Last modified: 29th of May 2015 (minor update on Feb 10 2016 and May 14th to correct URLs).
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for a OpenCon2016.org account or complete a form on OpenCon2016.org (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to OpenCon2016.org, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through OpenCon2016.org. You may provide us information in user content you post to OpenCon2016.org.
Third Party Services
SPARC uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at NationBuilder.com. When you visit OpenCon2016.org, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through OpenCon2016.org. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of OpenCon2015.org may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of OpenCon2016.org and only in service of SPARC’s mission.
By providing OpenCon2016.org and SPARC your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to OpenCon2016.org, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you OpenCon-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on OpenCon2016.org to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of OpenCon2016.org, or other information. However, please note that even if you do so, we may need to contact you to respond to direct inquiries you make to us, or as required by law.
In service of SPARC’s mission, SPARC may release information about you as Open Data under a CC0 license. It will be made clear when, and what, information will be released and you will be asked to re-consent to this release.
Following termination or deactivation of your OpenCon2016.org account, OpenCon2016.org may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, OpenCon2016.org may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of OpenCon2016.org after termination or deactivation of your account.
SPARC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on OpenCon2016.org. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. SPARC also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to OpenCon2016.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to OpenCon2016.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
SPARC cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to SPARC or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. SPARC is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from SPARC, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through OpenCon2016.org, in which case SPARC may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that OpenCon2016.org keeps on file by contacting us directly at Nick@sparcopen.org
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, SPARC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for OpenCon2016.org accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on OpenCon2016.org. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Nick@sparcopen.org
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