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Privacy Policy

Any information Gulf Coast Midwest Energy Partners (GCMW) might collect about you at http://www.gcmwenergy.com, and the sub-domains thereof (the "Site" or "Website") is used to administer the Website and to provide information to Website visitors and GCMW investors about the Site's various services and tools, and to provide operations, financial and other news and information related to GCMW and its oil and gas operations and partnerships.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") applies to your use of the Website. This Privacy Policy does not govern GCMW's treatment of information it collects and receives about you other than through this Website, for example in connection with oil and gas investing and any other services provided to you by GCMW.

This Privacy Policy covers how GCMW treats information that GCMW may collect and receive about you via this Website, including the personal information we may collect through the various features, services, and software that we use to provide the Site to you.

How Does GCMW Collect and Use Information About You?

GCMW will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

The information learned from this Website's users will help GCMW provide an enhanced online experience for its investors. GCMW may track certain information about users (as further described below), including, but not limited to, the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider (e.g., AT & T). By having this information, Web pages optimized for a particular visitor's preferences can be automatically made available to that visitor. Other uses of this information may include review of the number of visitors to this Site as well other internal and administrative purposes.

Personally identifiable data (as further described below) about visitors to this Site may be collected by GCMW, for example, when users access certain documents, pages or features, submit a comment or question to us using a "contact us" or similar feature on our Website, or send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our Website.

We may use your personally identifiable information to send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about GCMW that we think might interest you.

GCMW sites (other than this Site), as well as any other third party sites linked to from this Site, may each have different privacy policies and practices. GCMW is not responsible for the information practices of non-GCMW sites, or channels or areas of this Site, that are operated by third parties. You should carefully review these other privacy policies in order to determine how each third party may use any personal information you provide.

Here are the types of information GCMW may gather and how this information would be used:

 

Website Usage Information

 

GCMW can receive and store certain types of website usage information whenever you interact with our Website. Here are the types of website usage information GCMW can gather and how it would be used.

Cookies

We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Web site and what you look at and download. They may store, for example, file names of documents downloaded as well as your username and/or password. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Website. Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies (technically known as Flash "local shared objects"). However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web site or certain areas or features of the Web site.

Clear GIFs

We may use "clear GIFs" (aka "Web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies, in the Website and/or in our communications with you, for example, to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a Web page or message.

IP Address and Clickstream Data

Our server may collect data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our Website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another site or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Website; the site you visit after this Website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Website or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We would use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.

Content displayed to you on the Site may be customized to your interests and preferences, based on your personal information and web site usage information, including (but not limited to) non-personally identifying information, which we may obtain from you or from other sources.

Any or all of these activities with regard to web site usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.

Does GCMW Ever Share Information with Other Parties?

Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties

GCMW will not disclose information about you to any other party except under the circumstances as described below, or as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy or required or permitted by law:

If you give us your consent, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties, but only pursuant to the terms of your consent.

GCMW may share limited information with its affiliates, service providers and other third parties that help to operate our business and this Website and deliver the services available on or through the Website.

GCMW may provide your information to trusted partners such as our banking institutions, etc. who work on behalf of or with GCMW and under confidentiality agreements. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

When GCMW believes it should, it will respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and to establish or exercise GCMW's legal rights or defend against legal claims.

GCMW may share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to GCMW's property or the physical safety of any person, violations of GCMW's terms of use or as otherwise allowed by law.

 

Security

 

GCMW will take steps to protect the security and integrity of all sensitive information provided to this Site. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password and any Website login or user ID information, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Site by you or any person or entity using your password, login or user ID, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you.

In the event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.

GCMW online services and applications are for the sole use of GCMW investors in managing their investments in GCMW oil and gas partnerships. If you choose to provide access to certain of your account data to third parties (for example, you forward your subscription documents to third parties) GCMW cannot be held responsible for any release of account or personal data that occurs as a result of such transmissions or access that you provide to others.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

GCMW will occasionally update this Privacy Policy at GCMW's sole discretion. Please check the Website frequently to see recent changes. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting thereof. Without limiting the foregoing, GCMW may occasionally notify you by email about changes to the Website and/or this Privacy Policy, or provide notices of such changes by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Website.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or the privacy practices of GCMW in connection with this Website, you may contact us at info@gcmwenergy.com.