Protecting your privacy is important to GFC Omnimedia, Inc. (hereinafter, “we” “us” and “our”). Please carefully read this Privacy Policy, which describes our practices relating to the information we receive or collect when you visit and use GlobalFashionChannel.com and all other websites, webpages, applications, and other Internet-based services we operate (collectively, the “Platform”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access, update, edit, or delete this information.

This Privacy Policy is part of our overall agreement governing your relationship with the Company, as defined in our Terms of Use. By accessing or using this Platform for any purpose, you consent to information collection, processing, retention, disclosure, transfer and other use limited to the purpose for which you engage us and other purposes explicitly set forth in this Privacy Policy. Any discussion of your use of the Platform in this Privacy Policy is meant to include your visit and other interaction with our Platform, whether or not you are a visitor, customer, content contributor or other user.

If you object to anything in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use the Platform and must immediately discontinue your use of our Platform.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means data that uniquely identifies or allows for the identification of an individual, whereas “Non-Personal Information” means de-identified or anonymized information frequently used for research, statistical or aggregate purposes as well as to improve services, products, and user experience. We collect your Personal Information for the purpose for which you engage us including, but not limited to the following:

        1.1.   User-Provided Information

When you register for a user account to use any part of the Platform (“Account”), we may ask you to provide certain information such as your full name, user name, password, email address, phone number, age, geography as well as your company name (if any). You may also provide additional email address(es) and other information when you send us an email or other communication, when you update information previously provided, or at other times when accessing the Platform. When you conduct searches and queries on the Platform, you provide search terms.

        1.2.   Third-Party Login Information

We may provide you the option of accessing and registering for the Platform with your user name and password from another service (“Integrated Service”), such as through the use of  your Facebook, Google+, or other account credentials. By connecting your Account with any such Integrated Service, you understand and authorize us to access and store the credentials you provide, a unique identifying number or string of characters associated with you, your name, email address(es), date of birth, gender, current city, address information, profile picture, uniform resource locator (“URL”), and other information associated with your Integrated Service account (e.g., Facebook account or Google+ account) that you permit the Integrated Service provider to make available to us. We suggest you review your Integrated Service privacy settings to understand and change the information available to us through Facebook Connect or similar Integrated Service portal. You also understand that we may learn information about your affiliation with and activity on such Integrated Service(s), as well as about your online behavior, activities, tastes, and preferences.

        1.3.   Automatically-Recognized Information

We may collect usage information each time you visit any part of our Platform. This usage information is made available through your Web browser or mobile device, and may include information about your hardware, software, operating system, Web browser, connection speed, language, links, images, or other materials you click; your Internet protocol address (“IP Address”) and other information that may enable us to approximate your location; the pages and contents you view on the Platform; the dates and times you access the Platform; the websites and webpages that you visited just before or just after accessing the Platform; your advertisement click-through rates, articles you read and the time you spent reading them, pictures and videos viewed; and other information about how you use the Platform. This information is collected through the use of different types of technologies:

        1.3.1. Log Files

As is true with most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP Addresses as well as browser, internet service provider, referring or exit pages, operating system, date or time stamp, and click stream data. We generally use this information as we would any usage data, to analyze trends, administer and maintain the Platform, or track usage of various features within the Platform.

        1.3.2. Cookies

Another form of “automatically collected” information we may record is information stored by “Cookies,” which are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters. Cookies simplify and authenticate the log-in process for users of the Platform, facilitate online transactions, and enable traffic monitoring, among other useful purposes. Whenever you access or use the Platform, we may send, receive, and store one or more Cookies to your computer. By sending Cookies with values that are unique, we may be able to uniquely identify your Web browser or device each time you access the Platform. The Cookies we use will receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, session time, click-path analysis, browsing patterns, and the pages you request. We may use both “Session” and “Persistent” Cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track various types of information. A Session Cookie is one that is intended to disappear after you close your browser. A Persistent Cookie remains after you close your browser (and may be used by your browser to identify itself when you later return to the Platform). You can disable Cookies and also remove Persistent Cookies from your computer by changing your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to either turn off the Cookies function or turn on a “Do Not Track” function. However, if you limit, block, or remove Cookies, it is possible that some webpages on the Platform may not load properly, your access to certain information or content may be denied, and you may have to enter information about yourself more than once. Please review the “Help” file in your web browser or mobile device to learn the proper way to modify your Cookies settings. To learn more about Cookies, or how to control or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

