Here at Altum we know how much you value privacy, and we realize that you care about what happens to the information you provide to us through our website and in other ways, such as email or telephone (our “Systems”). We have provided highlights below regarding how we collect, use, and share your information. Click here to see our full Privacy Statement.
Altum also complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. Read more about how Altum complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework here.
What Information Does Altum Collect?
We collect the following types of information:
How Does Altum Use My Information?
We use your information for the following purposes:
How Does Altum Share My Information?
We may share aggregated data, which does not identify you directly, with third parties for any purpose, including marketing. However, we will only share your personal data that specifically identifies you as follows:
We will not sell your personal data to third parties for the third parties’ own purposes, including for their own marketing purposes.
Altum, Inc. (“Altum,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects your concerns about privacy and values the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Statement describes the types of information we collect about and from individuals who visit our website or otherwise communicate with us (collectively, “you”). This Privacy Statement also describes how we use the information, with whom we share it, the choices available to you regarding our use of the information, and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
This Privacy Statement applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of information from and about you by Altum based on your interactions with us through our website (www.altum.com), in connection with our grant management products, such asproposalCENTRAL, Philantrack, and Easygrants, through telephone, email, events and other sources, and from third parties (collectively, our “Systems”).
This Privacy Statement does not apply to third party websites that may be accessible through hyperlinks on our Systems, which have their own privacy statements. Linking to a third party site does not mean that we endorse the site, any products or services described on the site, or any other material contained in that site. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the sites’ content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites. Please review the privacy statement on those other websites to see how they handle your information.
We may update or modify this Privacy Statement from time to time at our sole discretion, and we will note the date of last update on the top of this page. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed, as your continued use of our Systems following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to such changes.
We may obtain information about you from various sources. We may collect this information when you provide it directly through our website, telephone or email communications, or at one of our events. We may also collect information about you from third parties, such as grant funders. When you use our Systems, we may also collect certain information about your device or usage by automated means or by using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons.
Information that You or Others Provide
You may choose to provide information to us in a number of ways, such as when you register on our Systems to apply for or administer a grant, when you contact us, or when you otherwise interact on or utilize our Systems. The types of information you may provide to us include:
Please note that Altum’s grants management products accommodate a wide range of grant application, review and award management processes that enable grant makers to receive their applications online, conduct their review process electronically and manage awarded projects and communications with applicants, grantees and reviewers more efficiently. As part of these services, Altum permits the creation of “profiles” for grant applicants, grant reviewers, and others. Such profiles may be created by you directly or by third parties (such as grant funders). You can always change or enrich the content of any profile about you that is stored by Altum, but we do not control how third parties that you choose to provide profile information to (such as grant funders) use, disclose, or modify that information.
If you provide us with information regarding another individual, we will assume that you have that person’s consent to give us his or her information. In addition, we may collect information about you that is provided to us by other users of our Systems and other third parties, such as web analytics providers.
Information Collected Automatically
When you visit our Systems or our online advertisements, utilize our services, open an email that we send you, or interact with the communication features on our Systems, we may collect information about your usage or device by automated means or by using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons. Some of the technologies we use to collect information automatically include the following:
These technologies may permit collection of information such as demographic data, browser type, MAC address and other device information, operating system type and settings, domain, the address of the web page that linked you to our website, IP address, pages visited, whether you have visited us before or are new to the website, activities conducted on the page (such as search queries), and the day and time of your visit.
At this time, we do not honor “do not track” signals from website browsers. However, you may refuse or delete cookies. If you do so, some of the functionality of our website may be impaired. Additionally, you may still be identifiable and your usage may still be trackable by other means. Please refer to your browser “Help” instructions to learn more about how to manage cookies and the use of similar technologies.
We use your information for the following purposes:
We may share aggregated data about you that does not identify you directly with third parties for any purpose, including marketing. However, we will only share your personal information that specifically identifies you as follows:
Altum will take reasonable precautions to protect your information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Please be aware, however, that any email or other transmission you send through the Internet cannot be completely protected against unauthorized interception.
