Legal Disclaimer


GF Consulting ServicesLegal Disclaimer

This website has been prepared solely for the purpose or providing information about GF Consulting Services and the services and products it offers. This website has been compiled in good faith by GF Consulting Services. However, no representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information it contains. The information contained in this Web site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions, errors, mistakes or inaccuracies in information contained in this site. Accordingly, the information on this site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a GF Consulting Services professional. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site has been obtained from reliable sources, GF Consulting Services is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will GF Consulting Services, its related partnerships or corporations, or the partners, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in the Web site connect to other sites maintained by third parties that may or may not be presented within a frame on the Web site. GF Consulting Services has not verified the contents of such third party sites and does not endorse, warrant, promote or recommend any services or products that may be provided or accessed through them or any person or body which may provide them. GF Consulting Services has not issued or caused to be issued any advertisements which may appear on these Web sites.

Internet privacy policy

The data controller collecting the data described herein is GF Consulting Services. Personal data collected by GF Consulting Services may be transferred to other individual GF Consulting Services' firms, which are member firms of the worldwide GF Consulting Services organization, where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which the visitor has submitted the information. By submitting data on GF Consulting Services' Web site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected on the Web site for the fulfillment of their voluntary requests.

Data collection

We collect only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to GF Consulting Services' Web site. GF Consulting Services receives limited identifiable information, such as name, Title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers, from Web site visitors. Typically, identifying information is collected to:
• Register for certain areas of the site
• Inquire for further information
• Distribute requested reference materials
• Submit resumes
Demographic information, including gender and occupation, is not actively sought, but may be submitted when a visitor responds to an online job application. It is GF Consulting Services' policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor's request. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the Web site visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.
Although most publications are provided as downloads, visitors may also have the opportunity to purchase GF Consulting Services' publications either online, by calling toll free numbers, or by faxing order forms to our fulfillment houses. We will collect order information and a customer's credit card information, where applicable, in order to facilitate shipment and payment for the publication.
Visitors are also able to send email through the site. Their messages will contain the user's screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message. Because we use the Web site as a recruiting tool, a visit to the Web site may also result in the user sending a resume to an individual within GF Consulting Services.
GF Consulting Services' intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our Web site unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, GF Consulting Services accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

Use of data

A user may choose to provide personal information in the following examples:
• Order publications
• Submit resumes or work history information
• Participate in "join our mailing list" initiatives
• Participate in bulletin boards, discussion or message forums
• Contact us for further information
• Enter Quick Surveys, Quiz's or Benchmarking Surveys
• Register for events and conferences
• Register for premium online services
If you would like to find out more about the different categories of information collected, please review the data collection section.
Information attained by the site is used only for the intended purpose stated at the time that the information is collected. This data is not shared with other entities in the network for secondary or unrelated purposes, or shared with a third party, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand.
GF Consulting Services makes every practical effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. If a visitor believes the site has collected excessive information, we encourage the visitor to contact us at to raise any concerns.
Except for the mailing list initiative described above, where visitors explicitly choose to receive specific GF Consulting Services' marketing or other materials, GF Consulting Services will not use personal data collected from our Web sites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Third parties

It is GF Consulting Services' policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:
• As required by law through subpoena, search warrant or other legal process
• When explicitly requested by a visitor
• When required to deliver publications or reference materials requested by a visitor
• When required to facilitate conferences or events hosted by a third party
GF Consulting Services' policy is to disclose information to third parties upon visitors submitting their requests (e.g. when ordering a publication, we display the party fulfilling the order).
Cookies and log files
Cookies may be used on some pages of our site. "Cookies" are small text files placed on your hard drive that assists us in providing a more customized Web site experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. It is GF Consulting Services' policy to use cookies to make navigation of our Web sites easier for visitors and to facilitate efficient registration procedures.
If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our Web sites.
In order to properly manage our Web site we may anonymously log information on our operational systems, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmasters. This is to ensure that our Web site presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Third party links

There are several places throughout GF Consulting Services website that may link to other Web sites that do not operate under GF Consulting Services privacy practices. When you link to other Web sites, GF Consulting Services' privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site's privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.
Data retention
Some of the information we receive is not retained. For example, we usually do not keep mailing addresses for white papers. Contact information about visitors (such as information generated though registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that we delete that information. Mailing list information, discussion posts and email are kept for only the period of time considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor's requests. Resumes are disposed of when they are either no longer under consideration, or are considered dated by our Human Resources departments.

Personal Data Changes

As a policy, visitors are not required to register to gain access to areas of the GF Consulting Services Web sites. In certain cases in the future, as your GF Consulting Services Web site experience expands, we may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user-id and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services on premium Web sites. Personally identifiable information provided to GF Consulting Services through its Web site is provided voluntarily by visitors. Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate Web site area or in communications to our visitors; or a visitor may contact the webmaster of the appropriate site


GF Consulting Services has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. All GF Consulting Services employees follow a network-wide security policy. Only authorized GF Consulting Services personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. GF Consulting Services' policy is to use secure socket layer technology and/or a specialized /professional credit card processing company (eg., for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms. This policy is also required for any fulfillment agents of our firms.


Each visitor has the right of access to personal data they have submitted through the Web sites to GF Consulting Services.
User updates of information should be handled by going back through the registration process. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to GF Consulting Services through its Web site, or requests to have outdated information removed, should be directed to: GF Consulting Services is committed to providing reasonable and practical access to visitors to allow them the opportunity to identify and correct any inaccuracies. When requested and practical, GF Consulting Services will delete identifying information from current operational systems.
When personally identifiable information is retained, GF Consulting Services assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. GF Consulting Services does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if GF Consulting Services is informed that any personal data collected through a Web site is no longer accurate, GF Consulting Services will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.


GF Consulting Services reserves the right to modify or amend this Statement at any time.


GF Consulting Services
5868 Westheimer 422
Houston Texas 77057