Rise Program Privacy Notice
Updated November 10, 2020
We at Rise respect your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we obtain about you in connection with the Rise program, including when you visit the Rise website (the “Rise Site”), how we use the information, with whom we may share it and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to safeguard the personal information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
Information We Obtain
Information We Obtain By Automated Means
How We Use The Information We Obtain
Information We Share
Your Rights And Choices
Retention of Personal Information
How We Protect Personal Information
Other Online Services And Third-Party Features
Updates To Our Privacy Notice
How To Contact Us
INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
We may obtain certain personal information about you as described in this section. When you apply to join the Rise program through your use of the Rise Site or through other communication channels, we obtain certain information about you, including: contact information, such as name, email and postal address, and phone number;education details and test or evaluation results (including academic transcripts, standardized test results and degrees), employment history, study interests, skills, aptitudes, awards, achievements and extra-curricular interests;personal statements or essays and writing samples;audio transcripts of interviews and other communications;identification documents, such as passport, driver’s license, and certificate of legal permanent residency;photographs and videos;demographic and socioeconomic data, such as gender, date of birth, birthplace, nationality, residency timeline, language, type of education, and family details (e.g., nationality of your parents/guardians, educational and employment background of your parents/guardians, income and home ownership information); race, ethnicity and religion if we need such information for diversity purposes;health or disability information so we can offer you reasonable accommodations; peer comments and reviews;information provided by your references and nominators (and information about those individuals, such as their contact information);information about you in your public social media profiles (e.g., Facebook) or other public domain sources (e.g., news media, profiles, publications and research);information you provide during interviews, tests or assignments;evaluations, observations and inferences we derive from the information we obtain about you; andother personal information you provide to us in connection with your application or nomination, such as through emails or phone conversations.
If you nominate someone for membership in our program through our referral process, we obtain certain contact information about both you and your nominee, such as name and email address. We also may offer you a reward if your nominee applies through your referral and is selected as a Rise fellow, in which case we will request additional information from you as necessary to provide you the reward.
If you are selected as a Rise program fellow, we also may obtain the information described above in connection with our ongoing relationship with you. In addition, as a Rise program fellow, we obtain other information about you, including:
information about your academic progress, goals, plans and specialties;career history and professional activities and achievements; login details used to access your online Rise account;details about your participation in community activities, including volunteer work, activism, and donations to special causes or interests;information about research grants, scholarships, and fellowships; relationships with other relevant organizations and initiatives, such as foundations, trusts, and charities;financial assistance or funding information, including financial needs, bank account details and payment history;information we obtain in connection with mentorship and coaching opportunities; feedback you provide (e.g., survey responses);physical and mental health information you provide, including medical conditions, so we can make reasonable accommodations for and support your wellbeing; records of your interactions with Rise, such as attendance at meetings and events, fundraising and volunteer work, and trainings; your communication preferences;records of your communications with Rise (e.g., emails, letters, and notes of meetings or conversations); andany other information you choose to submit to us (e.g., through the Rise Site).
Information We Obtain By Automated Means
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
If you are a Rise program applicant or member, we will seek your consent to process your personal information. If you nominate someone for membership in our program through our referral process, you are responsible for informing the nominee. We use the personal information we obtain with your consent for the following purposes: provide you with scholarships, awards, and other funding and support;manage the relationship we have with you; establish and manage your Rise account, and identify and authenticate you so you can explore our services and opportunities; process certain types of sensitive information (e.g., information necessary to administer diversity and wellness activities);manage and inform the Rise program selection process; administer scholarships, awards, career support, housing and funding services we offer to Rise fellows; operate and maintain the Rise Site;manage our ongoing relationship with Rise fellows, alumni and other strategic partners (e.g., teachers and service organizations);track Rise members’ educational and career progress, achievements, and community engagement;facilitate wellness services for Rise fellows and support Rise fellows from diverse backgrounds;administer participation in surveys, contests, or other Rise-related programs;manage our referral process, including processing rewards for successful nominations;communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities;operate, evaluate and improve the Rise program (including managing the Rise program and Rise Site, developing new programs and services; enhancing and improving our programs and services; managing our communications; analyzing our program and services; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions); maintain and enhance the safety and security of the Rise program, including the Rise Site, and prevent misuse; andcomply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, industry standards, and our policies and terms.Where required by applicable law, we also will obtain your consent to send you marketing communications, invite you to events and surveys, or personalize your experience with the Rise program, including the Rise Site. Where parental consent is required by applicable law to process your personal information, we will seek the consent of your parent or guardian. We do not solely use automated means to select Rise fellows or make other decisions that may produce legal effect or similarly significantly affect you. All finalists and winners are selected by a review committee following a combination of evaluations that require human input. We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection, and obtain consent to the extent required by law.
We may use third-party analytics services on the Rise Site, such as Google Analytics. The information we obtain through the Rise Site may be disclosed to or collected directly by these services. To learn more about Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. To learn how to opt out of interest-based advertising in the U.S., please visit www.aboutads.info/choices
, and http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/
. In the European Union, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu
. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before using your information for interest-based advertising.
INFORMATION WE SHARE
We share the information we obtain about you with our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as entities that serve as administrators for or partners in our programs, such as the Rhodes Trust and organizations in local countries we are partnering with who may help us review applications. From time to time, we may share aggregated information about Rise program applicants or members with authorized researchers to perform statistical or scientific research and analysis. We also share the information we obtain about you with service providers and other entities to perform certain services on our behalf based on our instructions, such as web and database hosting, IT support, communication services and data analytics. Most of our service providers are located in the United States. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. Please contact us as specified in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice if you would like to obtain more information about the affiliates, subsidiaries and other third parties with whom we may share personal information. In addition, we may disclose personal information (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent or as directed by your representative. We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).
YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences, limit the communications you receive from us, or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice. You can unsubscribe from our marketing mailing lists by following the “Unsubscribe” link in our emails or contacting us as specified in the “How To Contact Us” section below. We will apply your preferences going forward. To the extent provided by applicable law, you may (1) have the right to access the personal information we maintain about you; (2) request that we rectify personal information about you that is inaccurate; (3) request that we erase personal information about you; (4) have the right to restrict our processing of your personal information; (5) object at any time to the processing of your personal information on grounds relating to your particular situation and, in any event, to the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes; (6) have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing of your personal information that is based on your consent; and (7) in certain circumstances, request that we provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section below. If you are located in the EEA, you also may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your country of residence.
We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to recipients in other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Notice and will comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to recipients in countries other than the one in which you provided the information. If your personal information is collected from you in the EEA, UK or Switzerland and we subsequently transfer it outside of the EEA, UK or Switzerland to a country that has not been recognized by the European Commission as provide an adequate level of data protection, the safeguards on which we rely to transfer such information include appropriate contractual terms with the recipients. Further information about our data transfer safeguards may be obtained by contacting us as indicated in the “How To Contact Us” section below.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
To the extent required by applicable law, we will retain your personal information for the duration of our relationship, plus a reasonable period to comply with the applicable statute of limitation periods and records retention requirements under applicable law.
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
The Rise Site is intended for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.
OTHER ONLINE SERVICES AND THIRD-PARTY FEATURES
For your convenience and information, the Rise Site may provide links to other online services, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins. These online services and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by Rise, we are not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.
UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a notice on the Rise Site to notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated. HOW TO CONTACT US
The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation (“SIF”) is responsible for the processing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Notice. To exercise your rights or submit a request, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, please email us at email@example.com
. You also may write to: 555 Bryant Street #374, Palo Alto, CA 94301.