Last Updated on 3/18/2021
By visiting the Site, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms and Conditions, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. ETC offers a public website where you can search for and share information about technology products, services, and providers, communicate with other users, and contribute your recommendations of various technology products. You can also connect with software providers directly on our Site.
We receive, store, and process certain types of personal information about you from your use of the Site, automatic data collection, and from certain third parties.
We will collect information directly from you when you interact with some parts of our Site. Specifically, if you would like to join our Site and have full access to software and service listings, ratings, you are required to register with us. We will collect the following required information during registration: your name, email address, job title, and campus role. You can optionally provide information such as but not limited to a summary of your experience, a list of skills, a contact phone number, city of residence, a Linked In profile URL and a list of software you use in a professional capacity.
We use the information that we gather about you for the following purposes:
We do not share your personal information with parties without your consent. Verified users with a .edu email address will have access to view your personal, contact and professional information. We may share the information that we collect about you, including personally identifiable information (collectively, “information”), as follows:
We also may share your information with the following persons and for the following purposes:
We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics to evaluate usage of our Site. We may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use software and automated tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. Your personal information is not available to third parties for analysis purposes.
Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites. For example, we may provide links to vendor websites at our discretion. We may include or offer third party products or services on our Site. Third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of linked sites, including their information practices.
Our Site is a forum for users to share their experience with various products and services. We invite registered users to post software and service ratings on our site. Please note, however, that if you post ratings to our Site, the information that you post may be attributed to you. Please also note that certain portions of your identity (your name, title and institution) will be available to all members of our Site. You are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in your postings.
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
You may log into your account at any time to update your profile information. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site for a period of time.
We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information that we think may be of interest to you, we may still send you e-mails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.
Our Services are not designed for children under 17. If we discover that a child under 17 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems. The Services are available exclusively to people affiliated with Higher Education institutions. As such, we require all users to verify their higher education affiliation.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site.