The MAVEN Project
Privacy Policy
Last Revised: June 30, 2016

The MAVEN Project is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) we collect from users of our website, located at www.mavenproject.org (the “Site”).

  1. Questions; Contacting Company; Reporting Violations. If you have any questions or concerns or complaints about our Privacy Policy or our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us at the following address, e-mail address, or phone number:
    The MAVEN Project
    Attn: Laurie Green, MD, President & CEO
    3838 California St #316
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Tel: 617-641-9743
    Email: lgreen@mavenproject.org
  2. User Consent. By submitting Personal Data through our Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  3. A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits Personal Data to Company and we learn that the Personal Data is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at the address and phone number above.
  4. A Note to Users Outside of the United States. If you are a non U.S. user of the Site, by visiting the Site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your Personal Data may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy. In addition, your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.
  5. Types of Data We Collect. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data.“Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.
    1. Information You Provide to Us.
      If you click on a link to submit a donation via our Site, a third party payment processor (“Third Party Processor”) will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, donation amount, and billing information. When you make a donation, the Third Party Processor’s terms and policies will apply, including the Third Party Processor’s privacy and data gathering practices.
      If you provide us feedback, request information regarding The MAVEN Project or volunteer opportunities, join our newsletter distribution list, or otherwise contact us, we will collect Personal Data from you, such as your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply. This information may be shared with third parties who help process and respond to your email.
    2. Information You Provide to Social Networking Sites. Our Site allows you to access social networking sites (“SNSs”) to perform SNS related functions, including but not limited to, sharing posts on such SNSs through walls, news feeds, and similar postings, “liking” and “following” us on our SNS page, and viewing our SNS page activity feed (“SNS Functions”). If you are already logged into the SNS, when you click on the SNS link, you will be prompted to perform a SNS Function. If you are not logged into the SNS, when you click on the SNS link, you will be prompted to enter your SNS credentials or to “Sign Up” for the SNS. By proceeding, you are allowing the SNS to access your information and you are agreeing to the SNS’s terms of use. Once you are logged into the SNS, you will be able to perform SNS Functions.
    3. Information Collected via Technology.
      • Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Site more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including yourbrowser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
      • Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Site to our users’ needs.
      • Cookies. Like many online websites, we use cookies to collect information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.   This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.
        – Do Not Track Signals. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers.
      • Flash LSOs. When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects, known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features. Flash Cookies are different from browser Cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies, click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
      • Google Analytics. We may use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with your Personal Data. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.
  6. Use of Your Personal Data

    1. General Use. In general, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Data to:
      send you materials or information that you have requested;
      notify you of other communications that may be of interest to you;
      process donations, including via a third party service provider;
      provide improved administration of our Site;
      provide updated features and enhancements to our Site;
      send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security, or support and maintenance advisories;
      respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests; and
      send newsletters and other marketing and promotional materials related to our mission.
    2. User Testimonials and Feedback. We may receive testimonials and comments from users who have had positive experiences with our organization. We occasionally publish such content. When we publish this content, we may identify our users by their first and last name and may also indicate their home city. We obtain the user’s consent prior to posting his or her name along with the testimonial.
    3. Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Site and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.
  7. Disclosure of Your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.
    1. Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Data with third party service providers to provide services in connection with our Site, including but not limited to, facilitating donations or receiving technical support for our Site.
    2. Affiliates. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
    3. Corporate Restructuring. We may share some or all of your Personal Data in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, Personal Data may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our organization, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Data collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
    4. Social Networking Sites. Our Site may enable you to post content to SNSs. If you choose to do this, we will provide information to such SNSs in accordance with your elections. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those websites and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of use and privacy policy of the third party provider of such SNSs. We will not be responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such SNSs; (ii) the content, products or services on or availability of such SNSs; or (iii) your use of any such SNSs.
    5. Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), The MAVEN Project may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on The MAVEN Project; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of The MAVEN Project or users of the Site; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.
  8. Third Party Websites. Our Site may contain links to third party websites. When you click on a link to any other website or location, you will leave our Site and go to another site, and another entity may collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of your Personal Data after you click on links to such outside websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit. The links to third party websites or locations are for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of such third parties or their products, content or websites.
  9. Your Choices Regarding Information.You have several choices regarding the use of information on our Site:
    1. Email Communications.We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails about The MAVEN Project’s activities. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us by contacting us directly (please see contact information above). Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.
    2. Cookies. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept Cookies from our Site for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technical information. If you do not accept Cookies, however, you may not be able to view all portions of the Site.
    3. Changing or Deleting Your Personal Data. You may change any of your Personal Data in your Account by sending an e-mail to us at the e-mail address set forth above. You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may also retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.
  10. Changes to This Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here www.mavenproject.org and we will change the “Last Updated” date above. You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.
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