Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the following: 1) Catalyst’s website , which is located at www.catalyst.org (including subdomains thereof), as well as all applications based on Catalyst’s website that are operated by Catalyst, Inc. (“we,” “us” or “our”) (each of such website and applications, a “Website”); 2) any social media accounts administered by us including those located on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, and 3) any other website containing a Catalyst-specific subdomain, product, service, or community, including those hosted by third parties, that contains a link to this Privacy Policy (each of such social media accounts and other websites, a “Catalyst-Affiliated Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to each Website and each Catalyst-Affiliated Site, each of which is referred to herein as the “Site”.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect, or others may collect on our behalf, from you or that you may provide when you visit the Site and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing such information. 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms of Use applicable to the Site.

Information That Is Collected About You and How It Is Collected

We collect, or third parties may collect on our behalf, information that identifies you or can be used to contact you – such as your name, job title, street address, country of residence, email address, telephone and facsimile numbers, gender, age, personal interests, employer or other organization with which you are affiliated, and, in some cases, credit card information or information contained in your User Contributions (as defined below) (“Personally Identifiable Information”) – only if you voluntarily provide it, except to the extent that other users of the Site share such information on the Site.  You may provide such information to us when, for example, you register on the Site, sign up for our email updates, or donate to Catalyst Inc. through the Site, or when you post comments, videos, or other content to the Site.  We may also collect such information if others provide it to us, including by their postings to the Site.

We may also use web beacons, cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about your usage of the Site, such as your browser information, the frequency of your visits, information about how you arrived at and navigate through the Site, and other similar data.

How We Use and Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information.  We use Personally Identifiable Information for our organizational purposes, such as to provide and improve the Site and communicate with you about the Site or about Catalyst.  Additionally, we may share Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates; other businesses and individuals performing functions on our behalf (such as credit-card processing, market-research assistance and, for individuals who have registered on the Site, validation of your affiliation with a Catalyst member organization (a “Member Organization”); governmental authorities (only in accordance with subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes (such disclosure may be done without notice to you); Member Organizations that request a list of the names of their employees who have registered on the Site; for co-promotion purposes, unaffiliated business partners with whom Catalyst has a written agreement; and, if you consent, for other purposes.

As we operate globally, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information outside the United States and transfer it from other countries to the United States, either for use within Catalyst or for use of third parties providing service to us.  By using the Site, you hereby knowingly and expressly consent to the collection, storage, transfer, and usage of your Personally Identifiable Information in and to the United States of America and to other countries for the uses described in this Privacy Policy, without regard to any rights under the laws of the Member States of the European Union or any other country.

Site Usage Information.  We may also use information we collect about your usage of the Site to improve the Site, to analyze Site usage (such as identifying the areas of the Site that are the most popular or features that are the most frequently used), to recognize you when you return to the Site, to customize the Site according to your individual use or preferences, and for other similar purposes.  We may also combine usage information that is not personally identifiable with other users’ usage information and provide such information to Member Organizations on an aggregated and anonymized basis.  Depending on the number of users registered, the amount of user activity on the Site, and other factors, however, a Member Organization might be able to combine such aggregate information with other information to identify individual users’ activities on the Site.

Information Collected Generally.  We may use any information you provide through the Site, or that we collect about your usage of the Site, in connection with any other Site, projects and purposes.  Additionally, we may incorporate (in a non-personally identifiable fashion) information you provide to us through the Site into materials or content that we create and distribute (such as reports and marketing materials).  We will not use your name in such materials without your consent.  If you make a donation to Catalyst, we may publish your name on the Site, other Sites or in Catalyst materials, unless you request otherwise when making your donation or by contacting us at the contact information provided below.

Data Collected in Response to a Survey. If you respond to a research survey posted on the Site, we collect your responses (which are included in the term “Data,” as defined in the Terms of Use).  We may store the Data ourselves or use a third party to do so.  We use the Data in an aggregated, anonymized, non-personally identifiable fashion for analysis, research, and incorporation into published reports.  We may also use Data in a personally identifiable manner to formulate future surveys or research projects, to identify individuals to invite to participate in future surveys, or to display the names of the surveys in which you have participated on your user profile, which would then be visible to other users of the Site.  Therefore, to the extent that some Data constitutes Personally Identifiable Information, such Data is subject to the terms of the section on Personally Identifiable Information above.

Information Collected from a Community Site.  If you participate in an online community on the Site, we may collect information about your usage of the Site, such as the status of your activities on the Site, comments, postings or views of other users, and your interactions with other users of the Site.  We may use the information collected from the online community in a personally identifiable manner to display to other users of the Site your profile information, your email address, the activities you have completed, your comments, postings or views with respect to other users’ activities, and/or your interactions with other users.  Therefore, to the extent that some of the information collected from an online community on the Site constitutes Personally Identifiable Information, such information is subject to the terms of the section on Personally Identifiable Information above.

Visibility of User Contributions

The Site may contain features (such as user profiles, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and the ability to post comments regarding other Site content) that may allow you and others to post, submit, publish, display or transmit content or materials (including Personally Identifiable Information) on, to or through the Site, such as text, photographs and videos (together, “User Contributions”), to certain groups of users or to the public.  Unless the Site specifically states that a type of User Contribution is accessible only to certain users of the Site, you should assume that User Contributions may be visible to the public and may become searchable on the internet.  We cannot ensure the security of any such information or that users who have access to such information will not disclose it to others or make it public.  Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request that any information in your user profiles be updated, modified or deleted by e-mailing or writing to Catalyst at the contact information provided below, and we will endeavor to comply with your request.  Additionally, from time to time we may seek to confirm that users who have registered on the Site as being affiliated with a Member Organization are still affiliated with that organization, and absent such confirmation, we may delete any accounts, User Contributions or other content associated with such users.  However, when we delete, modify or update information in our databases or on the Site, some information may remain on our back-up media and records.  Note that to the extent that we delete, modify or update such information, it may remain on the servers or in the databases of third parties to the extent that such information has been provided to them in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Any updates, modifications or deletions will not affect any information that we provided, prior to your request, to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security of Personally Identifiable Information

Except as your Personally Identifiable Information is made visible to other users or otherwise disclosed pursuant to this Privacy Policy, the Site incorporates reasonable safeguards to protect the security and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide, and we use reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss or misuse.  Information transmitted over the Internet, however, may not be secure, and when you provide information to us through the Site, you do so at your own risk.

Third-Party Websites

Except as provided herein, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the collection and use of any information gathered by or through any third-party websites, including any websites to which this Site links, any websites used to collect and process your donations (such as PayPal) or any websites that provide social media integration with the Site.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third-party websites to understand their policies that apply to their collection and use of information.

Changes to Our Policy

By agreeing to the Terms of Use or by otherwise using the Site, including by interacting with or entering information or responding to questions on the Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If we make a material change to the way in which we collect, use and/or share your Personally Identifiable Information, we will post a notice on the Site and/or notify you through e-mail or other means.  By continuing to use the Site following such notice of changes to this Privacy Policy, you signify that you accept such changes.

Contact Us

You may contact us at the e-mail address, mailing address or telephone number below:

[email protected]
Catalyst Inc. 120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 514-7600

 
Last modified: April 29, 2014