Privacy Statement

DIVERSITY PIPELINE ALLIANCE®

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: April, 2007

Welcome to the Diversity Pipeline Alliance® (the “Pipeline”) web site (http://www.diversitypipeline.org/) (the “Web Site”), a Web Site developed and maintained by the Diversity Pipeline Alliance®. This privacy policy, as part of the overall Usage Agreement for this Web Site, covers personally identifiable and other information collected from you by the Pipeline or our service providers through the Web Site as well as information we may collect offline or through our diversity relationships. Users of this Web Site generally include members, partners, and sponsors of the Pipeline, event attendees and the general public.

By using this Web Site, you agree to this privacy policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USES

You are not required to register on this Web Site or provide personal information to the Pipeline, unless you would like to register for an event. The content on the Web Site is accessible by the public without any need to register. However, you may choose to register for an event or program offered by the Pipeline or one of its partners, members and/or sponsors. If you choose to register for an event at this Web Site, you will be providing your personal information to the Pipeline and organizations involved with the event. Personal information is information, such as your name, street address, phone number, email address, and other information that can be used to identify you individually.

EVENT AND PROGRAM REGISTRATION-DATA COLLECTION AND USE

By registering for an event at this Web Site, the Pipeline will collect personal information from you to enable the Pipeline (its partners, members and/or sponsors) to register you for the event, provide you with event and programming information, contact you with any questions and gather information about event attendees.

The Pipeline uses the information collected from you for many purposes, including but not limited to, those listed below.

  • Determine eligibility for participation in events.
  • Manage event logistics; communicate with event participants, speakers and facilitators; and administer event discussion forums.
  • Solicit survey participation.
  • Comply with reporting and other requirements of its’ grant makers.
  • Contact you regarding the Pipeline’s/members’/partners’/sponsors’ news, diversity industry updates, and other information that may be of interest to the diversity community.
  • Maintain the integrity and quality of our services, customize site content, and make technical improvements to the Web Site.
  • Cooperate in legal proceedings, comply with laws, and as necessary to detect or prevent fraud and other unlawful activity.

LOG FILES ARE COLLECTED IN ANONYMOUS FORM; COOKIES.

Like most standard Web site servers, the Pipeline (through its service provider) uses log files to automatically collect system and security-related information. This includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track aggregate user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

The Pipeline collects session cookies from users who register for events. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer by a Web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by the Web server that originally placed the cookie. Recent versions of popular Internet browsers provide features to let you view and manage cookies. If you choose to block the use of session cookies from our site, you will not be able to register for events.

INFORMATION USES

The Pipeline uses the log file information it collects for various purposes, including, but not limited to, tracking visits and usage of the Web Site, providing technical improvements to this Web Site and to cooperate as required by law in judicial or government proceedings, and as necessary to detect or prevent fraud and other unlawful activity. Information collected in log files will not be used to identify you individually, unless the disclosure is required for law enforcement or fraud prevention purposes.

ACCESS, DATA INTEGRITY, AND RETENTION

You may modify your personal information in your event registration and other personal information by contacting customer info@diversitypipeline.org or by calling the Pipeline’s customer service department at 703-893-2063. You are responsible for the accuracy of any information you provide on this Web Site and for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. Inactive information will be subject to appropriate retention and archiving procedures to support the Pipeline’s business needs and legal and data integrity requirements

OPTING OUT

If you wish to opt-out of receiving specific communications or all future communications from the Pipeline or any of third parties described below under “Information Sharing,” you may do so by forwarding your request to info@diversitypipeline.org, by calling the Pipeline’s customer service department at 703-893-2063 or by sending your request via postal mail to The Diversity Pipeline Alliance, 1600 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1400, McLean, VA 22102. It may take up to 10 business days to make the requested change and there is a slight chance that you may receive an e-mail from us within that time.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Pipeline and its service provider use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification and disclosure.

INFORMATION SHARING

Information, including personal information, obtained from event registrants may be shared with grant making institutions and/or their service providers for required reporting and verification purposes.

The Pipeline may disclose to its members,’ partners,’ sponsors,’ grant-making organizations and other organizations your contact information to contact you about their events, products and/or services. If you wish to opt-out from receiving communications from any such organizations, please follow the instructions above under “Opting Out.”

The Pipeline may partner with other organizations to hold certain events. The Pipeline may obtain member lists from, or share information with, such organizations in the diversity community in order to facilitate these events. The Pipeline may publish a list of the contact details of speakers, facilitators and participants. If you prefer not to have your contact details published, please contact the Pipeline’s customer service at 1-703-893-2063 or by email at info@diversitypipeline.org.

In addition, aggregated, anonymous information concerning event registrants/attendees, Web Site visitors and other individuals from the diversity community who provide information to the Pipeline may be shared with grant making institutions, members, partners, sponsors and other members of the diversity community.

Furthermore, the Pipeline may provide access to information as required by law, to comply with requirements in a judicial or other governmental proceeding or in instances where the Pipeline determines that it is necessary in order to detect or prevent fraud or other unlawful activity.

SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

The Pipeline conducts research studies with individuals and organizations, including but not limited to event attendees, members, partners, web site visitors and the general public. We may obtain basic contact information from participating members, partners, and/or sponsors or organizations in the diversity community, as well as from those who voluntarily responded to our surveys. We may also collect opinions and attitudes from respondents as well as event evaluations. The Pipeline may use service providers to administer surveys for itself and for surveys that are required by grant providers.

Participation in surveys is always optional for event registrants and others solicited. You may always opt out of participating in surveys by responding to the directions provided within the survey invitation or by contacting the Pipeline’s customer service by phone at 1-703-893-2063 or by email at info@diversitypipeline.org. The Pipeline generates aggregate reports from survey responses and uses these reports internally to improve the Pipeline’s services. The Pipeline may share aggregate reports with grant makers, members, partners, sponsors, and other organizations in the diversity community.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

There may be links on this Web Site to Members,’ partners’ and sponsors’ web sites or other sites for informational or event registration purposes. The Pipeline is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We recommend you carefully read the privacy policies of each site you visit.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Pipeline is committed to assisting middle and high school students pursue graduate business education and beyond by providing them with information about the steps to take to succeed with their goals. However, we request that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 14 and would like more information about our programs or our members’ programs, please have your parent or guardian contact us.

The Pipeline intends to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child we will make all reasonable efforts to delete that data from our records.For questions about children’s privacy or other issues at this Web Site, please e-mail us at info@diversitypipeline.org.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

From time to time, we may need to change our Privacy Policy to accommodate changes in applicable law, our programs or business needs or for other reasons. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy, including changes in our use of personal information, we will post a prominent notice on the http://www.diversitypipeline.org/ home page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or believe we have not adhered to it, please contact info@diversitypipeline.org, by phone: 703-893-2063 or by regular mail: 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1400, McLean, VA 22102.

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