4.0 Schools Privacy Policy

At 4.0 Schools, we seek to provide content and resources to help you build and grow education entrepreneurship in your communities, and together we strive to innovate the future of schools. We strongly encourage you to engage with us, ask questions, provide feedback, dialogue with us, help us learn and improve. Because we deeply value your support and participation in our community, we actively and intentionally respect your privacy rights.

To demonstrate our commitment to protecting your rights, we created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”),which explains how we treat the information collected and received from your use of our website. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website, and we are not responsible for the practices of persons, companies, or websites that 4.0 Schools does not control, manage, or employ.

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy and other published guidelines, we do not release personal information about our users without obtaining their prior written permission. This Privacy Policy serves as notice that we collect Personally Identifiable Information as described herein.

What You Consent to by Using Our Website
By using our website, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please understand that by submitting any Personally Identifiable Information to us, and/or by using our website, you consent and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose such Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to us.

What Information We Collect and Why We Collect It
We gather two types of information about users through our website:

1. Non-Personal Information. Non-personal information is information that cannot be tracked back to you and cannot be used to identify you individually. When users come to our website, we may track, collect, and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our website were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were clicked. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system, and browser software used by each user of our website. At no time do we disclose information pertaining to site usage or individual IP addresses to third parties.

2. Personally Identifiable Information.  Personally Identifiably Information is information that can be tracked back to you. We only collect Personally Identifiable Information when you affirmatively volunteer that information – when you choose to opt-into sharing your Personally Identifiable Information with us. Such information typically includes your full name and email address, and may include your home address on occasion.

You affirmatively volunteer Personally Identifiable Information when you sign up for newsletters, send us email messages, register for certain 4.0 Schools-hosted or 4.0 Schools-sponsored events, participate in surveys circulated by 4.0 Schools, apply for employment with 4.0 Schools and/or apply to participate in a 4.0 Schools program.

Among other things, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to send you newsletters, invite you to 4.0-hosted or 4.0-sponsored events in your area, respond to your questions, send you email messages about website maintenance and updates, and inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

How We Use the Information
We use Non-Personal Information to build higher quality and more useful services for you. By conducting statistical analyses of the aggregated data, we evaluate the collective characteristics, behavior, preferences and content-curiosity of our users.

We are currently responsible for the management, administration and operations of certain programs owned by TS Startup LLC, which is a subsidiary of Techstars Central LLC (collectively “Techstars”), including “Startup Weekend Education”, “Startup Weekend NextGen Schools”, “Customer Discovery and Empathy in Education” and “Business Models in Education” (all such programs and their successors, the “Startup Weekend Programs”). We share Personal Information with Techstars, and such information may be utilized in compliance with the terms of Techstars’ privacy policy located at: Techstars Privacy Policy. We do not, and will never, otherwise disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any other third parties. We only use Personally Identifiable Information as described herein or as specifically agreed to by you.

We honor and abide all industry standards when contracting with vendors and suppliers who assist with 4.0 Schools website operation and maintenance. We enter into confidentiality agreements with all contractors who have access to your Personally Identifiable Information. Moreover, access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us. In addition, we honor and abide all industry standards should Personally Identifiable Information be requested pursuant to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes.

Your Personally Identifiable Information is not collected for commercial purposes, and 4.0 Schools does not, and will never, sell or otherwise distribute the information collected from our website for commercial purposes.

External Links
For your convenience we may provide links to websites operated, controlled, managed, or employed by companies other than 4.0 Schools (“Third Party Sites”) that we believe may be of interest to you. We do not, and will never, disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to these Third Party Sites.

We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Sites. If you choose to link to any of these Third Party Sites, you should review the privacy policies posted on these other websites to understand how those Third Party Sites collect and use your Personally Identifiable Information.

Confidentiality & Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Because the confidentiality and security of your information is a priority for us, we abide all industry standards and take reasonable measures to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from disclosure to or access by third parties. We do not guarantee the security of Personally Identifiable Information, and, as is always the case, some risk always exists that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet will be intercepted.

Changing Our Privacy Policy
In order to stay current with evolving technology and any new privacy risks, we review our privacy practices from time to time. Any change, update, or modification to our Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on our website. We will notify you of any material change to our Privacy Policy by posting a notice on the first page of our website’s homepage for a reasonable period of time following such update, and by changing the effective date (located at the bottom of this page).  Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

International Users
Our website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you access the website from any region or country with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the website, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Contact Us
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact 4.0 Schools using the information below:

Raphael Gang
Director of Outreach
643 Magazine Street, Suite 206
New Orleans LA 70130

Effective Date
The effective date of this privacy policy is April 25, 2016.