To provide customer support and respond to your inquiries or instructions concerning our Services.
- To fulfill underlying transactions on our Services, including, when applicable, sharing personal information with our regulators or to obtain necessary licenses.
- To allow access to account information and Service features.
- To deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, updates, and similar operational communications.
- To improve your online experience and the quality of our Services.
- To market and advertise our Services.
- To maintain the integrity of our network and address security issues involving our Services.
- To comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements.
- To prevent or monitor crime or fraud, protect our legal rights and perform contractual obligations.
In addition, we may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Finally, we may use information collected through automated means for the purposes set forth above, including by customizing your visits to our Services, analyzing the manner in which all of our users interact with our Services and online advertisements, delivering content tailored to our users’ interests and managing our Services and other aspects of our business.
LEGAL BASIS FOR OUR USE OF PERSONAL DATE (European Economic Area Visitors Only)
If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal data we collect (described above) depends on the personal data we collect and the context under which we collect it. In any case, we will collect and process your personal data only in at least one of the following circumstances: (i) we have your consent, (ii) where the processing is for our legitimate interests, (iii) where we have a legal obligation to collect the data, or (iv) where the personal data is necessary to perform a contract with you, and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear and also tell you whether the requirement for that information is mandatory and explain any consequences to you if you do not provide the information. Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information based on our legitimate interests, we will provide clear notice to describe our legitimate interests.
GSTS is the data controller of the personal information collected from individuals in the EEA, unless otherwise indicated.
If you have any questions about our legal basis for processing personal data or need to contact us regarding your data rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION WE SHARE
In addition, we may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or legal process, to law enforcement authorities or other government entities, and when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual espionage, cybersecurity, or security events or other fraudulent or illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, spin-off, dissolution, or liquidation).
LOCATION OF DATA PROCESSING
If you are located in the EEA, the United Kingdom (“UK”) or Switzerland, we will comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to recipients in countries outside of the EEA, the UK or Switzerland. If we transfer personal information outside of GSTS or to contractors and service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions, we will obtain contractual commitments from them to protect personal information.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
GSTS stores your personal information for as long as you use the Services, and no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the information was collected, for which it is legitimately further processed, or required for compliance with legal requirements. Thereafter, GSTS retains personal information for a period of time set forth in its corporate retention schedules. In the case of data obtained under business-to-business agreements, GSTS retains personal information according to the timeframes set forth in those relevant customer agreements, or in lieu of an agreement, for as long as a legitimate business purpose exists.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
GSTS is committed to helping protect the security of your information. We have implemented and will maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and organizational measures to protect your information against accidental loss, destruction or alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, or unlawful destruction. Networks, however, cannot be guaranteed to be entirely secure, and we cannot ensure the security of any personal information provided to us.
If you believe your information has been compromised, please notify us immediately at email@example.com
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you or request that we correct, amend, delete or block the information by contacting us as indicated below. Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward. Please note that we are obligated to verify your identity before we provide you with any personal data. If you request a change to or deletion of your personal data, please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion. Some of your information may also remain in our systems and other records where necessary for compliance with applicable law.
Our Services may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites’ content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites, even though you may enter that site directly from visiting ours.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media platforms provide tools that some of our customers use, and we include links to various social media platforms on the Website. If you interact with these social media platforms through the Website, your experience on those platforms will be governed by the privacy and other policies of those platforms.
Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc.
Attn: Data Privacy Office
1 Research Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia