Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the FUSE Corps Terms of Use.  The term “FUSE Corps,” “we,” and “us” includes FUSE Corps and our affiliates and subsidiaries.  The Privacy Policy explains how FUSE Corps may:

  • collect,
  • use, and
  • disclose

Personal Information we obtain through the Site.  Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we may collect offline such as at conferences, events or other in-person meetings.
“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.  We do not consider Personal Information to include information
that has been anonymized, de-identified or aggregated so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

 

WHAT INFORMATION FUSE CORPS COLLECTS

We collect Personal Information directly from you when you:

  • sign up for our newsletter;
  • post comments on our Site;
  • apply for a Position through the Site; and
  • communicate with us.

We also automatically collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Site. We explain the Personal Information we collect from each of these activities in more detail below.

Application Information. 

You may submit an application for a Position through the Site.  To apply, you will need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, biographical information, educational and professional information, and other background information.  You may also provide other optional information.

Posting of Comments.

We may provide the ability for you to provide comments or feedback on our Site and particular projects and opportunities. We ask for your name and email address for such comments, but will not post this information. However, any information you provide in the comment or message box, including any Personal Information will be made publicly available on the Site and will be accessible to the public and other users. We are not responsible for the use of your Personal Information that you provide in the comment or message box and is posted on the Site.

Your Inquiries. 

We may collect Personal Information when you email us, submit requests through the Site, or otherwise communicate with us.
Newsletters. We collect your email address to send you newsletters about FUSE Corps.

Referrals.

You may submit Personal Information, such as name and contact information, about others to us so that we can contact them about Positions and the Site.  We use the information to send a communication to the individual and then delete the information. You represent and warrant that you have permission and all necessary rights to provide us that Personal Information.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies.

The Site collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.  The information automatically collected may include your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address (which may be used to identify your geographic location); your device ID; the length of
time you visit our Site or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. When we associate such information with Personal Information, we will treat the combination as Personal Information. When you use the Site, we and our third-party partners, such as social media widgets and analytics providers, use “cookies” and other similar technologies to collect information about how the Site is used. These may be either session or persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. For example, we use Google Analytics to evaluate usage of and to improve our Site and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services and track your usage of the Site. We do not share your personal information with these third parties. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit:
https://www.google.com/analytics.

Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may be able to change browser settings to block and delete cookies when you access the Site through a web browser.  However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly. By using the Site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to your usage of the Site as set forth above.

 

HOW FUSE CORPS USES YOUR INFORMATION

We use Personal Information to:

  • process applications for a Position;
  • send you newsletter and other updates;
  • facilitate and improve our Site and programs and services; or
  • communicate with you.

Process Applications.

We use your Personal Information to process your application for a Position and to communicate to our government and community partners regarding the position.

Internal and Service-Related Usage.

We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us to provide, facilitate, and improve the Site.  We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve any of our programs and services.

Communications.

We may send email to the email address you provide to us and call the telephone number you provided to us, to verify information in your application and for other informational and operational purposes.

Marketing.

We may use information, including Personal Information, to facilitate the transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you and to send you our newsletters.

Aggregate Data. 

We may anonymize or aggregate data collected through the Site and use it for any purpose.

 

HOW FUSE CORPS MAY DISCLOSE OR SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose or share your Personal Information:

  • with Host Organizations;
  • with organizations with whom we are partnering for specific programs or activities;
  • with our third-party vendors and service providers;
  • in connection with a business transfer;
  • in response to legal process;
  • to enforce our Terms of Use;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes unless we have your permission. Providing to Host Organizations.  The Site provides you with the ability to apply for Positions
with Host Organizations.  To provide this service, we may provide information from applications to Host Organizations.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the Host Organizations who will view and use the posted information. Providing to Third-Party Organizations. The Site may from time to time provide links to or information about promotions or opportunities with third-party organizations, including organizations that we have partnered with. If you click such links or interact with such organizations, you agree that FUSE Corps is not responsible for their use of your Personal Information and that your Personal Information can be used by organizations in accordance with their privacy policies and terms of use. Your use is subject to the privacy policy of such third-party organizations.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of FUSE Corps assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information (including Personal Information) may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.

We Use Vendors and Service Providers.

We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Site, such as web hosting companies and IT providers.

Posting on the Public Site. 

With your permission, we may publish information, including Personal Information, about you on the public portion of the Site.  For example, to highlight your experience as a Fellow, we may post information about your experience on the Site, including photographs of you.

To Comply with Legal Obligations and Enforce our Rights.

We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to comply with legal obligations, to enforce our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, to exercise or defend legal claims, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

In Response to Legal Process.

We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal processes, such as in response to a subpoena or civil investigative demand, or in response to a request from law enforcement.

To Protect Us and Others.

We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person.

Marketing.

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes unless we have your permission.

With Your Permission.

We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY

Our Site may provide links to third parties websites or services (“Third-Party Services”). We are not responsible for the data privacy and security practices of such Third-Party Services. If you access such Third-Party Services, you do so at your own risk. You should review their privacy policies and terms of use before accessing and using such Third-Party Services.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.  We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure. By using the Site or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site.  If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending an email to you.  You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.  To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at [email protected]

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to children under the age of 13.  If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at [email protected]  If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under the age of 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

FUSE Corps operates in the United States. By using the Site, you agree to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States, which may have less protection for your Personal Information than your jurisdiction of residence. By providing your Personal Information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR MAKE AN INQUIRY

If you would like to update or correct or request deletion of any information that you have provided to us through your use of the Site or otherwise, or if you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please send an email to [email protected] We will respond to such requests as required by applicable law but reserve the right to deny requests. For example, we may deny a request to delete if we need to retain information for purposes of complying with legal obligations or maintaining a record of Fellowship Positions.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND PRACTICES

We reserve the right to and may revise this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices at our sole discretion, so please review it periodically. We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on the Site, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If you continue to access or use the Site or provide us Personal Information after such posting, you consent to the revised Privacy Policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FUSE Corps
One Embarcadero Center, Unit 26070
San Francisco, CA 94126
[email protected]
Effective Date: February 14, 2022
Last Updated Date: February 14, 2022