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What We Collect and How We Use It
In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, there are times when we may collect personal information directly from you or via automated technology.
Your Choice. Most of the personal information we collect is voluntarily entered by you when you register as a NextFlex member, sign-up for our newsletter or event notifications, request a document, send us a question via e-mail or otherwise contact us. Examples may include name, username, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or similar information. We use this information to administer our flexible hybrid electronics research and education membership program, improve our Sites and offerings, respond to your request or inquiry and to communicate with you regarding matters related to our program or Sites (e.g., should your membership fees be delinquent or we receive a complaint about a document you have submitted to be posted on our Site). You will have the option not to provide the requested information, and you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options, functionalities, offers, and services and you may be unable to receive communications for which you have either not “opted in” or have chosen to “opt out.” You can modify your email preferences at any time by following the instructions (e.g., “Unsubscribe” link) in the NextFlex email.
Technical Usage Information. We also log or collect some technical information such as IP addresses, domains, browser type, operating system information and page viewing history via cookies and other automated mechanisms. This information usually does not personally identify you, but it is possible that it could at some point be linked with other personal information. We use this information for internal analysis of trends and statistics, such as to improve our content and offerings based on user interest and to enhance a user’s experience with faster webpage loading. We also track our email deliveries and recipient interaction to diagnose transmission errors and/or improve the effectiveness of our communication.
NextFlex’s Sites and program are not directed towards children under 13 years of age. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at CustomerService@NextFlex.us.
Access by Our Employees
We limit our employees’ access to your personal information to the minimum amount reasonably required to provide prompt, high quality service for the uses described in this policy.
Sharing Personal Information with Others
NextFlex is a collaborative research institute administered by FlexTech, and therefore all information subject to this policy is available to both NextFlex and FlexTech for the purposes described in this policy.
Should we undergo a change to our corporate organization (for example, merger, spin-out or other corporate event), we may provide your relevant information to the relevant entity and reserve the right to do so. In rare circumstances, we may need to disclose your personal information (a) in response to a subpoena or law-enforcement procedure or as we otherwise reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or governmental authority, (b) to preserve our rights or property, or (c) to protect the personal safety of someone in an emergency, and we reserve the right to do so.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, such as to demonstrate usage trends of our programs and Sites.
Third-Party Collection of Personal Information
Our Sites do not knowingly permit or facilitate any third-party to collect personal information about your online activities over time via the Sites, except to the limited extent described in this policy such as by our vendors.
NextFlex takes reasonable steps consistent with industry practice to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. No measure of security is foolproof, so please keep this in mind when deciding the information you choose to provide through our Sites. NextFlex encourages you to notify us at CustomerService@NextFlex.us of any security breach, vulnerability or unauthorized use of our Site should you become aware of the same.
Do Not Track Signals
Our Sites currently do not support the ability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other similar mechanisms that may be emitted from a user’s device.
Why did you Receive an Email from Us?
If you received a mailing from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”), or (b) you have registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, such as an “Unsubscribe” link. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email. If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via the NextFlex system or purporting to be sent via our system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to CustomerService@NextFlex.us for review .
How to Update, Correct and Manage your Personal Information
Should you wish to update, correct or otherwise manage any personal information you have provided through the Sites, you may do so by contacting us at CustomerService@NextFlex.us for assistance. We may retain your personal information for an indefinite period, but at a minimum for the duration of you or your organization’s membership in NextFlex and for a reasonable period thereafter.
How to Contact Us
Strategic Operations Department
2244 Blach Place, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131, USA
We encourage you to contact us via e-mail for fastest response.