Last updated: June 07, 2018

Welcome to geekmeet.com (hereinafter referred to as “Website”, “Site” or “Platform”). The Website is owned and operated by GeekMeet LLC, from its head offices located in the state of North Carolina, United States of America. Any reference to “GeekMeet”, “Company”, “We”, “Us”, or “Our” refers to GeekMeet LLC and any reference to “You”, “Your” or “User” refers to all website visitors/users, whether registered or unregistered.

Data Controller

The Company is the data controller for any personally identifiable information you provide to us through our website.

The Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information you may provide to another user including but not limited to Event Organizers. Where Event Organizers collect personal information from the Attendees, it is solely the Event Organizer’s responsibility to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation in relation to user data collected, shared and processed by them. Please note that we do not control how Event Organizers or other third-parties process User’s information and we are unable to offer any assurances as to the security of such data.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

From time to time we will amend this Privacy Policy to reflect our new privacy practices and commitment to compliance with regulatory requirements. We will post the updated Privacy Policy on our website and modify the last updated date on the top. You should review this privacy policy regularly to ensure that you are familiar with any changes. Your continued use of the GeekMeet Service after the amendments will constitute an express acceptance of such changes by you. 

Collection and Processing of Personal Information

We collect information from you when you:

  • Create a sign up for a GeekMeet account;
  • Publish a personal bio on you GeekMeet profile;
  • Send us an inquiry or support request;
  • When you visit our Website.

What information we collect from you and how we process such information?

  • Account Registration – Personal Information

When you register an account at geekmeet.com, we will request you to provide us with your: full name, email address and your location. In the event you choose to authenticate your account through social network account, we will also collect your publicly visible information from your connected social account.

Purpose of processing

We process this information to verify your account, enable you to log into your account, to enable you to find relevant networking events in your area and to contact you when required.

  • Collection of enquiry information

We collect certain personal information from you when you send us inquiries or other support requests through the “contact us” page on our website or directly via email. When you send us inquiries we will collect your email address, your name and the content of your message.

Purpose of processing

We process the data received from your inquiry for the purpose of responding to your request, to keep a record of your past communication with the Company and to provide you support where needed.

  • Collection of subscription data

We also collect certain personal data about you when you subscribe to receive marketing communication from us.

Purpose of processing

Your information is processed to send you relevant marketing material that you subscribe to receive.

  • Automatically collected data

We automatically collect certain data about you when you use of the GeekMeet Service such as log data about the time, duration, and frequency of your website visit, your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, pages you visit on our website and operating system you use to access the Service.

Purpose of processing

We process this information to better understand how you use our Services and to improve our User’s experience.

  • Data collected by online advertising partners

We use third-party advertising vendors to present you with interest-based advertising. We use online advertising to monetize our website and to improve our service and make it more relevant to our users’ specific interests. We partner with Google Adwords, Above All Offers and Linkshare who collect data about you and also process this data. These third-party service providers place cookies on your device. We do not control the personal data that these third-party advertising partners collect from our users, for what purpose they process this data or how long they retain this data. Please note that these advertising partners may transfer your data outside the country of your residence for processing, if you currently reside in a European Economic Area (EEA), your data may be transferred and processed outside of the EEA. You can prevent the installation of such cookies by changing your browser settings.

Purpose of processing

The data is collected and processed to improve your user experience and monetize our platform. To learn more about the processing of your data by these advertising partners, please visit their privacy policy.

Our Advertising Partners

  • Google Adwords – We partner with Google Adwords to advertise on our Platform and third-party sites which you visit after our website. The advertisements are displayed based on information Google has collected from the cookies stored on your device. The cookies do not contain your personal information and neither Google nor we would merge the information collected from cookies with your personal data. You can stop Google from storing cookies on your device by changing your ad preference at the following link https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
  • Above All Offers – We partner with Above All Offer to display our approved advertisements when you visit our website and third-party sites that you visit after you leave our website. Above All Offers uses cookies to track click-throughs and conversion rate. You can disable such third-party cookies by changing your browser settings. Above All Offers is also committed to upholding the General Data Protection R
  • Linkshare – We also partner with Linkshare to display advertisements to you when you visit our website and third-party sites that you visit after you leave our website. Linkshare also makes use of cookies to track your click-through and conversion rate. You can disable such third-party cookies by changing your browser settings.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for our collection and use of your personal information is to perform our obligations under the agreement that we enter into when you create an account to use our service.

