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The Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth Privacy Statement

Last Updated: February 15, 2020

We at The Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth (“we” or “the Company”) respect your concerns about privacy. We developed this Privacy Statement to provide you with information on how we collect, use, and disclose information about you. This Privacy Statement describes our practices in connection with the website, the Learning Platform, and other information collection sources.

Information We May Collect

We may collect information about you in the following ways:

  • Information we receive from you.
  • Email/newsletter sign up. When you sign up for our mailing list or newsletter, we collect your first name, last name, and email address. We may also collect additional information about you such as whether you are a student, parent, educator, or tech professional.
  • Job applications. When you apply for an open position through our website, we may collect resume and employment history information.
  • Information from our tracking tools. When you visit our website, automated collection tools called “cookies” may gather information about your visit and your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive through the local browser cache. We may use cookies to collect information about your use of our website including, for example, Internet browser and number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages viewed. These cookies do not collect information that personally identifies you and only collect aggregated and anonymous information.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use the information we collect about you in the following ways:

  • To communicate with you. We may use the information you provide us in order to communicate with you and send you emails and newsletters.
  • To process your job application. We may use the information you provide to us in order to determine eligibility for open positions and to otherwise process your job application, including to further contact you about your application.
  • To improve our website. We may use the information collected through analytics cookies to better understand how users interact with our website, in an anonymous aggregated form, to help us make improvements to the site.

How We Share Information

We may share the information we collect:

  • With our service providers so that they may perform services for us, including running our website and sending communications for us. We do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose your information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
  • With our business partners, affiliates, or funders in order to report on usage and success rates of our programs. Any such information would be provided in an aggregated and statistical format and would not reveal the identities of individual program participants.
  • With other third parties, such as law enforcement or other government entities: (1) if we believe there has been a violation of our website policies; (2) if we believe that someone may be causing injury to our rights or property, other users, or anyone else; (3) to respond to judicial process or to provide information to law enforcement; or (4) as required by law.

How You Can Control Your Privacy

  • Opting Out. You may always opt out of receiving future promotional emails and newsletters from us through the link at the bottom of each email/newsletter. Please be aware that if you opt out of such messages, it may take up to ten (10) business days for us to process your opt-out request, and you may receive emails or newsletters from us during that period. Your option not to receive promotional material will not preclude us from corresponding with you regarding your existing or past relationship with us (e.g., program application, online platform engagement, etc.).
  • Do Not Track Requests. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to delete existing cookies. Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to these signals.

How We Protect Your Privacy

We recognize the importance of maintaining the security of your information. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and modification. Please be aware though that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Data Retention

We will retain your information in accordance with our internal records retention and management policies and procedures, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Privacy Policy for Children Under the Age of 13

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (collectively, “COPPA”) require us to inform parents and legal guardians (as used in this section, “parents”) about our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13 (“children”). It also requires us to obtain verifiable consent from a child’s parent for certain collection, use, and disclosure of the child’s personal information.

This section notifies parents of:

  • The types of information we may collect from children.
  • How we use the information we collect.
  • Our practices for disclosing that information.
  • Our practices for notifying and obtaining parents’ consent when we collect personal information from children, including how a parent may revoke consent.
  • All operators that collect or maintain information from children through this website.

This section only applies to children under the age of 13 and supplements the other provisions of this privacy policy. Only the other provisions of this privacy policy apply to teens and adults.

Terms that are defined in the general privacy policy have the same meanings as used in this Privacy Policy for Children Under the Age of 13.

Information We May Collect from Children

Children can access many parts of the website and its content and use many of its features without providing us with personal information. However, some content and features may be available only to registered users or require us to collect certain information, including personal information, from them. In addition, we use certain technologies, such as cookies, to automatically collect information from our users (including children) when they visit or use the website.

We only collect as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in an activity, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.

Automatic Information Collection and Tracking. We use technology to automatically collect information from our users, including children, when they access and navigate through the website and use certain of its features.

The information we collect through these technologies may include:

One or more persistent identifiers that can be used to recognize a user over time and across different websites and online services.

We also may combine non-personal information we collect through these technologies with personal information about you or your child that we collect online.

For information about our automatic information collection practices, including how you can opt out of certain information collection, see the “Information We Collect” and “How You Can Control Your Privacy” sections of this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Child’s Information

We may use the personal information we collect from your child to:

  • register him or her with the website;
  • communicate with him or her about activities or features of the website that may be of interest.

We may use the information we collect automatically through technology (see “Information We Collect”) and other non-personal information we collect to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about the child’s preferences, allowing us to customize the content according to individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.

Our Practices for Disclosing Children’s Information

We do not share, sell, rent, or transfer children’s personal information other than as described in this section.

We may disclose aggregated information about many of our users and information that does not identify any individual or device. In addition, we may disclose children’s personal information:

  • To third parties we use to support the internal operations of our website and who are bound by contractual or other obligations to use the information only for such purpose and to keep the information confidential.
  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others, including to:
    • protect the safety of a child;
    • protect the safety and security of the website; or
    • enable us to take precautions against liability.
  • To law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.

Accessing and Correcting Your Child’s Personal Information

At any time, you may review the child’s personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the child’s information.

You can review, change, or delete your child’s personal information by:

  • Logging into your child’s account and visiting his or her account profile page.
  • Sending us an email at To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically and will be posted on our website indicating when it was last updated. If there are material changes to our Privacy Statement, we will post prominent notice on our website and/or provide other notice as required by law.

Contact Us

You can contact us by email or at the postal address below. Please indicate in your email or letter that you are making a Privacy or Privacy Statement Inquiry.