Privacy Statement

Introduction

The MIT Innovation Initiative is committed to supporting the privacy of people interacting with innovation.mit.edu and innovationone.mit.edu.  This Privacy Statement explains how we handle and use the personal information we collect.

What personal information we collect

While specific information may vary for particular individuals, we may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you, which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Biographic/contact information
  • Demographic information
  • Analytical information – aggregated information related to web visitor activity and email marketing actions

Innovation Activities – information about participation in the MIT innovation ecosystem

How we collect personal information about you

  • We only collect personalized information through forms that you fill out.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information for a number of legitimate purposes all in support of the Institute and its mission.  Specifically, we use your personal information to:

  • Help you generate a record of your utilization of MIT’s innovation ecosystem
  • Help you apply to opportunities available in the system

If you have concerns about any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at innovation@mit.edu. We will always respect a request by you to stop processing your personal information (subject to our legal obligations).

When we share your personal information

To perform the functions listed above, it may be necessary to share information with 3rd parties who are contracted with MIT to provide services or other 3rd party software providers. When you have applied to opportunities outside of MIT, the limited information that is part of your application will be disclosed to the relevant party.

How your information is stored and secured

MIT uses risk-assessed administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information.

Rights for Individuals in the European Economic Area

You have the right in certain circumstances to (1) access your personal information; (2) to correct or erase information; (3) restrict processing; and (4) object to communications, direct marketing, or profiling.  To the extent applicable, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation provides further information about your rights.  You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you are inclined to exercise these rights, we request an opportunity to discuss with you any concerns you may have. To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information to verify your identify when exercising these rights.  Upon a request to erase information, we will maintain a core set of personal data to ensure we do not contact you inadvertently in the future, as well as any information necessary for MIT archival purposes.  We may also need to retain some financial information for legal purposes, including US IRS compliance.  In the event of an actual or threatened legal claim, we may retain your information for purposes of establishing, defending against or exercising our rights with respect to such claim.

By providing information directly to MIT, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the European Economic Area to the United States.  You understand that the current laws and regulations of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as the data and privacy laws and regulations of the EEA.

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide any personal data to us.

Additional Information

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time.  If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our MIT websites or by contacting you directly.

The controller for your personal information is MIT.  If you are in the EU and wish to assert any of your applicable GDPR rights, please contact dataprotection@mit.edu.

This policy was last updated in AUG 2020.

 


 

MIT Innovation Initiative Events

EEA Privacy Statement and Consent

 

Introduction

This statement covers all events held or sponsored by the MIT Innovation Initiative.

MIT Innovation Initiative is committed to supporting the privacy of our Event’s attendees.  This Privacy Statement explains how we handle and use the personal information we collect about our attendees.

What personal information we collect

We may collect the following types of personal information to register you and to keep you informed about the Event and for Event administration purposes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Employer Name
  • Employer Address
  • Social Media Identifiers
  • Payment Information
  • Other information specific to the form for registering for this event

How we collect personal information about you

We collect personal information directly from you when you communicate with us and when you register for the Event.

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information solely to provide you with information regarding the Event and for Event administration purposes.  We may use third party communication technologies or services to communicate with you about the Event, but any service providers we use will be restricted to using your personal information per our instructions concerning Event communications. They are not permitted to use your personal information for any other purpose.

If you have concerns about this purpose or how we communicate with you, please contact us at innovation@mit.edu. We will always respect a request by you to stop processing your personal information (subject to our legal obligations).

When we share your personal information

Your information is not shared with any third parties.

How your information is stored and secured

We use risk-assessed administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information.  We use firewalls and regular monitoring to evaluate any attempts at accessing the systems without permission.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

This registration page does not use cookies or other tracking technologies.

How long we keep your personal information

We consider our relationship with our community of learners, such as Event attendees, to be lifelong. This means that we will maintain a record for you until such time as you tell us that you no longer wish us to keep in touch.

Rights for Individuals in the European Economic Area

You have the right in certain circumstances to (1) access your personal information; (2) to correct or erase information; (3) restrict processing; and (4) object to communications, direct marketing, or profiling.  To the extent applicable, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation provides further information about your rights.  You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you are inclined to exercise these rights, we request an opportunity to discuss with you any concerns you may have. To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information to verify your identify when exercising these rights.  Upon a request to erase information, we will maintain a core set of personal data to ensure we do not contact you inadvertently in the future, as well as any information necessary for MIT archival purposes.  We may also need to retain some financial information for legal purposes, including US IRS compliance.  In the event of an actual or threatened legal claim, we may retain your information for purposes of establishing, defending against or exercising our rights with respect to such claim.

By providing information to us, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the European Economic Area to the United States.  You understand that the current laws and regulations of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as the data and privacy laws and regulations of the EEA.

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide any personal data to us.

Additional Information

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time.  If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our MIT websites or by contacting you directly.

The controller for your personal information is MIT.  MIT can be contacted at dataprotection@mit.edu.

This policy was last updated in Aug 2020.