We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
We collect certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”) through the Site when you choose to provide such information, such as when you:
- Submit information through the “Contact Us” page of the Site
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Submit information through the “Learn More about Membership” page of the Site
- Create an account
- Register for a program or event, or
- Apply for a job posting
This information can include:
- First name and last name
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- Physical addresses such as address, state, province, ZIP/postal code, and city
- Work and educational history
- Current employer and job title, and
- Log-in information including password
We also collect Cookies and Usage Data, including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and web log data (see the section of this Policy on Usage Data below for more details).
If you choose to give us Personal Data, we may use that Personal Data to correspond with you, provide you with requested materials, and contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
Each time you visit the Site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of your online experience, including Usage Data, which may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, and browser version; the pages of our Service that you visit; the time and date of your visit; the time spent on those pages; unique device identifiers; and other diagnostic data.
Aggregated Data. We collect aggregate queries for internal reporting and also count, track, and aggregate a visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flow at the Site. To these ends, we may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, we may remove personal identifiers from Personal Data and maintain them in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with our affiliates, business partners, Service Providers and/or vendors; if such data is shared, we will not disclose your individual identity.
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or device you have used to access the internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your internet service provider. We may use IP addresses to conduct website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Site, though we will not combine traffic data with User accounts.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Tracking Technologies.
A “Session Cookie” is one that exists for the period that your browser is open. A “Persistent Cookie” is one that is saved on your device/computer even after the browser is closed. Like many websites, we may use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. We also use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Some of the Site’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with Cookies to compile aggregate statistics about website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of a website. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated Cookies. Tracking technologies also used are tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.