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Privacy Policy ("we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy of our users ("you," "your," or "user"). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and share information about you when you visit our website, use our services, or interact with us.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not use our website or services.


Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information about you:


  • Personal information: This includes information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and phone number. We collect this information when you provide it to us, such as when you sign up for our events, newsletter, make a donation, or contact us.


  • Usage information: This includes information about how you use our website and services, such as the pages you visit and the actions you take. We collect this information through cookies and other tracking technologies.


  • Device information: This includes information about the device you use to access our website, such as the type of device, the IP address, and the browser you use.

  • User input: When using our site programs and tools we use your input to send to AI services to generate information based on your input.

AI Services and Data Sharing

We utilize AI services, including Open AI's API's, Azure OpenAI, to enhance our website content and provide better user experiences. In this regard:

  • Data Use for AI Services: When using our programs or services we send certain user input to AI services like Azure OpenAI for the purpose of content creation and website enhancements. This data may include, but is not limited to, user interactions, feedback, and queries submitted on our website.

  • Confidentiality and Security: We ensure that all data shared with AI services are handled with utmost confidentiality.

  • User Consent: By using our services, you consent to the sharing of your data with AI services as described above. You can withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us.

Data Protection Measures for AI Integration

  • Data Minimization: Only the necessary data required for the effective use of AI services will be shared.

  • Anonymization: Wherever possible, data shared with AI services will be anonymized to protect user privacy.

  • Right to Information: You have the right to be informed about how your data is used in AI services.

Changes to AI Services Usage

  • Updates to AI Integration: We reserve the right to update or change the way we use AI services. Any significant changes will be communicated to you through appropriate channels.


How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect about you to:


  • Provide, maintain, and improve our website and services.

  • Communicate with you, such as to send you newsletters or respond to your inquiries.

  • Understand and analyze how you use our website and services.

  • Personalize your experience on our website.

  • Protect the security and integrity of our website and services.

  • Create recommendations to assist you.

How We Share Your Information

  • We do not sell your information to third parties. We may share your information with third parties for the following purposes:


  • To Alliance Organizations or Sponsors: Not limited to when using our programs, services, or registering for any of our events, we may share certain information about you with our alliance organizations or sponsors for the purpose of community building, networking, and opportunities. This may include your name, email address, professional affiliations, and LinkedIn profiles. Our alliance organizations and sponsors, carefully selected, share our values and goals. Note: They have their own privacy practices that may differ from ours. We encourage you to review their privacy policies if you have concerns.

  • To service providers: We may share your information with service providers who perform tasks on our behalf, such as website hosting and maintenance, AI services, data analysis, and email delivery. These service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.


  • To comply with legal obligations: We may be required to share your information with law enforcement, government agencies, or other third parties if we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, such as a subpoena or court order.


  • To protect our rights: We may share your information if we believe it is necessary to enforce our terms of service or protect the rights, property, or safety of, our users, or the public.


Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. These links are provided for your convenience and are not an endorsement of the content on these sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites and encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any personal information.


Your Choices and Rights

You have the following choices and rights regarding your information:


  • Delete your account: You have the ability to delete your account at any time.

  • Opt-out of marketing communications: You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions found in the bottom of the email. 



  • Exercising Your Rights under Relevant Data Protection Legislation: Depending on your location, you are entitled to specific rights related to your personal data. These may include the right to request access, to seek rectification, to demand erasure, to request restriction of processing, or to object to the processing of your personal information. You may also be entitled to data portability and the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To utilize these rights, kindly reach out to us at​

To safeguard your privacy and security, we adhere to meticulous measures to verify your identity before granting access, making alterations, or acting on requests to amend or delete your data. Upon receiving your request, we commit to respond at the earliest opportunity, aiming, wherever possible, to do so within one month. More complex requests might require a longer response time, but we pledge to revert within a maximum of two months from the date of your request.

  • In most instances, there is no charge for these requests. However, in cases where your request necessitates the provision of a significant amount of data, we may request a reasonable administrative fee to cover our costs.

Children's Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will take steps to delete such information as soon as possible.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are collecting, using, and sharing your information. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you through a notice on our website or by other means as required by law.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data protection practices, please contact us at .

Updated: 1/18/2024

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