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Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of a non-profit like Valleys Innovation. We are based in the United States. Our principal activity is communication.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy is meant to inform you (the user) how Valleys Innovation and its employees and contractors (“we”, “us”, or “our”) collect and use your personal information.

Changes to this policy

While this policy may change from time to time, and at our sole discretion, we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) set out by the EU Parliament in April 2016. We will never alter our usage of your data without your consent, even if we change this policy, except as required by law.

What does this policy cover?

This policy applies only to your dealings with Valleys Innovation and to the domain www.valleysinnovation.org and its contents. On this website, we may occasionally link to other outside websites or services. Each of these outside sites has its own privacy policy and is not covered by this policy.

What is personal information?

For the purposes of this policy, personal information is anything that can be tied directly to you as an individual. This includes information such as:
• Names
• Usernames
• Passwords
• Email Addresses
• IP Addresses
• Mailing Addresses
• Phone Numbers

and any other information that could be, alone or together, traced back to you as an individual.

What information do we collect?

When you visit this website or interact with us (on the phone, in person, via email, etc.) you disclose two types of information: Information that you voluntarily disclose (such as signing your name to an email or leaving your phone number on our voice mail) and information that gets automatically collected (such as a server logging that you visited our website).

What information do we automatically collect?

While we do not request or require any personal information as a condition of your use of this website, our server does log usage information. This includes your IP address, as well as some basic information about the device that you used to connect to our website. We automatically collect no other personal information from you as part of your use of this website.

Cookies

Cookies are small files stored by your browser on your computer, and when you access our website, the information in those cookies is sent to our server along with your browser’s request (a “request” is, essentially, your web browser asking our server for information, and the server responds by sending you a webpage).

We utilize basic analytics cookies to track how users make use of our website and how they found us. You may opt out of these cookies, but leaving them active lets us make improvements to the website by observing how you navigate through it.

We will never use these cookies for any advertising or marketing purposes. We use them only for analytics.

If you choose to opt out of cookies by choosing to decline on the cookie banner, these analytics cookies will not be set. Instead, only a single cookie declaring your intention to decline other cookies will be placed.

We know it’s weird, setting a cookie in order to refuse cookies, but it’s the only way to make your choice permanent. Otherwise the site would have to ask you every time you loaded a new page, and that would get irritating very quickly.

How will we use your information?

Automatically collected information is used exclusively for the purpose of improving our website and troubleshooting errors. That information is never shared with an outside source except as required by law. We will never buy, sell, or trade your personal information for any reason. Voluntarily provided information (most commonly your name and contact information) is used for the sole purpose of replying to any inquiries you make to the best of our abilities.

Who has access to your data?

We will only share access to your data with our vendors. We will never sell it or share it with anybody else, except as required by law.

How long is your data kept?

Our analytics data is kept forever. However, it cannot be tied to you.
Should you choose to email us, our emails are retained indefinitely as well.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not directed to children under the age of 13.

How do you exercise your Right to Erasure?

Under article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that we erase our records of your personal data. There are limitations to this right, but we will always attempt to comply as fully as possible with your “right to be forgotten.”

To exercise your right to erasure, please contact us directly by email, phone, or post at:

Privacy Officer
mhundley@www.valleysinnovation.org
1 (540) 443-9216
Valleys Innovation
1700 Kraft Dr. Suite 2155
Blacksburg VA, 24060, USA

Further questions?

If you have questions about Valley Innovations’ privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Privacy Officer
540-443-9216
Valleys Innovation
1700 Kraft Dr. Suite 2155
Blacksburg VA, 24060

All correspondence is confidential, and we will never share any of your personal information from such correspondence with any third party except as required by law.