What Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used
In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any Personal Information. However, to use certain features of our websites, such as subscribing to our electronic newsletter or other electronic mailings, participating in our programs and promotions and participating in sweepstakes or other contests that we may sponsor, you must provide us with Personal Information such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number. We generally collect this information on our registration forms when you sign up to receive services from or optionally participate in certain aspects of our website. We may also collect Personal Information that you volunteer to provide in optional online surveys, such as age, gender and income level.
We collect non-personal information, such as IP addresses, browser types and anonymous demographic information (such as ZIP codes), and may use this data for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends. Anonymous demographic information may be shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis.
We use Personal Information you provide to us to provide you with information about us and some of our partners and third party companies in which you have expressed an interest and to contact you when necessary.
Cookies and Pixels
We also may collect certain information automatically from your device, which may be considered Personal Information under applicable data protection laws. In addition, we may use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
If at any time you wish to stop receiving correspondence for which you have previously registered, simply follow the unsubscribe directions in our correspondence to you. In addition, you may request removal of your Personal Information from our database at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail to Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B, New York, NY 10010.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
In some cases, and only with your advance permission, we will share Personal Information with third party companies who may offer products or services in which we believe you may be interested.
We will not sell, rent, or share your Personal Information without your permission and will treat it in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, except that we reserve the right to share such information in only the following limited ways:
We share your information with certain third-party vendors who help us with fulfillment of site administration, and promotion and administration of contests on our website. These vendors are contractually obligated to use this information for the sole purposes of assisting us with a specific project.
Additionally, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law and where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or our website.
Surveys, Contests and Sweepstakes
From time-to-time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests or sweepstakes on our site. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys, contests or sweepstakes is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Only individuals age 18 or over are eligible to participate.
As part of the surveys, contests or sweepstakes, we will typically request your contact information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), and to send participants email newsletters or alerts.
We may use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys, contests or sweepstakes; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
As a service to you, our website may contain banner advertisements and links to other third party websites. By clicking on an advertisement or other link, you will be redirected off our website and onto third party websites. This Policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
Additionally, as a service to you, our website may contain embedded maps and other content provided by third-parties, which will always be identified with the provider’s logo and links to their terms and privacy policies. Examples include embedded maps provided by Google® or XYZ Live®. These embedded maps and other content are provided, designed, curated and hosted by third-parties. We do not design, curate, host, download, copy, store or control these embedded maps or other content. Our Policy does not apply to such third-party embedded maps or other content, and we are not responsible for their terms or privacy policies or practices. We encourage you to read their terms and privacy policies prior to utilizing such third-party embedded maps or content. Please note that their terms of service, privacy policies and practices may differ from ours, and they may collect and/or utilize your Personal Information differently than we do.
In addition, we may offer you the option to sign-up for email offers and promotions from retailers, restaurants and other businesses in the District. This option is offered free-of-charge as a service to the neighborhood. We are not responsible for the email practices or content of emails sent by or on behalf of such third-parties and we do not make any representations about them.
Please note that while we work hard to protect the security of your information, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee as to the security of any information you transmit through this Website or any of the websites linked to this Website, and that you do so at your own risk.
Our Website is not for children under the age of 13 (“children”). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We take children’s privacy seriously, and encourage parents to take an active role in protecting their children’s privacy and online experience at all times. If you believe that we may have unintentionally collected personal information from your child, please contact us at email@example.com.
Visitors’ GDPR Rights
If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate or register for any programs or events on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:
We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, (c) as required by law for certain financial transactions, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.
You have the right to request access to your data that we store and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
To exercise any of the above rights, you can send an email to email@example.com. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
To the extent that you provided consent to the collection and processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent nor affecting the processing conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
We use your personal data to make the following automated decisions: if you click on a link to indicate your interest in a particular topic or if you purchase a product or service from us, we may place a tag on your record to indicate your interest in that topic, product, or service, and we may use that tag to tailor informational and/or marketing emails that we send you. We assign those tags automatically through operation of our contact management database. These decisions do not affect your rights in any way.
We may use your personal data for our legitimate business interests, including: (a) to enforce compliance with our policies and applicable law, (b) to meet legal requirements, (c) to provide information to representatives and advisors to help us comply with legal, accounting or security requirements, (d) to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, (e) for our data analytics projects or (f) to carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes.
Limited Right of Use/Ownership of Contents
The contents of the Site are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of its users. All materials published on the Site (the “Contents”) are protected by copyright, trademark and all other applicable intellectual property laws, and are owned or controlled by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership or the other party credited as the provider of such Contents.
We reserve the right to republish any material contributed by our readers to our Site. By posting a message in any public area of the Site or submitting any correspondence or materials to our Sites, you expressly grant us a global nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, sell, disclose, distribute or use such material for any purpose whatsoever. You hereby further grant us the global nonexclusive right to use any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in such materials for any purpose whatsoever. In addition, you hereby waive any and all moral rights you may have in any such materials. Further, you hereby authorize us to edit and otherwise modify any such material prior to our use, publication, distribution, sale, reproduction or disclosure thereof. All such material will be deemed to be provided to us on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis. Material that is copyright protected may not be submitted to our Site without permission from the copyright owner, and you are solely responsible for the failure to obtain any such permission.
Modifications to the Site
We reserve the right from time to time to make modifications and changes to the Site, including but not limited to discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, any service offered by us or through the Site, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any other party for any changes and modifications to the Site.
Your Representations and Warranties
Limitation of Liability
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