Expert Knowledge Networks, Inc.. (“Expert Knowledge Networks”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the Expert Knowledge Networks platform, which includes this website (the “Service”). We operate this site in conjunction with our partners (universities and other organizations) who manage the day to day operation of their respective site (our “Partners”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
Information Collection and Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, and other information ("Personal Information").
We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, and improving the Service.
Certain information may be visible to other users on the platform. You can see which information is visible by visiting your profile.
Data collected on the Expert Knowledge Networks platform is on behalf of our Partners, and our Partners have ultimate ownership of data you provide on this Platform. If you do not agree to giving ownership of your data on the Expert Knowledge Networks platform to our Partner who is operating this site, please contact email@example.com to delete your account and all associated data.
You have a right to access your Personal Information and may request that any such data which is factually inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or irrelevant to the purpose(s) of the processing be corrected or deleted. Requests to access your Personal Information or other questions related to the collection, use and security of your Personal Information can be addressed to Expert Knowledge Networks by contacting us via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Privacy. If admissible by applicable data privacy laws, Expert Knowledge Networks may limit or deny access to your Personal Information where providing such access would be unreasonable.
Personal Communication Using the Expert Knowledge Networks Platform
A main purpose of the Expert Knowledge Networks platform is to communicate with other individuals on the platform. When connecting with an individual using the Service, you may be exchanging personal information with that individual, such as email or phone numbers. Expert Knowledge Networks and our Partners also reserve the right to screen the content of communications on the platform for the purpose of improving the Service and preventing spam and abuse.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, your location information and other statistics.
Please see the section regarding Location Information below regarding the use of your location information and your options.
We may use and store information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device. We use this information to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time, through your mobile device settings.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service, so we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Do Not Track Disclosure
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Expert Knowledge Networks, on behalf of our Partners, may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us. You may also instruct us to delete your account and all associated data as outlined above (email to email@example.com Attn: Privacy).
Compliance with Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information when required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
Privacy Shield Compliance
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Expert Knowledge Networks commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Expert Knowledge Networks at:
Expert Knowledge Networks, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department / Privacy Shield
3267 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 107-231
Austin, TX 78746
As part of Privacy Shield, Expert Knowledge Networks is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
You have the possibility, under certain conditions, to invoke binding arbitration for complaints regarding Privacy Shield compliance not resolved by any of the other Privacy Shield mechanisms. See this link for more information: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=ANNEX-I-introduction
Expert Knowledge Networks remains responsible for the processing of personal information we have received under the Privacy Shield in the event of a transfer to a third party, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Expert Knowledge Networks shall remain liable if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with Privacy Shield, unless Expert Knowledge Networks proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
GDPR: Information for EEA Users
What Rights do I Have?
Individuals located in the European Economic Area (EEA) have certain rights in respect of your personal information and Expert Knowledge Networks will provide these capabilities to all our worldwide users, including:
- The right of access to your personal data;
- The right to correct or rectify any inaccurate personal data;
- The right to restrict or oppose processing of personal data;
- The right to erase your personal data; and
- The right to personal data portability.
When Expert Knowledge Networks processes your data at the direction of a Partner, we act as their Processor and comply with requests they send us under GDPR. As an Expert Knowledge Networks user:
- We rely on your consent as a lawful basis for processing personal data to provide you with marketing or promotional communications.
- We process personal data in order to provide you with services as requested by our Partners, or to perform our contract with you as described in this document, including:
- To enable the Service to function as expected; and
- To communicate with you in response to customer service inquiries and to deliver non-promotional, service-related emails.
- Additionally, we process personal data based on our “legitimate interests” in providing you the Service as described in this document including:
- To connect users on the platform for mentoring and networking purposes
- To process event registrations, job applications, and surveys
- In some cases, Expert Knowledge Networks may process personal information pursuant to a legal obligation or to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
How May I Exercise My Individual Rights?
Expert Knowledge Networks account holders may exercise their rights regarding their personal information as follows:
- You can access your personal data through your profile on the Expert Knowledge Networks platform or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You may withdraw your consent to receive cookies by adjusting your browser settings.
- You may withdraw your consent to receive marketing or promotional communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found within Expert Knowledge Networks email updates and changing your contact preferences. Note there are some emails which you may not unsubscribe from (such as message requests) and you must delete your account to stop.
- Users located within the EEA may contact us at email@example.com with questions or requests regarding their personal information. Please note that Expert Knowledge Networks may request additional information from you to verify your identity before we disclose any personal or account information.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers.