Effective: October 8, 2020
Welcome to the Adam Smith Society website (the “Site”), owned and operated by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. (“Manhattan Institute,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). The Site is designed to serve as an online magazine resource for parties interested in the Adam Smith Society and the Manhattan Institute.
Information We Collect
Both information you provide and information collected automatically can be used in marketing communications. You can ask us to stop sending you marketing communications at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
Information You Provide.
We collect personal information that is provided to us by our members, event attendees, donors, Service users and others, which may include:
- Contact information, including name, alias, email address, telephone or mobile phone number, or address.
- Sign-in information, including email and password, account name, account number.
- Membership information and survey responses, including your interests, preferences, demographic information, feedback, educational or professional information, employment, employment history, marital status, date of birth, age, national origin, sex, medical condition, military/veteran status.
- Commercial information, including records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
- Geolocation data.
- Transaction and billing data, including bank account and payment card details, (credit card number, expiration date, and credit card security code, where needed to complete a transaction), billing address, delivery address, signature, and transaction history.
- Correspondence you send to us, including but not limited to contact information, photographs, and videos.
- Event information, such as the contact data you provide when you register for an event, and a record of your participation in our events as an attendee, presenter or a member of the press.
- Candidate information, such as employment history, qualifications, academic qualifications and education records, and any other information that you provide to us when applying for a role, for example in your curriculum vitae, a covering letter, on an application form or during an interview, or that we have received from a recruitment agency or background check provider.
Information Collected Automatically
We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services, including:
- Your browser type and operating system;
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
- Sites you visited before and after visiting the Services;
- Pages you view and links you click on within the Services;
- Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies;
- Information about your interactions with e-mail messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded; and
- Standard server log information.
We also may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to collect information through the Services. For example, our third-party service providers may use these technologies to collect information that helps us with traffic measurement, research, analytics, and/or advertising.
How We Use Personal Information
We will process your personal information for the following purposes as is necessary for the performance of our obligations under a contract with you, or to answer questions or take steps at your request prior to entering a contract:
to answer your questions, provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services, when you choose to do so;
to manage accounts, membership or donations;
to administer registration, payments and your attendance to our events;
to manage our relationship with you; and
We will process your personal information for the following purposes as is necessary for certain legitimate interests, or pursuant to your consent to the extent required by applicable law (such consent can be withdrawn at any time):
to administer our Services, including troubleshooting, data analytics, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
to make suggestions and recommendations to you about things that are similar to those that you have enquired about or may otherwise be of interest to you;
to send promotional materials from us or by our affiliates and trusted business partners;
to tailor the Services to you and for internal purposes such as analytics to improve the Services;
to improve our Services and to ensure that content is presented in the most relevant and effective manner for you and for your device;
to keep our Services, business and users safe and secure;
to comply with applicable laws and regulations; and
to protect or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
If you apply to work for Manhattan Institute, we will use your personal information in the following ways as necessary in our legitimate interests, and to decide whether to enter into a contract with you:
to assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role you have applied for;
to carry out background and reference checks, where applicable;
to communicate with you about the recruitment process;
to keep records related to our hiring processes; and
to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
Except as described below (see “Information We Share”), we do not share your personal information with any third parties except (1) if we determine that an applicable law, regulation or legal process requires it; (2) in response to a request from law enforcement personnel; or (3) if we determine that we need to share such information with others to protect the Services and/or to protect or enforce our rights.
Information We Share
Personal Information. We may share your personal information with our corporate parents, subsidiaries, or other affiliated entities, as well as with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as hosting the Services, managing our databases, or performing analysis). In addition, if we sell all or part of the Manhattan Institute, or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information — including personal information — to one or more third parties as part of that transaction. In addition we may share your personal information (1) if we determine that an applicable law, regulation or legal process requires it; (2) in response to a request from law enforcement personnel; or (3) if we determine that we need to share such information with others to protect the Services and/or to protect or enforce our rights.
Aggregated Information. We do not link our cookies or your IP address to any of your personal information. We may aggregate this information, and/or other information that does not describe or identify individual users, with that of other users and analyze it to improve the Services. We may share aggregated information with potential partners, advertisers, investors, content providers and customers in connection with the promotion of our services. However, this aggregated information does not include personal information.
Sharing on Social Networks. We have worked with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and others, to share information about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
Manhattan Institute and its brands utilize social media channels as an open communication platform through which users can learn more about our work, our scholars, our values and our ideas. Social media is a vital part of promoting the Institute’s research and engaging with other researchers, journalists, and policymakers. Our goal is to provide content that is valuable, relevant, and timely.
Please note: external blogs, newsletters, social media posts, etc. that do not fall within an MI scholar’s issue portfolio are independent products and are therefore not connected with or affiliated with the Manhattan Institute.
External outlets, when mentioning or alluding to work produced by the Manhattan Institute, should tag, cite, or reference the original source. External outlets may be asked to edit or change content that falsely or inaccurately depicts scholarly thoughts or work posted in this space.
How Long We Retain Personal Information
We will store your personal information, in a form that permits us to identify you, for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the personal information is processed. We store your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights, or if it is not technically and reasonably feasible to remove it. Otherwise, we will seek to delete your personal information within a reasonable timeframe upon request.
No Absolute Safeguards. Although we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your information, transmissions on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Accordingly, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of your information (personally identifiable or otherwise) due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Children. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13.
Third Parties. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties that have websites linked to the Services. For instance, we may provide tools allowing you to share articles on the Services, or to support Manhattan Institute financially, through services such as Facebook or Twitter. If you click on a link or use such tools, the privacy policies of the website that you link to will govern the use of your information by that website’s operator. We assume no responsibility or liability for the actions of third parties with respect to their use of your information. Accordingly, make sure you are aware of, and comfortable with, the privacy policies of any third-party websites you link to.
Correct/Update Personal Information. If you would like to review, update, change, or delete information that we have collected from you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017.