NODE Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 11, 2017

Thanks for your interest in www.nodecampaign.org (the “Site”, “we”, or “us”). This NODE Website Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) describes: 

1. the information that we gather from you, 

2. how we use and share this information, 

3. the rights and choices you have regarding this information,

4. the steps we take to protect this information,

5. the limitations of this Policy regarding third party websites and content,

6. how we transfer your information,

7. how we may change this Policy, and 

8. how you may contact us.

By using the Site, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy. This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms of Use for the Site you use. 

1. Information We Collect on the Site: 

1.1 User-provided Information. When you use the Site, you may provide us with information about you, including your name, email address, zip code and UAS experience. You may provide us with information in various ways when using the Site. For example, you provide us with information when you submit an online form via the Site, or through other means of communication. 

1.2 User-provided Information About Others. We may also collect and store information about other people that you or other users provide to us. If you use the Site to share and/or distribute content, and such content contains information about others, we may store, process, and disclose that information as provided for under this Policy.  

1.3 Cookies and Automatically Collected Information. When you use certain portions of the Site, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device.  We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Please review your web browser “Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Site to their fullest potential. We may use third party cookies as well.  For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data.  The Site does not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who use the Site. 

We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs" or “web beacons.” This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use the Site, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Site, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Site. This information is gathered from all users, and may be connected with other information about you.

1.4 Third Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons. We may display third-party content on or through the Site.  We also may enable you to interface with third party sites, including third party social networks and communications services.  In addition, we may implement third party buttons (such as Twitter “like” or “retweet” buttons) that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by the Site. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies. 

1.5 Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information from third parties and sources other than the Site, such as our contractors, sponsors, and other third parties.

2. How We Use the Information We Collect. We use information we collect through the Site in a variety of ways through providing the Site and operating our business, including the following:  

2.1 We use the information that we collect through the Site to operate, maintain, enhance and provide features of the Site, to provide information that you request, to respond to comments and questions, and otherwise to provide support to users.

2.2 We use the information that we collect through the Site to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Site and develop new features and functionality. 

2.3 We may use your information to contact you for administrative and informational purposes.  This may include sending communications from us or from third parties we work with.

2.4 We may use information we collect to: (i) personalize the Site; (ii) provide customized content, and information; (iii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the Site; (iv) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (v) review your entries, submissions, and status in any activities involving the Site.

3. When We Disclose Information.  We will not disclose your information that we collect through the Site to third parties except as described in this Policy or as we disclose to you at the time the information is collected. We may disclose information to third parties in the following circumstances:

3.1 We may share your information with our sponsors globally in order to provide you with the Site.

3.2 Any information that you voluntarily choose to upload to a publicly accessible site or venue using the Site or that you elect to make public, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users. 

3.3 We work with third party service providers to provide hosting, maintenance, communication facilitation, and other services for us. We generally require these service providers to use or disclose the information they process on our behalf only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.  

3.4 We may preserve and disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, warrant or request, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies. 

3.5 We also reserve the right to preserve and disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Site, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.

3.6 If you consent to our disclosure of information to a third party, such the NODE campaign sponsors, or as otherwise authorized under applicable law. 

3.7 Information about our users, including information you provided and any information collected through the Site, may be disclosed and otherwise communicated to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our corporation assets.

3.8 We may make certain aggregated, de-identified, or non-identifying information about users of the Site available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, and/or functionality of the Site.

4. Your Rights and Choices 

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request access to and receive information about the information we maintain about you, update or correct inaccuracies in the information we maintain about you, and have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate.  Your right to access information we maintain about you may be limited under local law.  You also have the right to object to the processing of your information or to withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you, including to the transfer of information to other countries.  Note, however, that if you exercise your right to object or your rights of blocking or deletion, if you decline to share certain information with us, or if you withdraw your consent to our processing of information about you, we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Site. 

Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit, as authorized under applicable law, for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies. 

We use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data; Google provides some additional privacy options described at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. We use Flurry by Yahoo! to collect and process certain analytics data; Flurry provides some additional privacy options described at https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/.

5. Third-Party Services

The Site may contain features or links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to the operators of such services and is subject to those operators’ policies, if any, governing privacy and security, even if accessed through the Site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through the Site.

6. Children’s Privacy

The Site is not directed to children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 without obtaining parental consent. 

7. Data Security

We use certain physical, organizational, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of information that we collect and maintain. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and thus we cannot and do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, viewed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or organizational safeguards.  

8. Changes and Updates to this Policy 

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify this Policy, we will make it available on or through the Site, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. Your continued use of the Site after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of this Policy.

9. Our Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy or our data practices by email at info@nodecampaign.org.