LEGAL

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Thank you for visiting the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc. (“MITEF,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) website and reviewing this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy applies to this Site. It does not apply to other websites owned by MITEF or to which we may link. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, the choices you have regarding our use of the information, and your ability to control our disclosure of it. By using this Site, you consent to the use of the information that you provide to us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may update, modify or change this Privacy Policy, from time to time, so please review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Site. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Site. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms of Use for this Site. To access the Terms of Use click here.

Children’s Privacy and Parental Controls

Our Site is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not use our Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to anyone under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are under thirteen (13) you may not use this Site and should not provide any information about yourself through this Site. Our goal is to comply with applicable laws and regulations relating to the collection and use of information from children, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States and other applicable laws or regulations. Please be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors. If you believe that we received information from a child or other person protected under such laws, please notify us immediately by postal mail addressed to MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc., 222 Pitkin Street, Suite 113, East Hartford, CT 06108 or by email at chair@mitforumct.org and we will take reasonable steps to remove that information from our database.

Information We Collect

We may collect two types of information from you: (i) information that you knowingly and voluntarily supply to us (e.g., through a registration process, sign-ups, or other interaction with the Site); and (ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms. For more details on both types of collection, please see below.

(i) Voluntary Information

You may choose to voluntarily and knowingly supply us with information and/or you may provide information through a registration process or sign-in procedure used to access information on some of the Site pages. Some of this information will identify you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. These Terms refer to such information as “personal information” or “personally identifiable information.” This may include your name or associated company name, your title/position, email address, postal address, fax number, and home or work telephone number. This personal information is collected from you in a variety of ways including your responses to correspondence, registering for a service or event, or requesting information about our Site or our organization. By submitting a telephone number to MITEF, you agree that a representative of MITEF can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our services or products.

(ii) Information Collected Using Cookies and Other Web Technologies

Like many websites, our Site may use “cookies” or other similar tracking technologies to collect information which will help us to improve the quality of our services and to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. This information typically includes your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed the Site, the name of your operating system (such as Windows or Macintosh), the name and version of your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox), pages navigated during your visit to the Site, and the date and time of your visit. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies certain features or parts of the Site may not work properly. We do not use flash cookies or track users across time and across websites.

(iii) Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Site, are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly and review such providers’ privacy policies.

How We Use Your Information

If we collect personally identifiable information from you, we may use the information to provide our services and products to you, to improve our Site and services, and your experience with our Site and services. For example, we would use your information for any of the following purposes:

  • to respond to your queries and requests;
  • to assist you in managing your account and passwords;
  • communicate with you about MITEF events that registered for or inquired about;
  • to provide information about special events;
  • to communicate with you about our organization and other information related to our organization that may be of interest to you;
  • to build our contact database;
  • for internal marketing analysis, such as identification of trends;
  • to monitor and analyze our Site; or
  • to improve the design of our Site.

 

Disclosing of Your Information

Where applicable, MITEF may share your personally identifiable information with its affiliates and trusted third parties who assist us by providing services to users of the Site, including, but not limited to, our subsidiaries, as well as third parties associated with our organization, or involved in our the administration and operation of our organization and the events and services we offer. Additionally, to comply with legal requirements, cooperate with law enforcement, prevent fraud and other crimes, and protect legal rights, there are circumstances in which we may share the personal information we collect on this Site without notifying you when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or regulatory requirement; to comply with a subpoena or court order; to cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental investigations (without necessarily requiring the law enforcement or government agency requesting the information to formally serve us with a subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce a contract; to protect the legal rights, property or safety of MITEF, our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, licensors, suppliers, partners, successors, agents, and other users or the public in general or to protect your vital interests. We also reserve the right to report to appropriate law enforcement or government agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful without providing notice to you. We may also disclose your information where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party, whether through bankruptcy proceedings or other sale or merger.

Email

We do not sell, trade or rent email addresses to other organizations, or use or disclose them for marketing purposes, except as described below. Provided, however, we may provide your email address, name, your business organization, or similar information to third parties associated with our organization to assist with the promotion and advertising of our events. We may generate email for the following types of communications:

  • Notification email to which the individual may subscribe and unsubscribe.
  • Transactional email, which is the result of our providing services to you.
  • Relationship email, which is sent as an informational service because of a relationship with us.
  • Commercial email or newsletter, which is sent to promote our organization, our events, and developments and articles of interest in our field (you may opt not to receive this type of email).
  • Correspondence from our staff as a result of a communication initiated by you.

Email that has a provision for opt-out will include instructions on how to do so. All inquiries regarding subscription-based emails should be directed to us at the contact information below.

External Links

For your convenience, we may provide links to websites owned and operated by unrelated third parties. Such third party sites should have their own privacy policies, which we recommend you review prior to interacting with such site. This Privacy Policy applies only to the personal information collected through this Site and you agree that MITEF has no liability with respect to such third party sites or their privacy practices.

Data Security

We use commercially suitable physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure information and data we collect through the Site. It is important that you understand that no website or database is completely secure or “hacker proof” and we cannot guarantee the security of the information you submit to us. You are responsible for taking personal steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse, for example, by protecting your password from unauthorized use or disclosure. Your use of our Site and the transmission of data through our Site is entirely at your own risk.

Contacting Us; Opting Out

At your request and where the law requires us to do so, we will make good faith efforts to confirm what personal information we hold about you, update your information, remove your information, fulfill specific opt-out requests, and/or correct any inaccuracies in such personal information if you contact us at chair@mitforumct.org to submit such requests. We may decline to process a request that is unreasonable, jeopardizes the rights or privacy of others, is impractical or for which access is not otherwise required. Please contact us at chair@mitforumct.org or write to us at MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc., 222 Pitkin Street, Suite 113, East Hartford, CT 06108 if you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or to report any violations of the Privacy Policy. We will endeavor to respond to you within 24 to 48 hours in most cases.

