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Effective Date: August 3, 2006

Privacy Statement

The California Technology Foundation (CTF) is committed to respecting the privacy and security of all visitors to our website.  We recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to protect your privacy and to provide you with choices about how that information is shared.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Statement as well as our Terms and Conditions. CTF reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Statement simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by CTF as described below.

Children's Privacy

We welcome volunteers of all ages, including children under the age of thirteen. Due to our status as a non-profit organization, we are not required to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, we strongly encourage our volunteers aged thirteen and under to use our services only with parental consent.

Types of Information Requested

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card or social security numbers. 

How Your Personal Information Is Used

CTF does not disclose to third party any information it gathers from its website which could be used to track your individual access and navigation of our site.  In order to maintain the integrity of the personal information you provide, we deploy computer encryption technology to protect your information from unauthorized access or release.  To defer the costs of bringing you online service, we may at times distribute aggregate information about our users to advertisers or business associates, but we will never individually identify you.

CTF may use email and street addresses voluntarily provided by site visitors to notify them of updates, products, services or upcoming events.  Site visitors who do not wish to receive such notifications via e-mail can choose to opt out of receiving such information at any time, by indicating either at time of registration, or upon receipt of any promotional email.

Cookies

We use cookies on our site to support our multiple levels of access to CTF’s website.  We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use the site.  A “cookie” is a text file stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.  This information helps us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Credit Card Security

Currently, this site collects information (e.g., name, title, organization, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and payment information) voluntarily provided by individuals who register for CTF’s conferences or purchase CTF products online.  Sensitive information, such as your credit card number, are encrypted and protected with the encryption software SSL when transmitted to CTF.  Credit card information is not stored or re-used in any manner.  Only authorized personnel with specific IDs and passwords can access credit card information and then solely for the purpose of processing authorized transactions.

E-mail

Messages that you send to us via email may not be secure.  CTF suggests that you do not send any confidential information to us by email.  If you choose to send confidential information to us by email, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept your information.

Links

CTF’s website contains links to other sites.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites.  We encourage users when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.

If you have any questions and/or a concern regarding what is done with information provided via this site, please e-mail your concerns to info@CalTechFund.org. Please reference this Privacy Statement in your subject line.

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