Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of govmates, LLC (“govmates,” “our,” “us,” or “we”) regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information that we receive or collect from users of the govmates website and the services we offer through the govmates website (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy applies to only the information that you provide to us through the Services and does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.govmates.com

This published Privacy Policy is accurate, comprehensive, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible. If you are using the Services as a result of a separate written agreement between govmates and the entity with which you are associated, this Privacy Policy will not apply.

 

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via our online registration form, email or other direct contact from you. govmates will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

govmates uses information we collect to operate, maintain and provide you the features and functionality of the Services, to analyze how the Service is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as Services traffic and demographic patterns, and track data and users as necessary to comply with applicable laws.

By signing up, registering, or subscribing with govmates for the use of the Services, we may ask you for personally-identifiable information, which is information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”), such as: your name, company or organization name, title, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone numbers. If you contact us, we may also keep a record of that correspondence or communication, including any Personal Information it contains.

We may use cookies, tracking pixels, and other similar technologies to track your activity on our Services to enhance the functionality of our Services. Cookies are small data files that may convey anonymous information about how you browse the Services and a persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Services. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Services many not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons, action tags, or transparent GIF files) are also used to track online usage patterns. We do not connect any of this information with any of your Personal Information.

We may use your Personal Information to provide services to you and to:

  • facilitate the creation of and secure your account on our Services;
  • provide you with a personalized experience on our Services;
  • identify you as a user on our Services;
  • respond to your inquiries;
  • send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security, or support and maintenance advisories;
  • improve our Services and the quality of experience when you interact with our Services; and
  • communicate with you through periodic messages regarding new service features, offerings and services provided by our partners, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find relevant.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to make new introductions, provide you with information on new business development opportunities, inquire about the accuracy of the data you provided to us via email, registration form, or any other contact you may have had with any member of govmates, or changes to this privacy policy.

govmates may share your Personal Information with other third parties for the purpose of providing the Service to you, provided we will contractually require such service providers to use that Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

govmates may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect govmates’ rights or property.

We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users, including Personal Information, to a third-party in connection with or in the event of any corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfers, or other disposition of all or any portion of govmates’ business, assets, or stock (including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding).

We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, statistical, and other non-personally identifiable information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and other purposes. Any aggregated and statistical information shared in these contexts will not contain Personal Information or individual sequence samples.

If you decide to invite a third party to create an account, we will collect your and the third party’s names and e-mail addresses in order to send an e-mail and follow up with the third party. We rely upon you to obtain whatever consents from the third party that may be required by law to allow us to access and upload the third party’s names and e-mail addresses as required above. You or the third party may contact us at matchmaker@govmates.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

 Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information through the Services, in which case govmates may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update, correct or delete your account information at any time by logging in to your account or by contacting us. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, please contact us at matchmaker@govmates.com with a request that we delete your Personal Information from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Unless you tell us otherwise by “opting out”, govmates may also contact you regarding products and services you use or that may be of interest to you. You can exercise your right to prevent such contact by contacting us at matchmaker@govmates.com. You may not, however, opt out of necessary service or account maintenance notices or other administrative and transactional notices. govmates reserves the right to delete a profile for any reason.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via matchmaker@govmates.com or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

Security

We maintain reasonable precautions to protect the security, integrity, and privacy of your Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We utilize commercially accepted security equipment, techniques, third party service providers, and procedures to control, monitor and record access to any facility containing Information. No security technology or procedures, however, can protect against 100% of all possible attacks and you acknowledge this fact by your use or continued use of the Services. Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not use or intentionally disclose any Personal Information about you to any unaffiliated third parties without your consent. 

 

We will use Personal Information only in ways that are relevant and compatible with the purpose for which that information was collected or provided to us. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all data collected, processed and/or stored is protected from destruction, corruption, or use in a manner inconsistent with the purpose for which it received the information.

 

Updates

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as privacy and security practices evolve. Notice will be provided on the Services of any major changes govmates makes to this Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of Personal Information. Small changes and changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time without notification. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Services. Use of the Services following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy then in effect.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at matchmaker@govmates.com