Last Modified: May 11, 2018
At GG2U.org, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and website visitors. We designed our website and our procedures with data protection in mind. We are based in the United States, and all data we collect is stored on machines located in the United States. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anybody under the age of 13, and if you are 13-17 years old, you must make sure that a parent or legal guardian approves of your signing up for a GG2U account. We strive to be super-transparent. If you ever have any questions about our collection of or handling of your data, or if you would like to exercise any of your privacy-related rights, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect Automatically from Everybody:
Our server automatically records information about every visit to our website, including the visitor's IP address, browser/device information, referring URL, and what pages were viewed. This is necessary for the purpose of fraud-prevention, which is a legitimate interest of ours. We will keep this information for no longer than three years unless we are legally required to keep it for a longer period.
The Main Information We Collect from our Members:
When you fill out our signup form to join GG2U, we collect your name, email address, country, state/province (if you provide it), gender, and date of birth, as well as what you choose to have your username and password be. After you confirm your email address, your IP address is also recorded along with the date and time. We will only keep all of this information as long as you remain a member of GG2U unless we are legally required to keep it for a longer period. All of this information is necessary for the purpose of fraud-prevention, which is a legitimate interest of ours. We also use your country, state/province, gender, and date of birth to prevent many non-applicable offers/ads and non-applicable gift card redemption options from being shown to you. This is necessary for our legitimate interest of having a website that doesn't overwhelm all of our members with mostly non-relevant content. We use your email address to send you messages about your GG2U account, which is necessary for our legitimate interests of preventing fraud and being able to meet the customer service needs of our members. Also, we might use your email address to send you email marketing messages, messages for third party offers, and/or messages about opportunities to participate in surveys or market research communities/panels. This is for our legitimate interest of processing information for direct marketing purposes. To opt out, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the particular email message or you can email us at email@example.com.
Other Information We Might Collect from our Members:
If you visit the Account Profile page in our website's members' area, you have the option of telling us what your PayPal email address is, what your Coinbase email address is for your Bitcoin Wallet at Coinbase, and/or what your Steam Profile URL is. We will only keep this information as long as you remain a member of GG2U unless we are legally required to keep it for a longer period. We will only use this information to enable us to send you a payout to your PayPal account, a payout to your Bitcoin Wallet at Coinbase, and/or a Steam Wallet Code to your Steam account.
Other Information We Might Obtain about our Members:
When you have completed or attempted to complete a rewardable offer from one of our advertising partners, the advertising partner might send us a notification that contains, among other things, your username, your IP address, and your browser/device information. We collect this information to enable us to assign the proper credit to your GG2U account for your specific interaction(s) with the offer and to assist us in protecting our business against fraud. We will keep this information as long as it is necessary for one of these legitimate interests of ours.
Information You Might Share While Using Our Website:
Once you have logged into our website's members' area, you have the opportunity to share your username, IP address, and browser/device information with various advertising partners of ours depending on which pages of our website you choose to visit. Be aware that these advertising partners might be located in parts of the world that do not have quite as strong data privacy laws and might not normally safeguard information to the same extent as a company based in the European Union, for example, would.
If you decide to navigate to our website's "Videos" section (also known as "Watch Videos"), you will share your username, IP address, and browser/device information with one or more of our video advertising partners. From our perspective, this sharing is very important so that they will have enough information to be able to show you relevant video offers that you can be rewarded on our website for doing and so they'll be able to tell us when you have completed a video offer and should be rewarded for it on our website. If you have decided to accept cookies, this sharing also enables you to easily link your GG2U account to account(s) you create on their website(s) so you can be rewarded on our website for watching videos on their website(s) without you needing to be logged into our website first.
If you decide to navigate to our website's "Surveys" section (also known as "Take Surveys") or "Offers" section (also known as "Offerwalls"), you will share your username, IP address, and browser/device information with our market research advertising partners and offerwall advertising partners respectively. From our perspective, this sharing is very important so that they will have enough information to be able to show you relevant surveys/offers that you can be rewarded for doing and so they'll be able to tell us when you have completed a survey/offer and should be rewarded for it on our website.
Whether or not you are logged into our members' area, whenever you are visiting a page on our website that contains one or more advertising offers that you can be rewarded for doing, if you choose to click an orange button for the offer, a banner for the offer, or any link on that page that contains your username in the URL, you will potentially share your username, IP address, and browser/device information with the relevant advertising partner of ours for that specific offer and its own advertiser(s) related to the offer. From our perspective, this is so you can be sent to the proper page to do the offer and so we can later be notified that you have completed the offer and should be rewarded for it on our website. Whenever you click a non-rewardable advertisement on our website, be aware that you will be taken to a third-party website that might also log your IP address and browser/device information.
Your username will sometimes be visible in your web browser's address bar and/or status bar while you are using our website. Your username might also be stored in cookies on your machine. If you ever decide to share either your GG2U referral URL or any special promotional link that you created on our website, your username will also be shared with all recipients and might also be stored on the recipients' machines as a cookie. This is so you will receive the proper referral credit for new members who sign up from your one of your GG2U links. Additionally, when you decide to share a special promotional link that you created on our website, your username might also be shared with our special-promotional-link advertisers and their own advertiser(s) related to the websites that your special-promotional-link visitors load in a frame on our special promotional link page. From our perspective, this is so that we are able to properly credit you on our website for actions that your special-promotional-link visitors take on our special-promotional-link advertisers' websites.
More About Cookies:
More About Our Special Promotional Links:
Whether or not you are a GG2U member, if you ever decide to click one of our special promotional links (i.e., a URL that contains "gg2u.org/links/" followed by several random characters), you might visit a website of one of our special-promotional-link advertisers. This could result in that advertiser, and its own advertiser(s) related to the website you are visiting, logging your IP address and browser/device information.
Information We Might Share:
When you are logged into our website's members' area and you decide you would like to redeem your GG2U Points for an eGift Card, after you click an orange "Confirm" button to request the gift card, we might need to share your email address and username with whatever company we are using for gift card fulfillment for the eGift Card you requested. This is so you will be able to receive the eGift Card at your email address and so the transaction can be tracked properly.
When you are logged into our website's members' area and you click a link to request a payout to your PayPal account or Bitcoin wallet at Coinbase, in order for us to later be able to send you the payment, we will need to provide your PayPal email address to PayPal or your Coinbase email address to Coinbase.
Additionally, we might share any information if we're required to by law, if it's part of an effort to investigate fraud, if we believe in good faith that we must otherwise disclose something in order to protect our rights, or if it's in response to a lawful request from a public authority for law enforcement or national security purposes. In the event that all or a portion of our business assets are sold or our company is involved in a merger or assignment, your information might be shared as part of this process, but we will take all steps necessary to protect your personal information as required by law.
Additional Information for Residents of Europe:
Subject to applicable law, you could have all of these rights:
1.) The right to ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
2.) The right to have any inaccuracies in your data corrected;
3.) The right to request that your personal data be erased;
4.) The right to request that restrictions be placed on the use of your personal data;
5.) The right to have your data sent to you in a structured data file;
6.) The right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection;
7.) The right to object to our use of your personal data.
Where we are processing your data based on our legitimate interests to do so, if you object on grounds relating to your particular situation, we will stop processing your data unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing it.
At any time, you can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
Where we are processing your data based on your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time.
We do not envision that you will be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing that produce legal effects or significantly affect you. To the extent you consent to automated processing, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and express your point of view and contest any decisions that we make.
If you contact us to exercise your privacy rights, for your account's protection we might request proof of your identity. We might also charge you a fee where permitted by law, such as if your requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive.