PRIVACY POLICY

Updated 7/9/15
By using the website, HYPERLINK «http://www.startsmallthinkbig.org» http://www.startsmallthinkbig.org (the “Website”), you are knowingly and willingly agreeing to be bound by this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).


Introduction

Start Small Think Big, Inc.

(“Start Small Think Big,” “us” or “we”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. We have taken measures to ensure that your online experience with us is safe and secure. This Privacy Policy details the information gathering and sharing practices for Start Small Think Big on the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that we collect offline or through any other means, including on any other websites operated by Start Small Think Big or a third party. Your access and use of the Website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy, as may be modified from time to time, govern your use of the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to the Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of the then-current Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect on the Website and via e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and the Website. It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party; or any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you should not visit or use the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13.

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website, make any donations or financial contributions through the Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at hello@startsmallthinkbig.org.

Collection of Information.

We collect several types of information from, and about, the users of the Website, including information: by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number (“Personally Identifiable Information”); and/or about the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, browser type, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), platform type, the number and frequency of visitors and the Web pages visited (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”).

We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us;
Automatically as you navigate through the site (information collected automatically may include usage details and IP addresses); and/or From third parties, to the extent such information (including certain financial information that you may verbally or otherwise authorize us to collect) is required by us to provide to you any services that you may require or request, or any referrals to certain third-party not-for-profit organizations that we believe may be of assistance to you, or to whom you have requested a referral.

In general, the Website gathers some generic information automatically. Generic information, such as Non-Personally Identifiable Information does NOT reveal your identity. The information that you provide to our site or that is automatically collected is not sold to other parties, but may be disclosed as we deem appropriate in connection with operating and/or providing services through the Website.

We may store some information on your computer when you access this Site. This information is commonly known as a “cookie” and once recorded is not accessible by any other company. We use cookies in order to better understand how the Website is being accessed and used and cookies also help us to determine if the Site is being delivered efficiently. In addition, cookies allow us to enhance your on line experience by customizing your use of the Website and eliminating the need for you to re-enter data every time you visit the Website. The use of cookies is an industry standard and is used by most major websites to provide the visitor with tailored information. You should be able to block these cookies in the first instance, or erase them from your computer after they have been recorded, if you so choose. Please consult your computer manual in this regard. If you block or erase these cookies you may limit the functionality available to you on the Website.

Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit Start Small Think Big, for example, to count users who have visited those pages, filled out application forms on the Website and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

The Website does not track, collect, or distribute Personally Identifiable Information, except when such information is specifically and knowingly provided by you. Thus, we will only collect Personally Identifiable Information when such information is provided to us in an email, on a form, in an online survey, when you complete an application on the Website or in any other manner when this information is intentionally transmitted by you to Start Small Think Big.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. You grant us a nonexclusive perpetual nonassignable worldwide license to your User Contributions for purpose of the Website and other purposes consistent with our charitable mission.

Information You Provide to Us.

The information we collect from you on or through the Website may include:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of filling out the “Contact Us” form or completing any other applications on the Website, subscribing to any services provided by us or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with the Website;
Records and copies of your electronic correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us;
Your responses to surveys we might ask you to complete for research purposes;
Your search queries on the Website; and
Information pertaining to any donations or financial contributions that you may make through the Website, including donations or financial contributions made via a third-party service (e.g., PayPal, Crowdrise, etc.) that you access through the Website.

Usage Details and IP Addresses.

As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and
Information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data, and is Non-Personally Identifiable Information. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better service by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Website according to your individual interests, speed up your searches, and recognize you when you return to the Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data may include cookies (or browser cookies), flash cookies, clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs.

How We Use Your Information.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
To present the Website and its contents to you;
To our affiliates to assist us in the performing information or services;
To provide you with information or services that you request from us;
To fulfil any other purpose for which you provide information;
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts that may be entered into between you and us;
To notify you about changes to the Website or any services we offer or provide through the Website;
To make referrals to certain third-party not-for-profit organizations that we believe may be of assistance to you, or to whom you have requested a referral;
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information.

Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Privacy Policy, we are allowed to disclose your information as described below.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to fulfil the purpose for which you provide the information, for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information, or with your consent.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information to contact you or to send you news and information about the Website or Start Small Think Big. To opt out of receiving future mailings, see the Opt Out section below. Start Small Think Big will not knowingly sell or distribute Personally Identifiable Information to third parties except as otherwise set forth in this policy. If we use third parties to provide specific services or information to you, those third parties may be allowed to use your Personal Information to provide such services. We may share Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect with our affiliates, contractors and other third parties.

Within Start Small Think Big, your Personally Identifiable Information will be transmitted and stored in a protected environment. We will use commercially reasonable efforts in order not to allow your Personally Identifiable Information to be seen by any third parties other than those that have been engaged by Start Small Think Big to provide services to you, or for which you have been notified of and provided your consent.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information we collect to improve and enhance your overall Website experience. For example, Start Small Think Big may use it to recognize you and welcome you to the site or to contact you or reply to your requests or send you news and information relating to the Site. We may also disclose information that we collect or your provide to our affiliates, to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our operations. Start Small Think Big may share Personally Identifiable Information or Non-Personally Identifiable Information with certain third-party not-for-profit organizations that may be of assistance to you. In certain circumstances, Start Small Think Big may share Personally Identifiable Information or Non-Personally Identifiable Information when the Start Small Think Big believes it is necessary to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, to enforce or apply our terms of use, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website and/or any service offered therein and if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Start Small Think Big, our clients or others and you hereby agree to such disclosure. This may include sharing information with other companies, investigators, lawyers or government agencies in connection with investigating reports of users using a false email address or users sending or posting harassing, threatening, or abusive messages or other issues related to fraud or government subpoenas, warrants and/or court orders.

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Opt Out.

You may choose to opt out of receiving newsletters, e-mail messages, and/or text messages with news and information about or provided by Start Small Think Big or the Website by sending an email from the e-mail address at which you are receiving the messages to hello@startsmallthinkbig.org, requesting that your email address or cellular phone number be removed. You may also choose to opt out with respect to any information shared by Start Small Think Big with third-party not-for-profit organizations (where you have requested a referral to, or the services of, such organizations) by sending an email to hello@startsmallthinkbig.com, requesting that your information should not shared hereafter.

Third Party Links and Advertisements.

The Website may provide links to other third party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with Start Small Think Big through a business partnership or otherwise, Start Small Think Big is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only, and you access them at your own risk.

Some advertisements on the Website are served by third-party advertisers, advertising networks and advertising servers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about users of the Website. This may include information about users’ behavior on the Website and other websites to serve them interested-based (behavioral) advertising. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly.

 

California Privacy Rights.

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits residents of California to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to HYPERLINK «mailto:hello@startsmallthinkbig.org» hello@startsmallthinkbig.org or write to us at The Bronx Business Incubator, c/o Start Small Think Big, 1231 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, New York 10474.

Data Security.

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure.

However, the transmission of information via the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure nor is any security system completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to the Website by you or third parties. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Changes to Our Policy.

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page.

Contact Start Small Think Big.

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:hello@startsmallthinkbig.org