We respect your privacy, and recognize that we must maintain and use your information responsibly.
- We may collect information from you when you visit and take actions on our website. We use this information to provide the services you've requested.
- We utilize cookies (such as those stored by Google Analytics) to provide a better experience and improve our review tool website for your use.
- Protecting your personal information is extremely important to us, and we take all reasonable measures to do so.
The personal information we collect
We may automatically collect and store data about your visit to HackforLA.org:
- Domain from which you access the Internet;
- Operating system on your computer and information about the browser you used when visiting the site;
- Date and time of your visit;
- Pages you visited;
- Address of the website that connects you to the Site (such as google.com or bing.com);
- The queries you make on our site.
None of the information we collect about you when you visit HackforLA.org is personally identifiable. We use this non-personally identifiable information to understand how the HackforLA.org website is used, to improve the website, and to monitor usage for security purposes.
We will not collect personal information from you without your knowledge and consent, except in a few limited circumstances as described in this policy.
Email addresses obtained through the website will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the Public Records Act, other applicable sections of the California code, as well as federal laws. Individuals can cancel any communications regarding new service updates at any time.
We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our site and to gather aggregate performance metrics. We've set up Google Analytics so that it doesn’t collect your full IP address. We don't collect any personally identifiable information using Google Analytics, and we do not combine the information collected through Google Analytics with any personally identifiable information.
To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs Google Analytics running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. However, the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the Hack for LA server.
Visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for more info on how to opt out.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
Third party service providers
We use third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our Site users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage the content on our Sites, and analyze how users navigate and use the Sites.
Third-party service providers we may use include Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and Hotjar.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.
As required by law and similar disclosures
We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to:
- comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
- respond to your requests; or
- protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.
For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through the Site.
We may also disclose information from you or about you or your devices with your permission.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to children.
HackforLA.org utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS operates "secure data networks" protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection systems. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users.
We make reasonable efforts to protect your information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the information we maintain. However, as our Services are hosted electronically, we make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information.
Right to be forgotten and rectification
You may request that we make corrections to any personal data that is stored on our internal databases at any time. You may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected. Requests can be submitted to [email protected] and reference “Hack for LA Public Website” in the subject line.
This version of the policy is effective November 1, 2021.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints related to our websites, please contact us by email at [email protected], or by mail at:
Code for America
Ref: Hack for LA, HackforLA.org
155 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103