Terms of Service Agreement

The Yale Class of 1969, Yale University and the Association of Yale Alumni, Inc., (“YC69”, “us”, or “we”) provides this site (the “Sites“) as a service for the members of our class.

This Terms of Service Agreement (“Agreement”), including the Privacy Policy, below, which is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference, sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Sites (you and YC69 are sometimes referred to together as the “Parties” and each as a “Party”).

By accessing and using the Sites you agree to and will comply with and be bound by this Agreement including all of its terms and conditions. YC69 reserves the right to change, update or modify this Agreement at any time without prior notice. As a result, you should review this Agreement every time you use any of the Sites. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you may not use the Sites.

Definitions 
Content” means any work of authorship or information, including, comments, opinions, postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, e-mail, or other materials.

User” means any visitor to or user of the Sites.

General

In general, information you enter will be visible to people who can log in to this site.  The site has been populated with information from the Old Campus, the Banner, the 25th Reunion Book and other publicly available documents. That information was generated by an algorithm which may have created erroneous information, and you are encouraged to log in and correct any personal information. Your email address, mailing address, and phone are not exposed, unless you enter them into any visible fields or reveal them in the body of a post.

We make reasonable efforts to limit access to members of the Class of 1969, including some “honorary members” (including widows of deceased classmates who wish to participate; surviving faculty or administrators from our era who wish to join with us; and such other persons as, in the judgment of the Class officers, have a reasonable, Yale-based relationship to the Class of 1969), and to prevent search engines from indexing the site. The editors and administrators of this site are volunteers who are fellow members of the class. They will have access to your email address.

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena).

As explained in more detail in this Agreement, you may delete most but not all items from your profile. If you have entered a post, you can edit or delete that post. If you wish to opt out, you may ask us to delete your account and we will do so leaving only a “stub entry” containing your name, college and major and other information that we may be legally required to retain, or that we may, in our sole discretion, retain solely as subject to this Agreement the Privacy Policy (see sections entitled “Disclosure of Personal Information” and “Choices Regarding Personal Information”).

This site will remain online until at least through 2019, and possibly after that.

Term and Termination
This Agreement shall be in full force and effect commencing upon your first use of the Sites until its termination subject to the provisions of this Agreement.


Ownership and Use of Sites

Your Grant and Use of the Sites Generally. We do not claim ownership in any content that you upload, provide, make available, or otherwise transfer (“post”) on the Sites, but to be able to legally provide our Users with the Sites, we have to have certain rights to use such Content in connection with the Sites, as set forth below. In return, we also grant you certain use rights, as set forth in the section entitled YC69 Content, to the Content that we (or our licensors) own and use to provide the Sites to you and other Users. By posting any Content on the Sites, you hereby grant to us an unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, perform, display, create derivative works of, and distribute such Content in any and all media (now known or later developed) throughout the world.

YC69 Content. The Sites contain Content provided by us and our licensors (“YC69 Content”). We and our licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the YC69 Content and we own and retain all property rights in the Sites. Provided you are a User, and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license under the intellectual property rights licensable by us to download, view, copy and print YC69 Content from the Sites solely for your personal use in connection with your use of the Sites. Nothing in this Agreement does nor shall be interpreted to grant any licenses in any YC69 Content aside from those expressly granted herein.

Content from Users. Content from other Users, advertisers, and other third parties is made available to you through the Sites. Because we do not control such Content, (a) we are not responsible for any such Content, including advertising and information about third party products or service, (b) we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the information in such Content and (c) we assume no responsibility and waive any and all liability arising from or related to unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful Content made available by other Users, advertisers, and third parties.

Responsibility. Your interactions with other Users on the Sites or with advertisers, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other User or advertiser. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such dealings or with respect to any other User’s use or disclosure of information about you that you have provided to the Sites. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any User), we are under no obligation to become involved; however, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. You are solely responsible for any Content you post to the Sites and for the accuracy of such Content. YC69 takes no responsibility, assumes no liability and disclaims any such liability for any Content posted by you or any third party.

YC69 User Interaction. You agree that you will not use any information obtained from the Sites in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, and will not use any information obtained from the Sites to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell information obtained from the Sites to any User without their express prior consent.
Acceptable Use and Prohibited Conduct  
You are solely responsible for any and all Content that you post to the Sites and for your interactions with other Users.

