NDIZ Privacy Policy

The Northeast Denver Innovation Zone (“NDIZ”) is committed to following applicable laws and best practices for protecting the privacy of information that you provide to us through our website www.ndiz.org. This Privacy Policy applies only to visitor interactions with the NDIZ website and outlines what we collect and how we may use the information we collect when you visit the NDIZ website. Questions or concerns about the NDIZ website or this policy should be directed to Tomi Amos (tamos@ndiz.org). Other policies may apply to information collected or maintained by NDIZ in a manner other than through the NDIZ website, and you are encouraged to review those other policies, as appropriate, to address any privacy related questions or concerns not related to usage of the website.

The NDIZ website was created by Mothershed Design Company and is hosted by Squarespace.

Our primary purpose in collecting information through the NDIZ website is to provide services and information to you. Generally, NDIZ may use information that you provide to fulfill your requests, respond to inquiries, or to better serve you.

NDIZ is affiliated with the Denver Public Schools public school district, and is therefore required to follow certain legal requirements applicable to public educational entities, including the Family Educational Rights Protection Act (“FERPA”), the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (“SDTSA”), the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and other laws and regulations related to student and family data privacy.

Website Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information

NDIZ recognizes that you may share personally identifiable information with NDIZ through its website, and NDIZ respects the privacy of any visitor to this website. NDIZ is committed to only using information collected through this website for the purposes for which it is collected, as expressed or implied when the information is collected. Unless we have permission (or permission of a parent or guardian for minors), NDIZ does not sell/share your personally identifiable information collected through the NDIZ website to any third parties (other than agents, contractors or service providers of NDIZ, all of which are required to agree to not share or sell your information). Consent is not required if NDIZ is legally required or permitted to share your personally identifiable information with third parties, including without limitation to responding to court orders or subpoenas.

Voluntary Information Collection

Whenever you use the NDIZ website to interact with NDIZ, including without limitation to request information, leave a comment, make an inquiry, contribute a gift or donation, or contact NDIZ staff, then personal information may be requested in that process. This information is used to fulfill your request, and this information may be maintained by NDIZ to fulfill related purposes in the future.

NDIZ implements appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personally identifiable information under our control. Some types of personally identifiable information that might be collected, if you provide it, includes your name, date of birth, phone number, email address, physical address, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Automatic Information Collection

As with most internet websites, unless you take steps to visit the NDIZ website anonymously, the NDIZ website automatically tracks computer-based web browsing patterns when you log on to the NDIZ website. This is primarily done to assist NDIZ with website analytics to improve its website and web presence to better serve its constituents. The information we collect is based on your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, and is not linked to your specific email address in any of the reports or other material compiled by NDIZ. Your IP address is a series of numbers that identifies the location of each computer or network. The information we gather may include, but is not limited to, the browser type, the date and time of the request, average time spent on the website, pages viewed and any inquiries that you may have made. We do not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by NDIZ that can specifically identify you unless required to do so by law. 

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Without additional information, Cookies do not personally identify users, only the user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can set your browser to refuse cookies; however, you may not be able to take full advantage of some aspects of the NDIZ site if Cookies are disabled.

Disclosure of Information

NDIZ may disclose personally identifiable information to respond to legal requirements and enforce our rules and policies. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

Any known breach or misuse of personally identifiable information maintained by NDIZ will be promptly communicated to those affected as required by law and best practices, as determined by NDIZ.

External Links

The NDIZ website may offer links to other sites that are not owned or affiliated with NDIZ. These sites have their own security and privacy policies and you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the policies of those sites prior to use.  NDIZ is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Knowing or Updating Your Personal Information

If you wish to know what has been collected, or to update your personally identifiable information maintained by NDIZ, please contact Tomi Amos (tamos@ndiz.org).

Policy Changes

NDIZ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time. NDIZ agrees to post substantive changes to the Privacy Policy 30 days before the changes take effect. Continued use of the website, or failure to contact NDIZ with any objections, after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been become effective will be considered acceptance of those changes. When we make changes we will also revise the "last modified" date at the top of the Privacy Policy page. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Images or Public Posts

NDIZ occasionally posts images or other content on the website or on social media sites referencing or depicting constituents, including alumni, staff, and current students. NDIZ keeps parental/guardian permissions on file for usage of images of constituents under 18, who may also be identified by name. NDIZ agrees to promptly honor all requests by constituents who wish to have images or other content of him or her removed from the website or social media sites, even if permission was previously granted. To make such a request, please contact Tomi Amos (tamos@ndiz.org).

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Privacy Policy or the website, please email us at Tomi Amos (tamos@ndiz.org).