As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request — for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to Initiative Assets.
Initiative Assets Websites. When you join our network you provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Initiative Assets.
By joining the Initiative Assets network, you are also given a public profile page where you can voluntarily post personal information for public viewing. The information that you submit on your public profile page, including but not limited to information you provide and any photograph or image of yourself you upload, is posted by you at your discretion (although subject to Initiative Assets’s Master Terms of Service). The information you publish on your public profile page, including your personal information, may be used by anyone who views that information for any lawful purpose, with the exception of the text you insert in the “Your About Me” field and any photograph or image of yourself that you upload, which if you choose to provide in either case must be licensed under and becomes subject to the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, as stated on the Edit Profile page. Initiative Assets may use the personal and non personal browsing information you provide in your public profile, including the text in the “Your About Me” field (subject to the terms of that license), to promote the mission of Initiative Assets Websites.
Participating in Our Community: Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a “Registered User”), you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed (such as when you edit a Wiki page). We will also use that personal information to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Initiative Assets.
In general, it is not Initiative Assets’ practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in three instances:
First, Initiative Assets may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites.
Third, Initiative Assets may sell transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets. Those assets might include access to personal information.
If Initiative Assets is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Initiative Assets will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Initiative Assets is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Initiative Assets has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Initiative Assets stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
OpenID, has security risks in addition to those described above. Among other things, OpenID is vulnerable to DNS attacks, and using OpenID may increase the risk of phishing.
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Initiative Assets may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.
Notice. If Initiative Assets is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of an OpenID user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then Initiative Assets will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Initiative Assets is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
The Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms of Service specifically prohibit anyone using our Websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to Initiative Assets through the Websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
The following should not be considered exhuastive, but is links to known third parties that might affect privacy.
Effective Date: May 31st, 2012