This privacy notice provides details about how the Open City Network (OCN) collects, stores and uses personal information, which includes any information that can be used to identify a person. OCN is responsible for personal information under its control.

OCN Website — theopencity.org

By using theopencity.org (the OCN website) or otherwise providing personal information to OCN, you signify your consent and agreement to the collection, storage and use of your personal information as outlined in this privacy notice. OCN is committed to protecting the privacy of its website users’ personal information and respects the need for security surrounding the collection, storage and use of this information. The OCN website may contain links to sites that are owned and controlled by other organizations. OCN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites.

Information Collection

OCN collects personal information when you visit the OCN website through the use of cookies and online forms, such as event registrations or newsletter requests. OCN limits the collection of personal information to that which is reasonably required to provide our services. When you access the OCN website, our servers automatically collect limited information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. We cannot identify you from this information, which includes IP addresses of computers accessing the site, the operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access the site, the date and time the site is accessed, the pages visited, the key words used in the search engine, the name and size of files requested, and the URL of any referring website.

Cookies

Although cookies do not generally collect personally identifiable information, they do create a detailed user profile over time, by tracking website users’ actions while online. The user profile is considered personal information because it may contain enough information to identify an individual. OCN uses session cookies and persistent cookies, both of which are stored on the website users’ hard drive and collect information about website user habits. Cookies provide OCN with information about your use of the OCN website, which helps us improve the site and the user experience. Cookies may be disabled through browser settings, and although some functionality may be lost, you will still be able to access and use www.theopencity.org. To disable cookies, please refer to the instructions for your particular web browser.

Storage

Personal information collected by OCN is stored on secure servers in a variety of locations around the world, and may be accessible to law enforcement or other authorities while residing in the foreign jurisdiction. This information is accessed by OCN employees or third-party contractors when necessary for use as outlined in this privacy notice, or as required by law. Information stored by OCN is protected against loss, theft, unauthorized access, copying and unauthorized modification.

Information Use

OCN uses the personal information collected to provide event or newsletter services you have requested. Personal information collected for a specific purpose will only be used and retained for as long as necessary to fulfill that purpose. OCN will not rent, sell or trade any of your personal information, and will only share your personal information with a third party in the limited situations detailed in this privacy notice. We may disclose your personal information to a third-party service provider when necessary to provide the service you have requested; however, only the minimal amount of information required to perform the service will be disclosed.

Registration

If you register for a newsletter, survey or event on our website, information you provide will be stored only for that express purpose and will not be added to a general contact list. OCN may use this information to contact you if there are significant changes to the service or event you have signed up for.

Contact Forms

When you submit a contact or general inquiry form to OCN through our websites, we collect personal information such as name, company name and email address, so that we can properly respond to your request. Information submitted through general inquiry forms will be used only to respond to the inquiry or to fulfill requests submitted as part of the inquiry. This information will not be added to a general contact list or shared with a third party.

Disposal of Personal Information

Information that is no longer required will be disposed of in a secure manner to ensure there is no breach of privacy during the process.

Legal Disclaimer

OCN reserves the right to disclose your personal information as required by law or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on OCN.

Unsubscribe, Opt-out or Check Accuracy of Stored Information

If you choose to receive a OCN newsletter or sign up for a recurring alert system, we will always provide a link to unsubscribe. If you wish to unsubscribe, check the accuracy of or modify your personal information, you may do so using the link provided, or email info@theopencity.org at any time.