Last Updated: October 28, 2020
Your California Privacy Rights
In an effort to protect your privacy, GT Independence seeks to achieve the following goals:
- to collect only as much personal information about you as is necessary for our business purposes;
Please note that the Site and our Services are intended for audiences and consumers at least 18 years old. We do not knowingly collect or disclose any personal information from anyone under the age of 18. GT Independence reserves the right to delete from its records any such information provided to us.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
When you apply for or use our Services, we may collect information that either you or third parties provide to us, including:
- contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number;
- other information you voluntarily choose to provide to us; and/or
- other information that we request and you provide.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your information to provide Services and information that you request, and for our legitimate business purposes, such as improving, operating, and enhancing the Site and our Services. Specifically, we may use your information to:
- process employer and employee paperwork;
- send you information about availability and your use of Services;
- respond to your customer services requests;
- otherwise administer your account;
- enable you to obtain or become a caregiver; and,
- consider an individual for employment.
Please note that we do not sell your information to third parties.
We may disclose your information to our third-party service providers (e.g., payment processing services, identify verification services, etc.) that assist us in our work. We only provide the information that is reasonably necessary for the specific service provider to perform their functions. For example, all personal information collected from you is used solely to handle all required employer and employee paperwork and other functions in our performance as a fiscal intermediary. This information is not used by GT Independence for marketing and/or promotional purposes.
In order to improve our business, we may buy or sell a company, or we may merge with or be acquired by another company. Information about our users may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which personal information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets. In the event we transfer any of your information in connection with such a sale, we will notify you of the purchaser as required by law.
We may disclose personal information if we believe that doing so is in our interest (i) to protect our property or legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements) or the rights or property of others, (ii) to help protect the safety or security of our Services and other users of our Services, or (iii) to investigate fraud. We will disclose personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to respond to a government request.
We may also disclose your information if we have obtained your prior consent to do so.
COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
As is true of most websites, our Site gathers certain information automatically through the use of “cookies” and stores it in log files. Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts may be used by GT Independence and our service providers. This information may include internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this information to administer, operate, and improve the Site and our Services, to improve the effectiveness of advertising of our Services, and to provide advertisements and other content that is tailored to you. These technologies are also used to analyze trends, track users’ movements around the Site, and to gather demographic information about our Site user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these service providers on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you.
Please note that you can block, delete, or choose not to accept cookies. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of the Site. If you delete cookies, any settings and preferences that were associated with those cookies will also be deleted.
GT Independence does not track you across third party websites and therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. However, some third party websites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. GT Independence may subscribe to these third party services in order to provide targeted advertising. If you are visiting such sites, your internet browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.
YOUR RIGHTS – USER ACCESS AND CHOICE
If your contact or other information changes, you are responsible for correcting or updating your information by making the change on your member account information page or by emailing our customer service via our contact us form. We will endeavor to respond to your request within ten (10) days. If you would like to change or terminate your Services, you may contact the regional center and notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavor to respond to your request within ten (10) days.
The Site or our Services may allow you to respond to a job posting on the Site. If you choose to use this service, we will collect the information that you provide to us in the course of completing our employment application.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS
LOCATION OF INFORMATION
SECURITY AND RETENTION
We use reasonable security measures that are designed to protect your information from accidental loss, disclosure, misuse, and destruction. Please be advised that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Consequently, we cannot guarantee security of any information that you provide to us. You transmit information to us at your own risk. We recommend that you help us keep your data safe by taking reasonable steps such as keeping your passwords private and not disclosing sensitive personal data in places that can be accessed publicly.
By using our Site and Services, you agree that GT Independence is not responsible for any electronic communication and/or any of your personal data which may be lost, altered, intercepted, or stored without authorization during the transmission of any data whatsoever across networks not owned and/or operated by GT Independence. GT Independence will not have any liability to you for any such misuse or disclosure.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as otherwise required to process payments for your subscription for the Services. We may also retain and use your information as we deem necessary to comply with our business purposes or legal obligations, to resolve disputes and enforce our agreements, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
215 Broadus Street
Sturgis, MI 49091
Main Phone: 269-651-4500
Toll Free Customer Service: 1-877-659-4500
Effective as of January 1, 2020