The Institute for Developing Across Differences (IDD) may ask for and/or collect personally identifiable information (PII) in order to provide you with the information and services you seek or to improve your experience. IDD is committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information. IDD works to create an online experience that is effective and appropriate by using the information you entrust us with responsibly. IDD respects your privacy and adheres to the principles of applicable data protection and privacy laws throughout the world.
This policy outlines the purposes and types of data we collect, how we process and disclose it, our consent procedures, data transfer approaches, your access to your data, cookie and other technology policies, third party policies, how we handle data for minors under the age of 13, and our contact information concerning privacy and data inquiries.
Purposes and Types of Data Collected.
IDD collects and uses personally identifiable information that you submit for the purpose of providing IDD services, for communication in relation to these services, and for performing research. You may access and update your PII at any time with reasonable notice. IDD may use (third party) cookies and other similar techniques to obtain information from you when using the IDD websites in order to facilitate your use of these websites. PII includes amongst other things, your name, your (e-mail) address, your (mobile) telephone number, professional qualifications, as well as answers to specific questions or consideration in connection with an IDD program or service.
Information may be collected as part of: (i) providing IDD program services, (ii) fulfilling information requests, (iii) requesting or offering services, (iv) applying or registering for IDD program participation, (v) submitting an application or program opportunity, (vi) responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, requests for additional information or reviews or application or registration confirmations), (vii) accommodating your personal preferences, (viii) fulfilling requests for services, e.g., subscribing to newsletters or participating in promotions, (ix) working with third-party sources, including collecting information available from certain social networking and other websites to better assist us with understanding your interests and to serve you better, (x) updating your information including your contact information, (xi) keeping you informed about and involved with IDD activities, or (xii) conducting fundraising campaigns.
IDD may also collect other non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your use of our websites, communication preferences, aggregated data relative to your use of our services, and anonymized responses to questions and surveys. To better safeguard your information, please do not include any credit card information in your electronic communication unless we specifically require it as part of the transaction fulfillment process on an IDD website.
We retain your PII for periods reasonably necessary to provide our services and outreach activities. You may opt out of our emails, newsletters, and AFS surveys and reviews at any time by clicking on the link included in such communications, or by contacting us directly to opt out. You will always be offered the choice not to submit your PII or to decide what communications you want to receive from us. However, doing so may cause certain transactions to become affected. For example, not providing required information such as a name will prevent the processing of an application.
Processing and Disclosure.
In addition, other situations in which IDD may disclose your information to others include:
- when we have received your consent to do so
- in situations where sharing or disclosing your information is required in order to offer you services you desire (e.g., a volunteer or program opportunity, a sweepstakes or promotion)
- when companies or service providers that perform business activities on behalf of AFS require such information (e.g., credit card processing, customer support services, market research administration or database management services)
- in the event IDD is merged with or acquired by another organization
- to comply with legal or regulatory requirements or obligations in accordance with applicable law, a court order or a subpoena
- in case of emergency such as to safeguard the life, health, or property of an individual
If information is shared as mentioned above, we seek to limit recipients and the scope of information that is furnished to only the amount necessary for the performance of the specific function. Unless otherwise precluded by legal process, we require third parties to protect your PII and abide by applicable privacy laws and regulations.
We sometimes use and share non-personally identifiable information that we collect to maintain the services we offer online, improve the design and content of our sites, to enable us to personalize your experience, analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, conduct research, administer the sites, and strengthen our marketing and branding efforts.
Data Transfers Across International Borders.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information and other Data Subject Rights.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. If you wish to confirm that we are processing your PII, or to have access to the PII we may have about you, please contact us. You may also request access to your PII or information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of data concerned; who else outside IDD might have received the data from IDD; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to IDD); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct the record of your PII maintained by IDD if it is inaccurate. You may request that IDD erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that IDD cease using your data for outreach purposes. In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how IDD processes your personal data.
To ensure that your PII is accurate and up to date, we encourage you to regularly review and update your information as appropriate. You can review and update your information online or by contacting us. We may also reach out to you to ask to update your information. Please note that in an effort to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of your PII, you may be asked to provide proof of identity (or other authentication materials). Access to PII cannot be provided by telephone. If, upon review, you wish to deactivate or erase a profile or application, or update your PII, we will endeavor to do so without undue delay. Occasionally, information that you request to be erased will be retained in certain files for a period of time in the framework of our legal retention. In addition, some types of information may be stored longer or indefinitely on “back up” systems or within log files due to technical constraints, or financial or legal requirements. Therefore, you should not always expect that all of your PII will be immediately removed from our databases in response to your request.
