Being part of GLOBIANA means sharing information about yourself with other users, communicating with them, as well as working privately on your own.

Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this policy or as required by law.
  • We do not share any information you have not chosen to display on your profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GLOBIANA, its Users, and the public.
  • All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by means of a notice on our home page so that you may access and review the changes to this document in advance of your continued use of the service. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. By continuing to use the GLOBIANA service after notice of changes has been sent to you or published on the GLOBIANA website, you are consenting to the changes.

What GLOBIANA’S Privacy Policy Covers

Information Collected

GLOBIANA makes features and functionality available through our website.  By joining GLOBIANA, you voluntarily and willingly provide GLOBIANA, certain information, including personally identifiable information, which we collect in order to provide the Services. If you have any hesitation about providing information to us and/or having your information displayed on the GLOBIANA website or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a member of the GLOBIANAn community; and, if you are already a member, you should close your account.

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

Customer Service

We collect information when you interact with GLOBIANA’S website in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.

Using the GLOBIANA Site and Applications

We receive information when you interact with and use the GLOBIANA website.  For example, we know when you click on ads, upload your address book, join groups, participate in polls, install a GLOBIANA mobile application, share articles on GLOBIANA, etc.

Using Third Party Services and Visiting Third Party Sites

We receive information when you use your GLOBIANA account to log in or authenticate to a third-party website or application.


Like most websites, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on GLOBIANA, as well as to deliver GLOBIANA and third-party advertising to Users both on and off the GLOBIANA site. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the GLOBIANA website using the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use GLOBIANA. One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your GLOBIANA account. The next time you visit the GLOBIANA website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the Services. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number) or to send a message to another User, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the GLOBIANA website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the Services to our Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g., your industry or geography, career field, or information about your professional or educational background) for the enhancement of your user experience by providing more relevant advertising. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Advertising and Web Beacons

To support the Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads both on and off the site using ad networks. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms.

We target ads to Users based on general profile categories or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a User’s profile in addition to a User’s use of GLOBIANA.

We use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags, and cookies to more effectively serve ads to our Users on and off GLOBIANA through ad networks, as well as to collect anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your web browser requests advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

Log files, IP Addresses and information about your computer and mobile device

Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the GLOBIANA website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave GLOBIANA. Additionally, advertisers receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on GLOBIANA. GLOBIANA also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing GLOBIANA using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. GLOBIANA may also receive location data passed to it from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have enabled.

Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You

You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to GLOBIANA. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting us as indicated below.  Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.

Data Retention

Globiana will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.

Uses of Personal Information

Consent to GLOBIANA Processing Information About You

The information you provide to GLOBIANA may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, and other aspects of your life. By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your GLOBIANA profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy User Agreement that allow GLOBIANA to process information about you. Supplying information to GLOBIANA, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part.

GLOBIANA Communications

We will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the GLOBIANA website, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information.

Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from GLOBIANA. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).

User Communications

Many communications you initiate through GLOBIANA will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network, but will not list the people to whom you’re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the GLOBIANA website, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information.

Customized Content

We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom GLOBIANA offers combined services) to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account, we will display the names of new Users who have recently joined your network or recent status updates from your connections.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

GLOBIANA takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this policy. We will also not share other personal information not published to your profile or generated through engagement with other GLOBIANA services without your explicit consent or to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) unless, disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to: (1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a User, individual, or government agency; (4) respond to customer service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GLOBIANA, our Users or the public.

Content distributed through GLOBIANA’s sharing features and third party integrations may result in displaying some of your information outside of GLOBIANA.

We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on GLOBIANA.

Polls and Surveys

Polls and Surveys may be conducted by GLOBIANA, or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the GLOBIANA website. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.

We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.

Advertising and Endorsements on Globiana

In order to deliver relevant and valuable ads to you and your network, GLOBIANA may use your name and profile photo in connection with social advertising based on content shared on GLOBIANA. This advertising may include the fact that you have recommended or endorsed a product or service on GLOBIANA, joined Groups or conversations, established or added content to your profile, etc., and will only be displayed to your GLOBIANA network.

Compliance with Legal Process

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a GLOBIANA User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if GLOBIANA has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of GLOBIANA, our Users, employees, or others.

Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of GLOBIANA

We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of GLOBIANA, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which GLOBIANA transfers or sells GLOBIANA’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.

Your Obligations

As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as GLOBIANA:

  • You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and User Agreement. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs).
  • You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of LinkedIn and its community of Users.
  • You must not provide to GLOBIANA and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
  • You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.

Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of GLOBIANA.

Important information

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that GLOBIANA has about you and your account.

Using the GLOBIANA Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.


Because the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GLOBIANA. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.