How we collect your information.
We collect information related to you and your use of the Sites in the following ways:
Information you provide to us.
Email Subscription – In order to subscribe to certain of our email mailing lists you must complete a registration form. During registration, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information and contact information (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, email and postal addresses, Twitter handle, etc.). If information requested is marked as “optional,” you are not required to provide that information in order to complete the registration process.
Surveys/Contests – From time to time, we may conduct online surveys via webform on topics related to our programs or the Sites or conduct contests regarding the same. If you choose to participate in such a survey or a contest, you will be required to provide certain information to participate (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, email and postal addresses, Twitter handle, etc.). Participation in these surveys and contests is voluntary.
Contacting Us – You may choose to contact us, for example, to obtain technical support or provide feedback on the Site. We may collect any information you choose to provide when you communicate with us.
We may combine all of this data, along with data provided from your use of the Site as outlined below and other sources to offer you services and for the purposes described below.
Information collected from your use of the Sites.
We and certain of our Service Providers also may use similar technologies in our email communications to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to, among other things, gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
How We Use the Information Collected.
We use the information collected from you for the following purposes:
to provide you with information about events, activities, opportunities, products, or services that might be of interest to you;
to respond to your inquiries and to provide you with customer support;
to assist in managing your account;
to conduct or facilitate surveys;
to maintain and administer the Sites;
to customize your experience, content, advertising, or homepage on the Sites, including providing engaging and consistent experiences across the Sites and providing you with more relevant products, services, or content;
to generate aggregate statistical studies to analyze how the Sites are used, to gauge efficiency of email communications, and to conduct research which may be used in marketing our services to you or to third parties;
to deliver products or services to you; and
for any other purpose(s) described to you at the time you provide your information to us.
We will retain information collected from you for the duration of your relationship with us or as necessary to provide services that you request, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements
How We Share the Information Collected.
We may share the information collected from you as follows:
with Service Providers that assist us in the provision of Services to you;
to conform or comply with the law;
if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a lawful court order, government investigation, or subpoena, or is necessary and appropriate to cooperate with investigations by law enforcement or regulatory authorities or to participate or cooperate with a judicial proceeding;
to enforce applicable terms and conditions of the Sites;
in urgent circumstances, to protect the safety of persons or property, including but not limited to, the Sites; and
if we merge with or are acquired by another entity, undergo a re-organization with an entity, and/or in the event that we sell (or propose to sell) any property, business, or assets to an entity, we may disclose your information to such entity. If we undergo bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings, we may disclose your information to the entity managing our assets such as a receiver, to the court overseeing the proceedings, or as directed by such court.
We also may share information in an aggregated non-personally identifiable manner with third parties and such third parties may further share such aggregated non-personally identifiable information in connection with their own marketing, products, and services.
Children’s Personal Data.
This site is not intended for or designed for individuals under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from any person under the age of 16
If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt out of receiving these communications by visiting the Manage Your Subscriptions link in each of our Sites.
From time to time, it may be necessary for us to send out service-related announcements. For example, if one of our Sites is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email notice regarding the suspension. Generally, users may not opt out of these communications unless they deactivate their account.