Please refer to the appropriate contact information below to contact us if you have any questions about our privacy practices or if you want to submit a request.
Online Technologies and Cookies
A cookie is a very small text file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. IDD cookies assign your computer with a unique identifier, which in turn, becomes your identification card whenever you return to an IDD website. Cookies are designed to save you time because they help us to provide you with a customized experience without you having to remind us of your preferences each time you return to our web pages. IDD cookies are not designed to damage your files, nor can they read information from other files on your computer hard drive.
Cookies can also help us provide you with a personalized on-line experience in the following ways:
- they remember your user name and password for future visits so log-in is easier and faster.
- they ensure you are provided with the appropriate frames and content.
- they ensure you obtain all requested information.
- they help us deliver communications that are relevant and responsive to your interests and location.
IDD cookies are limited to our websites only, and are not designed to follow you when traveling on the Internet after leaving IDDowned websites. We track the usage of our websites in order to better meet your needs and to help make it easier for you to find information in the future. Please note that in addition to IDD cookies, various third parties may also place cookies on your computer’s hard drive. IDD is not responsible for the presence or absence of third-party cookies, or for the technological capabilities or practices employed by third parties in connection with third-party cookies.
Third party cookies might also be used, depending on the content displayed. Examples are: Google Analytics, WordPress, Addthis, Mailchimp, Hotjar, Telligent Analytics, Ustream, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Squarespace, Bridge, Amazon AWS, CloudFlare, etc. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer our websites, to track users’ movements around the various sites and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
In some of our email messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on one of the IDD websites. When you click one of these URLs, you may pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in your email.
In addition we may use pixel tags — tiny graphic images — to tell us what parts of our websites users have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on our sites. Pixel tags also enable us to send messages in a format our users can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we are only sending messages that are of interest to you.
If you would prefer not to have the benefits of cookies, your Internet browser can be adjusted to treat cookies in different ways. Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security. You should also understand that rejecting cookies might affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our websites and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next.
IDD may also use invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain PII. IDD may use this information to improve programs and content.
In order to anticipate your needs, IDD may provide links to non-IDD websites for your convenience and information. IDD is not responsible or liable for any content presented by or contained on any independent website, including, but not limited to, any advertising claims or marketing practices.
Please note that while IDD will protect your information on IDD-owned and operated websites, we cannot control and will not be responsible for the privacy policies of third-party websites, including websites owned or controlled by independent third parties. Third-party websites that are accessed through links on our websites have separate privacy and data collection practices, and security measures. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices, policies and security measures implemented by third parties on their websites. We encourage you to contact them to ask questions about their privacy practices, policies and security measures before disclosing any PII. We recommend that you review the privacy statements and policies of linked websites to understand how those websites collect, use and store information.
Minors & Children Under 13.
IDD does not seek to obtain nor does it wish to receive PII directly from any children under age 13; and we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our websites. If we find that we have done so inadvertently, we shall immediately delete such information. In addition, if we find that a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with their data without parental or guardian consent when required, we will have this information removed unless the parents/guardians approve the provision of such information.
If you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices, or if you want to submit a request, you can contact us as follows: by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at: 45 Main Street, Suite 824, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 USA.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE
Each individual participant taking part in the IDD After Hours: Around the Table with the Experts (“AHE”) Programs (“Participant” or “you”) shall be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”), and these Terms shall form the agreement between IDDifferences, LLC dba the Institute for Developing Across Differences (“IDD”) and each Participant.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE AHE PROGRAMS. By registering for the AHE Programs, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms you may not participate in the AHE Programs and you cannot access the platform used by IDD to deliver the AHE Programs.
IDD reserves the right to modify the content of the AHE Programs offered and information as listed on the AHE Programs webpage (https://iddifferences.org/after-hours) without prior notice.
Participants represent and warrant that all registration information they submit is accurate and truthful. IDD may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the AHE Program services to any person and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the AHE Programs is revoked in such jurisdictions.