Prohibited Content. You agree that you will not post any Prohibited Content or use any Prohibited Content in connection with the Sites. “Prohibited Content” is Content that:

  • is offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature;
  • bullies, harasses or advocates stalking, bullying, or harassment of another person;
  • involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, or “spamming”;
  • is false or misleading or promotes, endorses or furthers illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • promotes, copies, performs or distributes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another party or person’s intellectual property, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protection devices, or providing pirated music, videos, or movies, or links to such pirated music, videos, or movies;
  • is involved in the exploitation of persons under the age of eighteen (18) in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under eighteen (18);
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses or other harmful code;
  • solicits passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
  • except as expressly approved by us, involves, promotes or solicits for commercial activities provided by yours or of a third party;
  • promotes contests, sweepstakes, barters, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
  • contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or similar software;
  • contains information which would violate any confidentiality, non-disclosure or other contractual restrictions or rights of any third party; or
  • otherwise violates the terms of this Agreement or exposes YC69 to liability.

Prohibited Conduct. You agree that you will not:

  • reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display, sell, or create derivative works based on the Sites or the YC69 Content;
  • rent, lease, loan, or sell access to the Sites;
  • cover or obscure any banner advertisements on the Sites, or any YC69 page via HTML/CSS, scripting, or any other means;
  • introduce software or automated agents to the Sites, or access the Sites so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated messages, or to strip or mine data from the Sites;
  • interfere with, disrupt, or modify any data or functionality of the Sites;
  • use the Sites to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates the rights of YC69 or others;
  • use the Sites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Sites;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Sites or any services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or to any of the services, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
  • obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available to you through the Sites;
  • not frame the Sites or any portion thereof without the prior written consent of YC69;
  • use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider”, or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or reverse-engineer or use any similar and/or manual process, to access, acquire, catalog, store, reproduce, distribute or monitor any portion of the Sites, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Sites;
  • take any action to interfere with, or disrupt the Sites, circumvent security measures or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under this Agreement;
  • mislead YC69 or third parties as to the origin of any Content that you or another person posts to the Sites;
  • impersonate another User or person, including any of our employees or use a false identity or use a false e-mail address when creating an Account; or
  • remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right notices contained in the Sites.

User Representations and Enforcement    
You represent and warrant that:

  • all information you provide to us, through the Sites or otherwise, is truthful and accurate;
  • you will maintain the accuracy of such information;
  • you are eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • your use of the Sites is not and will not be defamatory, libelous or infringe the intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights patents, trade secrets, publicity rights, privacy rights, and moral rights, of any third party;
  • you have the right to post your Content without seeking the permission of a third party, or, if such permission is necessary, you have obtained it;
  • you own the Content posted by you on the Sites or otherwise have the right to grant the licenses set forth in this Agreement; and
  • your use of the Sites, including providing or posting your Content, does not and will not violate any applicable law, order or regulation, or any other obligation (including any contractual obligations) you might have towards third parties or imposed upon you by law, contract or otherwise.

Lawful Use.

You will use the Sites in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations and solely for lawful purposes. The Sites are for the personal use of Users only. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from your Content without notice.

Enforcement by YC69.

YC69 has the right, in its sole discretion, to monitor any and all use of the Sites to the extent permitted by applicable laws, rules or regulations. Any use of the Sites in violation of this Agreement, as judged within the sole discretion of YC69, may result in, among other consequences, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Sites. We may disclose information about your use of the Sites in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We have the right (but not the obligation) to review any Content and delete or takedown any Content that in our sole discretion violates this Agreement or which is Prohibited Content, or may otherwise violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any User or any other person, or create liability for YC69 or any User. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to investigate and take appropriate legal action in our sole discretion against you if you violate this provision or any other provision of this Agreement, including without limitation, removing Content from the Sites, suspending your rights to use the Sites, reporting you to law enforcement authorities and/or taking legal action against you. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any Content you post on the Sites at your sole cost and expense.

Third Party Websites          
The Sites may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Websites”) (a) placed by us as a service to those interested in this information; or (b) posted by other Users. Additionally, the Sites may be used in conjunction with Third-Party Websites. We do not monitor or have any control over, and make no claim or representation regarding Third-Party Websites. Unless otherwise expressly indicated, to the extent links are provided to Third Party Websites by us, they are provided only as a convenience, and such link to a Third-Party Website does not imply our endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Website. This Agreement and the YC69 Privacy Policy do not govern any activity outside of the Sites. We are not responsible for the content, security, availability, accuracy or practices of the Third-Party Website and expressly disclaim any responsibility for malware, worms, time bombs, bots, or any other harmful or deleterious programs or materials in such links or Third-Party Websites. You assume all risk and responsibility if you click on or follow a link on the Sites which leads you away from the Sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties    
YC69 ENDEAVORS TO SECURE THE SITES BY UTILIZING COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE SECURITY PRACTICES, BUT IT CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR COMPLETELY SECURE. THE SITES AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE) AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED BY YC69 ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YC69 DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SITES AT ANY TIME OF YOUR CHOOSING. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NONE OF YC69 NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, PARTNERS, SPOKESPERSONS, AFFILIATES,  AGENTS,  SUPPLIERS,  SUB-CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR THE PREDECESSORS AND SUCCESSORS TO EACH OF THE FOREGOING (TOGETHER AS THE “YC69 PARTIES”), MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AND DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITES OR ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, CONFORMITY TO ANY REPRESENTATION OR DESCRIPTION, WARRANTIES THAT THE SITES ARE COMPLETELY SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREON ACCURATE, OR WARRANTIES OF NON-INTERRUPTION, NON-INTERFERENCE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YC69 IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF ITS USERS, INCLUDING THE CONTENT OF THEIR POSTS TO THE SITES. YC69 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE OR SUSPEND YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITES OR SERVICES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE.         

You acknowledge that access to the Sites will be provided over various facilities and communications lines, and information will be transmitted over local exchange and internet backbone carrier lines and through routers, switches, and other devices (collectively, “carrier lines”) owned, maintained, and serviced by third-party carriers, utilities, and internet service providers, all of which are beyond YC69’s control. YC69 assumes no liability for or relating to the integrity, privacy, security, confidentiality, or use of any information while it is transmitted on the carrier lines, or any delay, failure, interruption, interception, loss, transmission, or corruption of any data or other information attributable to transmission on the carrier lines. Use of the carrier lines is solely at your risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws.

YC69 takes no responsibility for and disclaims any and all liability arising from any inaccuracies or defects in the communication lines, the internet or your internet service provider (“isp”), computer hardware or software, or any other service or device that you use to access the Sites.

Limitation of Liability         
To the extent permitted by applicable law and notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary or any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy, YC69 shall not be liable for any indirect, exemplary, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including any damages resulting from loss or interruption of business or lost profits, loss of use, reputation harm, or loss of data arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the subject matter hereof, however caused, even if YC69 has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages.

Except as expressly required or warranted under this Agreement and if, and to the extent, permitted by law, in no event will YC69 be liable for failing to provide the Sites under any theory of liability, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.           

YC69 disclaims any and all liability for erroneous transmissions and loss of service resulting from communication failures by telecommunication service providers or the Sites. You expressly acknowledge that your use of the Sites is at your sole risk.       

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, where permitted by applicable law, you agree that our liability to you for any damages arising from or related to your use of the Sites or (for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action), will at all times be limited to ten U.S. dollars ($10).     

Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties, conditions or categories of damages, certain of the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, YC69’s warranties, conditions and liability are limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.        

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of the YC69 Parties from and against any claim, cost or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of: (a) your use or misuse of the Sites; (b) any breach by you of any representations, warranties, covenants or agreements contained in this Agreement; (c) the actions of any person gaining access to the Sites under a user ID or account assigned to or created by you; (d) the actions of anyone using a user ID or account, password or other unique identifier assigned to you that adversely affects the Sites or any information accessed through the system, including but not limited to a security breach; and (e) your actions in violation of law or any other negligent or willful misconduct.

DMCA Notices
You acknowledge that, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), YC69 may respond in accordance with the requirements of the DMCA to “take-down” notices from third parties which allege that the inclusion of information or other Content which you provide in or on our Sites violates the notifying party’s or parties’ copyrights. In so doing, YC69 may elect to remove (or require you to remove) such allegedly infringing information from the Sites and/or YC69 systems unless you object to the allegation of infringement, in which case YC69 in its sole discretion, pursuant to the DMCA, may elect to maintain or restore the allegedly infringing information to the Sites and/or YC69 systems pending the outcome of any litigation or dispute which may be instituted regarding the alleged infringement. You will cooperate fully with YC69 to assure compliance with the DMCA upon receipt by YC69 of any “take-down” notice issued by any third party, and in so doing, to promptly inform YC69 whether you object to any such “take-down” notice and, if so, whether you will institute litigation, arbitration or other legal process to challenge the allegations of copyright infringement.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement  
YC69 respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide YC69’s copyright agent the written information specified below:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

YC69’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the YC69’s Sites can be reached as follows:

Yale Class of 1969 Representative
c/o Barton LLP
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1830
New York, NY 10170
ATTN: Yale Class of 1969 DMCA Copyright Agent
Email notifications may be sent to: support@yale1969.org

Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying YC69 and its subsidiaries that your copyrighted material has been infringed on the Sites.
Governing Law, Arbitration and Waiver of Class Action
This Agreement shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide the application of the law of another jurisdiction. For any disputes not subject to the arbitration provisions below, you will to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within New York County.

By entering into this agreement, you and YC69 are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action lawsuit.

Each party hereby waives trial by jury to the fullest allowable extent of the law for any such claim or dispute arising from or related to this Agreement or the use of the Sites. Any claim or dispute in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration on an individual basis. The arbitration shall be initiated through an established alternative dispute resolution provider mutually chosen within the sole discretion of YC69. The alternative dispute resolution provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any tribunal of competent jurisdiction. You hereby affirmatively consent to the dispute resolution and arbitration process described herein and waive all defenses or objections thereto, whether based on personal jurisdiction, forum, venue, service, or otherwise. Any and all personal appearances related to arbitration will take place in New York County, New York. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may seek injunctive or other equitable relief to protect our intellectual property rights or in response or anticipation to any of your breaches of this Agreement in any court of competent jurisdiction. YC69 shall not be required to obtain, furnish or post any bond or similar instrument in connection with or as a condition to obtaining any injunctive or other equitable remedy referred to in this section and you irrevocably waive any right you may have to require the obtaining, furnishing or posting of any such bond or similar instrument.

YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDING, IN COURT OR BEFORE ANY OTHER COMPETENT TRIBUNAL, INCLUDING AT ARBITRATION IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY AGREEING AND ACCEPTING THIS TERM, YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR ABILITY TO JOIN A CLASS ACTION AGAINST YC69.
Miscellaneous
Amendments. The Agreement and Privacy Policy may only be amended or modified by YC69. We reserve the right to update or modify this Agreement or the Privacy Policy at any time without any prior notice. As a result, you should review this Agreement and Privacy Policy every time you use any of the Sites. Your continued use of the site constitutes acceptance of any changes to this Agreement and the Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to the Agreement or the Privacy Policy, we may, within our sole discretion or as otherwise required by law, notify you by posting a notice of such change to the Sites. When we change this Agreement or the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this page and the Privacy Policy webpage, respectively, as well as any other places we deem appropriate and we will update the effective date of those changes at the top of the Agreement and the Privacy Policy.

Force Majeure.

Any delay in the performance of any duties or obligations of either party will not be considered a breach of this Agreement if such delay is caused by a labor dispute, shortage of materials, fire, earthquake, flood, war, terrorism, governmental act, failures of common carriers (including Internet service providers), acts of God, or any other event beyond the control of such party, provided that such party uses reasonable efforts, under the circumstances, to notify the other party of the circumstances causing the delay and to resume performance as soon as possible.

Release.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release each of the YC69 Parties from claims, demands any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including personal injuries, death, and property damage, that are either directly or indirectly related to or arise from (i) the actions and omissions of other Users (including related to or arising from the Content of any posts) and Third Party Sites or (ii) any of your interactions with other Users and Third Party Sites.

Other.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Sites. No failure or delay by any Party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any right, power or privilege. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect; as used in the Agreement, the word “including” means “including but not limited to”. Whenever the context so requires, each pronoun or verb used herein shall be construed in the singular or the plural sense and each capitalized term defined herein and each pronoun used herein shall be construed in the masculine, feminine or neuter sense. If any provision of this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be void, voidable or unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby, and shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns. You may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of YC69. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Parties and supersedes any prior written or oral agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall not be construed as creating a joint venture or other business relationship.

Contact and Copyright
Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement by e-mailing us at info@ yale1969.org.

Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright © 2018, The Yale Class of 1969, Yale University and the Association of Yale Alumni, Inc.  All rights reserved. The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Sites are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of the third party who owns the Mark.

 

Privacy Policy

We are committed to the privacy of those who visit our website. Your privacy is very important to us, and so we created this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we collect when you visit, why we collect it and how the information may be used.

This policy describes the personal information collected by The Yale Class of 1969, Yale University and the Association of Yale Alumni, Inc., (“YC69,” “we” or “us”) on its publicly available sites, which include but are not limited to https:// yale1969.org as well as our mobile sites, native apps and browser extensions (together as the “Sites“), why we collect it, how we use it, and when we share it with third parties.

By visiting the Sites (all such persons as a “User”), you acknowledge and accept the practices and policies outlined in this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy“). Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms shall have the meanings assigned to them in the YC69 Terms of Service, above, and which incorporate this Privacy Policy by reference. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions, you may not use the Sites.

Personal Information” is information that is personally identifiable such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, personal URLs, photographs or phone numbers. Except as expressly described in this Privacy Policy, we do not collect any Personal Information from the Users the Sites.

Information We Collect and Opting Out of Automatic Collection         
We collect the following information that you submit to us voluntarily:

  • As you use the Sites, certain information may be collected passively, including your Internet protocol (IP) address and the browser that you use to visit the Sites. YC69 may use “cookies,” “pixel tags” and other tracking technologies to enable functionality on our websites, as well as a variety of other ways to enhance or personalize your online browsing. YC69 may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them), as well as other similar technologies, for a variety of tasks, for instance, to store your account credentials enhance your browsing experience. Pixel tags in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us. These technologies may also be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, other actions you take in connection with the sites and our online ads.
  • In addition, we collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as email addresses and other personal information you enter, including in your account profile, information you send to us through email or other means, and elsewhere on the Sites.
  • We currently use Google Analytics on the Sites to collect traffic information. More information can be found out about Google Analytics here.  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
  • As of the date above, and other technologies listed in this document, we do not use any third party providers for any ad-technology or tracking technology. However, in the future, we may work with third-party companies that use their tracking technologies (including cookies and pixel tags) on our websites in order to enhance the Sites. These companies may collect information about your activity on our sites.
  • For more information about your privacy and choices with regard to online tracking technologies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
  • You have the option to set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. If you do not accept cookies, however, certain parts of the Sites may not function as effectively or at all. Additionally, ad-blocking technology, such as UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger or Adblocker, may prevent the Sites from functioning properly. The site also requires javascript to be enabled. If you disable javascript, the Sites may not work properly
  • We may combine the information we collect through these various technologies with other information we have collected from and about you and use it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Information We Collect
In general, information (including Personal Information) we collect is used by us to provide you and other Users with the Sites, respond to requests that you make, including performing technical support, to improve the Sites, to better tailor the features, performance and support of the Sites, and to perform investigations consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with notifications related to your use of the Sites and to contact individuals, including by email at email addresses that are provided to us or that we collect, with information and promotions regarding the Sites. Individuals may opt out of promotional emails by sending an email to support@yale1969.org including their email address.

Disclosure of Personal Information
Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose to or share your Personal Information with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

We may store your Personal information as is reasonably necessary, as determined within our sole discretion, to enable the hosting and functionality of our website. However, except for the foregoing, as of the date above, we do not share your Personal Information with any third party service provider. However, in the future, we may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers and suppliers (a “Third Party Supplier”) who work on behalf of or with us to provide you with some of the services and features of the Sites and to help us communicate with our Users, for instance, to get User feedback, conduct surveys or improve services. However, these service providers and suppliers do not have any independent right to use this information except to help us provide the Sites. If we do ever engage or utilize a Third Party Supplier, we will update this Privacy Policy as detailed herein.

