Zuri Group acts a data controller in its use of your Personal Information, as described in this privacy notice.
Privacy and confidentiality are at the heart of the Services. We treat Personal Information acquired from you seriously and make every effort to comply with our obligations under applicable privacy statutes. Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of any information stored about you while using the Services. We respect your privacy – Zuri Group’s entire service depends on treating Personal Information properly, in the strictest confidence and with sensitivity.
The Personal Information you provide by using the Services is owned by you, and you may ask us to correct or delete any such information at any time, by sending us an email stating in the subject heading, “Remove Details.” Further information about how you can manage and delete information about you is set out in paragraph 4 below.
- Information Collection
We collect Personal Information when you register for an account, when you use certain Services (including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others) and when you visit certain Site pages. This can include information in or about the content you provide or about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with, the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them or the frequency and duration of your activities.
When you register with us, we will ask you for and/or collect Personal Information, directly (for example, to enter your name, email address, birth date, gender, post code, occupation, industry, personal interests etc.) or indirectly.
By registering with us, you acknowledge and agree that we may access and store your Personal Information anywhere in the world. Further information is below in paragraphs 2 and 3.
Once you register with us and sign into our Services, you are not anonymous to us.
If you contact us in relation to any of the Services (via email, telephone, post or otherwise), we may collect and retain your contact details and your communication for the purpose of handling your query and keeping records of communications.
We also collect information about you from VMI Alumni Mobile App of Business (the “Member Organization”) and from other people when they use our Services, such as when they send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information. We also work closely with other third parties (including, for example, business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers), and we may sometimes receive information about you from them. All such information may be combined with the data you provide to us when you register with us and/or when you use the Services, and the combined data may be used by us for the same purposes outlined in this notice.
- How we use your Personal Information
We will use information provided by you to help you advance your career through inside connections, leverage your professional network, get introduced to people, socially interact with other users, create and/or share and/or find business opportunities and stay in touch your Brother Rats. You consent to the use of your profile and Personal Information being used for this purpose.
We use information for the following general purposes to fulfil your requests for services, improve our services, contact you, conduct surveys and for the purpose of internal reporting. You agree that we may transfer your Personal Information for the general purposes set out above within Zuri Group and to the Membership Organization.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages and other communications relating to our Service, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Your rights to opt-out of other types of communications will be unaffected.
Where you have provided your explicit consent, your name, email address and contact number may be used to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about services we feel may interest you (you may unsubscribe from this at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sharing your Personal Information
The Personal Information you provide us will be displayed to other users of the platform, including your email address, unless you choose to hide your Personal Information from other users.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- Responding to court orders, legal process, or to any legitimate request by authorities with which we must comply; and
In reference to general Site activity, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in all information and contents which you submit, post or display on or through the VMI Alumni Mobile App. By using the Services you grant us a nonexclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use such information and contents that you post on the app for the purposes set out in paragraph 2 above, and for the purpose of enabling us to provide the Services through the app. Such a license does not include permission for us to commercialize (for our own purposes) the information and contents you have posted. This license will end in relation to certain information and contents that you delete from the VMI Alumni Mobile App when such certain information and contents are deleted, and will end in relation to all such information and contents on the app when you delete your account from the app, unless the relevant information or contents have been shared with others and they have not deleted such information or content.
You authorize for us to display and make available for download to authorized third parties all media recordings of you which you submit to us or post on VMI Alumni Mobile App or through the Services.
You also agree that we may transfer your information to the Membership Organization to use for its development and advancement purposes (including in connection with the Membership Organization’s work with alumni, friends and donors to support students, faculty, research and outreach initiatives at the Membership Organization).
- Edit and Delete your Information and Preferences
You can edit your Personal Information on your account at any time.
We may restrict any change being made to any report produced about you, if we are of the opinion that such report is not a fair and true representation of you.
We will endeavor to correct any material error in your Personal Information that you make us aware of.
You may delete your account by emailing us at email@example.com, verifying your password once more and confirming your choice to terminate the account. We may, however, retain certain aspects of your account and other Personal Information for the purposes of maintaining records of our dealings with you, analysis and/or statistics.
Please note that:
- Information that you have shared with others and that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account or request that information about you be deleted; and
- It may take some time to delete data stored in backup systems
- Confidentiality and Security
Your Personal Information is stored in electronic and physical records maintained by us and/or our service providers.
The security of all personally identifiable information associated with you is taken very seriously and all Personal Information supplied is treated confidentially. We therefore have several security measures in place to try to protect against the loss, unauthorized use and corruption of any Personal Information that is under our control. We review our security and privacy policies regularly and improve them where it is reasonably possible to do so. We do not guarantee that loss, unauthorized use, corruption and/or alteration of information will never occur, but we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.
Please note that the input of data over the internet is never fully secure. We cannot, therefore, guarantee the security of data you submit via the Sites in transit over the internet and any such submission is at entirely your own risk. Please ensure that you never leave your device logged on or use the Services in a public place where others can potentially see your details.
- Posting on Publicly Accessible Areas
A publicly accessible area is any area of VMI Alumni Mobile App and/or Services that is accessible by the general public and may be indexed by search engines.
We may offer you the opportunity to post, submit and exchange content and information on publicly accessible areas and you should exercise caution if you choose to disclose Personal Information in a publicly accessible area. Remember that this information may remain indefinitely in the publicly accessible area of VMI Alumni Mobile App and Services.
You are solely responsible for any Personal Information that you disclose and disseminate on VMI Alumni Mobile App and through the Services.
We shall not be held liable for any loss of information. Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss.
- User-to-User Communication and Sharing
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users.
We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if we determine, to our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce these Terms.
We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share to and/or through our Services. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or don’t want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it to and/or through our Services. We are not responsible for another’s misuse or misappropriation of any content or information you post.
- Transfer of personal data outside the U.S.
Whilst we are based in the U.S., we and/or our service providers may have servers located outside the U.S. where the laws may not give the same level of protection to personal data as within the U.S. Notwithstanding, we confirm that any transfer of personal data of U.S. data subjects to outside of the U.S., will be undertaken only using a method specifically permitted under U.S. and U.S. law. By submitting your personal data, you agree to allowing your personal data to be transferred, processed and stored overseas as set out in this paragraph.
Data that we collect from you may also be processed by persons operating outside the U.S. who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such persons may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of certain services which allow us to provide the Services to you. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.
- External Links
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links to our Sites, users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout a Site.
If you follow a link to any external web link mentioned throughout a Site, please note that these external websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.
- Access to your Personal Data
If you would like to access a copy of any Personal Information which we hold about you, please send a request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in how we use your Personal Information we will notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by posting a prominent notice on our pages. However, you should review this policy on a regular basis to check for any changes made to it.