Privacy Policy

At Generic Network Systems ("GNS") we are committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with a powerful and secure online experience.

Collection and Use of Information

You can travel through most of our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. GNS will not collect any personal information about you (such as your name, address, or telephone number) unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want this information to be collected by us, please do not submit it. In the course of using our site, however, we automatically track certain information about you. This information may include, but is not limited to, the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.

In addition, GNS tracks the path of the web pages you view during your visit to our site. GNS also reserves the right to use cookies on certain pages of our site. Cookies are small amounts of data that are sent to your browser from our web server and are stored on your computer's hard drive, not on our site. Cookies allow us to track where you go on our site, or to make it easier for you to return on subsequent visits to those areas that are of most interest you. In the event that GNS begins to make use of cookies, you will always be free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, however, removing cookies may reduce the speed at which you move through our site.

External Web Sites

To the extent that hyperlinks or banner advertisements incorporating hyperlinks are utilized to access third party sites, you should be aware that these third-party web sites are not controlled by GNS and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies of these individual sites to see how your personal information will be utilized by the operators of those third-party web sites.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by GNS. GNS may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept these changes.

PRIVACY SHIELD POLICY

Generic Network Systems LLC complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. Generic Network Systems has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Generic Network Systems commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield policy should first contact Generic Network Systems at:

Generic Network Systems LLC
Attn: Privacy Office
333 West 39th St. Suite 903
New York, NY 10018
United States

Generic Network Systems has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the EU Data Protection Authorities, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the European Union. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit EU Data Protection Authorities Complaint Submission Form for more information or to file a complaint. The services of EU Data Protection Authorities are provided at no cost to you.

POLICY DETAILS

SCOPE

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to all personal information received by GNS in the United States from the EU or Switzerland, in any format including electronic, paper or verbal.

DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply throughout this Policy:

"Agent" means any third party that uses personal information provided to GNS to perform tasks on behalf of and under the instructions of GNS.

"GNS" means Generic Network Systems LLC., its successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.

"Personal information" means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of GNS to identify an individual. Personal information does not include information that is encoded, anonymized, aggregated or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.

"Sensitive personal information" means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or that concerns health or sex life. In addition, GNS will treat as sensitive personal information any information received from a third party where that third party treats and identifies the information as sensitive.

PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

NOTICE: When GNS collects personal information directly from individuals in the EU or Switzerland, it will inform them about the purposes for which it collects and uses their personal information, the types of non-agent third parties, if any, to which GNS discloses that information, and the choices and means, if any, that GNS offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of their personal information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide personal information to GNS, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before GNS uses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

If GNS receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EU or Switzerland, it will use such information in accordance with the notices such entities provided and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.

CHOICE: GNS will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether their personal information is (a) to be disclosed to a non-agent third party, or (b) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

For sensitive personal information, GNS will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively and explicitly (opt-in) consent to the disclosure of the information to a non-agent third party or the use of the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

GNS will provide individuals with reasonable methods to exercise their choices.

DATA INTEGRITY: GNS will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. GNS will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

TRANSFERS TO AGENTS: GNS will obtain assurances from its agents that they will safeguard personal information consistently with this Policy. If GNS has knowledge that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, GNS will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION: Upon request, GNS will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them, and GNS will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.

SECURITY: GNS will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

ENFORCEMENT: GNS will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that GNS determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

GNS is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Individuals may, under certain conditions, when legally valid, invoke binding arbitration.

GOVERNANCE: GNS is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

LIABILITY: GNS has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf under the Privacy Shield Framework. GNS remains liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless GNS proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the GNS Privacy Office by mail as follows:

Generic Network Systems LLC
Attn: Privacy Office
333 West 39th St. Suite 903
New York, NY 10018
United States