Last Updated: December 15, 2015
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Provide to Us
In general, you may visit the Website without telling us who you are or sharing any Personal Information with us. When you register for an account for the Services (an “Account”), use other aspects of the Services, or communicate with us for customer service or technical support for the Services, we may ask you to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, and ethnicity. You may decline to provide Personal Information to us, but, if you do so, certain features of the Services may not be available to you or the performance of certain features of the Services may be limited or not work at all. You may also voluntarily provide Personal Information to us, such as your educational background, personal and professional goals, and other biographical information, which may or may not be associated with your Account.
We may ask you whether you want to receive autodialed and prerecorded message calls and/or text messages relating to the Services. By providing your mobile phone number, you expressly consent to receive autodialed and prerecorded message calls and/or text messages from us, as applicable, relating to the Services at that number. Third-party data and message fees may apply.
Information Collected From Devices
When you access the Services using a computer or mobile device, including, without limitation, a desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device (each, a “Device”), we may collect information from your Device, such as your Device type and manufacturer, your mobile carrier, your device software version, your Device identifiers, your mobile phone number, your IP address, your browser type, your network connection type, information about the webpage that referred you to the Website or that you visited prior to the Website, and your behavior and activity on the Website. Your behavior and activity on the Website may include, but is not limited to, the amount of time you spend using the Services and your login and log out times.
Information Collected From Participant Interactions
Information Collected From Cookies and Similar Technologies
The Cookies we use in connection with the Services may include the following:
Session Cookies: Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that expire and are automatically erased when you close your browser window. We may use session Cookies to grant you access to content and to enable actions that require you to be logged into your Account to perform.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent Cookies are Cookies that usually have an expiration date in the distant future and remain in your browser until they expire or you manually delete them. We may use persistent Cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the Services. For example, we may use a persistent Cookie to associate you with your Account or to remember your choices for the Services.
In some of our email messages to you, we may use “click-through URLs” linked to content on the Website. We track click-through data to help us understand and analyze interest in topics and use of the Services.
Do Not Track
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not use technology that recognizes DNT signals from your web browser.
Information Collected From Third Parties
We also collect Personal Information about you from other companies. For instance, we may receive Personal Information about you from educational institutions, nominating partners, and third-party service providers.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
- provide the Services and notices related thereto
- analyze, improve, and customize the Services
- provide customer and technical support for the Services
- send you announcements, newsletters, promotional materials, and other information about the Services and third-party products and services that we think may be of interest to you
- detect, prevent, and investigate actual or suspected fraud, hacking, infringement, or other misconduct involving the Services
- collect fees and other amounts owed in connection with the Services
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
- if you request or authorize it
- to complete a transaction or provide a service requested by you
- to our third-party service providers that provide services on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, e-mail delivery, hosting, order fulfillment, infrastructure, network storage, customer service, technical support, and promotional services
- to comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations and governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders, and subpoenas
- to protect our rights, property, and safety or the rights, property, and safety of our users and others
- if the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer, or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets) or in the event of bankruptcy
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
You may opt not to receive promotional emails from us by contacting us as indicated below or by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in any promotional email you receive from us. Please note, however, that we may still send you non-promotional emails about your relationship with us.
INFORMATION YOU SHARE SOCIALLY
The Services may allow you to connect and share your actions, comments, content, and information publicly or with mentors, mentees, and other Program participants. We are not responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information you share publicly or with mentors, mentees, and other Program participants. In addition, the Services may allow you to connect with us and share on third-party websites, applications, and services. Please be mindful of your personal privacy needs and the privacy needs of others, as you choose whom to connect with and what to share and make public. We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to make public or share with others. We also do not control the privacy practices of third parties. Please contact those websites and services directly if you want to learn about their privacy practices.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We have, and require our third-party service providers to have, administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in place in our respective computer systems, databases, and communications networks that are reasonably designed to protect information contained within such systems from loss, misuse, and alteration. The measures we utilize may include storing Personal Information on secured servers, transmitting Personal Information using encryption technologies, and auditing and reviewing our data collection practices.
No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security of your Personal Information. You also play a role in protecting your Personal Information. Please safeguard your username and password for your Account and do not share them with others. If we receive instructions using your Account login information, we will consider that you have authorized the instructions. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security related to the Services. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse to provide the Services, terminate your Account, and to remove or edit content.
CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
PROTECTING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
The Services are not directed, or intended to be attractive, to children younger than 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use the Services or submit any information to us.