When using the Services, you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to upload, certain personally identifiable information about yourself ("Personal Information"). Personal Information can include your name, email address, physical address and other information that specifically identifies you. Categories of Personal Information we collect include (i) identity data, which includes name or other similar identifiers and (ii) contact data, which includes address, email address and telephone numbers. We do not collect identity data or contact data from you unless you have voluntarily provided it to us. For example, you may provide us with Personal Information when you subscribe to receive emails from us, fill in forms available through the Services, when you submit/post material, or when you contact us through the Services.
You may also provide information and materials for publication or display ("Posted") on public areas of the Website and App (collectively, "User Contributions") which may be viewed and used by others. If you submit a request to post content on or through the Services, we will consider it for inclusion. We will contact you to let you know if your submission has been accepted for display on the Services.
Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we are unable to control such uses of your User Contributions or Personal Information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the User Contributions or Personal Information Posted by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
Upon your request, or with your confirmation, the App also may access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. This may include, for example, photographs, and audio and video clips. The App may also collect real-time information about the location of your device. If you do not want us to collect or have access to this information do not download the App or delete it from your device or you may opt out at any time by changing the setting on your device. Note that opting out of the App's collection of location information will cause its location-based features to be disabled.
Information Usage and Disclosure
We will only use your Personal Information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your Personal Information in the circumstances listed below.
By providing us with your Personal Information you consent to receive information and updates regarding our Services. We will only use your Personal Information described herein, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time the Personal Information is collected from you or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you.
We may use your information, including your Personal Information to provide you with and operate the Services, to personalize your experience with us, to respond to your inquiries to The Center, send surveys seeking feedback, or provide you with information, such as by sending marketing communications and newsletters. We may also use your Personal Information to permit our vendors and subcontractors to access and process your Personal Information but they are only permitted to do so in connection with performing services for us. They are not authorized by us to use the information for their own benefit.
We may also disclose Personal Information (i) as required by law or legal process, (ii) to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies of our Services, (iii) to protect our operations or those of our affiliates, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others, (iv) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain, (v) for our legitimate business interests. We may transfer your Personal Information in connection with the sale, merger, reorganization or change of control of the company or its assets, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
We may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, retain the right to use and disclose aggregate information in any manner permitted by law. By way of example, The Center may use aggregate information for tracking demographic data and providing targeted content to make our Services more useful to our visitors. The Center may share aggregate information with its content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties to advance the goals of The Center and otherwise in fulfillment of our mission.
Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your information, we may use your information in a manner consistent with that consent.
We are the data controller and are responsible for your Personal Information.
Data Retention and Security
Inside The Center, data is stored on password-protected servers. Our staff is educated about the importance of safeguarding your information. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our Services are invulnerable to all security breaks. The Center makes no warranty, guarantee or representation that the use of our Services are protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.
Cookies & Tracking Technologies
We may also use and place cookies on your device from our third party service providers in connection with the Services, such as an analytics provider that helps us manage and analyze usage. An example of such third party is Google Analytics, which we use to collect and analyze demographic and other information, and through which Google will collect certain information to be used according to Google’s privacy practices. To opt-out of the use of Google Analytics, click here. We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain active on your device until they expires or until they are removed.
Do Not Track
Please note that we do not respond to or honor "do not track" (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
EU Data Subject Rights
If you are a situated in the European Union or in the European Economic Area, under the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), as a data subject, you have the following rights:
- Right to access – This right allows individuals to obtain confirmation as to whether or not Personal Information concerning him or her is being process and provide access to such Personal Information. It also allows individuals to request details of the processing of his or her Personal Information, including, without limitation, categories of recipients to whom the Personal Information have been or will be disclosed and purposes of processing.
- Right to rectify – This right allows individuals to rectify any inaccurate Personal Information about him or her.
- Right to restrict processing – This right allows individuals to block or suppress processing of Personal Information under certain circumstances.
- Right to be forgotten – This right is also known as the "right to erasure". It is an individual’s right to have Personal Information erased or to prevent processing in specific circumstances.
- Right of data portability – This right allows individuals to move, copy or transfer Personal Information from one place to another in a secure manner without interrupting the integrity and usability of the information.
- Right to object to processing – This right allows individuals to object to certain types of processing, including direct marketing, profiling and providing for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.
Additionally, if we rely on consent for the processing of your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time and free of charge. When you do so, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent withdrawal.
To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note that in order for you to assert these rights, we may need to verify your identity to confirm your right to access your Personal Information. This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. In order to verify your identity, we may need to gather more Personal Information from you than we currently have.
If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.
Protection For Children
We have no intention of collecting Personal Information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that Personal Information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
Data Access, your choices, & opt-out
We understand that your Personal Information can change over time. If you would like to notify us of any changes to your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request access to your Personal Information (if you have provided such information to us through the Website) and information about our collection, use and disclosure of that information by using the contact information provided above. Unless prohibited by law or legal process, you will be given reasonable access to your Personal Information, entitlement to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information, and the ability to have it amended as appropriate.
To opt-out of any future promotional email messages from us, you may opt out through the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of our emails. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt.
If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Services or some of its functionality may be affected. Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve Personal Information from your device without your knowledge. To be clear, cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. For example, if you have opted out on your device browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt out on each device.
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