Privacy Policy

Effective May 23, 2012

1. INTRODUCTION

The Next 10 Service, including the next10.org and budgetchallenge.org websites, is a service provided by Next 10 (“Next 10,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). We take the privacy of our Next 10 Service visitors very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how Next 10 treats information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with the Next 10 Service. We provide this Privacy Policy because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed. If you have comments, suggestions, questions, or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at privacy@next10.org or in writing at: 300 Brannan Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, California 94107.

Online Privacy Standards. We follow the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.shtm.

What This Policy Covers. This policy covers the ways in which Next 10 treats information, including personally identifiable information, which we obtain when you visit or use our Service. We regard “personally identifiable information” as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as your real name, telephone number, email address, or physical mailing address. Information that we use internally to identify you as a member in our system is not considered personally identifiable information. Your IP address is not considered personally identifiable information.

2. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Information You Provide When Completing a Challenge. When completing a challenge through the Service, we require that you provide us with your zip code.

Information You Provide When Signing Up for a Newsletter. When sign up for a newsletter through the Service, we require that you provide us with your email address.

Information We Do Not Collect From Any Users.

Minors under the age of 13. As explained further in our Terms of Use (available at http://next10.org/terms), you must be 13 years of age or older to use the Service. Next 10 will never knowingly solicit, nor will it accept, personally identifiable information from visitors known to be under thirteen (13) years of age. If you have any concerns regarding our collection of personal information from a user under 13 years of age, please contact us at privacy@next10.org.

Social Security Number. We do not require your social security number to use the Next 10 Service or to access any part of our site. Next 10 will never ask for your social security number.

Information We Track.

Log Files. Similar to many websites and internet services, we gather certain information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes internet protocol addresses, browser type, hardware model, operating system version, HTTP referrer information, internet service provider (ISP), mobile network information, site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data . We use this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We may analyze such data using Google Analytics, or other similar third-party services.
Cookies. Similar to many websites, the Next 10 Service may store one or more cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that can help us understand, for example, how our site visitors use our site and what pages they view during their visit. Cookies also allow us to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site. Cookies used by Next 10 do not include your personally identifiable information, though they may contain a unique identifier.
If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your web browser software to disable them. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies.

3. HOW WE USE INFORMATION

To Provide You With The Next 10 Services. We use your information, including personally identifiable information, for the purpose of providing you with the Service. We share your information, including your personally identifiable information, only as reasonably necessary to provide the Service and as otherwise specified herein.

For Internal Reporting and Analysis. We use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site, and to gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole.

Usage Statistics. We use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, non-personal, aggregate statistics that we believe our visitors are interested in viewing. These statistics may also include data received from visitors who have elected to participate in a challenge. For example, we may track and publish the total number of visitors who have viewed a particular piece of published content or the total number of visitors who have participated in a challenge, by zip code. We publish this data in aggregate form only, and do not tie it to any personally identifiable information except for zip code information.

4. HOW WE SHARE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

With Third Parties.
We Do Not Rent or Sell Personally Identifiable Information. We will neither rent nor sell your personally identifiable information to anyone. Occasionally we share anonymous, non-personal, aggregate information about our visitors with partners or advertisers, and we may publish these aggregate usage statistics on our website for the interest of our visitors.

Decision Makers. Next 10 may share your personal information, including your zip code, with decision makers in your area. For example, we may forward the responses submitted by citizens of your district to statewide elected officials.

Linked Services. In some cases, we allow you to access or link to other web services through our Service. We make it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through our Service. In all such cases, those sites may choose to collect your personal information as they deem appropriate. As noted above, we are not responsible for or in control of how third parties collect, use, or disclose your information when it is obtained through these linked services. We encourage you to be aware when you are using these third-party services and, for your best online experience, we encourage you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

Third-Party Service Providers. We may provide your personal information to third party service providers who work on behalf of us or with the Service to provide some of the services and features of the Service (for example, web hosting and data storage). However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information (expect pursuant to a legal requirement, such as a subpoena or warrant).

Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags, also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons, to measure advertising effectiveness. Next 10 does not make your personally identifiable information available to third-party advertisers, except for zip code information.

Affiliates. We may share some or all of your personal information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control ("Affiliates"), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

As Necessary in Certain Legal Circumstances.

Legal Requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your information, including personally identifiable information, when we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of such information is necessary to (i) comply with any law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; (ii) enforce our Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations of the Terms of Use; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security or technical issues; or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Next 10, visitors to the Service, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Acquisition. If Next 10 becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, including bankruptcy, our assets, including visitor information, may be transferred to a third party. At that time, your information may become subject to that third party’s privacy policy. Before we transfer your user information, we will notify you either by posting a prominent notice on our Service, and we will remind you of your ability to delete your personally identifiable information in advance of any such transfer.

5. HOW WE KEEP INFORMATION SECURE

Network Security. Next 10 and its partners employ a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; thus, though we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Management Procedures. Next 10 and its partners maintain standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information and other data to employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities or provision of the Service, need to access your personally identifiable information or other data.

6. YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES

Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any newsletter through the service, you will be able to unsubscribe from these communications through the emails we send you.

Deleting Your Information. To completely delete your personal information, please contact us at support@next10.org.

7. UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time, we will review, and may make changes to, this privacy policy. When we do so, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on our website. The most recent version of our privacy policy is always available at http://next10.org/privacy-policy.

Next 10’s Water Trivia Quiz (“Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents who reside in the State of California and are at least 18 years of age as of the Contest start date. Contest submission begins at 9:00 a.m. PST on Sept. 9, 2014, and ends at 5:00 p.m. PST on Sept. 16, 2014. Void where prohibited. To enter, go to http://nextten.org/water-quiz-2014 and submit your email address. Prize will be awarded through a random drawing. Only one (1) entry per person.