Last Review and Update: February 22, 2020
Notice of Non-discrimination
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST ® ) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a veteran who served in the military, religion, gender, gender identity, or gender expression in its programs and activities.
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This website includes links to other siteS operated by third parties. We have not reviewed the information on other sites and are not responsible for any of the content on these sites. The inclusion of these links in no way indicates their endorsement, support, or approval of the contents of this site. By clicking on any of these links, you agree that FIRST Tech Challenge Romania is not responsible for the content provided on the destination site.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products, or services, or for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such information. We have the right to edit, remove, or deny access to content that is determined to be, in our sole discretion, unacceptable.
Cultural Sensitivity Statement
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania is a non-denominational, non-partisan public charity that welcomes all cultures and religions to participate in our programs and activities. We are guided by sensitivity and respect for others, embracing a common goal of inspiring, engaging, and encouraging youth of all backgrounds to be part of the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania community and embrace the wonders of science and technology.
1. Agreement to the Policy
2. Types of Information We Collect
We collect Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") and Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("Non-PII") to facilitate the operation, funding, and management of FIRST Tech Challenge Romania program.
a. Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”):
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who a person is. It includes a first and last name, title, mailing address (including zip code), email address, phone number, and to facilitate certain transactions, credit card information.
b. Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("Non-PII"):
This refers to information that does not by itself identify any specific person. Through the use of cookie technology or otherwise, we may track and collect Non-PII about your computer and software when you visit one of our Site. This information may include: (i) your Internet Protocol ("IP") address; (ii) your domain server; (iii) your type of computer; (iv) your type of web browser; (v) your access times; and (vi) the web sites you came from and navigate to next.
This information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. For more information on cookies, see Section 8 below.
3. How We Collect and Use Information
a. Collection and Use of PII
We only collect PII when you provide it to us. You may provide certain PII to us when you: (a) register for any FIRST Tech Challenge program or event; (b) subscribe to our newsletter; (c) send e-mail messages, submit forms, or transmit other information by telephone or letter; (d) order products; (e) submit your credit card or other payment information; (f) visit other points on the Sites that state that such information is being collected; or, (g) attend a FIRST Tech Challenge event in Romania.
When you engage in certain activities on any of our Sites, we may ask you to provide PII by filling out and submitting an online form. Depending upon the activity, some of the PII may be mandatory and some may be voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory PII with respect to a particular activity, you or your child will not be able to engage in that activity.
By entering personal information into the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania sites you agree to allow the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania team to collect, use, and disclose the information to implement, manage and evaluate the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania program and efforts, as well as to communicate with you about the FIRST Tech Challenge Romania program and efforts. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania sometimes uses third parties to help implement, manage and evaluate the program and efforts and such third parties will have access to this information strictly for these purposes under the same standards of privacy and security as FIRST Tech Challenge Romania staff. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania system are designed to support our policy that participants (including students, coaches, mentors, and volunteers) and parents (for participants under age 18) should be the only people to modify the information we keep on them.
b. Collection and Use of Non-PII
We, or entities that provide direct service to us, may track and collect Non-PII about your computer and software when you visit a Site. This may be done at different places on that Site in several ways, including through the use of cookie technology or through other means.
We will primarily use Non-PII to: analyze and enhance the operation of our Programs and Sites, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze use, improve our product and service-offerings, gather demographic information, customize and improve our Site’ content, layout, and services, diagnose problems with our servers, software, and administer our Sites, often with the assistance of our vendors.
4. How We Share Information
Any Service Provider who has access to PII may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for FIRST Tech Challenge Romania.
5. How You Can Update and Correct Information
Users of our Site have the ability to access and edit the PII they provide to us. PII may be changed by logging in to a user’s account, or by requesting a change in writing. Requests in writing should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us regarding an update or correction to PII. We reserve the right to confirm your identity before updating or correcting PII. We encourage you to promptly update your PII if it ever changes.
6. Your Choices on the Collection and Use of Information
We may, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding our program and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and select third parties, we may occasionally send you direct mail about programs and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only FIRST Tech Challenge Romania will send you these direct mailings, and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers.
If you do not wish to receive information or other material from us, you may “opt-out” of receiving these communications by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com .
You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below in Section 8. By modifying your browser preferences, you generally have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, some parts of our Sites may not work properly.
7. How We Protect Information
We use current industry standard, security measures to protect your PII. Access to PII is available through a unique customer ID and password selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your PII resides on a secure server to which only select FIRST Tech Challenge Romania personnel and Service Providers have secure access.
