“MindyKNOWS (“we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes that privacy is of great importance to individuals everywhere – our client, website visitors, product users… everyone. This is why we take your privacy seriously.
What This Policy Applies To:
What This Policy Does Not Apply to:
The MindyKNOWS Site may contain links to other websites and use of third-party software. MindyKNOWS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites, policies or practices.
Updates to this Policy are effective immediately when posted at www.mindyknows.com. You should review this Policy regularly to ensure you agree with any changes that are made. Your use of the Site constitutes your consent to the terms of this Policy. If you cannot or do not consent to the terms of this Policy (as it may be revised from time to time), you must not use this Site.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information Collected Directly From You
In general, you can visit MindyKNOWS’s website without providing any personally identifiable information (“PII”) other than the information we collect automatically. You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, if you create an account at the mindyKNOWS.com website to contact us for information, respond to surveys, subscribe to receive information, or register for webinars, conferences and other events. In such circumstances you will be asked to provide certain PII. The PII may include your name, address, email address, company, position, physical address, telephone number, fax number, and preferences. In addition to using personal information you provide to us to facilitate the foregoing activities, we may also use such information to update your contact information to receive subscription information; update and manage your preferences in connection with your subscription account; provide service, whether in response to a request or following up on an inquiry; improve our website; improve the manner in which our services are offered on our website; improve the interactions visitors have with our website; and market services that may be of interest to you. We may also use information you provide to us for any other purpose for which you provide it, or in any other way we describe when you provide the information.
We may also conduct research on our users’ demographics (e.g. age, gender), interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when making a purchase or from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve you. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. We may share this aggregated data with our suppliers.
Finally, we may also ask for your personal information when you express an interest in employment opportunities at MindyKNOWS by submitting an application through our website. The information we collect from you will be made apparent at the time you are submitting your application, and we will use this information only to evaluate your employment candidacy.
Once you create and account you can visit your profile on the mindyKNOWS.com website at any time to add, edit or remove PII, such as your first and last name. If you decide to provide PII, you are telling us that this information is both true and accurate, and that you are authorized to provide it to us.
Information We May Collect Automatically
We may collect standard information about MindyKNOWS users such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, what you searched for, referring and exit pages, the dates and times of visits, and other site usage behavior (“Site Visitation Data”). Site Visitation Data is used to administer the site and provide general statistics regarding the use of the MindyKNOWS’s website. We may also use Site Visitation Data to display advertising or send targeted email marketing messages you may find interesting and to suppress advertising that might not interest you. Specifically, we collect the following:
Biographical Information: We may automatically collect information about you when you visit the Site, such as your gender, your age, and your online interests.
Navigational Information: We may automatically collect information related to how you got to the Site, such as the site from which you came, and the site to which you navigate after leaving our Site, what pages you visit on the Site, how long you stay on pages, how many pages you visit, and if you complete any forms on the Site. Some of this information is anonymous, as it does not permit us to identify you personally. However, we may associate this information with your personal information if you provide it.
Technical Specifics: We may automatically collect information related to the technology you used to access the Site, such as the type of device (mobile, desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) you used, the brand of device you used, the internet browser you used, and the service provider and network used to access the Site.
A cookie is a small text file that a website’s server places on a user’s computer, mobile phone, or other device. The cookie transmits information back to the website’s server about the browsing activities of the user. This includes information such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits, and what links a user may have clicked on the Site. Cookies can also be used to recognize users and maintain data related to a particular individual, including passwords. In some contexts, such as where a number of separate websites participate in a network, cookies can be used to track a user across different sites. Cookies are used as a standard practice by many sites. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. Pages of our 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 the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
If you would prefer not to accept cookies from our Site or any other website, you can modify the settings in your browser. You may refer to your browser’s online help feature or user manual for instructions on how to do this. If you refuse to accept cookies, it is possible that some portions of the Site may not function as intended.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will treat your personal information as confidential, and we will not share your personal information with third parties without your permission, except in the limited circumstances described below.
We may provide your PII to third parties for the purposes of operating our business, delivering, improving, and customizing our client services, sending marketing and other communications related to our business, and for other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law or otherwise with your consent. The third-party companies are authorized to use your PII only as necessary to provide these services to us. It is our practice to require such third-parties to handle information in a manner consistent with our policies. These third-parties may include the following:
Vendors: We may provide your information to vendors who help us do things like provide services features, operating our website, monitor site activity, maintain databases, and assist us in hosting microsites and mobile websites where you may provide personal information about yourself and others you know; and where they may observe information about you in the same way as described above. We also use third party vendors to provide services related to hosting the Site, removing repetitive information from our users lists or accounts, providing technical support, processing and storing your information, updating your information records in our database (including both physical address and email address verification), and sending or coordinating the sending of marketing communications on our behalf.
Law Enforcement and Regulators: We may disclose information about you with outside companies, organizations, or individuals if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosures of the information is reasonably necessary to: meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our business, our users, or the public as require or permitted by law; and enforce our rights.
Further, in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders. Therefore, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, we may disclose personal or other information to regulatory or government bodies, courts of law, tribunals, and law enforcement bodies to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
Other Third Parties: We may provide your information to persons or entities in connection with our own business operations, such as to our auditors or counsel, or in connection with a major change in our business (such as an acquisition), provided such persons or entities are subject to obligations to keep the information confidential and use the information only for the purpose we provided it to them.
Marketing: The information you provide on the Website may also be used by us and selected suppliers or partners for marketing purposes, such as when you subscribe to receive marketing communications or newsletters. Before this information is collected we may offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way. You may choose to stop receiving our marketing communications by opting out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those communications, accessing the marketing preferences in your account settings page, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The security of your personal information is important to us. We intend to protect the personal information entrusted to us and treat it securely in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We follow generally accepted physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 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.
Please note that emails and other communications sent to us through the @mindyknows.com email addresses are not encrypted and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through those addresses.
Retention of Personal Information
We will retain your personal information as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our business requirements, legal obligations, resolve disputes, protect our assets, and enforce our agreements.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information, personal or otherwise, 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 this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn 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 email@example.com.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We work with responsible third-parties. While you are using the Site, you may be linked or directed to other third-party sites outside of our Site that are beyond our control. Each of these third-party sites may have a privacy policies and practices than we have.. Please be aware and review the privacy policies and practices of these sites carefully. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
Social Media Features and Widgets
If you sign up to receive email, you may receive emails from MindyKNOWS. You may unsubscribe from these emails by following the removal instructions located at the bottom of each email.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
Applicable data protection laws may give you the right to control our use and processing of your personal information. These may include the right (i) to request access to and a copy of your personal information, (ii) to object to processing of your personal information, or to request rectification or erasure of your personal information; (iii) to restrict processing of your personal information; and (iv) to data portability. Where we are using your personal information with your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, though this will not affect our uses of your personal information prior to the withdrawal of your consent.
To exercise any of your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider and act upon any such requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws, and may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
You also have the right to raise questions or complaints with your applicable national data protection authority at any time.
If you have questions or concerns with respect to this Policy, please feel free to contact us.
This MindyKNOWS Privacy Notice was revised and posted as of July 2019.