Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 31, 2018

We at InnovateEDU, Inc. ("InnovateEDU," "we," "us," "our") take your privacy seriously and we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") describes what information we receive and how we treat it when people visit the public facing website made available by InnovateEDU, Inc.(the "Site").

The Site has two main purposes: to explain what we do at InnovateEDU, and to highlight news and opportunities related to the mission of InnovateEDU. The vast majority of the Sites can be browsed anonymously without sharing personal information. The sections of the Site that allow people to share additional information are generally related to a clear and obvious purpose, For example, when a site visitor fills out a contact form, we will collect and have access to the information voluntarily shared by the person completing the contact form.

This policy does not apply to websites or practices of companies that InnovateEDU does not own or control, or to individuals that InnovateEDU does not employ or manage, including providers of third party software or content.


Information You Choose to Provide to Us

Some places on the Site allow visitors to share information (for example, to ask a question via a contact form, or to apply for a job). We receive and store any information you knowingly enter on the Site, whether via computer, mobile phone, other connected device. Visitors to the Site can choose whether or not to share information via these means. InnovateEDU will use the information to respond to the specific requests. Site visitors do not need to share any information via these forms. Information shared with us is never used by InnovateEDU for behavioral profiles or targeted advertising.


How We Use Information

The Site, like virtually every site on the internet, collects some information automatically when you visit the Site. Information collected automatically is generally used to help InnovateEDU determine how people are interacting with the information we provide, and to help InnovateEDU understand how to communicate more effectively. Information collected automatically includes data used in site analytics, and this information includes IP address, browser version, device, pages visited, and time of visit. This information is only used for site analytics, and is never used to identify any specific individual. Information collected automatically is never combined or augmented by InnovateEDU with data from other sources. Information collected automatically is never used by InnovateEDU for behavioral profiles or targeted advertising.

We use cookies to help us understand how people interact with the Site. Cookies are identifiers that the Site transfers to your computer or mobile device to enable our systems to recognize your computer or device and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. InnovateEDU does not combine the general information collected through cookies with any other Personal Information. Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. For instructions for the main browsers, please visit the following links:

Your email address

If you provide us your email address via a form submission, we may send you email communications in response to your request. Web beacons may also be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails (and which links to those emails) have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our email communications. To opt out of receiving emails from us, please contact us at policies@innovateedunyc.org or use the opt-out links in these emails.


How We Use Information

We use information collected from the Site in the following ways:

Usage Information

InnovateEDU uses aggregate data not tied directly to any specific individual to enable us to figure out how often users use parts of the Services so that we can make the Services appealing and relevant to as many users as possible, and to customize and improve those Services. As part of our use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners (in a non-personally-identifiable format) about how people use our site.


Resale of Personal Information and Analytics Information

We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information or aggregate information.


Businesses We Do Not Control

The Site uses and/or links to third parties to help deliver the functionality of the Site. These third parties include Google Analytics for site analytics; Formstack for online forms, and Google Docs for sharing documents. Other third parties, such as Vimeo or YouTube, can be used to embed media in the Site. Over time, it could be necessary to use additional third parties, or discontinue the use of some third parties.

InnovateEDU does not control the privacy or business practices of any third parties used to deliver the functionality of the Site.

Some of these third parties may set their own cookies. In many cases, these third party cookies can be safely refused without affecting the functionality of the site. For information on disabling cookies in your browser, see the instructions above.


Agents

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf. In some cases, these agents will need access to Personal Information and/or aggregate data to perform these services. We allow access to this information only to perform specific tasks. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, processing payment, and providing user services. Unless we tell you differently, InnovateEDU's agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or aggregate information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.


Business Transfers

If InnovateEDU or some all of its assets were acquired or otherwise transferred, Personal Information and aggregate information may be transferred to or acquired by a third party. InnovateEDU will make a good faith effort to ensure that user information would only be transferred to a successor entity if the successor agreed to handle information under the terms of this Policy, and agreed to continue the mission of InnovateEDU. In the unlikely event that InnovateEDU goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, InnovateEDU will make a good faith effort to destroy all user information in our possession.


Security

InnovateEDU values your privacy, and values the trust people place in us when they share information with us via the Site. We use secure systems with encrypted logins to store information, and we restrict access to Personal Information to staff who need that access for their work.

InnovateEDU endeavors to keep your information private; however, despite our continuous and ongoing efforts, no system can be fully guaranteed to be completely secure. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information. For additional information about the security measures we use in connection with the Services, please contact us at policies@innovateedunyc.org.


Policy Changes

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will provide notification of the material changes to this Privacy Statement through our website at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect, unless there is an immediate and compelling legal reason to make a change more quickly. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Services.


Children

InnovateEDU is not directed at children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with information without their consent, they should contact us at policies@innovateedunyc.org and we will delete such information as soon as reasonably practicable.


Opt-Out Outside the United States

InnovateEDU adheres to the principles of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, as an amendment (commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulations, or "GDPR") for personal data that it receives from the EU member countries. If you are a citizen of an EU member country and we received personal data about you, you have the following rights and options in addition to those explained elsewhere in this policy: