Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how information is collected, used, and disclosed by Silicon Slopes (“Silicon Slopes”) and applies to information collected when you use or access Silicon Slopes’s website at www.Siliconslopes.com (the “Silicon Slopes Website”) or the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit website at www.Siliconslopessummit.com (the “Silicon Slopes Tech Summit Website, SSTS Website”), or when your information is submitted to Silicon Slopes by our customers via the services we offer to them (our “Product”) (collectively, the “Silicon Slopes Service”). We respect the privacy rights of users and recognize the importance of protecting information collected about you.

Please read the following carefully to understand how we will collect, use, and maintain your Personal Information. It also describes your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of your Personal Information. 

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Changing our Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. For new users, such changes will become effective upon posting. For existing users, the changes and updates will become effective 30 days after posting and where appropriate you may be notified by email. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Policy and do not wish your information to be subject to the revised Privacy Policy, you will need to deactivate your account with us and stop using the Silicon Slopes website. Your use of the Silicon Slopes website after the posting of such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Information Collected

We may collect certain user information (including Personal Information and/or Sensitive Personal Information) in the following ways.

Information You Provide To Us. We collect Personal Information about you, including information you provide directly to us including when you visit our websites and/or use the Silicon Slopes Product.

  • For example, we collect information when you enter into an agreement with Silicon Slopes as a customer, create or modify your profile and account, access and use the Silicon Slopes website (including but not limited to when you upload, download, or share information), participate in any interactive features of the Silicon Slopes website, submit a contact form, participate in a survey, activity or event, apply for a job, request customer support, or communicate with us via third-party social media sites. You may, however, visit our website anonymously.
  • The types of information we may collect directly from you include your name, username, email address, postal address, phone number, information about your account preferences, employer’s name, job title, transactional information (including services purchased or subscribed to and billing address), your registration for and attendance at events, your newsletter subscriptions, as well as any contact or other information you choose to provide. Please be aware that the information you choose to provide in your Silicon Slopes Product account profile may reveal or identify information that is not expressly stated (for example, information you provide may reveal your gender). We also store information that you upload or provide to the Silicon Slopes website ("Content") in order to provide you with the features and functionality of the Silicon Slopes website.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Silicon Slopes website. When you access or use the Silicon Slopes website, we may automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Usage, Log, and Device Information: We collect information from your use of the Silicon Slopes website such as system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, and the referral URL. We monitor user activity in connection with the Silicon Slopes website and may collect information about the features you use, the Content you upload, download, share, or access while using the Silicon Slopes website, the Content you access, and any actions taken in connection with the access and use of your Content in the Silicon Slopes website.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Use of Information

We may use the information collected through the Silicon Slopes website for the limited purpose of providing the Silicon Slopes website and related functionality and services for which Silicon Slopes has been engaged. The information may be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Provide, operate, maintain, and improve the Silicon Slopes website;
  • Enable you to access and use the Silicon Slopes website;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Provide and deliver the services and features you request, process, and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service and support;
  • Communicate with you about services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, events, and provide other news or information about Silicon Slopes and our select partners;
  • Process and deliver survey entries and rewards;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Silicon Slopes website and for marketing or advertising purposes;
  • Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to the Silicon Slopes website, and other illegal activities;
  • Personalize and improve the Silicon Slopes website, and provide content and/or features that match your interests and preferences or otherwise customize your experience on the Silicon Slopes website; and
  • For other purposes about which we notify you.

Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information in special cases when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (b) protect and defend our rights or property; or (c) act to protect the interests of our users or others.

Do Not Track. Some browsers offer a “do not track” (“DNT”) option. Because no common industry or legal standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators, we do not currently respond to DNT signals. 

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

We will not share Personal Information about you or any Content with any third parties without your consent except as described in this Privacy Policy, or as defined in an agreement with us, in connection with the Silicon Slopes website. For example, we may share Personal Information about you:

  • To Vendors, Consultants, and Other Service Providers: We may share your information with third-party vendors, consultants, and other service providers who are working on our behalf and require access to your information to carry out that work, such as to process billing or as it relates to a Product feature. These service providers are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide services to Silicon Slopes.
  • In Compliance with Laws: We may disclose your information to a third party: (a) if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (b) to enforce our agreements and policies; (c) to protect the security or integrity of the Silicon Slopes website; (d) to protect Silicon Slopes, our customers, or the public from harm or illegal activities; (e) to respond to an emergency which we believe in the good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person; or (f) as otherwise directed by you.
  • For Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. You may be notified thereafter via email of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.
  • As Aggregated and/or Anonymized Data: We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized information with third parties that does not directly identify you.

Security

You may access your Product account information and our service only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of Personal Information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been compromised in any way. In addition, always log out and close your browser when you finish your session. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password to us.

If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information, you can contact us at privacy@Siliconslopes.com.

Your Choices

Account Information and Retention. You may update, correct, or delete information about you at any time by logging into your Product account and modifying your information, or by emailing us at privacy@Siliconslopes.com. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you wish to deactivate your Product account, please email us at privacy@Siliconslopes.com, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time. We will respond to your access request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your Product account is active or as needed to provide you with the Silicon Slopes Service. We will retain and use your information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

We will retain Personal Information we process on behalf of our customers as directed by paying customers. Silicon Slopes will retain this Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.

Upon request, Silicon Slopes will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information that we are aware of. To request this information, contact us at privacy@Siliconslopes.com.

Promotional and Newsletter Communications. You may opt out of receiving promotional and newsletter emails from Silicon Slopes by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. You may also opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time by emailing privacy@Siliconslopes.com with your specific request. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as security alerts and notices related to your access to or use of the Silicon Slopes website or those about your Product account or our ongoing business relations.

Cookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies or to prompt you before accepting such a cookie. Please note that, if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of the Silicon Slopes website.

California Residents. Under California law, California Residents who have an established business relationship with Silicon Slopes may choose to opt out of Silicon Slopes’s disclosure of Personal Information about them to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you choose to opt out at any time after granting approval, email privacy@Siliconslopes.com. Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your Personal Information to outside parties without your consent. In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210; or by email to dca@dca.ca.gov.

Links to Third-Party Websites

We may place links on the Silicon Slopes website, including the Silicon Slopes blog. When you click on a link to a third-party website from our Website, your activity and use on the linked website is governed by that website’s policies, not by those of Silicon Slopes. We encourage you to review their privacy and user policies.

Our Policy Toward Children

The Silicon Slopes website is not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 16. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at privacy@Siliconslopes.com. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information. Please note, if you are under the age of 16, you may not use our website, products, or services.

Contacting Us

Any questions about this Privacy Policy should be addressed to privacy@Siliconslopes.com or to:

Silicon Slopes.

2600 Executive Parkway Suite 140

Lehi, UT 84101

Last Updated: November 11, 2019

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