WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
You may provide us with two types of information: (1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose to us through documents submitted to GRS or its affiliates and over the Web site and (2) Web site-use information collected as you and others browse and use our Web site.
Personal Information Submitted by You
When you submit documents to GRS or its affiliates, when you register on our Web site, and/or when you choose to request forms or information through our Web site, you may be asked to give personal information. For example, you may be asked to provide the following information:
• Postal or legal address
• Email address
• Home and business phone number
• Other personal information (i.e., government id)
When you invest in a product offered by or distributed through GRS, or if you register to use our services, request forms or information, or otherwise complete online forms or submit information, we may collect any information you provide in such documentation or communication.
In addition to providing the foregoing information collected through your submission of documents to GRS or its affiliates or your use of our Web site, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?
Broadly speaking, we use your personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making other products and services available to you.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You will be given the opportunity to notify us on the Web site of your desire not to receive these offers. We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Web site to better meet your needs.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
In the event that GRS or any of its affiliates and/or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the information collected on our Web sites may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction. GRS may also provide such information or provide access to such information to our affiliates or to our business partners, vendors and/or service providers; however we will do so subject to appropriate confidentially agreements that obligate such partners, vendors and/or service partners to maintain and protect the confidentiality of such information.
If GRS is requested by law enforcement officials, our governing regulatory authorities or judicial authorities to provide information on individual users, we may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety, GRS may provide your personal information to appropriate authorities without your consent or court process.
If you request GRS to share any personal non-public information with an outside person or entity (e.g. your attorney, accountant, family members, etc.) not currently authorized to receive such non-public confidential information, GRS will request written authorization from you and any other account holders to do so. A form titled "Authorization to Share Confidential Information" will be provided to the account owner(s) for completion. This form will authorize GRS to share information with specific parties that the account owners request be authorized to receive such information.
NOTICE OF CHANGES
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an email or by sending us an email request at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We know that security is a concern and we have developed and implemented administrative, technical and physical security practices and procedures designed to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of our Web site. We will take measures which we believe are reasonable and appropriate to protect your information from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION?
WHAT ABOUT OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OUR WEB SITE?
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY MEASURES YOU CAN TAKE
For those of our users who are concerned about security and confidentiality, we recommend that you use good general privacy protection and Web policies, such as the following:
• Do not share your personal information with others.
• Use one of the leading anti-virus software applications. Anti-virus software can protect your computer from "Trojan Horse" programs, which can send private information from your computer to an unauthorized person anywhere in the world.
• Use your own computer when you access cnlsecurities.com. Using another person's computer means that you trust that person's computer to be safe, which in fact it may not be. If they do not follow adequate security procedures, their computer may harbor "Trojan Horse" programs, or other applications which can capture your personal data.
• Keep your operating system up-to-date with the latest patches and security enhancements. New vulnerabilities in the Windows OS family are found virtually weekly, and Microsoft makes patches and upgrades freely available at https://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
• Use one of the leading personal firewalls to protect your computer from unauthorized entry. Personal firewalls can protect your computer from probes and attacks based on network protocols, and even allow you to prevent unethical users from finding your computer on the Web.
GRS restricts its requests for personal information to very limited circumstances. To the extent GRS does access your personal and account information, such access is limited to those of its employees and affiliates who need to know that information to provide services to you. GRS maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your nonpublic personal information.
If you have any questions concerning GRS privacy policies and procedures, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.