Ask Big Questions ("we" in the following text) is committed to informing its constituents and the general public about news, content, services, and professional development opportunities that pertain to our higher education mission. We also offer content developed for specific clients and partners. To these ends, we maintain a database of information about our constituents to enable us to communicate with them and to enable them to communicate with each other.
Protecting privacy in a technically secure environment and giving individuals a measure of control over their personally identifiable information are critical elements in the Ask Big Questions communication strategy. Consequently, we have instituted the set of information practices and rights described below. Please note that askbigquestions.org may offer some links to external sites, to which these privacy practices and rights do not apply.
What personal information does ABQ COLLECT AND hold? How is it obtained?
We obtain and maintain basic contact, professional information, and affiliations volunteered through online and offline forms, transactions and inquiries, and occasionally from other organizations with whom we are collaborating on special projects.
We track aggregated information about opening and click-through responses to HTML e-mail messages using a variety of tools to help us better tailor our communications to the needs and interests of our constituents.
Ask Big Questions may also collect feedback from conversation leaders and participants through text-messaging, emails, online or written surveys for program assessment. We do not share any data on a personal level, but will use the responses provided in the aggregate. Participation in Ask Big Questions assessments is voluntary, and you may opt out of participation at any time.
How does ABQ secure your personal information?
The personal information we collect is stored in databases and files that are protected by passwords and firewalls. In addition, online forms used for financial transactions are secured with SSL encryption technology to ensure the safety of sensitive information transmitted through them (e.g., credit card information). No credit card information is stored by Ask Big Questions.
How does ABQ use your personal information?
In addition to facilitating basic communication with you, the information we hold helps us enhance your experiences on our Content and the efficacy of our communications with you. For example:
- We use personal information to reply to communications you send us.
- We use it to communicate essential information about transactions, such as an electronic receipt for a purchase or a confirmation of a conference registration.
- We use it to send you announcements about news about Ask Big Questions, to inform you about events, content, and services of potential interest.
- We use anonymous, aggregated data about Web site visitors' site usage and technical capabilities as well as about HTML message opening and click-through rates to improve online services and communications.
How can you unsubscribe from our mailings?
Links are included in all Ask Big Questions email transmissions that will allow you to unsubscribe from newsletters and mailings. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or other special requests. You will continue to receive emails from Ask Big Questions in the event you access or purchase our content. In addition, you may receive direct communications from Ask Big Questions staff, which are not subscription- or mailing-based.
Are there any additional uses of personal information?
Ask Big Questions reserves the right to use personal information in its databases to identify the source of any inappropriate use of Content or Resources; misuse or unauthorized use of the Ask Big Questions name, logo, or other representations of Ask Big Questions or Hillel International; and to protect the personal safety and privacy of our staff, online users, and the public under the policies and practices described above.