What Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used
In general, you can visit our Site without providing us with any Personal Information. However, to use certain features of our Site, such as our mailing lists, you must provide us with information such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number. We generally collect this information on our registration forms when you sign up to receive services from or optionally participate in certain aspects of our Site. We may also collect information from optional online surveys. We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age, and reserve the right to reject any Personal Information submitted by, and refuse certain services or access to certain Site features to, anyone known to us to be under 18 years of age.
We collect IP addresses, browser types and anonymous demographic information (such as ZIP codes), and may use this data for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends. Anonymous demographic information may be shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis.[j2]
We use Personal Information you provide to us to provide you with information about us and some of our partners and third party companies in which you have expressed an interest, and to contact you when necessary.[j3]
Our Site may use a cookie, a small data file stored on your computer, to customize portions of our site to your preferences. The cookie by itself doesn't tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or anything else personal. If you choose to set your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may have limited access to some of the areas and functionalities of our website.[j4]
If at any time you wish to stop receiving correspondence for which you have previously registered, simply follow the unsubscribe directions in our correspondence to you. In addition, you may request removal of your Personal Information from our database at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail to Garment District Alliance, 209 West 38th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10018.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
In some cases, and only with your advance permission, we will share Personal Information with third party companies who may offer products or services in which we believe you may be interested. We may also share Personal Information with third parties with whom we partner to co-promote and administer contests on our website.[j5]
Additionally, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law and where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or our website.
As a service to you, our website may contain banner advertisements and links to other third party websites. By clicking on an advertisement or other link, you will be redirected off our website and onto third party websites. This Policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.[j6]
Limited Right of Use/Ownership of Content
The contents of the Site are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of its users. All materials published on the Site (the "Content") are protected by copyright, trademark and all other applicable intellectual property laws, and are owned or controlled by the GDA or the other party credited as the provider of such Content.
We reserve the right to republish any material contributed by our website users. By posting a message in any public area of the Site or submitting any correspondence to us, you expressly grant us a global nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, sell, disclose, distribute or use such material for any purpose whatsoever. You hereby further grant us the global nonexclusive right to use any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in such materials for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, you hereby waive any and all moral rights you may have in any such materials. Further, you hereby authorize us to edit and otherwise modify any such material prior to our use, publication, distribution, sale, reproduction or disclosure thereof. All such material will be deemed to be provided to us on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis. Material that is copyright protected may not be submitted without permission from the copyright owner, and you are solely responsible for the failure to obtain any such permission.
Modifications to the Site
We reserve the right from time to time to make modifications and changes to the Site, including but not limited to discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, any service offered by us or through the Site, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any other party for any changes and modifications to the Site.
Your Representations and Warranties
Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that:
Your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The services and information provided through the Site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
We make no warranty that any information or service provided through the site will (i) meet any of your requirements, (ii) be timely, secure, uninterrupted or free from error or omission, (iii) provide results or information that will be useful, accurate or reliable nor that any errors in the operation of the site, including the operation of any software, will be corrected.
GDA hereby expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content and policies of any third party website which may be linked to on the site. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the site is done at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any component connected thereto, or loss of data that results from the download (intentional or otherwise) of any such material.
You expressly understand and agree that the GDA and the City of New York shall not be liable to you for any damages arising out of or related to your use of the site or the services and information provided through the site, whether such damages are direct, indirect, incidental or otherwise, including but not limited to lost profits, lost savings, lost opportunity, lost sales, loss of good will or reputation, or any other intangible loss, and whether arising under theories of contract, tort or otherwise, and regardless of whether the GDA and the City of New York has been advised of the possibilities of such losses.