Website Privacy Policy 

Open Skills Network 

Effective date: July 14, 2021 

 

Introduction
 

The Open Skills Network  (“OSN”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy.
 

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website openskillsnetwork.org (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
 

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:
 

  • On our Website. 

  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website. 

  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Privacy Policy.
     

It does not apply to information collected by:
 

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by OSN or any third party; or  

  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from our Website.
     

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we treat it.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices as outlined in this Privacy Policy, you may choose not to use our Website.  By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy.
 

Changes to Our Policy
 

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time.  We will indicate the effective date of the current Privacy Policy and post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page.  If we make material changes to your rights under this Privacy Policy, we will notify you through a notice on our Website’s homepage.  Please periodically visit this Privacy Policy to check for any updates.  Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes. 

 

Children Under the Age of 16
 

Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age.  No one under age 16 may provide any personal information to our Website.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16.  If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, including providing your name, physical address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at info@openskillsnetwork.org

 

California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information.  Please see the section “Your California Privacy Rights,” below, for more information.
 

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
 

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including the following:
 

  • Information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, physical address, email address, telephone number, or other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”); and/or 

  • Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.
     

We collect this information in the following ways:
 

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us. 

  • Automatically as you navigate through the site.  Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. 

  • From third parties, for example, our business partners.
     

Information You Provide to Us
 

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

  • Information you provide by filling in forms on our Website.  This includes information provided at the time of applying to join the OSN.  We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website. 

  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us. 

  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes. 

  • Your search queries on our Website.
     

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”).  Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.  Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website 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 Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
 

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

  •  Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website. 

  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
     

The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.  This helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
 

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns. 

  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests. 

  • Speed up your searches. 

  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.
     

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

  • Cookies (or browser cookies).  A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer.  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.  

  • 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.  For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information,” below. 

  • Web Beacons.  Pages of our Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit OSN, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics, for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity.
     

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
 

How We Use Your Information
 

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
 

  • To present our Website and its contents to you. 

  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us. 

  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide your personal information. 

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. 

  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide. 

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website. 

  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information. 

  • For any other purpose with your consent.
     

Disclosure of Your Information
 

We may disclose aggregated information about our users and 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:
 

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates. 

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. 

  • 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 OSN’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by OSN about our Website users is among the assets transferred. 

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.   

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information. 

  • With your consent.
     

We may also disclose your personal information:
 

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request. 

  • To enforce or apply our terms of use, found at Terms of Use and other agreements. 

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of OSN, our customers, or others.
     

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
 

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
 

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising.  You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.  

  • Promotional Offers from the OSN.  If you do not wish to have your contact information used by the OSN to promote our products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to info@openskillsnetwork.org.  If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.  This opt-out does not apply to information provided to OSN as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience, or other transactions.
     

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices.  Please see “Your California Privacy Rights,” below, for more information.
 

Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request to this designated address: infor@openskillsnetwork.org.  However, please know we do not currently sell data triggering that statute’s opt-out requirements.
 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information
 

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your membership profile page.  


You may also send us an email at info@openskillsnetwork.org to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information you have provided to us.  We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your membership profile account.  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.
 

If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our terms of use, located in Terms of Service.
 

Your California Privacy Rights
 

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information.  To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa. 


The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (914) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
 

Contact Information
 

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: info@openskillsnetwork.org