Applicable Law

These Terms are governed under the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our Site is subject to the United States export control laws and regulations and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, reexport, or import any data on our Site, as may be required.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to chair@mitforumct.org or write us at MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc., 222 Pitkin Street, Suite 113, East Hartford, CT 06108. 

TERMS OF USE

Effective Date: January 1, 2019

Welcome to MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc. (“MITEF,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) website. These Website Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) govern your access and use of the MITEF website (“Site”). Please read the Terms of Use in full before using our Site. These Terms of Use apply to this Site only. They do not apply to other websites owned by MITEF or to which we may link. The purpose of these Terms of Use is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, the choices you have regarding our use of the information, and your ability to control our disclosure of it. Please review these Terms of Use before submitting any personal information to MITEF through this Site. By using our Site, you accept and agree to be legally bound by and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found at [INSERT LINK], incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

Use of Site/Updates to Site

This Site is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using this Site you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with this Site and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. We make no claims that this Site or any of its content is accessible or appropriate or may be used or downloaded outside of the United States. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access the Site. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Site thereafter.

Registration Policy

To access the Site or some of the resources it offers, to register for an event, or to interact with features of the Site you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide is correct, current and complete and you shall maintain the accuracy of such information. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Site is governed by our Privacy Policy found at [INSERT LINK]. When you choose or are provided with, a username, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You are responsible for all use of your account or password by others. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Site or portions of it using your username, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any username, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provisions of these Terms of Use. If your account is suspended or terminated, for any reason, you may not create a new account.

Electronic Communications

By visiting the Site or by sending emails to us, you are knowingly and voluntarily consenting to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this Site. By submitting a telephone number to us you agree that a representative of MITEF can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive our services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you would like to opt out of receiving electronic communications from us you may do so by contacting us at chair@mitforumct.org or by using the unsubscribe functions at the bottom of our communications.

Accessing the Site

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Site, and any service or material we provide on the Site, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users, including registered users. You are responsible for:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site.
  • Ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

The trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress on and copyrights to and the content of this Site are the property of MITEF or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international laws. Nothing in this Site grants you any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, trade name or logo, copyright, trade dress, or other content displayed on this Site without prior written permission of MITEF. Your use or misuse of any intellectual property displayed on or used in connection with this Site, or any other content on this Site, is strictly prohibited. This restriction includes copying, reproducing, or modifying any content of this Site for any purpose other than your own personal use.

We welcome any comments you may have regarding the Site, our organization, and any services we provide. Any such comments or content you submit to us, such as remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information, becomes and remains the exclusive property of MITEF, even if these Terms of Use or any other agreement you have entered into with us is later terminated or amended. This means that we do not have to treat any such submission (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas) as confidential. We will not pay you or anyone else for any information that you provide which is used by us. Additionally, you acknowledge that you have full responsibility for any such submissions you make, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not use the Site in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries) or is otherwise prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site. You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct while using the Site and for any consequences thereof. You agree that MITEF shall decide, in its sole discretion, if your conduct violates any aspect of these Terms of Use and that MITEF may take whatever action it deems appropriate to address such violation, including without limitation notification of appropriate authorities and removal of your access to the Site.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy, take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site, and terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Site. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS MITEF FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY MITEF DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER MITEF OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

We do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Site, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by a third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

Infringement Claims

Infringement Notification Procedure. If you are an intellectual property rights owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content posted to this Site infringes upon your intellectual property rights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Such information should be sent to chair@mitforumct.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements set forth above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Counter-notice. If you have had your content removed under the above take-down procedure, and believe that the content is not infringing, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to chair@mitforumct.org:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Washington, D.C., and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by MITEF, MITEF may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at MITEF’s sole discretion.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Site

All information we collect on this Site is subject to our Privacy Policy at [INSERT LINK]. By using the Site, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

External Third-Party Links

For your convenience, we may provide links to websites or resources owned and operated by unrelated third parties. This may include links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. If you would like to link to our Site, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page of our Site, and subject to the following conditions:

  • You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
  • You do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
  • Your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or does not comply in any way with the law of the United States of America.

If you choose to link to our Site in breach of this section, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

Disclaimer of Warranties

All information on our Site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding and as an informational resource only. The documents and any related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information contained on our Site. We may make improvements and/or changes to any of the products depicted or described herein at any time. YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH REGARD TO ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTY, OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL OR IN WRITING, OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER MITEF NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH MITEF REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. MITEF HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MITEF, its affiliates, licensors, and services providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and successors and assigns from and against any claims, actions or demands, damages, awards, losses, costs, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from, or relating to your use of and access to the Site, your use of any information obtained from the Site, or your violation of these Terms of Use or your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary or privacy right.

Applicable Law

These Terms of Use are governed under the laws of the State of Connecticut without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our Site is subject to the United States export control laws and regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to strictly comply with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain authorization to export, reexport, or import any data on our Site, as may be required.

General

These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, legal notices published by us on the Site, and any other applicable agreements shall constitute the entire agreement between us concerning the use of the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver by MITEF of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Our Contact Information

At your request and where the law requires us to do so, we will make good faith efforts to confirm what personal information we hold about you, update your information, remove your information, fulfill specific opt-out requests, and/or correct any inaccuracies in such personal information if you contact us at chair@mitforumct.org to submit such requests. We may decline to process a request that is unreasonable, jeopardizes the rights or privacy of others, is impractical or for which access is not otherwise required. All feedback, complaints, comments, and requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Site should be directed to:

MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc.
222 Pitkin Street, Suite 113
East Hartford, CT 06108
Email: chair@mitforumct.org

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