This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and use personal information collected from the website (the “Site”), the choices available to our users, and the steps that they can take to access their personal information, and to request that we correct it or delete it.

In this document, “personal information” means information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, physical or electronic mail address, and telephone number.

1. Your Consent

By using the Site or providing personal information in our “Contact Us” forms, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the terms below.

2. How we Collect and Use Personal Information

Contact Information

Visitors may browse through most of the Site without providing any contact information. Certain areas of the Site may require, or allow for, the voluntary submission of name and email address, for example, when making a comment or requesting to receive our publications or mailings. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone who is a minor.

We use contact information to send publications and invitations that may be of interest to the individual who made the request.

Log information

Our server software gathers general information from all users of the Site, such as domain name, browser type, operating system, referring domain, entry page, exit page, IP address, time spent on a webpage, or name of the user’s ISP.

We use log information to understand who visits our Site, and what parts of our Site are of interest to our visitors.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and pixel tags to recognize returning visitors and develop statistics that help us understand how our visitors use our Site so that we can improve its content.

You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also remove existing cookies from the memory of your browser by using the removal method provided by your browser.

Pixel tags cannot be removed because they are inserted in the code of the website, rather than being sent to a browser. Analytics tools associated with pixel tags use their own cookie to track visitor interactions.

The link between a pixel tag and its cookie can be deactivated by removing the cookie. The pixel tag will still detect the user’s visit anonymously, but, without the link to its cookie, this information will not be associated with other user information.

3. Information we Share or Disclose

We do not sell, rent, trade, or disclose for consideration any personal information, except as described in this Privacy Notice. You authorize us to disclose any information about you as set forth below.

Service Providers

We share personal information with organizations that perform services for us or on our behalf, such as communications, database, event management, hosting, mailing, and marketing services. We require these organizations to agree to use personal information solely to provide services to us, to ensure at least the same level of data protection as set forth in this Privacy Notice, and to comply with all applicable legal requirements.

Corporate Transactions

We may transfer personal information to another organization in the event of a change of control over the Site.

Legal Process

We may disclose personal information to third parties (a) if we believe that it is necessary in order to conform to the law, cooperate with law enforcement agencies, or comply with legal process served on us; (b) if we believe, upon reasonable grounds, that it is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of our Site or its visitors; (c) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or if we believe that it is necessary to pursue available remedies or limit any damages that we may sustain.

California Privacy Rights

We do not disclose any personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Should this practice change, we will seek your consent before disclosing information for a third party’s direct marketing.

Onward Transfers

If we elect to transfer personal information to a third party, other than as described above, we will enter into a written agreement with this third party requiring the third party to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is set forth in this Privacy Notice.

4. Choice

If we plan to use personal information for a purpose other than stated in this Privacy Notice, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether we may do so with your own personal information.

5. Accuracy – Data Integrity

We will ensure that any personal information in our possession is as reliable, accurate, current, and complete as necessary for the purposes for which we use that information.

6. Access; Correction; Amendment

We will provide individuals with access to the personal information about them that we hold, and will correct and amend or delete personal information about them that is inaccurate within a reasonable time after a written request is made as set forth below in the section “How to Contact Us” below, except where the burden or expense of proving access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of other persons would be violated.

7. Retention

We keep personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons for which it was collected. The length of time varies, depending on the nature of the information and the applicable laws or regulations. We may retain personal information beyond the end of a person’s relationship with us, for so long as it is necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise later.

When your personal information is no longer required for our purposes, we will destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form. We cannot ensure the permanent removal of your information. For example, it may remain in our archives or backup copies.

8. Security

We take reasonable steps to maintain physical, procedural, and technical security in our offices, information systems, and information storage facilities in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, erroneous disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We restrict access to personal information to those individuals who need it in order to assist us in providing our services.

9. Links to Other Sites

The Site contains links to other websites, which are provided for your convenience. These websites are not under our control and they have their own terms of use and privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content of these websites, their policies or practices, or any products or services that they may offer.

10. Inquiries and Complaints

If you have any questions or comments about our policies or practices, please contact us as set forth in the section “How to Contact Us” below.

If your complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, please contact the San Francisco office of the American Arbitration Association, which will serve as a liaison with us to resolve this matter.

11. Amendments

If we change this Privacy Notice in a material way, we will post a prominent notice on this Site for a reasonable time. Unless and until you object in writing, by contacting us as set forth in the section “How to Contact Us” below, all changes will apply to your personal information collected from the effective date of the revised Privacy Notice and to existing personal information about you.

12. How to Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, complaints about this Privacy Notice or our privacy, security or data protection practices, please send them by mail or by email as follows:

Communications by mail:

Francoise Gilbert

555 Bryant Street # 603

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Communications by email:

Please use our Contact Us form.

Effective Date:  February 14, 2011