Information You Provide to Us
You may be asked to provide certain contact information and answers to other survey questions in connection with your requesting additional information about, or applying for admission to the programs described on this site. We are collecting this data for purposes of communicating with you regarding these programs and other related programs that we believe may be of interest to you. Specifically, this information may include your name, email address, phone number, postal address, survey responses, comments, bio descriptions, photograph and other information you choose to provide to us.
Information We Collect Through Your Use of Our Website
As you navigate through this site, certain information may be passively collected (i.e., gathered without you actively providing information) using various technologies and means. Our systems may automatically gather information about the areas you visit on this site and collect operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer, operating systems, geolocation, and internet service providers. Like most web sites, we and our service providers (including advertising providers) may track IP addresses during your visit and may also use session, persistent and flash cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and other successor technologies. We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your computer or mobile device, either continuously or while you are using the Website, to provide location-based services. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
Your web browser may include settings which allow you to manage or block cookies and other related technologies. We and our service providers may also use this information for operations purposes, including improving products and services, optimizing our website and displaying relevant advertising. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Website. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Data From Social Networks
User information from social networking sites, such as Apple’s Game Center, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc., including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks. This information may also include the contact information of anyone you invite to use and/or join the Website. The information we obtain from these services often depends on your settings or the applicable provider's privacy policies, so please check these policies before granting us access. If you give us permission to access this information, we will use it for the purposes described in this privacy notice.
We may use the information we collect from and about you (and your device) to create, maintain, and customize your account with us; respond to your questions or comments; provide you with customized content, targeted offers and advertising through our online services, other sites, and via email or text message; contact you with information, newsletters, and promotional materials from us or on behalf of our partners and affiliates; develop new products and services, and improve our existing products and services; address problems and review the usage and operations of our online services or business, and improve our online service content, products and offerings; protect the security and integrity of our online services and our business; respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, and governmental regulations; and as otherwise described to you at the point of data collection and in this privacy statement.
In addition to the purposes identified above, any information we collect may also be used for analytics purposes (e.g., evaluating website usage patterns and advertisement interactions) so that we can gauge the effectiveness of our programs and advertisements, and improve the usefulness of information presented to visitors.
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights. We reserve the right to disclose information we collect from and about you (and your device) if required to do so by law or by a regulatory authority. We may also disclose your information as part of an investigation or enforcement action relating to improper or illegal conduct in connection with our online services or other products, including, without limitation, any situations that may potentially involve threats to the safety or privacy of any person or misuse of our online services.
Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. For a complete list of third-party service providers who receive such data, please see the paragraph below.
Marketing Communications. With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to the Website and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
The following link contains a full listing of the third parties with whom we currently share personal information or personally identifiable information (as those terms are defined by applicable statute) as well as the purposes for which we share it and whether we profit from the sharing: Third Party Disclosure.
We and our service providers may create aggregated and/or de-identified databases which we otherwise use or share, but such databases will not include your personally identifiable contact information.
For further information about cookies and similar technologies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from visitors in this age group. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with personal information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at the information provided below to request the information's deletion.
Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to websites with which the browser communicates. Our online services do not currently respond to these "do-not-track" signals.
For California Residents Only. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes (if applicable), such as types of personal information we share and who we share it with. To make such a request, please write to us at the postal address below. Please be sure to include your name and address.
You have the following rights, which we will honor your requests to exercise up to twice annually (and beyond that, at our discretion):
The right to request confirmation that your data has been processed;
The right to request a copy of your data in a structured and commonly-used machine-readable format;
The right to receive a copy of your data within 30 calendar days of our receipt of your request, free of charge;
The right to correct any inaccurate data on you contained in our records; and
The right to opt-out of further processing of your data, unless one of the following circumstances applies:
We are sharing your data with a third-party vendor to perform a specific service (e.g. servicing your account, providing customer service, fulfilling your orders, etc.) and we have a written contract with the vendor prohibiting it from using your data for any other service or disclosing your data to any other party.
The processing is necessary to comply with applicable law, rule, regulation, legal process, or court order.