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Privacy Policy

At the Walter Kaitz Foundation we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors who visit this website. The Walter Kaitz Foundation also conducts an Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events, the cable industry’s prestigious and popular fundraising event that serves as the centerpiece of the cable industry’s diversity activities each Fall.

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us when you visit this website at www.walterkaitz.org (“Website”) and information you provide in connection with the Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events. This Policy applies however you may access or use the Website, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise.

By visiting our Website, registering to attend the Walter Kaitz Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events or registering to attend other program sponsored by the Foundation you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy We do update this Policy from time to time so please review this Policy regularly. This version of our Privacy Policy was last updated on May 2, 2013.

What Information Do We Collect?

In running and maintaining our Website and conducting the Walter Kaitz Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. The Kaitz Foundation’s third-party registration vendor will collect credit card information. Details on how credit card information is protected through Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance will be described in greater detail upon registration. Also, through the online registration process for the Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events we also collect certain demographic information such as your job title, function, areas of interests, etc.
  2. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data (such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses), location data and other communication data.
  3. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, sign up to receive email newsletters from us, take part in online surveys, or make a purchase.
  4. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
  5. Information that you post or share in public areas, such as feedback sections or message boards, becomes public and is not covered by this Policy. Please do not post in any public area personal information that you expect to keep private.

When you interact with the Walter Kaitz Foundation on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or when you use your social media account or credentials to login to the Website, we may also collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or through that account including your account ID or “handle.” Any information we receive through social media will be governed by this Policy. Your interaction with the social media platform, and the treatment of any information collected from you by that service, will be governed by the privacy policy of the social media platform.

We will not collect or use sensitive information about you unless we have your affirmative express consent. This includes pharmaceutical prescriptions, medical records, your sexual orientation or personal financial information from you.

How Do We Use Cookies and Other Technologies?

Like many websites, we may use cookies and beacons as explained below, but we do not use them to deliver advertisements of any third party to the Website.

Cookies provide information regarding the computer or other device used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer or device in order to assist us in improving our Website.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

A web beacon is a small piece of software code on a web page or email that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given website or newsletter, e.g. whether you opened the e-mail. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the Website, to monitor how users navigate the Website, to count how many e-mails from the Walter Kaitz Foundation were actually opened, to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed, or to advertise Walter Kaitz Foundation events and initiatives to you on our partner websites. We do not use web beacons to deliver advertising of any third-party. To learn more about the use of this information or to opt out of our potential use of web beacons for Walter Kaitz Foundation events and initiatives, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. In connection with your status as registrant for the Walter Kaitz Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events, we may share your personal information and associated demographic information with third parties affiliated with Annual Fundraising Dinner & similar events, as well as with companies who provide products and services that might be of interest to you. The Walter Kaitz Foundation may also provide advertisers or other partners with anonymous aggregated information about the visitors to our web site to illustrate usage trends and patterns. Third parties with whom we share information will have independent privacy and data collection practices. The Walter Kaitz Foundation has no responsibility or liability for their policies or practices.
  2. Advertisements may be placed on this Website. These advertisements may place cookies to track only aggregate numbers – the number of persons who see a given ad and the number of persons who click on a given ad. These cookies from our advertisements on this Website do not collect personal information. The aggregate numbers are shared with our trusted advertising partners.
  3. To communicate with you, respond to your inquiries and process any of your requests for e-mails, newsletters or other information, including verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid.
  4. To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
  5. To enforce the Terms of Use or this Policy, or to meet any legal obligations.
  6. To protect or defend the rights, privacy, property, safety or security of any individual or entity, including the Walter Kaitz Foundation or third parties.
  7. For other reasons described in this Policy or disclosed to you at the time you provide the information.

When Do We Disclose Your Information?

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. Where we are required to respond to subpoenas or other legal process or if in our good faith opinion such disclosure is required by law.
  2. At the request of government authorities.
  3. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
  4. To third parties who may be contracted to assist in the operation of the Website and/or parties providing services on our behalf. We may provide these service providers with access to information, including Personal Information, needed to carry out the services they are performing. We do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to Us.
  5. In the event that we transfer some or all of our business to a successor.

We do not sell or disclose your information to third parties for their use in marketing and/or research.

How Do We Secure Your Data?

We will not retain information after it is no longer useful for the purposes for which it was collected. We will maintain physical, technical, and administrative security safeguards, appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, to protect any information about you that we collect or store.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on the Website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Note To Parents

The Website is a general audience web site. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age (“Child“) on or through the Website. If we become aware that a Child has submitted Personal Information on or through the Website, we will immediately delete that Child’s Personal Information.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, if you would like to update information we have about you or your preferences, or to exercise your rights, you may contact us at:

25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW – Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 222-2490
Fax: (202) 222-2491
Email: info@walterkaitz.org