Privacy Policy

Last revised April 2020

Respecting the privacy of the visitors using the Skilled KC Technical Institute (“Skilled KC”) Site (the “Site”) is a priority for us. The following statements will help you understand how Skilled KC collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you provide to us on our Site.

Please note that this policy applies only to Skilled KC’s Site and not to any other organizations’ Web sites to which we link. Remember that when you use a link to go from this Site to another Web site, the Skilled KC’s Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites we link to, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding. Skilled KC does not make any representations about the practices and policies of any organization or Web site we link to and disclaims any liability or responsibility for such other Web site’s content, rules, policies, or otherwise.

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The types of information that may be collected through this Site includes: (1) Voluntary Registration information, which is personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (for example contact and log in information, individual or organization demographic data, you provide through voluntary registration); (2) Information about your usage of a Site; (3) Information regarding interaction with Skilled KC’s associates or programs; and (4) information about you that may be received from third parties.

In some instances, we may use a third-party payment processing system to facilitate payment, but Skilled KC will not take possession of credit card numbers, banking information, and billing addresses through the Site.

(1) VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION

Visitors to this site may knowingly choose to register to receive email newsletter(s), program announcements, or other communications from Skilled KC. Visitors may also register to participate in Skilled KC’s events or program activities. When registering for events, or to receive communications, visitors may be asked to voluntarily provide their name, email address, telephone number, work address, and other pertinent information. Visitors may also indicate topics of interest, which will assist us in tailoring our content to your needs. Visitors who supply information will be included in the Skilled KC’s general contact database which Skilled KC will use to send emails and other communications. The Site through which you provide information in this category will present you with a consent statement that documents the purposes for which Skilled KC will use that information. Skilled KC will use the information you provide in accordance with this consent statement.

You may have your name removed from any of our emailing lists at any time, by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of every email.

  • Credit/Payment Card Information
    If you choose to purchase products or services, or pay for event registrations on the Skilled KC’s Site, you may need to provide personal information and authorization for us to obtain information from various credit services. For example, in addition to the information above, you may need to provide a mailing address, billing address, credit card number, and telephone number. Skilled KC only uses third party payment processors to facilitate card transactions and does not directly retain any credit/payment card information. Skilled KC will retain information related to the product/services/event that you paid for using a payment card. The information related to your purchase will be considered voluntarily provided information and will be maintained by Skilled KC in accordance with the terms of this Section II (1) of this privacy policy.
  • Demographic Information
    In some instances, Skilled KC may collect demographic information from individuals that are using the Site, registering for an event or otherwise participating in a Skilled KC program. This information will be voluntarily provided by you. While this information will be voluntarily provided by you, Skilled KC uses this information only to evaluate the effectiveness of its own programs, activities, and efforts with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Skilled KC does not use demographic information to determine who may attend an event, receive a grant, participate in a Skilled KC program, work for Skilled KC, or for any unlawful purposes.
(2) SITE INTERACTION INFORMATION

As is true of most Web sites, Skilled KC tracks Site navigation information in order to optimize the Site and the content presented on them. In some instances, Skilled KC may also link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information Skilled KC already has about a specific user. Any Site Usage information that is related to personal information about a user is used to provide users with feedback about their experiences on the Site and to highlight information that a specific user may find interesting or informative. Skilled KC may also link this information to a particular individual or combine it with personal information if Skilled KC has determined that it needs to identify a user because of safety or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.

The Site Interaction Information Skilled KC may collect could include the following types of information.

  • Log Files
    As is true of most organizations that operate Web sites, Skilled KC gathers 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, on-site bookmarks, on-site subscriptions, clickstream data, and site navigation history. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather information about the Skilled KC’s user base as a whole. Skilled KC may collect this information even if you are not registered on the Site.
  • Cookies
    To enable us to offer you the best possible experience when you visit the Skilled KC’s Site and to offer continually updated information, Skilled KC assigns you a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer called a “cookie.” Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser – to Skilled KC’s computers whenever you interact and browse this Site.

