TechAdvocacy Privacy

TechAdvocacy, the team behind the Technology Community Survey and its associated services (“TechAdvocacy,” “Survey,” or “Services”), cares about privacy. We recognize that privacy is all the more important because we asking for sensitive, personal information. We won’t do anything nefarious with your data, but there is some information we must collect, store, use, and share as part of our research. We want you to be able to make an informed choice to share your information, so we’ve created this privacy policy to keep our users and Survey takers informed about how that process works.

Please keep in mind that TechAdvocacy reserves the right to change this policy at any point and without notification. Please check back regularly for the latest version before relying on the terms here. This version is current as of the last revision date: September 24, 2013.

What we collect

By using TechAdvocacy or taking our Survey, you agree that TechAdvocacy may collect personal identification information including, but not limited to, your name, physical and email addresses, IP address, birth date, gender, and telephone number. At times, like in our Survey, we’ll ask you for more specific information about yourself. If you share it with us, it may be used according to the description below.

TechAdvocacy may also keep track of the web pages our users visit within TechAdvocacy, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within TechAdvocacy to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

How we may use or share this information

We use this information to improve our services and target them to our various users and clients, including survey takers, researchers, and policy groups. Your information may be available to staff, contractors, or agents who need to see it in order to work on TechAdvocacy.

What we share with partners: We may collect and share user information in the aggregate, and that may describe a group of users’ demographics, beliefs, and habits. We may also may collect and share anonymous user information. We’ll do our best to strip such data of information that may allow for reidentification of individuals, but you should know that we can’t guarantee absolute anonymity.

However, we won’t share your individual personal identification information, other than that described above, without your permission. You may wish to be able to opt in or out of some sharing to engage with other advocacy organizations or use of our service.

Communications: You may also opt in or out of allowing us to us use your information to contact you about your service.

Third parties: Other sites or services that link to or from TechAdvocacy may collect and manage your information differently. Our policy and responsibility do not extend to these third parties.

We may release personal identifying information to comply with court orders or laws that require us to disclose such information. We will notify users of such orders that affect them except where prohibited from doing so by law.

In the event of a reorganization, sale or merger we may transfer personal identifying information to the relevant third party. In such an event, we will use the email address we have on file to notify all users.

Children under the age of 13

TechAdvocacy does not target, knowingly provide services to, or collect personal identifying information from children under the age of 13. We encourage parents to teach their children to never give out personal identifying information online. If you are concerned about the transfer of information collected from your child under the age of 13, please contact us at support@TechAdvocacy.com.

Cookies and other tools

We may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags or other mechanisms to track and improve your use of our services. Some of this information may be stored on your computer. We may also use third-party analytic or ad tools that track your behavior with or without association to personal identifying information.

Corrections or Removal

If you are concerned about the accuracy, collection, storage, or use of your information and wish to access, review, amend, correct, or remove it, please contact us at support@TechAdvocacy.com. We may decline requests that are unreasonable, overly repetitive, require disproportionate effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or are impractical.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at support@TechAdvocacy.com.