GSV SUMMIT, LLC Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 24, 2021

GSV Summit, LLC (“GSV”) has adopted this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to govern the collection, use, and storage of data.  GSV places a high priority on protecting your privacy.  This Policy was created in order to demonstrate GSV’s commitment to the privacy of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and website users and governs any collection and use of personal information including on social media, on our website, event platforms or event apps. By accessing our website or providing your information to us, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Policy.

What Types of Data We Collect and How We Use It

We collect a variety of information when you visit our website and engage with our organization.  

Personal Data may include name, employer, title, job classification, email, mobile phone, address, credit card information, emergency contact information, dietary restrictions, IP addresses, and demographic information including race, gender and pronouns and identifies you as an individual or is information that can be linked to you as an individual (“Personal Data”).  Here is what we collect:

  • Name: We may use your name to personalize digital and print communications sent to you by GSV, on name badges at GSV programs that you attend, to list on the GSV website and/or newsletter, and to appear in the database.
  • Employer Name, Title and Job Classification: We may use your employer name, title and job classification on digital and print communications sent to you by GSV, on name badges at GSV programs that you attend, to list on the GSV website and/or newsletter, and to appear in the database.
  • Email: We may use your email to send you communications regarding GSV news, community updates, information on programs, products, services, and purchases you make. Your email may appear in the database.
  • Mobile Phone: Your mobile phone may appear in the database. Depending on your communication preferences, GSV may contact you on your mobile phone regarding purchases you make or other GSV community information.
  • Address: We may use your address to deliver communications sent you by GSV. Your address may appear in the database. It may be reported in aggregate (e.g. the number of attendees in your state) when reporting on community demographics and analyzing community trends.
  • Credit Card information: Your credit card information is used when purchasing products or services from us and is processed by a third party.
  • Emergency Contact Information: The name, phone number and email address of an emergency contact will be used to get in touch with the contact should you have a personal emergency while attending our events.
  • Dietary Restrictions: We collect your dietary restrictions to customize food we provide to you at our events.
  • IP addresses: We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use
  • Demographic Information (Gender, Race, Pronouns): Demographic data may be reported in aggregate (e.g. the number of attendees of your gender) when reporting on attendee demographics and analyzing attendee trends.

How We Collect Personal Data

In general, a visitor will know when Personal Data is being collected because he or she will have to fill out a form or has emailed the organization.   In addition, we may collect Personal Data through your use of the website(s) and Apps, or any social media.  

Visitors may generally browse public portions of the GSV website anonymously without providing any detailed information.  However, Personal Data is required in connection with registering with the sites.  In addition, Personal Data will be requested in connection with membership registration, event activities and registration, purchasing products or services, requesting additional information, signing up for newsletters, registration for an education program or event, submitting a program application (e.g. award, certification, etc.), and/or completing the application to be a speaker at a GSV event, or submitting questions through these sites.

GSV does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Data from users under 13 years of age.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored for varying amounts of time on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.  GSV may use cookies in order to collect certain information about you, such as IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer), domain names (e.g., whether you are logged on from a .com, .gov, or .edu domain) and the type of computer and operating system being used.  We may also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit our website or to recall your authentication information.   We may collect such information in order to better operate the website so as to enhance your experience while using the website.  You have the option of setting your computer to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used.  If you choose to disable cookies, please be aware that portions of the website may not function properly.

How We Share Information

GSV may provide personal information to third party agents that have been hired to help provide a requested good or service or to facilitate us in providing our services to you.  This may include payment processors, system providers, GSV newsletter publishers, website analytics, updates on programs and services. In addition, we share your name, company, title and email with sponsors from our events, only if you have given us permission. Unless directed otherwise at the time of collection, we may also share collected personal information with third parties who may have information or services that we believe could be helpful to members or visitors. Visitors may opt-out from the sharing of collected information by contacting us.

GSV reserves the right to disclose without notice any information in its possession if required to do so by law, to protect or defend GSV’s rights or property, or to respond to an emergency.

External links

This Policy only addresses GSV’s use and disclosure of your Personal Data. The website may contain links to other websites, so please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we are not liable for their misuse of Personal Data. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read their privacy policy.  Links to other sites do not imply GSV’s endorsement of the products or services, or privacy or security practices of those websites.

Rights of European Residents

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Data.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your Personal Data. This enables you to receive a copy of your Personal Data and to verify that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of your Personal Data. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data. You may have the right to request that Personal Data we hold about you is deleted.
  • Object to processing of your Personal Data. You may have the right to prevent or restrict processing of your Personal Data.
  • Request restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your Personal Data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your Personal Data. Where technically feasible, we will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.  
  • Withdraw your consent.  However, if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.  

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.

How You Can Access and Change Information

GSV acknowledges that you have the right to access your Personal Data. In case you request us to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Data.  You can update or correct your Personal Data or remove it from our system by making a request to us at the contact information provided below.  Requests typically receive a response within thirty (30) days. If access cannot be provided within that time frame, we will provide the requesting party with an estimated date by which the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation of why access has been denied.

Our Security Measures to Protect Your Personal Data

We are committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the information that you choose to provide us, and we use a variety of security procedures to help protect against unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of Personal Data. We restrict access to Personal Data to our employees, contractors and servicers who need to know the information to operate, develop, or improve our services.

Unfortunately, no transmission of Personal Data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  Accordingly, and despite our efforts, GSV cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online services.  GSV has no responsibility or liability for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. If you have questions about this Policy or the security of your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated under the “Contact Us” section below.

We retain your Personal Data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Modifications

We may amend this Policy from time to time without prior notice.  If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it, so please review it periodically.  

Your continued use of our website will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please contact as at:

Contact: Kerry Rodeghero

Email: Kerry@gsv.com

Phone: 312-397-0071

Address: GSV Summit, LLC, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Ste 3740, Chicago, Il 60611


TERMS OF SERVICE

Last updated: June 24, 2021

Please read this Terms of Service ("Terms," "Terms of Service") carefully before using the www.asugsvsummit.com Website (the "Website") operated by GSV Summit, LLC, a(n) Limited Liability Company formed in Illinois, United States ("us," "we," "our") as this Terms of Service contains important information regarding limitations of our liability. Your access to and use of this Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to everyone, including but not limited to visitors, users and others, who wish to access and use the Website.

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.

PROHIBITED USES

You agree that you will use this Website in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and these Terms at all times. The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited uses of this Website. You agree that you will not perform any of the following prohibited uses:

  1. Impersonating or attempting to impersonate GSV Summit, LLC or its employees, representatives, subsidiaries or divisions;
  2. Misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or entity;
  3. Sending or attempting to send any advertising or promotional material, including but not limited to spam, junk mail, chain mail or any similar material;
  4. Engaging in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any person’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined in our sole discretion, may harm us or the users of this Website or expose us or other users to liability;
  5. Using the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage or impair the Website or interfere with another party’s use of the Website;
  6. Using any robot, spider or other similar automatic technology, process or means to access or use the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on this Website;
  7. Using any manual process or means to monitor or copy any of the material on this Website or for any other unauthorized purpose;
  8. Using any device, software, means or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website, including but not limited to viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other such materials;
  9. Attempting to gain unauthorized access to, interfering with, damaging or disrupting any parts of the Website, the server(s) on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;
  10. Attempting to attack or attacking the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;
  11. Otherwise attempting to interfere with the proper working of the Website;
  12. Using the Website in any way that violates any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

NO WARRANTY ON WEBSITE

This Website is provided “as is,” No warranty, express or implied (including any implied warranty of merchantability, of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose or use) shall apply to this Website, whether arising by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade or otherwise.

AVAILABILITY, ERRORS AND INACCURACIES

We assume no liability for availability, errors, or inaccuracies in the information provided on this Website. We may experience delays in updating information on the Website and in our advertising on other websites. The information, products, and services found on the Website may contain errors or inaccuracies or may not be complete or current. Services may be incorrectly priced, described inaccurately, or unavailable on the Website, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Website. We expressly reserve the right to correct any pricing errors on our Website.

We make no representations about the suitability of the information, products, and services contained on this Website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this Website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by us. We disclaim all warranties and conditions that this Website, its servers, or any email sent from us are free of viruses or other harmful components.

DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall GSV Summit, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of, relating to or in any way connected with your access to, display of or use of this Website or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this Website, including but not limited to your reliance upon opinions or information appearing on this Website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked websites operated by third parties, products or services obtained through this Website, whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, consumer protection statutes or otherwise, even if GSV Summit, LLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

This limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between you and us. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these Terms of Use is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these Terms of Use inure to the benefit of GSV Summit, LLC.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All contents of this Website are ©2021 GSV Summit, LLC. All rights reserved. Website, and all content and other materials on this Website, including, without limitation, all logos, designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, " Content ") are the proprietary property of GSV Summit, LLC and are either registered trademarks or trademarks of GSV Summit, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos and product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. We are not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than us.

If you are aware of an infringement of our intellectual property, please let us know by contacting us at kerry@gsv.com.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Website infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via email to kerry@gsv.com, with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged infringement as detailed below, under “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims”. Our copyright agent is Kerry Rodeghero. The following is his/her contact information:
kerry@gsv.com

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for any misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through the Website on your copyright.

If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice that includes the following information. Please note that we will not process your complaint if it is not properly filled out or is incomplete. To report that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon, please email us at kerry@gsv.com and include the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright’s interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
  3. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

GOVERNING LAW, SEVERABILITY, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND VENUE

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of County, Illinois, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Website, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Website.

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions including, without limitation, the interpretation or breach thereof, shall be resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction in Illinois.

CHANGES

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time without any prior notice to you.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, please contact us at kerry@gsv.com.

DISCLAIMER

Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using the www.asugsvsummit.com Website (the "Website") operated by GSV Summit, LLC, a(n) Limited Liability Company formed in Illinois ("us," "we," "our") as this Disclaimer contains important information regarding limitations of our liability. Your access to and use of the Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Disclaimer. This Disclaimer applies to everyone, including, but not limited to: visitors, users, and others, who wish to access or use the Website.

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you disagree with any part of this Disclaimer, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.

ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER

This Website contains advertisements for information, products, and services that are provided by third parties. We make no representations, or warranties about the suitability of information, products or services contained on these advertisements for any purpose. Our inclusion of such information, products, and services does not constitute their recommendation, or endorsement. When you click on an advertisement, you will be taken to a third-party website that is not controlled or managed by us. Therefore, you should read the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of such websites. We do not control such websites nor the practices of such websites.

CHANGES

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time without any prior notice to you.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Disclaimer, please contact us at kerry@gsv.com.