Thank you for visiting the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Cybersecurity Toolkit website.
This website is intended to make it easy and efficient to learn about and interact with GCA.
The mission of GCA is to improve and enhance Internet security, so we are sensitive to the privacy issues on the Internet and recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about the types of information we collect and how we use it. GCA is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website, and this policy discusses our practices.
This policy covers both: (1) personal information, which is information that can be identified to a particular individual because of a combination of name, number, symbol, mark, or other indicator; and (2) non-personal information that without additional information does not identify a particular individual.
GCA does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration or contact form.
If you do voluntarily provide personal information, your email address and the entire contents of your email message and other information you provide are retained.
When you provide personal information to us you agree to its disclosure in connection with GCA activities. If you do not wish to have personally identifying information disclosed, we honor all requests to omit individual or organization names from website listings. If such a request is made, identifying information will not be disclosed by GCA unless we are legally required to do so.
If you do not use this website to request services or information, you may receive GCA communications by other means (such as through your membership in a group to which we may send correspondence). Your ability to view or download most information available to the public on this website will not be affected.
If you provide personal information to GCA, our employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in handling and disclosing your information. All personal information about you or your organization that we receive via fax or mail is physically protected.
In addition, GCA has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, and auditing. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
We do not sell or distribute email addresses or other personal information to others for their commercial use.
We also collect some information that GCA does not consider to be personal information. The following non-personal information about your visit is automatically collected and stored:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The IP address is the numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. It is used to direct information to your computer over the Internet;
- The URL (website address, e.g., globalcyberalliance.org) of the website from which you linked to this site;
- The type of browser and operating system you use when you visit this site;
- The date, time (including timezone) when you visit this site;
- The webpage and services you access at this site; and
- The forms that you download from this website.
We use this and other non-personal information internally to find out how people use this website, to help us understand which types of information are of most interest to our visitors so that we can improve this website’s content, to assess system performance, and to identify problem areas. We do not sell or distribute this information to others for their commercial use.
We retain the information collected for a period of years and then destroy it.
Cookies are text files stored by your web browser to record information about you or your activities on a website. Using cookies for this purpose is a common, generally accepted practice on the Internet. We may use temporary cookies to enhance, customize, or enable your visit to this website. Temporary cookies do not contain personal information that can be used to identify you, do not compromise your privacy or security, and are erased when you close your browser.
Certain features on this website may require you to fill in a registration form used to personalize your user experience. Such features may store a persistent cookie on your computer’s hard drive that is not deleted when you close your browser. A persistent cookie allows us to recognize you on your next visit and tailor your user experience to your needs and interests.
If the program you use to access this site is set to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies, your ability to use some of the features on this website may be limited.
Information Obtained by Google Analytics
This website uses the Google Analytics web analysis service. Google Analytics stores a persistent cookie on your hard drive. The information in this cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers. Google uses this information to anonymously analyze your use of the website, compile reports on your website activity for site operators, and provide other services related to your website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where those third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using this website, you consent to Google Analytics processing of data about you.
Links to GCA Websites
We welcome links to the GCA websites. Although we prefer that you link to our homepage, you may create links to specific pages within our website. Any individual or organization linking to GCA’s website must comply with all applicable laws and with the following conditions:
- Unless GCA specifically authorizes you to do so, you may not imply that GCA endorses you, your organization, or your products;
- You may not misrepresent your, or your organization’s, relationship with GCA;
- You may not present false information about GCA;
- You may not link to the GCA website if you or your organization’s website contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, or is not appropriate for viewing by all age groups;
- GCA may change content on our site at any time, causing other organizations to have a broken or incorrect link; and
- GCA is not responsible for misdirected links from external websites.
Data will be stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Your data may be shared with third-parties outside the EAA for necessary purposes to perform our business functions but not for commercial gain. In the event that you wish your data to be deleted or require information on third-parties who we share data with, please message us via the contact page on our website.
Updated May 20, 2019