        1.3.2.1. Google Analytics

We may use a tool called “Google Analytics or similar analytics tool, to collect information about users of our Platform. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our website site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our website, including to help customize our website for users. Google Analytics collects only the user ID assigned to you on the date you visit our website, rather than your name or other personally identifiable information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information, but if you previously provided us with personally identifiable information, the information collected through Google Analytics may be associated with such information. Although Google Analytics places a Persistent Cookie on your browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use  and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting information about you and recognizing you on return visits to our website by disabling Cookies on your browser. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

        1.3.2.2. Marketing Cookies

We may partner with third party advertisement networks to either display advertising in our websites and mobile applications or to manage our advertising on other sites or mobile applications. The advertisement network partner may use Cookies and Web beacons to collect usage, navigational or other statistical data about your activities on this and other websites, webpages, applications, and services to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests, limit the number of times you see the same advertisement on our Platform and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. We may also use third parties to collect information that assists us in other methods of “remarketing” our Platform to visitors and users of the Platform, including customized email communications. This information does not include Personal Information, though we may reassociate this information with Personal information we have collected when it is received. You have a right to opt out of Marketing Cookies. Please visit the links below to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third party behavioral advertising providers:

Please note that this does not opt you out of being served with advertisements entirely; and that you may continue to receive non-targeted generic advertisements.

        1.3.3. Web Beacons

We may also employ web beacons to help us better manage content in the Platform by informing us what content is effective. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, and are used to track the online movements of internet users. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on websites. We tie the information gathered by web beacons to Personal Information we otherwise collect, and use them in our HTML-based emails to learn which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns as well as to operate and improve the Platform. You can opt-out of these emails by following the unsubscribe instructions within such marketing emails.

        1.3.4. Analytics

We may use analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Platform on your mobile device or television. This software may record information such as how often you use the Platform, the events that occur when you use the Platform, your user behavior on the Platform, your aggregated usage of and time spent on the Platform, performance data concerning your use of the Platform, and where the Platform is accessed from.

        1.3.5. Push Notifications

We may send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any content, events or promotions that may interest you. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the application or operating system level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user or device identification information, as well as your responsiveness or desire to receive push notifications.

        1.3.6. Geo-Locations

We may collect your location-based information for the purpose of locating a place that you may be searching for in your area. If you no longer wish to allow us to track your geo-location information in the mobile application you may turn this off at the device level.

        1.4.   Usage Data

Personal Information does not include “Usage Data” which we define as encoded or anonymized information or aggregated data we collect about a group or category of services, features or users which does not contain personally identifying information. Usage Data helps us understand trends in usage of the Platform so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor the Platform. In addition to collecting and using Usage Data ourselves, we may share Usage Data with third parties, including our customers, partners and service providers, for various purposes, including to help us better understand our customers’ needs and improve the Platform as well as for advertising and marketing purposes. We do not share Usage Data with third parties in a way that would enable them to identify you personally.

        1.5.   Retention Period

We will retain your Personal Information in a private electronic database for the period that we find to be necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless we believe a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When your Personal Information in our possession is no longer needed, we may shred, erase, destroy, or otherwise modify it in whole or part, at our sole discretion.

2. INFORMATION USE

We may use the information you provide or that we collect, including any Personal Information, to develop, operate, administer, support, maintain, improve, and enhance user experience and our Platform, to develop new services and offerings, to customize, personalize, and target content that may be more interesting, relevant, or useful to you, including targeted advertisements, promotions, marketing campaigns, offers, content, products and services (subject to your opt-out option), and for other administrative purposes, including to:

     (a) send notices, updates, and contact you for feedback about the Platform;

     (b) conduct research, audits, data analysis, quality control, and improve user experience;

     (c) provide anonymous reporting for internal and external purposes;

     (d) notify you of technical updates or changes in policy; and

     (e) contact you for marketing and promotional purposes.

We will contact you to ask your consent before using your information for a purpose other than those set forth in this Privacy Policy.

3. INFORMATION SHARING

When you register as a user or content contributor of the Platform, your user profile (including but not limited to your user name) may be viewable to other users or content contributors. In addition, your information may be shared with our business partners, affiliates, and other third parties under certain limited circumstances. We will contact you to ask your consent before sharing your information for a purpose other than those set forth in this Privacy Policy.

        3.1.   Personal Information

Except as necessary to provide the Service, we will not share, loan, lease, or sell your Personal Information for any purpose other than those listed herein.

