What personally-identifiable information is collected?
N2Growth collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through the N2Growth Recruitment and Coaching Portal, register for N2Growth.com or N2Labs.org newsletters and alerts, participate in our alumni activities, sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and background information necessary to be considered a candidate for an open position. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, N2Growth collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by N2Growth.
How may N2Growth use my personally-identifiable information?
N2Growth uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalize content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.
How are cookies used?
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.
There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:
• We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
• We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.
What are “cookies” used for on this website?
To administer our website and for research purposes, N2Growth may also contract with third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.
N2Growth may also contract with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies. All data collected by this third party on behalf of N2Growth is used solely by or on behalf of N2Growth and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.
More specifically, N2Growth places the following cookies:
Cookie Cookie Purpose Nature of the Cookies Cookie Type Approval Method
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous, and the current visit First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks where a visitor came from First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Omniture SiteCatalyst: various reports on user activity First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Device Identification Identify your device (e.g. computer, phone, tablet PC) so that content is delivered in the correct format First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Language Identification Identify your language preferences when navigating the website First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Server Identification Identify the Server which served the request First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Session Identification Identify the Session which is currently used for maintaining your log-in; even if they are logged in or not First Party Permanent Strictly Necessary
User Identification Identify the site User and grant access to the user’s account First Party Permanent Strictly Necessary
Print Specification Identify what pages the user wants to print First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Web Analytics Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track anonymous information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated Third Party Temporary Implied Consent
Session Tracking Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by Vimeo LLC to track problems encountered with the video player and improve performance Third Party Session Implied Consent
Session Identification and Analytics Pages on our websites may use a widget from ShareThis which facilitates users in sharing articles, links, and other information across various social media networks. The cookie uset determines whether a cookie has been set and the stid cookie tracks statistics related to use of the ShareThis widget. Third Party Temporary Implied Consent
Session identification Used in connection with identifying the user or organization using the N2Growth Portal Third Party Session Strictly Necessary
User Tracking Optimizely uniquely identify users and track their measurable actions based on different content First Party Permanent Implied Consent
User Tracking Optimizely uniquely tracks users across domains related to measurable actions with the primary first party cookie First Party Permanent Implied Consent
User Tracking Pages on our website may use a widget from Twitter which facilitates interaction with its services. Twitter tracks users for authentication and security, user preferences, analytics and research, and to serve personalized content First Party Permanent Implied Consent
Session Tracking Used in connection with embedded videos delivered by YouTube to track anonymous Session Tracking information about the videos played, including the number of visitors and where visitors originated Third Party Temporary Implied Consent
• “First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this website
• “Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this website)
• “Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device
• “Temporary” Cookie – The cookie information is stored for a defined period on your device (e.g. six months)
• “Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory
• “Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the website can function. No consent is required
We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.
N2Growth Portal / N2Growth Retention Program
To assist N2Growth in enhancing the user and customer experience, N2Growth has developed a proprietary web application called Engage. If you provide information through the N2Growth web-app, your personally-identifiable information will be held on servers located in the US, managed by N2Growth.
Through the Engage, candidates can apply for positions with N2Growth or sign up for the N2Growth Retention Program where you can be notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest to you.
N2Growth frequently visits recruiting websites and social networks such as LinkedIn. Where users of those websites have made their personally-identifiable information publically available, N2Growth sometimes collects this information for the N2Growth Candidate Program. If you do not want N2Growth to retain your personally-identifiable information collected in this way, please opt-out of the N2Growth Candidate Program when notified that your personally-identifiable information has been collected.
Mobile Applications (Coming Soon)
In connection with applications that we make available for mobile devices, N2Growth may use third-party services to track and analyze nonpersonally identifiable user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. In particular, UrbanAirship tracks whether a user opened an application in response to a specific push notification. Omniture tracks and reports on some of our mobile applications’ usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed, and other events occurring within our apps. Crittercism tracks certain errors occurring within mobile applications. None of these third parties gathers information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.
Our mobile applications may include integration with various social-networking sites, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you enable and use these features within an application, the extent to which your activities and information are tracked is governed by the relevant user agreement you have in place with such a third party.
