Privacy Policy

This Global Business Development Groups™ website is referred to below as (the “Site”). Privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to users of the Site who visit without transacting business (“Visitors”) and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Global Business Development Groups™ (collectively, “Services”) referred to below as (“Authorized Customers”).

“Personally Identifiable Information”

Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual. It does refer to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles and credit card information.  We do not store credit card numbers or sensitive data.

Personally Identifiable Information is collected

In order to provide the Service we may need to collect:

  1. from Site Visitors: basic user profile information;
  2. from Authorized Customers: name, address, phone number(s) and email address, the nature and size of the business, and the nature of the Services that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

Organizations collecting information

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers for transaction purposes. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers.

Some third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site.

We may from time to time email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site, or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information. We do not however agree with spam and will provide opt-out from any marketing emails.

Sharing of information

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers; we endeavour to seek the permission of individuals before doing so. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

Storing of Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Global Business Development Groups is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Global Business Development Groups except for use as indicated above.

Opting-Out

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to the email unsubscribe facility or as otherwise instructed, or by contacting us by mail at Global Business Development Groups Ltd, Brightspace Centre, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, IP2 0HH, UK

Cookies Used on the Site

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers.

Use of login information

Global Business Development Groups uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, internet service providers, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

Sharing of information on the Site with Partners or Service Providers

Global Business Development Groups has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may require certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for eligibility of their service(s). Those third parties are responsible for collecting and using your Personally Identifiable Information. For avoidance of doubt our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information from you.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law

We are required to disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release such information. In the event that it becomes reasonably necessary we may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

Keeping Personally Identifiable Information secure

Our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. Sensitive information such as credit card numbers is encrypted when passed via our Site directly to acquiring banks for transaction purposes to protect information sent over the Internet. We do not store credit card data.

While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

Correcting inaccurate Personally Identifiable Information

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies.

Deletion or deactivating Personally Identifiable Information

Where we provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to enter and edit Personally Identifiable Information we will also provide the facility to delete/deactivate such information from the Site’s database provided that we no longer require to retain such information for fulfillment of the Services.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

Links (hyperlinks) to other websites

Our Site may contain links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site which in the event of that site being owned by another legal entity is at your own risk. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of third party sites as their privacy policies affect how they handle your personal information.

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