PRIVACY POLICY

By using or accessing this website you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Privacy Policy set forth below.  If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website. Chicago Fashion Incubator can revise this policy at any time by updating this posting, and your use after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms.  Please check this policy periodically for changes.

This policy is intended to help you understand how Chicago Fashion Incubator (“CFI,”  "we," or "us") collect, use and safeguard the information you provide via our website.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained by us through means other than this website.

PERSONAL DATA

If you browse our website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. We collect personally identifiable and transactional information when you sign up to receive information from us or send us an email or inquiry. You will know this data is being collected because you will have to fill out a form.
 

PASSIVE COLLECTION OF USAGE INFORMATION

The servers hosting our website collect general data (“Usage Information”) pertaining to users of this website and the mobile devices and programs from which they access this site. Usage information can include IP address, domain name, referring web page, browser type, mobile device type, device operating system, device settings, device identifiers and information about the way you use your device or this site (such as the length of time spent, the pages accessed while visiting this site, and links or ads clicked). Usage Information does not, in and of itself, identify you personally. This Usage Information is collected and analyzed to help us manage and administer our website, to customize and improve the content of our website, and to support and advance our promotional efforts. Usage Information may be collected using the following methods: 
(1)    Cookies - A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or device by a website to give you a unique ID. We may use cookies to monitor site usage patterns, track new visitors to this site and to recognize past users so that we may customize and personalize content. If for any reason you don’t want to take advantage of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable or render unusable some of the features of our site. 
(2)    Tags - Tags/beacons (a.k.a. web beacons or clear gifs) are small graphic images designed to allow us or a third party to collect Usage Information (such as when you view a web page or e-mail that contains the web beacon) and monitor user activity. We may permit third parties to place tags on our sites or in e-mails sent on our behalf for purposes of collecting Usage Information. 
(3)    Conversion tracking – We may use conversion tracking or other search engine features that permit us to measure the effectiveness of search engine results. 
(4)    Web Analytics - We may use third-party website analytics tools and embedded tags/tracking code that collect information about visitor traffic on our sites and mobile applications, including Google Analytics. Use of such analytic Usage Information collected by third parties will be governed by the applicable third party’s privacy policy. 
(5)    Passive Identifiers - The servers hosting our site may generally detect and collect Usage Information provided by your browser or device such as your internet protocol (IP) address, device identifiers, and domain name. We may also collect information about your location that is provided to us by your mobile device or browser.

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGES

When you sign up to receive information from us or otherwise provide us with personal information, we automatically place you on our list to receive communications and updates and offers regarding CFI.  If you do not wish to receive these messages, you can simply utilize the opt-out method detailed in the message or contact us at the contact points specified below. 

USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL DATA

We use the personal information we collect to better serve our users, customize their website experience, and improve the content of our website.  We may use personal information to communicate with you about items that may be of interest to you, for other promotional purposes related to CFI, and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. 

We may share your personal information with third party agents that we have hired to help us administer our website or conduct our business (including web hosting, maintenance, administration, support, fulfillment and database management services).  We do not authorize these third parties to use your personal information except for the purpose of providing those services requested by us. We may also disclose your personal information in the Special Cases set forth below. We do not otherwise rent or sell to third parties your personally identifiable information entered on this website.
 
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information or Usage Information about our users with advertisers, agents, business partners, sponsors and other third parties.  

SOCIAL MEDIA

Our site and communications may include social media features (such as “like” or “share” buttons or widgets). These features may collect your personal information and track your use of our site or communications. These social media features are hosted by a third party and your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing such functionality.

SECURITY

CFI uses security measures consistent with industry practice to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of sensitive information we collect from visitors to this website. While we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, we cannot guarantee that data will always remain secure due to transmission errors, outside events, third party hacking or other causes. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to law enforcement.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

We do not provide personally identifiable information collected by this website to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes. CFI does not track its users over time and across third party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. 

ACCESS AND CORRECTION

If you wish to update or delete personal information you have provided to us, you can contact us using at the contact points specified below, and we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you gave us.  

CONSENT TO TRANSFER

This website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to CFI will be transferred to the United States. By using this website or providing us with your information you consent to this transfer. 

SPECIAL CASES

CFI reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other CFI website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.  We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law permits it or to respond to an emergency situation.  

In the event CFI is involved in a corporate transaction, your personal information will likely be transferred as part of that transaction.  We reserve to right to transfer your information without your consent in such a situation; provided that we will make reasonable efforts to see that your privacy preferences are honored by the transferee.

Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different provisions relating to collection and disclosure of personal information.  In the event of a conflict between such provisions and this Privacy Policy, such specific terms shall control.

POLICIES FOR CHILDREN

CFI does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 13 years of age. No information should be submitted to this site by guests under 13 years of age, and guests under 13 years old are not allowed to register for our communications, contests or activities.

LINKED SITES

Please be advised that our web site contains links to third-party websites.  The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site. 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

CFI reserves the right to change or update this policy at any time, with reasonable notice to users of its website.  Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our website.  By continuing to use or access the website after such posting, you agree to be bound by such changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  
Chicago Fashion Incubator
111 N State Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Attention:  Executive Director
Phone: 312-781-5267
Email: hello@chicagofashionincubator.org

Policy effective as of April 4, 2017