What information do we collect?
We collect two kinds of information:
- Information that you directly provide to us.
- Automatically collected, non-personal information, which includes tracking information gathered as you use the Website.
We may use this information to help customize your experience based on your previous activities on the Website.
Information you provide directly to us:
Through use of the Website, you may provide certain information to us including:
- Your name
- Contact information
- Social medial handles (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)
- Contributed content such as ideas, suggestions, feedback, documents, and/or proposals.
Comments, conversations and other public activities:
Information gathered automatically:
We use various technologies to manage the Website and track use of the content we provide, including:
- the IP address used when registering and submitting content to the site
- standard web analytics information
- aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing
- information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.
Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with information you provide directly to us.
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Website, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
This information may be used to offer you optimized experiences based on your device or location.
How we use the information we gather
Our goal is to help spread ideas and encourage innovation. We encourage our community to discover and share with one another. As such, keep in mind that unless we state otherwise, any information you provide either directly or through a Public activity will not be considered confidential and can be publically read, collected, shared or used by us or others.
Providing requested services:
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, we may use your contact information to respond to your inquiry/requests, or to enable registration for one of our events.
E-mail and newsletters:
If you signed up for one of our email or newsletters, we will send you the email or newsletter that you requested. We may also use the information that we collect to send you other communications, such as information about our events (if you have opted in for this information.)
We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our audience.
We may employ third parties to perform site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, billing and email distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Please note that third parties may independently collect data about you, including your IP address and information about the websites you visit and the links you click, through cookies, clicks on links, or other means when you visit or view ads on the site. We do not control the privacy practices of these third-party services.
Protection of your information:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect your information. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure.
Children under the age of 13:
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us.
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