Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 2018

The Workplace Initiative (“Workplaceinitiative.org”, “we,” or “us”) takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy describes our collection and protection of the information you provide to us during visits to our website http://workplaceinitiative.org/ (the “Site”). By using the Site you agree to and consent to the collection and use of your information as described below.

If you do not want us to use your information as stated in this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

Information We Collect

When you use our Site we may collect the following information from you:

  • Your name and contact information if you join our email list or request information from us;
  • Your name, contact information and comments if you communicate with us ;
  • Your device parameters such as the type of device you are using, the date and time of your Site access, your browser type, and other information related to how your device is interacting with our Site; and
  • The location of the device you are using to access our Site.

We may also collect the following information related to your use of the Site:

  • When you use the Site we automatically collect and store some information about you and your device through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. We use these technologies to enhance your experience on our Site. A "cookie" is a small data file sent from a website and stored on your device to identify your device in the future and allow for an enhanced personalized user experience. A "session cookie" disappears after you close your web browser, or may expire after a fixed period of time. A "persistent cookie" remains after you close your web browser and may be accessed every time you use our Site. We may use both session and persistent cookies. You should consult your web browser to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from us, you may not be able to use certain features of our Site.
  • There may be other tracking technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Site. Further, third parties may use tracking technologies with our Site. We do not control those tracking technologies, and we are not responsible for them. However, you consent to potentially encountering third party tracking technologies in connection with your use of the Site and accept that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the tracking technologies or practices of such third parties. In such cases, you must check the third party websites to confirm how your information is collected and used.

Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect identifiable information from children under the age of 13 through the Site. If you are under 13, please do not give us any information that would allow us to identify you. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide identifying information through any website without their permission.

How We Use Information

We may use your contact information, including your email address, to contact you for administrative purposes such as responding to your questions or providing you with information.

We use the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all features of the Site.

How We Disclose Information

We may work with business partners in making our Site available to you. Our policy is to require companies with whom we do business to support the same privacy policies we do. We will share information only as necessary for the third party to provide related services or assist us in providing the Site.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may disclose your information if required to do so by law to comply with state and federal laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.

We also reserve the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Site, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.

Information may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets, to the extent and in the way as prescribed by applicable law.

Aggregate information is information that describes the habits, usage patterns and/or demographics of users as a group but does not reveal the identity of particular users. We may use aggregate information to understand the needs of individuals using the Site.

Data Security

We appropriate physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of any personal data that we collect and maintain against accidental or unlawful loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration destruction, or any other type of unlawful processing. Unfortunately, no web site, server or database is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

Accessing ThirdParty Sites from Workplaceinitiative.org

Workplaceinitiative.org may provide links to websites of other organizations or companies that may offer materials and services as well as links to other sites. In using Workplaceinitiative.org or the linked sites of other organizations or companies, you may have the option to sign up for email lists operated by these organizations or companies. If you choose to request that your address be removed from the organizations’ or companies’ lists, we cannot control whether or not they will immediately stop using your address. To stop receiving communications from these organizations or companies, you should contact them directly.

Do Not Track

Our Site does not support Do Not Track requests at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.

California Shine the Light Law

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits individuals who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. We will never disclose your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without your authorization. However, if you would like to make a request for information under the Shine The Light law, please contact us by email at workplace@posesfamilyfoundation.org. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge.

Opting Out of Communications from Workplaceinitiative.org

By providing your email address to us, you automatically grant permission to us to send communications to you, unless you opt out at that time. You may also manage your preferences and opt out of receiving email communications by clicking “unsubscribe” from an email sent to you by us.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy, and when updated, the effective date of the new version will be at the top of this policy.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by and incorporated by reference into the Terms of Service, available at http://workplaceinitiative.org/terms-of-use and should be interpreted in a manner consistent with that terms of use. Where an inconsistency exists between this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy shall control the relationship between the parties. If you believe we have violated this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@posesfamilyfoundation.org. If we do not satisfy your concerns regarding any alleged violation and you wish to pursue a claim against us, you agree to engage in mediation in the event that direct negotiations fail to resolve your concerns. The period for mediation shall be thirty (30) days unless the parties mutually agree to an extension. If mediation fails, the parties will arbitrate the dispute pursuant to the applicable rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”). Any arbitration shall take place in New York, New York, before an arbitrator chosen from JAMS. Any award shall be final, binding, and conclusive upon the parties, and a judgment rendered thereon may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator may award any form of remedy or relief (including injunctive relief, such as temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions) that would otherwise be available in court. Any award pursuant to said arbitration shall be accompanied by a written opinion of the arbitrator setting forth the reason for the award. To the extent not inconsistent with applicable laws, the arbitrator will have the authority to hear and grant motions and applications, including on an ex parte or expedited basis. The award rendered by the arbitrator shall be conclusive and binding upon the parties hereto, and judgment upon the award may be entered, and enforcement may be sought in, any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party in any dispute relating to this Agreement shall be entitled to recover associated costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Privacy Policy shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Contact

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our processing of your information, please contact: privacyofficer@posesfamilyfoundation.org.