Engage allows internal employees of N2Growth to sync their Google Calendar and Google Contacts. This is used for the sole purpose of streamlining process and enhancing elements of the web application. Users must securely authenticate their Google account after logging into the application. For Google, we authenticate your Google email address book using your Engage user email address.
Contacts – You can use your existing Google contacts or mobile contact to gain access to the e-mail addresses and phone numbers of the people to be contacted. In this case, you manually authorize Engage to access your contacts. Your contacts will still be stored at Google or at your mobile, while Engage makes a copy of the contact information to have efficient access.
Calendar – You must connect Engage with your Google calendar to make the scheduling process work. In either case, the connection between Engage and your calendar can be deleted at any time. N2Growth respects your personal information. We will not share your personal meetings or who you meet with with other users or 3rd parties. N2Growth Engage is designed to never save your password during authentication.
If you connected Engage with your Calendar, we may share your Free\Busy availability over requested periods. This information sharing is for your benefit, allowing your Engage contacts to invite you at times you are comfortable with. Unlike calendar sharing in other systems, other users will not be exposed to your full calendar. You can limit this exposure by contacting us.
The N2Growth Development Center, Newsletters, and Alerts
By registering with our Development Center or for recurring N2Growth newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from N2Growth related to the subscribed newsletters and other N2Growth news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by N2Growth or it agents.
We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from N2Growth. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.
The Site may also include a feature that enables N2Growth to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.
Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
N2Growth reserves the right to sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personally Identifiable Data may be part of the transferred assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer or successor of N2Growth may continue to use your Personally Identifiable Data as set forth in this policy.
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. N2Growth is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.
Link to third-party sites
How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
N2Growth has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized N2Growth personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, N2Growth, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Transborder hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to N2Growth offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by N2Growth or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.
Data Retention Policy
N2Growth stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, N2Growth only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.
More specifically, N2Growth retains personally-identifiable information for:
System Data Retention Purpose Retention Period
N2Growth.com Your contact details will be collected for the purpose of registering for the event. 6 months after the event– Your contact details will be retained for the duration of the event and 6 months thereafter to assist with organizing the event.
N2Growth.com User forums and boards – To provide an environment for the open exchange of ideas. Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information made publicly available on user forums or boards will remain available indefinitely.
N2Growth.com Contact details for submitted comments or contact us inquiries Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information will be retained for contacting purposes only.
N2Growth Portal Retain job candidate registration details for system access 7 Years – Personally-identifiable information collected for login purposes will be retained for 7 years after the last login. At which time, N2Growth will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.
N2Growth Portal Check whether a job candidate has previously applied 5 Years – N2Growth would like to know whether a candidate has previously been considered for or offered a position. A minimal amount of personally-identifiable information will be retained for this purpose, and it will be deleted after 5 years.
N2Growth Development Program Retain job candidate contact details and past application for individuals that have applied to N2Growth so that N2Growth might notify them of future opportunities 7 Years – If a job candidate consents to N2Growth retaining their application and contact details, then N2Growth will continue to do so until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, N2Growth will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.
N2Growth Development Program Retain job candidate contact details for individuals whose personal data has been collected by a third party (e.g. recruiter, resume book, employment website…) 7 Years – If a job candidate has given consent to the third party to collect their personally-identifiable information for employment purposes, then N2Growth will retain their contact details until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed. Once the 7 years has passed, N2Growth will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active. If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.
N2Growth.com Retain contact details for distribution of N2Growth Newsletter and Alerts Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will continue to receive N2Growth Newsletters and alerts unless they ask to no longer receive delivery of email or the periodical.
N2Growth.com Retain contact details for submitted customer service inquires Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with an inquiry is stored with the relevant submission.
N2Growth.com Retain demographic information for members of the panelist program Indefinitely – for research and survey analysis.
N2Growth.com Retain contact details for submitted comments Indefinitely – Any personally-identifiable information is either published with the article or stored with the article.
N2Growth App Retain contact details for personalized experience Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will be able to personalize knowledge topics and articles for all future sessions.
N2Growth Apps Retain contact details for submitted customer service inquiries Indefinitely – information submitted in connection with an inquiry is stored with the relevant submission.
N2Growth understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and N2Growth will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.
Contact our privacy department
230 South Broad St. Floor 17
Philadelphia, PA 19102