Privacy Policy

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The website and its content is owned by Government Contracting Academy (“Company”, “we”, or “us”). The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of (“Website”).

This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, process, and distribute the information you provide to us, including your personal data (as defined below) used to access this website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this privacy policy. The use of information and data collected through our website shall be limited to the purposes under this privacy policy, and also our terms of use if you are a client or customer.

Please read this privacy policy carefully. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy on the website at any time without notice.

In the event of a material change, we will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website.

By using our website or its content, you consent to this privacy policy, whether or not you have read it.

This statement applies solely to information collected at our website.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

We collect this information and personal data from you so that we can provide you with a positive experience when utilizing our website and content. For example, on some pages, you can make requests, and register, subscribe, or opt in to receive materials. For these requests, the types of personal information collected at these pages are: first and last name, email address, and/or phone number. We will only collect the minimum amount of information necessary for us to fulfill our obligation to you.

We may collect:

  • A first and last name, and/or email address so we can deliver our newsletter to you. You would be affirmatively consenting to this by providing this to us in our registration/subscription, and/or opt in form.
  • A first and last name, email address, and/or phone number if you complete our contact form with a question or request. We may send you marketing emails with either your consent or if we believe we have a legitimate interest to contact you based on your contact, question, or request.
  • Billing information including first and last name, billing address, company, country, phone, email address, and credit card information so that we can process payment to deliver our services to you under our contractual obligation.

Please note that the information above (“Personal Data”) that you give to us is voluntarily, and by you providing this information to us you give consent for us to use, collect, and process your personal data. You are welcome to opt out or request for us to delete your personal data at any point by contacting If you choose not to provide us with certain personal data, you may not be able to participate in certain aspects of our website or content.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Anonymous Data Collection and Use

To maintain our website’s high quality, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the website by identifying which areas of the website are most heavily used, and to display content according to your preferences. Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the internet. This is essentially “traffic data” which cannot personally identify you, but is helpful to us for marketing purposes and for improving our services. Traffic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Involuntary information is collected including IP address, click-through statistics, and referring URLs on your visit.

Use of “Cookies”

We do employ cookies. A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. We use cookies that enable Government Contracting Academy to track affiliate referral sales made by our users. Our cookies do not have an expiration date. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.

We may also use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data-capture mechanism on our website other than cookies. You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on our website and some features may not work as intended.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

User Account

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What We Do with Information We Collect

Contact You

We may contact you with information that you provide to us based on these lawful grounds for processing:

  • Consent
    We may contact you if you give us your clear, unambiguous, affirmative consent to contact you.
  • Contract
    We will contact you under our contractual obligation to deliver goods or services you purchase from us.
  • Legitimate Interest. We may contact you if we feel you have a legitimate interest in hearing from us. For example, we may send you marketing emails based on your interest. You will always have the option to opt out of any of our emails.

Process Payments

We will use the personal data you give to us in order to process your payment for the purchase of goods or services under a contract. We only use third party payment processors that take the utmost care in securing data and comply with the GDPR.

Targeted Social Media Advertisements

We may use the data you provide to use to run social media advertisements and/or create look-alike audiences for advertisements.

Share with Third Parties

We may share your information with trusted third parties such as our newsletter provider in order to contact you via email, our merchant accounts to process payments, and/or Google / social media accounts in order to run advertisements and our affiliates.

Viewing by Others

Note that whenever you voluntarily make your personal data available for viewing by others online through this website or its content, it may be seen, collected, and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., sharing a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that we manage, sharing details in a complimentary consultation session, etc.)

Submission, Storage, Sharing and Transferring of Personal Data

Personal data that you provide to us is stored internally or through a data management system. Your personal data will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage, or store that information, or who have a legitimate need to know such data (i.e., our hosting provider, newsletter provider, payment processors, or team members).

It is important to note that we may transfer data internationally. For users in the European Union, please be aware that we transfer Personal Data outside of the European Union. By using our website and providing us with your personal data, you consent to these transfers in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data Retention

We retain your personal data for the minimum amount of time necessary to provide you with the information and/or services that you requested from us.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We may include certain personal data for longer periods of time if necessary for legal, contractual, and accounting obligations.


We aim to keep the personal data that you share with us confidential. Please note that we may disclose such information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that: (1) such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users or licensees, (2) to act as immediately necessary in order to protect the personal safety or rights of our users or the public, or (3) to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this privacy policy or of our disclaimer, terms and conditions, or any other terms of use or agreement with us.


To use certain features of the website or its content, you may need a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and you are responsible for all activities, whether by you or by others, that occur under your username or password and within your account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password, or account information. If you share your username and password with others, they may be able to obtain access to your personal data at your own risk. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized or improper use of your username or password or any other breach of security. To help protect against unauthorized or improper use, make sure that you log out at the end of each session requiring your username and password. We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password(s) private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your consent, except as necessary when the law requires it or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, particularly when disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with our rights or property.

Return Email Addresses

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. You can register with our website if you would like to receive our email newsletter as well as filling out our contact us form to receive a complimentary consultation session or to find out more about our services.

Affiliate Links to Other Websites

We offer links to other websites we are an affiliate for. You should be aware when clicking on links to other websites that their privacy standards may differ from ours and we strongly encourage you to read their privacy policies. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

How You Can Access, Update, or Delete Your Information and/or Personal Data:

You have the right to:

  1. Request information about how your personal data is being used and request a copy of what personal data we use.
  2. Restrict processing if you think the personal data is not accurate, unlawful, or no longer needed.
  3. Rectify or erase personal data and receive confirmation of the rectification or erasure (You have the “right to be forgotten”).
  4. Withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your personal data.
  5. Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel we are using your personal data unlawfully.
  6. Receive personal data portability and transference to another controller without our hinderance.
  7. Object to our use of your personal data.
  8. Not be subject to an automated decision based solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which legally or significantly affects you.
  9. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  10. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
  11. Send any and all such requests via support ticket by filling out our contact us form.
  12. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


You may unsubscribe from our e-newsletter or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all newsletter email communications. If you have questions or you experience problems unsubscribing, please contact us at

Data Security

To protect the personal data you provide to us from misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercial reasonable steps, including SSL encryption to protect the input of any personal identifiable information. We only share your personal data with trusted third parties who use the same level of care in processing your personal data. That being said, we cannot guarantee that your personal data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.

Anti-Spam Policy

We have a no spam policy and provide you with the ability to opt out of our communications by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-newsletter emails. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. We will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Third Party Websites

We may link to other websites on our website. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of any other individual, company or entity whose website or materials may be linked to our website or its content, and thus we cannot be held liable for the privacy of the information on their website or that you voluntarily share with their website. Please review their privacy policies for guidelines as to how they respectively store, use, and protect the privacy of your personal data.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age in compliance with COPPA (children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the EU). Our website and its content is directed to individuals who are at least 18 years old or older.

Notification of Changes

We may use your personal data, such as your contact information, to inform you of changes to the website or its content, or, if requested, to send you additional information about us. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise alter our website, its content, and this privacy policy at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting our updated privacy policy. Please review this privacy policy periodically. Continued use of any of information obtained through or on the website or its content following the posting of changes and/or modifications constituted acceptance of the revised privacy policy. Should there be a material change to our privacy policy, we will contact you via email or by a prominent note on our website.

Where We Send your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data Controller and Processors

We are the data controllers as we collect and use your personal data. We use trusted third parties as our data processors for technical and organizational purposes, including for payments and email marketing. We use reasonable efforts to make sure our data processors are GDPR-compliant.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please email at or contact us at Government Contracting Academy, 6841 Elm Street  #571, Mclean, VA  22101.