Effective Date: January 1, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or write us at MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, Inc., 222 Pitkin Street, Suite 113, East Hartford, CT 06108.
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Use of Site/Updates to Site
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
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 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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 email@example.com 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
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