1. THE AHE PROGRAMS
The AHE Program provides Participants the opportunity to attend two or three (as specified) 90 minutes-long facilitated live online learning reflection and sharing sessions with up to 15 peers and an AHE Program expert faculty member.
Subject to full compliance with these Terms, Participant is granted access to the relevant AHE Program materials for personal, non-commercial use only. Under this license, Participant may not: modify the AHE Program materials; use the AHE Program materials for any commercial purpose; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or entity. This license shall automatically terminate if Participant violates any of these restrictions or any other provisions of these Terms, and may be terminated by IDD at any time.
Acceptance to the AHE Programs is done on a rolling basis by IDD staff or IDD’s officially designated representatives.
IDD reserves the right to reject an applicant if the application requirements are not met or if program offering is not available for any reason. IDD encourages applicants to apply as early as possible to ensure a spot on their desired AHE Program. In cases where IDD receives applications in excess of capacity, IDD may at its sole discretion create a waitlist of applicants based on the date and time that the complete application was received. Incomplete applications will not be considered. IDD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national and ethnic origin, or disability.
3. PROGRAM CANCELLATION BY IDD BEFORE PROGRAM START
IDD reserves the right to cancel the AHE Programs due to insufficient enrollment or other factors beyond its control. All AHE Programs are based on group arrangements involving a minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event that a program is cancelled prior to the start of the program, due to low enrollment or any other reason, IDD will refund all payments received or offer an exchange but will have no further liability or obligation to the prospective Participants. If circumstances beyond IDD’s control require that a AHE Program be canceled following the program start date and prior to the end of a AHE Program term, IDD will make reasonable efforts to make alternative arrangements in order to allow Participants to complete the AHE Program, however no monetary refund will be available.
4. PAYMENT TERMS
Spaces for the AHE Programs are limited. Registrations will be open on a “first come, first served” basis and based on AHE Programs eligibility. A completed registration form and payment of the tuition fee (the “Fee”) are required in order to enroll in a AHE Program. The Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable for accepted registrants, except as provided herein.
The AHE Programs run on the dates available on the AHE Programs registration site: https://iddifferences.org/after-hours (the calendar will be updated on an ongoing basis as more dates become available). IDD may update the Fee from time to time. The Fee applicable to each Participant at any given time is the fee shown in the online payment page at the time the Participant completes an application and is requested to complete online payment to enroll in the selected Program. Applicable taxes in the local country of Participant, if any, will be the responsibility of Participant.
The submission of the registration form does not automatically guarantee acceptance. Any payment made by a registrant who is not accepted will be returned. All requirements may be waived at the sole discretion of IDD.
The eligibility requirements for AHE include:
- Have 5 or more years of experience and demonstrated interest in intercultural communication, global citizenship education and global learning, diversity-equity-inclusion, global competence, and/or the developing across differences field.
- Have proficiency in English (ability to read written content including videos subtitled in English, comment in forums, and understand the live sessions) or other language in which the AHE is offered.
- Access a computer, smartphone or other digital device with an integrated webcam and mic plus a stable internet (wifi) connection for taking part in the online live sessions and to access the AHE Program communications and content.
No registration will be confirmed without receiving the program payment at least 24 hours before the AHE Program starts.
5. CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT
The Fee is due at least 24 hours before the AHE Program starts. AHE Programs are non-transferable to another AHE Program applicant under any circumstances. Once the Participant submits the registration forms and pays the Fee, IDD reviews, processes, and administers those registrations. Once accepted by IDD for a AHE Program, Participants will be issued an admission confirmation. Once the admission confirmation has been issued by IDD the Fee is non-refundable and Participants may not request a refund, exchange or credit, or dispute the Fee charges.
6. CANCELLATION BY IDD
IDD reserves the right to cancel any AHE Program for any reason and at any time, in which case a Fee refund will be provided to the affected Participant/s to the extent of payment received by IDD. Alternatively, a credit or program exchange may be offered to Participant/s. In the event that IDD has to cancel a AHE Program after it starts, because of circumstances reasonably beyond IDD control, no refunds will be due. Circumstances reasonably beyond IDD control (force majeure) may include: acts of God, accident, riots, war, terrorist act, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, civil commotion, breakdown of communication facilities, breakdown of web host, breakdown of internet service provider, natural catastrophes, governmental acts or omissions, changes in laws or regulations, and national strikes.
