Last Updated: June 12, 2023
- What information we collect
- With whom it is shared
- How it can be corrected
- How it is secured
- How policy changes will be communicated
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data
Information collection, use, and sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, online website forms, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (For example, we use MailChimp to send out our email communications.)
Your access to and control over information
You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any
- Change/correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
If you prefer not to receive electronic promotional communications from us, you can opt-out at any time by following the Unsubscribe instructions included in each email communication. Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed, or clearly indicate that you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible.
In order to attend one of our events, a user must first complete the registration form either on our website (jointventure.org) or via a third-party registration system such as Eventbrite. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the details of the event in which you have expressed interest.
We partner with another party to provide specific services (For example, we use MailChimp to send out our email communications.). When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon next to the website URL in your web browser or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We use “cookies” on our sites. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
Our websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
In order to download some of our free reports, our site requests information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include, but is not limited to, contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip/postal code and geographic region). Survey information will be used for purposes of determining who is downloading the report which will help us make reports more useful and relevant to readers in the future.
California “Do Not Track” disclosures
The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) requires websites to disclose their tracking policies to users.
Do Not Track (also referred to as DNT) is a web browser preference a user can activate (if the web browser supports it) that tells the web browser not to track the browsing activities of an individual user.
At this time, we only respond to browser DNT signals in regards to Google Analytics and only on jointventure.org. Our other three websites do not respond to DNT signals. If you have activated Do Not Track on your web browser, jointventure.org will tell Google Analytics to cease tracking your browsing activity. We cannot, however, guarantee that third parties that have content embedded on our site, such as social plug-ins, will respond to your Do Not Track request.
LinkedIn conversion tracking and Insight Tag
The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding members’ visits to our website (jointventure.org), including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics (User Agent), and timestamp. The IP addresses are encrypted and LinkedIn doesn’t share the personal data of members with us; they only provide reports and alerts (which do not identify members) about our website audience and ad performance. They also provide retargeting for website visitors, enabling us to show personalized ads off our website by using this data, but without identifying the member. We also use data that doesn’t identify members to improve ad relevance and reach members across devices. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings.
Google Analytics granular location and device data
By default, Google Analytics collects metadata about the city-level location and granular device details of jointventure.org and siliconvalleyindicators.org. This data includes:
- Latitude (of city)
- Longitude (of city)
- Browser minor version
- Browser User-Agent string
- Device brand
- Device model
- Device name
- Operating system minor version
- Platform minor version
- Screen resolution
Google Analytics collects this info so it can provide location and device-based capabilities to website visitors.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The CCPA provides consumers with four basic rights relating to their personal information:
- The Right to Know
- The Right to Opt Out
- The Right to Control and Be Forgotten
- The Right to Exercise Privacy Rights Without Prejudice
Notification of changes
Changes made in our most recent update:
- Updated our phone number and mailing address
- Added section: “Google Analytics granular location and device data”
Questions and comments
Or write to us at:
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 720010
San Jose, California 95172 USA