Please read the following carefully to understand how we will collect, use, and maintain your personal information. It also describes your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of your personal information.
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We may collect certain user information (including personal information and/or sensitive personal information) in the following ways:
Information You Provide To Us. We collect information you provide directly to us including when you visit our websites.
For example, we collect information when you enter into an agreement with East Bay Startups as a user, create or modify your profile and account, access and use the East Bay Startups Service (including but not limited to when you upload, download, or share information), participate in any interactive features of the East Bay Startups Service, submit a contact form, participate in a survey, activity or event, apply for a job, request customer support, or communicate with us via third-party social media sites. You may, however, visit our website anonymously.
The types of information we may collect directly from you include your name, username, email address, postal address, phone number, information about your Product account preferences, employer’s name, job title, transactional information (including services purchased or subscribed to and billing address), your registration for and attendance at events, your newsletter subscriptions, as well as any contact or other information you choose to provide. Please be aware that the information you choose to provide in your EastBayStartups.org account profile may reveal or identify information that is not expressly stated (for example, information you provide may reveal your gender). We also store information that you upload or provide to the East Bay Startups Services ("Content") in order to provide you with the features and functionality of the East Bay Startups Service.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the East Bay Startups Service. When you access or use the East Bay Startups Service, we may automatically collect information about you, including:
Usage, Log, and Device Information: We collect information from your use of the East Bay Startups Service such as system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, and the referral URL. We monitor user activity in connection with the East Bay Startups Service and may collect information about the features you use, the Content you upload, download, share, or access while using the East Bay Startups Service, the Content you access, and any actions taken in connection with the access and use of your Content in the East Bay Startups Service.
Use of Information
We may use the information collected through the East Bay Startups Service for the limited purpose of providing the East Bay Startups Service and related functionality and services for which East Bay Startups has been engaged. The information may be used for a variety of purposes, including:
Provide, operate, maintain, and improve the East Bay Startups Service;
Enable you to access and use the East Bay Startups Service;
Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
Provide and deliver the services and features you request, process, and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices;
Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service and support;
Communicate with you about services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, events, and provide other news or information about East Bay Startups and our select partners;
Process and deliver survey entries and rewards;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the East Bay Startups Service and for marketing or advertising purposes;
Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the East Bay Startups Service, and other illegal activities;
Personalize and improve the East Bay Startups Service, and provide content and/or features that match your interests and preferences or otherwise customize your experience on the East Bay Startups Service; and
For other purposes about which we notify you.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
To Vendors, Consultants, and Other Service Providers: We may share your information with third-party vendors, consultants, and other service providers who are working on our behalf and require access to your information to carry out that work, such as to process billing or as it relates to a Product feature. These service providers are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide services to East Bay Startups.
In Compliance with Laws: We may disclose your information to a third party: (a) if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (b) to enforce our agreements and policies; (c) to protect the security or integrity of the East Bay Startups Service; (d) to protect East Bay Startups, our customers, or the public from harm or illegal activities; (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person; or (f) as otherwise directed by you.
For Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. You may be notified thereafter via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
As Aggregated and/or Anonymized Data: We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized information with third parties that does not directly identify you.
Collaboration and Sharing Features
The East Bay Startups Service offers collaboration features which allow you to share your Content through the East Bay Startups Service. As a function of the collaborative nature of the East Bay Startups Service, and based on the permissions and settings you choose, the use of such features enables the sharing of Content with people you want to collaborate with.
Global Data Privacy Protection
Currently, East Bay Startups uses model contract clauses as the basis for it’s approach to global data privacy protection and compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. These contractual clauses provide adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of the privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and as regards the exercise of the corresponding rights.
You may access your Product account information and our service only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been compromised in any way. In addition, always log out and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password to us.
We will retain your information for as long as your Product account is active or as needed to provide you with the East Bay Startups Service. We will retain and use your information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We will retain personal data we process on behalf of our customers as directed by paying customers. East Bay Startups will retain this personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.
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Links to Third-Party Websites
We may place links on the East Bay Startups Service, including the East Bay Startups blog. When you click on a link to a third-party website from our Website, your activity and use on the linked website is governed by that website’s policies, not by those of East Bay Startups. We encourage you to review their privacy and user policies.
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East Bay Startups
PO Box 10772
Oakland, CA 94610
Last Updates 2019-03-11