Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Online Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to us, at Gaysi Family. Our goal is to provide you with a
personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources,
and perhaps services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy
Statement has been written to describe the conditions under which this blog is being
made available to you. The Privacy Statement discusses, among other things, how
data obtained during your visit to this blog may be collected and used. We strongly
recommend that you read the Privacy Statement carefully. By using this blog, you
agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not accept
the terms of the Privacy Statement, you are directed to discontinue accessing or
otherwise using the blog or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied, by
all means contact us at; otherwise, your only recourse is
to disconnect from this space and refrain from visiting us in the future.

The process of maintaining a blog is an evolving one, and we may decide at some
point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy
Statement. Your use of the blog, or materials obtained from the blog, indicates
your assent to the Privacy Statement at the time of such use. The effective Privacy
Statement will be posted on the blog, and you should check upon every visit for any

Sites Covered by this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to the entire blog, domains, forums, and registries
maintained by Gaysi Family.

Children’s Privacy

Gaysi Family is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we
encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online
activities and interests. We do not intentionally collect information from children
under the age of 13, and Gaysi Family does not target its web site to children.

Links to Third Party Web Sites

Gaysi Family (blog) may provide links to third-party web sites for the convenience
of our users. If you access those links, you will leave our blog. Gaysi Family does
not control these third-party web sites and cannot represent that their policies and
practices will be consistent with this Privacy Statement. For example, other web sites
may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that
described in this document. Therefore, you should use other web sites with caution,
and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of
any web site before submitting personal information.


Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not
directly associated with a specific personal identity. Gaysi Family may collect and
analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our blog.

Aggregate Information

Gaysi Family may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your
computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a
specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just
before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically
assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when
you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create
aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of
system administration.

Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from the web site, Gaysi Family may
store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. Gaysi Family Forum
may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’
movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for
other business purposes.


Our site may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer.
Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your
computer. Gaysi Family (blog) can then read the cookies whenever you visit our
blog. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so
you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific
to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use
the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to our site
is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.

Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your
browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the
choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all
cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences
of our blog may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of Gaysi
Forum’s services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to
re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to
reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not
link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information
without your permission.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal
identity. Gaysi Forum uses personal information to better understand your needs
and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of Gaysi Forum
web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists,
participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback,
submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or
join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you
provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail
address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

Members-Only Web Site

Information you provide on Gaysi Forum’s membership application is used to create
a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of Gaysi Forum’s
individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information
may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and
facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among Gaysi
Forum’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact
information to send unsolicited commercial or personal correspondence. Gaysi
Forum’s members automatically are added to Gaysi Forum’s member mailing lists.
From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/
or other organizations that provide additional benefits to Gaysi Forum’s members.
By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you
expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for
these purposes.


Gaysi Forum may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about
Gaysi Forum’s web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to
improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

Gaysi Forum may use personal information to provide services that support the
activities of Gaysi Forum’s members and their collaboration on Gaysi Forum’s
standards and projects. When accessing Gaysi Forum’s members-only web pages,
your personal user information may be tracked by Gaysi Forum in order to support
collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between

Information Sharing

Gaysi Family does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists
of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially
reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, Gaysi Family
reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which
Gaysi Family may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order
to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the
right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we
reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably
believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please
be aware that in certain circumstances, Gaysi Family may be obligated to release
your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas,
warrants, or other orders.

If you are a registered member of Gaysi Forum, you should be aware that some
items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the
public. Gaysi Forum’s member database may retain information about your name, e-
mail address, website url (if any), and such other personal address and identifying
data as you choose to supply. That data may be generally visible to other of
Gaysi Forum’s members and to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other
information you may supply also may be associated in Gaysi Forum’s publicly
accessible records with Gaysi Forum’s various committees, working groups, and

similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-
posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents
generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with
message content, in the permanent archives of Gaysi Forum’s e-mail lists, which also
may be public.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you
disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and
news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and
use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise
caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public
Forums such as these.

Given the international scope of Gaysi Forum, personal information may be visible
to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that
your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an
adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this
privacy statement is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by Gaysi Family,
please do not visit Gaysi Family blog & or apply for Forum membership.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

Gaysi Family is committed to keeping the personal information of our members
accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed.
In order to do this, please email us a request at We may
provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them
to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and
security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and
password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of
Gaysi Family’s blog/forum may limit access to specific individuals through the use of
passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a
members-only resource is being accessed.


Gaysi Family makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the web
site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server,
however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting
personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this
one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services
such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such
as your name, affiliation, and email address will be visible to other Gaysi Family’s
members and to the public. Gaysi Family assumes no liability for the interception,
alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for
maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use
access this web site and provide personal information.

Opting Out

From time to time Gaysi Family may email you electronic newsletters,
announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or

all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided
within the electronic newsletters and announcements.

Contacting Us

Questions about this Privacy Statement can be directed to