Privacy Policy



This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting our website, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.


GlobalRisk Community knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. GlobalRisk Community has created this privacy statement (“Statement”) in order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

By accessing the GlobalRisk Community website at, including all related pages (“Site”), including any subscription based features or services offered by GlobalRisk Community through the Site you are accepting the practices outlined in this Statement.


What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Statement covers GlobalRisk Community’s collection and use of personal information that GlobalRisk Community gathers when you are on the Site and when you use the Service.

This Statement does not apply to the practices of third parties that GlobalRisk Community does not own or control, or to individuals that GlobalRisk Community does not employ or manage.

You should know:

  • We collect limited account information and store and maintain your account and profile information on servers of Ning Inc.

  • We will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for marketing purposes except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission or under the following circumstances:

    • We may share general information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with under confidentiality agreements. General information may be used to help us  communicate offers to you from and our marketing partners. Our partners do not have any independent right to share this general information and any offers will include a URL and email address where you can unsubscribe from future mailings.

    • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

    • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

   GlobalRisk Community adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by US Department of Commerce (“Safe Harbor Principles”) with respect to Customer Data that we receive from our customers and other business partners in the European Economic Area.

What Personal Information About Customers Does GlobalRisk Community Collect?

Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. We collect the following types of information from our customers:

Account information. When you register with, we will request some personal information, including your first and last name, email address, and password to create your account. Your password will be maintained on Ning's system in an encrypted form.


Automatic Information:


We automatically collect usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Site and use of components of our Service. We may use this information to provide research, advice and information including, without limitation, for benchmarking purposes. This data is only used in the aggregate. This type of collective data also enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Service so we can make the Service appealing to as many customers as possible. In addition, we may provide statistical information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our Site and Service. We may share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use areas of our Site and our Service, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal experience.


E-mail Communications:

We may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from GlobalRisk Community if your computer supports this type of program, in order to help us make e-mails more interesting and helpful. We may also send out emails with information regarding GlobalRisk Community or our partners including promotions and events. Customers can always opt out of being contacted by us either by clicking on unsubscribe link in an e-mail message or by sending an email to


Information from Other Sources:

For purposes such as improving personalization of our Service, we may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. GlobalRisk Community employs cookies in order for its server to recognize a return visitor as a unique user.

View the list of cookies we use here:

Will GlobalRisk Community share any of the Information it receives?

Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone. We share your personal information only with entities that are controlled or controlled by or under common control of GlobalRisk Community, and as described below:

Affiliated Business We Do Not Control:

We are affiliated or partnered with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses operate within the Service or through the Site. In other situations, GlobalRisk Community markets or sells products or services jointly with affiliated businesses. We will plainly disclose any program where we intend to share your information with an affiliated business, and give you the opportunity to decline to supply customer information or to opt out of such sharing.


We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and may need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples may include removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. We may also provide your personal information to agents who will use it to verify aggregate usage data that we provide to our partners. In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to GlobalRisk Community’s privacy and customer data handling policies.

Business Transfers:

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets or businesses. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if GlobalRisk Community, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, customer information would be one of the assets that are transferred.

Protection of GlobalRisk Community and Others:

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of GlobalRisk Community, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent:

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties.

Is Information About Me Secure?

All customer information collected and stored by GlobalRisk Community is maintained in a secure corporate data center and/or otherwise subject to best practices access protection. Only employees who need customer information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

How can I correct or remove information about me?

If you feel that any personal information about you that has been collected and stored by GlobalRisk Community might be wrong, or you would like for us to remove you from our systems, please notify us at so that we may correct or delete the information.

What Choices Do I Have?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to make a purchase or take advantage of certain GlobalRisk Community features.

You are able to add or update certain information as described in the “How can I correct or remove information about Me” section above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

Can Children Use GlobalRisk Community’s services?

Our site and the use of services made available through GlobalRisk Community are not intended for children under the age of 13. GlobalRisk Community does not knowingly or specifically collect information about children under the age of 13 and believes that children of any age should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal information. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected such information through our website, please notify us at so that we may immediately delete the information from our servers.

How GlobalRisk Community and other users can use your content. By signing up to our community, you grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, perpetual, unlimited, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce,  prepare derivative works of (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content for the purposes of operating and providing the Service(s) to you and to our other Users. In addition we may improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to us, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques or data to the services without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict GlobalRisk Community’s rights under separate licenses to User Content. Please remember that our service is a public platform, and that other Users may search for, see, us, any User Content that you make publicly available through the Service.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit the GlobalRisk Community Site, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of law of the Netherlands.



This section applies if you are located in the EU.

  1. In accordance with applicable privacy law, you have the following rights in respect of your personal information that we hold:
  2. Right of access and portability. The right to obtain access to and to receive your personal information.
  3. Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal information without undue delay where that personal information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal information without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
  5. Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the personal information is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal information.
  6. Right to object. The right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal information, and to object to processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, to the extent it is related to such direct marketing.
  7. If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy.
  8. You also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available at


Third Party Sites

The Service may permit you to link to other websites on the Internet, and other websites may contain links to the GlobalRisk Community site. These other websites are not under GlobalRisk Community control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by GlobalRisk Community of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the GlobalRisk Community site are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and GlobalRisk Community is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GlobalRisk Community may amend this Privacy Policy. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you by posting the revised notice on our Site or sending you an email so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at GlobalRisk Community site, please email Your privacy is important to us and we will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

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  • There's no way I can unsubscribe. This is crazy. Make it easy! Looks like a scam.
    • Michele,
      Thanks for being a long time member of our community.
      I'm very sorry that you would like to unsubscribe. Because we are a social network and not just a mailing list, we can't just unsubscribe you.

      To be able to update your settings, unsubscribe from our emails or leave the community altogether, please sign in to your profile at and make changes. You can adjust your email settings or leave the community.

      This is a similar procedure you would do if you wanted to leave Facebook or Linkedin.

      If you rather prefer that we will put your account into "suspended status", please let me know by replying to this message and I will do it for you.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.
      With kind regards.
      The world's premier online risk management resource, forum and platform
  • Unsubscribe me, way too many emails
    • Geoffrey,
      Thanks for being a long time member of our community.
      I'm very sorry that you would like to unsubscribe. Because we are a social network and not just a mailing list, we can't just unsubscribe you.

      To be able to update your settings, unsubscribe from our emails or leave the community altogether, please sign in to your profile at and make changes in the settings.

      This is a similar procedure you would do if you wanted to leave Facebook or Linkedin.

      If you rather prefer that we will put your account into "suspended status", please let me know and I will do it for you.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.
      With kind regards.
      The world's premier online risk management resource, forum and platform
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