If you are an employee of Ashoka U or its affiliates, please note that other internal company policies apply to you related to employee use of company computer systems and networks.
Passive Information Collection; Cookies
To learn more about cookies and other passive tracking technologies and how they may be used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software.
Active Information Collection
In general, when you visit the Site you remain anonymous, but on some pages, you need to provide Personal Information to register, enter a competition, contact us, and conduct other activities and transactions via the Site. The types of Personal Information collected at the Site may include any or all of the following, depending on your activities on the Site: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, website, organization (including the organization’s name, website, phone number, and address), username, password, language, photograph and other Personal Information that you actively provide to us via the Site.
We also enable you to submit Personal Information about other people. For example, we request that you provide us with such information about individuals who may be interested in hearing about Ashoka U. The following types of Personal Information may be collected about such persons: name, organization name, email address, phone number, city, and country.
Use of Personal Information
We use and disclose Personal Information to provide information about our organization, our competitions, or other issues of interest.
Except as provided herein, WE WILL NOT SELL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE THROUGH THE SITE WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. We may use Personal Information that you provide to update you on our activities, let you know about new projects and competitions that we believe may be of interest to you, and contact you about the outcome of competitions. If you do not want to receive this information in the future, please contact us at AshokaU@ashoka.org.
From time to time, we may share certain Personal Information with other non-profits to enable them to share information that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share Personal Information with these entities, please contact us at AshokaU@ashoka.org and we will take reasonable measures to avoid sharing such information in the future. Please note that these other parties are sometimes independent from Ashoka U, and if your information has already been shared with such parties and you wish to stop all communications from such parties and/or stop any use of the shared information by such parties, you will need to address such issues with them directly.
We may share Personal Information with our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers. We require that these entities keep your Personal Information confidential and only use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.
We may disclose Personal Information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, or a law enforcement agency’s request. We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to protect the security of the Site, and to protect ourselves and our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers against liability.
Donations that are made to Ashoka U on the Site are processed via a third-party payment gateway. Credit / Debit card details will only be retained by the party providing the payment services and its affiliated bank only until payment for your donation is processed, unless you authorize the information to be stored for future visits. If you later decide that you do not want us to store such information, you may contact us at AshokaU@ashoka.org and ask us to delete such information. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, card details may be disclosed for the sole purpose of performing further checks.
The Site is not directed to persons under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, please do not disclose Personal Information on the Site.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
If you are a registered user of the Site, you can access and correct certain Personal Information that we collect online and maintain by clicking on "sign in" and entering your username and password. If any errors in your Personal Information cannot be corrected by accessing your account or if you have other questions related to updating or changing your account information, please contact us using the contact information below. You may also contact us using the information below to ask us to remove your Personal Information from our records, electronic or otherwise.
Use of Anonymous Information
The Site’s web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Site. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example, when the Site is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to the Site, the type of web browsers visitors use, and which pages of the Site are viewed. These statistics help us understand how the Site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving the Site in the future. From time to time, we may share such aggregate, non-personally identifiable statistical information with advertisers and our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers. The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Site. You can access most of our pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any Personal Information.
Ashoka U tries very hard to protect our users’ Personal Information. Though Ashoka U strives to protect this information, no transmission of data is completely secure. Ashoka U will not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from you or any other visitors to the Site. When you access your account information, we usually offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software receives encrypted information through the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) of your Internet browser which encrypts the Personal Information you input before it is sent to us and seeks to prevent anyone from reading it as the information travels from your computer to ours.
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose Personal Information via competition entries, messages, forums, postings, or in other areas of the Site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Ashoka U. Please do not post any Personal Information on the Site that you expect to keep private.
Usernames and Passwords
It is your responsibility to safeguard any username or password that you have received in connection with the Site, and to notify us if you ever suspect that the security and confidentiality of such username or password has been compromised in any way. You are solely responsible for any use of the Site via your username and password.
Please note that third parties may also collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through the Site. We do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their websites. If you are concerned about how third parties collect and use information, please review their privacy practices posted on their websites.
How to Contact Us
1700 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
You may also send us an email at AshokaU@ashoka.org.