Knox Makers™ - Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy documents both the kinds of information Knox Makers collects and how we use it. These guidelines apply to this, our public-facing website, as well as other, private data systems used and maintained by the organization. If you have questions about our Privacy Policy not addressed here, please contact the Knox Makers Board of Directors.

Knox Makers' Commitment to Privacy
Respect for privacy is a core value of Knox Makers, and manifests in several ways.

• We collect as little personal information as possible while running Knox Makers effectively.
• We never sell or share your personal information with anyone.
• We avoid reliance on third-party services.
• We keep official communications to a minimum.
• We never use your contact information for promotional purposes.
• We redact the last octet of logged internet protocol (IP) addresses.

Personal Information We Collect
When you apply for membership at Knox Makers, buy a ticket to one of our workshops, or send us a message, we ask you for personal information, potentially including

• name
• address
• phone number
• email address
• photograph

When you are physically present at the Knox Makers workshop, your image may be captured and stored by our security systems.

When you attend a Knox Makers event, your image may be captured in a photograph taken for promotional purposes.  You may choose to avoid photographers if you wish.

When you participate in our Tuesday night “Show and Share” event, your image and voice are livestreamed to the internet.

How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information for limited and specific purposes, such as

• to facilitate your membership application
• to provide an update about a workshop you've signed up for
• to respond to a query you've sent us
• to help us recognize new members at the workshop

Images captured by our security system, potentially including your own, may be reviewed by the Knox Makers Board of Directors and used to aid investigation of

• crimes
• accidents
• significant violations of Knox Makers rules, policies, and values

Third-Party Services
Knox Makers avoids technology implementations that compromise privacy silently through transparent use of third-party services. We do visibly use several third-party services, however, and you should be aware of their privacy implications.

We promote our events on popular third-party web platforms so as to reach a larger audience. Full participation in Knox Makers will never require that such platforms be utilized.

Our online payment processing is handled by PayPal, who has its own privacy policy to which you'll be subject should you make use of it.

Member invoices are generated by Intuit QuickBooks. Should you choose to submit payment through their service, you'll be subject to their privacy policy.

Children’s Information
Knox Makers does not offer any services targeted towards or designed to appeal to children. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that your child may have provided personal information to us via our website, please contact us immediately. We will promptly destroy any such information.

Data Security
Our data systems and operating procedures are designed to safeguard the information we collect. These systems and procedures are revised and updated as necessary to track with best practice and industry standards.

Consent
Through your use of our website, presence in the Knox Makers workshop, and/or Knox Makers membership, you acknowledge and consent to our Privacy Policy.

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