Last updated June 1, 2018
StartingBloc NFP (“StartingBloc”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its membership web site (the “Bloc”).
We collect personal information when you wish to use certain features of the Bloc, such registering a personal account, using the Bloc, or receiving emails from us on the Bloc. When you use the Bloc, we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, and other personal information (“Personal Information”). We use Personal Information for the following general purposes: creating a personal account, facilitating access, serving content, to send users newsletters, periodic updates, or other general information about the Bloc, to meet any applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and to respond to any feedback you submit.
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PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you give StartingBloc Personal Information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. StartingBloc uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive visitor data via the Bloc. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, StartingBloc cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems, and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected.
We allow you to opt out of receiving e-mail from us. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use non-personally identifiable information in the aggregate so that we can improve the Site and for business and administrative purposes. We may use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
Our website may share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as providing the software powering the Bloc) or that help us market our products and services (such as email vendors). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
Except as otherwise stated above, we will not publish or provide your e-mail address or other Personal Information to third parties without your consent.
UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES; OPTING OUT
If you would like to change, correct, or request access to your Personal Information or update or cancel your registration, you may do so under Account Information within the Bloc or by
by emailing us at email@example.com. In addition, you may opt out of receiving any or all communications from us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the “unsubscribe” link that appears in e-mails received from us.
The Bloc is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not solicit or knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. We encourage families to obtain additional information about safe use of the Internet at
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
The Bloc is powered by Protopia, a software company and certified B-Corporation with headquarters in Raleigh, NC, in the United States, committed to protecting the privacy of the users of its products and services (“Product”).
Protopia has appointed an internal data protection officer (“DPO”) for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about how we use or store Personal Information, or its data management practices. The DPO’s name and contact information are as follows:
PO Box 1861
Cary, NC 27512