Last Updated: January 29, 2021
Personal Information We Collect
When you visit the Website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Website, and information about how you interact with the Website. We refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Website, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Website.
Additionally, when you provide membership information through our form, we collect certain information from you, including your name, email, telephone number, graduation year, major(s)/minor(s), university you attend, interested industries, and other interests. We refer to this information as “Account Information.”
Use of Personal Information
We use Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risks and fraud, and more generally to improve and optimize our Website (for example, by generating analytics about how our users browse and interact with each Website, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
We use the Account Information that we collect to generally to run the Website and communicate with you, such as sending you information on upcoming events, meetings, and workshops, responding to customer service requests, and sending you our marketing communications.
We may use information you provide us through emails, comments, surveys, in response to polls, or through any other user-generated submission for editorial purposes (“UGC”), and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online on any of our Websites. Please be advised that by publishing, uploading or otherwise submitting UGC to us, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), transmit, and distribute such UGC for any purpose on or in connection with the Website. If you provide us with personal anecdotes that include Personal Information, such anecdotes may be attributed to you. You agree that any UGC you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us UGC for which you own or control the rights.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We may share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information for business reasons, as described above (e.g. MailChimp to send emails).
We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties for any reason including marketing purposes.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Do Not Track
Please note that we do not alter our Website’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
We will maintain your Personal Information for as long as needed in order to perform the purposes for which such Personal Information was collected. You may request at any time to access or update your Personal Information, or that we delete any of your Personal Information stored by us, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following any such request, we will take all reasonable steps to provide, modify or delete your Personal Information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Website and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Website does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have gathered Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, California residents have the right to request, once a year, whether we have shared their personal information with other companies for those companies’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To request a copy of our information disclosure, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any Website where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to email@example.com. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
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Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.