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Privacy Policy

Collaborative Discussion Project’s Privacy Policy

Last Updated on June 15, 2024

Welcome to the Privacy Policy of the Interactivity Foundation (“Collaborative Discussion Project”, “the Organization”, “we”, or “us”). We are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information that we collect, how we obtain it, who is responsible for it when we provide our educational services or through your interaction with us on our U.S.-based website (“Services”), how we use it, who we may disclose it to, and your rights in relation to removing your personal information, or suspending its use. When we use the term “personal information” in this Privacy Policy, it means information that is about you and which identifies you as an individual person.


If you are a visitor to our Services from outside the USA, please be aware that you may be transferring your personal data to the USA, and that the laws in the USA governing privacy may be different than those in your home country.

Collection of Personal Information

Some of the personal information collected by us is required for registration or business interaction purposes, and other information is voluntarily given by you when you interact with our Services. The type of personal information that the Organization may collect and store may include without limitation the following:

  • Identity information, such as your full name, employment information (including your (a) organization’s name, and/or (b) your position).

  • Contact data, such as your address, area (including postal or ZIP code), email address, and phone number.

  • Log-in data, if you create an account on our site, we may collect your username and other information you provide while creating the account.

  • Payment and billing details, if you choose to donate to us, or if you choose to attend a paid event, you may have to provide your payment information (including, but not limited to your credit card, debit card, bank account information, or other form of payment (“Payment Method”).  While it may appear that we are collecting your payment information, you are actually providing it to our third-party payment processor (“Payment Processor”).

  • Technical data, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the site.

  • Usage data, which includes information about how you use the site, including traffic data, location data, logs and the resources that you access and use on the Website and any communications we may receive from you.

  • Marketing and communications data, including your preferences in receiving marketing and other communications from us.

  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our site.

  • Your search queries on the site.

  • Any other information relating to you that you may provide to us.

You may provide information to be published or displayed (“posted”) on public areas of the site, or transmitted to other users of the site or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on the site, and transmitted to others, at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the site with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.


We collect information when you provide it to us, such as when you “contact us” by email or otherwise, or when you register to do business with us. We may also automatically collect certain information through means such as cookies or web beacons when you use our Services. We may collect this information for website administration and statistical purposes in order to help us improve our Services and create a better experience for all our customers. If you choose to provide the data to us, you are granting consent for us to use this data for the purpose of the Services.

Use of Personal Information

We may collect personal information for the purposes set forth below:

  • To register individuals for Services use or use of the Services

  • To provide our Services to you and our other customers

  • To administer and improve the Services

  • To facilitate the Organization’s research activities

  • To send you information about Services that may be of interest to you based on your preferences

  • To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages

  • To prevent and detect fraud, or enforce our legal rights

Sharing Information

We do not sell or trade personal information. The Organization may share your personal information with third parties, such as Services operators or technicians, contracted to assist us in providing services to you or to effectuate any of the purposes set forth in the list above. This means that individuals and organizations outside of the Organization may sometimes have access to personal information held by the Organization and may collect or use it from or on behalf of the Organization. This may include, but is not limited to, independent contractors and consultants, website hosts, mailing list hosts, electronic database managers, event managers, academic institutions, research institutions and our researcher partners.


We may also disclose personal information to professional advisors of the Organization, such as accountants, lawyers, insurance brokers or underwriters.


We also may disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed purchase, sale, merger, financing, restructuring or similar type of transaction involving the Organization. We reserve the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party if required by law or pursuant to a court order or subpoena, or if necessary in the Organization’s reasonable opinion to identify someone in order to enforce the Organization’s legal rights.


Our site may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). For more information on how Google uses data when you use our site or Service, please follow this link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You may be able to opt-out of some or all of Google Analytics features by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We may also share aggregate information with others, including affiliated and non-affiliated organizations.


Please note that this Policy is not intended to limit our ability to use, retain or disclose aggregated, pseudonymized, or anonymized data.

Removing Personal Information

We will endeavor to honor a request to delete your personal information. If for whatever reason you wish to remove personal information obtained by the Organization, we will endeavor to remove your personal information. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. If you would like your personal information deleted, please contact us at support@interactivityfoundation.org.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users.

Retention of Information

To determine how long to retain Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which you submitted your Personal Data (whether that purpose is complete and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means), and our legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Security

The security and protection of your personal information is important to us. The Organization endeavors to use reasonable security procedures and practices to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. However, internet communications or transmissions are not totally secure, and you transmit your personal information to us at your own risk. The Organization does not and cannot warrant total security. Our Services may contain links to websites of independent third parties, and in such events your use of such websites is at your own risk, and you should review their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies (including their terms governing security) prior to use.

Children

We do not target our Services to children under 13 and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.

Third Party Links

This site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Interactivity Foundation is not responsible for the information practices employed by sites linked to or from our Website, and this policy does not apply to such third-party sites.


In most cases, links to third-party websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that we think may be useful to you. Since third-party websites may have different privacy policies and/or security standards, we advise you to read the privacy policies and terms and conditions of these sites before you provide any personal information.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small electronic file placed in your web browser by a website when you visit that website. It is designed to help manage that website’s use. Cookies can also store certain preference information to help customize your website experience. We use cookies to help us understand how consumers use our Services so we can design better services in the future. Web browsers can be adjusted to disable cookies. However, the Organization may not be able to provide you with all the functionality you desire on the Services if you choose to disable them. You may also remove cookies from your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help menu for instructions. If you need assistance from the Organization, please contact us at support@interactivityfoundation.org.

Questions

If you have questions about our Services or this Privacy Policy, please contact the Organization at support@interactivityfoundation.org. We will endeavor to respond to you in a timely manner.

Modifications

The Organization reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify at any time this Privacy Policy or any portions thereof. All changes are effective immediately when we post them (as indicated by the posted update date). You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Websites and/or Services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy indicates that you accept unconditionally and agree to all such changes in the revised Privacy Policy or provisions. If you do not agree to such changes or any future version of this Privacy Policy, you must immediately terminate your registered accounts on the Websites and Services and immediately stop participating in, accessing, or using the Websites and Services as your sole remedy.

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