Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“policy”) will help you understand how The CHiP Network (“us”, “we”, “our”) uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use www.thechipnetwork.org (“website”, “Site”, “service”).

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time, of which you will be promptly updated. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.

What User Data We Collect

When you visit the website, we may collect the following data:

  • Your IP address.
  • Your contact information and email address.
  • Other information such as interests and preferences.
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website.

Why We Collect Your Data

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs.
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
  • Members of the thechipnetwork.org will be included on The CHiP Network’s mailing list

Safeguarding and Securing the Data

The CHiP Network is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. The CHiP Network has done all in its power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online.

Our Cookie Policy

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit).

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser. (Provide links for cookie settings for major internet browsers).

Website Analytics

We may also partner with third-party vendors such as Google Analytics, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. The Site does not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, please go to the third-party vendor’s website.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links The CHiP Network is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

Restricting the Collection of your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box that you can leave unchecked, if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.

If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email and we will be more than happy to change this for you.

The CHiP Network will not lease, sell, or distribute your personal information to any third parties unless we have your permission. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials and updates if you agree to this privacy policy.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

GDPR Privacy Policy of The CHiP Network

Definitions

  • The CHiP Network
    The CHiP Network means The CHiP Network Inc, 1254 Denbigh Lane, Radnor, PA, USA
  • GDPR
    General Data Protection Regulation Act.

  • Data Controller
    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
  • Data Processor
    Data Processor means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
  • Data Subject
    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

 

1. Principles for processing personal data

Our principles for processing personal data are:

  • Fairness and lawfulness. When we process personal data, the individual rights of the Data Subjects must be protected. All personal data must be collected and processed in a legal and fair manner.
  • Restricted to a specific purpose. The personal data of the Data Subject must be processed only for specific purposes.
  • Transparency. The Data Subject must be informed of how his/her data is being collected, processed and used.

2. What personal data we collect and process

The CHiP Network collects several different types of personal data for various purposes. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

3. How we use the personal data

The CHiP Network uses the collected personal data for various purposes:

  • To provide you with services
  • To notify you about changes to our services and/or products
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

 

4. Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data

The CHiP Network legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this Data Protection Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • The CHiP Network needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given The CHiP Network permission to do so
  • Processing your personal data is in The CHiP Network legitimate interests
  • The CHiP Network needs to comply with the law

 

5. Retention of personal data

The CHiP Network will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Policy.

The CHiP Network will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

6. Data protection rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed about what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIP

Membership in the chip network has been and will continue to be free of charge. To accomplish this, The CHiP Network needs to find its own funding. We hope to receive support from organizations, institutions, and individuals with an interest in our services and the communities that we serve. If you can help, please do so.”