Effective Date: August 7, 2018
- What personally identifiable information is collected through our Sites or Services;
- Who collects this information;
- How such information is used;
- With whom your information may be shared;
- What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
- What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control; and
- How you can correct inaccuracies in your information.
Information We Collect
Forté Foundation collects information about you when you interact with our Sites and Services so that we can, among other things, provide you with access to our programs and events (collectively, “Programs”).
Use of Our Sites and Services. We collect information about devices, such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet, associated with you that you use to access the Site and Services. We collect, store, and use information you provide to us from one or more devices associated with you when you use our Site and Services, including when you log in to the Site or Services, register for an account, complete a web form, add or update your account information, or otherwise correspond with us regarding the Sites and Services. We collect your name, physical address, email address, phone number, birthdate, gender, public social media posts, format preference (HTML vs. Text), and interests.
Programs. When you register for or attend our Programs, including in-person and webinar events, we collect your first name, last name, email, and location. If you give us your consent, we will share your information (including personal information) with our sponsor schools and companies when you sign up for an event, including but not limited to our Forté Forums.
Tell-A-Friend. If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we will ask you for the friend’s name and email address. Forté Foundation will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Forté Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Purchases and Donations.When you purchase a product or service from us or donate to us, we require you to provide your name, contact information, billing address, email address, phone number, and credit card or payment card information.
You can use some aspects of the Sites and Services at any time without providing any personal information. While providing personal information is voluntary, you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in some of the Services if you choose not to share it.
Information We Collect Automatically
In addition, we automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites.
The information we automatically collect includes your device identifier, web browser, precise geolocation, and browsing information collected through cookies and beacons, such as your internet protocol (IP) address. We automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites and Services.
Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the features and functionality of the Sites.
Web Beacons. Certain pages on our website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information, such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears; the URL of the page on which the beacon appears; the time the page containing the beacon was viewed; the type of browser used to view the page; and the information in cookies set by the third party.
IP Addresses. We collect the IP addresses of all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content.
Do Not Track
Our Sites and Services do not collect personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Therefore, “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers do not apply to our Sites and Services, and we do not alter any of our data collection and use practices upon receipt of such a signal.
Purposes for Processing Information
Forté Foundation processes personal data for the operation of its Sites and Services. The information we collect is processed for the following purposes:
- To serve the functions of the Sites and Services;
- To manage Forté Foundation’s everyday business needs, such as administration and improvement of the Sites, including analysis of the Sites’ performance and functioning;
- To study how visitors use the Sites and to perform other market research;
- To solicit and process charitable donations;
- To communicate with you about our Programs, including when you enroll for our Programs;
- To offer you information and promotional material about the Services and Programs you see on our sites;
- To provide you with advertisements based on your interests;
- To facilitate sharing information about our Sites, Services, and Programs with individuals you know, through our Tell-A-Friend feature;
- To facilitate your interaction through our Sites and Services with other Program participants, including through social networking; and
- To send you further notices, promotions, solicitations, brochures, or other marketing materials regarding our Sites and Services, our Programs, and the services of our businesses, affiliates, and business partners.
We also will use your personal information to develop a personal profile about you. If you notify us that you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, we will not send you marketing information.
How We Share Your Information
If you attend one of our events, the Forté Foundation shares the following information about you with the event sponsor or sponsors: first name, last name, email, and location (city).
We also share your information with third-party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you including, for example, providing our Programs and Services, processing your purchases or donations, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you. These third parties have no independent rights in the data.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
- If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
- To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
- When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
- If necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
- To protect our property, services and legal rights;
- To prevent fraud against Forté Foundation, our affiliates, business partners, or authorized dealers;
- To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
- To comply with any and all applicable laws.
Third-Party Advertising Networks
Many third-party advertisers and some web browsers and mobile devices allow you to opt out of third-party advertising. Information and resources to opt out of interest-based advertising are available from the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You may also opt out of tracking and receiving tailored advertisements on your mobile device by some mobile advertising companies and other similar entities by downloading the App Choices app at www.aboutads.info/appchoices.
The Sites and Services will allow you to sign in to and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Plus, with Forté Foundation.
If you would like to disconnect a social media account from Forté Foundation, refer to the settings of that social media account and its provider.
Other Web Sites
Our Sites contain links to other websites and services. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Forté Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Forté Foundation has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard information that can individually identify you.
Retention of Information
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary for business, legal, or regulatory purposes.
You can review, modify, and delete certain information related to your use of our digital properties by accessing your Forté Foundation account. You can unsubscribe to email, text, or other messages in your account settings or by following the instructions contained within the message. You can also ask us to update your information by contacting us at email@example.com.
Business Transfers and Corporate Changes
We reserve the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the websites, including personal information:
- To a subsequent owner, co-owner, or operator of one or more of the sites; or
- In connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, or restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Notice to Individuals Located in the EU
Forté Foundation processes this information where we have a legal basis to do so. The legal basis that we rely on will be one of the following:
You have consented to our processing of your personal information: We will obtain your consent before using or sharing your information for advertising that is targeted based on your interests and online behavior or other personal information that we or third parties may have collected about you. If you consent to our use of your personal information for any purpose, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time by contacting us, as explained below.
Processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation that applies to the Forté Foundation: We will process personal information when necessary to comply with an obligation under EU or Member State law.
Processing is necessary for purposes that are in Forté Foundation’s legitimate interests: Forté Foundation has a legitimate interest in processing your personal information to comply with applicable laws and for certain business and security purposes, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Product and Service development, management, delivery and enhancement;
- Fraud detection and prevention;
- Network and system security;
- General corporate operations;
- User personalization;
- Compliance with applicable laws outside of the EU;
- Communications regarding Products and Services you have purchased; and
- Non-targeted marketing.
Rights of Individuals Located in the EU
If you are located in the EU, you have the following rights, subject to applicable exceptions:
You have the right to request access to the personal information we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting erasure of the information. You also have the right to request a copy of the information we have collected about you. In certain situations, you may also request that we restrict or cease processing your information.
If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal information we have collected about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through one of the methods in the “Contact Information” section, below.
To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your information.
You will be notified of any actions taken on your personal information in response to a request submitted for modification, deletion, or restrictions on the processing of your personal information.
When data processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before such withdrawal. You also have a right to data portability when the data processing is based on your consent or on a contract between you and Forté Foundation and the data was processed by automated means. You may exercise these rights by submitting a written request to email@example.com.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information based on our legitimate interests. You can do so by contacting us as described above. However, the processing of some types of personal information is necessary to provide you the Services. Therefore, if you object to certain types of processing, we may not be able to provide you the Services.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate privacy or data protection regulator in your jurisdiction.
Information We Transfer
When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described here, even though a given country may not have the same privacy and data protection laws as the country in which you reside. All such transfers shall be made through an approved transfer mechanism which may be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Forté Foundation to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes within the immediately preceding calendar year. Forté Foundation will provide you with a list of the categories of personal information disclosed and a list of the names and addresses of the third parties. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com or write us at:
9600 Escarpment #745, PMB 72
Austin, TX 78749
The Forté Foundation Sites are general audience sites not directed at children under the age of 16. If we obtain actual knowledge that any information we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 16, we will promptly delete that information.
9600 Escarpment #745, PMB 72
Austin, TX 78749
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, have your information removed from our mailing lists, or no longer receive marketing e-mails, you may do so by:
- Adjusting the settings in an account you created through the Sites;
- Unsubscribing via the links contained in emails from us; or
- Contacting us at email@example.com.
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