IDEAS For Us Privacy Policy

In connection with ideasforus.org (“Website”), IDEAS For Us (“we,” and/or “us”) collects and manages data and personally identifiable information from you (“Authorized User,” and/or “your”). IDEAS For Us does not use or share your information except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is part of IDEAS For Us’ Terms of Service agreement for the Website, and by accessing or using the ideasforus.org server(s) you agree to the terms of both this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service agreement. Please read the associated Terms of Service agreement in its entirety.

Data Collected

When you use or access the Website, we collect your IP address, cookies (see Cookies below), session information, analytic data to understand user behavior (such as mouse clicks, typed characters, and time in-between behavior), and other information contained in packets received by the Website. Furthermore, you may decide to set up a personal account in order to take advantage of certain features of the Website, and this involves you providing us with personally identifiable information. This personally identifiable information may include your name, email, phone number, general location, a picture, or a personal website. You may withdraw your consent to our collection of data or personally identifiable information at any time by emailing us at legal@ideasforus.org. Within five days of receiving your withdrawal of consent, we will return, destroy, or anonymize your account, and make a reasonable effort to destroy or anonymize any other personally identifiable information.

Use of the Data

We only use your personally identifiable information to manage your account, for logging in purposes, and to provide the services that are connected with the Website. We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless: doing so is appropriate to carry out your own request; we believe it’s needed to enforce our Terms of Service, or that it is legally required; we believe it’s needed to detect, prevent, or address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to otherwise protect our property, legal rights, or those of others. IDEAS For Us may contact you, by email or other means, to notify you of updates to the Website or Terms of Service, or for promotional purposes in connection with the Website and IDEAS For Us’ mission. The Website is operated from the United States. If you are visiting the Website from outside the U.S., you agree to any processing of any personally identifiable information you provide us with according to this policy.

Sharing of Personal Information

We are committed to your privacy. We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent. Also, we use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Your use of third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding third party services’ privacy policies.

Cookies

Cookies are small data files that a website you visit may save on your computer or handheld device that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. Our Website and related services may use cookies for user authentication, keeping track of your preferences, promotional campaigns, tracking our audience size and traffic patterns, and in certain other cases. We may include small graphic images in our email messages and newsletters to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were viewed. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer or handheld device, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser’s “security settings” section. Please note that permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our Website and related services.

Security

All security on our Website is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps to protect user information and data transmissions, including use of SSL technology and routine security audits on our back-end systems that store user information. However, remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will provide notice to you in any way that we deem reasonable, including, for example, posting on the homepage of the Website that a change has been made, or emailing you if you have provided your email address. You may read a current, effective copy of this Privacy Policy at any time by selecting the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of the Website.