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Privacy Policy

Respecting the privacy of the visitors using www.CTTi.InnovationVillage.org (the "Site") is a major priority for us. The following statement will help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide to us on our website.

What Personal Information We Collect

When you visit www.CTTi.InnovationVillage.org you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (voluntary registration) and (2) website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

CTTi gathers personally identifiable information about users of the Site through the registration process and other means such as user submissions. When you register, we will ask your name and email address. You may also provide us with additional information such as your work address along with information about your organization, and your role within the organization.

If you choose to attend workshops or other training sessions offered by CTTi or our partners, you may need to provide additional personal information and authorization for us to process your credit card payment. For example, in addition to the information above, you may need to provide your billing address, credit card number and expiration date, and name on the credit card

We also collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and other information volunteered by our website visitors, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

How We Use Your Information

All information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and/or is used to notify consumers about updates to our website. The information is reviewed internally by our staff and used to better understand the content needs of registrants to our website. Our goal in collecting personal information and monitoring visitor traffic patterns is to provide you with the best available web experience and to keep you informed about CTTi programs and services that may be of interest. CTTi DOES NOT SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY INDIVIDUAL USER WITH ANY THIRD PARTY WITHOUT HIS OR HER PERMISSION. However, we may disclose personal information if we have received your permission beforehand, or in very special circumstances such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law.

Our Use of "Cookies"

"Cookies" are small files of data that reside on your computer and allow us to recognize you as an CTTi customer if you return to the CTTi site using the same computer and browser. We send a "session cookie" to your computer if and when you log in to your CTTi account by entering your email address and password. These cookies allow us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages in our site during the same session so that you don't need to re-enter your password multiple times. Once you log out or close your browser, these session cookies expire and no longer have any effect.

We also use longer-lasting cookies to display your email address on our sign-in form, so that you don't have to retype the email address each time when you log in to your CTTi account. Our cookie files are encoded so that your email address and other information can only be interpreted by CTTi.

However, please be aware that if you visit any non-CTTi.InnovationVillage.org website where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. CTTi does not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaims any responsibility for information collected through them.

Voluntary Mailing List Registration

Visitors to www.CTTi.InnovationVillage.org may choose to have their name added to our mailing list by providing their name and email address. As described above, you will need to supply us with your personal information. You may also provide us with additional profile information such as your telephone number and work address along with information about your organization, your role within the organization and how you learned about CTTi. The information you provide will assist us in tailoring our content to your needs.

Registrants will receive from us news of interest to entrepreneurs and the technology industry as well as information about our programs and services.

You can remove yourself from our mailing list at anytime by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. For your protection, an email will be automatically sent to you, so you can confirm your unsubscription. Once you confirm your unsubscription, you will no longer receive mailings from us.

Security Measures

We consider the protection of all personally identifiable information we receive from our website visitors as critical to our corporate mission. Therefore, CTTi takes all necessary precautions to protect users' personal information both online and off-line including the encryption of personal and financial information. Please be assured that we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any information we receive from you.

Ultimately, your personal information is protected by the password you created when you created an account at CTTi.InnovationVillage.org (or another password you chose after changing a previous password). Please keep this password confidential. No representative of CTTi.InnovationVillage.org will ever ask you for your password. The confidentiality of your password is yours to protect.

CTTi shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal identification information resulting from loss or distribution of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond CTTi 's control.

Please rest assured that all information gathered from you is secure and protected.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by CTTi as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page so that you always have the opportunity to be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

If you feel that this Site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the address or phone number listed below, The DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

Third Party Links

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to www.CTTi.InnovationVillage.org and not to other organizations' websites to which we link. Remember that when you use a link to go from www.CTTi.InnovationVillage.org to another website, CTTi 's Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Please be aware that these sites may collect information about you, and operate according to their own privacy practices that may differ from this Privacy Policy. Please read over the terms of use and policies before proceeding. CTTi does not make any representations about the practices and policies of these organizations. Once you are outside the site, any information you submit is outside of our control.

Revisions To This Policy

CTTi reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy, or Terms and Conditions and our other policies and agreements at any time, and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. Accordingly, we encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy and the Site in order to keep apprised of our current privacy practices. If you do not agree to any provision of this Privacy Policy, or any update or modification thereto, please do not use the Site.

Where to Direct Questions About the CTTi Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact:

CTTi
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  
3801 W Temple Ave, Bldg. 220B
Pomona, CA 91078
909.869.4699
CTTi@innovationvillage.org

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