        3.1.1. Sharing with Other Users

We may share personal information with third-party companies, outside organizations, or individuals if we have your consent to do so.  We may also seek your additional consent for purposes subsequently notified to you.

        3.1.2. Sharing with Our Business Partners

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may share your Personal Information with our affiliates or other third party contractors if they agree under contract (e.g., a Non-Disclosure Agreement) to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the Personal Information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, and to not disclose Personal Information to other parties without your permission.

        3.1.3. Disclosing for Law Enforcement Purposes

Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

        3.2.   Non-Specifically Identifying Aggregated Information

We may freely use, disclose, and share, without restriction, any information we collect in the aggregate (i.e., all information, even if based on Personal Information, that is summarized into large groups of users so that no individual customer is uniquely identifiable) with vendors, service providers, marketing agencies, advertisers, business partners, joint-venturers, affiliates and other third parties.

        3.3.   Public Area Activity Information

Some of your activities on and through the Platform may be publicly viewable to all other users of the Platform by default. Such activities may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted publicly on our website or mobile application. Users may receive and re-share some of this information associated with or through their own user accounts. If you choose to provide Personal Information using certain publicly viewable features of the Platform, such information will likely be available to all other users of the Platform. Individuals reading such information may share, read, collect, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use it in whole or in part without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We encourage you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private or sensitive in content that you create, post, or submit through the Platform. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ANY OF THESE SITUATIONS, THE RECIPIENT OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LOCATED IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION THAT MAY NOT PROVIDE AN EQUIVALENT LEVEL OF DATA PROTECTION, DATA PRIVACY, OR DATA SECURITY TO THE LAWS IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY

        3.4.   Website Administration

We may disclose your information to any third parties we engage to the extent that we believe it is necessary for them to have in order to perform certain technical and administrative services related to the Platform, including but not limited to hardware, software, networking, maintenance, data processing, storage, studies, data analytics, email and text message distribution, and surveys.

        3.5.   Merger or Acquisition or Sale of Assets

In the event that the Platform is acquired by or merged with another company, or a similar change in control event takes place, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, we may need to transfer all of the information we maintain about you to another company(s) to facilitate such merger or acquisition or sale of our assets. But if we do, we will first notify you to provide you a chance to opt out of such disclosure, either by sending an email to your last known email address or by at least posting a notice on this Website.

4. INFORMATION SECURITY

We are committed to the security of your Personal Information. To that end, we endeavor to use, among other things, commercially reasonable precautions and techniques, by employing adequate technological, physical and administrative security safeguards, such as firewalls, encryption, and mobile application monitoring to help protect your Personal Information. For example, when you enter sensitive information (such as login credentials and all your activity on our Platform platform) we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). These technologies, procedures, and other measures are used in an effort to ensure that your data is safe, secure, and only available to you and to those you authorized to access your data. Internally, we will restrict access to your Personal Information to only those employees who need access to the information in order to perform their jobs. These employees will likely be limited in number those who are committed to this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% safe or secure from accidental or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, loss, destruction, hacking, misappropriation, and theft. As a result, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, ENSURE OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US OR RECEIVE FROM US OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via email. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. As stated throughout the Terms of Use, you use the Platform AT YOUR OWN RISK.

5. THIRD PARTIES’ PRIVACY PRACTICES

The Platform (including www.GlobalFashionChannel.com website and relevant applications) may provide links, hyperlinks, and advertisements to the websites, webpages, applications, and services of third parties such as fashion designers, merchandisers, retailers, and fulfillment centers; none of which we operate or control (collectively, the “Third Party Sites”). We take no responsibility for the content and privacy practices of such Third Party Sites. We do not endorse or make any representations about Third-Party Sites, and the personal data you choose to provide to Third-Party Sites is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Our Policy applies only to information collected by the Platform. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Platform, and read the terms of use and privacy statements of other websites and web applications linked to the Platform. Please be aware that operators of those Third Party Sites may place their own Cookies on your computer and we do not have any control over such Cookies, even if they are linked to from the Platform. We are NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE for the privacy practices, security practices, or content provided by any third parties.

6. DO NOT TRACK

Our Platform does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. Each browser and device works differently and there is no consensus across the industry relating to these signals.

7. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect, retain, or use any Personal Information from children and minors under 13 years of age. You must be at least 18 years of age, or between 13 and 18 years of age with parental consent and supervision, to use the Platform according to our Terms of Use [hyperlink to www.GlobalFashionChannel.com/termsofuse]. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE AGE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE OR ACCESS THE PLATFORM AT ANY TIME. If we become aware that we collected any Personal Information from a child under 13 years of age or unauthorized minor under 18 years of age, we will take reasonable steps to delete such information from our databases.

