Privacy Policy


This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for McKinsey Social Initiative, Inc. (the “Company” or “We”). It explains our practices for the collection, use, maintenance, protection, and disclosure of information that we may collect from you or that you may provide when you (1) visit our website: http://www.generationinitiative.org (the “Website”) or (2) use any of our mobile or desktop applications (“Applications”, and collectively with our Website, the “Platforms”). This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by our Platforms. It applies only to information that we collect: (1) on the Website, (2) on any of the Applications (2) via electronic message between you and the Platform (e.g. e-mail, text message, etc.), (4) as you interact with any advertisements or applications on third-party websites and services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by: (1) us offline or through any other website operated by the Company or any third party (including our affiliates) or (2) by any third party (including our affiliates) that may link to or be accessible via the Platform.

This Privacy Policy will notify you of what personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Platform, how it is used and with whom it may be shared, as well as how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you may not elect to use either the Website or any of the Applications; if you do not agree with these policies and practices, you should immediately refrain from using the Website and you should remove and cease to use any of our Applications. By accessing or using the Platform, you consent to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Platform after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check back periodically for updates.

Types of Information Collected and Processes for Collection

We collect different types of information from and about individuals who interact with the Platform, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, notes/comments, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline;
  • that is generated by you, including messages sent via the Platform, individual usage of the Platform (including how you navigate the Platform), and any information shared across the Platform;
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as job title, employer, employer type, employer size, country in which your employer is headquartered, areas of interest, source of referral; and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and any usage details of the Platform.

We collect this information: (1) directly from you when you provide it to us, (2) automatically as you navigate through the Platform, and (3) from third parties, for example, our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us.

The information we collect on or through our Platform may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Platform, creating an account using our Applications, and interacting with the Website and any Applications. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use any portion of the Platform, subscribing to any newsletter or distribution, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with either the Website or any Application.
  • Records and copies of your correspondences (including usernames and e-mail addresses) using the Platform, including any correspondence generated if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
  • Your search queries on the Website.
  • Your use and navigation of the Platform.

In the course of using the Platform, including registration and use of the Applications, a user can choose to complete forms to register for updates, program information, and subscribe for additional information from us. During registration a user is required to give certain information (including but not limited to name, email address, etc.). This information is used to contact you about the programs or updates on our site in which you have expressed interest. If you choose, you may also provide additional, optional information (such as organization affiliation or geographical location).

We may allow visitors to provide information to be published or displayed on public areas of the Platform, or transmitted to other users of the Platform or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users on the Platform with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Gather Through Automated Collection.

As you navigate through and interact with the Platform, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to and uses of the Platform, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Platform (including your IP address, browsing and navigation patterns, click stream data, device metrics, etc.)
  • Information about your computer, mobile device and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). The information we collect automatically may include personal information, and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve the Platform and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to: (1) estimate our audience size and usage patterns, (2) store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Platform according to your individual interests, (3) speed up your searches, (4) recognize you when you return to our Website, (5) optimize your user experience across the Platform.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small piece of data placed on the hard drive of your computer to help us improve your access to the Website and to identify repeat visits to the Website. We also use cookies to track and target the interests of visitors to our Website and to otherwise enhance the experience on our Website. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • [Web Beacons. Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).]

Any information that we collect automatically may be paired with personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.

Third-party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

The Platform may contain links to third-party websites. If you click of these links, you leave the Platform and may be taken to an independent website managed by a third-party. These third-parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when navigate to them from our Platform. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. Links do not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third-party, their website, or the information it contains. This Privacy Policy does not apply once you have left our Platform. We do not control any third-party websites, including tracking technologies which may be used on such websites. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

 

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: (1) to present our Platform and its contents to you, including to optimize the use of our Platform and its interface, (2) to provide you with communications, information or services, including those that you request from us, (3) to analyze your use of the Platform in order to update, modify, improve, tailor, customize, or otherwise adjust the Platform and its features (4) to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it, (5) to provide you with notices about your account, (6) to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, (7) to notify you about changes to our Platform or any services we offer or provide though it, (8) to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Platform, (9) in any other way we may describe when you provide the information, (10) or any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ services or opportunities that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please contact us at [email protected].

 

 

How Your Information May Be Disclosed

We may disclose aggregated information about any user of or visitor to the Platform, including information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy: (1) within the Company and to our subsidiaries and affiliates, (2) to contractors, vendors, and service providers, including for the performance of hosting, providing analytics, performing research, undergoing development on the Platform, and engaging in social media services, as well as to other third parties as we determine necessary to support our business, including to students, teachers, alumni, and mentors who may or may not be on the Platform, (3) to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our Platform users is among the assets transferred, (4) to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, (5) if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others, (6) to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it, (7) for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information, (8) to protect our interests or rights, if we feel it is necessary to ensure the protection of either our rights or the rights of our users, employees, or affiliates.

 

Correcting Your Information

You can change, correct, request the deletion or removal of, and express any concerns relating to the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information by e-mailing [email protected] to. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

 

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, your personal information is protected. We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, communications or recruiting) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is always subject to security vulnerabilities. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website

 

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our practice to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at [email protected].

International transfer of information

 

The Company is based in the United States but both the Company and its affiliates maintain operations in a number of international jurisdictions. Your information will be collected, stored, used and shared in accordance with any laws that apply to it, but any information covered by this Privacy Policy may be exported to another jurisdiction internationally. By using the Platform, you consent to the transfer of your personal data and information that you generate in your use of the Platform to any of the Company’s affiliates in a location other than your country, including the United States, and to and throughout Europe. You should be aware that the privacy laws of other countries, including those of the United States and Europe, are not necessarily similar or equivalent to the laws of your country, and your personal data and information will be subject to different laws when exported to another jurisdiction. By using the Platform, you acknowledge and consent to the international transfer, storage, processing, subprocessing, export and import of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

 

Children

 

The Platform is not intended for children under the age of 13 years of age, and we do not want to collect any information from children. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or on the Platform. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information to the Company or otherwise interact with the Platform. If we determine that we have collected or received any information from any child under the age of 13, we will delete that information immediately. If either (1) a child under 13 has provided information to the Platform or (2) you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at [email protected] to provide additional information or to request the removal of the relevant information from our database.

 

If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us immediately via email at [email protected]

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