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Privacy Policy for The Gini Group

At The Gini Group, accessible from https://www.gininow.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by The Gini Group and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in The Gini Group. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

The Gini Group follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of The Gini Group.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on The Gini Group, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that The Gini Group has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

The Gini Group's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Integration with Third-party Calendar Services

In our commitment to enhance user experience and facilitate the scheduling of meetings between clients and service providers, The Gini Group integrates with third-party calendar services like Google Calendar. When a service is booked, we may request permission to access and manage events on both the client's and service provider's calendars to automatically add the scheduled service.

  1. Data Accessed: We will only access event details pertinent to appointments made through our platform. This might include the date, time, and title of the event, along with any descriptions or notes added during the booking process.
  2. Purpose: The sole purpose of accessing these calendar events is to ensure that service bookings are efficiently scheduled without conflicts and to provide reminders for both parties.
  3. Data Storage and Management: Any data retrieved from third-party calendar services will not be stored longer than necessary and will be used exclusively for the stated purposes. We do not sell, share, or use this data for any other reason than to facilitate the scheduling of services.
  4. User Consent: Users will always be prompted for explicit consent before any calendar-related operations occur. They retain the right to revoke this access at any time through their respective calendar service settings.
  5. Security: We employ robust security measures to ensure that any data accessed from third-party calendar services is protected from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.
  6. Disclosure: Gini's use and transfer of information received from Google APIs to any other app will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

Data Sharing with Third-Party Tools

In our commitment to transparency and in alignment with our ongoing dedication to user privacy, we wish to clearly describe the data sharing practices of our app with third-party tools:

ChatGPT (OpenAI)

We utilize ChatGPT to enhance user interactions and provide more accurate responses. When you interact with our service, the queries and responses are processed by ChatGPT. However, this data is anonymized and does not include personally identifiable information. OpenAI’s privacy practices ensure that user data is neither stored nor used for future model training.

ElasticSearch

We use ElasticSearch to optimize our service provider search. This involves processing your search queries to yield more accurate results. The data shared with ElasticSearch is limited to search terms and does not encompass personal or identifiable details.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Gini Group does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.