We may also process your information where we have a legitimate interest in such processing to improve our service to our users.

Where we use your personal information to send you any marketing material, the legal basis of such processing is your consent which we will obtain from you before we process your information for such purpose.

Please note that we may process any of the aforementioned information that we collect from you for the establishment, exercise or defense of our legal claims in any court proceedings or where we are required to process your personal information for fulfillment of our legal obligations.

Disclosure of your information

We do not sell or rent your personal information to any third-party.

We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstance:

  • If required for the performance of our service;
  • if we are required to do so by law;
  • to protect our vital interest;
  • To perform our contract with you;
  • to protect the interests of other individuals and/or;
  • upon reasonable requests from the law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

Who do we share your personal information with:

  • Our service providers such as hosting service providers, developers as well as third-party tools we use for our email marketing. We currently use ActiveCampaign for our email marketing and they act as our data processor for the purposes of email marketing;
  • To any governmental body or authority where we are required to provide such personal information by law.

Transferring your personal data outside European Economic Area (EEA)

GeekMeet is operating from its offices in the United States of America. We may hold and process your information in and outside the country of your residence. If you are currently residing in an EEA member state, by providing us your personal information you agree to such transfer of data in and outside of the EEA. Regardless of where your information is transferred and processed, your personal data is handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are part of business reality. In the event we undergo a merger or acquisition, your personal information will be transferred to the new acquirer who may be outside the EEA as part of our business asset. We assure you that any transfer of your personal data to a new entity will not limit your rights under this privacy policy and your personal information will be managed by the entity on terms substantially the same as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Your Data Rights under the GDPR

Your right to access your personal information

Where we process your personal data, you have the right to access your personal data that we hold along with information relating to the purpose for which we are processing your data and who we share it with. If you currently have an account on geekmeet.com you can easily view the personal information you provided us by logging into your account or alternatively by contacting us at [email protected].

Your right to edit your personal information

Where the information we hold about you is incorrect, outdated or inaccurate, you have the right to edit your information for the purposes of rectifying any inaccuracies or updating it. You can easily edit your personal information by accessing your account settings page on the website.

Your right to erasure of your personal information

You have the right to request that we erase your personal information from our records. We will respond to your request within 30 days from the date of receipt of your request.

If you wish to exercise your right to access or erase your personal information, please contact us at [email protected] and we will respond to your request within thirty working days.

Your right to object to the processing of your personal information

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information including processing of data for direct marketing purposes. We will immediately cease processing your personal data for such direct marketing purposes upon receipt of your objection.

Your right to data portability

You have the right to receive your data in a machine-readable format.

Your right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you are of the view that our processing of your personal information is infringing your privacy rights or any applicable privacy laws governing your personal data, you may file a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection in your country of residence (if you are living in EEA).

Your right to withdraw your consent

Where we use consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent anytime by giving us a written notice of your withdrawal at [email protected].

Marketing Emails

When you opt-in to receive marketing communication from us, we will use your personal information to send you marketing material that we think you’ll find interesting. You can opt-out of receiving such communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails, and we will no longer send you marketing emails. Please note that although you will no longer receive marketing emails from us, we may still have to send you system/policy update related emails and your data will remain on ActiveCampaign for the entire duration that your account is active.

Security

We take all reasonable and commercially viable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information, however as with any transmission of information over the internet, we unable to offer any guarantees as to the security of your personal information.

Retention of User data

We will retain your personal data for the entire duration that your account is active on the platform. We currently deem all accounts active if a user has logged in the past 24 months. All dormant accounts are terminated after 24 months and we purge any associated data. If you request us to terminate your account, we will not keep any of your personal information for a period longer than necessary for the fulfillment of our business and legal obligations.

Third-party websites

We will clearly identify any links to third-party sites on our Website. When you click on these third party links, you will be redirected to the Website that is owned and operated by a third-party. Their own legal policies and agreements govern these third-party websites and we encourage you to review their Terms and Privacy Policy before you make use of their services.

We cannot be held liable for your use and access of such third-party sites or for any information or content made available by such third-party sites. Any presence of third-party links on our Website does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of such third-party by the Company, and your access/use of these sites is solely at your own risk.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Email address:            [email protected]

Business address:      11010 Lake Grove Blvd

Suite 100-184

Morrisville, North Carolina 27560

USA