Effective: September 1, 2020
This Policy applies only to information collected through the Site and therefore does not apply to data we collect in other contexts.
We collect personal and other information from you directly when you provide it to us through the website. We may also automatically collect certain information about you and your computer, smartphone, or other device when you use, access, or interact with our Site.
You can visit the Site without submitting any information that we can use to identify you personally. However, if you use certain features on the Site, such as the “Contact Us” feature, you will be required to provide personal information. Such information could include, for example, your name, email address, or phone number.
We will also collect the following information from the people who organize communities (“Community Managers”) and members of the communities (“Community Members”):
If you are a Community Manager, we will collect information from you in order to create your account and organize your community. This information may include your name, contact information (such as email address and phone number), and the username and password you create as part of setting up your account. We will also collect information about your community. This may include your community’s name, the type of community you are registering (school, business, etc.), your community’s address, the email addresses of the Community Members that you plan on registering, and any other information that you choose to provide about your Community Members.
If you are a Community Member, we will collect information from you and your Community Manager as part of creating your account. This information may include your name, contact information (email address and phone number), the topics you are interested in discussing, your time zone, your availability to connect with other Community Members, information about you relevant to the community (such as your position or role in your community), and any information available on your LinkedIn page. We will also collect information relating to your use of our Services. This information may include information relating to your meetings with other Community Members, including the date and time of these meetings, survey answers that you provide regarding those meetings, and information that Zoom makes available to us regarding these meetings (if that is the platform through which the meeting occurred).
For Community Members, we will collect the information above for all of the communities that you are a member of and connect your account with all of your communities (through your email address) so that you can access different communities through a single account. We also use the information that you provide to us through all of your communities to create a profile about you that improves our ability to provide you with better matches.
When you use the Site, we automatically receive and record certain information from your computer (or other device) and your browser. This may include such data as your IP address and domain name, the pages you visit on the Site, the date and time of your visit, the files that you download, the URLs from the websites you visit before and after navigating to the Site, your software and hardware attributes (including device IDs), your general geographic location (e.g., your city, state, or metropolitan region), and certain cookie information (see below). To obtain such information, we may use web logs or applications that recognize your computer and gather information about its online activity.
The Site or the emails that you receive from Orbiit may use an application known as a “web beacon” (also known as a “clear gif” or “web bug”). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be embedded in a web page or in an email to transmit information, which could include personal information. For example, it can allow an email sender to determine whether a user has opened a particular email.
Our Services may include plugins from other companies, including social media companies (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button). These plugins may collect information, such as information about the pages you visit, and share it with the company that created the plugin even if you do not click on the plugin. These third-party plugins are governed by the privacy policies and terms of the companies that created them.
We also may partner with certain third parties to collect, analyze, and use some of the personal and other information described in this section. For example, we may allow third parties to set cookies or use web beacons on the Site or in email communications from us. This information may be used for a variety of purposes, including online website analytics.
From time to time, we may also collect and share aggregated or deidentified information about Site users, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Site. Such aggregated or deidentified information will not identify you personally.
We use the information that we collect for a variety of purposes. Our legal bases for processing your personal information are: 1) our legitimate interest in running and maintaining our business; 2) performance and fulfillment of our contracts; 3) your consent; and 4) compliance with our legal obligations. In many instances, more than one of these legal bases apply to the processing of your personal information.
The purposes for which we collect your personal information include, for example:
- To respond to your questions or requests concerning the Site or other services offered by us;
- To fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us;
- To fulfill your requests for our services or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate;
- To send you information about our services and other topics that are likely to be of interest to you, including newsletters, updates, or other communications, including promotional emails and advertising;
- To deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, and similar operational communications;
- To improve your user experience and the quality of our products and services;
- To improve our artificial intelligence and machine learning processes;
- To comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements; and
- To manage our business.
In addition to the purposes above, we use the information that we collect automatically through the Site for such purposes as:
- Counting and recognizing visitors to the Site;
- Analyzing how visitors use the Site and various Site features;
- Improving the Site and enhancing users’ experiences with the Site;
- Creating new products and services or improving our existing products and services;
- Enabling additional website analytics and research concerning the Site;
- Engaging in interest-based advertising (as described below); and
- Managing our business.
We may link information gathered through the Site with information that we collect in other contexts. But in that event, we will handle the combined information in a manner consistent with this Policy.
We share your information with other parties for a variety of purposes, as described below.
To provide our Services. If you are a Community Member, we will share information about your use of our Services with your Community Manager. This information may include information about your meetings with other Community Members, including your survey answers regarding your meetings. We will also share information about your role in the community and any information available on your LinkedIn page to other Community Members as part of introducing Community Members to one another.
The Site also enables third-party tracking mechanisms to collect information about you and your computing devices for use in online interest-based advertising. For example, third parties may use the fact that you visited our Site to target online ads to you. In addition, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of our Site to help target advertisements based on your online activity in general. For information about interest-based advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.
The use of online tracking mechanisms by third parties is subject to those third parties’ own privacy policies, and not this Policy. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer or other device, you may set your browser to block cookies. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the targeted advertising of companies within the Network Advertising Initiative by opting out here, or of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance by opting out here. Although our Site currently does not respond to “do not track” browser headers, you can limit tracking through these third-party programs and by taking the other steps discussed above.
Orbiit uses third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf, including web-hosting companies, mailing vendors, and analytics providers. These service providers may collect and/or use your information, including information that identifies you personally, to assist us in achieving the purposes discussed above.
We may share your information with other third parties when necessary to fulfill your requests for services; to complete a transaction that you initiate; to meet the terms of any agreement that you have with us or our partners; or to manage our business.
We also may use or share your information with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary:
- To comply with applicable law or a court order, subpoena, or other legal process;
- To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our terms and conditions, or situations involving threats to our property or the property or physical safety of any person or third party;
- To establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
- To facilitate the financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment, bankruptcy, or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets.
If you want to learn more about the personal information that Orbiit has about you, or you would like to update, change, or delete that information, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions in those emails or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an EU resident and we process your information as a controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), you may have the following rights available to you with regards to our collection and use of your personal information. These rights may include:
- The right to be informed about our data collection practices;
- The right to access and rectify your data;
- The right to erase or delete your data;
- The right to data portability;
- The right to restrict and object to the processing of your data (including for direct marketing purposes);
- The right to opt-out of marketing emails and text messages;
- The right to limit our use of any automated decision-making processes;
- The right to complain to your local data protection authority;
- The right to withdraw consent (to the extent applicable).
To exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact us via email at email@example.com. We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible but no longer than 30 days.
We employ physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. However, no website is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Site or to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
We retain personal information about you necessary to fulfill the purpose for which that information was collected or as required or permitted by law. We do not retain personal information longer than is necessary for us to achieve the purposes for which we collected it. When we destroy your personal information, we do so in a way that prevents that information from being restored or reconstructed.
The information that we collect through or in connection with the Site is transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described above. We also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, affiliates or third parties in the United States or countries other than your country of residence. The data-protection laws in these countries may be different from, and less stringent than, those in your country of residence. By using the Site or by providing any personal or other information to us, you expressly consent to such transfer and processing.
Content on this Site is directed at individuals over the age of 18 and is not directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
We may make changes to the Site in the future and as a consequence will need to revise this Policy to reflect those changes. We will post all such changes on the Site, so you should review this page periodically. If we make a material change to the Policy, you will be provided with appropriate notice.