We may share some or all of your Personal Information with any parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates“), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. We may also share some or all of your Personal Information with our own attorneys or other counsel with whom we have a privileged relationship.

In the event YC69 enters into a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, including pursuant to bankruptcy, you acknowledge that your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred and consent to such transfer.

We may (and you authorize us to) disclose or retain, for as long as is reasonably necessary to accomplish the below, information we have collected from and about you (including Personal Information) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure or retention is necessary to:

  • to respond to subpoenas, warrants served on us or other government request, or otherwise comply with applicable law, court order, judicial or arbitral process;
  • to enforce our YC69 Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy; or
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our Sites and Services, or third parties.

Choices Regarding Personal Information
If we do ask for Personal Information, we may provide you with the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information.

We may send newsletters, promotional communications or other similar messaging to our users, however, you may opt out of any such promotional communications.

We may send you service-related announcements when we believe it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt-out of these announcements, as they are not primarily promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you will be given the choice to opt-out of receiving further communications from us.

We may notify you when your Personal Information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

If and when we delete Personal Information that we have collected from or about you, it may either be deleted from our active databases or flagged as ‘unavailable,’ but may remain in our databases or archives unless otherwise required by law.

Other Web Sites       
The Sites may contain links to other web sites that are not owned or controlled by YC69. Additionally, the Sites are designed to function on other web sites and services. The provision of such links and the ability to use the Sites on other web sites and services is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such web sites or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other web sites. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to any outside sites. You should not use the Sites on any web sites or services that may be insecure or compromised as this may result in the compromise of your accounts on the Sites.

YC69 is not responsible for any compromise of the security or your Site account or accounts resulting from your use of the Sites on other web sites or services.            

Advertising 
Currently, we do not use or allow any advertising on the Sites. However, in the future, we may allow advertisers to place advertisements on the Sites. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third party. These websites may use tracking technologies in connection with these advertisements and may collect information from you, which may include Personal Information. This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection of information by these third-party websites. For information about our advertising partners, please visit their websites through the links included in the presentation of the advertisements.

 

Privacy of Minors and Children 

We do not intentionally collect or maintain information from visitors and Users of the Sites who are under eighteen (18) years old. Additionally, Pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under thirteen (13). In fact, the Sites are not intended for children under thirteen (13) or to solicit information of any kind from children under thirteen (13).

However, it is possible that we may inadvertently receive information pertaining to children under thirteen (13). If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen (13) we will delete the information from our records consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy and applicable law. If you believe that we have received information about your child that is under the age of thirteen (13), please do not hesitate to notify us using the information below. When we receive your notification, we will delete such information permanently. Such notifications can be sent to: support@yale1969.org

Security Safeguards
YC69 has put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However no company, including YC69, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. Your use of the Sites is at your own risk.

We are not responsible for your actions or omissions that may result in the compromise of your Personal Information or account credentials, including your actions and omissions with regard to your account credentials, your account on the Sites, and the security of the software, hardware or network you use to access the Sites.

Feedback
If you provide feedback about the Sites to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Statement 
Notice of any changes to this Privacy Policy will be made as described in Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to modify this statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we may notify you here, by email, by means of a notice on our home page, or by another method we so choose.

Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Users of the Sites who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and provide contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to:

Yale Class of 1969 Representative
c/o Barton LLP
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1830
New York, NY 10170

ATTN: Yale Class of 1969 California Privacy Requests
support@yale1969.org

Do Not Track
While many current browsers permit you to send a signal to us about your Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences, we do not respond to DNT signals sent from your browser.

International Users
YC69 makes no claims that user content uploaded may be appropriately protected pursuant to privacy and data protection laws outside of the United States. Users from outside the United States, including the European Union, are advised that YC69 stores personal information on servers within the United States, and they are further advised that personal information uploaded to the Sites may not be protected in accordance with their local laws and regulations. If you upload personal information to the Sites from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk. YC69 is not responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction and makes no representations, warranties or guarantees that it complies with privacy, data protection or cyber security laws or similar laws or regulations outside the United States.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy please contact us by sending us an e-mail to support@yale1969.org.

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