WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We and third parties working on our behalf collect personal information through this Site, which may include, but is not limited to, when you fill out the “Contact Us” form or provide information for a grant application or event registration. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, social media handles, and photographs. If you do not provide certain personal information, not all functionality on this Site may be available.
We, third parties working on our behalf (e.g., service providers), and third parties with whom we work (e.g., our partners), may place, view, and/or use “cookies,” web server logs, web beacons, and other electronic mechanisms to collect information about your use of this Site, and other digital properties. This information may include, but is not limited to, information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, language, device information, location data, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed this Site, the web pages and content visited, the date and the time of a visit, the sites you visited immediately before and after visiting this Site, the number of links you click within this Site, the functions you use on this Site and other information about how you use this Site.
We and the third parties and partners with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons, including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to this Site, to compile or use aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this Site, other statistics etc. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to disable cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, note that portions of this Site may not function properly if you disable cookies. To opt-out of Google Analytics, please click here.
We require that users under 18 years of age or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction not submit personal information. In accordance with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.
When you use one of our mobile apps and if you agree, through our mobile apps, we may use WiFi-based technologies that may detect which WiFi network you are connected to. We will use this information to provide location relevant content and improve your experience.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We and third parties working on our behalf use this information for carefully considered business purposes which also benefit our users and which include some or all of the following:
- to communicate with you;
- to help improve our services and products and develop new services and products;
- to provide you with information regarding the Bloomberg.org Group or other parties that may be of interest to you;
- to enhance your experience with this Site, including to save your preferences;
- to analyze Site usage and analyze use of the Site;
- to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Bloomberg.org Group or others and to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of any agreement with the Bloomberg.org Group;
- to operate our organization and systems properly.
Third parties working on our behalf and third parties with whom we work, including, but not limited to, our partners use the non-personally identifiable information that they may collect during your visits to this Site and other Sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice and how to “opt out” of cookies placed by the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) member networks for this purpose, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
You may instruct the Bloomberg.org Group at any time not to use your personal information collected in connection with your request to provide you with offers and promotions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also note that these processes may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law. Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you.
We may also disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of us, any member of us, or others; (d) to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of service on this Site; (e) to provide our services and products (including in connection with the transfer of any assets or allowing a purchaser or successor of us or any member of us, any organization in Bloomberg Philanthropies, or this Site to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products; (f) to provide you with information about our products and services and those of third parties that may be of interest to you; or (g) to operate the systems that provide our services and products properly.
We may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf and to respond to your request or inquiry. We may also share your personal information with partners, affiliates, and/or third parties interested in serving you or informing you about their companies or organizations. You may instruct us at any time not to share your personal information with such partners, affiliates, and/or third parties by contacting us at email@example.com.
We are not responsible for the collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by affiliates and third parties, including, but not limited to, our partners. Such collection, use, and/or disclosure by partners, affiliates, or third parties are governed by their privacy policies.
We may use or disclose on this Site or elsewhere the information and contents of the material you submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available on this Site, such as in a grant application. You understand and agree that such information and contents of the material will not be treated as confidential by us. You further understand and agree that the outcome of any grant application that you submit will not be treated as confidential.
ACCURACY, SECURITY, AND RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Any of your personal information collected by us through this Site is kept on secure servers. We use security measures appropriate to the provision of the relevant product or services, such as reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personal information on such servers. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of any username and password you set up in connection with your participation in this Site’s service, if any. Personal information is retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements.
RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This Site may contain links to third-party sites, including to social networking sites. We are not responsible for any personal information you may provide while on such sites. Any information provided on such sites is governed by the privacy policies of the third-party sites.