Effective on: March 31, 2020.
A. “You” and “your” mean the individual or entity visiting or using the Site.
B. “TechTown”, “we,” “us” and “our” means Wayne State University Research and Technology Park in the City of Detroit, a nonprofit Michigan corporation.
C. “Site” refers to TechTown’s website at www.TechTownDetroit.org, and other related websites, blogs, domains, mobile applications and mobile sites maintained by TechTown.
E. “Non-Personal Information” is any information that is not Personally Identifiable Information (defined below). Non-Personal Information includes, without limitation, Personally Identifiable Information that has been anonymized.
F. “Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII” is non-public information we receive from your use of the Site that can be used, alone or in combination with other information in our possession, to identify a particular person/individual. It may include information such as name, address, telephone number and other personal information you provide us.
G. “Data” includes both Non-Personal Information and Personally Identifiable Information.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED AND CONSENT
You do not have to provide any Personally Identifiable Information to browse the publicly available pages of the Site; however, in order to obtain or use products or services that are or may be provided through the Site or that we may otherwise offer online or offline (collectively, the “Services”) you may be required to register and/or provide Personally Identifiable Information.
We may collect PII from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit the Site, communicate with us through the Site, provide PII in connection with other activities, products, services, features or resources we make available on the Site or through any services we may offer online or offline. We may collect your name, mailing address, billing address, phone number, payment information, or email address. We may also collect additional information from you depending on the nature of the transaction.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will treat as PII any item that, either alone or together with other information, we could use to identify an individual. Except as described below, we will not share with third-parties the link between your IP address and your PII without your permission.
TechTown may use and disclose your PII for the following purposes:
A. To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively to communicate with inquiries and existing customers, and to respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
B. To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the Services and resources provided on the Site.
C. To improve the Site: We continually strive to improve our Site and the Services based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
E. To send periodic emails: The email address you provide for the Services will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to the Services requested. It may also be used to respond to your inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
H. Compliance with applicable law: We may disclose your PII as we may in our sole discretion determine is necessary or reasonably required to comply with the law, applicable regulations, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Service, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of others.
3. WEB BROWSER COOKIES
To help us optimize the Site or for marketing purposes, we may allow other authorized third parties to place or recognize unique cookies on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will be for enhancing your user experience by providing more relevant marketing. Third party services and tools we use, which may send cookies to users of the Site and may collect information from users, includes:
Here are links to some browsers’ websites:
We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep personal information securely in our files and systems.
5. DO NOT TRACK
Your browser may provide you with the option to send a “Do Not Track” signal to websites you visit. This signal is used to request that websites not send the requesting device cookies, but websites have no obligation to respond to such signal or to modify their operation. At the current time, the Site is not programmed to recognize Do Not Track signals, so the Site will not treat you differently if we receive such signals from your browser and we may not comply with Do Not Track settings on your browser.
7. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Site and the online Services may contain links to other websites. TechTown is not responsible for the actions, practices, or content of websites linked to or from the Site or the online Services. You understand such websites may require you to agree to their Terms of Service and that we have no control over these terms. As always, you understand it is your responsibility to verify your legal use of a website, and use of information from the website with the corresponding website owner.
8. AGE OF CONSENT
TechTown takes special care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and we encourage parents to be an active participant in their child’s online activities. TechTown abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other relevant laws. The Site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 13, and TechTown will not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information directly from them. If TechTown discovers that a child has provided personal data directly through the Site, TechTown will delete that data. This Site is only intended for persons 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 you must ask a parent or legal guardian for permission prior to submitting any information to this Site.
If you have knowledge that a child 13 years of age or younger has submitted Personally Identifiable Information to us, please contact us and we will delete the Personally Identifiable Information collected belonging to that child. You may contact us via email or by writing to us at the address below. Parents and guardians can also email us at email@example.com, but before any information is disclosed, the parent will be required to provide the parent’s name and email address for verification. We will only send the information to the parent email address in the registration file.
9. CAN-SPAM COMPLIANCE NOTICE
TechTown fully complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us.
10. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information from companies with whom they have an established business relationship. That information is about the Personally Identifiable Information those companies have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. The law requires companies to inform consumers about the categories of Personally Identifiable Information shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by TechTown under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. YOUR NEVADA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Nevada law (SB 220), permits customers in Nevada to opt-out of the sale of certain kinds of personal information. A sale under Nevada law is the transfer of this personal information to third parties for monetary consideration so these third parties can then re-sell or license the sold information. We do not sell your personal information to third parties as defined in Nevada law. If you are a Nevada resident and wish to opt-out of the sale of your personal information should we change our practices in the future, you must send a request by email to email@example.com.
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