Personal Data is information about you that you provide to SwitchPitch and that is personally identifying, such as your name, address, email address, date of birth, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
We may gather Personal Data about you through the Site in three ways. First, we may collect and store some Personal Data that you provide to us through subscription forms, contact forms, or product orders. Second, we may collect aggregate information about how you navigate the Site. Third, we may collect and store information through the use of “cookies”. The term “cookies” refers to lines of text that are transmitted to your web browser when you click on a site, providing a way for a server to recall a previous request or previous registration, or keep track of a transaction as it progresses, so that information does not have to be repeated. We use all of this information to help maintain accurate accounts, to provide and to change services, to provide accurate billing and shipping, to answer your inquiries, to market services and products, and to help make our web site useful to you.
Collection and Use of Personal Data
When you submit or register for an Event through the Site or submit a proposal through the Site we collect some information that is Personal Data and some information that is not Personal Data. The Personal Data we collect is your email address, and your first and last name. We also collect your email address if you email our Site for information so we may respond to your inquiries. We collect Personal Data for various reasons – using our SwitchPitch Connect portion of the Site, communicating with you about attending the Event and signing up for email updates on upcoming events. In most cases, we will not sell, trade, or disclose your Personal Data to third parties without your consent. However, there is one exception: we occasionally partner with major sponsors for SwitchPitch events. In some cases, we will share your Personal Data with sponsors or partners to share news about events or special offers in which you may be interested. Our collection of Personal Data is limited to the collection of necessary and adequate information required to accomplish the purposes described above. When you provide Personal Data, it is being provided directly by you to SwitchPitch.
Your information will be retained as long as necessary for the foregoing purposes, and to notify you of future Events and SwitchPitch activities you may be interested in.
How do we Protect Your Information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your information when you enter, submit, or access your information.
You can also opt-in to receive an answer to a question by sending us an email, in which case we will collect your email address to respond to you. By sending an email to us you are providing your express consent to the collection of your email address and any other Personal Data you provide to us by email. If you don’t opt in, we will not respond to you.
If you wish to withdraw your consent, you may do so at any time by writing to: email@example.com. If you withdraw your consent we will not have any means by which to respond to your questions or comments that you email to the Site and you will no longer be able to participate in Events.
International Transfer of Your Personal Data and Your Express Agreement
Given that the Internet and mobile applications operate in a global environment, using the Internet and mobile applications to collect and process Personal Data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. By registering or submitting for an Event and/or communicating with us by email, you acknowledge and expressly consent to our processing of your Personal Data in this way.
Contact Us About Concerns or to Change or Delete Your Information
Participants have a right to access, update, change and delete their Personal Data at any time. To exercise such right, a participant may write to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mail at 1000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007 (“Data Controller” and “Data Recipient”).
Third Party Sites and Links
Do we Disclose Personal Data Third Parties?
We do not sell, share or otherwise disclose your Personal Data to third parties other than those parties necessary to fulfill the above purposes, unless you give your prior express consent to receive additional information from SwitchPitch or a third party. In most cases, we will not sell, trade, or disclose your Personal Data to third parties without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Site, conducting our business, or servicing you (“Subcontractors”). Our Subcontractors maintain confidentiality of your Personal Data. In addition we occasionally partner with major sponsors for SwitchPitch events. In some cases, we will share your Personal Data with sponsors or partners to share news about events or special offers in which you may be interested. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect our or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Because our servers, which store your information, are located in the U.S.A., your information may be available to U.S. government entities or agencies under a lawful court order in the U.S.
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), as we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. The Promotion is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.