Effective March 9, 2019
What Is Geeks Accelerator?
Geeks Accelerator connects entrepreneurs, software engineers, creatives, and investors who are united in their commitment to a diversified economy in Alaska. We are a non-profit that provides educational programs in Alaska to develop local technical leadership and fuel the growth of our startup ecosystem. We do this to build jobs for tomorrow with Alaska’s community today.
Why do we collect Information on the Websites?
When you visit the Websites, we automatically collect information about your computer or device and your use of the Websites to understand how to improve our Websites. We also collect any information you voluntarily provide when you visit the Websites to learn more about Geeks Accelerator and its products, sign up for Geeks Accelerator and its services and products, or apply for employment at Geeks Accelerator. The type of information collected will depend on your request.
What Information does Geeks Accelerator collect on the Websites?
When you visit the Websites, we collect and store information about you and your computer or device in log files. This information may be shared with third parties who help us analyze overall activity trends for analytics purposes and maintain the Websites. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies from these companies on an individual or aggregated basis. For more information about cookies and tracking pixels, and how to disable them, please see “End User Choice and Opt Out” below, and learn more about how to control your data via Intercom and Google Analytics.
Here are the different categories of information that may be collected from your device by the Websites, or by partners, affiliates, and other vendors acting on our behalf:
- The type of browser you used to access the Websites
- The times you accessed the Websites
- The IP address of the device you used to access the Websites
- The pages on the Websites that you viewed
- The pages you visited before navigating to the Website(s).
- Information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Websites, including hardware model, operating system and version, and mobile network information
How do we Use Information collected on the Websites?
We use the information we collect on the Websites for various purposes, including:
- Ensuring our Websites remain relevant to end user needs and are easy to use by providing analytics and other data regarding use of our Websites.
- Sending marketing and promotional communications in compliance with applicable laws.
- Enhancing, improving, or modifying our Websites and services, enhancing security, monitoring and verifying identify or service access, or combatting spam or other malware or security risks.
- Identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our marketing and promotional campaigns and expanding our business offerings.
- Providing confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, as well as all other support and administrative messages involved in your request or purchase of Geeks Accelerator products and services.
- Alerting you to new products, special offers and promotions that may be offered by Geeks Accelerator and our selected partners.
- Processing your payment for enrolled Geeks Accelerator products and services.
- Keeping you informed about Geeks Accelerator promotional events such as webinars.
- Contacting you regarding an open position at Geeks Accelerator for which you had previously applied. If you wish to share a Geeks Accelerator job post with your friend, we will collect their name and email address to send them a one-time email inviting them to view the invite. We do not store this information for any reason.
Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Website?
- with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who work for us and need access to your information to do their work such as providing customer support, processing payments, and storing data (e.g. Amazon Web Services). Any third-party vendor so used has agreed to protect the confidentiality of information provided by Geeks Accelerator;
- if required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or court order or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
- as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, or sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of the company.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information in a form that does not directly identify you or any end users with any third parties.
Links to Third Party Sites
End User Choice and Opt-Out on the Websites
If you no longer wish to receive Geeks Accelerator publications (e.g. newsletters, blog digests), you may opt out using the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each communication. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations. We will respond to your opt out request to access within a reasonable timeframe.
We partner with third parties to display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites to provide you advertising based on your browsing activities and interests.
You may opt-out by visiting the website of that specific partner:
Security of your Personal Information
We use reasonable efforts including a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at: legal @ GeeksAccelerator.com
Data Retention, Use, Access, Corrections and Removal
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Geeks Accelerator services. If you wish to access, amend, correct, remove, or limit use of your information, contact us at: legal @ GeeksAccelerator.com
We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at: legal @ GeeksAccelerator.com We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
How does Geeks Accelerator adhere to GDPR principles?
Geeks Accelerator serves as a data controller under the GDPR, and adheres to the principles and rules of the GDPR. Specifically, Geeks Accelerator implements privacy by design and default principles, ensures limited data retention protocols, adheres to incident response norms, allows for appropriate third party audits, ensures data is only transferred internationally with a lawful basis, only contracts with subprocessors with adequate written commitments to data processing, respects data subject rights, and provides data processing agreements to all appropriate clients and partners.
Changes to this Policy
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Geeks Accelerator, LLC
645 G. Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK, 99501