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Monitoring Website Traffic

The GFMD monitors general trends in the use of its websites.

The GFMD uses the information to generate statistics and measure the website activity in order to improve the usefulness of the websites. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to GFMD if you register for one of GFMD's services.


Monitoring website traffic includes the use of cookies, small bits of code stored on your computer's hard drive. When you visit the websites, some information, such as the site that referred you to GFMD, your IP address, browser and the type of machine you are using, as well as navigational information such as the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits are collected.

You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the websites and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the websites.

Personal Information

The GFMD does not collect personal information, such as the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information of individual users, unless such information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by posting a comment, subscribing to a newsletter and registerig for a user account. In such event, GFMD will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was disclosed.

GFMD does not sell, distribute or rent personal information collected on its websites.

GFMD relies on online service providers for the provision of services, such as hosting services, website traffic analysis, electronic newsletters and online surveys. 

If you are purchasing goods or services on the website, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure online payment service provider, hosted outside GFMD. GFMD does not retain credit card information.

GFMD does not share personal information with any third party, unless it is related to the provision of services such as purchasing a publication, completing a survey or making a donation.

GFMD does not intend to either solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 years. Individuals under the age of 13, should not use or enter information on the website.