The website is operated by The Stevens Initiative (which we refer to, together with our affiliates, â€œus,â€ â€œwe,â€ or â€œour,â€ depending on the context).
Information Gathered through the Website
In general, you can visit the website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Like many websites, we automatically collect certain information as you browse our site, but the information we collect in this manner is limited to â€œbrowsing data.â€ For example, we log standard technical information about visitors to the website, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you accessed the site, and the Internet address of the website from which you followed a link to our site.
When you visit the website, we may also send one or more cookies â€“ a small file containing a string of characters â€“ to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser.
We will collect and use personal information about you only if you provide it to us. For example, if you sign up to receive email communications from us, we will collect and retain your email address and any other contact information you provide. We also may ask for additional personal information if you otherwise communicate with us, such as using any â€œcontact usâ€ or similar feature that we may make available. It is up to you whether to submit any personal information to us.
How We Use the Information We Collect
Generally, we use the information we collect through automatic tracking data and cookies to improve the website and its content. For example, we may use this information to make sure the site works properly, to diagnose problems, to assess patterns of use, and to enhance the quality of the website.
We will use your personal information to communicate with you. For example, if you sign up for email lists we offer, we will send you the applicable correspondence, and may also send you information about other developments in which you may be interested. For information on how to opt out of receiving emails from us, see â€œYour Communication Preferencesâ€ below.
If you contact us with an inquiry, we will use any personal information that you provide to us in order to respond to your inquiry and to provide you with any information you have requested. We may retain records of any correspondence from you for our internal record-keeping purposes.
Disclosure of Your Information
While we endeavor to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) sharing information with our affiliates and trusted service providers who need to know that information in order to conduct business on our behalf (in which case we will provide them only with the information they need to know to provide those services); (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order; or (4) when we believe that we feel it is necessary to protect our or othersâ€™ rights, property or safety.
If we are required by law to disclose your information, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited from doing so) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
We will not share any personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address or phone number) with third parties for their promotional or marketing purposes without your consent.
Third Party Services
If you click on any third party site (such as a social media site or other link) that is linked on our website, you will be taken to sites that we do not control, and the operators of those sites may collect information about you and use it in accordance with their own privacy policies. We cannot vouch for those policies and how they are implemented, and we have no responsibility for those operatorsâ€™ privacy practices.
Our website may also serve third-party content that contains its own cookies or tracking technologies, which means that third parties may be able to use those technologies to collect information about you. We cannot control those technologies or how they may be used.
Your Communication Preferences
You can opt out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions included in the communication. However, please note that even if you do so, we may need to contact you to respond to direct inquiries you make to us, or as required by law.
We protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, or use.
“Do Not Track” Requests
Currently, web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari offer a â€œDo Not Trackâ€ (DNT) option. The DNT option is intended to send a signal to sites visited by the user about that userâ€™s DNT preference, if any, set on its browser. We do not commit to responding to a browserâ€™s DNT signals, because no common industry standards for DNT have been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators.
A Note About Children
The website is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent who believes that your minor child provided us with any personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Our Policy