We may collect information about you in a variety of ways to provide information to you. Types of data collected include:
We may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify or contact you. Personally, identifiable information may include but is not limited to:
All information is given voluntarily to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as event registrations, subscribing to newsletters, or donating to or sponsoring the Center for Innovation.
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, other information that may be of interest to you, or respond to communications.
Other information we collect is based on the actions you take while visiting our site, such as the pages you visit and your interactions. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as browser type, and referral information. We only use this information to improve our site, fight spam and other forms of abuse, and generate non-identifying data on how people interact with our site.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
We collect personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities. If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third-party service providers and contractors that perform services for us or on our behalf to maintain, enhance, or add functionality to our website and events including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Sale or Bankruptcy
Security of Data
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as:
Your data security is important to us but please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and that while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information we can not guarantee its absolute security.
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt out by:
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request the removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request the removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The Center for Innovation aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Information. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Center for Innovation (The CIDCI Foundation)
870 Market Street, #447
San Francisco, CA 94102