Last revised: Sep. 21, 2018
Thank you for choosing Granite. We’re delighted you’re here.
Granite does not knowingly collect Personal Information from persons who are residents of the European Union or any jurisdiction subject to the General Data Protection Regulation. If you are a resident of the European Union or any jurisdiction subject to the General Data Protection Regulation You are not authorized to use the Granite Services.
1. Children. The Site is not directed to anyone under the age of thirteen (13), and individuals under the age of 13 are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our Service is designed to attract people under 13 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information from our databases and to prevent that user from utilizing the Services.
2. How We collect information.In general, You will be required to provide us Your Personal Information to register for an account and use the Services. We do not collect Personal Information from You unless You voluntarily provide it to us.
From time to time we may request optional information to support Your access to the Services. For example, when You sign up to receive information about services that may be of interest to You, we may collect Your email address and other information related to Your request. When You communicate with us by registering to use the Services, sending us an email, or otherwise complete online forms, we will collect any information that is contained in Your communications with us.
3. Information collected via technology.As You use Services, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our Platform’s server logs, including Your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We engage third-parties who provide hosted infrastructure which includes our servers. Although our servers are physically located in a third-party’s location, any third-parties that obtain access to information on our servers are subject to the provisions of these terms and conditions.
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer or other Internet-connected device when You use the Internet. In some cases Your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if You use a consumer Internet access provider, Your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We, or our service providers, may track Your IP Address when You access the Services.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to Your computer's hard drive while You are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once You close Your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on Your computer until You delete them) to provide You with a more personal and user-friendly experience with the Services. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Your Internet browser help file directions. If You choose to disable Cookies, it is possible some areas of the Services may not work properly.
“Web Beacons” (sometimes also known as “Web bugs” or clear GIFs) take two forms. The first form of Web Beacon is a small, usually transparent image within a Web page. For example, at the time Your computer downloads the image, the HTML code of that page is capable of passing along certain information. The second form of Web beacon is a short script of code that is loaded within Your browser at the time Your computer performs a function (e.g. plays a video). The browser runs this script, making it capable of passing along certain information. The types of information collected by a Web beacon may include the IP address of the computer retrieving the image or playing the video, the browser type used to retrieve the image or play the video, the time when the image or video was retrieved or played, and the values contained within previously set Cookies. If You disable Cookies in Your browser, Web Beacons will be unable to track Your specific use of the Site, but some areas of the Services may not work properly.
6. How We use information generally.We use Personal Information You submit to us to respond to requests that You make, to improve the Site and Services, to better tailor the features, performance and support of the Site and Services, and to offer You additional information, opportunities, and functionality.
You consent to our contacting You using that email address provided when You register your account, until such time as You expressly instruct us that You no longer wish to have access to the Services.
We may create Non-Personal Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as Your name or email address) that makes the information personally identifiable to You. We may use Non-Personal Information to improve our Services or analyze usage patterns so that we may enhance the Services. We reserve the right to use and disclose Non-Personal Information to third-parties in our discretion.
Further, Granite may use or distribute aggregated data that does not personally identify You without restriction and is not required to seek additional permission from You regarding such internal or external use of such information.
7. Disclosure of information.Any time you participate in an Event, or Registered Event, Your username will appear on the participant list which is viewable by other users. It is Your responsibility to select a username that is not personally identifiable to You. Access to many features of the Services are available without charge. When you apply to participate in a Registered Event, you may pay Registered Event Fees by adding funds to your account using one of the payment processors made available in the Platform. Granite will not disclose information like credit card numbers or other payment methods to any third party except for purposes of processing payments for Registered Events that You elect to participate in.
We may disclose Your Personal Information, including payment methods:
(a) if such disclosure is made to comply with the law or an order issued by a court or an authorized administrative agency, respond to a subpoena, protect the rights or property of Granite or its affiliated companies, prevent a crime, or protect the personal safety or rights of others;
(b) to our service providers for the purpose of providing Services on our behalf, such as customer service, information technology services, and hosting services;
(c) as part of a merger or consolidation, or part of the sale of all or substantially all the stock or assets of the business to which the information pertains;
(d) as part of a disposition in a bankruptcy proceeding in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court; and
(e) in other instances when we have gotten Your express permission before disclosure.
Please be aware that when You voluntarily transmit or post Personal Information on public portions of the Site, that information will be displayed to anyone who has access to those postings or transmissions and can be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. We cannot be responsible for Personal Information You voluntarily display, disclose or distribute on the Site.
We may disclose information for purposes in connection with behavioral advertising, as described above, provided that we comply with the Principles.
In order to be clear, if the law requires that we first obtain Your express permission to disclose certain particular categories of Personal Information, we will always be sure to obtain Your express permission before making such disclosures.
8. How to limit the ability of others to see Your information. You need to be careful when disclosing information about yourself because Your information that You provide may reveal Your identity. It is up to You to make sure You are comfortable with the information You choose to provide us.
In some circumstances applicable law may provide consumers a right to request a report regarding Granite’s disclosures of Personal Information about himself or herself, and we will always undertake to provide such information as required by applicable law. For example, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (the “Shine the Light Law”), a California resident may request an information statement from us regarding disclosures of Personal Information about that resident, if any, that we have made to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. All such requests should be submitted in writing to the email address provided below. We will endeavor to respond to such requests within a reasonable time by providing a report that includes the information required by applicable law.
11. Google AdSense. We use Google AdSense to serve ads on this Site. When You view or click on an ad a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to You on the Site and other Web sites. You may opt-out of the use of this cookie by visiting Google’s Advertising and Privacy page here.
Thank You for using our Services.