Last Reviewed on: November 17, 2020
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy notice (the “Notice”). This Notice applies to information we collect on our website (the “Website”), which you can find here https://pritc.org/, and to all services we my provide to you (“You”) via the Website such as, joining our membership, subscribing to our newsletter, job postings, recruitment opportunities, collaboration opportunities with other professionals; or any other service offered though the Website (the “Services”). The Notice tells you everything you need to know about how the Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (“PRITC”, “we” or “us”) protects the personal information we process and control relating to You and which rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal information.
This Notice does not apply to information provided or made available by You that: (a) is or becomes publicly available without breach of this Notice; (b) can be shown by documentation to have been known to the receiving party at the time of its receipt from the disclosing party; (c) is received from a third party who did not acquire or disclose the same by a wrongful or tortious act; or (d) can be shown by documentation to have been independently developed by the receiving party.
Please take a moment to carefully read this Notice to learn more about the PRITC’s policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Notice. This Notice may change from time to time; and Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Notice periodically for updates.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect information (“Collected Information”) from or about users of our Website, including:
- Information by which You may be personally or individually identified, such as name, surname, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other identifier that by which you may be contacted online or offline (“Personal Information”);
- Information that is about You but individually does not identify You, such as job title, time and date of visits to the Website, etc.;
- Information or content (“Your Content”) that You may supply when using the Services;
- Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details. We collect this information automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, and other tracking technologies.; and/or
- From third parties, such as, our business partners or affiliates.
The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google, Inc, (“Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the Website. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to the Website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the United States and stored there. We use the information collected by Google Analytics only to improve the Website or Services.
Google uses this information to analyze your use of the Website, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to the Website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly as noted elsewhere in this Notice. You should be aware, however, that by doing so You may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:
- To present the Website and its contents to You.
- To provide You with the Services.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any agreements between You and us and any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with the Services.
- To verify the information You share with us.
- Measuring, tracking, and analyzing trends and usage in connection with your use the Website.
- To communicate with You regarding the Services or us of the Website.
- To communicate with You to market and advertise our Services. If we send you marketing emails, You will always be able to “opt out” of receiving future marketing or other communications
- To provide You with information that you request from PRITC.
- To notify You about changes to the Website or Services.
Disclosure of Your Information
Except as described in this Notice or permitted by law, we will not use or disclose any Personal Information we collect without your consent or authorization. This limitation, however, does not apply to information that you voluntarily share publicly (e.g., User Forums) or information that is otherwise publicly available.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may disclose Personal Information that we collect (or You provide) as described in this Notice:
- To fulfill the purpose for which You provide it. For example, if you give us an email address, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- To design, provide, administer, support, personalize, promote, and develop the Website and Services.
- To process and communicate with You regarding your questions, requests and transactions.
- To help maintain the functionality, safety, security, and integrity of our Web site, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business, and to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes.
- To protect our rights and property, and to enforce our policies, procedures and agreements.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
- As described to You when collecting your Personal Information, pursuant to your consent, or as otherwise set forth in applicable law
The PRITC does not sell or rent the Personal Information to third parties. Notwithstanding, we may disclose Personal Information in connection with the foregoing uses to our affiliates, business partners, successors, assigns and their representatives, and to personnel, agents, service providers and contractors who perform functions on our behalf or otherwise in connection with the foregoing uses. We may disclose Personal Information as part of a substantial corporate transaction, such as a sale, merger, consolidation, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or asset sale; to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or in special cases, such as in response to, to prevent or to stop a physical threat, harm, threats to safety, liability, risks, criminality or tortious conduct onto you, us, our users, their property, or defend or assert legal rights.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide You with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. We have mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see the “Privacy Notice for California Residents” section below, for more information.
Chats, Postings, Blogs and other User Forums
We may provide an opportunity for users of the Website or Services to communicate via postings, chat rooms, blogs and other public and interactive forums on or through our Website (“User Forums”). Our User Forums are open to the public and should not be considered private, unless indicated otherwise on the Website.
Any information You share in any User Forum (including Personal Information) is by design open to the public and is not private. We are not responsible for any information that You share in any User Forum. You should be aware of the risks to You which can arise from sharing Personal Information in any User Forum. If You mistakenly post information on any User Forum and would like it removed, please contact us to request its removal. We will try our best to accommodate such removal request – however, not all information may be removable and, even if it is, it will take some time to complete the removal.
Please be aware that what you share in User Forums can be seen, disclosed to, collected and used by parties in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact You for any purpose.
Security of Personal information
The PRITC takes precautions, including administrative, technical, and physical measures consistent with current industry standards, to safeguard the Collected Information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
You can help the PRITC by also taking precautions to protect Collected Information when You use the Website or Service, such as changing the passwords often using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters and making sure you use a secure browser.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information collected via the Website, due to the inherent nature of the internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of information You provide to the PRITC. Inaccurate information may affect the information you receive when using the Services. To access, review, rectify, or delete Personal Information collected about You, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section of this Notice. All requests must include the following information: first name, last name, e-mail address, and any known location of Personal Information controlled by us. While we try our best to accommodate your request, we reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such access requests and not all information may be removable.
Children – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If You are under the age of thirteen (13), please do not submit any Personal Information through the Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Notice by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through the Services without their permission. If You have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us through the Services, please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Notice to European Users and International Privacy Laws
If You are visiting the Website or accessing the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that You are sending information (including Personal Information) to the United States of America or its territories where our servers are located. Any information you enter on this Website may be transferred outside of the European Union to the United States of America and its territories which do not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union. Nevertheless, our collection, storage and use of your Personal Information will at all times continue to be governed by this Notice.
Article 26 of the European Union’s Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC, 1995 O.J. (L 281) 31) allows for transfer of Personal Information from the European Union to a third country if the individual has unambiguously given his consent to the transfer of personal information, regardless of the third country’s level of protection. By using this Website or the Services, You consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States of America or its territories which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union and to the processing of that information by the PRITC on its servers located in the United States of America or its territories, described in this Notice.
Lastly, this Website and the Services are targeted to users in the United States of America and its territories; and particularly to Puerto Rico. The PRITC does not target data subjects, as that term is defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), located in the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”) and does not intend to, nor envisages itself, offering goods or services to data subjects in one or more member states of the European Union. Likewise, any data processing or storage done via the Website occurs outside the EU/EEA as well.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the notice’s effective date. The date the Notice was last revised is identified at the top of the page. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
By using the Website or Services, you consent to the collection and use of the Collected Information, as described in this Notice. This Notice shall be interpreted in accordance with any agreements You subscribe with the PRITC. In the event of a conflict between this Notice and said agreements, this Notice shall prevail as to privacy matters only.
If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under the CCPA, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
PUERTO RICO IT CLUSTER
1258 Aldea Street, Suite 200
San Juan, PR 00907-2830