This Privacy Policy describes the manner in which Propeller Collective (“Propeller Collective,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, manages, and discloses information gathered from those who access (each, a “User”) www.propellercollective.org, social media channels operated by us or on our behalf, and all products, content, features, services, and applications offered by Propeller Collective (collectively with the Website and social media, the “Website and Services”).

By accessing or using the Website and Services, you agree to the terms of the Propeller Collective Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use or access the Propeller Collective Website and Services.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Propeller Collective reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of the Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. You agree that it is your responsibility to check the Website periodically for changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website and Services after changes to the Privacy Policy will constitute acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy, whether or not you have reviewed it.


What Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information. We may collect personally identifiable information (such as, but not limited to, name, email address, mailing address, phone number) from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Website, subscribe to the newsletter, request information, join a discussion group, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available through our Website and Services. Personally identifiable information is collected only with your knowledge and permission. Users may, however, visit our Website anonymously. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain features of the Website and Services.

Non-personally Identifiable Information / Normal Website Usage. We may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users automatically whenever they interact with our Website and Services, which may include the browser and operating system you are using, your IP address or other unique identifier for any computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Website, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Website, and the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Website.

Web Browser Cookies. The Propeller Collective Website uses cookies to monitor traffic patterns and to enhance User experience. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf (such as Google Analytics cookies). Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies, alone, do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Cookies from the Propeller Collective Website are used for internal purposes and are not used to disseminate information to any third party. You can access and delete cookies through your web browser settings at any time. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Website may not function properly.


How We Use Collected Information

Propeller Collective may collect and use User information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize User experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which Users are most interested.
  • To better serve Users in responding to their customer service requests and helping them find information that is relevant to them based on their interests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding our Website and Services. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, and related information about our Website and Services. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of an email from Propeller Collective.
  • To contact or follow up with Users after an event, in response to a query or suggestion, to send correspondence or newsletters, or after a contest, promotion, survey, or other feature.
  • To undertake statistical analyses for the purposes of improving User experience, program development, and seeking funding.

We may share generic aggregated information, not linked to any personally identifiable information, regarding Users with third parties without prior consent for the purposes of improving User experience and the Website and Services, developing new features and programs, and seeking funding.


How We Protect Collected Information

Propeller Collective is committed to storing your information safely and responsibly, and we adopt appropriate data collection, storage, processing practices, and security measures. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no security mechanism is impenetrable, therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any information that we collect from you. By accessing the Website and Services, any transmission of information is at your own risk and you agree to assume all risk in connection with information sent to us or collected by us.


Sharing Your Personal Information

Propeller Collective does not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer User personally identifiable information to external third parties.


Public Information About Your Activity on the Website and Services

Some of your activity on and through the Website and Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content Users have posted publicly on the Website (such as written comments on an article or in a discussion forum) or otherwise through the Website and Services. Users should be aware that any information they provide using certain public features of the Website and Services may be read, collected, and used by others who access them, and Propeller Collective does not assume responsibility or liability when this occurs. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without User knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge Users to think carefully about including any specific information they may deem private in content that they create or information that they submit through the Website and Services.

Regarding information you disclose on social media: Please remember that if you choose to provide information (comment, post, etc.) through one or more of your social media accounts while participating in Propeller Collective Website and Services, then that information is governed by the privacy policies of each respective social media platform (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)

Regarding information you disclose on our Website in error: To request removal of content from our Website, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.


Third Party Links

Propeller Collective often provides links to external (“third party”) websites, products, services, and applications we think you will enjoy. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these third party websites, products, services, or applications. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Website and Services and welcome any feedback about third party links.


Third Party Services

In general, third party providers used by us (for example, but not limited to, Squarespace, Google, MailChimp) will only collect, use, and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. Third party service providers have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these third party service providers. For third party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled.


Privacy of Minors

It is not our policy to collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a minor under the age of 13, we will remove this information from our records.


Disclosure

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, including investigation of potential violations thereof, such as Users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to User support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our Users and the public, including during emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Propeller Collective reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of the Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. You agree that it is your responsibility to check the Website periodically for changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Services after changes to the Privacy Policy will constitute acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy, whether or not you have reviewed it.


Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the practices of Propeller Collective, please contact us.

 

This document was last updated on May 9, 2017.