Privacy Statement

The Global Speakers Federation (GSF) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the GSF website and governs data collection and usage. By using the GSF website, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

To summarize: We will not sell, distribute or publish any of your personal details.

Our Commitment, Your Consent

This Privacy Policy informs you of our commitment to privacy and explains the ways that the GSF website collects, uses and discloses your personal and non-personal information when you visit this website. By visiting this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Collecting and Using Information

Information you left with us in our public interactive areas will be visible to everyone, as that is the intention of these areas. We do not disclose any personal information, obtained through this website such as your email address combined with your comments, without your explicit permission.

Our member profiles are always public. As soon as you create a profile, it is a public profile by definition. The information you leave with us during the creation of this profile, i.e., during the registration process or account management process, is thus published on the site. Your login credentials, i.e., your email address and password, are naturally protected to prevent email harvesting by spammers and to avoid malicious logins.

We protect your email address according to the most global methods.  We will not sell, publish or distribute your email address, nor will we send you emails on behalf of third parties. We might send you a few occasional emails per year to provide information about the status of the website. Furthermore, you might receive notifications from the website if changes occur. These notifications are always a follow-up of your earlier interaction, such as leaving a comment. You can always unsubscribe to receive these notifications from pages you are subscribed to.

GSF may share your website member information with Official Federation Association representing your country of residence (indicated in your profile) in order to check your membership status (as anyone can say he or she is a member of an association). Nonetheless, we will not distribute your email address but we will need some information from your profile to perform an automated check.

The website allows you to send email to fellow members or to forward pages to a friend. This information is stored and may be analyzed anonymously for strategic purposes. We will not contact you when you fill out a form not destined for our core team, we will never distribute this information to third parties, nor will we reveal it in any other way to the outside world.

This website reserves the right to use “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes and they can make the World Wide Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of Cookies is normal practice and many websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. If you prefer you can set your browser to refuse cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Protecting Information

We strive to protect all personal information we receive online with appropriate safeguards and security measures. However, the Internet is not a secure medium and neither the privacy of your communications, nor that of visitors to this website, can be ensured. Accordingly, by visiting this website, you acknowledge and agree that the GSF website does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and that you do so at your own risk.

Providing Access and Maintaining Accuracy

We will provide access to the personal information we collect and retain about you and use all reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of your personal information.

Changes to this Statement

GSF will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect feedback. We will inform members when we have changed our policy. GSF also encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GSF is protecting your information.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or wish information about how to access any of your personal information held at the GSF website, please contact our executive officer.