Privacy Policy for Accelerate Montana

Effective Date: 5/7/2024

Introduction

This Privacy Policy governs the website and services provided through the website (together, the “Services”) provided by MONTANA TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE CENTER, Inc, a Montana non-profit doing business as “Accelerate Montana”. At Accelerate Montana, your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This privacy policy outlines the types of information we collect from you, how we use it, and the measures we take to ensure its protection. By using our Services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

To provide and enhance our services, we may require you to provide us with certain personal identifiers that can be used to contact or identify you. These include but are not limited to:

    • Email Address
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Personal Address
    • Activity on our Website

Opt-Out Policy

By using or expressing interest to learn more about our Services, you agree to receive emails from us regarding our Services. We may from time to time send you email messages or other communications with information about our programs and changes to our Services, or your use of our Services. You agree that all communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy the legal requirement of such electronic signatures and notices in Montana, and that such communications shall be the equivalent to providing such communications and notices in writing. You may opt-out of receiving our newsletter by emailing admin@montec.com with “Opt-out” in the subject line or by selecting the unsubscribe link provided in the applicable electronic correspondence.

How We Use Your Information

We do not sell any data or information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information. We will only use your information to improve our website, Services, and features and may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials which are Services you chose when providing your contact information. You can opt-out of any communications at any time.

We only process your personal information when we believe it is necessary and we have a valid legal reason (i.e., legal basis) to do so under applicable law, like with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services to enter into or fulfill our contractual obligations, to protect your rights, or to fulfill our legitimate business interests.

The personal information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

  • To provide and improve our Services to you.
  • To notify you about changes to our Services.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services when you choose to do so.
  • To provide customer support.
  • To gather valuable information so that we can improve our Services.
  • To monitor the usage of our Services and improve delivery of such Services.
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

Data Protection

The security of your personal data is important to us, and we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute privacy or security.

Ways we project your data: 

  1. Data Encryption: Accelerate Montana prioritizes data security by employing robust encryption techniques to safeguard sensitive customer information both in storage and during transmission. This ensures that data remains protected from unauthorized access.
  2. Access Control: By implementing strict access control measures, Accelerate Montana ensures that only authorized personnel have access to customer data. This reduces the risk of data breaches and maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  3. Regular Security Audits: Accelerate Montana conducts routine security audits and assessments to identify and address any vulnerabilities in its data protection protocols. This proactive approach allows the company to enhance its security measures continuously.
  4. Data Minimization: Adhering to the principle of data minimization, Accelerate Montana collects only necessary customer information for business operations. By limiting the amount of sensitive data stored, the company reduces the potential exposure to risks associated with data breaches.
  5. User Consent and Transparency: Accelerate Montana's privacy policy clearly outlines how customer data is collected, processed, and used. The company obtains explicit consent from users before gathering their information, promoting transparency and building trust with customers.
  6. Data Retention Policies: Accelerate Montana has established data retention policies that define the duration for which customer data is stored. The company follows secure procedures for deleting unnecessary information, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.
  7. Employee Training: Accelerate Montana provides comprehensive training programs for its employees on data privacy practices and information security protocols. By educating staff members about data protection, the company fosters a culture of security awareness within the organization.

We may share your information with vendors, consultants, and other third-party service providers ("third parties") who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. We have contracts in place with our third parties, which are designed to help safeguard your personal information. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will also not share your personal information with any organization apart from us. They also commit to protect the data they hold on our behalf and to retain it for the period we instruct.

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. If we do use such tracking technologies, the specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out a Cookie Notice allowing you to control the use of such technologies.

We will only keep your information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your information for longer than twelve (12) months past the termination of the your cancelation of Services.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible or occurs through our normal archival deletion processes.

In some regions (like the EEA, UK, Switzerland, and Canada) and in some states (like California, Colorado, and Montana), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; (iv) if applicable, to data portability; and (v) not to be subject to automated decision-making. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. You can make such a request by contacting us.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, which may be express and/or implied consent depending on the applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal nor, when applicable law allows, will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

You can unsubscribe from our marketing and promotional communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the communications that we send, replying "STOP" or "UNSUBSCRIBE" to the SMS messages that we send, or by contacting us. You will then be removed from the marketing lists. However, we may still communicate with you — for example, to send you service-related messages that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes.

If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may contact us by email at admin@montec.com.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will inform you via email and/or a prominent notice on our service, before the change becomes effective, and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact us at admin@montec.com.

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