Privacy Policy

Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of the Grant Professionals Association ("GPA") site and various related services (together referred to as the “site”).  GPA, the provider of this site (referred to as “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online and developing technology that gives you a smooth, efficient and customized online experience. You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our site Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.  
 
Nothing herein should be construed to, nor does it, create any new or different rights than those available under existing, applicable state and federal laws.  In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and an applicable state or federal law, such law shall control.

Collection of your Personal Information
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
 
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Grant Professionals Association (GPA). This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Grant Professionals Association (GPA) for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web site.
 
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Grant Professionals Association (GPA) public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Grant Professionals Association (GPA) does not read any of your private online communications.
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Grant Professionals Association (GPA) so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and Grant Professionals Association (GPA) family of Web sites.
 
Use of your Personal Information
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) collects and uses your personal information to operate the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and its affiliates. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Grant Professionals Association (GPA) may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Grant Professionals Association (GPA), in order to determine what Grant Professionals Association (GPA) services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Grant Professionals Association (GPA) or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Grant Professionals Association (GPA); and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Grant Professionals Association (GPA), or the public.
 
Use of Cookies
 
The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Grant Professionals Association (GPA) pages, or register with Grant Professionals Association (GPA) site or services, a cookie helps Grant Professionals Association (GPA) to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) features that you customized.
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) services or Web sites you visit.
 
Security of your Personal Information
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
 
Changes to this Statement
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Grant Professionals Association (GPA) encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is protecting your information.
 
Contact Information
 
Grant Professionals Association (GPA) welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Grant Professionals Association (GPA) has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Grant Professionals Association (GPA) at admin@grantprofessionals.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.