    The cookies automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Skilled KC’s Site and areas visited on the Site. Skilled KC uses such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps Skilled KC determine how much constituents use parts of the Site, so we can ensure the Site is appealing to as many people as possible.
  • Email Tracking
    When a user signs up to receive information or mailings from Skilled KC through a Site, Skilled KC uses clear gifs, web beacons, or other e-mail tracking devices to measure the activity of the e-mail, including when a user clicks on a link within an e-mail and if the message is forwarded. This information is tied to a user’s e-mail address when stored.
  • Aggregation of Data
    Skilled KC may aggregate the above information about Site usage and program interaction with similar information from other users of the Sites and Skilled KC will use this aggregated information in order to improve the Site and the Skilled KC’s programs.
(3) SKILLED KC TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PROGRAM OR ASSOCIATE INTERACTION

Skilled KC collects personal information about individuals that participate in Skilled KC programs, attend Skilled KC events, or take a Skilled KC issued survey. In some instances, you will provide this information to Skilled KC yourself, but in other instances Skilled KC personnel may observe and/or document this information in the course of your interactions. In addition, Skilled KC may collect personal information about individuals with whom it engages to discuss programmatic activities and/or potential collaborations. For example, if you attend a meeting with a Skilled KC associate and you discuss information about a potential collaboration, a Skilled KC associate may document the content of that discussion as well as contact information to enable the associate to follow up with you about that discussion.

Personal information that falls into this category is used to further the programs in which the individual participates, to advance potential collaborations, to identify programmatic initiatives in which an individual may want to participate, and to identify constituents with which Skilled KC should engage.If you consent to Skilled KC’s use of this data for broader interactions with you, Skilled KC will treat this information as Voluntary Registration data (see Section II (1) above) to enhance its interactions with you. Otherwise, Skilled KC will limit its use of the data in this category to the facilitation of the interaction(s) you have with the Skilled KC Program or associate. Skilled KC may ask for your consent to have broader interactions, but you are under no obligations to provide that consent.

(4) THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION

On occasion, Skilled KC may append or match personal information Skilled KC has collected with other information Skilled KC receives from third parties. This information could include contact information, economic, or demographic information, interest or affinity information, and/or other data that may help Skilled KC identify specific individuals as constituents with which Skilled KC should interact to advance its charitable purposes. Skilled KC will only collect and use third party information as set forth in this Section II (4) if you have consented to Skilled KC collecting such third-party information.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Skilled KC does not rent, sell, or share any personal information about individual users with any unaffiliated third party except (i) to operate the Sites, (ii) to provide the products or services you’ve requested, and (iii) to send you information consistent with Skilled KC’s purpose(s).

Skilled KC occasionally retains other companies to provide services on our behalf, including packaging and mailing, answering customer questions about products or services, sending and tracking postal mail, or email and processing data. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

In limited instances, Skilled KC may retain contractors to conduct charitable research on its behalf that is related to Skilled KC’s purposes (for example to conduct a survey or evaluate Skilled KC research information). In these instances, Skilled KC may provide access to the contractor to perform the research. Any data shared as set forth in this section will only be disclosed with the expectation that the information be held in confidence by the contractor, that it be used solely for Skilled KC’s benefit, and that the third party is not entitled to use the personal information for its own purposes.

Skilled KC or its directly affiliated entities may share personal information amongst each other. Such affiliates may use the personal information only for purposes that are consistent with the purposes that both Skilled KC and the affiliate serve, which may include contacting you for a purpose consistent with such purposes. Any affiliate that receives personal information will maintain and use the personal information only as permitted by this privacy policy.

Skilled KC reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to respond to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process, to defend Skilled KC against legal claims, or if Skilled KC determines it is necessary to investigate or take action in connection with activities that Skilled KC suspects are illegal, threaten the safety of any person, or are in violation of these Terms.

YOUR CONSENT

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of information by Skilled KC and its affiliated entities as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If Skilled KC changes its privacy policies and procedures, it will post those changes on this page so that you always have the opportunity to be aware of what information Skilled KC collects, how it uses that information, and under what circumstances that information may be disclosed.