The Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International (“FEI Silicon Valley“) values the privacy of our users, members, and others who visit and use www.FEISV.org and its associated websites and services (collectively, the “FEI Silicon Valley Site“) (collectively or individually “Users“). This statement governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the FEI Silicon Valley Site and tells you how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information.
The Information FEI Silicon Valley Collects
User Provided Information:
You may provide to FEI Silicon Valley what is generally called “personally identifiable” information when you register, such as your name, postal mailing address, e-mail address(es), home/business telephone numbers and FAX numbers, company name, and job title.
When you visit the FEI Silicon Valley Site, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. FEI Silicon Valley uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the FEI Silicon Valley Site. By using these cookies, we can “remember” what you have done on the FEI Silicon Valley Site before and personalize our site for you. These persistent types of cookies can be removed. Each web browser implements different functionality, so please refer to the manuals or technical support resources that are available in conjunction with your web browser to learn the correct way to modify your cookies setup. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the functionality and site offerings available via the FEI Silicon Valley Site.
Automatically Collected Information:
When you visit the FEI Silicon Valley Site or open one of our HTML emails, we may record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons”. This “automatically collected” information may include your Internet Protocol address (“IP Address“), web browser type, the pages you view on our site, and the dates and times that you visit.
The Way FEI Silicon Valley Uses Information
FEI Silicon Valley uses the information that we collect to provide to you all of the features and services found on the FEI Silicon Valley Site. We will use your email address, without further consent, for non-marketing or administrative purposes such as notifying you of major site updates.
FEI Silicon Valley may use all of the information that we collect from our Users to understand the usage trends and preferences, to improve the way the FEI Silicon Valley Site works and looks, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to create new features and functionality.
FEI Silicon Valley may use automatically collected information and cookies information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the FEI Silicon Valley Site, and (b) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
FEI Silicon Valley will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send promotional or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.
When FEI Silicon Valley Discloses Information
We may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the FEI Silicon Valley Site.
If you optin to our member directory, we will disclose certain personally identifiable information when publishing the member directory via the FEI Silicon Valley Site or in print.
We do not share personally identifiable information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to optin.
You have access to your personal information and you may update, correct, or delete your member information and email preferences at any time through the Member Login section of the FEI Silicon Valley Site.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting Users profile access. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides their personal information to FEI Silicon Valley through the FEI Silicon Valley Site represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
FEI Silicon Valley does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in. However, please note that if an advertiser asks FEI Silicon Valley to show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they were trying to reach.
Our Commitment to Data Security
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If FEI Silicon Valley learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the FEI Silicon Valley Site or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the FEI Silicon Valley Site. FEI Silicon Valley may post a notice on the FEI Silicon Valley Site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view FEI Silicon Valley’s Service. FEI Silicon Valley may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via email at [email protected].
Special Note to International Users
The FEI Silicon Valley Site is hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the FEI Silicon Valley Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions, and by providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
In the Event of Merger or Sale
If FEI Silicon Valley should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merge with another entity, information FEI Silicon Valley receives from you through the FEI Silicon Valley Site is a FEI Silicon Valley asset and may be transferred.
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Last Updated November 14, 2009