        7.1.   Note to Parents and Guardians

Because it is difficult for us to verify a person’s age online, it is entirely YOUR responsibility to supervise your child’s online activities at all times. Parental control tools like filtering software and hardware are commercially available to help you limit a child’s access to potentially harmful material on the Internet. If you discover that your child or minor has obtained an Account on our Platform, please email us immediately at Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the child’s Personal Information from Platform.

8. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS UNDER US LAW

Our Platform is hosted and operated in the State of Nevada, U.S.A. (“Nevada”). Any Personal Information will be gathered, stored, and processed through the Platform in Nevada and solely in accordance with U.S.A. federal and Nevada law. By using the Platform (including but not limited to our website(s) and mobile application(s) or otherwise providing us with Personal information, you consent to such gathering, storage, and processing of Personal Information. BEWARE THAT U.S. FEDERAL LAW AND NEVADA LAW MAY NOT PROVIDE THE SAME LEVELS OF PROTECTION AS THE DATA PROTECTION, DATA PRIVACY, OR DATA SECURITY LAWS OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY, STATE, OR LOCATION. Except for the Privacy Shield Notice for Users in the European set forth below, no other laws are intended to govern or have any effect regarding the use of your Personal Information. Your use of the Platform or submission of any Personal Information constitutes your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your location, as well as your stipulation to the personal jurisdiction of Nevada and U.S.A. federal and Nevada laws as stated in the Terms of Use.

        8.1.   Exception for California Residents

As an exception to the foregoing, under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide Personal Information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request from us, once a calendar year, information about the user information we shared, if any, with other third parties and businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., residents who make the request in 2015 will receive information regarding 2014 sharing activities). If you are a California resident and wish to obtain this information, please e-mail us Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and body of your message. We will respond with the requested information to the same e-mail address from which you sent the request. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled properly, delivered properly, or that do not have the complete information as requested herein.

9. PRIVACY SHIELD NOTICE FOR USERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

The Company complies with the EU-US 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. We intend to self-certify to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, GFC Omnimedia, Inc. is potentially liable. 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, please visit www.privacyshield.gov. In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, we commit to resolve complaints about collection, use or sharing of your Personal Information. Individuals in the EU with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield Policy should first email us at Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com. We are further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the EU Data Protection Authorities. Contact details for the EU data protection authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm. We will cooperate with the appropriate EU Data Protection Authorities during investigation and resolution of complaints brought under Privacy Shield. These recourse mechanisms are available at no cost to you. The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over our compliance with this Policy and the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. As a last resort, privacy complaints that remain unresolved after pursuing these and other channels may be subject to binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created jointly by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

10. ACCESS AND CHOICE

We recognize that certain users have relatively higher privacy concerns, and we make several opt-out options to accommodate as follows.

        10.1   Change or Removal of Personal Information

You may update or change the Personal Information you have provided to us by logging into the Platform and providing such additional information where applicable. You also have a right to remove your Personal Information. To do this, please disable your Account from the settings menu in our Platform. We may, for a reasonable time, maintain a residual copy of your data as a backup. If you have any questions about your Personal Information, please email us at Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com.

        10.2.   GFC Marketing Communications Opt-Out

Where you have provided us with the appropriate permissions, or where we are legally entitled to do so, we will provide you with marketing materials by email or other electronic correspondence. If you would like to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please email us at Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com, or follow the unsubscribe instructions that can normally be found at the bottom (footer) of each marketing email or correspondence.

        10.3.   Third Parties Opt-Out

Requests to opt-out of transfers of your information to our business partners will also be considered, but technical and other limitations on data sharing may make it difficult or impossible to provide the Platform in this manner. If you would like us to consider this special accommodation, please email us at Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com.

11. THIS PRIVACY POLICY MAY CHANGE

Laws, regulations, and company policies change over time. We reserve the right to change, update, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. We will maintain the updated version of this Privacy Policy, with any such changes, on this page. We encourage you to review this page frequently because you will be subject to the latest version of this Privacy Policy as it appears each time you visit. To the extent we are able, we will also attempt to send you notices of material changes to this Privacy Policy at your last known email address or on other conspicuous places of the Platform. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to keep us updated about any changes to your email address and contact information for purposes of receiving notices and updates about the Platform.

12. COMPLIANCE REVIEW AND QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please email us at: Legal@GlobalFashionChannel.com.