Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you (which may involve providing identifying information to potential employers); (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions or protect the rights, property, or safety of Veterati, our Members, and the public.
When you first sign up to use the Services, you become a “Member.”
We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:1.2. Registration
When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, and password).
You may provide additional information during the registration flow (for example, information from your LinkedIn Account, military occupation code, your postal code, job title, and company) to help you build your profile and to better provide you with. You understand that, by creating an account, we and others will be able to identify you by your Veterati profile.1.3. Cookies
We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access our Services.
When you visit or leave our Services by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on or through our Services. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Veterati using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information (for example, Pulse articles about your area or jobs postings in your location) on our mobile applications and for fraud prevention and security purposes. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.1.5. Other
We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.
How we use your personal information2.1. Consent to Veterati Processing Information About You
We communicate with you using sms and email. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues.
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Veterati websites or apps, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use our Services; (2) service communications - these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) messages relating to scheduled phone calls between Members or other use of our services.2.3. Service Development; Customized Experience
We use the information and content you provide to us to conduct research and development and to customize your experience and try to make it relevant and useful to you. We may share the information of mentee Members with potential employers to assist mentee Members in finding employment.
We use information and content that you and other Members provide to us to conduct research and development for the improvement of our Services in order to provide you and other Members with a better, more intuitive experience and drive membership growth and engagement on our Services and to help connect mentee Members to economic opportunity.2.6. Sharing Information with Third Parties
As a general rule, we don’t provide any of your non-public information to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. However, if you use our services by creating an account through a portal co-branded with one of our partners, data created on the Veterati platform may be shared with that partner but no other third parties.2.7. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in the United States or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the Terms and Conditions, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Veterati, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.2.8. Service Providers
We may employ third parties to help us with the Services
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Veterati not to disclose or use it for other purposes.2.9 Data Processing Outside Your Country
We may process your information outside the country where you live. We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Veterati, or its service providers operate.
Your Choices & Obligations3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account
You can change your Veterati information at any time by editing your profile, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Veterati regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you (for example, your IP access logs) by contacting us. If you close your account, your information will generally be removed from the Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
Please note: Information you have shared with others (for example, phone calls) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control.3.2. Data Retention
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
We don’t share any of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. Under Section 1798.83, we currently do not share any personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.