You may opt to display PII in Volunteer, Team Contact, or forum areas of the Site. PII submitted to these areas can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the PII you choose to submit in these areas. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order. For security, this information is encrypted during communication.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your PII, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet that are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through our Sites cannot be guaranteed; and, (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
When you use any of our Site, we may store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize the experience. A cookie is a small data text file, which a web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your log-in name to welcome you back to a Site. Our cookies: (a) make your use of our Sites easier; (b) make our Sites run more smoothly; (c) track authenticated users visiting our Sites; and, (d) help us to maintain secure Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly in that case. Once you close your browser, the "cookie" disappears.
We may use an outside company to display information on our Site. As part of their service, they will place a separate cookie on your computer. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any third-party with any of your PII or information about your transactions with or through FIRST Tech Challenge Romania. We and third-parties we hire will collect and use Non-PII about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server, and whether you responded to particular information.
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9. Privacy Policies of Third-Party Sites
We may authorize links to any part of one or more of our Site from other nonprofits, government agencies, and others who wish to help extend our mission. We ask that you contact us to let us know of your intentions to link to one or more of our Sites, and indicate the purpose of the link. No link may present or display a product or activity in a way that states or implies endorsement by FIRST Tech Challenge Romania.
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania does not endorse any commercial organizations, candidates for elected office, or products. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania site feature links to other organization sites including those of our sponsors. We do not routinely "out-link" to private, commercial or other similar web sites, other than current sponsors of programs and services offered by FIRST Tech Challenge Romania. However, on a case-by- case basis, we will consider requests from such groups or persons to out-link to their web sites. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania will grant such requests only where it is determined that such links will clearly support our mission and where we have concluded that such links will not in any way jeopardize our reputation, independence, objectivity, or mission.
From time to time, FIRST Tech Challenge Romania may unilaterally decide to out-link to private, commercial, or other web sites. The same criteria described above will apply. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania reserves the right to remove any such links at any time.
10. Your Use of Our Training Materials, Forums, Blogs, and various Social Media
For the educational use of our members, FIRST Tech Challenge Romania offers online training materials and webinars. The training materials and webinars contain original and copyright- protected works of FIRST Tech Challenge Romania and others. Our site also contain a forum where training materials are posted and where users may submit their own comments, opinions, and images (“Submissions”).
By making a Submission to, or through one of our Site, training materials, related forums, blogs, or FIRST Tech Challenge Romania Tube or FIRST World Tube, you grant FIRST Tech Challenge Romania an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, blog, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such Submission, alone or as part of other works, in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.
You warrant and represent that you shall not transmit, post or upload any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, discriminatory, defamatory, false, threatening, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, abusive, harassing, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or bashing, aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability, or otherwise unlawful, or that violates or infringes on the privacy, publicity, intellectual property, proprietary, or contractual rights of any person or entity. By posting the pictures of others, you warrant and represent that you have those persons’ (or if the person is under the age of majority, the person’s parent or guardian’s) consent.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FIRST Tech Challenge Romania, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and sponsors from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of, or resulting from, your use of our Sites or the services made available on or through our Site, and/or your breach of this User Agreement.
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania does not warrant or represent the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any content, information or material contained in any Submissions. Your reliance on any Submissions shall be at your own risk. Users of our training materials, Sites and related forums agree at all times to abide by legal protections and a professional honor system.
Users agree that in downloading, using or referring to the contents of any document included in the training materials, Site or related forums (whether in writing or verbally), they will give full attribution to the author.
13. Privacy Issues Specific to Children Under 13
FIRST Tech Challenge Romania is particularly aware of privacy issues specific to the collection of personal information of children under the age of 13. FIRST Tech Challenge Romania does not collect data directly from youth under age 13. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has shared PII on our Site, we will delete the data and deactivate the associated account.
This section applies to all donor-related information received by FIRST Tech Challenge Romania both online and offline, from any donor.
Unless authorized by the donor or mandated by law, FIRST Tech Challenge Romania will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. The only exception would be if the donor notified us that the donor's employer will match the donation and the donor requests that we reach out to obtain the matching gift, in which case we may disclose the donor's contact information (name, postal address, email address and telephone number) and donation information (donation amount and supported projects) to the employer. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of donors' employers. For more information regarding the handling of information by an employer, please refer to the employer's privacy policies.
To the extent donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
15. How to Contact Us
NATIE PRIN EDUCATIE ASSOCIATION
18 Jules Michelet Street
010463 Bucharest-1, ROMANIA