Altum does not intentionally collect information from children under 13 years of age, and children under age 13 should not submit any information to us. If we become aware that a child has provided us with information without parental consent, or a parent or guardian of a child contacts us through the contact information provided below, we will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our databases.
By using the website or providing Personal Data to Altum, your Personal Data may be transferred to the United States where Altum is headquartered. If you are not a resident of the United States, your country’s laws governing data collection and use may differ from those in the United States. For example, the data protection laws of the United States have not been found by the European Commission to provide the same level of protection as EU data protection law. Some of the third parties with whom we share your Personal Data are also located in third countries that do not provide the same level of protection to your Personal Data. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive further information or, where available, a copy of the relevant data transfer mechanism.
Altum complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Data (as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) transferred from the European Union to the United States. Altum has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. Our Privacy Shield certification applies to all U.S. entities and subsidiaries covered in our Privacy Shield certification record, accessible here. Altum and its controlled U.S. subsidiaries subject to the Privacy Shield Principles hold, process or transfer all Personal Data received from the EU in reliance on the Privacy Shield. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/. Altum is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
If you are in the EU, you have the right to access the Personal Data about you that we possess as a Controller within the meaning of the GDPR, and you may direct us to correct, amend or delete that information where it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles, as appropriate, in accordance with the Access Principle. Altum may limit or deny access consistent with the Privacy Shield Principles. In cases where we are acting as a Processor within the meaning of GDPR, we will assist our customers in responding o the Access Principle.
You also have the choice as to whether your EU Personal Data is to be disclosed to a third party ("opt-out") other than to agents, who are acting under our instructions pursuant to contract. We also offer those individuals whose Personal Data is transferred to the US under the Privacy Shield Principles the opportunity to opt-out if we provide notice that we intend to use your EU Personal Data for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or authorized by you. You may opt-out by sending an email to: email@example.com. If opting-out, please provide, at a minimum, your name and identify the uses or disclosures of EU Personal Data by Altum from which you are choosing to opt-out. With regard to Sensitive Data (i.e., personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of the individual), when we act as a Controller, we will obtain affirmative express consent (opt-in) if Sensitive Data is to be disclosed to a third party or is to be used for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you through the exercise of opt-in choice, unless the EU Personal Data in question is subject to an exception contained in the Sensitive Data Supplemental Principle. In cases where we are acting as a Processor, we will assist our Customer in complying with the Choice Principle.
When we receive written complaints submitted as instructed above, we will follow up with the person who made the claim. If you have a complaint or concern, please contact us and we will attempt to resolve it. If we are unable to do so, we have committed to cooperate with the panel established by the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) to address unresolved Privacy Shield disputes, and comply with the advice given by the panel with regard to data transferred from the EU. The website for submitting complaints which have not been resolved directly by Altum can be found here. In certain circumstances, individuals covered by the Privacy Shield may seek binding arbitration for limited types of claims. For additional information about the Privacy Shield arbitration process, please visit the Privacy Shield website at Privacy Shield Arbitration.
If a third-party service provider providing services to Altum processes Personal Data from the EU that is subject to the Privacy Shield in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, Altum will be liable unless we can prove we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damages.
We want to communicate with you about our products and services and make content available to you, but only in the ways that you agree to hear from us. You may “opt-out,” or unsubscribe from our newsletters, special offers or discounts, or other marketing communications by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email or other communication you receive from us. After doing so, you will not receive future promotional emails unless you open a new account, enter a contest, or sign up to receive newsletters or emails. You may also continue to receive non-marketing communications about your account or purchases that you have made. Please allow up to 2 weeks to process your request.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide the products and services described in this Privacy Statement, as required by law, and for our internal business purposes. If you would like for us to delete your data, you may contact us using the information below, and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
Altum is committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any queries, complaints, or disputes about privacy. If you have submitted information to Altum and you would like to have it deleted from our databases or corrected, or if you have any other questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at:
Global Data Protection Officer
1801 Robert Fulton Dr., Suite 450
Reston, VA 20191
or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Date: 2/11/2020