The German-American Project, Inc. (GAPI), is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of its interactive products and services. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment for consumers, and in particular, for kids and teens.

The GAPI privacy policy addresses what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.

Information About All GermanyinNYC Website (GNYC Website) Visitors
In general, our service automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the GNYC Website and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the site, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible.

For example, GNYC Website uses a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. GNYC Website cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your screen name or e-mail address is. We also may provide statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our GNYC Website partners about how our members, collectively, use GNYC Website. We do this so they too can understand how much people use their areas and our site in order for them to provide you with the best possible Web experience as well.

On-Site Advertising
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our website in order to serve relevant advertisements. Google's use of the DART cookie enables the service of advertisements to our users based on what pages and content you choose to view within our website. Google offers you the option of removing yourself from this service if you may choose. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Information About You
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service. We will need certain information -- such as name, Internet address or screen name, city, type of computer -- in order to provide that service to you. We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services about which you might be interested. You can choose not to receive such information if you don't want to by letting us know on the registration screen when you sign up for the product or service.

We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the GNYC Website or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside companies. But as we mention above, we may share with our Web site partners aggregated statistical "ratings" information about the use of the GNYC Website.

Special Attention to Kids
The German-American Project, Inc., takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We do not specifically collect information about children and believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage you to participate in your child's experience on the Internet.

GNYC Website Privacy Policy Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy for the GNYC Website, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.