Participants are expected to comply with these Terms established by IDD for appropriate use of the AHE Programs platform. IDD may dismiss without warning from a AHE Program (and remove access to the Program platform) any Participant who does not comply with the relevant regulations and requirements as outlined in these Terms. IDD does not grant Fee refunds to Participants who are dismissed from their programs.
IDD reserves the right to reject a registration that does not meet our eligibility requirements by notifying the registrant by email and issuing a refund in the event that any Fee payment has been already made. IDD can also terminate the participation of any Participant in a AHE Program if IDD or its authorized agent or representative deems Participant to have failed to comply with the Terms or otherwise engaged in conduct that is detrimental to the AHE Programs, other Participants, or to the reputation of IDD itself. IDD shall have no responsibility for any expense incurred by any such Participant in connection with their AHE Program participation. All consequential costs of participant expulsion shall be borne by the Participant without recourse to refund of unused program benefits.
IDD, at its discretion, may monitor the content of any AHE Program forums to determine compliance with these Terms, including the Participant Code of Conduct, and to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, or authorized government request. IDD shall also have the right to remove any forum posts or other materials that IDD, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
9. MODIFICATION OF TERMS
IDD may amend these Terms at any point with or without notice to Participants. The Terms posted at any given time are the Terms applicable to the AHE Programs. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of an AHE Program means that you accept and agree to the changes.
IDD shall not be responsible for any damage to Participant caused by use of third party service providers that may be accessible in the AHE Program platform. IDD uses a third party provider for the online platform where the AHE Programs content is delivered. When accessing such platform Participant will accept the applicable terms as displayed in the platform.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW, NEITHER IDD NOR ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR PROMISES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE, ABOUT THE AHE PROGRAMS, THE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER, AND PROVIDE THE AHE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT SERVICES (IF ANY) “AS-IS” WITH ALL FAULTS AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT OF THE AHE PROGRAMS (IF ANY) SHALL BE WITH THE PARTICIPANT. IDD AND ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE AHE PROGRAMS, THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND ANY SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT PARTICIPANT’S USE OF THE AHE PROGRAMS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY LICENSORS HEREIN.
13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL IDD OR ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY BE LIABLE TO PARTICIPANT FOR (A) ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOSSES RELATING TO PARTICIPANT, SUCH AS LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF IDD OR ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (B) ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY. IF PARTICIPANT COULD HAVE AVOIDED DAMAGES BY TAKING REASONABLE CARE, NEITHER IDD NOR ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR SUCH LOSSES. IN NO EVENT SHALL IDD OR ITS THIRD PARTY LICENSORS’ TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE FEE FOR THE AHE PROGRAM.
In the event that the learning management system platform, video conference platform, activities, or any other parts or all of the AHE Programs are changed, delayed, postponed, canceled or otherwise not provided, IDD reserves the right to provide such substitutions or supplementary services as can be secured or provided. If IDD determines that no such alternatives are available, IDD shall refund to Participant whatever amount that IDD is able to obtain a refund from the service provider for the lost services, less any out of pocket expenses paid by or to be paid by IDD.
15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The materials contained in the AHE Programs are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law and other applicable proprietary rights and laws. IDD owns all rights, including, but not limited to, all copyright rights, trademarks, and any other intellectual property rights in and to the AHE Program materials or it has secured the required license to use third party materials.
In connection with the AHE Programs and the conduct thereof, Participant agrees to indemnify and hold IDD, and its agents, officers, employees, volunteers, and directors harmless from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, suit or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising therefrom, which may be asserted against IDD by any person or organization on account of the Participant’s involvement with the AHE Programs, except if such loss, liability, claim, suit or demand is based on IDD’s willful misconduct and/or gross negligence.
17. CHOICE OF LAW
This Agreement and its performance shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America, exclusive of any choice of law rules, and that law shall be applicable to the merits of any dispute between the parties.
All disputes arising in connection with this Agreement shall be settled under the Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The place of arbitration shall be in New York City. The arbitration shall be conducted in English. No consequential, punitive or incidental damages shall be awarded to the parties by the members of any arbitration tribunal hearing a case in respect to this Agreement.
Last Updated: January 9, 2022
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