1. Background and Purpose
Minds Matter NYC reserves the right to change this policy whenever deemed necessary or appropriate without prior notification. Minds Matter NYC may in its sole discretion provide notice of any materially significant changes to this policy by posting notice of such change on the Minds Matter NYC website, which can be found at www.mindsmatternyc.org.
2. Data Collection/The Information Minds Matter NYC Collects
In general, you can visit the Minds Matter NYC website on the Internet without telling us who you are and without giving personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our affiliates may need information from you.
There are two kinds of information that Minds Matter NYC can obtain about you via its website: “Anonymous Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information”.
2.1. Anonymous Information
“Anonymous Information” consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or domain, or information about your usage of the Minds Matter NYC website that is used for administrative purposes only. For example, we may collect IP addresses for such purposes as to help diagnose problems with our servers or to measure the number of visits to our website and average time spent on our website.
2.2. Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that personally identifies you, such as your name, street address, email address, social security number or telephone number. We collect such information when, for instance, you subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation or participate in other interactive online activities. If you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse, a neighbor, or a work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.
Minds Matter NYC may also collect Personally Identifiable Information about its students and mentees, including biographical and/or academic information, for purposes of measuring the programmatic progress and success of Minds Matter NYC, as well as to measure the demographics of students that participate in Minds Matter NYC.
2.3. Use Of “Cookies”
3. How Minds Matter NYC Uses the Information It Collects
Minds Matter NYC’s policy is to use any and all data collected by any means for uses that are important to our organization and our cause. Thus, Minds Matter NYC collects and uses information about you to communicate with you about our programs, events and services, and to customize our communications in those areas. We also collect information to improve your website experiences, enroll mentors, mentees and other volunteers of Minds Matter NYC, enable you to make donations, facilitate communication and collaboration with and among Minds Matter NYC participants, staff and alumni and enable you to stay informed on legislative issues important to Minds Matter NYC.
Minds Matter NYC understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality to users of its website. Minds Matter NYC will not share personal information you submit through its website with companies not affiliated with Minds Matter NYC for purposes of marketing or promoting events, services, or similar items, unless such events, services or similar items are related to Minds Matter NYC.
Minds Matter NYC may disclose information it collects through its website when required to do so by a court, regulatory agency, subpoena, law, regulation, or other body of competent jurisdiction and authority, and for administrative and other purposes that Minds Matter NYC deems necessary to maintain and improve its programs and services and to protect its rights and property. Finally, if you become involved in any violation of security or violation of any party’s or third party’s rights, Minds Matter NYC may release information about you to assist in investigating, resolving, or remediating any such incidents.
4. Third Party Websites
The Minds Matter NYC website may contain links to third-party websites not owned or controlled by Minds Matter NYC. Minds Matter NYC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites. Carefully review the approach these sites take to your privacy before you use them or provide them with information.
Inclusion of any linked websites on the Minds Matter NYC website does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website by Minds Matter NYC, or any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these websites. Minds Matter NYC assumes no liability for any unauthorized actions of third parties or accidental transmission errors that may disclose information about you.
Minds Matter NYC uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personally Identifiable Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Minds Matter NYC strives to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from its website.
6. Policy Regarding Minors
Children should always ask parents or guardian before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted on the Minds Matter NYC website by any minor (a person under 18 years of age) without the consent of a parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, Minds Matter NYC does not knowingly provide any Personally Identifiable Information about minors, regardless of its source, nor is this information knowingly used by Minds Matter NYC for any marketing or promotional purposes.
Minds Matter NYC abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from any child under the age of 13 without verification or parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as reasonably possible.
7. Contacting Minds Matter NYC About Your Personal Information