Privacy Policy and Use of Information

Effective as of August 3, 2011

1440 Foundation is committed to maintaining the privacy of any personal information you provide to us when using 1440.org. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit 1440.org.

1. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

We may make content or services from other websites available to you from links located on 1440.org. These other websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such website to determine how that site protects your privacy.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

General. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone. If this policy changes in the future, 1440 Foundation will not collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Website Usage Information. We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit 1440.org. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our website on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, and the length of their visits.

Surveys. We may conduct occasional surveys and other customer research. These are entirely voluntary and you may decline to participate.

Registration. When our weblog launches, 1440 Foundation will require that anyone who wishes to comment about articles featured on the site or about other comments posted on the site will have to register, even though the site is free. And every comment will be signed with the commenter’s full registered name.

Our comment tool will be provided by a third party online comment system called Disqus. Disqus is a third-party application that allows visitors to post comments on 1440 Foundation and connect those and other comments across multiple websites. You may use your AllThingsD, Disqus, or certain select social media accounts to log-in and post comments on 1440 Foundation. When you log in and post a comment on 1440 Foundation, Disqus will collect information about your visit to this and other Disqus partner sites, including information that you post and your IP address. If you opt to use your 1440 Foundation account to post comments, we will share your AllThingsD account name and email address with Disqus to enable commenting with the Disqus tool. If you register with and use Disqus, Disqus may collect and use additional information from and about you. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, Disqus’ collection or use of your information. We encourage you to review Disqus’ privacy policy to learn more.

3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to send emails that you have requested and to post your responses to articles.
  • To enhance or develop features, products and services.
  • To allow us to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.

We may disclose and use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Service (for example, when necessary to protect our or a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights), or to alert you to changes in our policies or agreements that may affect your use of our website. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

4. COOKIES

Some of the Web analytics firms used on this site may place “tracking cookies” on your computer. These are small text files that can tell such companies what you are doing online, even though they usually don’t record your name or other personally identifiable information.

If you want to clean out all tracking cookies from all your Web sites, you can change the preferences or settings in your web browser to control cookies. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.

5. SECURITY

If, in the future, 1440 Foundation collects personally identifiable information through 1440.org, we will store the data on limited-access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.

6. REVIEW AND CORRECTION

If you would like to review, change or delete your email preferences or the name that you provided to us for email services, you can contact us at webmaster@1440.org.

7. TRANSFER TO THE U.S. OR OTHER COUNTRIES

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where 1440 Foundation has facilities, and by using our website, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.

8. POLICY MODIFICATIONS

When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by updating the Policy’s date.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 3, 2011.