The term computer systems refers to all equipment and data associated with or stored in Tech Journey’s domain and third party service providers including, but not limited to, internal and external communications, transactional records, accounts, data files, website (www.techjourney.org), applications, software programs, Chromebooks and personal computers, servers, tablets and other hardware devices.
The term user refers to all employees, independent contractors, Directors, volunteers, program participants, donors and other persons or entities who have been granted access to Tech Journey computer systems.
The term transaction refers to an interaction between the user and Tech Journey which includes, but is not limited to, website and content viewing, distribution list subscriptions, email communications, financial donations, contact records, activity registrations, and account, application or hardware provisioning.
The term personal data also known as personal information or personally-identifiable information is any information relating to an identifiable person such as name, username, address, phone number, email or the like. Non-personal data is any information that cannot be used on its own to trace, or identify a person such as gender, race, school or browser type.
This policy is effective as of the most recent date listed in the Change Log section below.
DATA WE COLLECT
Like most online service providers, through its computer systems Tech Journey collects non-personal data that web browsers and servers typically make available such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each request. Tech Journey’s purpose in collecting non-personal data is to better understand how Tech Journey’s website and computer systems are being used so that we may improve our services and programs. Tech Journey collects personal data like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and usernames for logged in users or for users leaving comments. Tech Journey only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
When users complete certain transactions with Tech Journey, we collect personal data that may include, but not be limited to, name, address, phone, child’s name and age and email address. The amount and type of information that Tech Journey gathers depends on the nature of the transaction. For example, additional personal information such as a credit card number is required to process a financial transaction. In each case, Tech Journey collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the interaction with Tech Journey. Tech Journey does not disclose personal data other than as described below.
Privacy is a component of Tech Journey’s commitment to youth protection and safety. As such, we do not collect the personal data of children under the age of 13 unless a child’s parent or legal guardian provides it to us through a transaction such as an activity registration. Consistent with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a parent may review or have deleted their child’s personal data, and prohibit its further collection or use. If you have a request in relation to the personal data of your child below the age of 13, please contact us.
When users provide us with personal data, we imply the user consents to our collecting it and using it for the specific reason or transaction in question. If we ask for personal data for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask directly for expressed consent or provide an opportunity to opt out. Marketing consent, for example, results in the subscription to our contact list which we use to send marketing campaigns about our organization and it’s programs. We also may use your information to contact you directly. If after subscribing to our contact list and you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.
We may disclose a user’s personal information if we are required by law to do so. Furthermore, in certain circumstances, we may disclose personal information to a third party for the purpose of completing a transaction or carrying out Tech Journey’s mission. Examples include, but are not limited to, providing a list of activity participant names to enter a secured facility, using a payment gateway to process a donation or registration fee or provisioning a user account to a third party application.
Tech Journey may accumulate and report aggregate non-personal information for several purposes including, but not limited to, planning and evaluation of our programs or seeking funding opportunities.
SECURITY, INTEGRITY AND RETENTION
THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND LINKS
A cookie is a chunk of data – typically stored as a text file – that is placed on the user’s computer or other device when a particular website, application or resource is visited. The cookie is used to identify the device to the website when visited again so the site, application or resource can load preferences, automatically accept credentials, or otherwise personalize the experience. Cookies are used by Tech Journey to operate its website and some components of its computer systems. Please contact us to learn more about the cookies we use.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, please contact us.
Board of Directors resolution February 19, 2021