Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 1, 2015

Executive summary: We don’t do anything everyone else isn’t already doing to you. Probably a lot less.

The fine print: This policy discloses the privacy practices for and any websites and applications associated therewith (the “Site”), which is provided by Innovate Long Island (“we” or “us”). This privacy policy governs our collection of information from you through your use of the Site. It does not apply to any information you may provide to us through other means, including mail or via telephone. Please read this privacy policy carefully so you understand our online privacy practices. By visiting the Site, you agree that your visit and/or download or use of a mobile application, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this privacy policy.

Types of Information we collect

The information we gather falls into two categories: First, information voluntarily supplied by users to the Site through optional registration; and, second, tracking information gathered as users navigate through the Site.

We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the Site or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on the Site. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information and personal information – such as your name, address, or email address – that you electronically submit when you register for certain features on the Site, participate in contests or polls offered on the Site, or sign up for email newsletters, as well as information that post on message boards or other public posting areas on the Site.

We may also ask for information, including a credit card number, from those who purchase products or services or conduct other transactions on the Site. The information supplied will help us provide the product or service requested, offer you more personalized features and tailor the Site to your interests. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. However, if you choose not to supply information requested, we may be unable to provide you with services made available to other users of the Site. Especially services requiring credit cards.

We may also collect and store information that is automatically generated as you navigate through the Site. For example, to help make the Site more responsive to the needs of users, we employ a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie,” to assign each user a unique, random number that resides on a user’s computer. The cookie does not personally identify the user; it merely identifies the computer with which the user accesses the Site. Unless a user voluntarily identifies himself – through registration, for example – the Site will not be able to identify the identity of the user, even if a cookie is assigned to a user’s computer.

The only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by a user. We may also track device identification statistics and other non-identifying information for the purpose of analytics, push notifications and error reporting. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you have entered preference information before. You are free to set your web browser not to accept cookies; however, doing so may render your computer unable to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users of the Site.

We also may use web beacons, sometimes called “single-pixel GIFs,” to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open our email messages. The Site’s servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address. The IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send data, such as the web pages users view. An IP address does not personally identify a user. We use this information to deliver the Site’s content to you upon request and to measure traffic within the Site.

We may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, including third-party ad serving software, to collect non-personally-identifiable information about users of the Site and about activity that occurs within the Site, and we may use this information to, among other things, serve targeted advertisements on the Site. The information collected allows us to analyze how users use the site and to track user interests, trends and patterns. We also may use third-party advertising companies to target and serve some of the advertisements that appear on the Site, and these companies may also use their own cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from users of the Site.

Again, the information collected by these companies does not identify you personally and does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number, but it may include the IP address of your computer. These companies may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar non-personally identifiable information gathered from other websites, to deliver advertisements on the Site, tailored to match the perceived interests of consumers. The collection and use of information by these companies is governed by the third party’s privacy policy and is not covered by our privacy policy.

Use and disclosure of information

We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including customizing features and advertising. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors and advertisers. For example, we may provide our advertisers with information about you and other visitors that will enable our advertisers to better target ads to specific types of visitors.

You agree that we may use your information to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you of important changes or additions to the Site or the services offered over the Site, and to send you administrative notices, offers and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you.

We reserve the right to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect online about you and other visitors, excepting credit card numbers and other financial information.

When you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online, through email or web logs, for example, that information can be seen, collected and used by others. We therefore cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information.

Please be aware that we may occasionally release information about visitors when release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our terms of service or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to the Site, the public or to us.

As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or the Site is acquired by another company, information about our visitors may be among the transferred assets.


Third-Party Sites

The Site includes links to third party websites whose privacy policies we do not control.  Once you leave the Site, any information you provide at another site will be governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. The privacy policies of third party websites may differ from ours.


Children’s privacy

This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under that age. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information.  If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally-identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, we also do not knowingly distribute any such information to third parties. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.


Modifying your information and opting out

If you register with us, you will have the opportunity to review, update, edit or delete the information you have provided us at any time. If you remove your registration information completely, you may not be able to continue using certain services that require registration. To review, update, edit or delete your registration information visit the Site.


Storage of information

All information gathered on the Site is stored on a database accessible only to us. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures implemented by us may be, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information supplied will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.


Changes to this policy

The Internet is an evolving medium. If we need to change this privacy policy at any point in the future, we will post the modified policy on the Site and update the effective date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the privacy policy as modified.